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
Bonnie F.
Westlake, LA
2 reviews
Years ago, I tried this product once at my sisters house and loved the way my skin felt afterwards. I haven't always taken care of my facial skin and noticed last year that some of my pores were enlarged and had problem spots with blackheads. I started using this Apricot Scrub religiously a couple of months ago and it has definitely helped. My pores are back to normal size and my skin looks and feels great.
Ranysha O.
75 reviews
THIS IS SO AMAZING!!!! I have been using it since the 6th grade religiously! It's amazing and has kept my skin pretty clear (and that's saying something because I have SUPER oily skin and my family has a history of being to put it frankly pimply faced). This is super great and affordable! It is pretty heavy duty and abrasive so be careful and don't use this everyday (but I sometimes do if I'm breaking out).
Mackenzi  D.
36 reviews
I used this when I was 13, and I loved it. I ended up trying it recently, and I hated having it on my face and I had to seriously rinse it off as soon as I put it on, it was horrible. Then I talked to my fiance's sister, who said she uses it on her body and it was AMAZING on your skin. Definitely more of a fan of it on the body then on the face.
Glory A.
242 reviews
This scrub is good. I tried it because I received it in two beauty boxes and it did its job. I have yet to repurchase ut I do know that it can be found at drugstores, Walmart, and target as well as many other stores. Their pricing is super cheap also,
Emily B.
Los Angeles, CA
27 reviews
I really loved this scrub. I used it for years. They changed the formula quite a few times and some worked better than others, but it always worked. It was great with blackheads, but the blemish control tactic was apparently to sandpaper them off. Plus I need to exfoliate every day and this is far too harsh to do that. I'm sure it works far better for oilier skin. I now use a daily salicylic acid scrub.
Taylor M.
177 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I absolutely love this facial scrub. I have tried many, many facial scrubs as I enjoy trying out a lot of products and this is with out a doubt the scrub that I keep going back to. I have very oily skin and black heads in my T-zone and this is the only scrub I have tried that I can feel and see a difference in my skin as soon as I wash it off.
Sally H.
99 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I've been using this for years. It has a really nice smell and does a good job of exfoliating my face. I don't think it helps with my blemishes but I don't use it for that reason anyway. I usually use this once or twice a week to deep cleanse my face.
Ambar Z.
39 reviews
Every time I feel my skin needs a renewal, to look healthier and brighter, this product comed to the scene. I love the smell, how it cleans my skin (because you feel it very clean) ,smooth and as a plus it protects from pimples. So 2 times a week is all i need to take skin and feeling pampered.
Lauren S.
Northville, MI
23 reviews
I use this face wash often in the summertime. When I am outdoors a lot and working at camp, it is great to have a face wash that cleans deep and I can trust is getting all of the dirt out of my skin. It is still not my regular face wash (I use Cetaphil), but I do love it. My fiancé recently made the switch from Cetaphil to St. Ives Apricot Scrub.
Chelsea E.
211 reviews
I've used this product for over 10 years! I like it better than most other facial cleaners that contain salicylic acid. It doesn't over dry your skin, even when you use it daily, and it allows you to exfoliate without stripping your skin. The scent is night and light, not too overpowering and the price of this wash is great for how long it lasts.
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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