Is my face scrub making my acne worse?

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Recently, 2 consumers filed a class action lawsuit against the popular facial scrub, St. Ives Apricot Scrub, saying the product is not only ineffective but may actually make acne worse, despite its claims that it's "non-comedogenic." The users cite aestheticians and dermatologists who claim the product's exfoliating crushed walnut powder creates microtears in the skin, which can introduce more infectious agents and irritate the skin. According to Slate, many skincare aficionados on internet forums devoted to the subject are "rejoicing" at the lawsuit, echoing complaints of skin irritation.

Regardless of their effect on skin, if St. Ives' products have one saving grace, it's that they do not contain environmentally hazardous plastic micr...