Review: St. Ives Apricot Scrub w/ 2% Salicylic Acid

/ Friday, December 28, 2012 /

Ah yes. The highly famous St. Ives Apricot Scrub.

Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid (2%). Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Juglans Regia Shell Powder, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Meal, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Sorbitol, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Sodium Chloride, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Acetate, Linalool, Eugenol, Hexy Cinnamal, Fragrance (Parfum), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

This was one of the first skincare products I ever bought for myself. At the time I was suffering from teenage acne and was distraught as to what to do. I listened to the Target Pharmacist and bought what she recommended. At the time, I didn't really understand skincare, and used it everyday. At first it helped my acne but afterward it just irritated it! Argh! So I switched up my skincare routine later and used it 1-2x/week. Much better.

Later, I used it to exfoliate my underarms (yeah, I know, TMI but it works, trust me).

What did I think of it?


  • Very effective at exfoliating (used 1-2X/week for about 1/2 year)
  • Leaves skin feeling very smooth
  • Has salicylic acid to help combat acne
  • Very affordable ($3.50 for 6 oz)
  • May be too strong/too abrasive for those with sensitive skin
  • Has parabens (for those who are adverse/against/dislike parabens)
Would I repurchase it? I did for many years. But now I'm trying my aspirin toner and it seems to work just as well, if not better. And my aspirin toner can be tweaked in many ways that this can't, so I'm going to stick to that one for now.

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