St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
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  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
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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
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
Katherine M.
Trent Woods , NC
34 reviews
My go to facial scrub every morning. Comes in an easy to open tube. It's got natural scrubbing ingredients so no little plastic beads going into the oceans. It isn't horrible smelling but also isn't too sweet smelling. The color isn't too appealing but I'm looking for something to cleanse my face not look pretty.
Taryn C.
178 reviews
I've been using this face scrub for many years and it never fails me. I have tough skin that needs a rough face scrub. I mostly use it during the winter when my skin gets really dry. It wipes away all the dead skin and leaves my skin extra soft. It's an amazing exfoliant and works much better than any face wash.
Miranda S.
108 reviews
St. Ives is one of my go to brand in facial care, the face wash leaves my face feeling invigorated, soft, and smooth. It's gentle enough for my face and strong enough to get rid and control my acne. I love the packaging it comes in and for the price I recommend this to anyone looking for a fair prices facial scrub.
Amanda M.
Jonesboro, AR
61 reviews
I have tried varieties of products through the years . I always end up picking up a bottle of this at Walmart . I'm older now and i still use it for myself . It does exfoliate the skin but it also has a great smell to it . I think it works best on the teenaged kids . Versus me in my 30 's . Skin changes with age . The target of this product should go to the younger groups . If it had an anti againg agent in it I would use it ever day
Kat D.
216 reviews
We all know this product leaves the skin smooth, and it does clear my skin up. but it's really abrasive on the skin. I used to use it all the time but have since moved to other cleansers that don't leave my face red after use. I only use this now if I have splotches of peeling skin on my face to help remove it.
Evelyn I.
Westminster, CA
92 reviews
This product works very well with my skin, I have oily skin with lots of blackheads but not acne prone. I've been searching for years to find a product to fight my blackheads and I must say this is it. It did not completly get rid of them but it's only been a week I've been using it every night before bed. I do not use it for blemishes tho so I can't say for that. But I saw a dramatic difference in the blackheads on my nose and chin.
Jessica N.
Waldorf, MD
16 reviews
Woks well at first, but over time it messes up your skin. The physical exfoliation the harsh, scrarchy nutshells in this perform is really bad for your skin. Youre not just getting off dead skin cells, you're scratching the entire top layer if your skin. These tiny scratches just aggrevate skin more and cause more problems than they solve. I would only try this again if they made it a cream cleanser without the harsh nutshells
Jennie F.
San Antonio, TX
2 reviews
I love this face scrub. The pieces that scrub work well to exfoliate the skin, and it actually gets rid of blackheads and visible pores unlike many others I've tried. It also smells amazing. The citrus-y scent is great for morning face washing: it's invigorating and wakes you up! I will say, though, the downside to this product is this: the exfoliation pieces that make it such a great scrub also get stuck along the bottom of my shower. They were really difficult to scrub off, and I mentioned it to a friend who asked if it clogged my drain. Hasn't happened yet, but she's got a point.
Rachel H.
Uhrichsville, OH
23 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This is the ONLY cleanser/exfoliator that has not done the opposite and made me break out or dry my skin, including other st. Ives products! Stick with what works I always say and its not expensive and I'm super happy with it! Just a small amount is all I need and it does the job, even removes my eye makeup!!
Mikayla W.
159 reviews
I used to use this scrub all the time! It was perfect for my skin. The scrub would leave my face feeling tingly, clean, and fresh. It did the job in helping get rid of my blemishes and significantly kept control of my blackheads. My skin never felt better when I was using this scrub. The only thing I didn't particularly like would have to be the smell, I'm not a huge fan of apricot, but other then the scent, it gets the job done.
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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