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
Kristen T.
102 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
This is a good product if you want to scrub your skin off your face. It's much too harsh of a scrub and only ever irritated my skin. Unless I found myself wearing 8 layers of makeup and needed to get them off, I wouldn't use this product ever again. =/
Erin C.
47 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I love this stuff, but it isn't something that I use everyday. It is very gritty and good at exfoliating so I try to use it about once or twice a week or whenever my skin feels super dull and gross. It always leaves my face feeling amazing and it is a great product for the price. Highly recommend.
Rachel V.
11 reviews
Not a huge fan...did not realize at the time ( though it was my own fault for not reading the entire package)that it was not to be used daily. The generic brand has much better exfoliant for weekly use, better smell and cheaper price tag. I did not notice it helping with blemishes or blackheads.
Abby P.
Youngstown, OH
260 reviews
I find this product to be too harsh on my sensitive skin, so I use it as a body scrub and I love it! I love it on my back and shoulders the most. Especially if you have any body acne -- this will really keep it in check while exfoliating your skin. love!
Raven C.
Cedar Grove, WV
8 reviews
Absolutely love this stuff! I have dry patches on my cheeks and this works perfectly to remove the dry skin. Very gentle but effective . I've used this product for a long time now and would recommend. I can't say enough good things about this product.
Teresa R.
62 reviews
I have loved this scrub for years. It's great for a once-a-week exfoliation routine. Makes my skin feel soft and smooth, and feels nice when I'm using it. Not too harsh. I miss the old scent, though, I feel like the new smell is a little chemical-y. :(
Jessica T.
Springfield, IL
152 reviews
I like the scrub. Especially when I need a really deep deep scrubbing. The ingredients and scrubbing bumps in it are really tough so whenever I have a greasy spout or breakout area it's my favorite to use. I always use it in the shower because I am messy.
Ariel M.
12 reviews
Love the feeling after washing my face. I have only recently started trying face products and compared to clean & clear i prefer this. This makes me feel like i cleaned my face thoroughly but it doesn't feel greasy afterwards. And my fave feels fresh!
Marcela P.
Glen cove, NY
196 reviews
I have been using this product since I was little. My grandma used to buy it for me, not so long ago I found it again at CVS and we rekindled our relationship! I love this scrub, I always have dry skin, but this doesn't hurt it, it actually helps my skin!
Lauren N.
5 reviews
This St. Ives product is wonderful. Every other exfoliating scrub I have ever tried has dried out my skin. I have been using this wash for almost a month now, and I can honestly say I have never once had that problem. I still use a moisturizer afterwards.
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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