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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  • Do people use this on areas other than their faces?160 Answers
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St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub
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
Ashlee S.
Midwest City, OK
38 reviews
This face scrub is very refreshing! It brings a new glow to your face. I like to use it in the shower as my shower face wash, or if I need a quick pick me up! I love the beads and how they exfoliate! Great brand! I also like the green tea version!
Teresa M.
424 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I like it but when i start rubbing it it kinda hurt a bit thats might be cause the beads are hard but i like how it smells. and another thing i have some black heads on my nose so i use this product thinking it would help but it doesn't but i still like using it cause it doesn't dry out my skin i just like using it when i just want to wash my face
Kelsey T.
Post Falls, ID
122 reviews
A bit too rough on the skin. I would recommend a less harsh product. Research up close examples of what this does to your skin and you'll probably choose something less harsh. Less isn't always more and the low cost on this has long term affects
Rose P.
Orangevale, CA
12 reviews
Great product. Has a nice smell and exfoliates without harsh acne fight chemicals. I love how soft and glory my skin looks and feels after using this product and its sufficiently cheap. I'm definitely satisfied even though I don't purchase often.
Regina P.
Dallas, TX
132 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I would give this 0 stars if I could. Using this product caused severe acne on my face - enough to warrant a visit to the dermatologist and to be put on medication. I work with estheticians who advise all of their clients to stay away from this product!
Sunny D.
Santa Clarita , CA
45 reviews
I have a lot of problems managing the oiliness of my skin. This is one of the only products that I swear by. Not only does it help control my acne breakouts, but it also leaves my skin feeling really soft and healthy. I don't use it everyday though as I notice it can be a little rough, but that being said when used in moderation it's simply amazing!
Ashley L.
Tupper Lake, NY
217 reviews
I was having a seriously bad breakout attack before I used this again. I used it all through high school,and loved it,but decided to try new things for my skin after awhile. Went back to this and within a day,I noticed my skin clearing up. After a week of using this 2 times a day,my skin was pretty much completely cleared up. Holy grail face wash.
Christina F.
Columbus, OH
35 reviews
St. Ives Apricot Blemish Control Scrub is my favorite face washing product!!! It's affordable, smells great,gently exfoliates dead skin cells and washes away dirt and any leftover makeup! I have been using this for YEARS! I highly recommend it!
Marcie S.
Hollywood, FL
7 reviews
Everyday people ask me what type of primer I use! This is my primer!!! Your make up only looks good as what is underneath!! A painted wall only looks good if it's primed first so get rid of all that dry skin and exfoliate it with the best scrub!!
Muryel W.
Charlotte, NC
20 reviews
I keep a bottle of this in my shower at all times! I am a beach girl, so I love the sunshine. I absolutely love washing my face with this once or twice a week to get rid of any lingering, dry skin. I wouldn't recommend using this as your daily face wash, because it can be somewhat agitating if used daily, but I would definitely say grab a bottle and use it once or twice a week as an exfoliating face wash!
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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