SLMD Salicylic Acid Body Spray Review

Do you guys watch Dr. Pimple Popper on Youtube? My brother’s girlfriend and I are fans of Dr. Sandra Lee so when she came out with her own product line, bro’s gf bought the SLMD Salicylic Acid Body Spray and let me try it out (yeee ty!)!  

What It Is

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This is a body acne fighting spray formulated with 2% Salicylic Acid, Papaya Fruit Extract, and Rosemary Extract to unclog pores, exfoliate, and reduce redness. Use after cleansing the skin up to 3 times daily. It comes packaged in a plastic spray bottle that works upside down for hard to reach areas. You get 5.4 fl. Oz for $38.

Ingredient Analysis

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Salicylic Acid 2%, Water, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Beta-Glucan, Allantoin, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Menthyl Lactate, Benzophenone-4, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum), Blue 1

Salicylic Acid is our most important acne fighter in this spray and helps to keep those nasty guys from coming back. Hydrogenated Castor Oil helps with moisture, Papaya Fruit Extract is our AHA component and helps with exfoliation, and Rosemary Leaf Extract calms redness and swelling.

Methylisothiazolinone is a preservative used in rinse off products, not ones that remain on the skin like this body spray. It is considered hazardous* and can cause allergic reactions. This was the only harmful ingredient found.


I wasn’t using any acne wash or treatment on my back and started to get some small bumps here and there so I used this spray every night for roughly 3 to 4 weeks. I noticed minor improvement (like it dried it out a bit) after the first week with no irritation, but things went stagnant after that. What a bummer!

There’s supposed to be fragrance in this spray, but I didn’t smell anything except alcohol. This spray also dries down pretty quickly without any residue and doesn't discolor clothes (body acne sufferers know what I'm talking about!). I don’t have much else to say except this body acne spray did not work for me. Brother’s gf also had similar sentiments, which is a real disappointment because we had higher expectations given this was developed by our favorite Dr. Pimple Popper.


At $38 per bottle, this spray isn’t the cheapest and the results were poor. I would suggest using sea salt as a body scrub, which is way more effective and something you probably have in your kitchen.

★ out of 5

Pros: Dries down smooth

Cons: Did not work