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
Cassandra E.
Moab, UT
13 reviews
If you're looking for a great exfoliant that's gentle but also gets the job done I'd go with this. And it's not super expensive so it's a win win. You get great skin and you save money!
Caitlin S.
Galveston, TX
13 reviews
I've been using this facial scrub for years. It's very effective, but also a more harsh scrub (for lack of a better word) so I use maybe once a week. Love it to clear my face of dead skin. My face feels so fresh after using it.
Jay L.
87 reviews
Love. Love. Love this product it couldn’t be better I used to have really horrible acne and this really helped when I started using it. And it feels amazing during the routine. Soothing.
Krista M.
16 reviews
When I'm not using my prescription facial cleanser I really like St. Ives. The blemish control apricot has always been my favorite. I like the way it smells. Does it control my acne? Hard to tell. I don't use it often enough to say for certain that it definitely controls breakouts. But it leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed. The one downside is that the "scrub" part, or the exfoliated properties, of this product can feel a little too rough if you scrub too vigorously. Otherwise it's a nice everyday cleanser.
Joanna H.
51 reviews
I bought this scrub because I had heard some pretty good things about it but it just didn’t work for me, it aggravated my acne even more. Honestly there are much better scrubs out there
Delaney C.
Palm Springs, FL
60 reviews
I don't typically exfoliate my face but I see so many people doing it I thought why not try it. I have acne prone skin and I wear a full face of makeup 5-6/7 days of the week so I thought exfoliating my face would make my foundation smoothr. I was right I use this every morning before makeup and it has smoothd out my skin so much and also cleared my forehead acne up that I feel confident enough to skip the foundation! I will never use another product because this is my holy grail exfoliator/cleanser. It also smells really good not much like apricots but if you like the cool like refreshers from Starbucks this will remind you of it. Would 110% recommend for a smooth acne free face👍🏼
Jess T.
Wyoming, MN
8 reviews
I have been using St Ives scrub for a few years and it is my favorite product to exfoliate my skin. it exfoliates just the right amount with out overdrying my skin,
Tracy L.
Riverhead, NY
11 reviews
I've been using the St Ives Apricot Scrub products for many years now and absolutely love them!

A little bit of the scrub goes a long way, so my tubes last longer. It might be an expensive product, but well worth it the natural product, plus there are usually sales to get them cheaper.
This scrub is also great to use on elbows, knees and feet or all over. My skin is always smooth, clean and I've never had any aggravated skin from using these scrubs. When I have acne breakouts, this product is my number one to clean my face, and does a great job making the blemishes go away faster.
I'm a fan, but obviously each person and her skin are different. I say give this product a try!
Sophia T.
New Orleans , LA
107 reviews
It’s a little too harsh on my skin as an exfoliant so I only use it two times a week. But my skin always feels super soft after using it so I have no complaints. It’s affordable as well.
Taylor D.
Tacoma, Washington
29 reviews
This product smells awesome which is a huge plus. I liked the scrub of this one. It wasn't to rough but I could definitely feel a difference after using this Around my nose and forehead 
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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