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Clarks Botanicals Skin Clearing Face & Body Wash: You’ve Got Male

Once a week, Birchbox’s resident Yoga and men’s product expert, Eric, will give us girls some insight into his world in You’ve Got Male. Whether he’s giving his expertise on skincare (boys need advice, too!) or highlighting his new favorite grooming trend, this guy has got taste—so we’re lucky he’s on staff and willing to share.


I have to admit something that probably won’t help make me more popular: I am blessed to have naturally good skin. (Of course, I say this while emphatically knocking on wood!) Even though I rarely have blemishes and don’t have issues with oil or imbalance, these past few weeks, I’ve been having problems with ingrown hairs on my chest and (gasp!) some pimples and clogged pores on my face. Cue Francesco Clark and his amazing Skin Clearing Face & Body Wash.

For those of you who have never heard his amazing story, Francesco created the natural product line after suffering a crippling diving accident in 2002. The accident left him not only unable to walk, but also unable to sweat, which caused clogged pores and a myriad of skin problems. Turning his tragedy into triumph, he created his award-winning product line (fans include Madonna) and wrote an autobiography, Walking Papers. As for the cleanser itself, I started by using it on my body and it immediately began minimizing my redness and the swelling from my ingrowns. After about a week, the red bumps are almost completely gone. After seeing what great things it was doing as a body wash, I finally washed my face with it this morning. Not surprisingly, I’ve noticed that the redness has started to fade. The formula contains algae and salicylic acid (and apparently a little bit of magic, too). I high recommend you check out Francesco and his line. I’ve also really been loving the Ultra Rich Lip Balm, which comes in tinted formulas for you ladies as well!

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