St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
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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
Taya M.
Washington, DC
12 reviews
This product can be a little harsh, but its a great exfoliator and its inexpensive. It leaves the skin feeling smooth and when used once a day or even once every other day if you have sensitive skin it keeps the skin smooth. I would definitely recommend it!
Shandi C.
103 reviews
I love this stuff. It has acne fighting agents in it and exfoliates well. I like trying out new face scrubs, but I always end up coming back to St. Ives. If you have sensitive skin, I wouldn't recommend using this often.
Ashley S.
Chicago, IL
3 reviews
This has a great smell and a wonderful texture. It's not so fine that you don't feel it, or so grainy that you feel like you're scratching yourself. It's good for the price, but there are better high end natural scrubs out there for your face. I don't find that it helps keep my face super clear, but it is good for exfoliating. I often use it as a body scrub.
Kanada S.
Toledo, OH
45 reviews
Apricot is the next big thing in pampering now a days. Right up there next to coconut oil and Moroccan oil. The exfoliating scrub is awesome and the after effects aren't half bad either (:
Big plus it's super affordable!!
Angela S.
359 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
This product smelled nice but it didn't do really much. It didn't help anyone's blemish control. My son is a teenager so his face seems to breakout a lot but he used it and still kept getting blemishes the same. No help.
Rhoda C.
Poughkeepsie, NY
94 reviews
With this product if you use it to often, it will irritate and tear your skin. For best results try to use it once a week. The scrub itself is coarse so don't rub it on your face to hard. However it does get the job done!
Caroline L.
Anderson, SC
23 reviews
This scrub is just abrasive enough to make you feel like your face is really being exfoliated without leaving it in pain. I love the way it smells and how smooth and clean my skin feels after use. I would not use this product everyday because it can dry out your skin after a while. However, for good exfoliation a couple times a week, I would hike recommend it!
Cara S.
Coopersburg, PA
7 reviews
This does smooth my skin but I feel bad about using it. Apricot scrubs are better for the environment than microbeads but AWFUL for your skin. Don't get hooked on them if you can help it.
Nee Chan H.
Dyersburg, TN
18 reviews
Gentle meaning its great if you have sensitive skin yet effective and very tough. I normally don't like the gritty texture but this stuff works so well. Unfortunately if I don't keep using it my face breaks out again :/
Holly C.
Pendleton, SC
53 reviews
My everyday, drugstore exfoliator! Has enough grit to exfoliate but is not too rough on my sensitive skin. I use this about 2-3 times a week depending on my skin's texture. Keeps my skin clear of breakouts and super smooth which helps with makeup application!
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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