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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  • "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
Randee A.
Philadelphia, PA
17 reviews
I have very dry extremely sensitive skin. I have tried many products that burnt my face instead of exfoliate it. This st.ives works great and doesn't burn. The little beads exfoliate my skin wonderfully. The apricot smell is heavenly. I highly recommend this even for the most sensitive skin. My skin has never felt or looked better
Margie S.
New London, NH
54 reviews
I really liked this product at first. I really tried to make it work, but there came a point where the safety of my skin became an issue.
There is nothing wrong with this product, it just does not work for my very sensitive skin. The exfoliant beads are too gritty, and thusly scratched and irritated my skin more than helped it.
This product works amazingly for people, it just did not for me.
Frances S.
16 reviews
This did nothing for my acne. It was too rough on my skin and made my skin peel. Did not feel pleasant when I was using it on my acne prone areas. Scratched my skin often.
Vero E.
13 reviews
This has been by far the best scrub I've ever tried. My skin is oily, therefore my pores are prone to black heads and blemishes. I use this product every other day, just to avoid irritation. I had already had experience with this product prior to it being sent to me by the Influenster team. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. #CampusVoxBox
Marilyn B.
Peachtree cty, Ga
107 reviews
I love the original St. Ives scrub, so when the Blemish & Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub came out years ago, I grabbed it off of the shelf as soon as I saw it! However, I didn't notice it prevent breakouts any more than the original scrub does, due to the exfoliation. I don't prefer this because it doesn't smell as good as the original!

Still, it cleans well, and refreshes my skin.
Terra K.
Springfield, VA
102 reviews
I have been using this stuff since I was like 12. It used to be in an peachy colored tube. I like the new packaging better. I have sensitive skin and it never dried me out or gave me breakouts. It is gentle enough for every day use, but I use every other day. The smell is just a subtle fruity scent. Nothing that is bothersome or stands out. I definitely recommend it is a great exfoliator.
Brianna S.
La Rue, OH
11 reviews
I never really had a problem with breakouts and blackheads, but I owe that to washing and cleansing my face daily so I use products such as these as cleansers rather than treatments. I began using this product and started noticing that I began getting breakouts which is very unusual and after stopping using this product I feel as though I am now getting breakouts at least once a week. I will never use this product as it caused an adverse effect on my skin.
kacy r.
Golden, CO
22 reviews
I love this stuff it has done an amazing job on my skin I use it 3 or so time a week unless I need to use it more it made my skin so some an less oily that I done have to even wear make up if I don't want to the was it feel on your face is amazing it's all tingly and the bead work wonders my favorite since I was in high school haven't found anything that works as great as this brand does ..
jessica a.
67 reviews
Love this product my skin feels better and the product smells good too . :) so recommended I'll so be putting this on my regular shopping trip buy and also getting some for goodie bags for my friends up coming baby shower And hosting bags. So inexpensive and great buy . I love that they have face wash body lotion and the different smells. I wish I would of known this before I had gotten there products that just smelt like chemical and made my face red.
Haley W.
22 reviews
Love this product! I usually use another, this one is definitely my go to for when my face is in need of exfoliation. This product smells and looks all natural and leaves your face feeling clean and moist all at the same time. Usually my facial cleansers leave my face feeling dry, causing me to buy more products designed for moisture. This is like a two in one product. It's 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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