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
Andrea H.
Pasadena, CA
52 reviews
I really love this scrub. I wouldn't say that it helps with blemishes, but it does help with taming my pores. I love the light apricot scent and I love using this all over my body, especially for the summer months. It's super affordable too!
Brenda S.
13 reviews
Love this product I've used it for years!! I use it twice a week literally removes all dirt dead skin cells and makeup grime from face this is a scrub not a cleanser I do recommend washing gave first than using your scrub. Fantastic product
Natasha J.
Jackson , CA
56 reviews
This used to be my all time favorite scrub until I found out that they use crushed apricot pits which cause tiny microscopic tears in your skin, which in turn can cause infections. Not good! Be very careful if you choose to use this product.
Lexie H.
Vale, NC
163 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I love this products it one of the only products I have found that actually works on my very oily face !! It smells great and all the little black beads in it removes all the dry skin and it leaves my fave feeling very smooth I absolutely recommend it !!
Alondra V.
18 reviews
I have used this product for probably more than 3 years. I have to say I suffered with small amount of blemishes and I didn't want to use make up to over them. I wanted a wash that would wipe them out fast and keep them away. This product is my savior. I went through so many products and this was gentle on my skin. I won't ever change again.
Alexis L.
93 reviews
This scrub really does help with breakouts! I get the occasional hormonal acne and I always go to this scrub (and my Mario Badescu buffering lotion, but that little bottled miracle is another story) to reduce the amount of time I have to spend fighting and dreading the little painful bumps. Great stuff, and it leaves skin feeling smooth and radiant!
Jenna H.
Binghamton, NY
44 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
The most classic and the best face wash ever. I also have kp on the backs of my upper arms (keratosis pilaris- small bumps around hair follicle) and using this daily in the shower has been a huge help is decreasing the redness and the bumps.
Sara F.
8 reviews
I love the St Ives apricot blemish exfoliating scrub. In high school I was going through a face with my skin where I could not use any facial cleansing or exfoliating products that geared toward acne. So when I stumbled upon this it became my holy grail product. I loved it do much. I still love it but as I got older my skin began to become extremely sensitive so I discontinued it but it works great
Chanthary P.
Baldwin Park , CA
16 reviews
At first i loved this product but after using it a couple times my face would break out what seemed to be every time i used it.. i came across an exfoliation video on youtube and heard the guru talking about how the apricot seeds aren't even in size and how it causes microtears on your face, my skin can't handle the abrasiveness of this product so I've opted for different brands that work well for my face.. although my sister loves this product.. as for me, it's a no!
Jessica W.
Fredericksbrg, VA
225 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
Holy grail in skin care. I keep it in my shower and use it to wash my face. It gently exfoliates leaving my face super smooth and fresh feeling. I've had issues off and on with acne, and the only way I've kept acne gone for good has been while I've regularly used this stuff. And it's super cheap too. I will never stop using this product.
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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