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
Anna E.
Springville, TN
28 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This is the only cleanser I have used for several years now! Leaves my face feeling clean. I used to struggle with severe breakouts and multiple blackheads patches in my t zone. Now I may get 1 pimple a year, and the blackheads are virtually non existent 
Nora G.
Valhalla, NY
529 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I love this scrub but I find it to be very harsh on the skin. I am not sure whether it is worth using this. I have asked numerous dermatologists and they have all advised me not to use it because it is extremely harsh on the skin. 
Megan B.
32 reviews
This was just okay. It did have a nice gritty texture that made my skin feel like it was getting a deep clean, but the scent was very overpowering. Plus, when I tried to rinse this off, it clogged my drain! I think there are plenty of better options for face scrubs at the drugstore, would not recommend. 
Rosanna W.
Davenport , FL
175 reviews
I use this face scrub once a week to help get rid of dead skin and keep my pores clean an it does a great job at that. The cost is great as well very much affordable. I love how it feels going on my skin and it meets my needs in a facial scrub. I would improve on how you get the product out of the packaging.
I have been using this product for a couple years now and I love it! It's great for exfoliating and removing dead skin. It leaves my face feeling really soft and clean. You can find this scrub at just about any drug store or department store. This is a great product and I definitely will continue to use it!
Amanda B.
22 reviews
My favorite face wash to use I have tried other face washes but this is by far the best one it gets into all the deep spots and helps you to get everything off your face.
Abby S.
Peoria, AZ
94 reviews
This is the best drugstore exfoliator in my opinion! I love the grit and intensity of this product. You can use more or less depending on how harsh you want/need it to be. I also appreciate that all of the exfoliants are natural and won't cause damage to the environment (unlike microbeads). I use this for acne and oily skin and it really helps with my breakouts. 
Hannah C.
Trafford, PA
473 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This stuff is gold!! It really helps take away the dead skin but be sure not to scrub too hard because it will make your skin read.  There is no other product like this out there.  It truly is the best scrub on the line and at that is it super cheap too which is an odd combo.  Give this a try if you are looking to scrub away dead skin or particles that cause acne. 
Nelli C.
Lockeford, CA
287 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Amazing Product!!!I really like this face scrub, It's supper affordable and accessible, you can get it from any drugstore. It smells nice and it does a really good job of exfoliating and getting rid of dead skin. My skin feels really nice and smooth after I use this and it's super nice for making makeup go on smoothly. I highly recommend this product. 
Catherine R.
West Liberty , KY
120 reviews
This has become make new favorite facial scrub! Got from the dollar store for just $4! The feel of it on my skin feels like it is getting it clean! Definitely recommend!!
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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