Morning Burst Boost Body Wash

by Clean & Clear   Morning Burst
Price:
$5.99 - 16 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Body Soaps/Washes
Last Updated:
2/14/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This water-soluble body wash for normal to oily skin is mostly about beginning your day with a strong hit of fragrance. If fragrance was as good for the skin as it can be for your sense of smell, this would be a slam-dunk inexpensive body wash. But, as research has shown, overdoing fragrance causes irritation and that is a problem for everyone's skin.

Because this body wash is quickly rinsed from the skin, the high amount of fragrance isn't as significant a risk as it would be in a leave on product but still, there are many body washes at the drugstore whose fragrance is less intense, and that means less intense for your skin, too!

Pros:
  • Water-soluble, clean-rinsing formula.
  • Inexpensive.
Cons:
  • Highly fragrant formula is sort of like washing with perfume, and poses a risk of irritation.

CLEAN & CLEAR® MORNING BURST® body wash is designed to help stimulate your senses and energize you all over. Feel the BOOST of mango & papaya fill your shower as the bubbly formula leaves your skin clean and refreshed.

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Cocamide MEA, Glycerin, Fragrance, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract (Papaya), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Citric Acid, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Carrageenan (Irish Moss), Agar, Potassium Chloride, Glucose, Xanthan Gum, Dehydroacetate Acid, PVP, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Iron Oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Silica

The name of this Johnson & Johnson–owned brand clearly communicates what it attempts to provide, and may seem to be a beacon of hope for consumers struggling with acne. The products are heavily marketed toward teens, with commercials and print ads featuring attractive young models with nary a blemish in sight, presumably because these fresh-faced teens adhere to a routine consisting of these attractively packaged products.

Although there are some great, inexpensive cleansers available, blemishes have nothing to do with how clean your skin is; the two issues are completely unrelated. The other failing is that unlike sister company Neutrogena (also owned by J&J), almost all of Clean & Clear's anti-acne products contain irritating ingredients that won't improve skin problems and end up making matters worse. Even a couple of the pH-correct BHA options are marred by troublesome ingredients that only make blemished skin more inflamed and impede the healing process. Moreover, the issue of sun protection is inadequately addressed, with the only option failing to provide sun protection without added irritants. What kind of message is that for teens trying to put together an effective skin-care routine? Clean skin is attainable from these products, but the company's road to "beautifully clear" skin has too many speed bumps to make this a one-stop destination for the blemish-prone.

For more information about Clean & Clear, call (877) 754-6411 or visit www.cleanandclear.com.

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