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
Ashley B.
27 reviews
My skin does not like this. I bought this because the reviews were great. Day one, pimples appeared. Day two, more pimples appeared. I thought it was a product you would have to use for a week to see results but I continued to used and never saw good results. I did love the smell and the softness of my skin after using.
Esmeralda M.
Inglewood, CA
8 reviews
This product is good but drys out my skin. Best to use only 3 times a week. This product I use to mix it with another cleaner that is less drying to the skin but I think its great for oily sink
Madison H.
Las Vegas, NV
28 reviews
I use this scrub when it's in the winter months when my skin is dry and flaky. I usually will use it about 2-3 times per week. The scrubbing properties of this product are truly amazing. It's not too rough to exfoliate with, but not weak either. It gets the job done!
Danielle D.
Durham, NC
74 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I really liked this scrub as a child and adolescent. In the past few years I have tried it again after a hiatus, and it's not the same product I remember. I think the grains are a little too big. They are a bit rough on the skin. Instead of the glowing clean skin this product once provided, I am left with redness and irritability. I hope I somehow managed to get a bad tube!?
Stephanie D.
Toledo, OH
12 reviews
I use this scub every day! I feel like it removes all the dead skin leaving my skin soft and fresh looking. It's not to hard on your skin but does give it a good scrub which is what I like in face wash. I highly recommend this and for sure am going to keep using it
Nicole C.
Pittsburgh, PA
20 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Love this stuff!!! Been using it for a few years now. Really helps with the blackheads on my nose and acne on my chin. It leaves my skin really smooth. I love that the ingredients are so natural and that the exfoliating ingredient is ground walnut shell. Works so well!!!!
Priscilla W.
Angier, Nc
40 reviews
My skin is more sensitive than most… I use the scrub about every three days… If I use it anymore I do find that my face peels. Using it in moderation does give me great results and does exfoliate wonderfully. Great price – I would purchase this product again and again.
Maddy C.
Suwanee, GA
16 reviews
Love love love this for everyday use. It is a great scrub to those with moderate skin. I don't think there is any acid to clear acne so I would use another to clear the spots! Smells great and is really abrasive. If you have sensitive skin, use the green tea one they use!
Evelyn F.
16 reviews
I use this face cleanser almost everyday! It is gentle on skin and has great exfoliating power. It surpassed my expectations based on the price. I have been using it for years now. It is very inexpensive and does a great job for the price. I would incorporate more acne fighting ingredients but other than that I love it! 
Jennifer F.
Pearland, TX
16 reviews
don't know how many different acne products I've tried. Well, the search is over because I am not someone who grew up with clear skin--quite the opposite. My face was a complete mess. I tried proactive multiple times, always disappointed. This is my new go to cleanser.
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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