Regrettably, Murad's product is front-loaded with irritating alcohol and also contains smaller amounts of other irritants such as menthol and fragrant oil, which are problematic for all skin types. Some helpful ingredients are included, but they are useless in a formula like this where the unhelpful ingredients get in the way. Even the amount of salicylic acid is too low for it to be of much help. As for the alcohol, it is not only irritating but also makes skin more inflamed and red, and also can stimulate oil production at the base of your pores, which in turn can worsen body acne. More Information
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