St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star3%


Bye-bye, blemishes! We added salicylic acid to our signature apricot face scrub to help reduce breakouts and prevent acne. Crushed walnut shell powder leaves pores fresher than fresh for beautifully glowing skin.

Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (2.0%)
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Glycol Stearate SE, Glycerin, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Meal, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Cetyl Acetate, Ceteareth-20, Carbomer, Polysorbate 60, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Phenethyl Alcohol, Methylisothiazolinone, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).


1. Squeeze a dime sized amount of Acne Control Apricot Face Scrub onto your fingertips and massage onto damp skin.

2. Spread in small circular motions, applying gentle pressure to wake your skin’s natural circulation.

3. Work all over, right up to your hairline and onto the sides of your nose.

4. When you’re done, rinse and pat dry with a clean towel.

5. Use 3 to 4 times a week (depending on skin) for best results.

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  • "My skin is kind of sensitive and I've been using St.Ives for a while. I have never had any breakouts from this scrub. My skin is always sooth after using the scrub." in 2021 reviews
  • "I know this scrub is the real deal because I got my fiancee, who has never used a face wash other than a bar of soap before, to use this stuff religiously everyday in the shower." in 561 reviews
  • "I love this scrub,I use it for my face and sometimes my legs too.the microbeads help removing old dead skin and give you a fresh feeling" in 533 reviews
  • "works great smells great and the texture its self is amazing works well to control my break outs use this in my daily routine " in 370 reviews
  • "I don't use it every day because it tends to dry out my skin if I do, but I can definitely tell it helps to clear up my skin when I do use it!" in 265 reviews
Autumn T.
27 reviews
I’ve been using this product since I was 12! Very simple and easy to buy. It isn’t too harsh on your skin & it smells good! The packaging is sleek and nice which is something I like. I use this in the shower after I wash my face. 
Cecy S.
Hawaiian Gdns, CA
61 reviews
I like to thank this product as one of the biggest contributors to my skin!
I use it three times a week to help fight any acne and black heads.
It's a big part of my skin care and I wouldn't leave it for any other product.

Must buy and try!
Emily C.
11 reviews
I've always been a fan of St. Ives facial cleansing products, however I just learned of all the harsh toxins included in this product. That fact makes me nervous and has me looking for a new, cleaner, and safer product for my skin. Overall, the product is great - but I'm not interested in putting harsh toxins and chemicals on my skin. 
Cassie A.
16 reviews
This is my favorite st. Ives product that I have tried. It is gentle on my skin and leaves my face feeling clean and fresh after I lather and rinse it off. I will definitely continue buying this face wash.
Gabriella M.
Bronx, NY
34 reviews
This stuff used to be my go to. However, ice time I felt like it was actually making me break out instead of helping me with my breakouts. It's a good price and it used to work but I guess overtime my face needed something different.
Angela S.
Ashland, KY
242 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I love this product! After using this my face always feels so refreshed, clean and free of dry skin flakes and other junk on my skin. My routine usually consists of removing my eye makeup with a specialized remover, then a regular blemish fighting foaming cleanser and after rinsing that off I will use this as the final step( but i only use the scrub a couple times a week or it could be too harsh) and I have found that the best way to rinse it off is under the shower because you actually rinse it all off so none is in your hair or gets in your eyes, although I do use it at the sink too sometimes. This makes my skin feel better than my fancy electric face brush, and to me, seems to benefit me more. It makes my skin feel really good, especially around my nose area which seems to be dry and oily at the same time somehow- I've even got my boyfriend using this stuff when I do special face washing sessions for him sometimes. Definitely try this, I think you will like it!
Genessa G.
42 reviews
The scent of the product is very nice and the exfoliating beads are not harsh on the skin. It is a good value and inexpensive. I have used the product on many occasions. There is some room for improvement.
Ruth H.
Winston Salem , NC
47 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I've been using this scrub for years! It is very affordable and it does the job. It is not to gentle but not to harsh, it is the perfect in between. I would suggest to use it only a couple of days a week.
Cindy H.
Warrior, AL
24 reviews
I really love this scrub!  I have always had trouble with blackheads and this really helps get rid of them.  It also reduces my pores so basically it does exactly what it says it will do.  I would definitely recommend it!!
Ashley P.
154 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This product is just a basic scrub to me. Nothing to special. It does make my skin feel nice and smooth after. I think it’s an okay drugstore option if you just want to get rid of dead skin. Not sure about prevent blemishes or minimizing pores.
Tiffany C.
Palmdale, CA
61 reviews
Do people use this on areas other than their faces?
Adrienna V.
Tulsa, OK
4 reviews
How good does this product work? and does it stink ?
Misato S.
38 reviews
Can it be used on sensitive skin?
Tamanna H.
Ashburn, VA
117 reviews
Is this ok for sensitive skin/acne prone skin?
lizeth c.
San jose, CA
106 reviews
I know it's a scrub and it smells good but does the little particles hurt your skin?

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