Splurge or Save: Clarifying Body Wash
Mar 26, 2015
With warm weather on the horizon, I’m thinking about how to banish the unsightly blemishes from my shoulders and chest. Being self-conscious about acne makes looking your summer best a challenge.
I love Glytone’s body acne treatment spray. But once a breakout gets going, it takes at least a week before the spray provides relief. To stay ahead of the curve, I like to augment with an acne-fighting body wash.
Typically, I use Glytone’s Exfoliating Body Wash ($24). The wash contains 8.8% glycol acid, so it’s powerful. It can be used to clear acne or just to smooth rough elbows, ankles, and knees. But keeping myself in pharmaceutical-grade body wash can be expensive.
I spotted this Dial Acne Control Body Wash ($7) on the bottom shelf at the pharmacy. I was skeptical of the claim that it could clear up a breakout in three days. Imagine my surprise when just a few days later, my skin is noticeably clearer.
The one downside to the Dial wash is that it is drying, but so is the Glytone. To moisturize without clogging pores, I add Yes to Tomatoes balancing moisturizer.
Verdict. Save, save, save. The Dial wash is just as good (maybe a bit better than) the Glytone. And at one-third the price, why spend more?