St. Ives : Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

271 Reviews

Water (Aqua), Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Meal, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 STEARATE, Cetyl Acetate, Ceteareth 20, Titanium Dioxide (CL 77891), Polysorbate 60, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Fragrance, Phenethyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Limonene, Linalool, Methylisothiazolinone, Glycerin, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract.

Items marked with red have tested a 3 or above (out of 5) in comedogenic (pore-clogging) testing.

Items marked with orange can be irritating and over-drying, especially to acne-prone skin.

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April 18, 2019
Not good for me

I would not recommend using this (or probably any scrub) if you have white heads sitting on the surface of your face. I bought this last week to try and scrub off some of the dead flaky skin on my face caused by another acne treatment, but it just caused a lot more white heads than before. 

January 27, 2019
Would not recommend

I'm not a fan of physical exfoliants but I do sparingly use this on my body. I would never use it on my face as the beads are shockingly small and harsh, leaving your moisture barrier damaged over time and worsening acne. It contains harsh alcohols, fragrances [redacted]

It's a shame that it smells so nice. Please look into less harsh physical scrubs or even a chemical exfoliant like an AHA or BHA. 

edited 17/03/21

March 28, 2020

edit: between then and now I have used the salicylic acid one on my face - have not seen a big deal 

July 24, 2018
Didn't work for me
This scrub broke me out and irritated my skin, but it is affordable and effective for some people
December 8, 2017
One of the Most Effective Skin Product
I've been using St. Ives for a year and half now and it's proven effective for me, I was never expecting that I'd come across a product that is actually truthful, it's not only effective but affordable too. Thumbs up to St. Ives.
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October 5, 2017
dont do it if you have sensitive skin
i have super sensitive skin that breaks out easily so this was a huge no no no for me. this product has hard grains of sand that are really harsh on the skin. wouldnt recommend if your skin is sensitive.
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September 6, 2017
Contact Dermatitis on Eyelids
Got dermatitis within the first month of using this product. At first I thought it was my mascara (been using it around a year so I threw it out) which might have played a factor. Ive always used korean skincare products (such as. The face shop aloe foam cleanser 365 days) because they cater to korean skin type (imo). But this scrub was on sale so my bro bought it. Ive used it 2-3 times a week as instructed on the label for a month now. And now Ive developed contact dermatitis on my eyelids. Itchy, red, and swollen at the beginning but after two weeks its become scaly, dry, and flaky. Ive been prescribed topical hydrocortisone with an emollient to bring down these symptoms. Tldr: if uve got sensitive skin dont use this sh*t u may contract dermititis , korean skincare products ftw
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September 6, 2017
Also for my brother who also used it at the same time, said that his acne got more severe. So he stopped using it as well.
August 16, 2017
Love this stuff!
I bought this in hopes that it would remove all the dry skin flakes, and just really exfoliate my skin. It works great! After using it daily for about 2 weeks I read that the little scrubby beads in it are harmful to your skin, however it makes my skin feel wonderful and smooth and fresh. I've reduced it to every other day or so rather than 2 times a day just so I don't risk any skin damaging. I scrub gently as well.
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June 21, 2016
My first scrub...
and will always be part of my go to scrub brands. Definitely my skin feels good after using it. And felt like it gave me glow :)
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May 28, 2016
so good
This stuff is very good! Nice facial exfoliating, though if my combination skin is feeling particularly dry or sensitive, I either do not use this or make an effort to use it gently on my cheeks, as this can be a little harsh if the skin on my cheeks is being moody. I would never use this on my face more than once a week. And this also works soo good on the rest of my body! Great scrub, inexpensive and easily available at drugstores.
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May 20, 2016
not so good
This product is too abrasive for me. I use it on my body and find that the exfoliating beads are too large in size. They are effective but also irritating and too harsh
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