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
Rebecca J.
Shepherdsvlle, KY
103 reviews
I really like they way this feels while it's scrubbing. Like, taking layers of skin off. (no, that's not a bad thing for me). However, it makes my pores really exposed to the elements and dirt and stuff, so I find that when I use it I get pimples more often. Also, I have really rough skin on my upper arms so every so often I'll use this stuff to scrub the hell out of them. Afterwards, they're super soft and smooth.
Katie D.
Myrtle Point, OR
12 reviews
I have been using St. Ives blemish blackhead control apricot scrub on and off for over ten years now. I enjoy the scent and the wonderful clean fresh feeling during and after use. I was hooked the first time I used it. It's one of my favorite products. I now share this product with my two teenagers and they love it too! And when my other children reach that age I'm sure they will enjoy this product as much as we do.
Stacey I.
Lawrenceville, GA
28 reviews
I'm not going to lie and say this was the best product ever because, honestly, I do not think so. It feels as if it works, however, my blackheads stay and my skin dries out really bad. Of course it'sonly my opinion and experience so yeah it'll be different from everyone else. But I used it till it ran out while I was in the shower and my face felt amazing. Once out, though, my face hurt a bit and was really dry.
Ciara A.
Auburndale , FL
24 reviews
I absolutely love this product. It isn't too rough on my skin and leaves it looking refreshed and really soft. This is my go to product for black heads and it actually removes and keeps away future blemishes in one simple step. This is a must have for anyone battling black heads and blemishes.
Cherish P.
Philadelphia, PA
20 reviews
So, I have oily skin that breaks out only a bit (less than 5 pimples) when I'm really stressed. I apply really heavy makeup, so smaller pores is a must. I love this stuff. I use it 2x a week (so that I don't over-exhaust my skin) and it really helps to slough off dead skin, leaving only vibrant, ready-to-apply-makeup face. It really helps to exfoliate before applying makeup so it doesn't appear patchy or slide. I've been using this stuff since I was 12 and will continue to do so!
Joy W.
San Mateo, FL
17 reviews
I have been using the St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub daily for the past 20 years. I keep it in my shower and apply it while my leave in conditioner is doing it's work. By the time I finish the rest of my shower routine, it's time to rinse off. I love how my face feels after it and notice a difference if I skip a day. I have oily skin with acne and this product helps keep my skin looking smooth and young.
Sarah S.
82 reviews
I don't buy this product right now, because it's a bit expensive, but I have really liked it whenever I have bought it. Be careful to just gently scrub your face, because I have scrubbed too hard on multiple occasions and it makes your face appear more oily and blotchy. I like the smell of this and one bottle goes a long way. I have combo skin and it works great on me as long as I'm gentle while washing my face.
Tyebulshia V.
Memphis, TN
164 reviews
I use this almost everyday. Gentle enough that you can use it everyday
and won't hurt my skin. Doesn't lather and takes quite a bit more
product then I would like but it's super cheap so I can deal with it.
Smells fresh and gets job done.
Emily D.
Athens, GA
6 reviews
I love this scrub- it's my daily face wash. After I'm done I add a layer of coconut oil to add back any moisture that I might have lost thanks to the salicylic acid. With that combination I haven't had a break out in almost a year!
Joan R.
79 reviews
This is great for exfoliating!! I actually have fairly dry, unblemished skin but I prefer this scrub because I feel like it actually exfoliates unlike the other types this brand has. It doesn't make my skin feel dry nor oily afterward, just clean and smooth. Definitely recommend for to others!
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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