St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
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  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
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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
Aayesha G.
College Sta, TX
55 reviews
This is a good exfoliant I've used for years. It gives my face a fresh feeling and smells nice too. The only problem I have with it is the texture and the way it comes off on the skin. It's gritty and has a harsh feeling when first applied. I wouldn't recommend this product to someone who has very gentle/sensitive skin.
Priscila F.
Miami, FL
45 reviews
I've used this product for three years now many because I actually feel like it cleanses my face and I like the consistency and smell of the product. My only complaint is that I've never noticed a difference in my black heads but again I don't get those often so I'm not sure how it would work for someone that does , I would recommend this for someone that does not have sensitive skin because it can be rough on the face but I personally like it
Megan K.
Little Elm, TX
149 reviews
I love this drug-store scrub. It smells great and gets the job done. Great for the price to add to your cleansing routine. It can be super coarse at the beginning, but I don't have sensitive skin, so I got used to it and liked the feeling. I felt like it was getting deep down in my pores and really cleaning the surface.
Michele W.
Atlanta, GA
83 reviews
I used to use this back in high school religiously. I love the light peach scent to it and the beads make it feel like you're actually doing some cleaning. It can be a little harsh for those with sensitive skin. I have since stopped using this product because I have a Clarisonic which works better with cream and liquid face washes.
Kailey H.
Hesperia, CA
10 reviews
This is a nice exfoliator for the price. It has small beads, or bits of apricot(not sure), that make me like it's really working. I also like that it has apricots in it, making me feel better about never buying organic products. Lol. It is pretty harsh, so I would not recommend it for sensitive skin. Hope this helped! :D
Jamie O.
Parkville, MO
46 reviews
I have been using this since I was in middle school (like 15 years). It's the absolute best facial scrub, it makes my face feel so clean and smooth. The price is great, and is on par with much more high end exfoliation products. It's not abrasive and doesn't irritate my slightly sensitive skin. I will use this forever!!
Sahony B.
143 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I herd many people dislike this product because of the apricot pieces being very hard and not dissolving on to your skin but I actually enjoy it because the fact that the tiny piece's are hard it takes out all the dirt or makeup build up when I apply and wash my face with it PLUS it leaves my face super duper smooth.
Courtenay G.
Hempstead, NY
107 reviews
I have been using this product for as long as I can remember. This product exfoliates and cleanses my face so well! I would advise against using it too often, as it can be damaging to your face. I have noticed tiny micro scratches in my skin when I used it more often that normal. I like to use it once every 2 weeks, no more than once a week. That is what works well for my skin.
Amanda C.
Downey, Ca
15 reviews
I have been using St. Ives Apricot Scrub for years and I love it! I really does keep my face clear and blemish free. I use this scrub about 3 times a week, and I would not recommend this product for every day use because it can cause your skin to get too oily. Definitely try this product if you are suffering from acne.
Cara C.
Richmond, VA
8 reviews
This scrub works great at removing dead skin and cleaning off makeup! It's definitely a harsher scrub but works great! My skin feels smooth after and I can tell that any blemishes I had are either smaller or gone in the morning.
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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