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.

see more...

Top Questions See all 6,733 Q&A

  • Do people use this on areas other than their faces?160 Answers
  • Can it be used on sensitive skin? 109 Answers
  • St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub I just started usi...9 Answers
St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub
St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub
Reviews (26,773)
Q&A (675)
Media (427)
  • "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
Nicole M.
36 reviews
Nice and refreshing. Takes off all the dead skin on your face. Smells just like an Apricot. I have sensitive skin and this did not irritate me at all. I have purchased about 10 bottles now. I always have this in my shower and will continue to repurchase. 
Amber L.
179 reviews
I call this old trusty... This has been around for YEARS! This helps with removing dead skin and helps with just cleaning those pores out. I also use this on my feet to help remove dead skin and to keep them smooth!
Paige H.
30 reviews
This is one of my favorite face washes. Leaves my skin feeling great, and does not leave it feeling dry. Great product and I would definitely recommend it to a friend. You can purchase it at Kroger or any drug store.
Keily G.
Moreno Valley, CA
5 reviews
Where do I even begin to describe how AMAZING this face wash is?! I have combination to oily skin so therefor my skin has a lot of breakouts, acne spots, blemishes, && BLACKHEADS! ST.Ives seriously leaves your face feeling super smooth !! It has little beads so it really helps you exfoliate your skin && remove all the dead skin off your face as well as blackheads. It also does help with my blemishes, I did notice a few acne scars become less noticeable. If you're hesitant about trying this product please don't be! Give it a try && see how it works for you! Everyone's skin is different therefor results may vary but you cannot expect results over night you need to be persistent && I know you will see the results for yourself!
Brianna W.
Clarksburg, WV
60 reviews
I’ve used this facial wash/scrub since I was a teenager. I don’t think I’ll ever stop purchasing it. It gives me just the right amount of scrub I need after working out or wearing makeup all day. I love this product.
Natalie A.
12 reviews
clears up skin very quickly this is a miracle working cleanser because it doubles as an exfoliant and makes your skin so soft. recommend to people who have dry acne prone skin. very expensive, for such a good product
Lianne H.
Newport News, VA
23 reviews
I used this stuff in high school and loved how it made my face feel squeaky clean, but since I've started seeing dermatologists and aestheticians for my skincare needs, I've gotten nothing but recommendations against it. They've all told me the apricot kernel bits are too sharp and abrasive to use on skin, and that harsh abrasives like that can cause micro-tears in your skin. Since then, I've only used it for my back and shoulders and very gently. The skin on your body is much less delicate than on your face, so it should be safer to use in that capacity.

I DO love that it's not tested on animals though! Thank you, St. Ives, for that!
priya p.
Chino Hills, CA
50 reviews
LOVE THIS STUFF! I use it on my face and body and this has got to be the best exfoliate i've ever used. You do have to use moisturizer after, since it dries out the area but still so worth it.
Shannon I.
15 reviews
I love love love This! My boyfriend and I both use it because it makes my skin feel fresh after taking my makeup off and he likes it because of working j. Construction feeling fresh and clean after sweating all day!
DeJah L.
Philadelphia, PA
29 reviews
This is another great St Ives scrub. This scrub can be a bit rough though. I personally use this when I feel my skin is extremely dirty and clogged. Other than that this is a little harsh but I still love it so much.
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?

Sign up to join our community!

Influenster Cashback
We recorded your visit.
St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

Walmart was opened in another window. If you made a purchase Cash Back will be automatically added to your Ebates account tomorrow.

Please confirm your email.
If you have an existing Ebates account, make sure to enter your Ebates email

6 characters minimum. Password must consist of letters, at least 1 number and 1 special character.