Paula's Choice SkincareCLEAR Acne Body Spray
4 fl. oz. for $25
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For those that struggle with "bacne" or other body breakouts, CLEAR Acne Body Spray presents a unique solution for treating acne in hard-to-reach areas due to its "spray from all angles" pump. It has a pH-effective 2% salicylic acid liquid formula to diminish breakouts and unclog pores, plus its alcohol-free/fragrance free base means all skin types, even those with skin prone to cystic acne, can use it without the accompanying side effects of itchy, dry, or sensitized skin that many anti-acne treatments present.

Packaged in a plastic bottle, the lightweight, liquid formula sprays out at any angle (even upside down), making it easy to distribute a fine layer of product on your back, chest or anywhere else from the neck down. Upon initial contact, the finish can feel slightly tacky but quickly dries down so you can comfortably apply and go, morning or night.

In addition to its hero ingredient (salicylic acid), the formula also boasts of a good mix of calming ingredients to help soothe redness.

Although Paula's Choice doesn't recommend directly spraying this on the face, the formula can absolutely be used to fight acne there too. If you're going to do that, spray it into hands first and then rub into skin.

In the end, this gets our two thumbs up for its ease of use anywhere on the body with an effective acne-fighting formula that isn't harsh on skin. Bye, bye embarrassing bacne!

  • 2% salicylic acid treats acne below the neck.
  • Spray pump makes it easy to treat hard-to-reach areas (like the back).
  • Gentle yet effective, fragrance-free formula suitable for all skin types.
  • Soothing ingredients comfort skin.
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Last Updated:08.30.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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CLEAR Acne Body Spray with 2% Salicylic Acid fights body acne fast and defends against new breakouts from forming. Salicylic acid (pH range 3.2-3.8) penetrates pores to eliminate bumps, pimples, blackheads, while soothing ingredients calm reddened skin.
Active Ingredient: 2% Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant) Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture enhancer), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin replenishing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Berberis Vulgaris Root Extract (barberry extract/calming plant extract), Lauric Acid (texture enhancer), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Glycerin (skin replenishing), PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Methyl Gluceth-20 (skin replenishing), Glycereth-26 (texture-enhancing), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulfite (preservative), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer).
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Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.

Paula’s Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia’s criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia and Paula’s Choice Research teams have one mission: To help you find the best products for your skin, whether they’re from Paula’s Choice or another brand. By combining efforts, we’re able to share scientific research and remain committed to the highest standards based on our decades of experience objectively reviewing thousands upon thousands of skincare and makeup formularies in all price ranges.

Beautypedia cuts through the hype to bring you product insights and recommendations you won’t find anywhere else!