Friday, October 22, 2010

Body Clear Body Wash in Pink Grapefruit

Unless you’re buying a perfume, you should never pick a beauty product based on its fragrance. But every now and then a product comes along that just begs you to break that rule and if that product’s by a company you trust, well, then I think it’s more like bending a rule then breaking one.

A couple weeks ago I headed into Shoppers to pick up some more of my favourite Neutrogena body scrub. While I couldn’t find my usual stuff (Body Clear Body Scrub) I did find Body Clear Body Wash in Pink Grapefruit. Once sniff and I was sold and I’m glad I was.  This stuff smells great and is the perfect morning wake-up scent.

It’s made with “naturally derived grapefruit extract” and even two hours after my shower I could still faintly smell it on my skin (but don’t worry, it’s not strong enough that your cubicle neighbour will notice).

Besides smelling amazing, this is also an overall great body wash. It’s similar to the Body Clear Body Scrub though not as scrubby (personally I never found that product that scrubby to start with and always combined it with a Body Shop scrub when I needed to exfoliate, something I'll do again with the grapefruit scrub).
It washes off cleanly and, with two percent salicylic acid, it actually does help to keep skin clear, making it an ideal post-workout (or humid day) wash, as well as suitable for daily use.

However, because it does contain a decent amount of salicylic acid, it might not be the best choice for people with sensitive skin (at least not as a daily product). Also, while two percent salicylic acid is an effective acne-fighter, it can only do so much and if you have serious body acne issues, you’re going to need more than this wash.

But for the rest of us, this is definitely a product worth picking up, especially since it only runs around $10-$12 a bottle.

Would I buy this again: Yes
Should you buy it: Yes, as long as you like the smell of grapefruit

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