What's your facial cleanser?

For the record, I have oily (and acne prone) skin. 2 years ago was when my skin was at its worst (believe me, you don't want to know what I looked like then :p), but thankfully, it's getting better now. Take note that aside from cleansers, I'm also using Dermatologist recommended medication. :) I've tried a lot of facial washes over the years, and I still haven't found "the one," have you?

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser - This is the facial wash that I've used the longest (4-5 years?), and was recommended to me by my old dermatologist. The consistency is very watery, and it's gentle enough that you can use it more than twice a day. Sadly, I feel like my skin had been immune to this already - my face just don't feel "clean enough" and it doesn't seem to help control the production of oil on my face - hence breaking out quite a lot. So, I had to switch.

Clean and Clear Deep Action Cleanser - The tube says it helps "prevent shine for up to 8 hours," and I found that it definitely does that exactly! It didn't break me out, and helps regulate the oil on my face, but after using this for quite some time, I realized that it's too drying :(

Clean and Clear Active Clear Acne Clearing Cleanser - (No picture of the product itself as my sister emptied the tube this morning!) This didn't really stopped my breakouts, but it did control it, and dried out the pimples that I already have. This worked really well for my sister (she has dry skin).

St. Ives Apricot Face Wash Blemish & Blackhead Control - This had a gel-like consistency with micro beads gentle enough for everyday use. I went through the first bottle without any breakouts (it has Salicylic acid which helped), so I thought I found the one. I bought a second bottle immediately after I finished my first one, but *Que horror* I broke out BADLY. My skin felt so dry, and I had MASSIVE zits all over my chin and cheeks. But this cleanser did received a 4.0 rating on Makeupalley, so maybe it would work for you?

Celeteque Dermoscience+ Hydration Facial Wash - After the massive breakout that I had, I knew I had to buy a much more gentle cleanser. I didn't want to go back to Cetaphil, so I settled for this one instead (this is a local brand, if I'm not mistaken) I found that Celeteque works exactly like Cetaphil! As you can see in the dollop of Celeteque in the picture, it's very watery out of all the cleansers I've used. It's very gentle, and I find it very moisturizing. I've only been using this for 3 days, so I cannot review it thoroughly. I'll let you know in a few weeks!

Edit: The Celeteque facial wash broke me out! I'm back to using the Clean & Clear Deep Action Cleanser till I get my Jack Black face wash!

I actually have another facial wash in transit (it's not available locally - I bought it off Ebay), and I'm pretty excited for it! It's the Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser (I know it's for men! :p) It's much more expensive than what I'm used to spending, but I figured, I'm already spending thousands when I go to my Derma (ugh), why not spend for my face cleanser?

What's your favorite cleanser? :)



  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog, ditto!
    Have you tried any Lush cleansers? They're excellent for sensitive skin - especially Angels on Bare Skin, it's HEAVEN - and the best part is that they're all so knowledgeable and just want to help you find the right thing, so you get loads of samples to try!

    Hello, Sweetie

  2. Ooh, thanks for the recommendation! Been wanting to try their cleansers but was scared I'd break out :/