So to give you an update on my current skin condition, it is combination, sensitive, and acne-prone meaning that changes in hormones (like switching birth controls), weather, traveling & work-related stress, proper sleep, or skipping washing my face can all lead to a lovely few breakouts. After a few of these events combined 3 months ago, my skin went really unbalanced and I had some uninvited cystic bumps covering my cheeks, chin, and sides of my mouth. Ouch, super painful.
Since the manufacturer of my old beloved prescription face wash discontinued making the product, I've been on the search for "the one". I know this sounds so cliche, but when Clearasil wanted me to review their new Perfectawash specifically targeting those with acne, I was actually feeling desperate and crossed my fingers that it would help. You guys know I get tons of requests for product reviews but this one is something I would 100% be interested in myself so it just felt right. :)
Here are my thoughts on the product!
Basically, the Perfectawash is a face wash system that comes with a hands-free dispenser and 2 face wash scents, Superfruit Splash (pink) and Soothing Plant Extracts (green). It contains 2% Salicylic Acid which I will say in high school did nothing to help my acne but nowdays is my acne fighter of choice. It's the same ingredient that is the super acne fighter in my beloved Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and I actually do see results with it more so than Benzoyl Peroxide which tends to dry out my skin and bleach my towels and clothes.
I don't want to repeat everything I said in the video here, but to make a long story short, over the month that I have been using it, my skin has steadily been improving so I really do think this face wash has been helping over my non-acne-fighting washes that I've been testing out lately. It also doesn't strip my skin of moisture and the hands-free dispenser, which may seem gimmicky to some, actually does look quite nice and is hygienic and fun to use. At $19.99 for two 5oz washes plus the dispenser, the kit is a pretty good deal and refills will retail at $8.99.
The kit will be sold at here starting December 26th and I believe will be at other retailers next year as well.
I still have a few cystic bumps that are healing and others that are now hyperpigmentation spots, but hey, if I truly did have perfect skin then what kind of acne product reviewer would I be, right? ;)
If you would like to be entered into the giveaway for one of these Clearasil Perfectawashes, please leave a message in the Youtube comments letting me know what your biggest skin concern is. There will be 5 winners randomly selected and the giveaway is for the US only, ending in 1 week.
Readers, what is your greatest skin concern? Acne? Eczema? Blackheads? Let me know in the comments!