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
Brittany B.
Denver, NC
20 reviews
I've been using St. Ives apricot scrub for about 11 or so years now. I've always gone back, even after more expensive brands didn't hold up. My mom got me started, she still uses and so do the rest of the women in my family. Best product, hands down. If you know how to use it
Rachael R.
70 reviews
I love this scrub. I use it every morning when I am in the shower. For the low price it is still a very good product. I do not have sensitive skin, but I know some people who do that have this same scrub and it does not break them out.
Iris D.
Rch Cucamonga, CA
22 reviews
I am not much of breaking out a lot. I had heard great reviews on this product on youtube and store websites. So I decided to try it. I would do it once a week. The first week after I used it I noticed a little pimple here and there but as I kept using more and more I broke out. I used it for like three weeks and stopped it.
Carly R.
Chicago, Illinois
30 reviews
This is my absolute favorite facial scrub and I use it in the shower at least 4x a week!

I like the texture and the smell, and I feel it keeps my acne prone skin from a spontaneous outbreak!

Great product for oily or combination skin!
Kelly D.
Byron Center , MI
32 reviews
This is a good scrub but be careful to not scrub too hard. Can cause redness for sensitive skin users. This is a good spot treatment if you want to speed up drying out a zit. Leave on five min then wash off.
Coryn B.
Aiken, SC
52 reviews
This is one of my must have items for my bathroom kit at home and when traveling. Make skin feel great and I almost feel dirty if I do not use product at least once a day.
Sarah M.
96 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I love this cleanser, it helps fight breakouts and leaves my face feeling refreshed! St Ives is a great brand and all of their cleansers work well but this is my favorite.
Yesenia D.
Chicago, IL
10 reviews
This is the worst product you can possibly use on your face. It will give you tiny lacerations that will open you up for infection producing problem skin. I would go for a gentler or natural exfoliant if you are looking to exfoliate.
Crystal P.
Athens, GA
18 reviews
I would rate this product as ok. It's not really meant to heal or prevent acne, so you already can't expect too much. If you scrub too hard, you will rough your face up, be careful with that. Other than that, it's a good way to clean your face and pores from dirt and makeup.
Makeup B.
43 reviews
This is okay for me. Sometimes it makes my face break out more, I would recommend using this once or twice a week not everyday. I though it would have worked better but it doesn't change anything.
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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