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
Rocio P.
95 reviews
I've used this product for years I usually use it in the shower I love the exfoliating feel gentle but also very purifying for my pores and have noticed blemish control
Jaylene G.
S Ozone Park, NY
114 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Love love love how this exfoliates my skin and takes that all dryness away I use this morning and night and is made my skin better it's very effective for acne prone skin I would most definitely buy again
Kayla N.
35 reviews
Works well but has a smell that doesn’t appeal to me. Some time the smell stays on your skin and you have to wash a couple times to remove. Bought at Walmart. Defiantly room for improvement.
Chloe W.
Newport News
11 reviews
love this product!! it doesn't work any miracles, but it keeps my skin under control. it's not too harsh for my skin, and i love how it's made of natural ingredients.
Brandy C.
Wickliffe, OH
28 reviews
I've been using this apricot scrub for literally as long as I can remember. The grit in the scrub isn't so abrasive that it rubs away skin (as long as you scrub gently, as with any facial scrub) but it still sloughs away dead, rough skin and leaves my face with a nice rosy glow. I do notice that my skin tends to feel dry after using this product but it has never been a major issue as I just apply moisturizer immediately after. I have always been acne prone but this scrub really helps to keep breakouts at bay. One thing I've noticed is that this used to have a much more fruity apricot scent years ago which I used to love. The scent of this isn't unpleasant, it's just not as yummy-smelling as I remember.
Melina S.
Astoria, NY
74 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This stuff is great!! I've used this almost everyday for the past 4 or 5 years. It's a great facial scrub and always leaves my face feeling smooth and refreshed. It's definitely a good value and not expensive at all. It lasts a good 2-3 months, maybe even 4-5. 
Kash T.
Orlando, FL
22 reviews
I use this to scrub my face after cleaning it everyday. I use it twice a day (morning/night) and it has really been clearing my skin up. I mainly only use it in my affected areas though.
Clam C.
Flushing, NY
250 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
This is a great scrub, its been around for years and its pretty iconic. It smells lovely, works well, and can be found in many drugstores. It's a well priced, convenient good staple to have.
Robyn G.
Chicago, IL
3 reviews
When I first started reading about the dangers of paraben fillers in lotions, shampoos, and face washes...I was surprised to see that St. Ives has always been paraben-free. They don't advertise it or scream it out loud in their advertisements or put it in big, bold letters on their packaging...because they have always offered a safe, natural, eco-friendly product.

For me...this creates trust and loyalty. They value their consumers and only use ingredients that are healthy and safe. As a company, I give St. Ives a big A+.

This specific face wash also leaves a fresh and clean feeling. I have sensitive skin, and it's never irritated me but also does exfoliate, leaving a smooth feeling on the skin.
ashley m.
Gaithersburg, MD
132 reviews
Tough on dirt and pores but gentle on sensitive skin. Love the exfoliating beads. Smells amazing, like apricots. Super affordable and easy to find in any local store!
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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