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
Coleen K.
Clarksburg , WV
411 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 4
This did not clear up any blemishes, in fact, it only made my skin worse. I used this once before my skin became very oily and I had a breakout. I tried it with high hopes, but I ended up giving it to a friend who wanted to give it a chance. I was surprised because I have had great experiences with other St. Ive's products, but this product was just too harsh for my skin.
Amanda C.
7 reviews
Currently using this now. I think it's an okay acne scrub but it's nothing special. I like to use it once or twice a week if my skin feels built up or if I'm seeing breakouts. The pimples don't go away right away but the product does help it go down after a while.
Tina D.
23 reviews
I guess my skin isn't as tough or resilient as it used to be when I was in high school. I used to love this back then and how soft and silky my face felt after using it. Now, in my 30s, I find that it's just too harsh for me to use on a regular basis and I probably should stop using it altogether. Such a shame since I liked the fact that it wasn't plastic microbeads
Abril A.
Fresno, CA
23 reviews
This is my go to face scrub. It is gentle enough to use every day and it helps me with those pesky breakouts that happen occasionally. I would definitely recommend this and have to my friends. It just leaves your skin feeling smooth and most of all clean and refreshed. You don't have that tight feeling in your skin you might get with some other blemish control cleansers.
Monique V.
Miami, FL
46 reviews
This scrub is my favorite one. I currently have the green tea scrub but I find that this apricot scrub is a much deeper clean. My friend gave me the scrub so I'm not sure how much she paid for it but online it says its around $4 which is a great price for a great product. I need to restock on this product!
Melissa L.
Toledo, OH
7 reviews
The use of the micro beads to exfoliate skin is very problematic to me given its serious impact on the environment. As a result, I will not repurchase this product ever again. Many are not aware of the detrimental impact they have on the entire ecosystem and as a result they must not be used. However, when I did use the scrub, it worked decently well with my skin.
Lisa L.
Brooklyn, NY
89 reviews
HEAVENLY! I love their scrubs because it is so effective for removing dead skin. I love the apricot fragrance, but its not too overpowering. This was my first time using this product, and I was not disappointed! I would definitely buy this again and recommend it.
Jessica W.
Murfreesboro , TN
25 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I love this scrub! It is a great cleanser for normal to oily skin; helps prevent pimples and blackheads. However, store brands of "blemish control apricot scrub" are just as good and the cost is 1/3 to 1/2 of St. Ives. Also, I always check to make sure I'm buying the scrub will "crushed shell" exfoliant; the "plastic" orange "bead" exfoliant a do not cleanse as well.
Alyssa B.
Canandaigua, NY
20 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Wonderful scrub! Makes me feel refreshed after using and less oily the day after. It also helps with reducing the size of my pimples and eventually having them go away.
Kae C.
43 reviews
Great deep cleansing product for your face, day or night! Goes on gentle to the skin with micro beads that cleanses in pores. Good price item for those on a budget! Very nice packaging that is easy on the eyes. I would definitely recommend this for my oily girls.
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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