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
Liliana  H.
21 reviews
Perfect to use as an exfoliator once or twice a week depending on your skin type. Mine is oily to normal in the summer time and slightly dry in the winter. Warmer months I'll use it twice a week and colder months only once a week. It smells awesome and I love how clean I feel afterwards. Follow up with your go to moisturizer and bam you're good to go! :)
Evelia N.
Phoenix, AZ
67 reviews
Leaves your sking feeling nice and smooth like it says in the packaging. My fist time using it i had a pimple on muly nose and on my cheek after application the mext day pimple on my jose was gone and the one on my cheek was not as prominent as the day before. My skin felt way smoother over all. Would recommend it. The only thing would be it has a funny smell to it. But its not too bad. Overall i loved it. Will buy again
Kayla H.
Cincinnati, OH
5 reviews
The easiest and cheapest way to exfoliate your face! The beads are crushed walnuts which means this scrub doesn't effect our water system like some other brands' plastic beads. Do not use on dry skin without a good moisturizer, and be careful if sensitive to s. acid (active ingredient). For acne, use with a benzoyl peroxide product for maximum effectiveness.
Nicole N.
Myrtle Beach, SC
44 reviews
Perfect scrub! I use this a few times a week and it makes my face feel so nice and smooth! is kind of harsh, it leaves my face and cheeks a little red after using but it's fine because I use it before bed anyways! very effective and I would recommend to anyone :)
Ariana G.
Azusa, CA
15 reviews
I use this scrub everyday. I absolutely love the product and love the beads i feel them cleaning my pores and really going in deep. Every time i use it i feel my skin silky smooth which is exactly what I'm aiming for and i love it. I always buy the same one which is apricot.
isabela g.
12 reviews
this product works pretty well, I liked it because I gave my face A relaxing feeling while I was washing it. My acne is not the best so I didn't expect much but it did seem to control it pretty well. I would recommend this for the daily use because it will exfoliate and strip you of your natural oils.
Emily R.
York, PA
21 reviews
I gave this product a 2 because it doesn't seem to really help my acne or exfoliate my skin. It only seems to sit on top of the skin and not really do anything. Does not even remove any of the dirt or makeup on my skin so you would have to use another makeup removing wash before even using this scrub
Maria A.
Orlando, FL
95 reviews
I love this product but i can say that it does the job in cleaning the face and making it feel soft but afterwards it made me break out it was kinda bad thats why I'm giving it the 3 stars. you can find this in your local drug store or Target & Walmart.
Rebecca S.
New York, NY
96 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I use this every morning and it not only wakes me up, but also gets my skin feeling smooth and invigorated before I apply my moisturizer for the day. It helps with keeping skin clear, but I find that when I do have breakouts, I have to use something a bit stronger (Proactiv).
Niki R.
65 reviews
I really like the fragrance of this product. In terms of how well the product works to clean your face, I would say that it is pretty good, however I would not recommend it for use when there is still make-up on your face. It is better for a "clean" face.
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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