Chemist at Play Exfoliating Body Wash for Dry, Rough, Bumpy, Strawberry Skin

While on my healthy and happy skin journey, I stumbled upon a product that claimed to help with strawberry skin (confession; I don’t have prominent strawberry skin). One thing about my choice of skincare is that I prefer research-backed products only. 

So, I started digging up the right product to help me with my rough and bumpy skin issue. Then, I read the ingredients of Chemist at Play and found that it has all the right active ingredients. (I’ll share snippets of the research later in the article.)

Chemist at Play Exfoliating Body Wash with free loofah

About Chemist at Play 

“Chemist at Play is India’s first Ceramides-based skincare brand. It is based on the 3Bs of skincare science-Bio Compatible, Bio-Effective, and Botanical Actives.” – Innovist

Exfoliating Chemist at Play Body Wash Review 

Price₹699 (473ml) with a free loofah
SmellIt doesn’t have any strong fragrance
TextureIt contains microbeads that help exfoliate the skin
PackagingI find it aesthetically appealing
Suitable ForSensitive Skin, Dry Skin, and Rough Skin

I have been using it for about two months and have seen a visible reduction in bumpy skin. Nothing too dramatic, but I guess that will come with extensive use. It doesn’t have a strong fragrance and doesn’t leave your skin dry. 

The exfoliating body wash lathers fine. You might need extra water love to lather up. It has microbeads that exfoliate the skin. I recommend talking to your dermatologist if you have sensitive skin. The loofah was a little abrasive on my skin.

I was diagnosed with Acute Seborrheic Dermatitis 3 years ago, and my life has changed. I’m mindful of the products I use and ensure to take extra care so I don’t flare up my inflammation. For example, the exfoliating body wash by Chemist at Play didn’t flare me up, so that’s a good thing. 

Active Ingredients of Chemist at Play Exfoliating Body Wash

Back side of Chemist at Play Body Wash to show active ingredients and price

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid makes removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface easier by dissolving the proteins holding them together. It can also be referred to as “exfoliation.” Lactic acid speeds up cell renewal and turnover, or the process by which your skin loses old cells and is replaced by new ones.

Treatment with 12% lactic acid resulted in increased epidermal and dermal firmness and thickness and clinical improvement in skin smoothness and the appearance of lines and wrinkles. 


Salicyclic Acid

If you ever check the ingredients on any acne skincare product, you will find a common ingredient, salicylic acid. It has beta-hydroxy acid that is used for its anti-inflammatory properties. Due to its exfoliating and pore-cleaning properties, it is often credited for treating acne. Several OTC products include salicylic acid. Mild acne responds well to salicylic acid (blackheads and whiteheads). It can also help stop breakouts.

The topical treatments include emollients and topical keratolytics. Skin texture improves with the use of either salicylic acid lotion 6% or urea cream 20%. Other less common treatment options include laser treatments, retinoids, and vitamin D3 derivatives. Although these treatments may provide a cosmetic benefit, there are no controlled clinical trials or a cure for keratosis pilaris. Some case reports have found success with the use of the topical retinoid, 0.01% tazarotene. When applied nightly, keratosis pilaris faded in two weeks and resolved after four to eight weeks. Moreover, chemical peels utilizing 70% glycolic acid for 5 to 7 minutes have also improved the appearance of keratosis pilaris. Finally, multiple case reports have been published describing the use of lasers in the treatment plan of keratosis pilaris.


Hyaluronic Acid

Another ingredient commonly seen in most hydrating serums and lotions is hyaluronic acid. The skin-care ingredient gets you the most moisturized skin in the least amount of time. There’s a good reason it’s so popular: hyaluronic acid does an excellent job of hydrating the face and also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles since hydrated skin is plumper.

Topical HA has many positive attributes: it is generally well tolerated; it does not frequently cause allergic reactions or irritate sensitive skin; and it is safe to use on the skin during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. For individuals with dry skin, or for those who crave a more dewy, moisturized feel to their skin during the cooler months, a serum or moisturizer containing HA can be a great choice.

Health Harvard

Vitamin E

Vitamin E, a fat-soluble essential nutrient, has anti-inflammatory properties. 

As an antioxidant, it aids in scavenging free radicals produced by the body’s digestion of food and exposure to contaminants in the environment. Skin damage from the sun could be prevented by vitamin E. Additionally, it may help with atopic dermatitis symptoms.

Zemea (Propanediol)

Your skin will be protected from dehydration since you won’t lose as much water. In addition, using this technique may result in silkier and more supple skin. People with dry skin will gain a lot from this product.


Try this exfoliating body wash if you want something that can help with dry, rough, and patchy strawberry skin.