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St. Ives Apricot Fresh Skin Scrub
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St. Ives Apricot Fresh Skin Scrub

BY ST. IVES #13 in Facial Cleansers

4.4 out of 5 stars
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4.46 / 5 based on 9,052 Reviews

Product Description

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub deep cleans to leave skin healthy and refreshed. This mild formula is 100 percent sulfate free, and contains natural ingredients that purify and exfoliate for a radiant complexion. By gently removing excess dirt and oil, this scrub lets skin's natural radiance shine through.
All-Natural Exfoliants and Moisturizers

This scrub gets its cleansing power from 100 percent natural apricot extract, corn kernel meal, walnut shell powder, and glycerin. These ingredients work together to reveal a healthy, radiant complexion. Apricots contain high levels of purifying carotenoids (like Vitamin A) and anti-oxidants to gently nourish and moisturize skin. Glycerin further replenishes moisture so skin feels soft and smooth. Corn kernel meal comes directly from dried corn and is a gentle but powerful exfoliant that promotes cell turnover and regeneration for softer, brighter skin. Walnuts have a hard shell that once ground serves as another all-natural, effective exfoliant.

Sulfate-Free and Hypoallergenic

Designed to be gentle and non-irritating, St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is free of sulfates and paraben. Its creamy formula is also oil-free, non-comedogenic (so it won't cause breakouts), and dermatologist tested, making it a great choice for all skin types.

Easy to Use

This scrub is easy to use. Squeeze a small amount in the palm of your hand or directly on to fingertips and massage on face with gentle, circular motions, using as much or as little pressure as you like. When you're done, the scrub rinses clean away to reveal cleaner, fresher skin. For best results, use three to four times per week.

Apricot Collection

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is part of a complete collection of Apricot products that includes Blemish Control and Timeless Skin scrubs, as well as Smoothing Apricot Body Wash. Use this scrub along with the other products in this collection for bright, clear skin every day.

St. Ives: A Commitment to Nature

St. Ives believes nature has the power to soothe, heal, awaken, and energize. They are dedicated to bringing you the best of nature with formulas that delight the senses as they work. As a conscientious formulator of quality products, St. Ives is committed to protecting the planet by bringing nature's power to you while respecting and preserving its vitality.

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub At a Glance:
  • Deep cleans to leave skin soft and smooth
  • Apricot extract, corn meal, and walnut shell powder gently exfoliate
  • Glycerin and apricot extract nourish skin
  • Contains no sulfates, oil, or paraben
  • Use with other St. Ives Apricot collection products
  • St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, 6 Ounces
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St. Ives Apricot Fresh Skin Scrub
St. Ives Apricot Fresh Skin Scrub
Reviews (9052)
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Jonnay V.
203 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 6 oz more...
I just recently tried out this product because I started to get a few pimples due to the harsh winter weather. I was surprisingly very pleased with this scrub, it also had a nice smell as well. Even though it is a scrub, it wasn't very rough or harsh on my skin. The next day my mini breakout was practically gone. I absolutely love this product and can see why it was an Allure beauty winner. It's definitely worth it. The packaging says that it should only be used about 3-4 times a week, and I'd say that's just the right amount of times for this product to be used. I couldn't imagine using it everyday just because that might be too much, but it's great for special or occasional use. It was really cheap and I'm pretty sure it's available at any drugstore, I'd highly recommend it to anyone who needs a little spot treatment for their acne, or to just exfoliate once in a while. Overall, I'll definitely be buying this product again. 
Denise S.
San Diego, CA
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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St. Ives Apricot Fresh Skin Scrub has been a regular in my skincare routine since I was a teenager. I notice a difference immediately after using, and no matter how many new products I try I always seem to come back to my old standby.

At the most, I recommend using this no more than twice a week. It can be a bit harsh for sensitive skin, but I never noticed any adverse effects when sticking to a twice-weekly application. The smell is noticeable but not unpleasant, and it washes easily away with lukewarm water. Plus, my skin immediately feels softer after using.

I'd recommend this scrub to anyone looking for an effective, deep cleansing scrub that won't break the bank. For less than the price of a latte, you can have soft, smooth skin - how can you beat that?
Casey K.
Phoenix, AZ
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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After deciding against buying a 48 dollar peeling exfoliator, I decided to save some money and get this. I needed a deep exfoliation where i can literally feel the difference after. I love how the scrubby bits are rough enough to scrape away the dead skin layer and yet are gentle enough to not make my sensitive face tomato red and irritated. This preps my face well for flawless makeup application and makes it feel baby skin smooth. It's a bit hard to wash it all off so it's best used in the shower to get it all off. Plus it also doubles as a cleanser which means I don't have to irritate my sensitive skin by washing it after. 
Shivani P.
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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Seriously one of the best low-budget scrubs out there! It's safe to use on your face (but NOT 3-4 times a week like the bottle says..that's WAY TOO MUCH!) one a week for a nice deep clean, and even on other body parts that need some exfoliation. It works really well on pores that need some good cleaning too.

