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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  • "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 T.
Rogersville, TN
7 reviews
I am now 27 and i have been using this product since i was 15 yrs old & don't plan on ever stopping! the best part is its cheap and it smells great and it is super easy! compared to other scrubs on the market this is a lot cheaper & works just as good, if not better! I'm serious it really works and its made of all natural ingredients that makes your face super clean and super smooth. just a all around great product.
Sarah B.
Kansas City, MO
12 reviews
I love St. Ives Apricot Scrub! I discovered it over 15 years ago, and have never been disappointed. Yes, the product can be abbrasive if you apply too harsh, but if you apply in a slow circular motion it is an amazing product. It reduces blackheads and dry skin on the face and chest. I love to use this before I shave or apply self tanner. Plus, it smells amazing! It is one of the best kept, cheap, beauty secrets!
So Cal
3 reviews
You can't go wrong with this face scrub! This has been my og since junior high! It smells amazing and plus it's supper high quality for drugstore! I have oily skin, but dry after washing my face. This product does a great job on not drying out my face!
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.
Giselle M.
Fort Worth, TX
175 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
For me this scrub is too tough for everyday use, but good if I want a deep intense scrub. The big scrubbing particles are a little to much for me, but the price is right. Its also nice that its easy to find at target or walmart, but I splurge on a finer texture scrub for my day to day washing!
Brittany M.
Yucaipa, CA
1 review
This is one of the worst products you could use on your face, the seed bits they use to exfoliate cause tears in your skin which can just cause more places for bacteria to enter and cause more damage to your skin. If you have blemishes the last thing you want to do its cut the skin and cause bacteria from the acne to spread to those microtears. If you use a physical exfoliant you should use ones with dissolvable uniform shaped microbeads because the plastic ones are not good for our oceans. Even better is a chemical exfoliant. Please do not use this product!
Alyssa J.
Pittsburg, CA
45 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I love the st. Ives blemish control scrub! It smells amazing and it really scrubs out all of that dirt in your pores! Afterwards my skin feels so refreshed and soft! It helps with my acne too and It doesn't leave my skin oily at all! It's not super expensive either, it's definitely a great buy!
Lindsey S.
84 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This is a great scrub for any skin type!
It's gentle but effective, has a lovely scent, and the squeeze bottle makes for easy application for use!
I keep a bottle of this in the shower and even my husband likes to use it too!
You can find this product anywhere and it's very reasonably priced!
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.
Brittany K.
Ashtabula, OH
27 reviews
I use this product daily and I LOVE IT! My skin is sensitive and it isn't too harsh like some exfoliators but it also isn't too gentle. This product is the only product that has successfully cleared my skin. My husband also uses it before he shaves to prevent ingrown hairs. All in all this product is great for men and women alike and since I've been using it since i was a teen, it's great for people off all ages.
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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