Taking a break from my constant marathon chatter today. Lucky you!
In place of the all-NJ marathon-all-the-time (4 days and counting!) talk, I have a review of a new product I recently tried out: Irish Spring Clear & Fresh Skin body wash. I was sent a bottle of this body wash from Colgate for this review.
The body wash is formulated to prevent body breakouts, which tend to increase during the warmer months. Warm weather = more running = more sweat = potentially more breakouts. This body wash contains 2% salicylic acid to combat breakouts. It also has what is touted as an "8 hour scent system," which was designed to tackle tough (ahem) body odor.
Although the Irish Spring body wash was created and marketed to men, I see no reason why women wouldn't like it. My problem with other body washes is that they are too flowery or perfume-y and, often, too thick. This wash rinses well -- as you would expect from a wash designed to prevent breakouts.
Does it work? Well, that's tough to tell. I've liked it as a substitute for my regular soap (full disclosure here: We normally use the Irish Spring bar soap so it wasn't much a leap to try the body wash), and I haven't broken out all that much, even though I've been running much more lately. So, that's a good thing!
Overall, I like it and think it is a good product for the warmer months. For me, it would probably be too drying for the winter, which is when I should probably use those heavier body washes that I usually avoid.
Thanks for stopping by!
Review disclosure: I was sent a bottle of the body wash for review. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.