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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St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub
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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
Katrina L.
West Covina, CA
37 reviews
Purchased at: Target
After seeing this ‘acne apricot scrub,’ at my local target store, I was really intrigued and it sounded so promising. However, after purchasing this and giving it a try, I regret getting this product. I also bought one for my friend because they had a buy 1 get 1 25% off. My friend and I given this a chance quite a lot, but after using it every time, it made our faces break out which we hated so so much! We both have the combination of oily/dry/sensitive skin type. And after giving this a try, it given us this weird small bumps in our faces which was so scary. We thought we will never get healed from it.

Would we recommend this? NO
Eneida M.
Beaumont , TX
48 reviews
I've been using this product on and off for several years and I love it! It's not a product that I recommend you use every day but it gets the job done when you need a good exfoliation!
Serena N.
Holly Springs North carolina
11 reviews
I use St. Ives as my go to lotion for my dry skin, so I decided to use their apricot scrub. Even though it is wonderful, I don't like it as much as I do other brands. It's almost too gentle and I feel like it doesnt do enough for my skin. If it was more of a scrub, it would be even better. 
Mary C.
12 reviews
About once a week I like a deep exfoliation on my skin. I live in Arizona and have to deal with the dry air and high temperatures so sloughing off that dead skin is MANDATORY. I love this cleanser because it is suspended in a creamy base and makes the apricot pieces glide over your skin. Try it out!
Ayannie T.
Sandy Springs, GA
120 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I love a good scrub! It is light weight, smells really good, but light & leaves my skin smooth. I’m giving it four stars because it leaves white balls/residue on my face. It reasonably priced & can be found anywhere. I don’t use the product anymore because it started to strip my skin. Maybe this product will work for someone with less sensitive skin.
Diana Z.
Niles, IL
54 reviews
I use to use this product ALL the time and I loved it. Until I went to LUSH and decided to spend a few extra bucks for a less harsh face wash. But If you're not trying to break the bank on face wash this is the way to go! I loved the smell of it and the way it made my face feel afterwards. 
Alex V.
52 reviews
This scrub really got in there cleaning my face and it leaves you feeling very refreshed just make sure to moisturize after. The effects really did show because I started to break out less.
Delilah B.
Pittsburgh, PA
35 reviews
I'm not a big fan of mechanical exfoliants, but I love this face wash! There are no microbeads so it's good for the environment, and I think it does a good job of cleaning, exfoliating, and helping to prevent and control the small amount of acne I get. I don't really have acne prone skin though.
Cailyn D.
Stevens Point, WI
107 reviews
I can’t speak to whether or not this is blemish control because it is too abrasive to use daily or even multiple times a week on the face. It is however, an amazing body scrub. The scent is light and barely there. It does take a little work to make sure all the scrubbing particles are rinsed off.
Hanna S.
Binghamton, NY
167 reviews
I personally use this scrub for the sole purpose of exfoliating but I wanted to get one with blemish control as well so as not to irritate my skin. It has course exfoliants in it so for people with very sensitive skin it can possible make your skin raw but for me its a great way to clear off any dead skin and try to get a deep clean once or twice a week.
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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