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
Julianne L.
Avenal, CA
8 reviews
I like this product because its affordable and it does clean your face well. It doesn't really help with my blackheads or blemishes but it does leave your face clean and fresh. It is a good exfoliation product to clean out your dead skin. But to help this product work more, buy a scrub while using it. It really gets into your pores and clean all the dirt.
Anna R.
New York, NY
23 reviews
I have probably repurchased this product about 15 times at this point. It is incredible. Such a good exfoliator and a little goes such a long way. I would say if your skin is irritated easily to find something with a smaller size scrub because this one is quite large - but I prefer it that way.
Whitney V.
Greensboro, NC
21 reviews
So I know that it isn't always suggested to use daily... but I do! I have always had normal skin with the occasional PMS breakout, but using this scrub (not too vigorously) daily has really made a positive difference on my skin. It is insanely soft, clear, and I can proudly not wear any foundation!
chelsea w.
Russellville, AR
38 reviews
I used this one and the green one everyday for three months while I was at basic training last summer. It was a hundred degrees and I was sweating so much, but always had a beautiful clear face and back/shoulders! It was perfect.
Christen H.
North Miami, FL
85 reviews
I wish I loved the product, because I love the smell BUT its to harsh on my skin! If you have sensitive skin I don't recommend it.. it gave me a rash.. but I don't know a lot of people who don't have sensitive skin and they wont trade this product for the world. So it is a great product just not for me!
Mia W.
3 reviews
Over-all I disliked this product. I have sensitive skin and not only did this dry it out, it caused me to break out because of all the harsh chemicals in it! I only used it once or twice a week, and it still caused issues. The exfoliating bits are very abrasive and can really irritate your skin. I've used it on my face, chest, and back, and didn't like it anywhere.
The only place it does feel good and not cause issues, is exfoliating your hands, which is all I would recommend it for.
Samantha M.
347 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
This scrub is very gentle. If you're looking for an intense exfoliant this is not for you. It smells amazing & cleanses the skin, but is not a miracle product. If you have dry/normal or normal/oily skin this will be great for you, but if you have acne or problematic skin this won't do much for you.
Sabrina N.
El Paso, TX
39 reviews
I bought and finished two of these scrubs. The first I used every day and then I realized it was a product meant to be used a couple times per week. It helped my skin on occasion and didn't do much the rest of the time. This is an okay product for the price but I have defintely experienced better.
Alina C.
North Bergen, NJ
33 reviews
This scrub works well but the crushed shells in it can cause small cuts in the gentle skin of the face which can irritate the skin. It really isn't that great for your face but as a body exfoliator, used on rougher skin such as the legs, it will get rid of the dead skin and allow for a closer shave.
Destiny R.
Phoenix, AZ
11 reviews
This product is the ultimate exfoliator. It does a lot of removing of dead skin while not being more than 6 bucks. I have a trouble with acne and this product doesn't really help too much in that area but it does leave my skin feeling smooth and fresh after use. Plus the product lasts a while too.
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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