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Pinays With Acne-Prone Skin Share The *Best* Face Washes They’ve Tried

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As someone who has dealt (and has forever struggled) with blemish-prone skin, I have learned that the best way to combat acne is to always keep your skin clean. After all, everyone, no matter the skin type or concern, needs a good cleanser at the core of their skincare regimen. Some would even argue that cleansing is the most essential part of your routine. ICYDK, acne is mostly caused by sebum or clogged pores and could be cleared out by religiously cleansing your skin.

If you’re prone to getting pimples and other blemishes, most dermatologists recommend finding a gentle cleanser that will help clear your skin of everyday oil and dirt–at the very least. A few ingredients to look out for: salicylic acid, which helps exfoliate the skin and keep pores clear, and benzoyl peroxide, an ingredient that keeps inflammation at bay and kills acne-causing bacteria. 

Besides doing my own research, what really helped me is seeking reviews from people who share the same concerns. Granted, every skin type is different, but it could still lead you one step closer to solving your skin issues!

With this, we asked five Pinays with acne-prone skin what they consider the best face washes. Here are the face cleansers that helped clear their skin, plus where you can find them:

Pinays With Acne-Prone Skin Share The Best Face Washes They’ve Tried

  1. Luxe Organix Whitening Repair Cleansing Foam

    "Honestly, I just bought this because it has niacinamide AKA what helped me clear my skin in the past. After some using this, I no longer get intense breakouts. When I do get acne though, especially when it’s that time of the month, pa-isa isa lang and probably hormonal. The size usually reduces after one to two days, then only takes five to seven days for the marks to go away!" - Valerie

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    Luxe Organix Whitening Repair Cleansing Foam, from P245, Lazada, ShopeeWatsons

  2. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

    "Personally, the face cleanser that helped clear my acne is Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant. Before finding this godsend product, I steered clear from exfoliating productsI was worried they might be too harsh on my skin and cause more problems in the future. This one, however, delivered its promises and drastically improved my skin texture." - Marjorie

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    Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, from P3,040, Lazada, Zalora, SkinSmart SM Makati, LOOK SM Mall of Asia, Rustan’s Makati

  3. KORA Organics Milky Mushroom Cleansing Oil

    “The pandemic really taught me how to take better care of my skin. One important habit I picked up over the past two years is double cleansing before I go to sleepespecially now that we’ve started to go out more. My holy grail oil cleanser is the one from KORA Organics because it removes my makeup (even my waterproof mascara!) without much effort. I really find that it thoroughly cleans my skin but still leaves it feeling plump and hydrated!” - Erika

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    KORA Organics Milky Mushroom Cleansing Oil, P2,400, LOOK and SkinSmart SM Makati

  4. Oxecure Acne Clear Facial Cleanser

    "Out of all the face washes I’ve tried (and trust me, marami ‘yon), this is the one that really cleared my acne! It took me a while to find a cleanser that will get rid of my pesky pimples but I’m so glad I came across this. I’m a big fan of the brand because I feel they’re made for those who deal with acne. Plus, I believe this helped lessen my oiliness!" - Denise

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    Oxecure Acne Clear Facial Cleanser, P199, Lazada, Shopee, Watsons, Oxecure

  5. COSRx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser

    "If you’re looking for a no-frills cleanser, this might be for you! I’m pretty tamad when it comes to skincare, so my routine is pretty basic. I only cleanse, tone, and moisturize so sometimes I get worried because I feel like I’m not doing enough. Since this face wash has salicylic acid, I’m sure it helps keep my skin always clean and it makes me less scared that my pimples might come back. I love this so much and I hope my skin never gets sick of this!" - Hannah

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    COSRx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser, from P399, Watsons, BeautyMNL, Lazada, Shopee, SM Beauty, Zalora

  6. Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash

    "I’ve used this cleanser for years (as in from college!) but it has never failed me. I randomly bought this years ago and I’ve lost count of how many bottles I’ve finished. TBH, I probably won’t ever switch to another face wash because this one works perfectly fine and it’s affordable. I also love that I can easily buy it almost anywhere!" - Nikki

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    Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash, P140, Lazada, Shopee, BeautyMNL, Watsons, leading supermarkets


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