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%
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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
Liliani C.
Columbus, OH
145 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I was struggling with acne and i gave this a try. This exfoliates and has Hydrolic acid in it to help with your acne. This has helped me alot and i do like it alot and it smells good. M.
Forestdale, MA
72 reviews
Love this apricot scrub. It helps keep my skin feeling healthy and fresh. Kind of harsh so I only use it once or twice a week and if my skin acts up I have to skip a week sometimes.
Kristen W.
Camp Lejeune, NC
202 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I use this once-twice a week depending on my makeup usage. It’s a lot grittier so i don’t like using it as an everyday cleanser for my sensitive skin..
It gets the job done though!
Gillian B.
Portland, OR
86 reviews
I love using this product for a physical exfoliator. The small granuals really help scrub away the dead skin cells and leaves my skin feeling soft and clean while helping me fight acne! (:
I love this product. I have very only skin and it doesn’t make my skin feel oily after at all. I keep it right in my shower and wash my face during my showers. Plus it’s super cheap
Anne S.
Cincinnati, OH
31 reviews
I was always a fan of this product until I spoke to a dermatologist and was informed how TERRIBLE this product is for your tender facial skin! The exfoliant in this product creates microscopic tears in your skin, which can allow bacteria to get in, lead to premature aging and advance wrinkles. Use a gentle exfoliator like a liquid product (I personally recommend Clinique's skin care system - gentle, hypoallergenic and good for your very sensitive facial skin) that wont tear on your face!
 Marissa C.
28 reviews
Have used this product for years and got my other family members hooked on it too! It is great and super effective. It is great for exfoliating and cleaning out your pores. I use it once or twice a week! 
Margo L.
Macclesfield, NC
9 reviews
I love this scrub. It works great except you want to limit how often you use it as it will tend to dry out your face. Gentle enough but gets the job done. Also, another great product for the money and would recommend for anyone looking a scrub.
Emily K.
43 reviews
St.Ives Apricot Scrub was NOT what I expected! I had read plenty of reviews, especially ones from people with sensitive skin, and only saw positive feedback. Well, that was not the case for me! My skin is ridiculously sensitive, and oily. It's so sensitive that I have to stray from typical soaps such as Ivory, Dove, etc. I can only use Dial or vegan soaps that I purchase from a lovely woman on Etsy. BUT, this scrub made my face breakout INSANELY. Not just pimples, but basically I had an allergic reaction to it. It took a couple of days for it to die down. It was NOT worth it. I hope that if you have sensitive skin as I do, you'll steer clear from this stuff!
Kristina L.
177 reviews
This stuff truly works! It is the only face scrub that I trust, I have tried many before this product and they only made things worse! St. Ives Blemish & Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub is both gentle and effective. The little scrub pieces really exfoliated my skin and got rid of my blackheads surprisingly fast (most of them were gone with in two days!). It also smells great and has a smooth texture (besides the scrub pieces). The only down side to this product is that the scrub pieces can get stuck in your sink or your bath tub and they can be very hard to clean out. Other than that I would recommend this product to anyone who is having skin issues or are looking to try something new!
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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