St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
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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
Nicole S.
Cameron, NC
122 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This is a decent scrub. It has a pleasant smell and works as described. I have minimal breakouts usually due to testing different facial cleansers and masks. This product worked in clearing up my skin and keeping the small breakouts from getting too inflamed and clearing them away quickly. I recommend this product.
Theresa C.
51 reviews
This scrub surprisingly works really well! I love the travel size, because when I'm away from home and all of my facial care products, I can just use the apricot scrub to keep blemishes and acne away. The only problem is that the grains are pretty tough on my sensitive skin, so I don't rub it in too hard.
Katie G.
Aldan , Pa
174 reviews
since using this product i rarely have any breakouts and when i do it is no where close to what id call a break out before using this product. i have been using this product for well over a year now. i recommend this product to anyone suffering from blemishes or black heads. it changed my life.
Jessie K.
Richmond, VA
38 reviews
This is not my favorite face wash as I prefer something a little bit more gentle on the skin, however, sometimes when I need to switch it up, this is a nice option. I would not use it every day, but if you are looking for something to mix it up every couple days or so, this is a decent product.
Sharice F.
Toledo, OH
8 reviews
This is the only facial cleanser that I will buy because of how affordable it is and the fact that I know it will work. I have never been anything other than satisfied with the St. Ives brand and this product!!
Francis  E.
8 reviews
I'm rating this scrub a B only because I use an apricot scrub from Burt's bees that works amazingly but it is more costly than st Ives. This is a good product. I personally used it for months and loved how it left my face feeling fresh and clean. As for the blackheads, it does a good job in completing a deep clean on your face. The reason I use Burt's bees now instead of st Ives is that their product feels and smells more natural and leaves my face leaving a lot smoothr.
Jessica S.
New Rochelle , NY
132 reviews
I started to use this product and didn't like it at all. it didn't do anything to my face which i have combo skin. but i am still using it to finish the product instead of throwing it away. what i do like about this product is the texture. after i washed my face, my face did feel clean and fresh.
Paige s.
Nicholasville , KY
38 reviews
I personally love this product... However I go to a very reputable cosmetology school and we have been tought proper skin care.. And this face wash is bad for your skin. The beads in it aren't perfectly sphere and this causes tiny scratches on your face.. Like taking a pumice stone to your face.
Angelica F.
Colorado Springs, CO
12 reviews
I use this every other day and I like it okay but it can be abrasive and harsh if overused. I have dry skin, so I need a deep exfoliate, and this does an amazing job at that and it does help fight off blackheads and minor breakouts that may occur. However, I would NOT recommend daily use.
Rena E.
159 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This product id suggest for any age group. Slightly abrasive, however it delivers a deep clean. I've used this product since I was a preteen dealing with ache. Now in my mid 20's my skin has changed and i don't need to use it has often but it's still a good product to have in your skin arsenal.
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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