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Size 6.75 oz · ITEM 1224724
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$39.00

Love it...love it....I've been using this cleanser for a little over a month and it has helped with these problem areas a lot without drying out my skin....First of all, this is a great everyday cleanser with a slight tingle which I loved, my skin felt so clean and didn't feel tight after using this product.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An extra gentle antiaging acne cleanser featuring sustained-release salicylic acid to help clear skin and restore youthfulness.

What it is formulated to do:
Time Release Acne Cleanser’s low foaming formula delivers sustained-released acne medication and improves skin’s appearance. Encapsulated salicylic acid technology provides a long-acting acne treatment that stays active even after rinsing. Amino acids and hyaluronic acid bind moisture to skin to optimize hydration and restore suppleness while antioxidants neutralize free radicals to preserve a more youthful appearance. Time Release Acne Cleanser is recommended as a step one cleanser in any Murad® antiaging acne regimen. It clears skin and restores youthfulness as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health® system of care.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologist developed, scientifically proven, and tested on people, not animals.

Research results:
Clinically tested by an independent laboratory and proven safe for sensitive skin.
Size 4.2 oz/ 125 mL · ITEM 1027507
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$21.00

Love it...Love it!...A few months ago I bought a clarisonic Mia, and felt like with that device I was using a lot more product than I would be with a gel, so I switched to the Clarisonic acne cleanser and my face went crazy....I've been struggling with acne since middle school, and the Clinique three step acne solutions set is the only thing I've tried that has actually made a difference in my skin.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry

What it is:
A mild, medicated cleanser that fights acne.

Solutions for:
- Acne and blemishes
- Pores
- Oiliness

If you want to know more…
Ideal for all skin types including sensitive, this cleansing foam helps clear and prevent acne. It gently removes dirt and excess oil while fighting acne breakouts, leaving skin soft, smooth, and comfortable.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy tested, non-acnegenic, and free of fragrance, oil, SLS, alcohol, and gluten.
Size 6.7 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 1027473
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$17.00

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry

What it is:
A gentle, medicated lotion that exfoliates, unclogs pores, and helps reduce excess oil.

Solutions for:
- Acne and blemishes
- Pores
- Oiliness

If you want to know more…
The second step in Clinique's Acne Solutions Clear Skin System, this lotion creates skin that's visibly clearer, calmer, and less oily. Its exfoliating properties sweep away dead surface cells while oil-absorbing powders control the shine-producing secretions that can lead to breakouts. After one week of use, skin is visibly clearer, calmer, and less oily.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy tested, non-acnegenic, and free of fragrance, oil, silicone, and gluten. When used as part of the Clear Skin System, it reduces active blemishes by 37 percent in three days.
Size 8.5 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 661157
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$40.00

What it is: A soothing, alcohol-free toner and setting spray that delivers hydration with a heavenly scent.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Rosewater

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This cooling mist moisturizes for 24-hours for a healthy, dewy look. The extra-gentle formula for all skin types—even sensitive—is made with pure rosewater, revered since antiquity for its calming benefits. Use it to set makeup and refresh skin throughout the day.
ITEM 1497858
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$42.00

Worth it...The best...Half a pad still did wonders on conjuction with my acne cream because when I woke up - after a good nights rest as sleep is really important for acne - the acne scars on my forehead were noticeably lighter AND a couple breakouts bumps I had were much, much, MUCH flatter....Its a really nice product, works well, im treating my acne and this works, but you need to combine it with a scpecific cleanser and a nice day/night cream to dont put mor fat and oil in your face.
What it is:
A daily acne treatment featuring Dr. Gross’s unique L-Carnitine Clearing Complex to help fight the five characteristics of breakouts.

