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
Christina L.
Albion, NY
9 reviews
I purchased this product specifically for the blackhead and blemish controlling properties, but I was disappointed in the level of performance. I'm not sure if it's just my skin, or if this would a problem for other people. The product does exfoliate and did leave my skin soft, but after several consistent uses there were no changes in my blemish/black head problem.
Maria A.
Las Vegas, NV
37 reviews
It smells great, is easy to use, doesn't irritate somewhat sensitive skin...but after a while i had to switch to a different scrub. It took maybe a month or so but eventually it just quit fighting blemishes. I switched to a different cleanser for a while and now I'm back to this. It's working wonders again.
Jewell E.
Austin, KY
4 reviews
Started using this when I was a teenager. Worked great then I had mild acne. Later on in Abdul the years acne got worse and this didn't help much. I love how soft it leaves your skin, and that it's a daily use scrub. I feel like part of the cause of my acne was dead skin! For mild blemishes this works well!
Yanela M.
14 reviews
I use this in the shower everyday now and i can say it has done wonders for me. it does prevent multiple blemishes from popping up, only a few come around now and i love it. i would recommend this because my skin is so soft afterwards and the scent it very nice.
Jennifer B.
South Holland, IL
42 reviews
This is my favorite face wash for lots of reasons:
It's natural.
The scrubbiness isn't too harsh.
The smell is great.
It doesn't dry out my skin.
It's reasonably priced.

I have no complaints!
Tiffany H.
Shrewsbury, MA
62 reviews
I'm 35. I've been using St Ives Apricot scrub since I was in middle school. 20-25 years of using a product and it is STILL as amazing as it was when I first tried it. Gentle exfoliation, awesome scent, blackhead buster, doesn't leave my sensitive skin on fire or dried out. Never run out of this stuff. It's perfect!
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
Fahima N.
Hollywood, FL
3 reviews
This St. Ives product is wonderful. Every other exfoliating scrub I have ever tried have dried out my skin. I will use them and immediately my skin feels too small and usually will start to flake right away. I have been using this wash for almost a month now and I can honestly say I have never once had that problem.
Eliza B.
Acworth, GA
27 reviews
Love this product. Have been using Ives facial scrub for many years. The scrub inside of it helps my skin feel very clean because it definitely helps you exfoliate during use. Love the way my skin feels after use. Helps avoid breakouts and the occasional blemish.
Miriam N.
Trinity, NC
35 reviews
I have used this scrub for years and still love it. Of course, I have issues with commitment and will stray to new and exciting scrubs from time to time. But St. Ives is always there to welcome me back again. The particles are not too fine or too harsh and my skin feels soft and refreshed afterwards. I usually use one to two times a week and follow with a moisturizer.
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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