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pimple cleansers

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for pimple cleansers.

Pimple cleansers are a new and growing category of skincare products that have been designed to help you get rid of your pimples faster. They are usually made with natural ingredients like tea tree oil and salicylic acid, which are known for their ability to dry up blemishes and unblock pores. Here are some of the best pimple cleansers available today.

$34.00

This cleanser is definitely my go to face wash when I'm breaking out with acne. ...My pores still seem "clogged," a problem I didn't used to have before my big break-out, and I still have minor break-outs on my forehead and around my mouth (also a new break-out area for me).

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

What it is:
A powerful cleanser with two types of salicylic acid purifies pores and treats acne—even after rinsing.

Solutions for:
- Acne and blemishes
- Oiliness
- Pores

If you want to know more…
This ultimate acne gel cleanser that helps dissolve excess oil, purify pores, clear existing blemishes, and prevent future breakouts. It is formulated with two types of salicylic acid: a free form that starts treating immediately and an encapsulated form that continues treating even after rinsing. Green tea extract helps soothe and calm irritation for healthier-looking skin.

$19.00

best acne wash...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

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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$39.00

SKIN: both oily and dry. I break out every once and awhile, have a few dark spots. ...my skin is very dry and this product hydrates very well. 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.

$44.00

Best for Hormonal Acne!!...I love this cleanser. I use it twice a day and it keeps annoying blemishes at bay and fights hormonal acne!! ...I normally don’t get acne, so these constant breakouts were new. The Kate Somerville cleanser has a sulfur base so it helps my acne more than salicylic acid (I have papule acne).

What it is: A medicated daily foaming acne wash with three percent Sulfur that delivers clinical-strength cleansing without irritation or over drying.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Blemishes, Pores, Oiliness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sulfur: Works to eliminate existing imperfections and keeps new ones from occurring.
- Honey and Rice Bran Extracts: Help calm and soothe skin.
- Natural Oat Extract: Helps to absorb and balance sebum.

$10.99

I have noticed that my breakouts have only been one or two zits a month compared to the full blown chin and cheek break outs that they were. ...I see somewhat of an improvement in my skin but this definitely doesn’t solve all my problems. If I do break out from hormonal acne, it does dry up the spots well enough.

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: Acne and Blemishes, Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid 2%: Gently exfoliates and unclogs pores by dislodging dead skin cells.
- Zinc Compound: Mops up excess sebum and soothes skin.
- Allantoin 0.5%: Soothes irritation and supports growth of healthy skin tissue.

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

Dr. Jart+Teatreement™ Cleansing Foam

ITEM: 2300259

Size: 4.05 oz/ 120 mL

498 Reviews

$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. ...Like any facial cleanser that truly works, you will break out before you become clear.

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

holy grail for taming hormonal breakouts!!...When I can feel my skin starting to breakout, I’ll use it once a day. It has helped to reduce multi pimple breakouts and breakouts in general. ...this cleanser really helped my acne and preventing break outs!!

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.

$14.00

My go-to acne cleanser...This is my go-to acne cleanser. Anytime I have a pimple that won’t evict itself, this gets the job done. ...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

A Must Have for Breakouts!...Without fail, every month during my time of the month, my skin decides to freak out. This cleanser does such an amazing job of controlling my monthly break outs and helping them disappear quickly. ...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.

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