What it is formulated to do:
Whether your skin troubles are stress-related, hormonal, or family-inherited, these pads work to target blemishes at all stages, even before you see them on your skin. In addition to clearing pores, the exfoliating formula provides anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits to help flatten blemishes, address post-acne marks, and fade the appearance of dark spots. Depending on the severity, skin may look clearer, healthier, and more balanced within 10-15 days. Continue to use daily to help prevent further breakouts. Includes 45 pre-soaked treatment pads.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan and cruelty-free.
Size 3.3 oz/ 100 mL · ITEM 1524073
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$33.00

in love...Love it!...My skin would be up and down -- at one point I was COMPLETELY satisfied with my skin -- but nonetheless I would still be battling with mild acne over the years....I've been using this face wash 2x a week along with Sunday Riley's clarifying oil afterwards and it keeps my pores nice and clean and keeps my skin looking fresh.
What it is: A noncomedogenic clay formula that polishes and purifies for clear, smooth, shine-free skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Pores, and Oiliness

Formulation: Scrub

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Umbrian Clay: Works to neutralize acidity, absorb oil, and refine the appearance of pores, purifying the complexion.
- Natural Bamboo and Olive Exfoliants: Gently polish away dulling, dead skin cells.
- Meadowsweet Extract: Helps to control oil and shine.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This clay-based face scrub dissolves dead skin and refines its texture with bamboo and olive exfoliants. It also minimizes pores and absorbs oil to help control breakouts and mattify (meaning no shiny T-zone). The star is Fresh's proprietary ingredient Umbrian clay to balance and clarify.

Clinical Results: In-vivo test:
- 97% felt the product exfoliated, deeply cleansed, and purified their skin
- 91% reported smoother, brighter, clarified, and more supple skin with decreased roughness
- 88% said it evened skin tone and smoothed imperfections
- 85% noticed it balanced their skin and reduced shine
- 82% felt it minimized the appearance of pores and calmed their skin
Size 8.5 oz · ITEM 1843788
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$38.00

Works well....Def recommend...It leaves your face feeling a little dry but I recommend if you're an oily person, don't try to splash on a whole bunch of moisturizer!...I love this acne clearing wash it doesn't get rid of your acne overnight or anything but it has a great scent and it doesn't irritate my skin .
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An improved, effective acne wash that deep cleans without over drying and invigorates with a citrus scent.

Solutions for:
- Acne and blemishes
- Oiliness
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
Maximum strength two percent salicylic acid helps eliminate the breakout cycle while removing excess oil, makeup, and bacteria. It soothes and conditions the skin with allantoin and pro vitamin B5, leaving it thoroughly clean and residue-free.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product is alcohol-free.
Size 5 oz/ 142 g · ITEM 2061497
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$24.00

Love it!...CLEAR SKIN!...It is a bit thinner than I like a cleanser to be (I generally like one that foams) but that's totally personal preference....I agree it makes a bit of a mess but I am willing to wipe down my counter twice a day for smooth, soft, breakout free skin.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A daily medicated acne charcoal cleanser with two percent maximum-strength salicylic acid to help treat and prevent acne for clearer, brighter skin.

Solutions for:
- Acne and blemishes
- Oiliness
- Pores

If you want to know more…
This effective acne cleanser works to eliminate current and future acne breakouts. In addition to two percent salicylic acid, the cleanser contains active charcoal, a powerful absorbing agent that helps draw toxins out from below the skin’s surface. Bentonite and kaolin clays help absorb impurities, detoxify, and purify pores, while yogurt extract with probiotics helps boost skin’s natural defenses against acne-causing bacteria. This cleanser leaves the complexion appearing clearer without stripping or drying out skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy tested, suitable for all skin types, even sensitive, cruelty-free, and formulated without gluten, nuts, nano, soy, parthenolide, and oil.

First Aid Beauty provides everyday essentials and targeted skincare solutions that deliver immediate relief, lasting results, and feel-good textures. Their products are formulated with only clean, skin-loving ingredients that are carefully selected so you don’t have to worry about what’s in (and not in) your skincare products. There are over 1,300 ingredients on FAB’s no-no list, including artificial colorants and artificial fragrances, parabens, ethanol, ethyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, methanol, n-butyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, sd alcohol, lanolin, propylene glycol, phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehydes, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, talc, and sulfates.
Size 5 oz/ 150 ml · ITEM 1989292
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$22.00

I love this so much!...My face is starting to glow more....I have oily acne prone skin and this has a nice tingle once applied....I liked this cleanser because my face feels clean from all the excess oil.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
A high foaming acne cleanser that helps purify pores, removing traces of dirt and oil.

