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cleansing pads for acne

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for cleansing pads for acne.

If you have acne, you know how important it is to keep your skin clean and healthy. A good cleanser can help you do just that. The good news is there are plenty of options.


I am all about clean beauty and have been searching for pads that are vegan and good for acne skin type. ...Clarifying Peel Pads with Salicylic Acid is a must have for acne prone skin like mine.

What it is: A clarifying peel pad that exfoliates and reduces the appearance of blemishes with a combination of salicylic acid, AHA, and PHA from natural origin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Wipes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Made from natural-origin ingredients and gaultheria leaves, it purifies and exfoliates.
- AHA (Lactic and Citric Acids from Sugar Cane) and PHA (Gluconolactone from Corn): Made from natural origin ingredients, it exfoliates skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: These unscented clarifying peel pads purify and exfoliate


I use this on clean skin before bed for acne body scars. and I noticed a difference the very next day. it evens out and slowly clears the discolorations. this is life saver for me. ...Because of all the acids, i give it 4 stars because it can be irritating for acne or sensitive skin. But if you're already experience, you'll be fine.

What it is: A set of pads infused with salicylic acid and a lightweight formula that absorbs quickly and mattifies the skin while reducing the appearance of blemishes.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Wipe

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Natural-Origin Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates skin.
- Natural-Origin Glycolic Acid: Exfoliates and smooths skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: Formulated with 99 percent ingredients from natural origin, the Sephora Collection Clarifying Peel Pads are infused with natural-origin salicylic acid and glycolic acid to exfoliate and smooth.


Like another reviewer, I cut the pads in half to make them last longer. Half a pad is enough to do the face, but probably need a full pad to do the face and neck....Prefer the First Aid Beauty skin rescue acne clearing pads.

What it is:
A high-potency formula that offers results similar to a professional-strength peel with less irritation and down time.

What it does:
In one easy step, this high-potency formula containing UGL Complex exfoliates and evens skin, lightens dark spots, and helps skin look firmer, while diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Skin appears smoother, firmer, and more even-toned.

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


I’m a huge fan of exfoliating face pads especially on lazy days when I don’t feel like doing a full double cleanse. ...I be love strivectin anyway but I’m normally not a pad type person. But these are gentle and are so great for acne scars and a great glow!

What it is: A face pad designed to gently remove dead skin cells to visibly even skin tone for a glowing complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Wipes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- AHAs and PHAs (Alpha Hydroxy and Polyhydroxy): Visibly resurface skin to restore glow and create a smoother-looking texture.
- BHAs (Betahydroxy): Clarify the look of blemish-prone skin and visibly tighten pores.
- TXAs (Tranexamic): Reduce the look of discoloration and uneven skin tone.

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


Great product for acne...I bought this for my son who is 14 and has bad acne. This has helped him tremendously! Great product!...I love that they are biodegradable and have great ingredients for acne and hyperpigmentation. The pads just make it an easy step to add to my skincare routine

What it is: A leave-on exfoliant with 2% Salicylic Acid (BHA) + AHAs and Niacinamide to target rough texture, spots, fine lines, and acne-prone skin.


I received this complimentary from Sephoracollection I’m obsessed with theses pads , my skin look so healthy finally I found the perfect ingredient for my acne , skin looks radiant after few days , I rightly recommend this pads , I can’t live without now !!...It comes in a jar consisting of 65 pads. I used the embossed side of the pad to exfoliate my skin.

What it is: An AHA and PHA peel pad to eliminate pore-clogging residue and dead skin cells for smoother, more radiant-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- AHA: From beetroot and sugarcane, sourced from natural origins, and known for its exfoliating properties that visibly tighten and firm.
- PHA: From corn, sourced from natural origins, and known for its exfoliating properties.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Vegan Glow Peel Pads contain 99 percent natural-origin ingredients to visibly reduce pores and blemishes.


oh my god! My favorite peel pad ever!It is the best second cleanse and make my skin so hydrating...I started using these Peel Pads two weeks ago alternating with FAB Facial Radiance Pads, and Acne Clearing Pads with White Clay, and I have noticed such a big difference in my skin, it’s like Magic.

What it is: A gentle no-rinse pad that naturally exfoliates with pomegranate enzyme for a smooth, visibly radiant complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Wipes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pomegranate Enzyme: Gently exfoliates to visibly reduce uneven tone and texture.
- Oat Extract: Calms and soothes skin.
- Sodium PCA: Reduces the potential for dryness.

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


The individual pads are very saturated so both sides of the same pad can be used. ...I am happy something finally works for Ingrown hairs! It like a pad with all these amazing ingredients that cleanses, smooth and helps control pesky ingrown bumps!

What it is: A pack of go-to, single-use pads to effectively combat angry razor burn and painful ingrown hairs while stopping more from popping up.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic Acid: Exfoliates and visibly resurfaces skin.
- Salicylic Acid: Visibly brightens, smooths texture, and purifies.
- Witch Hazel: Soothes skin.

What Else You Need to Know: Powered by glycolic and salicylic acids, these alcohol-free pads gently exfoliate and slough away hair-trapping dead skin cells, discouraging the formation of painful ingrown bumps. Witch hazel and aloe leave skin soft and smooth, not stripped.

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Bye bye Acne...Great for acne!!! Cleared up my skin within 3 days!!! I will repurchase :)...I use these pads daily. I'm on my second jar! While I don't believe that there is a cure for acne, these pads definitely minimize breakouts and clear active acne.

What it is: Powerful pads saturated with 2% Salicylic Acid and a 10% Glycolic Acid Complex clear up acne and help reduce the look of pores and texture.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Uneven Texture, and Blemishes

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Salicylic Acid 2%: Over-the-counter grade visibly clears blemishes and helps prevent future breakouts.

- Glycolic Acid Complex 10%: Exfoliates to help improve the look of fine lines, uneven skin tone, and texture.

- Aloe and Allantoin: Calm and soothe skin.


Besides the fact that they perfectly cleanse the skin, after a week of use, I noticed that my acne disappeared...ThisEasy to use glycolic pad have really made a huge difference. I have some acne marks on my skin and it has help me to feed those acne marks.

What it is: A resurfacing peel pad with a high-potency 20% glycolic acid complex and 1.5% retinol to help improve the look of texture and clarity.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines/Wrinkles, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Wipes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 20% Glycolic Acid Complex & 1.5% Time-Released Retinol: Help improve the look of texture, clarity, fine lines, and wrinkles.
- Allantoin and Adenosine: Help reduce the potential for dryness and soothe skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Helps leave skin feeling healthy and balanced, not tight or dry.

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