St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
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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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  • Do people use this on areas other than their faces?160 Answers
  • Can it be used on sensitive skin? 109 Answers
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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
kelly D.
20 reviews
I have pretty bad acne, so picking out the right face wash is important. I am really pleased with this stuff, as it's helped keep my face blemish free!

Also, did you know that those plastic beads in the cheaper scrubs are washing down the drains and entering the oceans and killing fish? Apricots are natural and don't kill fish. So that makes this face wash an ecofriendly product.
Amanda Jean R.
Fort Wayne, IN
37 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I have pretty bad breakout's at times, but using this 2-3 times a week helps control them! GREAT exfoliator with little to no irritation or dry skin as a result! Also, additional bonus is the scent! Comes in many types, I buy Naturally Clear for Blemish & Blackhead Control!
Haley G.
112 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
At first, I loved the scrub. I felt like I was getting a true clean but after a couple of weeks, my skin felt raw. I had actually gotten a few cuts from the scrub! It actually made me break out more after because it wasn't getting as clean as I thought. I had to stop using it.
Yesenia F.
Las Vegas, NV
87 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Okay this product is one of the best ones I have tried. Its amazing and smells really good. Its not so harsh but it does leave your skin dry. It makes my skin look amazing and I absolutely love it.
Samantha S.
36 reviews
I always keep this in my shower rack! I love how it makes my skin feel scrubed clean but with out the harshness of actually scrubbing it. I have sensitive skin so this is really good.
Marie G.
Lorain, OH
93 reviews
This is my favorite scrub, I've been using this since I was in middle school. Every few days I'll use it to feel that extra squeaky clean feeling. It's always kept my skin nice and clear. It's great stuff and lasts you a long time.
priya a.
Saint Louis, MO
13 reviews
I have been using this since high school and I love it. I use it twice weekly since I have somewhat sensitive skin and it works just fine. My skin always feels smooth and soft right after I use it and it lasts for 2-3 days. Before I started using this I would get pimple and blackheads frequently, but now I barely get any.
Tara P.
O Fallon, IL
74 reviews
My husband used to use this as a daily cleanser for the salicylic acid. I personally think it is too much to use a scrub on your face every day. It smells nice though and works as intended. I prefer Clinique's scrub because the exfoliant is very fine and gentle on the face.
Maya M.
109 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
LOVE THIS STUFF!! just started using it and it smells so good and makes your skin so soft. i have purchased two bottles already and i love it. i have noticed a difference in my skin and i will continue to repurchase. 10/10 definitely pick this one up
Pratima W.
Brooklyn, NY
82 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
When I first purchased this I absolutely loved it. It would leave my fave feeling refreshed and clean after rinsing it off. The exfoliating beads were not harsh and I used it daily. But after awhile my skin for used to it and it didn't help. But I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking to try something new.
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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