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
Lizbeth C.
124 reviews
I stumbled across this scrub about a week ago and I love it! I've been using it every other day and OMG! It leaves my skin so smooth and soft I just love it! I have acne prone skin, and I have normal to dry skin, and this helps to smooth out my skin and makes me look rejuvenated. I also use this on my back and bum(lol) yes my bum because it literally makes it feel like a "baby's bottom" I definitely recommend this to everyone!
Jadelynn R.
5 reviews
Makes your skin very very dry especially after a couple uses. Does have nice packaging though! Disappointing for sure I would not recommend if u already have dry skin.
Reem A.
22 reviews
Love love love this stuff! It really gets deep into your pores and clears every thing out, and it also smooths out your skin amazingly with the exfoliating particles. My face always feels so refreshed and clean after using it. It works great for my oily acne prone skin. Although I do not recommend it to anyone with generally sensitive skin or anyone with sensitivity to salicylic acid as it can cause a bad reaction to your skin.
Leslie E.
Council Blfs, IA
92 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
If you're looking for brighter, smoother skin, this product is for you.  The scrubbies do a great job or removing dead skin cells and leaving you look bright and refreshed.
Jess A.
13 reviews
I brought about 5 bottles of this because it was on sale. It did it’s job. Wasn’t bad but wasn’t great either. I am on the last bottle I have and won’t be buying more.
Jessica C.
Indianapolis , IN
68 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Great scrub! I have A TON of acne products, hoping to find the "holy grail" of skin clearing washes, moisturizers, and others. This is by far the best scrub I have used and it clears my face instantly, along with that it isn't harsh on the skin. That was a concern of mine since I do have sensitive skin and am always afraid of severe drying. Which has happened. :/

This product does no such thing and I absolutely love it. ❤️
Alison H.
Lebanon, OR
67 reviews
I have been using this scrub a few times a week for many years. It leaves my skin so smooth and soft. I will continue to use this as my exfoliating scrub. Great price!
Annie U.
Bronx, NY
233 reviews
When I used to have acne problems in HS a few years ago, I LOVED this scrub. It smells amazing and isn't harsh on sensitive skin. Use it twice a day if you have acne-prone dry, normal, combo, oily or sensitive skin! This is one of those rare products that I find works on all skin types. The price makes it a steal, and I cannot tell you how much it helped me; not only did it get rid of existing acne after about a week of use, but it also prevented most of my acne from coming back!! It's a cleanser and mild exfoliator in one; anyone with acne concerns should really give this a shot.
Jessica H.
Lauderdale , MN
55 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I really love this, some exfoliating products aren't enough for me and this one is great. I picked it up randomly one time years ago and have been getting it ever since
Tain J.
36 reviews
Love it. Love the smell. And was my go to face wash​ for the longest time. The consistency is nice too...its a scrub but not overly rough. Leaves your face feeling super refreshed.
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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