Although this formula includes 1% salicylic acid, that anti-acne staple is rinsed down the drain before it can penetrate and help improve acne. This body wash contains scrub granules to help polish skin, but this type of exfoliation isn't the best for blemished areas (acne cannot be scrubbed away). In the end, Acne Body Wash is not an effective answer for treating blemish-prone skin anywhere on your body, and because it also contains some distinctly problematic ingredients, including the too irritating cleansing agent sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate and menthol, which your skin will be happier without. More Information
Only a generation ago, it was thought that eating too many sweet or greasy foods caused acne; now doctors know much more about why breakouts happen and how to treat them. This section addresses common questions about acne.