St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
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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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  • "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
Kaitlin H.
Homeworth, OH
43 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This is the only cleaner my husband will use. He swears by it. I have recently started using it too, and I am impressed. I like that it does fight blemishes, but I don't feel that it dries my skin out at all. I also like that it is exfoliating without being too rough.
Covina, CA
27 reviews
I've been using this product for years now. I have a big problem with blackheads on my nose, and I must admit there have been times when I go a while without scrubbing and I definitely see a change. This scrub works wonders with my face leaving it feeling soft and clean
Tanner M.
Littleton, NC
1 review
I have never had severe acne, but I do get a couple of pimples here and there. I've used this product for 2 months now and I have to say it is BY FAR the best scrub I have ever used. I use this every morning, afterwards using Simple Moisturizing Face Wash, and since I have started this routine I have only had 1 pimple! Even that pimple went away after a day or two. I would highly recommend this product to anyone with acne, or trouble skin.
stephy R.
99 reviews
Absolutely love this apricot scrub from St. Ives.
The scrub is gentle yet super effective, it removes dead skin and leaves me with a dewy renewed appearance, smaller pores and glowing skin! The price makes it a top contender!!! You cant get a better product for the price!
Irma D.
Tustin , CA
38 reviews
I have been using this product for a very long time, years. My face and neck feel super soft and clean after using it. The grainy texture really helps get those blackheads on the nose. I love it, I don't think I'm ever going to change to another product. Simple and cheap!
Jahniya C.
Brooklyn, NY
3 reviews
Most dermotologist wouldn't suggest this as a daily wash. The bead for the micro dermobration are too large and can iritate skin. I use it on my back and once a month. It is not suggested by professionals for everday use on ones face. I suggest using Cetaphil as a daily cleanser. It gentle and gives a great clean
Lucia W.
Nashville, TN
14 reviews
I have been using St. Ives Apricot Scrub since the mid '90s. I have tried other exfoliators over the years, and always come back to this one. It's an affordable brand that you can find at your local grocery, but don't let that fool you. This is great at clearing pores and leaves your skin soft, not dried out or flakey.
Natalia H.
Miami, FL
184 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
It's a great exfoliant! It definitely helps my skin look radiant and glow, even after immediate use. Using this alone won't completely get rid of blemishes but it definitely helps. It's not my favorite scent but it's not very strong so it doesn't bother me all that much
Latrunda S.
Shreveport, LA
33 reviews
For years I used the Apricot Scrub to combat oily skin. I for the most part liked the product. I did not like the gritty feeling as it could at times seem too harsh for my sensitive skin. I eventually discontinued using St.Ives once my dermatologist recommended cetaphil products which I actually have fallen in love with.
Aubrey S.
Vermilion, OH
15 reviews
This is my holy grail scrub! I use it 1-2 times a week and I am in love! It gets rid of any blackheads I have on and around my nose and makes my skin feel soft and clean! I highly recommend this product as a weekly exfoliate! It smells good and isn't to harsh on the skin!
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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