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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 4.5 out of 5 by 184.
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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.

Learn more about LHA (Caproloyl Salicylic Acid)

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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 5 out of 5 by from Life Changing I was recommended this by an esthetician and it was the best recommendation i've ever received. I'll never use another cleanser. I felt like I had hormonal and stubborn acne that would never go away no matter what i tried, and i tried everything. This changed my skin in a week. Results aren't typically that fast in products so i was shocked to see such a huge change in a short amount of time. I'm so happy with my results and the way my skin looks and feels. I don't find this product to be drying although I have only been using it at night.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing product but terrible packaging If you struggle with breakouts like me you need this cleanser!!!!! My dermatologist recommended this product to me after I started to breakout and I decided to take the plunge and buy the product and I am so happy I did. Within a week my face looked too much better and I got my confidence back! However, the packaging of the product is horrible. The product spills out of the bottle and you end up wasting so much of it:( I really don't understand why this isn't packaged better especially for the price.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great but the packaging is horrible I just recently bought this cleanser and while I love the product and it has done wonders for my skin the packaging is horrible! I’ve had it for a few days and already a significant amount has spilled out into my hands and then into the sink. It’s very hard to control the amount you want to get out of the bottle cus if just pours out. I had to purchase a pump bottle for it because I don’t want to waste such a good product down the sink. I would buy again only if they changed the packaging.
Date published: 2020-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great cleanser, AWFUL packaging This is my second purchase of this cleanser. It is very effective, but the packaging is a deal-breaker. A large amount of the tube ends up on my counter, or worse, inside my bag when I try to travel with it. I've tried positioning the tube in different ways without success.Very disappointing because it really is a great product.
Date published: 2020-07-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT WORTH THE MONEY UNTIL PACKAGING CHANGES Y While this cleanser is hands down the best cleanser I’ve ever used and has controlled my hormonal acne, I give it only 2 stars — I run out of it twice as fast because it is constantly leaking out of its packaging. I’ve seen other reviews too about how this is a great product but is such a waste because of the packaging. I ordered this in hope the people writing the reviews just got a flook order but nope, they were right. I bought this cleanser last week and it’s already half way gone because of the leaking and I can’t even figure out where the leak is coming from!! I will not be purchasing this product again because of the leaking and for what the cost is with this issue. it’s such a bummer that this is my favorite product but is a waste.
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best.Cleanser. Ever! I absolutely love the cleanser! It’s effective without being drying. A little goes a long way. The only thing that kept me from giving 5 stars is the packaging. It pours out too fast and you get more than you actually need. I’d like to see this as a pump package.
Date published: 2020-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to be working but smells I bought this cleaner a few weeks ago and have been using it since. It seems to be working well, I haven’t had any big breakouts while using like I had prior. The only thing that i struggle with - and I think it’s weird I haven’t seen any other reviews about this - is the smell. I think it’s great the product is free of any fake fragrance, but my cleanser smells like stale cigarettes. Is this normal?? I purchased from Skinceuticals directly.
Date published: 2020-05-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate- Not Good This cleanser feels tingly when you use it, so it feels like it is working. I still had acne while using this cleanser. I finally went to an acne specialist and she recommended that I stop using this product because it contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate as an ingredient. This ingredient is listed as a "3" moderate chance of causing acne. I'm glad I stopped using this product, it is expensive & does not help with Acne!!
Date published: 2020-05-15
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