Alba Botanica Natural ACNEdote Face & Body Scrub Review


The handful of Alba Botanica Natural ACNEdote Face & Body Scrub reviews we found are glowing. Users write about the joy of scrubbing with this acne wash in reviews on Vitacost. One user likes what she describes as the minty licorice smell, another notes its value for washing off makeup, another raves about the tiny sand-like particles that gently exfoliate the skin. Reviews posted on Amazon are also favorable. The acne wash gets credit for clearing away dirt and oils, keeping acne under control, leaving skin feeling fresh, smooth, and without blemishes.

Aside from the results this acne product delivers, users are drawn to the all-natural formula. The 2% salicylic acid is derived from willow bark extract and the exfoliating agent is made of ground walnut shells; other ingredients include licorice and lentil extracts and aloe. The squeeze tube holds eight ounces, and the scrub can be used on your face or body whenever you wash.

We didn't find any reports about irritated or dry skin, but several consumers note that they use this product in combination with other Alba Botanical products, like an astringent, a deep pore wash, and a lotion. Alba Botanica Natural ACNEdote Face & Body Scrub (starting at $5.60, Amazon) is probably not the therapy for a serious acne problem, but reviews indicate it should help your skin stay clear and soft.

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