I suffered from acne on my back and chest for as long as I’ve had it on my face – since around age twelve. I have tried different things over the years; everything from store bought products to home remedies.
The only thing that has ever really worked for me (other than oral meds which I don’t like to take) has been tretinoin also known as Retin-A. Now, the biggest problem with that is the application. It is very difficult to get it evenly applied everywhere necessary since I can hardly reach my own back, and it gets tedious having to find time for my husband to apply it every night for me.
So once again, I set out to find something better. I have always like the Neutrogena products, so I decided to give this one a try. I was already using the Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub which wasn’t working any wonders for me, but I thought maybe I needed to layer the products for more effectiveness.
Below is a list of the ingredients taken from Amazon:
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (0.5%) Inactive Ingredients: 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, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (Cucumber), Camellia Olefifera (Green Tea) Extract
So here is my assessment of Neutrogena Body Clear Body Spray:
- Easy to apply.
- Spray comes out evenly from bottle.
- Sprays fairly well even when turned upside down.
- Dries quickly.
- Leaves a sticky residue on your skin.
- Didn’t stop my breakouts.
I applied various amounts using trial and error over several weeks, but it just didn’t deliver the results I was looking for. In fact, I could tell very little difference at all, but I felt sticky all the time. I started applying twice each day, rather than just at night. It made little to no difference.
I must note that there are lots of reviews from satisfied customers on Amazon who claim this product works for them. I realize that I have a worse than normal case to deal with and the fact that I live in the hot and humid southeastern United States makes my problem even worse. With that being said, I don’t think I will purchase this product again.
However, if you are considering trying this product I would recommend checking out the reviews on Amazon first.
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