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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  • "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
Melissa D.
Union City, GA
167 reviews
I love the smell of this stuff and it leaves my skin super softer, but I do not notice any real difference in my blackheads. It's not like I have a lot but I do have them especially on the bridge of my nose, and this does not eliminate them.
Monica B.
Compton, CA
8 reviews
I use it and I love it!
I hardly get breakouts when I use this product! I have found that my skin responds best to it when I use this a couple of times a week rather than everyday! I definitely recommend
Krystle-Rose  P.
Moses Lake, WA
8 reviews
St. Ives scrub is amazing my
body and face always feel super soft after every use. We use a lot of St. Ives products! But the Apricot scrub is my go to 365!!!! I carry my face wash with me in smaller size bottle to to use it anytime anywhere!
Shannon W.
Washington, DC
1 review
love this face scrub! it's really gentle and the only thing i trust on my sensitive skin. does a great job at washing away blackheads and declogging pores. there is a blemish control and a regular 'fresh skin' varieties. highly recommend!
Jessica K.
Rocky mount, NC
142 reviews
I have been using this product for years and it is wonderful! Great to exfoliate. Of course, you don;t overdo it (i.e. use more than once a day, or depending on your skin more than once or twice a week). I also use this on my elbows and knees!
Jessie J.
Montgomery Village, MD
10 reviews
This is a really good scrub but the seeds are very rough on my dry sensitive skin, so I only use it once a week. It does get rid of the dead skin cells, brightens my skin & makes my skin baby soft. It gives your complexion a nice radiance glow. Overall, it's a good scrub for the money.
Kara B.
Orinda, CA
69 reviews
I am very big into facial scrubs and just recently found this product. I love the smell of it and the grit of the scrub is perfect. Not too light and not too chunky. I use it once a week and have found that my skin is brighter. I really am enjoying this product. Great price point too!
Bri G.
5 reviews
I bought this product because of the acne issue that I was having. The scent left a little to be desired, however, it did leave my skin very soft. The down side is that it had little to no effect on my acne. But now that it has cleared up I would use again just for to exfoliate.
Heather M.
369 reviews
This is the best exfoliator around! I feel like its the only one that does what it is supposed to do. I love how large the grain is and yet is isn't irritating to the skin. This has been my go-to for a while when I need to deep clean my face!
Jasmin F.
29 reviews
When my face needs a good exfoliating scrub this is always my go to product. It’s a great scrub for when you need a good cleaning of blackheads or peeling skin. I’ve used this product for maybe 10 years and it never disappoints. I usually find it at Walmart but you can find it anywhere.
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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