The Best Facial Cleansers with Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid commonly used to treat acne. It also works as an exfoliant, as it helps to slough away dead skin—which makes it a great tool for fighting wrinkles, too. Although it's a great ingredient, It's best to use a low concentration of it, because otherwise your skin can get burnt. 

Obagi Clenziderm M.D. Daily Care Foaming Cleanser

Obagi is one of those products women go ga-ga for. Based on reputation alone, this cleanser gets my thumbs up. It has 2% salicylic acid and is a light cleansing foam designed for those who suffer from normal to oily and acne-prone skin. It gently resurfaces to allow new skin cell growth and is also great for people with combination oily skin. It also has Butyl Avocadate, which regulates the skin's oil production.

Yes To Tomatoes, Daily Pore Scrub, $10

Yesto Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub

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Murad Clarifying Cleanser,

Murad blemish control clarifying cleanser

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Murad have one of the best lines for clearing acne, without a doubt. And according to their website, this acne product eliminates 99.9% of bacteria in 60 seconds. It clears blemishes and prevents new breakouts by using not just one but two forms of salicylic acid. Users report loving the way it keeps their acne at bay without drying skin out too much.

Glytone Facial Cleanser

Glytone is known for its glycolic acid products which make this a unique product in their line. Both teens and adults love the way it keeps acne in check. Great for oily skin (it can dry out dry skin further) and best when used two times daily.

Every Man Jack Face Wash Skin Clearing 2% Salicylic Acid Acne Cleanser

This fragrance-free acne product is not expensive and is a product you can share with a guy. Some users report the consistency is too thin, others think it's a perfect basic cleanser. 

REN Clean Skincare, ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser, $32

Ren ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser

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It's well known that clay masks do well for acne, but it's kind of hard to get the same effects to transfer over to a cleanser without losing some of its efficacy. REN Clean Skincare made this clay cleanser to fix that. It calms inflammation and redness with essential oils, while sucking all of the nasty stuff out of your face with French kaolin clay and willow bark-derived Salicylin. 

Patricia Wexler Dual Action Foaming Cleanser

Patricia Wexler's cleanser is created with anti-aging in mind. The salicylic acid removes dead skin cells, while promoting cell renewal. It also helps with adult acne.

Aveeno Clear Complexion Cream Cleanser

Aveeno Clear Complexion cleanser. Aveeno

Like many of the cleansers above, this comes with beads that help exfoliate skin, but can be harsh on sensitive skin. It's non-foaming which some don't like, but overall it's a good cleanser for the price.