St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

BY ST. IVES #10 in Face Scrubs

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
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  • 3 Stars9%
  • 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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  • "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
Lois A.
San Francisco, CA
38 reviews
Love this face wash. It's my go to, and I use it every day in the shower. I have small pores, and don't generally get much acne, but the exfoliation does wonders for my skin and clears up the blemishes!
Irene M.
Pomona , CA
147 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I really like the St. Ives Apricot Scrub! I've been using it for about 2 months now and it has really helped control my breakouts. The little beads in it leaves your face feeling really smooth in the end.
Mary M.
Dunedin, FL
18 reviews
I know I might get some hate from this.. but I hate this product. It hurts my skin. Plus, using too harsh of an exfoliant s really bad for your skin. It can cause micro scratches in your skin. Not a fan.
Kristen T.
New York, NY
162 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 3
I used to be a faithful fan of this until I found out how bad it is to exfoliate your face daily. It is not healthy to do this! Love the quality of the product, but not for everyday use like it describes.
Meghan D.
Renton, WA
13 reviews
This product has been a mainstay throughout my life. It kept the teenage acne at bay and now that I am an adult it keeps my skin exfoliated and clear. It is also very budget friendly and has a nice smell.
Claudia P.
Miami, FL
82 reviews
This is my go to face scrub when I start to feel any blemishes. It has a great smell and the salicylic acid is a plus. I can't use it every day since it is a bit abrasive for my skin but I recommend it!
Jennifer K.
Susquehanna, PA
55 reviews
I've been using this apricot scrub for as long as I can remember. .. Not only fo.i love the scent but the results too! This leaves my skin feeling brand new. I love it and would recommend it to anyone!
Kiara R.
San Antonio, TX
129 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
Love this product. Use it faithfully and It helps with skin. About twice a week and I definitely have seen my skin improved. It doesn't irritate my skin at all, and leaves it smooth right after using it.
Samantha S.
Fresno, CA
28 reviews
I've been using St. Ives Apricot Scrub since I was in middle school. I never feel clean without using it. It smells wonderful, works excellently for exfoliation, and is a vital part of my routine. Best of all, it isn't terribly expensive. Not going to quit buying this until something better comes along (but I don't think it will)!
victoria w.
Jacksonville, FL
13 reviews
This stuff is horrible for your skin! all of the small shards of seed are making micro scratches on your skin. its very drying and causes your skin to produce more sebum (oil).. which starts the cycle all over, clogged pores = blackheads.
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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