Solutions for:
- Oiliness
- Acne and blemishes

If you want to know more…
Inspired by the iconic Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion formulated in 1964, this oil-fighting cleanser is formulated to help clear blemishes, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads, and prevent new ones from forming. It contains salicylic acid to penetrate deep into pores.

What else you need to know:
This product is tested under dermatologist supervision.

Kiehl’s is inspired by its rich heritage as an old-world apothecary, applying over 165 years’ worth of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge into the formulations. They utilize the finest natural ingredients and incorporate advanced scientific technologies to ensure the highest quality and most efficacious formulas without compromise. They are protective of the environment as they maximize the use of renewable, sustainable, and biodegradable ingredients. Kiehl’s proudly stands behind the quality, efficacy, and safety of each of their products.
Size 4 oz/ 120 mL · ITEM 2058121
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$28.00

So happy I found this product!...This stuff cleared it in 3 days... a miracle!!...This scrub has been really helpful for exfoliating the acne on my back.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An ultra-gentle yet effective acne scrub that cleanses, treats, and exfoliates the face and body with one percent salicylic acid.

Solutions for:
- Acne
- Pores
- Oiliness

If you want to know more…
This ultra-gentle yet effective acne scrub cleanse and treats without over drying the face and body. Salicylic acid clears up acne blemishes and prevents future breakouts, while Sepicontrol™ complex helps absorb and control oil to balance skin. Ultra-fine jojoba beads gently exfoliate to help unclog pores, emulsify oil, and allow acne treatment products to absorb better. A glycolic acid complex helps reduce the look of discoloration for flawless, clear-looking skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Sulfates
Size 6 oz/ 177 mL · ITEM 2184950
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$15.00

great cleanser...This one is amazing....Made my skin a lot softer and helped my acne a lot...Really cleans my skin.
What it is: A clarifying face wash formulated with salicylic acid and thyme extract to help improve the look of troubled skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes, Pores, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates to help shed pore-clogging dead skin cells.
- Thyme Extract: Clarifies.
- Aloe Vera: Lightly hydrates and soothes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of oil. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This gel cleanser features a soothing blend of aloe vera and chamomile to help restore balance while blemish-fighting ingredients help promote clearer-looking skin. Salicylic acid breaks down surface impurities and deep cleans pores so oily, congested skin feels exceptionally clean—never stripped.
Size 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 2022598
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$32.00

Love it!...It's nice!...Over the past year, I have been experiencing adult cystic acne (I'm 23 and have never suffered from acne besides a few breakouts once in a while-even as a teen) and nothing seemed to help....As a tip, I use this cleanser with an exfoliant pad to really ensure all my makeup is gone and the cleanser is really worked into my skin.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An innovative jelly cleanser that removes all traces of makeup, excess oil, pollution, and any other grime from the day. Free of SLS, fragrance, and essential oils, Beste™ No. 9 is totally non-irritating, non-sensitizing, and appropriate for all skin.

Solutions for:
- Oiliness
- Makeup removal

If you want to know more…
With a unique blend of mild surfactants and makeup-dissolving emollients, this gentle formula rinses away without an ounce of residue, leaving skin clean and soft.

What else you need to know:
Beste No. 9 is formulated at an ideal, non-stripping pH level of 5.5.

100 percent free of essential oils, silicones, and fragrance.

Note: In Afrikaans, Beste means Best. Even though the first eight versions weren’t exactly that, Drunk Elephant thinks they’ve finally found the best one yet. They are calling it Beste™ No. 9 after going through nine formulations to get there! Only the Beste will do.

Note from Tiffany Masterson, Drunk Elephant Founder: We took your feedback about the original Beste and made some changes—we swapped out the twist top packaging for a trusty flip top and tweaked the formula so it’s gentle enough to use on eyes (and remove every last trace of makeup).

Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of our formulations. They never take into account an ingredient’s synthetic or natural status, but instead choose based on its biocompatibility. You won’t find what they call the "Suspicious 6" in their products (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes, and SLS,) making them, in their opinion, appropriate for all skin. They believe that these six ubiquitous ingredients are at the root of almost every skin issue we see. When formulating the products, they focus on pH levels and safety, and always making sure that the active ingredients are at efficacious levels. This is the Drunk Elephant difference.

