St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
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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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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
Natalie C.
92 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
Product was recommended to me by my mother in law, and after a week I was hooked! This product is gentle enough to use everyday, and cleared my skin in no time! I love the smell and the texture of this product, and I also love that it doesn't dry out my skin!
Victoria C.
4 reviews
This scrub appears to be the favorite for most people looking for physical exfoliation. However, it can be damaging to sensitive skin. The exfoliant is walnut shells, ground, and while these are all natural, they can gouge your skin leaving areas where bacteria can grow. This scrub is best left to very occasional use, if at all.
Gabriella R.
Chicago, IL
69 reviews
I started using this product after receiving it in a voxbox, and I honestly love it. I've kept buying it since then. I use it every night before I go to sleep because the exfoliation really gets out a long days dirt, oil, and makeup.
Mallory B.
24 reviews
This is one of the worst products I know of to use on your face. The broken shells (used as the "scrub") create tiny micro-tears in your skin, which irritate and contribute to breaking you out more. I used this product for a while, but after doing research online I learned that this is NOT a safe product for most skin types.
Emily C.
Davie, FL
41 reviews
Great facial scrub. I don't use it daily, but I love the out come after I use it Leaves your face smooth and smells great after words. I do notice that my blemishes do go down after using the scrub 3-4 times a week,
Brooke C.
Tampa, FL
89 reviews
When I first began using this product, I really liked how it made your skin feel extremely smooth and exfoliated. However, as I continued to use it I felt as if it was too abrasive for my skin as my skin is very sensitive. I feel this would be a great product for people without sensitive skin. It also smells great and fresh!
Kristin M.
Franklin, NC
39 reviews
I got a bottle of this in my Campus Voxbox free to try, I love it. I have used it before when I broke out real bad during my pregnancy but it didn't work, (hormonal acne), so now almost a year later I tried it again and my skin is so clear and smooth! I recommend this as long as you're not trying to get rid of hormonal acne haha.
Jessie C.
Sacramento, CA
63 reviews
I love this scrub!!! it is awesome for anyone with blackheads or acne. I have extremely oily skin and this wipes away all the oil and leaves my face baby soft and scrubs the blackheads away. I also have a prescription topical gel that I use to combat acne overnight but it can leave my skin peeling in areas and this scrub gets rid of any dry skin or access medicine in the morning. 
Calliope H.
Antioch, TN
20 reviews
I have really oily skin and have yet to find a scrub or face wash that works to keep my face feeling clean without drying it out entirely. This one was probably one of my favorites, though, right above the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit face wash. The Apricot stuff smells really good and does clear up blackheads and give that really refreshed feeling to your skin ((better than microbeads, but harsh if you have sensitive skin)) but I wouldn't recommend using it more than once a week or so, unless you don't mind painful dry skin.
Jakayah M.
5 reviews
I used this scrub for a while and it was wonderful. I loved that it smelled good and that it was a thick/gritty texture because even though it was said texture, once applied to your skin it becomes smooth and feels like its working. Its rough like its getting rid of blackheads and then it becomes smooth like an everyday cleanser.
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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