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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  • Do people use this on areas other than their faces?160 Answers
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St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub
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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
Caitlyn A.
El Cajon, CA
61 reviews
This is my favorite face wash so far! It works really well but isn't too harsh on my skin either. Some I've used before were too abrasive but this one is perfect! And it smells amazing! I normally don't like apricot but I love this one!
Kameron A.
Jacksonville, FL
7 reviews
I got this today in my voxbox. I used it before I got In the shower & then rinsed it off before I got out. After using this product it left my face soft and feeling very fresh .
Katlyn L.
Tomahawk, WI
15 reviews
I bought this for my husband who suffers from severe acne and loves using scrubs on his face. Although it was very 'scruby' and smelled amazing it didn't do anything for him. I know that everyone's skin is different though so I would still recommend this scrub to those who are looking!
Sarah L.
228 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I've tried a similar one to this, it's the St. Ives blemish scrub in pink lemon & mandarin orange and I thought it was divine! I loved the scent and consistency of the scrub. It moisturized and exfoliated at the same time. Definitely recommend.
Caitlin B.
Mount Carmel, IL
19 reviews
I have been using this product off and on for over 8 years now. It works great, and makes my skin feel AMAZING.

I have had a few issues, mostly with feeling like it's impossible to get all of the scrub off, and making my skin feel gritty, however, the overall end result is worth it!
Hannah B.
Myrtle Beach, SC
87 reviews
I love the smell of this cleanser however I do not feel it does much for acne control. I feel it more or less is just a good exfoliating cleanser that I can use in the shower. For the price it is not bad, but if you want a more acne controlling cleanser I would go with something else.
Ruth H.
Cheyenne, WY
31 reviews
This product is fabulous! My face feels clean and pretty whenever I use it. It does have a tendency to dry your face out a bit afterwards due to the exfoliating goodness, so a good moisturizer after is key. Smells great too! (Oh, and also, they make a sensitive skin formula as well!)
Emily C.
Oklahoma city, OK
604 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
This is not a good product for acne/blemish control. The exfoliating bits are actually creating micro tears where more bacteria can get in and create even more blemishes. It may smell nice and feel good at first, but its just keeping your skin blemished and broken out! Did not work for me.
Elijah Noelle D.
Kingwood, TX
61 reviews
I've used this for years and it is a really good product. St Ives has actually improved there line and provide a good selection of scrubs, masks and creams. The good thing about this scrub is that it an be used on the entire face and body.
Amee R.
Salisbury, NC
65 reviews
i have used this for years and always come back it leaves my face smooth and it smells great but now that i older i cant use it every day like i did it drys my skin out but that just how my fae works now that im older but i would still recommend using  this in your daily routine. 
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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