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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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
Jamie B.
121 reviews
This product is an effective physical exfoliator, but I thought it was too harsh on my dry/sensitive skin. The exfoliating particles are quite large and rough. I really didn’t notice any acne control benefits either. I definitely wouldn’t recommend using this more than once a week, even on a different skin type.
Stephanie S.
Washington, DC
44 reviews
My name is Stephanie, I’m currently 19 years old. I have dry,sensitive and combination skin. I have always loved this products therefore I decided to try this cleanser out. It was gentle not too hard on the skin and for someone who has dry and sensitive skin it works great. This product smells great. This product is on the affordable side therefore it’s definitely worth it, I would highly recommend this product and I hope it works for you!
Matt M.
Lexington, KY
102 reviews
Great facial scrub for breakouts!!

Gently exfoliates and polishes skin without being to abrasive! Smells great and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth!

Met all of my expectations but not necessary for my every day routine!

HausOfGlittah Approved
Erin M.
60 reviews
Purchased at: CVS
I started using this product as a last resort, nothing could clear my skin. I noticed a difference within two days! Skin was brighter and already clearing up! Great for sensitive skin! Deep exfoliation but nothing too harsh on the skin
Melissa B.
Anderson, CA
496 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I used to use this alot. It is very inexpensive and smells great. The exfoliating beeds are kindof big for my liking, and it can actually be a bit drying with daily use. But it's a great option for any budget!
Sydney H.
43 reviews
I have been using it for a month and it seems to be helping. I still get breakouts though. It isn’t to harsh although, I don’t have sensitive skin. It doesn’t seem to treat acne you already have. The price is very goo because you get a lot of product and it does help. I would definitely recommend!
Natalie O.
Staten Island, NY
114 reviews
This is by far my FAVORITE face scrub. I use it a few times a week and alternate with plain dove bar soap, and my skin stays under control. It can be abrasive is you use too much and don't moisturizer afterwards, but I love it. The smell is so fresh, and I love the fact that the scrub itself is made out of walnut shells. I hate those fake beads that are in most scrubs.
Louisa B.
89 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This stuff is very very harsh. I don’t think I would recommend this to anyone. If you don’t rub it into your skin then maybe you can use it. Otherwise it will do more damage than good. Tearing your skin is not the way to clean it or make it healthy! There are other drugstore options that are better.
Qyara G.
Grants Pass, Oregon
13 reviews
Ive been using this product for about a year and a half and I love it! It has little exfoliating balls in the scrub and it feels like a sandpaper rubbing on your skin. If you have sensitive skin this is not a good product to buy. If you can handle it then I will definitely reccomend it!
Hayley C.
12 reviews
The product smells great and has a nice texture. It is a mild exfoliante, so it is ok for everyday use. I used it everyday in the evening, and it takes off makeup pretty well too. It does a pretty good job of keeping my acne under control, and leaves my skin with a nice smooth texture.
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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