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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St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub
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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
Julia F.
Long Pond, PA
4 reviews
Works well with my over drying but stopping the oily skin. I've been using this product for a long time and so have a lot of people I know and they never had a problem. I strongly recommend it to help control bad acne like myself.
mrs. o.
Glenside , PA
59 reviews
This St. Ives Apricot Scrub is one of the best scrubs out there! Aside from it's amazing scent, it clears acne like nothing I've ever seen before! I use this every morning as it's such a great product to kickstart my day! It does a great job with reducing your pimples, minimizing your pores and if your face is oily, it's amazing for that as well!

It's not too expensive either and leaves your skin feeling so soft and smooth! I recommend this product to anyone who's suffering from breakouts or if you just need to exfoliate. 

Tip: Try using this as a body scrub too! One of my friends tried it and recommend that I try it to, and I have no regrets! My skin feels so smooth after I've used this on it!
Hannah W.
47 reviews
I love this scrub if u like a rougher scrub I would definitely recommend. It makes my skin feel so smooth after using it I have been using this for years and will continue to. I dot. Use it every day by I use it a couple time a week
allison m.
12 reviews
Apricot scrub has been one of my go to products for as long as I remember. The beads in it gently exfoliate my face, and leaves it so soft. And not to mention the fragrance is amazing as well! Wish there was a 10 star rate option!
Kaitlin V.
Martins Ferry, OH
19 reviews
This is one of those products that is so good, everyone should use it! I have yet to find an exfoliating scrub that sloughs off that layer of dead skin so effectively without leaving behind a residue or irritating your skin.
Courtney M.
Muncie, IN
104 reviews
Favorite face wash! I love exfoliating beads in the cream! I got it from target but it can be found almost anywhere! It's didn't dry out my face like other face washes which was great! I would definitely recommend it to others!
Jennifer L.
Middletown, CT
12 reviews
I use this product a few times a week in the shower. It is very coarse so I am gentle when rubbing it on my face. After use, it does make my face feel very refreshed. I feel a big difference in tone of skin when I apply my makeup. Makes skin feel bright and renewed.
Sherlie R.
Wesley Chapel, FL
73 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 1
This was my go to scrub in my teenage years. I love the scent of it and though then I wasn’t very consistent with facial care, the scent alone would remind me to want to do it. Never had major break out and it kept my pores clean.
Cait M.
Grand Forks Afb, ND
16 reviews
I love St Ives and this face scrub works well. While not my favorite face wash, I still use it regularly because it's so cheap. The exfoliating beads are awesome and really work to take dirt and dead skin cells off your face.
Brenda R.
Bronx, NY
34 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
This is such a great scrub! It leaves my skin feeling so soft and refreshed! The apricot smell is great! This definitely works on my acne and keeps my face clean. It does remove too much oil from my face but it’s definitely a good morning face wash.
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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