What’s happening around you? I am really happy and emotional to tell you that today I completed one year of beautiful journey from a mum and homemaker to a happy and blessed IMBB writer 🙂 Feels like yesterday only when I discovered myself through IMBB! I remember myself as a progressive agriculture post graduate who lost all touch with her research and work and ended up in a mess with her past and present soon after wedding and sitting at home because I was dependent on my hubby as per his visa norms, but I was happy as we both were living blissful life together, but somehow an agrarian inside me never stopped cursing myself for what I did with my dreams and aspirations. Meanwhile our blessing Aadya filled my inner void with love, devotion and emotions, but somehow, the spark was still alive fuelling my desires to prove my worth. Very soon, almighty showered his blessings and I discovered IMBB while searching for post-pregnancy skin solutions and I was getting addicted to progressive IMBB writer’s thoughts and posts, how they were so enthusiastic and happy with their life and work. Somehow, I was finding my space and eternal joy in IMBB. IMBB was a bliss to read, bliss to write and I feel nostalgic remembering the day when my first article was posted on the blog and I was jumping like a kid who just discovered his identity in school, and then I never turned back to my old life again. My soul was thanking me for this eternal celebration and fulfilment in life. I stood up again as a progressive, thoughtful mum with more energy and amazing enthusiasm of turning every negativity into positivity! I really felt proud of myself as I observed numerous changes in mentality of people around me. I was able to place an example of a peaceful happy homemaker and mum who keeps herself updated in every subject apart from taking care of kitchen and baby. I feel so happy when people around me ask for my thoughts and verdict on any important or ordinary occasion. I thank almighty for 3 blessings in my life (apart from being a blessed daughter of wonderful parents who are my God on earth): My soul mate (who made my life worth living), My Aadya (who made my motherhood worth living) and Team IMBB who made me an individual worth living for. Actually, “Thank You” would not be enough to express my infinite moments of happiness and blessed life which I owe to Thee & Team IMBB truly. I wonder why I discovered IMBB so late, but better late than never. Sorry, I just got carried away by my emotions and forgot to tell you about today’s review. It’s a refreshing cooling body wash smelling heavenly of pink grapefruits – Neutrogena Body Clear Pink Grapefruit Body Wash. Read on further to know about Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash.
$ 7.49 for 8.5 Fl Oz (250 ml), I got it for $ 5.97.
Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash Pink Grapefruit is a refreshing, clean-rinsing body wash that treats and helps prevent body breakouts with an uplifting blast of pink grapefruit. This unique formula features the maximum strength dermatologist recommended acne medicine Salicylic Acid boosted by oil-blasting MicroClear technology. Its specially developed to treat body breakouts such as those on your back, shoulders and chest without over-drying. The bubbly lathering formula contains 100% naturally-derived grapefruit extract plus vitamin C and treats skin without sacrificing your shower experience.
- Salicylic Acid.
- Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores).
The packaging is very ordinary with transparent plastic bottle and a flip top cap. You can easily see the fine granules inside the tube, like pearly salmon fish eggs (I routinely watch my hubby enjoying fish eggs which look pretty similar to these pearly beads :P). As the cap is flipped to open, a sweet strong pink grapefruit aroma lingers around and you would feel a craving for fresh fruits, let me warn you 😛 As they say, looks are deceiving, the product is worth every penny even though its an ordinary packaging.
My Experience with Neutrogena Body Clear Pink Grapefruit Body Wash:
We have been using this body wash since summers, but somehow, it always skipped my mind to review it, and finally today, I sat down to share my experience on this wonderful product and to share my immense joy being on top of the world for completing one year of togetherness with team IMBB :* I hope almighty hears me again and I get a golden opportunity to meet blissfully beautiful people inside and outside, great founder and pillars of IMBB (Rati, Sanjeev Sir, Jomol and Neha) along with other sweetheart contributors of IMBB in person one day! Now coming over to Neutrogena, at first sight, you would think it’s an ordinary wash if you are like me who always gets tempted by attractive packaging even before reading its credentials 😛 But after coming across beautiful duds, I finally decided to read credentials first and then make a decision.
Let me tell you, both of us, husband and wife, make a contrasting pair excluding one thing, we both have itchy body acne and inflammations 😛 As summers arrive, often we tend to develop body acne, especially my hubby, holy God! We have been using Medimix and Dettol soaps since ages to get rid of them, but after coming here, we have to think of alternative to soaps. Thankfully, we spotted this in a store one day. Hubby read all info and got it immediately as summers were on peak and we were scratching ourselves like monkey here and there 😉 I loved the smell first and those tiny pearly beads which were fun to land in shower.
The fluid is dark translucent pink with lots of pearly pink beads which are not harsh on the skin. A little drop of this gel body wash forms enough lather to cleanse body from head to toe. I never experienced any itching or irritation post shower while using it. However, some of my friends told me that this Neutrogena body wash gives them itchy skin as they have sensitive skin, but our skin is rough and tough 😛 We noticed that this pink pearly body wash worked right from day one of shower as initially I observed my zits were drying and then on the third day, they finally vanished! My hubby’s skin is much prone to inflammation and acne as compared to mine, that’s why he needs to use this twice in summers to get rid of acne and infections. It also helps in neutralizing body odour, though it does not claim to do so. Once I leave shower, a yummy, sweet, fruity aroma lingers around and stays on me for a few minutes and after that, I just feel refreshed and awakened.
Even in summers, I don’t need any deodorant or talc to combat body odour, I am pretty fine going out without any fragrance on as I don’t feel the need to use them. It does have moisturizing properties up to some extent as I have never slathered body creams or butters on my body after shower; however, in winters, I do need body butters to keep my skin shiny and youthful. I must say once I started using this pink body wash, I never experienced body acne except some small zits once in a while. It even heals my sore skin from regular waxing or shaving sessions. I feel I do not get those nasty bumps on my hands especially after waxing which was a big nightmare. We always look for different flavours and shower gels, but this Neutrogena one is always on our shopping list during summers. We can’t think of any other solution. I would say you should try this body wash for sure if you are also suffering from nasty body acne or odor. It won’t let your expectations down.
Let’s sum up the pros and cons:
Pros of Neutrogena Body Clear Pink Grapefruit Body Wash:
- Heavenly, fruity smelling body wash with mild pearly beads.
- It mildly clears body acne from the very second day of use.
- A little drop forms enough lather to cover the whole body.
- It also keeps in check body odour for almost 6-8 hours in sweating summers, believe me.
- It helped me in getting rid of nasty bumps post waxing sessions.
Cons of Neutrogena Body Clear Pink Grapefruit Body Wash::
- You need to be patient and wait for 2-3 days to see your break outs vanishing like magic from skin.
- It does have lots of chemicals.
Well, I just cannot digest the fact that it is not 100% natural. I am also looking for an alternative to this body wash which would be all natural. Till I find it, I know I am hooked to Neutrogena. Gals, if you don’t mind all the chemicals in the list in your bath and body products, and if you need to combat body odour and body acne at one go, then just go and get this pearly gel. I am sure you won’t regret your purchase!
I hope you liked my review 🙂
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