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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  • Do people use this on areas other than their faces?160 Answers
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St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub
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
Nadia F.
12 reviews
I have been using this scrub for about 3 years. I love this formula and exfoliating factor. I have tried other scrubs where there is like 4 beads per pump for my face. I'm sorry, but I can't exfoliate my skin with 4 beads. I understand that this may too harsh for others but I love the fact that I can feel so many beads when I'm exfoliating. It makes me feel like I am actually exfoliating and removing the dead skin. Now for the blemish portion, I can't comment because I don't get blemishes very often. I have been blessed with clear skin so I can't give an opinion on that. Either way, I love this scrub :)
Zarah L.
Pittsburgh, PA
87 reviews
If your like ma fello girl with senitive skin on the top areas of her face. This works wonders, especially if you pair this with a fragance-less toner afterwards to help cancel out redness, patchy tones from getting a dummer tan and more. Another product you can pair with this as well is the St Ives, body lotion for the all over moisturized feel without the greasy coated feeling.
Nicole Q.
Jersey City, NJ
170 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This scrub is very efficient... Love the fresh clean feeling it gives me after usage. However an ingredient in it is crush walnuts, this can later in life damage your skin, no worries you should only wash your face maybe once a week with this product,if your skin is very oily try another product.
Brenda V.
105 reviews
I purchased this scrub at a walgreens and the price is pretty affordable. It is a good scrub it feels like it really gets in your pores and takes all the oil and dirt off . It's a nice squeeze bottle so it's simple to use and get the announcement you need . The first time I used it , it did leave my face a bit dry but other than that it's pretty good and leaves my face feeling soft .
bethany w.
3 reviews
LOVE THIS PRODUCT. perfect for everyday exfoliation. right amount of grit and texture to reveal soft new skin. i picked this product up at my local drugstore for about $5 i would say. definitely repurchasing
Angela C.
Redwood City, CA
142 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
The Apricot Exfoliates are not smooth and therefore can leave small cuts in your skin. The plus side of the exfoliate is that it is natural and will not have a big impact on the environment like the plastic beads. The plastic beads are much better for your skin because they are perfectly round and smooth. I would recommend a chemical exfoliate like salicylic acid or Retin A. You can always ask your dermatologist. If you must do a mechanical exfoliation you are better off using a bad or something similar to a clarisonic.
Casey M.
18 reviews
I absolutely love the way this cleansers make my skin feel. They smell really good, they aren’t harsh and my skin feels clean and refreshed. The packaging is simple. I pursued this product at Walmart.
Melissa B.
Milwaukee, WI
52 reviews
St. Ives Apricot scub is the WORST thing for you to use on your face! As a licensed Esthetician I really recommend you not use this. It creates tiny microscopic cuts on your face because the ground shells they use that "scrubs" your face are rough and jagged. If you use an exfoliator make sure it has smooth round beads. Like the exfoliating cleanser from Aveda's Tourmaline line.
Bayley M.
31 reviews
I remember using this for the first time when I was 12. It was a church lock-in and the girls were all getting facials and this is what we used. I loved it immediately and within the week I ran to the Dollar G and picked up a tube. I used it for the longest time and finally ran out. Unfortunately Dollar G stopped carrying it, but I have seen it around. I am really wanting to use this product again! It wasn't too rough, and made my skin feel completely new! The apricot smell is very complimenting as well. I say it's worth a try.
Alejandra M.
Penfield, NY
52 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I don't use scrubs very often but I do like this St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I typically use it if my skin has been particularly dry or if I'm trying to remove heavy amounts of makeup. However, I never saw any improvements on my few blemishes. It may be because, like I said, I don't use scrubs very often so my skin wasn't consistently absorbing it. Maybe with continuous use, it would prevent and control blemishes, but for me, it did not. It's very effective in removing dead skin cells and makeup though and it smells wonderful.
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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