St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
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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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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
Megan H.
Sidney, AR
93 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I love this face scrub! I use it daily! It makes your skin feel so clean, fresh, and soft! I use this on my body in the shower too! It makes my skin smooth! I also love the way it smells! It smells fruity, but not overpowering! I also love that the defoliators in the scrub are natural! I really love St. Ives Apricot Scrub! Its great stuff!
Alexandra G.
Orlando, FL
42 reviews
I've use this scrub since I was in high school. Not only does it smell amazing but it leaves your face so smooth! I normally use it at nights before going to bed
Angelica T.
Astoria , NY
140 reviews
Used to use this all the time, great price and smell. However I used it some much my skin got used to it and didn’t have the same effect anymore. But definitely good for the price.
Allie O.
Buford, GA
66 reviews
I used this when I was in Junior high before I discovered "The Other Stuff" such as pore cleansers, other exfoliants, charcoal scrubs etc. This was a simple drug store buy that would wash away dirty skin and leave your pores feeling like they just got a real nice scrubbing.

It is gritty which I like in scrubs but a little too gritty. It's like washing your face with sand.. which in junior high I needed all the scrub in a face wash that I could get.. now that I'm a little older if you aren't very gentle with this scrub it could redden your skin.
Audra B.
Lincoln Park, MI
8 reviews
LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I have used this for YEARS, it make your face feel so soft, not expensive at all, doo worth it, I get it at Meijers & I always get extra when it is on sale, will buy it again & again!
Emily W.
Reseda, CA
11 reviews
I used to have really bad skin in middle school and half of high school. (didn't we all). I had tried so many different kinds of products that were supposed to help even on of the number one products Proactive. It did absolutely nothing. Then about my sophomore or junior year a guy I was dating told me I should use St.Ives. My skin has never looked better. Seriously. It changed my skin for ever. My face is silky smooth. Not one blemish. I also use it to shave my legs sometimes. It makes them crazy soft, also. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend. Especially if you feel like you have lost hope in finding the right skin prodoct for you.
Abbey B.
Pinckney, MI
38 reviews
I have been using this for 4 years now and I've repurchased it so many times. It's cleansing and exfoliating and doesn't have a ton of harsh chemicals in it. If you have skin that is prone to acne do not over wash with this or maybe try another product. This will dry you out so you really can only use this every couple of days. I will continue to repurchase this for probably the rest of my life.
jessica j.
Bronx, NY
47 reviews
I love this scrub!!

When you use it you really feel the exfoliating salts on your face. They are not cheap with their ingredients in this scrub not one bit. After you're done washing your face you do see and feel a difference. It has salicylic acid which by the way is great for white heads. I have white heads around my nose area. Just using this scrub for a about a week you can see the white heads disappear. My pores shrinked where my white heads were, my face feels smoother everything just feels great after I use it.
Amber C.
Somersworth, NH
14 reviews
My all time favorite facial scrub! Gentle enough for every day use on sensitive skin but still scrubs away dirt and really clears up acne! I have been using this for years and I do not think I will ever buy another brand of facial wash. AND- It's super inexpensive! You can't go wrong with this. Just make sure you also use a moisturizer because It can probably be drying if you use it every day.
Danyel S.
Carson City, NV
7 reviews
This is the only scrub I use on my face. I've used this product since I was a kid and I LOVE it. I've tried several other products before and have had terrible reactions to them. While I agree with some of the other reviews that St. Ives can be a bit rough on your face, I find that using another product in their line can be good and should be explored. They offer a green tea scrub that is AMAZING and super gentle on the face. The apricot scrub though is my favorite and I will continue to use it. Love this product and love the results it gives.
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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