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10 of the best cleansers for acne and blemish-prone skin

10 of the best cleansers for acne and blemish-prone skin

A cleanser is an essential part of any skincare routine and oily, breakout prone skin needs a thoroughly cleansing formula which will help to remove impurities and excess sebum for a clear, refined finish.

Without stripping the skin, a cleanser for acne-prone skin should work to balance oils, deeply cleanse pores and exfoliate the skin to lift away dead skin cells for a brighter, more refined complexion.

To help you find the perfect product to help you fight breakouts and calm acneic skin, we have curated an edit of the best cleansers for acne to help clear and refresh your complexion.

10 of the best cleansers for acne

  1. Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel
  2. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Anti-Breakout Charcoal Cleanser
  3. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel
  4. SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Cleanser
  5. Farmacy Green Clean Make Up Meltaway Cleansing Balm
  6. Bioderma Sébium Foaming Gel
  7. Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Cleansing Oil
  8. ESPA Balancing Foam Cleanser
  9. REN Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser
  10. APIVITA Cleansing Gel for Oily/Combination Skin

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel

Refresh and refine your skin with the oil-free Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel. Removing the build-up of dirt and impurities, the cleansing gel is so quick and easy to use and cleans deep down into your pores to leave your complexion clear and refined. The refining formula can also be used as a body wash to help treat body acne.

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Anti-Breakout Charcoal Cleanser

Harnessing the powers of Activated Charcoal and 2% Salicylic Acid, First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Anti-Breakout Charcoal Cleanser is the perfect every day cleanser for acne-prone skin. Drawing out toxins and impurities deep below the skin’s surface, the gel-like cleanser decongests your skin while the additions of Yoghurt and Prebiotics eliminate acne-causing bacteria to keep your skin fresh and clear.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel

La Roche-Posay are known and loved for affordable solutions for problem-prone skin, particularly acneic skin. The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel is the perfect acne face wash as it is both effective and gentle. Enriched with La-Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water, the Purifying Cleansing Gel helps to elimate impurities and excess sebum without irritating your complexion.

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Cleanser

Enriched with Glycolic and Salicylic Acids to exfoliate and deeply cleanse the pores, SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Cleanser will help you achieve a clearer, brighter complexion. Accelerating skin surface exfoliation with AHAs and BHAs, the cleanser sweeps away impurities and dead skin cells which cause breakouts and blemishes.

FARMACY Green Clean Make Up Meltaway Cleansing Balm

Made with locally grown, clean ingredients, FARMACY Green Clean Make Up Meltaway Cleansing Balm gently exfoliates and refines your skin without stripping or drying. Unlike many rich balm cleansers, Green Clean is pretty lightweight making it easy to remove and perfect for even oily, acne-prone skin types. Utilising Sunflower and Ginger Root Oils to dissolve makeup and impurities, the balm-to-oil cleanser will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean.

Bioderma Sébium Foaming Gel

Cooling and refining, Bioderma Sébium Foaming Gel has been formulated especially for acne-prone skin and works to directly treat sebum to balance the complexion and minimise breakouts. Harnessing the powers of purifying Zinc Sulphate and Copper Sulphate, the soap-free formula helps to regulate sebum production and unclog congested pores to keep breakouts at bay.

Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Cleansing Oil

It is a common misconception that those with oily, acneic complexions cannot use oil cleansers as they will just make the skin even more oily. However, many oil cleansers actually work wonders on breakout-prone skin. The Erno Laszlo Detoxifying Cleansing Oil is a perfect example as the clarifying formula is enriched with Active Charcoal to draw out dirt and impurities to decongest the skin for a revitalised, refreshed finish.

ESPA Balancing Foam Cleanser

Naturally foaming and deeply cleansing, ESPA Balancing Foam Cleanser works to refresh and rebalance your skin without drying out your complexion. Gentle Coconut and Yucca sweep away impurities and dirt for a clean, supple finish.

REN Clearcalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser

With a gentle yet powerful gel-cream formula, REN Clearcalm 3 Clairfying Clay Cleanser utilises a blend of natural ingredients to target excess sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria – the three main causes of breakouts. French Clay, Zinc and Manuka Honey make up the deeply cleansing cream which delves deep into the pores to cleanse and calms inflammation and redness on the skin’s surface.

APIVITA Cleansing Gel for Oily/Combination Skin

Free from parabens, sulphates and mineral oil, APIVITA Cleansing Gel for Oily/Combination Skin is a wonderful natural cleanser for oily and acneic skin types. Used daily to refresh, rebalance and detoxify your skin, the gel combines the brand’s Green Tea Water with Lime and Tea Tree essential oils to elimiate dirt and impurities without drying out the skin.



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