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
Christina F.
Garner, NC
53 reviews
Love St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I've always had problems with acne (even still at age 25), and Apricot Scrub seems to do the trick! It works just as well as other acne control cleansers while also exfoliating my skin so it is left feeling smooth.
Karen O.
133 reviews
This product is great for cleaning your skin and such, but one of my beauty guru friends says that it gives you micro-tears in your skin! If this is false, I would absolutely recommend it because it's great, but if it's true, I would be cautious.
Sara S.
20 reviews
I use this product at least twice a week to exfoliate and I love the way it smells and feels. It isn’t harsh but definitely does it’s job. Plus my hands are soft after too! I cleanse my face with cetaphil before I use this and I think the combo of products is great. Will be buying more soon
Perla st, Perris
52 reviews
I have been using this product for years! i buy it over and over again, My husband likes it as well. the packaging is great i have no complaints on it. its a very good price for what the product does to my face. i would deffetnatly buy agin.
Monisha S.
S Ozone Park, NY
39 reviews
Is there anyone in the world who hasn’t used this? I can not speak on the acne part of this scrub because I do not have acne but, I use this about 2 times a week in the shower to get rid of any dead skin and dry patches that I have around my mouth area. Works like a charm on dry patches.
Briana M.
Blk River Fls, WI
28 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Works very well for ache prone skin. I use this a couple times a week and it keeps my face clear. It also smells pretty good and you can tell its working when using it. Follow up with an all natural light weight moisturizer and you are good to go.
julie d.
28 reviews
way too harsh if you have sensitive skin than stay away at all costs seriously..... 

i have dry/combination skin and it made me break out terribly 

would not recommend if your skin is sensitive at all 

i think the beads in it are what irritated my skin
Rachael K.
Blackwood, NJ
114 reviews
Works great at exfoliating skin and does help to keep your skin clear. However not made of the best ingredients. I have switched to something more natural and like it much better.
Dominique S.
Wasilla, AK
8 reviews
I have been using this for years and I love it, except for one thing, I wish the grit was more fine because the exfoliating beads are pretty big and I feel like it will work better for me. I also love that it has salicylic acid for acne prone skin. Also inexpensive so that is always a plus.
Melissa D.
West Covina, CA
27 reviews
I love using this product on my face. It's a great exfoliant and is gentle enough for my skin. It leave my skin feeling clean and fresh. Although the only downside is I have yet to see my blemishes decrease.
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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