My mother uses this regularly and she has dry skin. I use this and I have oily skin. Guess what...it works well for both of us! I even had my guy friends use this and they like it too! I would definitely recommend this for anyone who is in need of some exfoliation.
annie h.
Las Vegas, NV
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I love this scrub! I have been using it since I was a pre-teen. I remember I first purchased this product because I had really bad acne combined with eczema, and I was looking for something that can exfoliate my dead skin without drying it out. Fast forward a couple of years later, I still am purchasing this product! I no longer have acne, but I do have dry skin! I use this around once a week to exfoliate and I notice a big difference in my skin becoming more smooth. This stuff smells amazing as well! Will always recommend this product to anyone looking for a good face scrub!
Payam S.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I’m glad I found this! Best Exfoliating product out there. Just after using it once, I knew it was a best fit for my sensitive skin. Let me tell you, my skin reacts to almost EVERYTHING. But no this did my wonders! It leaves my skin feeling literally fresh as it says it does and really soft. I love it I’m almost done with it after just 3 weeks of use, because it’s the best! It has diminished the appearance of my acne scarring already. Blackheads are completely gone, in which in return makes my nose look glowy and clean. In all, this is a complete live changer I promise you that! <3 <3
Jodi K.
Goodyear, AZ
87 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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This is my holy grail exfoliating cleanser. I use this product once a day, everyday, and it is amazing. Instantly after one use, my pores were significantly smaller, the texture of my skin was much smoother and it reduced a lot of the redness. If you are looking for a super affordable exfoliating cleanser, than you NEED to try this! 

I have very dry skin, and I've found by using this once a day, it helps to remove all of the dead dry skin from my face. If you have very dry skin like me, you have to use some sort of a moisturizer or serum on your skin afterwards though.
Denisse R. A.
Brooksville, FL
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 6 oz more...
I have used this scrub, both as a teen and now in adulthood. It's relatively cheap and you get a good amount of product for such a low price. If I'm not mistaken I've purchased between 2.99-3.99, usually from Wal-Mart.

I used this a lot in high school - great smell, leaves skin smooth and radiant. But now that I'm close to my thirties, I actually find it too "rough" for my skin. Yes, it removes all the dead, flakey patches of skin, but I will pay for it the days following with redness, burning, and irritated skin. The scrubbing beads are a little too big and course for me - even if I massage slow and lightly, I still end up with an irritated face.

Once I found out that the reactions to products were due to dry, sensitive skin, I've had to remove a lot of favorites from my skincare regimen, including this one. Works great, but not if you have any type of skin sensitivity or conditions. I suggest it only be suited to normal or oily skin types. 
Nicolette C.
Staten Island, NY
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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I love this scrub! I can only use it about 1x a week or else I will have some breakouts, but if I use it sparingly it is a strong scrub that will remove all the dead skin from my face, leaving it buttery smooth! I replace my normal face wash with this scrub, then continue with my normal skin care routine after, making sure to moisturize well! This is a very tough scrub though, and the granules will remove the dead skin but this might be too rough for those with sensitive skin.
Margaret Q.
Port Chester, NY
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 6 oz more...
About 15 years ago I was incredibly loyal to this product due to my oily, blemish-probes skin. However it had very irritating granulas and the smell was a little overwhelming. Once my skin matured a bit, i started using other exfoliates. Fast forward to 3 days ago and i find a travel size of this product which was perfect as a disposable toiletry for my upcoming trip. Last night was the first time I’ve used this product in over a decade and WOW!!! The first thing I noticed was the scent was much cleaner and the exfoliating paste was softer while still having enough grit to make your skin feel fresh and smooth afterward. This product gives no moisture to the skin, so you definitely need to apply some form of serum or heavy moisturizer if you are using this before bed. I was very surprised by how much I liked this new formula I am considering buying the full size product when I return. The cost has changed though! Back in the day a tube was $3? Now it’s about $10...but with the adjustments they’ve made, I say it’s worth it!
Jacqui W.
Skokie, IL
98 reviews
Do you use this in your everyday routine or just once in a while to exfoliate?
Blaze Eve L.
London, AL
3 reviews
I have recently purchased this, and was wondering whether this would be to abrasive because I have sensitive skin. Would it be suitable for every day use?
Cindy C.
Lansford, PA
How well does this work? I have sensitive skin and break out easily
Joana R.
Wasco, CA
3 reviews
Is this a facce wash or body wash?
Emilie H.
Belton, MO
158 reviews
Has anyone tried this? Did it make your face feel more oily afterwards?

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