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
Ana E.
Irving, TX
30 reviews
I bought this a while back and it works great. It makes my skin feel very smooth and fresh afterwards. I think the package says this, but don't use it every day because that's not good for your skin. But I liked it very much in comparison to some other scrubs that I've bought. It lessened the blackheads on my nose.
Tedi B.
Arcadia, CA
5 reviews
This product worked well for blackheads and blemishes like it says it works good for reducing size of pores and leaves your face feeling fresh but my skin started getting dry after I would use it and I have achne so the first week it worked well for cleaning my face but after a little time it was ineffective and my breakouts seemed worse but if you only have a black head problem then this product is for you or if you have oily skin.
Raina R.
New York, NY
54 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Generally, I have used this scrub and liked it with positive results.

However, if you have large pores like I do- make sure to thoroughly rinse after using. I have found that a quick wipe with a make up removing pad clears up excess scrub that may have been missed.
Jennifer B.
De Pere, WI
8 reviews
It's fairly effective on combination skin. It's not too drying and helps a bit with acne. The scent is okay with a faint apricot scent mixed with a medicinal smell. The gritty texture makes it feel like you are doing some quality exfoliating. The price is fair for the effectiveness for the product. In fact, I would say you are getting Moore than what you are paying for.
Sasha-Shae W.
Far Rockaway, NY
13 reviews
If you have acne prone and sensitive skin, this product just works! I've used this for years, and even though I have very sensitive skin it is gentle enough to remove dirt and impurities and also keep the acne at bay. Non-irritating as well. Definitely give it a try.
Jenn S.
Chicago, IL
96 reviews
I love how this product feels when you rub it all over your face. It literally scrubs away all your dry skin and leaves your skin hydrated and so smooth. As for the blackhead control - I don't think it's doing it's job as I still get a random blackhead here and there as I did before I started using this product.
Ashley D.
Gardner, MA
16 reviews
Apricot scrub is something I live by. I love the way it exfoliates my skin, which it does a really good job at. I love the smell and it leaves my face feeling so clean and wonderful. This really is a must have for all females. I even know some men that swear by it!
Tiffany A.
144 reviews
This was a deluxe sample in my Wal-Mart beauty box. I love that it is sulfate and paraben free, and that it is safe for all skin types even though it has a pretty gritty texture. I have acne around "certain" times, and could use this to clear up my skin effectively.
Tanner E.
Danville, CA
236 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I have really sensitive skin when it comes to face wash, use the product an my face breaks out, but since I've been using this face wash my face is clear of black heads and acne. My face does however break out when the bottle gets almost empty not sure why though.
Brittany S.
Delanson , NY
173 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
Love this product! I have dry and sensitive skin and I've never had an issue using this product. I'll use it ever 2-3 days and it helps keep my acne away while leaving my skin soft and smooth.
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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