Acne is problematic troublesome interruption on your skin. There is nothing worse than having an event to go and BAM! A breakout occurs. BUT..What’s even worse? When it’s on your back or an area you can’t reach making it difficult to treat because it’s not easy to apply products to your back. A medicated, spray-on product like this seems ideal, but as with anything, this products has it’s pro’s and con’s. In this blog I will discuss both and my findings so that you can judge for yourself whether or not you think it’s worth it.
This product is medicated with 0.5% salicylic acid, an amount that’s OK, but not as effective as 1–2%, especially if you have stubborn breakouts or blackheads, which is typical for breakouts on the chest, neck, or back. More important, the pH of this product is too high for the salicylic acid to work as an exfoliant.
The other concern is the alcohol content. If the alcohol content in acne products is too high it not only causes dryness, promotes free-radical damage, and impairs healing, but also stimulates oil production at the base of the pore. Which indicates that there is a strong possibility that your acne won’t improve from this product.
Body Clear prevent’s breakouts with this unique, quick-drying formula featuring MicroClear technology that speeds acne medication to the source of breakouts. This spray features a breakthrough 360-degree pump that sprays from any angle—even upside down—to treat hard-to-reach areas like the back and shoulders.
Active: Salicylic Acid (0.5%), Other: Water, Alcohol Denatured, Butylene Glycol PPG-5-Ceteth-20, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Sodium Citrate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium chloride Phosphate, PEG/PPG-20/6 Dimethicone, Cetyl Lactate, Benzalkonium Chloride, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA Glycerin, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract
Strengths: It’s inexpensive; is a recommended cleanser; retinol options, in stable packaging. Light refreshing fragrance, won’t stain clothes, does work over time.
Pros of Neutrogena Body Clear Body Spray:
- Fairly affordable product for the effects it has.
- Stable packaging, does not leak in spite of the 360 degree pump and upside down usage.
- I did not suffer from excessive drying, flaking or itching.
- I started seeing results pretty soon, so it is quite effective.
- Lasts a pretty long time.
- No strong smell as such.
Cons of Neutrogena Body Clear Body Spray:
- It has alcohol which causes dryness.
- It is tested on animals.
- Does not do anything for the marks and dark spots.
- Does not cure it completely.
- The acne come back if it is discontinued.
- Consistency is as runny as water.
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