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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
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Last updated: 26/09/2023

A cleanser is an essential part of any skincare routine. For those with acne and blemish-prone skin, cleansing is especially important, helping to decongest blocked pores, combat active breakouts, and reveal a more radiant complexion. We have curated an edit of 10 of the best cleansers for acne to help calm, clear and clarify your complexion.

Without stripping the skin of its natural moisture, a cleanser for acne-prone skin should penetrate deep into the pores to address the underlying causes of blemishes and breakouts, particularly excess sebum, bacteria and build-up of dead skin cells.  

Whether you have dry, normal, oily or combination skin, these cleansers will be sure to target your active breakouts and help prevent future spots and blemishes.  

Our Picks of the 10 Best Cleansers for Acne

  1. CeraVe Blemish Control Face Cleanser with 2% Salicylic Acid & Niacinamide for Blemish-Prone Skin
  2. The INKEY List Salicylic Acid Cleanser
  3. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Cleansing Gel
  4. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
  5. Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm with Professional Cleansing Cloth
  6. Eve Lom Cleanser
  7. Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
  8. Murad Clarifying Cleanser
  9. CORSX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser
  10. Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel For Oily, Blemish Prone Skin


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