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
Amanda Z.
Gaithersburg, MD
81 reviews
I used to use this back before I started exploring my options. As far as face scrubs go it certainly gave me that "clean" feeling but it didn't really help with the actual blemish part. I now use Lush's Angels on Bare Skin scrub, and it is much much better for my sensitive skin, keeps my skin clear, and actually soothes it, which this product does not do. I'm giving it a C because that's what it is--average. I still keep a tube around in case I run out of Lush product.
Jazmin W.
253 reviews
This is a great scrub that really gets into your pores for a nice deep clean. I love the beads and how they are gentle while they get your face clean and smooth. Some scrubs can irritate my skin but I have never had a problem with this scrub. It feels great when being massaged into my skin and it leaves my skin feeling great afterwards.
Brenda H.
Cypress, TX
38 reviews
Love the price point and the results. It's a great exfoliant for dead skin and the extra salicylic acid to help with clogged pores is great.

I have noticed people post that you should not use with retinol or Retin A; however my dermatologist recommend this product because she was putting me on a Retin A prescription. So please follow the advice of your doctor on that subject.

This is a great product; I keep one in the shower, one in the sink, and one in my gym bag!
Maricela S.
Fontana, CA
41 reviews
I started using this a few years back... I needed to exfoliate and the product I commonly used was unavailable so this seemed like a good option... now it's my favorite! I made the switch since then. I love how it gently yet deeply cleans my skin. Clears all the dirt and flakes and leaves my skin feeling sooooo smooth! love love love it!
Vlada W.
Seattle, WA
7 reviews
I Have Litter Ally Tried Almost Everything Under The Sun To Help Clear My Face Up And Make It Not Oily And So I Finally Turned Over To This The First Wash I Used To I Could Totally Tell A Different And I Have Used It For Weeks And It Has Made A Big Difference! I Recently Just Had A Breakout And That Was Bc I Used A Different Facewash In A While So This Morning I Ashes My Face With This And It Cleared My Face Once Again Helping My Face Thank You I Hope Y'all Just Never Stop Selling This Every Time I Go To The Store I But About 3 Bottles Of This
Chaneya B.
70 reviews
I love this scrub! I can almost feel my skin getting cleaner as I use the product. I have been using this product for many years and over time it definitely clears blemishes, however, you have to be consistent. After washing my skin feels smooth and refreshed. The price is also great. I would definitely recommend this product to others,
Anne W.
Henderson , NV
300 reviews
For me, I find this product to be fairly good. Before I had my daughter it was all I needed. After I had her it didn't work as great. I can only use it 1-2xs a week now. The biggest issue with this cleanser is it is SO intense if you use it with any white heads on your face it will create more whiteheads.What it does it literally re-rip open your skin where the whiteheads are, leaving more open areas for bacteria and infections to come through. So be careful using it.
Lucy W.
Caddo Mills, TX
46 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
My absolute favorite facial cleanser! I use this everyday in the shower, and nothing has made my skin feel cleaner and more alive than St. Ives! The blemish control does not dry skin out, but works to remove blemish causing bacteria quick and easy! I love the grainy feel of this cleanser, and I can feel it working to exfoliate my skin!
Daniela D.
San Antonio, TX
4 reviews
It's very rare for my skin to get use to a face wash because of it being so sensitive but with this all my worries went away! I love being able to wash my face and enjoy the out come of a blemish free face. This product has done wonders for my oily skin! Plus it smells great and feels great on skin. I would recommend this product 100%.
Laraisa G.
30 reviews
For me this was a BIG no. I used the product one time and my face started breaking out with little pimples everywhere. I checked the expiration date and it was still good. This product actually made my face worse than it already was which is weird especially for me because I typically have pretty good skin. This has also happened to a friend of mine with oily skin so please be careful ladies! #Skincare #Awareness #Influenster #StIves
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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