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
joyce y.
University Pl, WA
74 reviews
Love this face wash so much. I use it every single night and I noticed that It did improve my skin and I've been only using it for a week. I started using that all over my face with my vanity planet which is a brush, and I noticed that I got rid of one of my scars which is really cool and I'm really happy that this works for my skin type. I also have oily to normal skin.
Shawn P.
New Orleans, LA
8 reviews
I watch a video on you tube about cleansing the skin and i use the St.Ives blemish control love this product. This is my first time using the product and will continue. It was very gentle I think I scrub my face to hard. The product do not need any improvements.
Adriana M.
20 reviews
I purchased this scrub because I suffered from stress-induced acne, and I needed some help! This scrub is nice. It makes your skin feel soft and clean, and I enjoyed the smell. But it didn't get rid of my acne at all. So I stopped using and would most likely never purchase again. (My skin type is oily/combination)
Sam T.
Arlington, TX
6 reviews
I love this product and line, but i honestly prefer St. Ives' green tea scrub much more, just because i struggle with breakouts and it works to soothe them. Also, when i use this scrub, i always end up with some gritty stuff left on my face and it feels weird. But it is a wonderful exfoliant, so that i do recommend
Saumya S.
Chevy Chase, MD
12 reviews
Ever since I understood the concept of exfoliating, I have used this. It is the best I could have used on my super sensitive skin. It does justice to what it claims and keeps my skin from getting any break outs. It is a gentle formula that exfoliates without over drying the skin. Love it and thumbs up to this one.
Nicole S.
Patterson, NY
26 reviews
I remember toting this back and forth in my overnight bag for sleepovers as a teen. Now, it's in my medicine cabinet next to my son's mouthwash. It's one of those cult products that will always have a place in my beauty routine. Gets rid of blackheads, dead skin, and leaves your face radiant. I also sneak it on my hands and feet to get rid of rough patches and cuticles.
Yvonne J.
Nicholson, PA
2 reviews
I wasn't all that impressed. I have very sensitive skin, and have been searching for probably a decade for a scrub that didn't make my skin worse. You know what I've found that works great? WATER. For the average day, I wash my face with just water... but if I need a good scrub, once a week I just use lemon and sugar. No breakouts, just a nice, clean, exfoliated face.
Jessica C.
Jericho, NY
7 reviews
I have been using Saint Ives Apricot Scrub for over five years and have generally been satisfied with the results. For the reasonable price, it exfoliates my skin without causing a great deal of irritation. In the last few months, I have noticed that the side of the tube has been cracking along the seem. This causes the product to leak out the side when I squeeze the bottle. If this were fixed, I would have no qualms with this product!
Shannon G.
Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
10 reviews
I haven't yet purchased this product myself, but I use it every time I stay at a friend's house and it is magical. Each time I use it, I feel absolutely refreshed and ready to take on the day. It's great for my oily, acne-prone skin, and leaves me feeling very clean, but not dried out. I'll be buying this very soon.
Jessica S.
Wixom, MI
22 reviews
I always have this product in my bathroom. I use in a few times a week, although I do believe it is safe for everyday use. It leaves my skin feeling fresh, rejuvenated and smooth. The salicylic acid also helps with any minor breakouts I get. Can't find a comparable product for anywhere near the price of this one.
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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