St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
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  • 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
Britney H.
Scottsboro, AL
244 reviews
This scrub is great for people with really large pores who need a deep deep scrub. It smells great and it really gets into the skin. The price is really fare and you can find it anywhere like Walmart and cvs
L L.
14 reviews
This scrub does a great job exfoliating my skin. I've been using it for years now, I even have some family members using it as well St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub
jacqueline c.
28 reviews
love this scrub, I use it every time I shower it’s so refreshing and really does clean my skin isn’t sensitive at all so I feel like even though this is a little rough it really gets the job done
alyssa s.
1 review
I must say this is by far the best acne/pore minimizer I have used so far, for me being a 15 year old that constantly breaks out with acne, always has blackheads or whiteheads, and always has textured skin this stuff has done wonders and I've only used it for 5 days so far. I've tried so many drugstore products before some have given alright results some did worse things to my skin, but I have seen this at Walmart for under $5 so I was skeptical but I looked it up and it had good reviews, so I used it loved it the first day and got excited and it's now day 5, my checks which are full of deep blackheads and acne is shockingly getting better already! My skin feels less textured expecially my forhead and cheeks, my skin over all feels smoother, and my fave just looks brighter and much better, I did have two pimples coming out on day 2 of using this so I got worries it was causing me to break out but by day 4 they didn't even fully come out they were just gone! And I haven't really had a breakout yet which I'm not used to having an almost clear face so I'm very excited! I have oily, acne prone, blackhead filled skin and I'm loving what this product is doing for me. My skin has slightly dried out around my mouth area but nowhere else. I'm just glad to see my skin finally clearing up and feeling smooth!
Sarah C.
East Lansing, MI
9 reviews
Right as I entered college, my face began to break out even more than usual. It wasn't just a pimple here and there, but it was all over my cheeks, my forehead, and my chin. I'm not going to lie, I don't use this product for both morning and night. I mostly use this scrub at night to get rid of the dirt I have acquired during the day. I recommend this product to people who have combination skin. Even though most reviews have said that it is harsh on your skin, I believe that gently rubbing it would produce a better result. Just a reminder, it is a scrub so don't harshly rub it into your face or else it can cause tears and sensitivity to your skin. I definitely recommend applying moisturizer after you use this product though. However, after switching to this product, it has made my skin clear again and it has made it a lot softer. Sure it doesn't prevent blemishes from popping up every now and then, but it does provide a fresh and clean feeling after it and it does help reduce the amount of blemishes I get.
Tazmin B.
Ozone Park
4 reviews
This is a holy grail for me. I’ve been using it for quite some time and it works great for my skin. It’s become a staple piece in my routine. I use it two or three times a week. I highly recommend to others.
Ashley L.
Helena, AL
36 reviews
I don't like to be too harsh on products, but when it comes to skin, especially your face, I feel it's important to be very direct. Most people will buy this product for the hopes of clearing their skin- obviously, and what I found is that this product is extremely harsh. My husband and I have two totally different skin types and we both found that it was very irritating leaving our skin red, and spotted. I noticed some breakouts (not the kind that come with a deep cleansing) that were up under the skin and hard to clear up leaving behind faint scars. For someone who has had a past with acne and worked very hard to keep it cleared up, this was not pleasing. I am a big fan of St. Ives and overall enjoy their products, this was just not one of them and that's to be expected with any company.
Jenna T.
La Crosse, WI
37 reviews
Love this scrub. I use it in the shower for a nice facial cleanse. I have been using this for years, and it always leaves my face feeing fresh. It is not very pricey, I bought it at Walmart for less than $5.
Isis V.
Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews
When it comes to facial cleansers, my go to is St. Ives. It’s worked the best on my face and not only does it make it soft and matte, but it smells nice as well. Such a refresher; especially in the mornings!
Blanca C.
Modesto , CA
13 reviews
I cannot stress this enough. I have recommended this product to anyone who want soft beautiful looking skin. The first time I ever used this I could feel the difference in my skin! This product is amazing.
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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