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LHA Cleansing Gel: Our Best Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin Face wash for acne prone skin

LHA Cleansing Gel: Our Best Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 158.
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Exfoliating gel cleanser decongests pores, smoothes skin texture, and brightens skin

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Product Details

LHA Cleanser is a targeted exfoliating cleanser featuring a conditioning surfactant and a 12% concentration of key ingredients combining lipo-hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, glycerin, and sorbitol to remove excess oils and makeup, while decongesting pores and brightening skin. Formulated for aging skin prone to breakouts, this deep cleansing gel gently refines the appearance of congested pores and helps to reduce blemishes without drying the skin.

  • Features a blend of salicylic acids to address breakouts and visible signs of aging
  • Delivers even exfoliation to unclog congested pores
  • Removes excess oils and makeup
  • Paraben-, soap-, fragrance-, dye- and alcohol-free
  • Suitable for oily, combination, and aging skin types

How To Use


Twice daily, apply a small amount of this exfoliating cleanser onto a wet face and neck using a light circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. If using in the morning, follow with a SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum and sunscreen. If using in the evening, follow with a SkinCeuticals corrective product or moisturizer.

  • Science & Proof

  • Science

    Aging skin prone to breakouts has a unique set of needs. As skin ages, it experiences a natural loss of moisture and slowdown in the cell turnover cycle, which may cause excess dead skin cells to clog pores and result in breakouts. However, many traditional blemish fighting ingredients have the potential to dry out skin. This can exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    Effective daily cleansing and exfoliation can help decongest pores and remove excess sebum and dead skin cells. Designed specifically for oily, combination, and aging skin, LHA Cleanser combines a blend of exfoliating and hydrating ingredients to address blemishes and visible signs of aging at the same time.

Key Ingredients

  • LHA (Caproloyl Salicylic Acid)
  • Glycolic acid
  • Salicylic acid

A lipo-hydroxy acid, LHA exfoliates the skin, decongests clogged pores, refines the skin’s surface, and has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.

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aqua / water / eau, coco-betaine, propylene glycol, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, sorbitol, glycerin, glycolic acid, triethanolamine, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium chloride, disteareth-100 ipdi, salicylic acid, capryloyl salicylic acid, menthol, disodium edta, steareth-100

Physician Insight

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Your skin will thank you for using this three acid cleanser that Ph balances your skin so that you receive the best efficacy from the other products in your regimen. I use it morning and night.

Dr. Patti Flint – Patti Flint, MD

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from KEEPS ACNE AT BAY This is the only face wash that's EVER worked for clearing my skin! I am so excited it is back in stock and can't wait for my order to arrive at home. I have broken out so much without this cleanser in my routine. I would give the cleanser 5 stars but I am giving 4 because I am upset with how long it was out of stock for!!?? I think the packaging is fine, just store it in a way that the lid faces up. By the way, my review is real.. I always question reviews on product sites but this cleanser literally is amazing and has genuinely helped me. Please try it if you have sensitive, acne-prone skin.
Date published: 2019-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best cleanser I absolutely love this cleanser. It's the only thing I use to wash my face and I rely on it to be my go to wash because it really really works for my oily acne prone skin. Having it out of stock is killing me. Packaging is bad but it never stopped me from adoring the product as it is so worth investing in your skin care regime. Please don't ever drop this from the line of cleansers!
Date published: 2019-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When will this come back in stock?? This is the only cleanser that has ever worked for my cystic aging skin. Even though the packaging is awful and leaky, the product is amazing. Maybe they are changing the packaging and that's why it's out of stock? I need it soon - pleeeeeeeease bring it back!
Date published: 2019-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Cleanser Absolute favorite cleanser- please bring back and keep it in the line
Date published: 2019-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please restock I have been waiting for this item to be replenished for over a month now. I rely on this product to maintain and prevent problems with my skin. Please provide an update on when this will be back in stock. I’m sure I’m not the only unhappy customer.
Date published: 2019-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!! This is the only face wash that worked for my hormonal cystic like acne!! Can be a bit drying so make sure you use a good moisturizer! so sad that its out of stock, PLEASE RESTOCK
Date published: 2019-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Best Cleanser WORST Packing Why is it taking so long to fix this packing? I actually hesitated to buy because of the reviews and thought “Its skinceuticals - the packaging can’t be that bad” . Its actually worse than I could imagine. There are complaints about this packaging that go back over 1 year. It’s the worst packaging on a beauty product I’ve ever purchased. It leaks everywhere. I lost a significant amount of product the first day before I used it because I stored it right side up. Ok no biggie -so I figured to solve that I’ll just store it upside down. However, it still leaks everywhere. There is no control over how much comes out when dispensing in your hand. It leaks all around the black spout and then runs down the bottle every time you use it. This would get 5 stars if you change the packaging. I do absolutely love the cleanser- I have sensitive skin and have had no irritation and have noticed a huge difference in my skins congestion. Unfortunately I WONT purchase again until you change the packaging. It’s so frustrating especially from a brand with a great reputation like skinceuticals.
Date published: 2019-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST FACE WASH EVER You know when someone says if they could give this product more than five stars they would? Well, I’m that person. I have tried EVERYTHING and this is it. I have spent hundreds on the perfect skin care regime and all I needed was this face wash. It’s literally a game changer. I never had acne and then I hit 28 and BAM out of no where I got so much hormonal acne and this saved my face. I’m so disappointed that it is sold out. So I would take one star off for that because it’s literally sold out everywhere online and in stores. WHEN WILL IT BE RESTOCKED!?? I’m scared to see what will become of my face without it!! PLEASE RESTOCK IT!! Nowww!!
Date published: 2019-09-18
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