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
Krista P.
153 reviews
Whick,if you're not overly sensitive,will look like a "glow" right after,but can cause sensitivity especially to sunlight if you use it too much. I use it on my legs before I shave,as I got it as a gift.
Natakee D.
Rocky Mount, NC
7 reviews
Great product! I have tried proactive before this and it made my face burn so bad, but st Ives keep my face moisturized and my face clear , but I recommend if your skin is sensitive like mine not to do it everyday but every other day.
Sarah K.
Ellicott City, MD
11 reviews
I having been using it for maybe 1 year or 2 and it worked okay... It wasn't always the best for my redness didn't go away that well and it was always either helping reduce my acne and pores or making them larger and I would break out even more. The formula might be a little too strong and rough but the product over all is okay
Shteffany V.
1 review
I absolutely love this product! I tried it a couple of years ago. It works great with my sensitive skin and help a lot with my acne. It's without any doubt a great exfoliant.!
Camille M.
Macomb, MI
70 reviews
I have loved this brand for years. Just because this might be hidden toward the bottom shelves doesn't mean it isn't worth trying. I found this product and thought where has this been all my life! I always browse lower shelves now, that's where the little hidden gems are hiding.
Dayna L.
30 reviews
I've used this product for years now and no matter how many other products I try, I always go back to this one. It's does a good job of scrubbing my face, but isn't so rough that it leaves my face red and irritated afterwards.
This should be a staple in everyone's skincare arsenal!
Nicole R.
Delavan, WI
16 reviews
I have been using this face wash for years now and it still works great! I love how soft my skin feels after using this, just make sure to use a good moisturizer because it can dry your skin out a little.
amanda b.
268 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
LOVE. this is my favorite exfoliating facial scrub. the texture of it is perfect, not too rough but still exfoliates all the dead skin away. my face always feel so much smoothr after I use this product.
Tanya A.
Chicago, IL
162 reviews
Tried and true. I have been using this since highachool. Although I have moved on to other products, I must say that this scrub really got the job done. My face was so smooth after use and my acne was clearing up. Plus, it's inexpensive.
Nicole K.
Lacey, WA
38 reviews
I find that the polishing granules in this product are to big and tend to tear up my skin a little. You pay for what you get and for the price I cant really say anything to bad about it. Works in a pinch
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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