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
Shelly H.
Greenville, SC
14 reviews
I use this to help with my acne breakouts on my face and back. I really like the exfoliation and it is cheap! I would recommend this to anyone who has mild acne. The smell and feel of the face wash is good. It is better than similarly priced products.
Taylor F.
Fayetteville, AR
18 reviews
Favorite exfoliator, doesn't break me out even though it's a little harsh so I don't use it every day but every few days instead. I would recommend, met expectations for an exfoliator, and helped break outs. 
Samantha B.
96 reviews
Hate this product! It leaves my skin in worse condition compared to before putting it on. I always try it then am disappointed. I break out and my skin gets textured. I need to remember to stop wasting my money. Not good for dry or sensitive skin!
Connor M.
Milwaukee, WI
31 reviews
Growing up I had small bumps on the lower part of both cheeks. The Apricot Scrub helped smooth some of those out leaving my face feeling great and my confidence boosted. I do still use apricot scrub every other day and have been for over 5 years now.
Taty B. Uni D.
26 reviews
Great product! I use daily in my skincare routine. Noticeably smoother clearer skin in just two days. Effective and affordable. You can find this product at most drugstores, super-centers and even grocery stores.
Priscilla L.
32 reviews
I like this product. I used it at night to wash all my makeup off. It also had little beads to help exfoliate your skin. It’s a good price for the product. I will definitely buy again. Not too harsh on face also.
Lisa F.
477 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I have rosacea and this was too harsh for my face. I used on other parts of my body but not my face. This can be bought at Target or Walmart for about $4. I think this would be better for someone with oily skin, not someone with sensitive skin. 
Kylee O.
190 reviews
Great product, small price, clarifying, doesn't dry skin, removes dead skin cells, creates smooth skin. Really great product and it's also extremely gentle. Lasts a long time, and it's a very large portion for such a great price
Lyrissa S.
8 reviews
I don’t use this as often anymore per my dermatologist’s advice. When I did use it, I would use it maybe 1 time every 2 week’s due to the cuts from the exfoliants my skin would get. It does help with my acne, but it’s not the safest thing out there.
Kelly L.
Mooresville, NC
44 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I used to love this scrub in college but recently feel like it doesn’t do my face as much justice as it used to. Not sure if they changed the formula, but it doesn’t feel as scrubby! It still smells great, so I would recommend it off of smell alone.
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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