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
Diana C.
95 reviews
It's a really great exfoliator! And I love that it helps with blemishes. It really helps when my skin feels dry. I massage it all over my face for about 2 mins and it leaves my face feeling so soft . Plus it's a great price
Illene C.
3 reviews
I used this as a weekly scrub. BOY did it break me out!!!! Def would not recommend a bride to use, don't want to have huge pimps on your face on your big day.!!!!!

P.s not to mention the scrub has huge crystals that scratch your skin!
Skye B.
Des Moines, IA
419 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
Seriously this is one of my favorite facial cleansers. It's really leaves my skin feeling clean and the exfoliating smooths my skin leaving it super soft and touchable.
Regina K.
La Place, LA
19 reviews
This is one of the best facial scrubs I have ever used. It's not too harsh and my face hardly peels from the salicylic acid in it. I've used St. Ives Apricot scrub most of my life and this Blemish Control scrub is excellent!
Alexis G.
13 reviews
Absolutely love how the little beads feel on my face, definitely every week use for me ! I mostly use it with a combo of other face wash products such like ones from target, Walmart etc. and combine the two in the shower !
Lindsey B.
N Bellmore, NY
127 reviews
As far as face cleansers at supermarkets and pharmacies go, this scrub is one of the best. A little drying, but super cleansing refreshing and clears some breakouts. Better cleansers can be found in specialty stores, however.
Morgan R.
Joplin, MO
313 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This is one of the only drugstore scrubs I think has enough grits to do much but I don't like the residue it leaves to be honest. The smell isn't fruity as it seems it should be. But for the price it's a good option other brands in this range barely have any beads!
Shelby M.
Millville, NJ
63 reviews
I tried St. Ives Apricot Scrub many years ago and loved it. Recently I went to the store and saw it on the shelf and decided to buy it. I LOVED it. All over again. It has a nice light refreshing scent. The "scrub" doesn't hurt like some others I've tried. The price is right. Try it. You won't be disappointed!
Ashley  H.
16 reviews
St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub is an okay product. The scent is pleasant and I enjoy it being a "natural" product. It does leave you skin feeling clean. However, it is too harsh for daily use and irritates my skin.
Ciomara R.
Bronx , NY
11 reviews
I always used this scrub, or should I say the original Apricot scrub. I'm 35 and first used this scrub when I was 14, works like a charm! If you use it daily it will dry you out. Use once a week or biweekly for best results.
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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