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The Best Facial Cleansers For Acne-Prone And Oily Skin

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Pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads are just some of the problems acne-prone and oily skinned girls have to face every day (pun intended). To keep the complexion clear, one must make sure that pores are free from dirt and oil buildup to prevent pimple-causing bacteria from spreading and thriving. That said, using an effective pore-clearing cleanser is the first step to scoring a blemish-free complexion.

What are the best face cleansers or facial washes for oily and acne-prone skin?

If you're struggling to look for the best facial soaps or liquids to soothe your oily skin, below, we rounded up the best face cleansers for acne-prone and oily skin, fit for every budget!

Human Nature Balancing Facial Wash

Say goodbye to shine with this gentle, natural, and organic facial wash. It has elemi, bamboo, and orange oil extracts that unclogs pores of dirt and oil gunk. Bonus: It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and energized!

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Best for: Oily skin

Price: P79.75

Where to get: Robinsons Department Store, SM Beauty, Landmark Department Store

Pond's Mineral Clay Facial Foam in Pure White

Mineral clay absorbs excess oil and detoxifies the pores. It also has brightening ingredients that leave your face radiant and fresh.

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Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin

Price: P189

Where to get: Robinsons Department Store, Watsons, SM Beauty, Landmark Department Store,  Lazada

iWhite Facial Wash

This one's a brightening facial wash that deep cleanses and prevents breakouts. Flight attendants swear by this affordable cleanser!

Best for: Oily skin

Price: 169

Where to get: Robinsons Department Store, Watsons, SM Beauty, Landmark Department Store

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Beach Born Witch Hazel Wash

This soap-free cleanser won't irritate existing pimples and sensitive skin. The pure Witch Hazel extract content reduces redness, controls acne, and refines pores.

Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin

Price: P227.50

Where to get: Beach Born

Neutrogena Deep Clean Acne Foam Cleanser

This cleanser effectively dissolves dirt and oil buildup. It has anti-bacterial ingredients that treat and prevent acne. Also, this won't dry out your skin because of its gentle formulation.

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Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin

Price: P230

Where to get: Robinsons Department Store, Watsons, SM Beauty, Landmark Department Store

Oxecure Facial Liquid Cleanser 100ml

Enriched with sulfur and propolis extract, this cleanser is a mighty fighter of acne, pimples, and blackheads. It also has ingredients that visibly fade acne marks so you're left with clear, smooth skin with regular use.

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Oxecure Facial Liquid Cleanser

Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin

Price: P290

Where to get: Watsons, BeautyMNL

Evoluderm Anti-Imperfections Cleansing Gel

Exfoliation is key to unclog pores, and this cleanser has rice microparticles, pink grapefruit extract, and zinc to purify the skin. 

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Best for: Oily skin

Price: P350

Where to get: Beauty Bar

Celeteque Acne Clearing Gentle Cleansing Gel

Turn to this cleansing gel to treat blemishes and control shine. It has salicylic acid as its main ingredient to exfoliate the skin and unclog pores.

Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin

Price: P495

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Where to get: Robinsons Department Store, Watsons, SM Beauty, Landmark Department Store

CosRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser

While the salicylic acid treats breakouts and blackheads, its mild formula is safe, even for sensitive skin. This cleanser won't leave your skin feeling tight or dry after use.

Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin

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Price: P540

Where to get: Watsons

The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser

This cleanser has salicylic acid that targets the accumulated sebum and other impurities a regular cleanser could not. It also moisturizes the skin to achieve a porcelain smooth finish.

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Best for: Oily skin

Price: P750

Where to get: Beauty Bar

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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam

This cleansing foam is enriched with Jeju volcanic scoria that effectively dislodges oil and dirt from the pores. It also has glycerin and orchid extract to keep your face soft yet firm.

Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin

Price: Price available upon request

Where to get: SM Mall of Asia, Festival Mall

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash

The tea tree extract in this gentle cleanser acts as a mild anti-bacterial ingredient that prevents spreading pimple-causing germs. It also removes excess oil without drying out the skin.

Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin

Price: P695

Where to get: Shangri-La Mall, SM Megamall, SM Makati, Glorietta, Greenbelt, SM North, SM Mall of Asia, Lazada

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Origins Zero Oil™ Deep Pore Cleanser with Saw Palmetto & Mint

This gentle foam cleanser has ingredients that answer oily skin's common woes: Mint to soothe pimples, Saw Palmetto to clear the complexion, and salicylic acid to clear pores and take control of hyperactive oil glands.

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Price: P1,050

Where to get: SM Makati, SM Megamall, Lazada

Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser

This deep-cleansing facial wash has salicylic acid that can treat existing acne and prevent future breakouts. Aloe vera and chamomile soothe and calm down angry and painful zits.

Best for: Acne-prone skin

Price: P1,150

Where to get: Rustan's The Beauty Source

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Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser

Here's a non-drying facial wash that thoroughly removes impurities that cause pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. It can also brighten your complexion, thanks to its high vitamin C content.

Best for: Oily skin

Price: P1,185

Where to get: Greenbelt 5, SM Mall of Asia, SM Makati

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Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser

This cleanser has both anti-aging and acne-fighting ingredients that will keep your skin smooth and clear. Amino acids and hyaluronic acid restore your skin's youthfulness, while salicylic acid clears breakouts and blackheads.

Best for: Acne-prone skin

Price: P1,950

Where to get: Rustan's The Beauty Source

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Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash

Get rid of blackheads and acne with this ~genius~ cleanser. It has salicylic acid and alpha-hydroxy acids that dissolve any gunk that's clogging the pores.

Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin

Price: P1,950

Where to get: Rustan's The Beauty Source

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap for Oily Skin

A non-drying facial soap that clears the pores of dirt and oil buildup. It also restores the skin's oil-moisture balance to prevent the overproduction of sebum.

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Best for: Oily and combination skin

Price: P1,950

Where to get: Rustan's The Beauty Source, SM Makati, SM Megamall

NeoStrata Skin Active Exfoliating Wash 

A dermatologist-approved, soap-free foaming cleanser that effectively eliminates pollution-caused dirt and sebum buildup inside the pores. It also gently removes dead skin cells, revealing a smoother and clearer complexion with regular use. It also has a clever combination of aloe, cucumber, and chamomile extracts to soothe inflamed acne.

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Best for: Acne-prone and oily skin

Price: P2,200

Where to get: Dermatological clinics

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