Favorite facial cleansers from drugstore?

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I have oily, acne prone, sensitive skin that I have under excellent control now. And you definitely can tell I've ever had any serious acne issues in my life.

My favorite gentle cleansers from the drugstore are Purpose and Basis. I prefer Purpose but I definitely keep bars of Basis around for backup.

As far as an acne wash. I LOVE PanOxyl, an acne cleansing bar. They do make a cream wash in a tube but I like the bar better. With the ingredient list I initially thought it would be hell on my skin but I've used it for a few years now and I absolutely love it. Anytime I've left it to try something else I always go crawling back because for my skin it's incredible. I use it with my Clarisonic.
I have oily, acne prone, sensitive skin that I have under excellent control now. And you definitely can tell I've ever had any serious acne issues in my life.

My favorite gentle cleansers from the drugstore are Purpose and Basis. I prefer Purpose but I definitely keep bars of Basis around for backup.

As far as an acne wash. I LOVE PanOxyl, an acne cleansing bar. They do make a cream wash in a tube but I like the bar better. With the ingredient list I initially thought it would be hell on my skin but I've used it for a few years now and I absolutely love it. Anytime I've left it to try something else I always go crawling back because for my skin it's incredible. I use it with my Clarisonic.
Originally Posted by *Marah*

Hi nice to hear you got your skin under control. I have combination skin that's acne prone and right now after 8 weeks of gentle cleansing, gently applying BP and then moisturizing. I had a moderate case at it's worst stage when I was most frustrated, but I usually had light cases. Anyways, I've heard alot about the medicated washes and might try that because I have such sensitive skin. I used them in high school with pretty good results but never moisturized back then after and we know that dry skin isn't good for acne.


Btw I just bought the loreal go 360 clean for sensitive skin. I don't plan on using it with the scrublet. I washed with it last night and I liked it better than my purpose, it felt less drying on my skin.
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I have oily, acne prone, sensitive skin that I have under excellent control now. And you definitely can tell I've ever had any serious acne issues in my life.

My favorite gentle cleansers from the drugstore are Purpose and Basis. I prefer Purpose but I definitely keep bars of Basis around for backup.

As far as an acne wash. I LOVE PanOxyl, an acne cleansing bar. They do make a cream wash in a tube but I like the bar better. With the ingredient list I initially thought it would be hell on my skin but I've used it for a few years now and I absolutely love it. Anytime I've left it to try something else I always go crawling back because for my skin it's incredible. I use it with my Clarisonic.
Originally Posted by *Marah*

Hi nice to hear you got your skin under control. I have combination skin that's acne prone and right now after 8 weeks of gentle cleansing, gently applying BP and then moisturizing. I had a moderate case at it's worst stage when I was most frustrated, but I usually had light cases. Anyways, I've heard alot about the medicated washes and might try that because I have such sensitive skin. I used them in high school with pretty good results but never moisturized back then after and we know that dry skin isn't good for acne.


Btw I just bought the loreal go 360 clean for sensitive skin. I don't plan on using it with the scrublet. I washed with it last night and I liked it better than my purpose, it felt less drying on my skin.
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Originally Posted by LindseyLoo003
I really like Acne.org products. That's what I use mainly for acne control. I used Proactiv for many years and Acne Free. They both work nicely for me but I feel like the Acne.org products are more gentle on my skin. Plus I feel like the man that created it really understands the struggle of people with Acne and he's done a fantastic job with his line. I really love Acne.org's jojoba moisturizer because the BP can really dry me out but the jojoba moisturizer totally counteracts it for me. I don't use it every single day though. I might use it 2-3 times a week and all the other days I actually use Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Control Moisturizer. I'm extremely pleased with the results.

I use the Purpose or Basis really to just remove my makeup. And I use the PanOxyl with my Clarisonic about 3-4 times a week before I go to bed.

I tried the Loreal Go 360 too.. I hated it. I didn't feel like my skin was fully clean.
Cetaphil works great on sensitive skin( cleanser is gentle and lotion is so soft!)
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I second the SheaMoisture Black Soap Body/Face wash. I get mine from Target. Their lavender face/body wash is good as well but I like the black soap better.
It leaves my face feeling clean and moisturized which is rare for a soap.

I use a bentonite clay mask(Aztec brand), available at Walgreens, every couple of months. I mix with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar so it's a deep cleansing pore reducing mask and the ACV acts a toner.
I know it was mentioned already but I really love the Neutrogena Naturals Purifying facial cleanser as my got to cheap drugstore buy. It leaves my face clean but not stripped. I love using it with my clarisonic plus. I have combination oily skin with dry patches on my cheeks and this soap finally deals with both issues without causing any irritation. I would definately try it out.

If you don't mind ordering online, I get a really great facial cleanser called Skin Appetit - Detoxifying Nutri-Cleanser from drugstore.com. It is $15.00 and it is chalked full of anti-oxidents and vitamins. I actually leave it on my face and brush my teeth and then rinse. My face feels like silk after.
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I use a bentonite clay mask(Aztec brand), available at Walgreens, every couple of months. I mix with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar so it's a deep cleansing pore reducing mask and the ACV acts a toner.
Originally Posted by Parissy198907
I forgot to mention this...I use the Aztec clay too and I use it with Bragg Apple Cider Vingear (I order them both from Vitacost). I make a mask and I do it about 2x per month. Works great.
sorry cetaphil wasn't a good match for you. I use their body wash formula for my face, and their lotion on my face, and then their spf 50 sunscreen. I also use a washcloth that's scrubby on one side for a gentle exfoliation in the shower.

I can't use anything with salicylic acid in it or sulfur. I also was super excited for bare minerals when it came out. Until it turned my face red, made my skin tight, and burned for the next 3 days. I'm apparently super sensitive.

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