What are the best drugstore acne cleansers?

Looking at data from tens of thousands of people with acne we collected our best of breed top 5 acne cleansers for 2017.
Choosing an acne cleanser is one of the first and more important steps in acne treatment. The right cleanser should be strong enough to remove dirt and keep skin clean.

When choosing and acne cleanser you need to remember only 2 rules:

1. The right acne cleanser should be strong enough to remove dirt and keep skin clean.

2. The right acne cleanser should be gentle enough for your skin.

Paradoxically, many of the “strong” harsh acne cleansers will strip off
your skin protective layer and actually cause more irritation, redness, flaking and acne breakouts.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Top rated, Dermatologists' recommended Acne-prone skin cleanser.
Mild, soap-free formula that cleanses without irritation.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash  

One of the most popular and affordable Acne cleansers on the market.
Softens keratin, loosening dead skin cells and helping to clean out the clogged
pores that cause acne.

Proactiv Renewing Cleanser  

A well-balanced cleanser for everybody who is serious about acne treatment.
Cleanse your skin while retaining skin's moisture.

Paula's Choice Clear Acne Cleanser

A very good acne cleanser that contains an antibacterial agent to decrease acne bacteria.
Fragrance and colorant free.

Advanced Organic Acne Cleanser

Very effective gentle organic acne cleanser.  Based on saponified organic oils of Coconut Oil.
Made in Canada.

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