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
Amber J.
Jacksonville , FL
12 reviews
I always have at least 2 face washes in my shower, and this is ALWAYS one of them. I have a small area on my face (the sides of my nose and my eyebrows) that have psoriasis. This scrub gets rid of the flakiness without aggravating my skin. It also doesn't dry out my skin or leave it too oily, so it controls my acne as well.
Michelle H.
Redlands, CA
79 reviews
I don't think this apricot scrub works that well to remove blackheads but it does slough the dry skin off nicely. Your skin will feel so smooth afterwards. It's especially nice in the winter months when your skin gets dry and possibly flaky. Also it is pretty inexpensive & all the stores carry their own dupe version of it.
Leslie G.
Montclair, CA
46 reviews
I have been using st Ives for about two years now and since then i have seen some changes. it is now much softer when you apply it to your face and you can still feel the grains that exfoliate your skin but are no longer as rough as before. this has helped me clear out my face from time to time when i have needed it. i use it about three times a week and haven't noticed any damages.
Margaret O.
Chicago, IL
5 reviews
I have tried a bunch of different face washes for my combination skin. I have never ever had a product work as well as St. Ives Blemish Control Scrub. I use twice a day, and immediately after, use toner to keep my face hydrated. The scrub is not too harsh on skin. Really does keep your skin blemish free, soft, and beautiful. Definitely recommend, Target sells it for under $4.00.
Samantha P.
Fort Hood, TX
16 reviews
This scrub is not for wimps! It is everything they tell you not to use. It's abrasive, it's drying, and you know what? It works! I use it once a week to really exfoliate and clean my skin. It also helps with those little annoying bumps on my arms. For the price, it can't be beat, but steer clear if you have sensitive skin.
Nichole M.
San Antonio, TX
55 reviews
So I have been using this product for about 10 years now and I have to say I love it as a step in my skin care routine. I wouldn't recommend using this alone unless you have very mild acne. I have suffered from cystic acne for a long time and using this as my first step followed by my favorite cleanser keeps my skin the best.
Glenda F.
Ft Washington, MD
79 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I love this product i have used it many times and it really works after you use it you can actually feel the difference on your face it feels cleaner/fresh and smoothr and it does take all of your blackhead out..I recommend this product it's really good and it does not smell nasty like other brand this one smell like apricot
Kelsie S.
Deerfield, WI
73 reviews
I use this in the shower and the green tea out of the shower and at night. The thick beads are great and make your skin feel extra smooth and clean. Larger exfoliating beads are not good for your skin to use a lot, so that's why I use it just in the shower. The green tea is used more, with finer beads. Both work great!!!
Emily S.
69 reviews
This is decent to use once a week or so. I've heard that the scrubbers are too harsh to ever use on skin, so I'm deciding not to use this anymore. It seemed to work alright for me, but I think the scrubbers irritate any skin that is blemish prone. And, if I don't have blemishes, I try to use the most gentle wash as possible.
Lauren H.
Mc Graw, NY
84 reviews
I used to used this apricot scrub daily in high school, it's very affordable
And efficient. It works great getting rid and preventing blackheads. It makes your skin feel very soft and refreshed. It's one of the best exfoliating face washes I have ever used. Writing this survey actually makes me want to go purchase this ASAP.
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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