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St.Ives Apricot Scrub – Blemish and Blackhead control Review

I bought this facial scrub when I was in the United States. I was interested in a basic scrub which could take care my blackheads and control them. I was not disappointed. This is a very nice facial scrub and helps me control my blackheads and it gave me a clean feel.

More on the product:

The one I bought was for Oily/Acne prone skin type. Though I do not have acne, I have a T zone problem. So I thought of giving it a shot. Luckily it worked for me!
It is oil free and has 2% salicylic acid. Talking about salicylic acid, I’ve heard from my friends that it helps in acne control. More info here.

Key Ingredients:

It has Apricot fruit extract, Shell powder, willow bark extract, Sambucus nigra flower extarct (Elderberry),  Primula veris extract, sunflower extract, matricaria flower extract and wallnut.

The cover says that it will “Gently exfoliates to remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells that can clog pores”.
Well yes it does exactly the same thing! No complaints!!

Moreover it has this “SWISS FORMULA” tag! Not sure what that means (it also says DISCOVER THE SWISS SECRETS FOR VISIBLY HEALTHY SKIN) which means that is a secret formula! Good for us if it works 🙂


Moisten face, apply with wet fingertips and massage into skin for about one minute. Rinse well and pat dry!!


I heard from my friend that it is available in the Health and Glow shops in India.

Variants and Cost:

This comes in different variants. The one I have is “Blemish and Blackhead Control”
The other variants are,

– Whitening
– Invigorating
– Blemish Fighting
– Gentle

The approximate cost is Rs. 250 for 150 ml.


– Controls blackheads on consistent usage.
– Leaves skin soft and clean after use.
– Tube size, wide enough!
– A small quantity, say a pea size is more than enough for single wash!
– You can use them on your hands and feet too!


– No great smell!

Apart from this the product is fab!

I would definitely recommend it!

Product website:

Check here!

Do you get this product online?

Yes! Couple of sites like Indiatimes.com, indiagiftsportal.com, ebay India etc sells it online.