7 of the best cleansers for acne and blemish-prone skin

A good and effective cleanser is at the heart of any daily skincare routine, especially for those with combination, oily or acne-prone skin. Daily thorough cleansing is vital not only to remove makeup and other impurities but also to unclog pores and improve skin texture. If you’ve ever suffered from acne, then you know how difficult it can be to find a cleanser that is tough on breakouts but gentle on your skin. 

Knowing where to start can be a minefield. But the best type of cleanser for acne-prone skin is one that gently cleans and purifies blemishes, without stripping your skin of its essential oils. It should also contain ingredients that offer a deep clean, eliminating oil and debris helping you fight breakouts before they surface.

So, to help you find that ‘holy grail’ cleanser that will allow you to fight breakouts and clear your acne, check out the RY team’s top recommendations to keep your skin in tip-top shape!  

7 of the best cleansers for acne 

1. <a href=””>Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera</a> 
2. <a href=””>Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser</a> 
3. <a href=””>Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser</a> 
4. <a href=””>Dermalogica Ultra-calming Cleanser</a> 
5. <a href=””>Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash</a> 
6. <a href=””>Dear Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser</a> 
7. <a href=””>Skinb5 Acne Control Cleansing Mousse</a> 

Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera

Cleanse your skin of dirt and make-up without stripping its essential oils using Alpha-€™s gentle and creamy cleansing lotion. Its non-greasy formula cleanses gently, calming blemishes without drying or irritating your skin. Full of natural ingredients including Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, this cleanser will keep your skin hydrated all day long for a soft and supple complexion, all while clearing active breakouts and preventing future ones.  

Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanse

Introduce the power of mineral-rich clay and charcoal to your daily cleansing routine and make acne a thing of the past. Proven to cleanse, balance and purify oily skin, this facial cleanser is perfect for combination or problem skin. Best of all, for a deep clean to soothe blemishes, you can also use Dermalogica’s Active Clay Cleanser weekly as a face mask boosting your skincare routine, revealing perfect radiant skin.

Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser

Fight breakouts with the arsenal of ingredients in Skinstitut’s Glycolic Cleanser. Formulated with 12% Glycolic acid, proven to penetrate deep into the skin, as well as antibacterial Tea Tree Oil, this cleanser exfoliates and removes debris for intense and deep cleansing. Remove dead skin cells, unclog your pores and calm down blemishes or problem skin, leaving behind a softer, smoother glowing complexion.  

Dermalogica Ultra-calming Cleanser

Just because you have sensitive skin doesn’t mean you can’t fight blemishes and breakouts! Dermalogica’s Ultracalming cleanser smooths and soothes problem skin, without leaving your skin dry, red, or irritated. This daily cleanser is effective at removing make-up and calming breakouts, as well as helping to prevent future ones from surfacing – all without artificial fragrances or ingredients!  

Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash

Looking to see change in an instant? As the name suggests, Dermalogica’s Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash helps to fight breakouts and reveal clear, radiant skin from the very first use. For best results, use both morning and night to regularly wash away dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria, and excess oil, which are known to be the leading causes of breakouts and spots. It’s perfect for use wherever breakouts strike, including the face, back and neck. Reveal clean, clear, and problem-free skin with daily use. 

Dear Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser

Those who suffer from acne often also have sensitive skin, so opting for harsh cleansers in the hopes of clearing your skin faster can more often than not make the problem even worse. This hypoallergenic cleanser offers the perfect solution, cleansing your pores effectively while keeping your skin nice and moisturised. Containing hyaluronic acid, ceramide 3 and olive oil, free of chemical irritants that can aggravate blemishes, you’ll start to notice clearer skin from the very first use. 

Skinb5 Acne Control Cleansing Mousse

Whatever your skin type – dry, normal, oily, or combination – choose SkinB5’s gentle Acne Control Cleansing mousse to deeply cleanse and unclog pores. Formulated with Salicylic Acid as well as soothing natural ingredients including Vitamin B5, Green Tea, and Aloe Vera, this cleanser will help eliminate skin impurities – one of the root causes of breakouts. Banish blemishes once and for all, without further aggravating problem skin. 

Top tips for acne-free skin from the experts at RY! 

To get the best results from your cleanser, make sure you keep up with a regular skincare routine. If you find it hard to remember to use your cleanser daily, then try keeping it in the shower! That way, you’ll have a daily reminder to keep on top of taking care of your skin. Plus, for an extra boost to complement the skincare benefits of your daily cleanser, then why not introduce a weekly exfoliator or scrub? Here at RY, we’ve got you sorted with an extensive range of <a href=””>exfoliators, exfoliants and scrubs</a> that will have you saying goodbye to acne and hello to soft, smooth and clear skin. Get your skin noticed for all the right reasons, whether you’re stepping out under that glorious NSW sun or enjoying the Melbourne nightlife.

Have any questions or want top skincare advice? Ask one of the friendly RY team!

Our team of expert skincare specialists are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about acne and help you find the very best cleansers to help keep your skin clear. Get in touch and let us make your skincare goals come true with the right products to treat your skin complaints.

Writer and expert