St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars3%
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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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  • 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
Danielle M.
18 reviews
Mom swears by it. I forgot about it. I remember using as a teen and it definitely works. Leaves your skin soft. One of the few blackhead scrubs that actually works and doesn't contain plastic microbeads that are so detrimental to our environment.
Sarah S.
Athens, OH
41 reviews
I have mixed thoughts on the st. Ives scrubs. They are great exfoliators but they do dry out my skin (I have dry/combination) so I have to double up on moisturizer. It really does leave my face feeling fresh and clean and mostly blemish/blackhead free but I will often be dry/flaky the day after I use it, even if I go crazy with my lotion.
Tiffany N.
4 reviews
The smell is good, and I like that it's packed with bit's of apricot seeds, but overall, I wouldn't rely on this to clear up the acne. It's a must to exfoliate your face once a week or once every two weeks, so it's good to have around, but you don't really need* it. Yeah my pimples would be gone, but new ones would grow. So I would never win.
Ashley C.
Fresno, CA
22 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
I've used this on and off for years, and now I almost always have a bottle in my shower to use a couple of times a week to really get in and exfoliate my skin. It leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed.
Kayla H.
357 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
The scrub smells great and does a great job at exfoliating...too great. It's way too abrasive for the delicate skin on your face, but it is great for the rest of your body and leaves your skin smelling fresh!
Amber S.
253 reviews
I love the apricot scrub. I currently am using the generic version of this. It works well and smells good. It has a lot of beads in it. The price is good. You don't need much for your face, so it lasts awhile making the value great. I would buy this again.
Susie F.
Grand Rapids, MI
5 reviews
This got left in my shower after guests were over so I started using it. I absolutely love it! It leaves my face feeling so clean & refreshed. I have a lot fewer break outs since beginning to use the scrub.
Shelby A.
La Junta, CO
74 reviews
it contains little pieces of apricots shells that creat tiny little micro scratches on your face that can later get pigger cause ance or infection!
Nicole P.
Cheektowaga , NY
87 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
I like this product but if you use to much it feels like it is ripping a layer of your skin off a very little bit goes a long way but it absolutely clears blemishes if you catch them in time to be cleared!
I have been using the St Ives cleanser for years!! This product helps to reduce my acne and blemishes. I have sensitive skin and I have not had any issues with break outs using this product!i will continue to purchase this product as a staple!
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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