Product Review: AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray Review

AcneFree Spray

AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray is an over-the-counter product for treating back and body acne.  It comes in an aerosol can with a wide nozzle.  To use, you spray the mist lightly over all the areas where acne is a problem – back, chest, shoulders and arms, etc. 

This treatment product may improve mild acne breakouts.  It is not meant to treat moderate breakouts or severe acne.

Active Ingredient:

Salicylic acid 2%

Other Ingredients:

Water, alcohol denat, Hamamalis virginiana (witch hazel) extract, sorbitol, glycerin, glycolic acid, polysorbate 20, sodium hydroxide, benzalkonium chloride, bisabolol, Zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract, Cocamidopropyl dimethylamine, polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl glycerin, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, chamomile recutitia (matricaria) flower extract, Leptogorgia virgulata (sea whip) extract, butylene glycol, aloe barbadensis lea juice, panthenol, methylisothiazolinone, niacinamide, disodium EDTA, lactic acid.      


About $10.99 for a 5-ounce aerosol can.

Where You Can Buy It:

Look for this product at your drug stores like CVS, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid.  Target stores carry it as well.


  • The aerosol sprays wide and even, making it easy to reach awkward areas like behind your shoulders and the middle of your back.
  • The chunky spray top depresses easily, making dispensing the mist effortless.  No sore fingers!
  • The mist is light and dripless.


  • It leaves a slightly sticky film on the skin (and on the floor.)
  • It can sting a bit.
  • Although it may help improve mild breakouts and blackheads, if your acne is inflamed or widespread you won’t get much improvement from this product.

    AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray Review:

    Body breakouts are super common.  They can also be tough to treat.  Not only does body acne tend to be stubborn but, unless you’re a super-flexible, reaching the affected areas can be a feat in itself.

    So, I think the idea of having acne treatment delivered via aerosol spray a brilliant one.  Just press the nozzle, aim in the general problem direction and spray away. 

    AcneFree Body Clearing Acne Spray delivers salicylic acid and glycolic acid to problem areas easily, because the nozzle design is smart. 

    The aerosol sprays in a nice wide and even mist, even when you hold the can upside-down or sideways.  I experimented with spraying this product, holding the can every which way.  No matter which way I held the can, it always gave a steady mist.  So, you don’t have to be a contortionist to get the product where you want it.     

    The nozzle also has an easy locking mechanism, so you can throw it into a backpack or gym bag without worry of accidental sprays (and mess).

    While I was impressed with how the product was dispensed, the mist itself left me indifferent.  I liked how light it felt, and how quickly it dried.  But, despite the claims on the can, I found it to leave a slightly sticky film on my skin that I didn’t care for.

    And after several days of use, I started noticing my feet sticking to the bathroom floor.   On closer inspection, I noticed overspray not only on the floor but on the walls and cabinets too.  Yuck.  Applying the Body Clearing Acne Spray in the shower, after towel drying, took care of that problem, though. 

    For mild acne breakouts and blackheads, I’d think this product would be appropriate.  Keep in mind, though, that body acne that is more serious or widespread should be treated with prescription medications.  This product just isn’t strong enough for moderate to severe breakouts.

    I’d think it all comes down to personal preference.

      If OTC acne treatment body washes aren’t your thing, then you may want to give this body spray a try for your mild body breakouts. 

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