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Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub by St. Ives, 4.5 Ounce

St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub clears breakouts and reduces redness with 100 percent natural green tea. Salicylic acid fights the flare-ups, while all-natural exfoliants encourage healthier, clearer skin. With regular use, St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub can help reveal brighter, more radiant skin. Natural Ingredients Clean, Treat, and Soothe This creamy scrub contains all-natural silica to gently exfoliate and clear breakouts, and 1 percent salicylic acid to help control oil and prevent new breakouts from forming. Natural green tea reduces redness caused by blemishes while natural glycerin nourishes and protects skin to keep it from feeling dry and tight. Sulfate-Free and Hypoallergenic Designed to be gentle and non-irritating, St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub is free of sulfates and paraben. The oil-free formula is also hypoallergenic, 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 daily. Green Tea Collection St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub is part of the Green Tea collection of skin-care products. Use it with the Blemish Control Green Tea cleanser to help keep your skin looking and feeling its best. 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 Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub At a Glance: Clears breakouts and reduces redness Contains 100 percent natural green tea Silica gently exfoliates and salicylic acid controls oil Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic Oil-free and sulfate-free St. Ives Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub, 4.5 Ounces

Key features

  • Without parabens and phthalates
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist tested

Honest reviews


Wonderful scrub!

I use this scrub in the shower several times a week! It leaves my skin so soft and smooth! It smells amazing, and is almost more of a microdermabrasion as the scrub is so fine. I love that there are no harsh chemicals or parabens in this scrub. I highly recommend it!!

Rosalyn Villamont, VA

Good for sensitive skin! — UPDATE

This is a nice little scrub! I didn’t think I would like it when I put it on my fingers, it felt like wet sand, I was like “THIS is suppose to scrub my face?”, but when I actually applied it to my face it felt really good, not abrasive at all. It’s nice and thick, the consistency of toothpaste and a cool green color. Only thing I don’t like about this product is the smell. I’m tired of facial products with perfume, it’s a facial scrub, it doesn’t need to smell that great! It smells nothing like green tea, it smells like a generic acne scrub. I have extremely sensitive, white skin and this product hasn’t given me any weird rashes or anything like that. I have only used it a few times so I can’t tell you how it’s worked on my acne yet (which is moderate), but I will update this review with anything new! I also like how sand is used as the scrubbies, I won’t be as worried about getting it into my eyes on accident like if it were walnut shells or big blue beads like in the Clearasil I was using. This also leaves my face soft and NOT dry, but I always apply a moisturizer anyways.UPDATE: After a while of using this, the sand particles have been getting stuck in my pores and breaking me out in a very bad way.

Lakeisha Hanalei, HI


Left me a scar on my shoulder.I got a swollen big pimple on my shoulder and I squeezed a little of the face wash and put it on my pimiple overnight.After a night, it seemed smaller but left a red scar there. nothing I can do to make it go away.

Muriel Garland, KS

Love this product

Makes my face feel very clean, fresh and smooth. I love its smell and it is not too drying. The scrub is just right, does not irritate face at all. Would re-purchase.

Michell Beaver Falls, NY

can’t ever find this in store

i LOVE this face cleanser. this works wonders for me, gets rid of oil without over drying, smells great without being overpowering, cleans all the makeup off my face, doesn’t cause breakouts, and doesn’t take much to get the job done.i only wish it was available as a "subscribe & save" item!!!

Morgan Dutch Flat, CA

Seems to be a good product.

I am a fan of St Ives and green tea seems healthy so I thought I would give this a go. Product is very smooth and fine grain exfoliate. Cant really say if its good or bad. I like using it tho. The other scrub might be just as good and is cheaper and you get more.

Bettye Broadway, VA

too gentle

While it smells nice, it’s just too gentle to make any difference for my oily porous skin. I like the original Apricot scrub much better, even though it doesn’t smell all that great.

Marsha Brooklyn, MD

Great Product

I love the smell and feel of this green tea cleanser. It’s a scrub but not harsh. Great for sensitive skin and I’ve notice it not only helps with acne, but also calm my mild case of rosacea. The bottle is a good size and lasts for a few months.

Deborah Penney Farms, FL


I adore this! I don’t have a ton of break outs often but when i do it’s awful! I also have those little zits like to stay under the skin and cause a big bump. I found this product in mini travel size bottles at my local walmart but could not find a normal size bottle anywhere but amazon! The product came at decent time and packaged well and overall i love this product! It helps my skin sooo much! When i use it the number of my zits go down and any zits i do have left aren’t red! That’s what i love about this is that it takes away the redness. A must have for any stressed out college student.

