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Zirh Body Bar Contest Giveaway Competition Alpha Hydroxy Acid AHA Review Caulfields Counter male skincare men's grooming back acne body

Win this: Zirh Body Bar

Our latest giveaway features the fresh-smelling, body acne-clearing Zirh Body Bar.  To find out how to qualify for our giveaways please visit the Contests section.  One lucky winner will be randomly selected.  The deadline to qualify for this contest is Monday, September 26th at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.  Good luck!

See our review for the Zirh Body Bar here.

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Burts Bees Natural Acne Solutions Gel Cleanser Moisturizing Lotion Willow Bark Salicylic Acis Caulfields Counter male skincare mens grooming men treatment zits pimples

Natural one-two punch against acne: Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Purifying Gel Cleanser and Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Combating acne can be an agonizing experience.  We prick and pinch blemishes only to realize such actions only worsen the situation – infection and scarring are common results.  There are so many acne treatment options available, but few of them actually seem to work.  When I was a foolish teenager, I used alcohol astringents to dry out my skin – not a smart move.  By drying out my skin, these products actually increased oil production, which led to even more pimples.  It wasn’t until I discovered and starting using skincare products with salicylic acid or willow bark that I began to see a noticeable change in my complexion.  Products with salicylic acid are readily available at your local drugstore.  Simply go to the acne-treatment aisle and look for lotions, gels, and washes with this effective ingredient – Neutrogena and Clean and Clear are just two easy-to-find brands that feature salicylic acid.  I prefer to use more natural products and have experienced positive results using the face wash and moisturizer from the Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions line.  These products contain salicylic acid derived from willow bark.  With regular use day and night, I have maintained a clear complexion when using the gel cleanser and daily moisturizing lotion.  Whatever you do, remember to avoid products that contain alcohol.

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Zirh Body Bar Alpha Hydroxy Acid AHA Review Caulfields Counter male skincare mens grooming back acne

Zirh Body Bar - Smells fresh and helps clear body acne.

Zirh Body Bar Ingredients List Alpha Hydroxy Acid AHA Review Caulfields Counter male skincare mens grooming back acne

Zirh Body Bar Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Amazon.
Scent: Fresh, cool, slightly citrusy.
I Like: how the alpha hydroxy acids help to keep body acne and breakouts at bay.  The refreshing fragrance.  This bar lasts longer than the usual drugstore-bought soaps – it doesn’t soften up in the shower.
I don’t like: how the soap can dry out the skin if used too often. 

Zirh’s Body Bar is ideal for anyone who is battling acne of the back, chest, arms, neck, or buttocks.  That’s right – our bottoms are prone to occasional acne breakouts and ingrown hairs.  The soap’s alpha hydroxy acid content helps to clear the skin.  The bar smells fresh – citrusy with a hint of menthol.   I recommend using this soap as a compliment to your everyday soap or body wash.  If you use the Zirh Body Bar all the time, you run the risk of drying out your skin – something that could actually cause more breakouts.  At $15, this soap is on the pricey side.  However,
it holds up very well in the shower.  You don’t have to worry about the bar prematurely disintegrating.  If you’re regularly experiencing body breakouts, give the Zirh Body Bar a try.  Don’t forget to moisturize after every shower.  It will help keep your body from overproducing oils, which could lead to acne.  Please note: Use this bar soap on areas other than the face. Using the Zirh Body Bar on your face may result in dryness and irritation.

Update (9/21/11): I just found out that Procter & Gamble is killing off the Zirh brand.  More info can be found here and here.  I suggest stocking up now if you like their products.

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