You may worry that not cleaning your face every night before bed will cause breakouts (among other problems), but what if the face wash you’re using is actually doing more harm than good? Well, if you experience acne, excess oil, or other skin irritations, now’s the time to look into a new cleanser that can fight these issues, or a mild sudser (without soaps or sulfates) that’s less likely to aggravate your complexion.
We took a look through the face washes at Sephora and picked the best ones to help acne-prone skin. Some have ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree oil to tackle pimples head-on, while others are gentle, hydrating formulations that remove bacteria from pores on the most sensitive of faces.
Whether you’re looking for something that lightly foams or gently exfoliates, there’s an acne-fighting face wash at Sephora for you. All the face washes included here have four stars or more from other shoppers — and we won’t consider it cheating if you peek at their homework before your own final answer.