Adrienne Nahcotta, WA

If it didn’t break me out, it would have gotten five stars from me

I actually would like to use one product from St. Ives that doesn’t irritate my skin in terms of breaking out. Just one product is all I ask. Initially I loved this cleanser because even though my skin is oily and acne-prone, it is actually quite sensitive. And this cleanser scrubbing properties was very gentle but exfoliated my skin very well. It didn’t leave my face raw or left a film like the Apricot scrub from St. Ives. Once the honeymoon phases was over, my face went berserk. Painful acne was the theme with my face. To say I was heartbroken was an understatement. I purchased three tubes of this stuff so my pockets are now lighter (bought them on sale and threw away the receipt). I donated the unopened bottles to a woman’s shelter. This product would have been HG if I didn’t have sensitive skin.

Concepcion Key Colony Beach, FL

Great Scrub!

I use this scrub along with the green tea cleanser (which I love as well!). My skin feels super smooth and clean when I use it and the scrub isn’t too rough. I actually use it with the Olay Pro-X brush for added exfoliation and it works great with this system!

Lena Waterford, NY

One of the Best!

I LOVE this scrub so much I can go on n on forever talking about how wonderful this product is!! But, before I do that let me briefly tell you little bit about myself and my skin. I consider myself as a “skin care product junkie” because I LOVE to take care of my skin and do whatever it takes to keep it healthy. Luckily, I have been blessed with a normal healthy skin which fortunately have never caused any major skin problems for me, esp. acne which is very common in teenagers/young adults. However, I do have few very annoying pimple scars that I’ve gained over the years by continuously popping little zits and pimples on my face whenever I get them [usually 3-4 zits or pimples around my monthly days] which have left me with some very noticeable spots/scars. When I usually wear makeup, they become almost non-existant which I’m happy with but I’m not one of those people who likes to wear a lot of make up every day or cover their face with too much chemicals…I prefer having less or no make up on because I love my natural skin and I love to show it off because it makes me feel more confident about myself.So, to get rid of these scars/spots, I’ve pretty much tried every single popular skin care product you can think of over the past 5-6 years…I have even tried all the homemade remedies and the natural clays/face-packs they sell on the internet…so you can trust me 100% when I say this..this green tea scrub is one of the two products that I absolutely love and adore. It not only clears your face but exfoliates your skin so well getting rid of blemishes and blackheads!! Yess, by the second time I had used this product, I noticed all my blackheads were gone and the redness caused by the blemish were lessen if not “almost” disappeared. This scrub is really really good, it makes you feel so clean and refreshed after using it. It hasn’t even been a week yet since I started using this product and I’ve already noticed a great change in my skin. It’s gotten very smooth, it looks a lot more healthy. It reduced the blemish on my face and the appearance of my scars/spots. I use this scrub daily, esp. in the morning when I wake up. Also, just to let you know the other product I love besides this one is “ponds luminous clean cream cleanser”, if someone wants to try it. That cleanser is one of the best cleansers out there…it’s sooo good, you will fall in love with it the first time you use it I promise! It not only smells really really great but it makes your face really bright and clear because it removes all the dirt or even make up from your face. I swear ever since I’ve discovered that cleanser, I have stopped using make up remover or even all the other products I previously owned…every night or every evening when I return home, I wash my face with it and it takes all the make up off. I just LOVE it…I’m gonna use it all my life [both that cleanser and this scrub]. So based on my experience, these are the two products I would “highly” recommend to anyone who wants to improve their skin to a healthy looking skin.

Clare Derby, IN


After the first use, I just cannot wait to write a review for it. This is the best scrub ever!! At least for me it is. I have combined oily, acne prone skin and I mainly use this product for cleaning blackheads. This scrub is very gentle and you can actually massage your face with it for a long time, my skin is delicate and this product does not make my face turn red even I scrubbed my face with it for five minutes, and the process is very enjoyable. I love the smell of this scrub and it is easy to wash off. After the first use, the pores on my nose and on the two sides of my nose are very smooth and clean!! I bought this product because I saw other people’s recommendation on another website and it was definitely a good decision to buy. I would suggest this scrub everyone around me who have the similar skin problems and I love this product!!!

Diann Hewett, WV


Every time I go into my local Walgreens or CVS, they are sold out of this…or they don’t carry it at all. I was thrilled to find it on Amazon and to be able to get it so easily! I love the smell, the way it exfoliates and leaves my face super soft, and as a bonus, it also clears up any acne! Can a facial product get any better?!? I am a die-hard St. Ives fan, and this is top of my list!

Deanne West Glover, VT

This is a great scrub for your face!

I originally purchased a mini bottle of this from the store (the small kind made for people who travel a lot) and fell in love with it! It is a very gritty scrub, but the granules are smaller than any other exfoliating scrub I have used before. It really works well on my face and washes away easily, leaving my skin feeling refreshed and clean.I do not use it every day (rather, I alternate this and an exfoliating brush and normal face wash) so I cannot tell if it would irritate people with sensitive skin. I haven’t had any problems with it, however. I will definitely buy again!

Marion Paso Robles, CA

smells good and cleans black heads.

