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Love the Clean and Clear Advantage Facial Cleanser!
I love Lush’s Herbalism. The smell is off-putting, but it works wonders. It cleanses and it has cleared up my spots and other problems.
I absolutely cannot live without Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil, especially A/O (the one with green tea extract). It’s perfect for my dry, eczema-prone skin!
I absolutely agree! 😀
I have always wanted to use oil cleansers but im afraid they break me out. Do u find that u have any problem with acne break outs when using it?
So long as you steam your face with a warm, damp cloth afterwards, you should have no issues with breakouts.
If you are interested in Shu Uemura cleansing oils, I believe they have some light formulas better suited for acne-prone skin. Those makeup counters at Nordstrom are usually nice enough to give you some samples! It’s definitely worth checking out!
They’re really no more likely to break you out than other cleansers: Acne isn’t really caused by the kind of oils present in oil cleansers (internal problems are usually the cause), and oil attracts oil so you’re getting a good gentle cleanse (If the cleanser is good, that is…)
Just wanted to add that I find it so ironic that people are so obsessed with washing off oils present in oil cleansers and yet are happy to use oil based moisturisers and leave these same oils on their skins without a second thought.
PS. I use Dermalogica’s precleanse on my acne prone skin and its one of the best cleansers for me.
I am looking forward to hearing the responses to this because I have yet to find one I really love. I am currently using Philosophy Purity Made Simple (foaming). It does the job and I appreciate how gentle it is on my eyes, but there’s just something about it that makes me want to try something new.
my favorite cleansers at the mo are : ultra bland from lush.com & using distilled witch hazel on a cotton pad after I have removed my makeup with a wipe then washed it. this helps my skin to stay clear n spot free xx
For me it is Bare Escentuals RareMinerals cleanser, it has kept my normally acne-prone skin completely clear for the last year! It seems to gently exfoliate my skin too, but also calms my skin and doesn’t bother my rosacea at the same time! I’ve actually stopped using exfoliating scrubs. Can you tell I’m in love? 😉
<3 BE rare minerals! I only used the overnight powder for a while (haven’t gotten around to ebaying more) but I loved it for keeping my skin clear and always gently exfoliated. I guess the cleanser is equally nice
yes! it’s simple, inexpensive, clean smelling and really gentle. it removes my leftover face snd eye makeup and doesn’t strip my skin of moisture. love it
oops! by ‘snd’ i meant ‘and’.
cetaphil is amazing.
love philosophy purity and microdelivery wash but i use proactive lotion at night for beakouts~
my mornings and nights revolve around Origins Never A Dull Moment Face Cleanser. I <3 it so much!!
Yep! Good stuff!
I love Lush for this, both Sweet japanese girl and Angels on bare skin are great! If no Lush, I use Lanc
AcneFree cleanser has kept my skin clear from day one! I have combination skin, but my cheeks are pretty acne-prone. AcneFree has taken care of that.
I love Philosophy’s Purity made simple, works great at removing my MUFE HD Foundation. Sometimes if my skin is messed up I’ll use Clingue’s Ance bar.
Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple, without a doubt. But I recently got a sample of one of the Shu Uemura’s cleansing oils and it was beyond amazing, especially for removing mascara!!! So gentle on the skin, melts the mascara super fast, and leaves skin soft and moisturized.
A bar of Dove or Ivory soap for sensitive skin. Fragrance free, non greasy, doesn’t leave soap film, and non drying. Oh, and did I mention it’s less than 2 bucks a bar? Never leaks in your luggage either. Gotta love solids.
I would def say Patricia Wexler’s cleansing foam for all skin types. Its amazing! and not that expensive ($15 at bath and body works). It leaves skin clear and with a glow. I love it!
Shiseido cleanser. Very gentle. Great one!
Totally agree! Surprising leavces skin sooooo amazingly soft while cleaning thoroughly! Love it!
Next best is Bliss.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel all the way! Saved my skin a few years ago and I haven’t looked back.
I’m looking for a good cleanser. I’m using Nivea Face Young, it’s quite good, I like its gel consistency, but I’m deadly curious about Shu Uemura ones.
Unfortunately most of the products you’re talking about are not available here. T-T
I love my Cetaphil, its so gentle and it comes with a pump!
Since I use Retin A I prefer one that’s gentle and fragrance free so the ones I use the most are Shu Cleansing Oil, Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Cleanser, and Cerave Hydrating Cleanser.
Garnier Nutritioniste cream cleanser is my favorite. It gets my skin really clean with out drying it out.
MAC’s Green Gel work great for my skin
baby wipes! no joke!
I use baby wipes to get rid of my makeup then wash with purity made simple by philosophy.
I love Angels on Bare Skin by Lush
Proactiv! I don’t have much acne but it helps keep the oil production down.