cleansers for teens

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

Teenagers have a lot of issues, but the biggest is probably acne. If you're a parent of a teen with acne, you know how difficult it can be to get them to take care of their skin. But it doesn't have to be this way. There are many cleansers available that can help your teen get clear skin once again. Here are some of our favorites.


It’s a good starter face wash for teens experiencing mild acne but unfortunately I think it wasn’t right for my adult acne as it is hormonal....This cleanser is amazing! All throughout my teen years I never struggled with acne, I would get the occasional pimple.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Oily

What it is:
A cleanser helps clear oils and bacteria on breakout-prone skin.

Solutions for:
- Oiliness
- Acne and blemishes
- Pores

If you want to know more…
Slough off impurities and dead skin cells with salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid that supports natural exfoliation and prevent future breakout activity. Naturally antiseptic extracts of balm mint, eucalyptus, and tea tree help eliminate breakout-causing bacteria and congestion as menthol and camphor help cool inflammation.

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

tarteknockout daily exfoliating cleanser

ITEM: 2315877

Size: 4.19 oz/ 124 mL

59 Reviews


I’ve struggled with blackheads on my nose my entire teen & adult life and nothing could seem to get rid of them- except taking a loofa too my face and scrubbing them off completely- which is so damaging to my skin! ...By far one of my favorite cleansers. My skin looks bright and clean right after use because of the AHA/BHA formula working to get rid of dead skin cells and smooth out my face.

What it is: A vegan AHA and BHA cleanser that helps dissolve dead skin, exfoliate, and refine pores while delivering an invigorating lather for skin that feels soft and smooth.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Apple Extract: Known to increase skin hydration.
- Lactic Acid: Exfoliates dead skin cells and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.
- Salicylic Acid: A skin-balancing ingredient that promotes cell renewal and is ideal for acne-prone skin.


Good for early teen skin...This has been my go-to cleanser for acne issues. It is soft on the skin and doesn't feel greasy/oily as some cleansers do.

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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I think I'd recommend this product for someone who doesn't wear makeup, or a teen looking for a gentle, soothing cleanser. For a makeup wearer, oil cleanse first prior to using this product, or your skin will be very unhappy....Gentle Cleanser...It didn’t dry my skin out like other foaming cleansers do. I would purchase this cleanser again.

What it is: A fragrance-free, pH-balanced foaming cleanser that’s clinically proven to remove makeup, mineral SPF, and pollution without stripping skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:

-Hydrating Sugar Complex: Natural sugars bind moisture to skin to hydrate even after rinsing. -Plant-Based Surfactants: Gentle sulfate alternatives that dissolve buildup without drying.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.


A little bit of this cleanser goes a long way, good thing too because it’s quite expensive for a cleanser. ...A better version of the Shiseido line of foaming cleansers. Smells light, foams well, everything you want from a high end cleanser.

What it is: An antioxidant-rich, foaming face wash that gently lifts impurities and excess oil for clean, clear-looking, and balanced skin.

Skin Type: Normal and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Raspberry Extract: Nourishes skin with antioxidant properties.
- Skin-Empowering Illuminator: Enhances skin’s ability to defend itself.
- L-Serine and Hyaluronic Acid: Provide moisturizing benefits and enhance suppleness.

What Else You Need to Know: This antioxidant-rich face wash transforms from a velvety cream into a delicate lather. It visibly improves the appearance of dull skin by replenishing hydration to restore skin's natural radiance.


I'm very pleased with this cleanser. I was introduced to the brand over 20 years when I was a teen. ...ONLY non foaming cleanser i’ll ever use...i just completed my first year of college for esthetics which was where i was introduced to this product. there were a few samples of it in the dermalogica kit i received for my facial classes, decided to try it out and loved it so much i ended up using all the samples on myself. i was a little hesitant to purchase the full size of this cleanser as i have oily skin and typically only like to use foaming cleansers, but i’m so glad i did and this is probably now one of my favourite cleansers. it’s so great for removing excess oil without leaving the skin dehydrated or feeling too dry and gives that “squeaky clean” feeling that i get and love from most foaming cleansers. can’t recommend this product enough, absolute game changer for oily skin !!

What it is: A charcoal clay cleanser that diminishes the look of pores and oily skin, leaving skin feeling clean, hydrated, and healthy.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Rich Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kaolin Clay: Helps absorb excess oil and exfoliates skin to remove dead cells, dirt, grime, and visible signs of pollution.
- Activated Binchotan Charcoal: Removes impurities and minimizes the appearance of pores.
- Murumuru Seed: Provides nutrients and protection from free-radical and sun damage.

innisfreeCherry Blossom Glow Jam Cleanser

ITEM: 2740553

Size: 5.07 oz / 150 ml

71 Reviews


Finally a gentle cleanser that smells amazing!...This jelly cleanser was a chance buy and boy was it worth it! ...It’s amazing for my skin because I have little bumps also my teen used this a couple times and she loves it!

What it is: A mild, bouncy gel cleanser with cherry blossom extract and betaine that leaves skin looking glowing and feeling hydrated.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cherry Blossom Extract and Betaine: Boost visible radiance and hydration.
- Micellar Cleansing Complex: Thoroughly cleanses skin, visibly removing residual impurities.
- Soapbark Extract: Produces natural suds.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and con

EveredenKids Multi-Vitamin Face Wash

ITEM: 2725984

Size: 3.4 oz / 100 ml

43 Reviews


He really likes this cleanser because it’s foam based and the scent is light and natural. ...A good cleanser!...I am an avid lover of Evereden products as I have dry skin and have always found their products to be non-irritating. This cleanser is effective, but I struggle to use foaming cleansers as my skin tends to feel tight afterwards.

What it is: A cleanser for kids’ skincare needs, formulated with MegaVitamin Complex™ to gently clear buildup in pores and balance skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- MegaVitamin Complex™: Combination of amino acids and omegas to protect, hydrate, and soothe skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps dry skin by attracting and sealing in moisture.
- Sunflower Extract: Promotes a strong skin barrier and is recommended by dermatologists and the World Health Organization.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free and vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: Help your child p


I received this as a sample and gave it to my teen son. He is really enjoying it and asked for more. ...I bought this for my pre-teen son and he loves it. Pricey but love it.

What it is:
A multitasking formula to gently yet thoroughly cleanse face, body, and hair—enriched with moisturizing wheat protein and panthenol.

What it is formulated to do:
All-Over Wash For Face, Hair & Body provides a luxuriously, foaming lather to remove sweat and dirt, without stripping away natural oils that keep skin and hair healthy. Gentle enough for all skin types, wheat protein and panthenol provide water-binding properties that help maintain essential moisture.

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

What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologist tested and free of alcohol and colorants.


One of the best cleansers I’ve tried...This is one of the few cleansers I’ve used where my toner pad comes out comeerlt clean...Good PH balanced cleanser...Good PH balanced cleanser for acne prone combo type skin I think anyone can also use it the trick with these cleansers is to use a makeup melting balm to take off your makeup first then cleanse.

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

What it is:
A daily gel cleanser that removes all dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities from your skin while drawing in clean hydration and imparting a healthy glow.

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