cleansers for pores

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If you have large pores and/or skin that's prone to clogged pores, a pore cleanser is a great product to use. It will help you exfoliate your skin, which will help you get a better look.


it can be a bit drying by itself , so i use a hydrating cleanser also and it leaves your skin very nice and the salicylic acid literally dissolved your pores...First time trying out a cleanser from them and I like it! This salicylic acid cleanser is great for pores, uneven skin tone and acne. ...good for pores / blackheads...Great product for pores.

What it is: A lightly foaming cleanser that dissolves makeup and dirt while penetrating pores to visibly diminish blackheads and breakouts.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid 2%: Combats blackheads and breakouts

- Zinc Compound: Helps reduce excess oil

- Allantoin 0.5%: Soothes skin post-exfoliation to help protect and comfort the skin

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


Vinopure Pore Purifying Gel Cleanser Is fantastic. I have large pores and scars, and most cleansers just strip my skin dry. ...Good for pores, blackheads...Very clean, and leaves face feeling fresh and pores cleaned. Definitely worth a try

What it is: A cleanly formulated, nondrying gel cleanser with exfoliating, natural salicylic acid and hydrating grape water to purify skin and absorb excess oil.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- All-Natural Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates, visibly refining skin’s texture.
- Grape Water: Provides antioxidant, prebiotic, hydrating, and soothing benefits.
- Essential Oil Complex and Grapeseed Polyphenols: Provide antioxidant benefits, purify skin, and limit sebum oxidation to visibly reduce blackheads.


This is my favorite face wash at the moment. This and the deep pore mask have helped clean and shrink my pores. ...My most recent and favorite pore cleansing staple...My skin does not dry out due to all the hydration, and my skin is so very clear and my pores feel so very clean due to this pore cleanser.

What it is: A cleanser that exfoliates skin and minimizes the look of pores.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Oiliness

Formulation: Scrub

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oat Kernel Meal: A natural exfoliant and absorbent of surface oil known for its anti-irritant and anti-redness properties.
- Amazonian White Clay: Helps purify and detoxify skin, removing bacteria, toxins, excess oil, and dead cells that can clog skin.
- Aloe Barbadensis: Known for its soothing properties.


good night cleanser !!...i wouldn’t recommend as a morning and night cleanser, i only use this at night. i use origins frothy face wash during the day because it’s lighter. this helps clear my pores and makes them perfect for the next day without stripping the skin. it’s a little more harsh than the usual cleanser which is why i don’t use this morning and night, but it’s such an amazing product! ...Of all the Origins skincare products I own, this is my least favorite, especially cleansers. Nothing special but a decent product for a simple and fast wash in the morning.

What it is: A gel-to-foam cleanser that washes away pore-clogging oil, pollution, and makeup—for a comfortably clean complexion with noticeably less-visible pores.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid 1%: Gently exfoliates surface-skin cells, unclogging and visibly purifying pores.
- Bamboo Charcoal: A microfine powder capable of absorbing 100 times its weight in impurities.

What Else You Need to Know: Clean pores with just one wash and reduce their visibility in as little as one week with this sulfate-free cleanser.


i will say, my pores look about the same, so i’m not sure that this would be the best for pore reduction.. but, i love it none the less!...I accidentally selected this as an option for my August Boxycharm, thinking it was the "pore vacuum" mask, which is the best. I have mature, combo skin, with large pores on my nose.

What it is: A non-drying, pore-refining cleanser that removes makeup, residue, and dead skin while helping to banish sebum and decongest pores.

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, keeps pores clean, and helps prevent clogging.
- Tea Tree Oil: Helps purify the skin and supports clarity for a smooth, clear-looking complexion.
- White Willow Bark Extract: A natural beta hydroxy acid that gently and effectively exfoliates to unclog and purify pores while soothing the skin.

CLINIQUECharcoal Face Wash

ITEM: 1734649

Size: 6.7 oz/ 200 mL

27 Reviews


His pores are just getting smaller and smaller & for an amazing price! ...I got this cleanser for both my husband and myself. we both noticed some purging in the first month.

What it is:
A detoxifying charcoal gel wash for men that delivers a deep-pore clean.

What it is formulated to do:
Charcoal Face Wash contains natural charcoal to draw out the dirt and excess oil that can clog pores. The soothing, non-drying lather gently foams away impurities, detoxifies, and purifies—leaving all skin types feeling fresh and comfortable.

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy tested and 100 percent fragrance-free.


6oz for $14 can’t be beat! this cleanser is really gentle and i have noticed a difference with my acne and pores. not too drying either....Gentle cleanser...I was tired of using benzoyl peroxide cleansers because of them staining my clothes and this was a great alternative

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.


I absolutely love a good oil cleanser to remove my makeup and all the impurities I get on my skin trough out the day. ...Great cleanser...I have very dry skin, and I have always struggled to find a good cleanser that doesn’t totally dry out my skin. In the past I’ve used milk jelly cleansers because foaming cleansers are too harsh.

What it is: A makeup remover, effective yet gentle on the eyes, for a double-cleanse ritual to purge pore buildup while maintaining hydration.

Skin Type: Dry and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Lightweight Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Rice Bran Oil: Purifies and prevents pore buildup from makeup while visibly tightening skin.
- Sunflower Seed Oil: Rich in vitamin E and linoleic acid to support healing and retain moisture.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Inspired by the Japanese ritual of purifying skin with milk


I absolutely love this cleanser, I don't use it every day; only when I wash my hair or on evenings I feel like I really need a deep clean. ...I don't have a long skin care routine and with this....I do not need one. My pores are clear and small, my skin is smooth and clear.

What it is: A cleansing and exfoliating jelly that gently yet thoroughly removes built-up pollution, dirt, and other impurities.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: A powerful exfoliant that removes pore-clogging dead skin cells.
- Silica Beads and Bamboo Powder: Physical exfoliants that remove dead cells on skin’s surface.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: Featuring two different exfoliators—salicylic acid and bamboo beads—this two-in-one formula is more powerful than a cleanser alone, yet gentle enough for everyday use.


Try this cleanser...Containing great ingredient. I like cleanser that can prevent pore buildup, and it’s the one I should try....I have pore issues and have for many years, my pores tend to be plugged and larger.

What it is: An AHA cleanser that gently exfoliates to prevent pore buildup and purge environmental toxins without damaging the skin barrier for a radiant glow.

Skin Type: Dry and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Scrub

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Konnyaku: A vitamin-rich Japanese tuber plant that purifies pores and tightens the look of skin.
- Phytic Acid: A gently exfoliating AHA in Japanese rice that improves the look of tone and pore size.
- Tea Tree Oil: A powerful antibacterial that targets breakouts and soothes irritation.

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

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