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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  • Do people use this on areas other than their faces?160 Answers
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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
Mandy J.
Pahrump, NV
75 reviews
I love to use this on my body to help with acne but DO NOT use this on your face. It's way too rough for your face ad it causes tiny little tears. You need to be really careful with the skin on your face and this just isn't for that purpose. I love it on my body but it's just way too rough to use on your face
Lady B.
Meriden, CT
11 reviews
I absolutely love st Ives products. This scrub leaves my skin feeling AMAZING. Usually, after using any scrub my faces dries up instantly but this scrub provides me with the right amount of moisture where it's not uncomfortable. A plus is the apricot smell !
Taylor z.
milwaukee, WI
42 reviews
I honestly love this face wash! I can feel and see the difference on my face after I use it, I don't wash my face everyday, mainly every other day but I love this face wash the best out of all of the ones I have tried.
Natasha M.
Atlanta, GA
13 reviews
I swear by this stuff. Leaves my face silky smooth and blemish free.
I Love This Scrub! I've Started Using It To Help With My Acne, And It Really Helps, Especially With Blackheads I've Never Been Able To Get Rid Of Until Now. I Put It On In The Shower, Roughly Every Two Days So As Not To Overuse It. For The Record, It Also Helps A Lot With Ingrown Hairs.
Taylor F.
Rochester, NY
20 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
It's a nice product but with my oily, sensitive, acne prone skin, it made me break out and the exfoliation beads cut my skin. I say nice product, because some of my friends love it but they have wonderful skin. I do not.
Carolyn S.
6 reviews
Forgive my bad attempt at a TLC joke. Can't joke about scrubs, people! But this one is excellent for the price. Awesome to exfoliate the skin and really get into those hard to reach pores that just wont budge. Doesn't feel too harsh but you can feel it working. Absolutely love this scrub. I usually get the jar for my own purposes. But the tube is great as well!
Allyssa D.
Denham Spgs, LA
142 reviews
I love this stuff! It is my face's new BFF. I love just how soft and fresh my face feels after I use it. My husband also uses it for his ingrown hairs on his legs. I love the smell and that I know all of the ingredients!
Clara C.
Santa Rosa, CA
20 reviews
This product is great if your trying to peel dead skin off your feet but to use on your face is wayyyy to harsh. They have found fiberglass in this face washand other things that break open skin cells and in the long run makes skin more iritable and dry....
Pit P.
Dayton, OH
3 reviews
My favorite exfoliant, the wetting are super small and leaves my skin very clean and soft. It uses 2 day to the week, my skin is dry and should I exfoliate to remove all the skin dead that is accumulates.
Brooke M.
Fayetteville, AR
19 reviews
I've been using this for years and it definitely helps with dead skin and blemishes. But, agreeing with other reviews, I think the Walmart/Target brands are the exact same thing so if you want to save money, buy those.
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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