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cleansers for acne-prone skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for cleansers for acne-prone skin.

If you have acne-prone skin, you know that the right cleanser can make all the difference. A facial cleanser is a skin care product that is designed to remove dead skin cells, oil, dirt, makeup, and other pollutants from the skin, helping to keep your pores clear and prevent skin conditions such as acne.

$19.00

I don't have a lot of acne, but am extremely oily and found it especially useful for pregnancy breakouts on face and chest! ...gentil enough to use with perscription night acne lotion, cleared body break outs...best acne wash...clears skin

What it is: A mild soap powered by salicylic acid that helps clear and target the look of blemishes.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne, and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Bar Soap

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Removes dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This bar soap visibly targets breakouts with blemish-fighting salicylic acid. It can be used on your face and body, particularly in areas prone to breakouts like the chest, back, and shoulders. After use, skin feels

$23.00

This product did not help with my break outs/acne at all. However, I like how the formula is none drying and it doesn’t leave your skin feeling right afterwards....I was skeptical of trying this, mostly because of my combination skin, I have odd break outs here and there so I was hoping this wouldn't cause more breakouts.

What it is: A refreshing cleanser with two percent salicylic acid that clears the look of blemishes and targets future breakouts.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid and Acetyl Glucosamine: Remove dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This refreshing cleanser with two percent salicylic acid clears the look of blemishes, absorbs oil, and unclogs pores. After use, skin feels fresh, soft, and smooth.

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$44.00

Great Cleanser for Oily Skin...I take my skincare products serious after having hormonal break-outs in my early 20s. Finally got it to be where I can maintain my acne to having one to three pimples. ...Great for acne skin...I've tried both the exfolikate and eradikate cleansers and found that the the exfolikate worked better for my acne prone skin.

What it is: A clinic-inspired foaming cleanser with AHAs and fruit enzymes to gently cleanse away oil, makeup, and surface impurities revealing smoother skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dark spots, Dullness and uneven texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin Enzymes: Naturally enhance skin exfoliation without overdrying.
- Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid: Refine the appearance of pores and help clear buildup on skin's surface.

$39.00

SKIN: both oily and dry. I break out every once and awhile, have a few dark spots. ...My acne is sooo bad i have been trying to get rid of it for the past 6 months and nothing has worked but then i tried this and it has helped my acne so much i had under the skin pimples and zits and whitehead’s and it got rid of it all.

What it is: An effective blemish wash with maximum-strength two percent salicylic acid that targets the breakout cycle while removing excess oil and makeup.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness, Blemishes, Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid 2%: Over-the-counter level visibly clears blemishes and helps prevent future breakouts.
- Allantoin: Helps calm skin's appearance.
- Pro Vitamin B5: Helps condition and nourish the look of skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This effective wash cleans without over drying.

$29.00

bye zits!...I'm 42 but still breakout due to sensitive skin and my face was looking pretty broken out until I bought this, it works. ...Over that week my face has gone from a pimple, a breakout and now it’s clear! While using the cleanser, toner and the moisturizer I’ve seen nothing but improvement in my skins glow, texture and pore size.

What it is: A gentle foaming cleanser with spot-targeting technology to fight new and emerging impurities while shrinking the look of pores.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Foam

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Teatreement™ Solution (Tea Tree Leaf Extract, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, 4-Terpineol): Cleanses impurities and supports skin‘s pH balance.
- Green Calming Complex (Green Tea Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract): Soothes and hydrates.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, minera

$30.00

Better than CeraVe which is my other go-to when it comes to acne prone face washes....holy grail for taming hormonal breakouts!!...It has helped to reduce multi pimple breakouts and breakouts in general. If you have hormonal acne - you better buy this now!

What it is: A multitasking cleanser that removes impurities, excess sebum, and pore buildup while visibly diminishing blemishes.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Benzoyl Peroxide 10%: An ultra-micronized, non-irritating ingredient that visibly reduces acne.
- REG-ulate360 Complex™: A blend of medical-grade actives that restores a healthy-looking appearance to hormonally imbalanced skin.
- Medical-Grade Aloe Vera: Delivers antioxidants plus vitamins A and C to soothe hormonally imbalanced skin.

$37.00

caused a horrible acne reaction!...I am also very acne prone and if I put the wrong thing on my face, I get cystic acne very easily. ...i really love this cleanser. it has been working super well consistently since i first got it, which was roughly a month ago. i was initially drawn to this cleanser because it has two great ingredients for my oily, acne-prone skin: clay and salicylic acid (willow bark extract, in this case). there aren’t any sulfates in this cleanser, therefore it doesn’t really lather. i like this because sulfates tend to strip even the oiliest of skin like mine. it keeps breakouts at bay, balances my oiliness throughout the day, and leaves my skin feeling neutral post-cleanse rather than parched like some other acne-fighting cleansers do. i heavily recommend this to anyone with oily, acne-prone skin. i will be repurchasing this when i run out.

What it is: A purifying cleanser that gently exfoliates to combat breakouts, blemishes, excess sebum, dead-skin-cell buildup, dirt, and pollution.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- French Kaolin Clay: Draws out impurities and excess sebum.
- Willow Bark Extract: Minimizes the appearance of pores.
- May Blossom Extract: Visibly clarifies skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

$15.00

helped get rid of hormonal acne...I normally have acne prone skin and this cleared up my skin and hormonal chin breakouts. ...I use this all the time and it has helped my skin so much. Went from having break outs everyday to almost none!

What it is: A gentle, acne-fighting face wash that thoroughly removes excess oil, pore-clogging debris, and makeup without drying skin or causing redness.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid (BHA) 0.5%: Clears away pore-clogging oil, makeup, and debris.
- Arginine: Soothes sensitive skin while visibly calming redness and irritation.
- Provitamin B5 (Panthenol): Conditions, hydrates, softens, and smooths the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, and retinyl palmitate.

$35.00

Acne prone skin needs this !...I have very oily, acne prone skin and often break out around my jaw areas especially during the period time. ...This has left my skin feeling refreshed and not too dry. I recommend this to those w/ acne and who suffer from random pimple breakouts.

What it is: A groundbreaking cleanser clinically shown to visibly reduce breakouts. It targets all forms of acne, including Malassezia folliculitis ("fungal acne").

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid (BHA) 2%: Decongests pores, mopping up excess oil and surface debris.
- Niacinamide 2%: Visibly minimizes pores and prevents sebum buildup.
- Azelaic Acid 1%: Fights bacteria and diminishes the appearance of post-acne scars.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

$17.99

Didn’t help with hormonal acne...It didn’t do any of it and made me breakout more into big pimples :( I stopped using it a week after the breakout seeing that it didn’t help with acne at all. ...I liked this cleanser. Majority of my breakouts are hormonal acne and I don’t think this helped that much.

What it is: A medical-grade, non-drying cleanser for those who experience persistent, stubborn blemishes.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Benzoyl Peroxide 5%: Fights existing breakouts and prevents new ones by killing bacteria.
- Glycerin 5%: Helps combat the drying effects of benzoyl peroxide.
- Hyaluronic Acid 0.05%: Remains on the skin post-wash to lock in moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This cleanser is perfect for frequent, stubborn blemishes. Benzoyl peroxide targets persistent breakouts and ki

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“I don't have a lot of acne, but am extremely oily and found it especially useful for pregnancy breakouts on face and chest”
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“This fit the bill pretty good. It does exfoliate but not too harshly. If this is too harsh for your skin, the Tatcha oil cleanser (step 1) might be a good option; if you want to get a more deep clean Tatcha has exfoliating powders you can use as needed”
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