Putting your best face forward with Clearasil PerfectaWash

clearasilI'm a big believer in making skin care part of my kids’ daily personal care routine, along with brushing their teeth and bathing. Since the time they were babies, my kids have used sunscreen and moisturizer for their dry skin and eczema. Now that Nathan is almost 13, it’s time to include another skin care step to his routine – an acne face wash. I’ve noticed that he’s starting to get a few pimples. It’s not that serious yet – just a few whiteheads. So, I was excited to have him test the new Clearasil® PerfectaWash.

PerfectaWash appeals to teens

Clearasil’s new face wash comes in an automatic dispenser, which I knew Nathan would like. He agreed and thought that the dispenser was really cool, even if it was a little slow dispensing the face wash.  (Patience, grasshopper!)

Nathan liked the smell and felt using the product made his skin look good – when he remembered to use it that is. He felt if he could use PerfectaWash it in the shower, instead of using it at the sink, he would use it more regularly. (Feel free to use that suggestion, Clearasil!)

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Why moms like Clearasil PerfectaWash

My biggest concern was that PerfectaWash was going to be too harsh and drying  since Nathan’s skin is very sensitive. So I was glad that the wash only contain a 2% salicylic acid solution, which is less than some of the acne products I use on my skin. (Yes, at 47 I still get breakouts.) Nathan didn’t have any negative reactions to the product. In fact, it did improve his skin’s appearance and give him that “freshly scrubbed look,” which was a nice change from his usual messy boy countenance.

I also liked that the dispenser gave a perfect dose of facial wash, so Nathan would know how much to use and there wouldn’t be any waste. It’s also a very reasonably priced product. Clearasil PerfectaWash is available nationwide at Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and Amazon.com for $19.99. Each starter kit contains a PerfectaWash dispenser, two refills (100 doses each) and three batteries. Additional refills are $8.99 each. That’s pretty comparable with other acne wash products.

To save even more, you can get a buy one, get one coupon on the Clearasil Facebook page – a great deal if you have a couple of teenagers or mom or dad has some acne issues, too. (While you’re on Clearasil’s Facebook page, check out the chances to win VIP tickets to the Clearasil Six Flags Summer Concert Series and tickets to Lollapalooza Music Festival, too.)

I’ll be printing out a coupon and stocking up, for sure!

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Clearasil. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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