St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub Review

by Sharayu K
5 minutes read

Who is it for? St. Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub is for the people who have acne prone skin and want an effective oil-free face scrub which also contains salicylic acid. This face scrub prevents acne and removes blemishes.

St Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub

Price- $ 2.77 for 6 oz product (170 grams)
Sensitive Skin Alert-

Yes (the exfoliation factor of this scrub is ‘deep’, not suitable for sensitive skin)

How to use it?

Firstly, dampen your skin, take a small amount of product on your fingertips and gently massage it onto your face in circular motion, do not over scrub as it has large beads. After a minute, rinse it off with water, and experience a soft and supple skin.

My Experience with St Ives Acne Control Apricot Scrub


The apricot scrub by St. Ives comes in a thick squeezy tube which helps in hygienic dispensing of the product. Due to the large quantity of the product, the packaging is quite bulky. All the information related to the product is printed over it. The tube also has a flip open cap that helps to squirt out the perfect amount for one-time use.

Texture, Consistency, and Colour- 

The face scrub is of a thick consistency. Creamish in color, it has visible beads that are quite effective on acne. The scrub also feels rough on being spread across the face. The product has this color due to the presence of 100% natural walnut shell powder.


It has a really nice fruity, peachy fragrance which is really soothing. It doesn’t irritate the skin or any other senses at all.

Exfoliation Factor- Deep
My Experience-

These days, this product is my go-to face scrub as my skin is suffering from acne a lot. I got attracted to the fact that this face scrub has salicylic acid and is oil-free, in fact, it is written that it is medicated too for preventing acne and for an evening out the skin tone. I use it twice or thrice a week to pamper my skin. The granules/beads are quite visible and over scrubbing may cause irritation on the skin, therefore my suggestion would be to massage it gently. It definitely works wonders in removing blackheads and other dead skin cells. When you wash off this scrub from your face, especially touch your nose and see how smooth it has become. It smells good too. The best part is- it is parabens free, dermatologist tested, oil free and non- comedogenic (won’t clog your pores). It is a highly effective face scrub. It basically treats the present acne, prevents the new ones to come up and works on blemishes too. I really like using this particular face scrub a lot.

What did I like about the product?
  1. Affordable
  2. Oil Free
  3. Prevents acne and works on blemishes
  4. Removes blackheads
  5. Hygienic
  6. Paraben-free
  7. Cleanses pores and removes dead skin cells
  8. Contains salicylic acid
What didn’t I like about the product?
  1. Not easily available in India
  2. Packaging is bulky
  3. Can be little harsh on sensitive skin
Would I recommend or repurchase this product?

I would definitely recommend this product since it is extremely effective on acne prone skin. It shows visible results in continuous use. It is not very expensive, only availability is the issue. Try and get your hands on this product if you are suffering from acne just like me! 😛

My Ratings- 5/5

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Apoorwa verma September 12, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Nice and a new one ?
Loved knowing about it sharayu ❤️

Sreeparna Ganguly September 12, 2018 - 4:26 PM

Scrubs from this brand is awesome.. The are gritty, non-comedogenic and not harsh on skin..
Loved your review a lot???