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
Caitlyn B.
Dublin, GA
90 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
My sister was using this and recommended it to me. I wasn't too sure about it, and I have my own face cleansing routine and products, but I decided to give it a shot. I am so glad I did.

This scrub has nice large scrubbing beads in it that get all the dry skin off to give you a fresh feeling. It smells AMAZING as well. The bottle is easy to squeeze and not very slippery in my hand.

I have overly oily skin, but the cleanser takes care of all that. My face feels just as clean as it did when I washed it! I highly recommend this for teens. It isn't too expensive either.
jeni S.
North las vegas, NV
79 reviews
Amazing for blemish control. I have been using this since I was a teen and it cleared up my acne I would recommend it for everyone I buy it at my local Walmart. The price is great and can't be beat. 5 stars and two thumbs up!
Chandler M.
12 reviews
I use this twice a week as a scrub and it is amazing. I used to get flakes of skin coming off when I wore make up and this has since fixed it. My skin feels so soft after I use this. The smell is great and I love the texture.
Cindy V.
Trenton, MI
8 reviews
I like this scrub! It feels fresh and exfoliates well. Leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. I would recommend it! It's a good drug store find that is inexpensive. I trust the St. Ives brand.
Mattea L.
Loveland, CO
6 reviews
I would say this moisturizer is pretty average. It didn't cause acne, but it didn't necessarily clear my face either. It doesn't sting my face when applying, so that's a plus! But I've had some better luck with other brands.
Micayla D.
4 reviews
I received this product through my Campus Voxbox and honestly it has exceeded above and beyond my expectations.

My favorite thing about this scrub is how gentle it is on your skin despite its exfoliants. I've used multiple other exfoliating facial scrubs with microbeads in the past and have always faced irritation as a result from them. Aside from the exfoliating factor the scrub also leaves your face smooth and refreshed; I've noticed that my face isn't quite as dry-skinned afterwards as compared to the product I was using beforehand.

Lastly, from what I can tell the scrub does a great job at clearing minor acne spots. I was unlucky (or lucky in this case to be able to see if it worked!) enough to have a bad breakout on my forehead when this product arrived in my box. Within two days of using the product my blemishes had just about vanished.

Overall I'd highly recommend!
Brianna W.
New York , NY
83 reviews
This is such a great exfoliating scrub! Super affordable and I love the smell of it. You can find it almost anywhere like Target and they have different exfoliants for different skin types. Definitely will keep repurchasing!
Rachael H.
Noblesville, IN
170 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I wish it had a stronger scent but it is so good so I'm trying not to complain lol. I buy this at just about any store for cheap. It buffs off dead skin and helps with my makeup looking better
Alana H.
Tulsa, OK
15 reviews
I would sing the praises of this face scrub forever. The little beads in it don't hurt your face as you work the product into your skin. It smells AMAZING and leaves your skin soft and glowing
Sarah D.
119 reviews
I use this three times a week and notice a HUGE difference in my skin and even how my make up applies! I love the smell and how gentle it is on my skin. I have used this brand and product since I was 12 and am still a user 8 years later!
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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