Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Get clean. And fresh! (review)

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.

I've used the body wash after running, squirting a little bit one of those scrunchy body sponge things. (What are those called, anyway?). I like it. The wash foams up well and you only need to use a little, which means that the bottle will last a long time. The scent is fairly strong but it doesn't bother me. Since this body wash is actually marketed to men, the scent is not too "perfume-y." Not is it really all that masculine. It is just, I don't know, fresh? Yes. Strong and fresh. There you go.

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.

What about you: Are you a body wash kind of person? 
Have you tried the Irish Spring Clear & Fresh Skin wash? Like it?

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Felice

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.


Anonymous said...

I use Irish Spring soap -- I'll have to check this out for summer.

Elle said...

I do like Irish Spring soap but haven't seen this. Sounds good.

Tenecia said...

I also find that most bodywashes marketed to women are too flowery/perfumey for me. I like clean, crisp scents so I'm definitely going to have to check this out!


Amanda @ HappyMotherRunner said...

We use Irish spring at home. But I like the body wash idea. I am going to have to try it out :)

Miz said...

Summer in TEXAS?
Yes please.

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