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
Emma C.
8 reviews
I really liked it up until somebody told me that these products are terrible for your skin. I loved the smell and it seemed to scrub well and not too softly (which tends to happen with most scrubs).
Catherine R.
Provo, UT
81 reviews
Product is okay for the money . It's just super harsh on my sensitive skin but good for when I do need to exfoliate. This product definitely is not meant for everyday use due to the fact you can hurt your skin by over exfoliating .
Syeda G.
Reisterstown, MD
34 reviews
I really love this acne scrub it smells good and it deeply cleanses pores and helps stop breakouts for a good, soothing skin. I’m currently using this scrub and I just love it. I would definitely recommend this product to you guys.
Aaliyah J.
Las Vegas
14 reviews
My favorite face wash! My face always feels so clean after I use this and it gets the dry skin off my face. It smells so good and a little goes a long ways. I love this product and I love this brand
alyssa d.
8 reviews
great. my skin cleared up While I was using the product. left my skin feeling renewed. the packaging is nice . the price is great for the quality of the product. very easy to get . I bought it at my local target. I would definitely buy again. Great for everyday use> 
Shaela D.
Kiahsville, WV
66 reviews
It baffles me how many still use this scrub, although it is SO abrasive to your skin. There are also people that use it every day when you are supposed to physically exfoliate 1-2 times a week.

It completely ruined my skin 3 years ago. I got a bacterial infection because I used it. From perfect skin to constant folliculitus and break outs. I'm still suffering from pustules and constantly inflamed skin. The apricot scrub has tiny, jagged, uneven pieces of walnut in it that causes micro tears in the skin, which can lead to infections. It is also HORRIBLE for those with nut allergies, especially if they don't know! This may work miracle within a day or two and keep some people's skin clear, but think about long term. This crap is not worth it.
Fei-Fei K.
Saint Louis , MO
231 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Another product I've used since I was a young girl and is probably the reason why I've had minimal acne since I was a kid. To this day I still use it and love it every bit as much as I used to. Highly recommended!
Karissa G.
Fresno, CA
30 reviews
When I first started getting into skin care this was one of the first products I picked up and I still use it till this day. This is great for exfoliating and for blackheads. It makes my face super smooth and it smells really good!
Melissa P.
Whitmore Lake, MI
147 reviews
Love this facial scrub. I keep in the shower and use daily. Not harsh enough to irritate skin but cleanses and removes dead skin perfectly. The price point is great. Amazing product for bang and budget.
Kaitlyn V.
Marlinton, WV
45 reviews
Makes my skin feel clean. Removes any excess makeup and dirt that my makeup remover wipes doesn’t get off. Keeps my breakouts minimal, and my skin feeling both smoother and cleaner. Haven’t found anything that works better than this product.
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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