Best Face Wash for Acne

Posted by Rebecca Yong on

Most acne face washes work by deep cleaning and encouraging the removal of dead skin cells. 

The problem is when they use harsh chemicals that damages the natural skin barrier and dries skin, leaving it with a reduced healing ability, itchy and irritated and looking dull. 

The best face wash for acne achieves cleansing goals while still being gentle enough to protect the skin’s natural barrier, maintain hydrated, healthy and radiant skin. 



What is acne face wash?

The difference between a standard face wash and an acne face wash is that an acne face wash traditionally uses one or more of the following ingredients to actively target acne:

  • Salicylic acid in high doses
  • Sodium sulfacetamide
  • Benzoyl peroxide
These chemicals often work at clearing acne temporarily by drying out the skin. Unfortunately this causes redness, irritation, dryness, which could make acne worse by decreasing the skin’s natural ability to heal and allow acne-causing bacteria into the skin barrier. 

The difference between an acne face wash and an acne face mask is that a mask is left on the skin and often targets acne by providing a deeper clean and encouraging the removal of dead skin cells.

However, if it has ingredients that cleanse the skin more deeply, it could also increase irritation and damage to the skin barrier.


What are the ingredients to look for?

There is an ingenious alternative that provides results, even for people with persistent acne, without the use of harsh chemicals. And if you live in Australia, you may very well find some of the ingredients in your own backyard.

After years of personal struggle to effectively manage her acne, SkinB5™ Founder Judy Cheung-Wood began a journey to find an effective and natural solution that can be used long term to keep acne at bay. 

“Our methodology is completely unique - it is an inside and out approach. Its hero is a potent dose of vitamin B5 supplementation, which is supported by other vitamins like Vitamin B3 and a series of phytonutrients and vitamin C rich natural Australian botanicals in our topical skincare products,” Judy says. 

For example, SkinB5’s Acne Control Australian Botanicals Cleansing Mousse uses the following native botanicals:

  • Kangaroo Flower - traditionally used by Australia’s First Nations people as a powerful anti-inflammatory to calm outbreaks
  • Snowflower - 100 times more potent than vitamin C, this ingredient soothes skin irritation and holds in moisture for radiance
  • Tasmanian Blue Gum - a powerful yet gentle cleansing agent to control the overproduction of sebum that can cause acne


Our hero, vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) powered supplement helps to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce congestion
  • Enhance immunity
  • Promote skin repair
  • Reduce symptoms of stress


How to Use Acne Face Masks and Washes

Many people believe that cleansing is the first step in a skincare routine. However, SkinB5™

 has uncovered the undeniable power of preparing the skin for recovery and radiance at a cellular level. 

The SkinB5™ skincare routine is simple in its nature and highly effective thanks to its unique nutrient-led formula and inside and out approach, in three easy-to-do short steps:

Step 1 - Control

  • Address the biochemical needs of the skin
  • Support sebum metabolism
  • Support healthy hormone production
  • Reduce skin inflammation
  • Improve immunity
  • Reduce symptoms of stress
  • Promote healing and cell regeneration


Best products to use:

Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins

Clear Skin Superfood Booster

Step 2 - Cleanse

  • Deeply cleanse the skin
  • Unclog pores without drying
  • Remove dead skin cells without drying or damage


Best products to use:

Acne Control Cleansing Mousse

Acne Control Australian botanicals Cleansing Mousse

Skin Purifying Mask (Top Tip: this mask can be used instead of a topical acne cream to treat individual acne spots or mixed with foundation for an anti-acne effect)

Step 3 - Moisturise

  • Hydrate
  • Balance
  • Renew the skin

Acne Control Moisturiser

Acne Control Australian Botanicals Hydration

The simplicity and gentleness of its active ingredients means that SkinB5 provides a highly effective acne treatment that not only helps to clear acne, under most circumstances, but delivers radiant, healthy skin that can be used for long term results.



The Best Acne Face Wash

The best acne face wash not only targets the symptoms of acne, but does so in a manner that is gentle enough for long term use and long term results and promotes all aspects of skin health including protecting the skin barrier for optimal healing and radiance.

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