I tried this product because of the recommendation from DEALMOON. I just found out this is the scrub my skin okay with. my skin is quiet sensitive, especially T zone. I tried so many stupid method to clean the black head but failed. This scrub does a great job on this! I used it last night and I can see parts of my nose is clean!!

Lelia Union City, NJ


I LOVE THIS PRODUCT.There. I said it. It’s true. I’m in love.I had been using St. Ives’ Apricot Scrub for years until I discovered this Green Tea Scrub. My skin was breaking out terribly (worse than usual, which is usually bad…its oily and VERY acne prone) and I was desperate so I bought a bottle of this. I really really really like (love) it. At first, the smell was a little weird, but now it kind of smells good. I can’t really describe it…it may smell like green tea, I’m not too sure myself, I’m more of a water drinker, but it’s pretty sweet. Maybe like apples? Slightly? I don’t know, the smell isn’t too important. The importance lies with the results!After using this stuff twice a day, before applying and after removing my makeup, I saw a noticeable difference in the overall appearance in my skin. It makes my skin feel truly clean and it calms down my breakouts tremendously.The only real problem I have with this scrub is the bottle. It has started to crack on the sides. I have absolutely no idea why, I don’t squeeze it on its sides, but its very weird to me. Luckily, once this started, I had already used about 60% of the scrub so none has leaked (so far) but its still pretty inconvenient.Other than that, there is nothing I would change about this product. It’s perfect.I recommend this product to everyone.

Twila Madisonville, TX

Shipped in a single layer plastic bag

Someone didn’t think that one through. Busted all over the inside of the bag as you can imagine. I am not pleased to lose half my product, but I did try some from the bottle while washing it off and my skin was not as irritated as I was.

Frances Gays Mills, WI

Love this face wash

Green tea works and this green tea scrub works great as an exfoliator and for blemish control. It’s hard to find so when I do I buy as many as I can.

Dixie Westernville, NY

Love this cleanser

I love this product but it is getting harder to find at various stores in my area such as Walgreens, WalMart, etc. I have sensitive skin so have a hard time finding an exfoliating product that also helps to prevent break outs. I use this almost every day and have never had a problem. I ran out for a while and tried a series of other products but none worked as well for me as this. I love the smell, it is a gentle exfoliator, and a gentle but good cleanser. I use this in conjunction with Pevonia’s Enzyme mask (once a week for the enzyme mask and the other days of the week use this cleanser on my face) and love that combination as part of my long term, ongoing, skin care regiment.

Nelda Poole, KY

Magic in a tube!

No way around it, this is excellent stuff!! I adore St. Ives products, they are all top-of-the line. This Blemish Control Green Tea Scrub seems to improve the look of your skin from the first use. I usually prefer to use exfoliators in the shower, to make sure I get the little granules all rinsed off, but I must say that this product rinses off quite easily and leaves no film. If you experience occasional blotchyness, it’s quickly cleared away. Also, the redness seems to fade. You can’t ask for more! I’ve previously used (for years) the St. Ives Apricot Scrub with great results. Now the Green Tea Scrub is a new favorite. Recommended!

Liz Ritzville, WA

Not so great

Ehh, it’s just okay. I think it dried my skin out a little doesn’t help with redness either. I was surprised by the consistency though it’s more like a puffy thick foam and it doesn’t have scrubber beads, it’s more like a bunch of gritty things in it. I don’t dislike it but I can think of a couple products I like more. I really like the way it smells but I’d rather like the way it works. I don’t recommend this product.

Jeanette Waukau, WI

Love this face wash!

Has a really pleasant smell and really helps clear up my skin. I like that it is a scrub and doesn’t irritate my skin like other scrubs do.

Deena Flat Top, WV

Very good!

i love this! it has the perfect amount of exfoliates for my face. it left my face feeling nice and refreshed!

Kimberley Stewartville, MN

Love this scrub

I got a sample of this and loved it so bought the bigger size. Came unsealed… so not sure if its second hand stuff, but still like it, makes my skin feel clean and smooth.

Mari Caseyville, IL

Good stuff !

Great face wash. Nice little exfoliating factor too. I can get oily skin and it’s sensitive and this is a great face wash for me.

Alexandria Broomfield, CO

The best!

This product is great cleans face well without drying out my face. This has become one of my favorite items and part of my daily routine love love love. I have sensitive skin and this works great and not harsh on my face!!!

Olga Dresden, NY


I initially bought this in a trial size at my local Walmart and fell in love! My skin feels so smooth now!

Leta Goodrich, ND

Cleansing, but drying

I tend to have dry skin, so after using this I have to moisturize quite a bit. But I also tend to react poorly to a lot of cleansers and I do not seem to with this one!

Alyssa Cades, SC

Very Good

Just what I needed for my Face. St. Ives is the Best. Defenetly recommend as a scrub for face. Love it

Kelley New London, IA