Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, we have one common enemy - acne. Breakouts are a normal occurrence, but let’s face it, dealing with acne is the absolute worst. It’s important to have a solid acne-fighting skincare routine, and it’s also important to take note of the type of face wash that you’re using.

If you’re not sure what’s suitable for your skin type, you’re at the right place. Continue reading to discover the top facial cleansers formulated to tackle different skin types and concerns.

1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Cleanser

Best for acne and blackheads

Price from SGD16.50

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With Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, you can bid acne goodbye! This treatment cleanser uses MICROCLEAR technology to remove excess oil, banish acne and remove blackheads. Clear skin, here we come! 

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2. Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser

Best pores - with salicylic acid

Price from SGD11.90

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Combine the acne-fighting ingredient, salicylic acid, with an exfoliating cleanser and what you’ll get is Cosrx’s Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser. This foaming cleanser is formulated with salicylic acid, BHA and tea tree oil, which will eliminate acne, blackheads and dead skin cells by creating microbubbles that can penetrate clogged pores and unplug them.

3. VMV Hypoallergenics Hydra Balance Gentle Cream Cleanser

Best for combination skin

Price from SGD26.24

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It can be tricky to find the perfect balance for combination skin, but with the Hydra Balance Gentle Cream Cleanser, it’s made easier. This antioxidant-rich cream cleanser can reduce blemishes by soothing the drier areas and cleansing the oilier areas of the skin with its gentle yet effective formula. 

4. VMV Hypoallergenics Red Better Deeply Soothing Cleansing Cream

Best for redness - suitable for sensitive skin

Price from SGD31.16

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Battling against acne and sensitive skin at the same time is the worst. Luckily, the Red Better Deeply Soothing Cleansing Cream is specially formulated to calm redness and sensitive skin while fighting acne. It’s packed with antioxidants to improve the skin’s recovery rate and to soothe inflammation for beautiful, clear skin.

5. Naruko Tea Tree Purifying Clay Mask & Cleanser In 1

Best for aging skin

Price from SGD19.90

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A multipurpose product with an affordable price tag, what’s not to love? This tea tree-based cleanser from Naruko can also be used as a clay mask whenever your skin needs a pick-me-up. It helps to remove excess oils, eliminate blemishes, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and prevent premature aging. 

6. Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clearing Wash

Best for acne, wrinkles and dark spots

Price from SGD69.00

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Acne can occur at any age, and it’s important to be one step ahead and use the right cleanser for your age and skin concerns. The Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clearing Wash is an anti-aging and anti-acne cleanser that contains retinol and arnica to help exfoliate and brighten the skin. The results: lesser acne, lesser wrinkles, lesser spots.

7. 3CE White Milk Pack To Foam

Best for dry skin

Price from SGD22.90

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Your skin shouldn’t feel tight after cleansing, instead it should feel soft and nourished. For dry, acne-prone skin types, the 3CE White Milk Pack To Foam is a clay-based cleanser that will deep cleanse your skin without stripping it of moisture. It’s formulated with milk, oatmeal, honey and tea tree extract to hydrate your skin as it prevents acne. 

8. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Powder To Clear Pores

Best whitening face wash - suitable for oily skin

Price from SGD60.00

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For a boost in clarity and rejuvenation, the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Powder is a must-have. 

This powder-based cleanser requires water to be activated, deeply cleansing the skin by penetrating the pores to lift up sebum, excess oils and pollutants. It’s also enriched with vitamin C to brighten the skin and prevent future pimples. 

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