8 Cleansers For Acne That Will Banish Your Breakouts From Head to Toe

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When the weather rapidly fluctuates (as it frequently does in Manhattan), my skin freaks out and I get both body acne and facial acne. I end up with small bumps all over my chin and a few on my forehead, and I have to load up on foundation. I almost always wash my face with an acne-fighting wash, but I decided to seek out some product reviews online to banish this issue for good. I headed to the Sephora Beauty Insider Community for some cleanser recommendations.

Through my research, I've settled on a few great cleansers to turn to when you're struggling with breakouts. Through exfoliation, acne-fighting ingredients, and gentle moisturizers, these products will get your skin back to a calmer state from head to toe.

Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clearing Wash
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Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clearing Wash

If you've been searching for a powerful cleanser that will eradicate zits, the Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clearing Wash ($38) has two percent salicylic acid to banish excess oil and bacteria.

Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser
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Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser

Gently cleanse your face with the Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser ($28), or leave it on for three minutes for a purifying treatment.

Tatcha The Deep Cleanse
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Tatcha The Deep Cleanse

The natural fruit extracts in Tatcha's The Deep Cleanse ($38) gently exfoliate your skin, preventing dead skin cells from clogging your pores.

Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel
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Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

Hydrangea leaves in the Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel ($28) cleanse your pores while removing dirt and oil, all without stripping your skin of moisture.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash
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Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash

Using alpha hydroxy acids, the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash ($38) will cleanse and gently exfoliate your skin, preventing future breakouts.

Murad Acne Body Wash
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Murad Acne Body Wash

After a particularly scorching Summer day, sometimes the best mode of action is rinsing off all that sweat and grime. We swear by the Murad Acne Body Wash ($43), which is formulated with exfoliating glycolic and salicylic acids to keep bumps at bay.

Neutrogena Body Clear Acne Body Wash With Glycerin
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Neutrogena Body Clear Acne Body Wash With Glycerin

For an affordable drugstore option, try the Neutrogena Body Clear Acne Body Wash with Glycerin ($6), which contains pore-clearing salicylic acid and hydrating glycerin to combat any drying effects.

Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap
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Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap

Prefer to go the natural route? The Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap ($8) contains papaya, grapefruit, and ginseng extracts to slough away dead skin cells that clog pores.