Drunk Elephant is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation) and is cruelty-free.

This product is a September 2017 Beauty O-Ward winner, Oprah Magazine and a Self Magazine, 2018 Self Healthy Beauty Award winner.

Clean at Sephora
When you spot our Clean seal, you can be sure we’ve checked that this brand’s product is made without the ingredients you told us you’d most like to avoid.

Clean at Sephora™ is formulated without:
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
Size 24 oz · ITEM 1059765
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$44.00

Love it...MUST BUY...I've acne prone skin and it's oily especially on my T zone, this cleanser has not only helped control my shine but I feel as though it's done a good job of clearing out my pores!...I purchased it because I seen a YouTube video of a girl washing her beauty blender with it (which, in case you didn't know, is a GREAT idea instead of purchasing blender cleanser also) and I fell in love.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
An award-winning, highly effective one-step facial cleanser to tone and hydrate skin.

Solutions for:
- Pores
- Dryness
- Uneven skin tone

If you want to know more…
Begin with the most basic step of all. Purity Made Simple one-step facial cleanser is an award-winning cleanser that melts away dirt, oil, and makeup. It tones and lightly hydrates in one simple step for skin that feels perfectly clean and comfortably balanced. Formulated for all skin types and gentle enough for the sensitive eye area, it deep cleans pores while natural oil extracts help condition skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Purity Made Simple Cleanser is part of a collection of philosophy products designed to soothe even the most dry and sensitive skin. It is a 2008 "Best of Sephora" Winner. You may also use this fragrance-free formula to clean your makeup brushes.

Research results:
Clinical results:
- 100% reported that the cleanser is gentle enough for the eye area
- 97% reported effective removal of dirt, oil, and makeup
- 97% reported a clean, residue-free finish

This product is a 10-year Allure Reader’s Choice award winner (2016).
Size 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 1217710
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$21.00

love it...love ??...It also seems to remove makeup well, so that's good... Basically, if you're looking for a cleanser that's relatively inexpensive, cleans well, and doesn't kill your sensitive skin, I would give this a try... but I would try and remove at least your eye makeup before using it, it does a poor job of breaking down mascara....However, it is not a miracle worker, it doesn't help with cystic acne or redness but if you are like me with mild redness and mild-to medium acne problems this is a great product for you
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A fragrance-free, gentle cleanser that effectively removes makeup, dirt, and grime, leaving skin soft and supple.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Redness

If you want to know more…
This Face Cleanser features a whipped texture that transforms into a sumptuous cream when blended with water. Infused with a powerful botanical antioxidant blend, it helps safeguard skin against environmental aggressors while also calming irritated skin. This non-stripping, pH-balanced formula works to maintain skin’s natural acidity and helps reduce flair-ups, never leaving skin feeling tight or dry.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy-tested, free of artificial fragrances and colorants, and safe for sensitive skin. They are also cruelty-free.

First Aid Beauty provides everyday essentials and targeted skincare solutions that deliver immediate relief, lasting results, and feel-good textures. Their products are formulated with only clean, skin-loving ingredients that are carefully selected so you don’t have to worry about what’s in (and not in) your skincare products. There are over 1,300 ingredients on FAB’s no-no list, including artificial colorants and artificial fragrances, parabens, ethanol, ethyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, methanol, n-butyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, sd alcohol, lanolin, propylene glycol, phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, formaldehydes, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban, talc, and sulfates.
Size 16 oz/ 480 mL · ITEM 1933001
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$42.00

love it...must buy...This is a really good product and a great bargain because you only need a little bit....Not only does it do a really nice job of exfoliating the dead skin cells from my face, but it foams up nicely and has a really gentle scent.
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A micro-exfoliating, daily facial wash.

Solutions for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
This daily facial cleanser is formulated with micro-exfoliating beads to gently polish and scrub away impurities. It’s an award-winning microdelivery 30-second cleansing mini peel that reveals a smoother, brighter, more even complexion as it cleanses and lightly tones. It’s ideal for all skin types, including aging and sensitive skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates