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Acne is the absolute worst, period. Whether you’re going through puberty, dealing with hormones or stress, these pesky zits can show up at any age. Taking care of acne-prone skin can get a little high maintenance, but with the right cleanser, it can actually save you time and effort. 

Cleansers that are formulated with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil and other acne-fighting ingredients, can penetrate your pores to remove dead skin cells, excess sebum and facial oil. Still not sure which cleanser to pick? Here are some of the top face washes that can help you eliminate those annoying zits.

1. Naruko Tea Tree Purifying Clay Mask & Cleanser in 1

Best cleanser for oily acne prone skin

Price from RM26.10

Acne is formed when your pores become clogged with facial oil and sebum along with dirt and other impurities. To avoid this, a clarifying and oil-controlling cleanser is a must. 

This cleanser by Naruko contains tea tree oil, glycolic acid, kaolin and other acne-fighting ingredients. It also acts as a clay mask that deep cleanses and detoxifies your skin while controlling your skin’s oil production.

2. Eucerin Pro Acne Cleansing Gel

Best gel cleanser for acne prone skin

Price from RM36.90

After a long day out and about, it’s important to properly cleanse your skin to remove excess sebum, dirt and environmental pollutants that might clog your pores. 

A good way to remove the grime is with Eucerin Pro Acne Cleansing Gel. The gel formula deep cleanses your skin and even removes your makeup effectively. And the results? Cleaner and clearer skin!

3. Pyunkang Yul Acne Facial Cleanser

Best cleanser for sensitive acne skin

Price from RM25.10

If you’re dealing with rosacea or redness, the Pyunkang Yul Acne Facial Cleanser is your best friend. The Korean brand has combined oriental medicine with modern skincare formulations to bring you this gentle cleanser. It is designed to eliminate demodex from your skin, which are mites found in your pores that has been scientifically proven to cause rosacea. 

4. Cosrx AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser

Best Korean cleanser for acne prone skin

Price from RM41.50

If your cleanser leaves your skin burning and irritated, you’re going to need Cosrx’s AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser. Gentle, soothing and non-stripping, this foam cleanser is formulated with salicylic acid, madessasic acid and asiatic acid that will heal red and irritated skin.

5. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay

Best cleanser for combination acne prone skin

Price from RM108.00

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It’s time to ditch the blotting papers! With First Aid Beauty’s Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay, your skin will feel clean, balanced and healthy. The gel cleanser is made with red clay, rosemary leaf oil and other plant extracts that will unclog your pores, control your skin’s oil production and eliminate blemishes.

6. Cosrx Low pH First Cleansing Milk Gel

Best cleanser for acne prone aging skin

Price from RM59.90

Struggling with dull skin and acne? Fret not! The Cosrx Low pH First Cleansing Milk Gel can plump up and revitalise your skin. With a pH level of 5.5, this soothing milky gel cleanser contains Witch Hazel and Allantoin to gently cleanse your skin while promoting skin radiance and clarity.

7. Etude House AC Clean Up Daily Acne Foam Cleanser

Best cleanser for dry hormonal acne skin

Price from RM47.00

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Do you know that acne can also appear on dry skin? A stripping and harsh cleanser can damage the skin and leave it prone to bacteria buildup, hence worsening breakouts. But don’t worry, the Etude House AC Clean Up Daily Acne Foam Cleanser is a gentle foam cleanser that heals and hydrates your skin with daily use.

8. Naam Turmeric Face Soap

Best natural, organic cleanser for acne skin

Price from RM16.50

Say goodbye to harsh, stripping cleansers, and say hello to natural goodness! The Naam Turmeric Face Soap is handmade with natural and organic ingredients like turmeric powder, aloe vera, jojoba oil and tea tree oil. Rich with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, this face wash eliminates acne without drying out your skin.

An anti-acne cleanser that’s hydrating and soothing? Yes, you read that right! The Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Foaming Wash is formulated with hatomugi extract, chamomile flowers and other plant extracts to tackle and soothe blemishes. Meanwhile, the infusion of hyaluronic acid helps hydrate and plump the skin.

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