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6 Facial Washes Effective against Acne You can Buy in Singapore

Acne is not restricted to teens. In fact, anyone can experience a pimple breakout. Factors such as hormones, anxiety, and using incorrect skincare products may be the reason for your outbreak. If you have tried numerous acne remedies to resolve this, but to no avail? The answer, more frequently than not, really lies on your face wash. Or, to be specific, choosing a facial scrub targeted at clearing out your acne. The Tropika Club team recommends the following six facial washes that are not only effective against acne, but can be easily found in your local pharmacy in Singapore

Himalaya Oil Control Lemon Facial Wash

1. Himalaya Oil Control Lemon Facial Wash

Himalaya’s Oil Control Lemon Face Wash is a soap-free, herbal formulation that gently cleanses your face and removes excess oil. Blended with Lemon, an astringent and cooling agent, and Honey, which has natural, deep cleansing properties, the face wash leaves your skin clean without feeling dry and stretched. 


Moisten face, apply a small quantity of Oil Control Lemon Face Wash and gently work up a lather using a circular motion. Wash off and pat dry. Use twice daily.

Available at Watsons for $6.95. 

The Bioderma Sebium H20

2. The Bioderma Sebium H20 

Suitable for everyday use, this cleaner deep moisturizes and cleanses, leaving skin feeling healthy cleaner, softer, and refreshed — without stripping skin of its natural oils. Sébium H2O is the micellar water for combination or oily skin that mimics the natural composition of the skin for perfect make-up removal and total respect for even the most sensitive skin. Enriched with purifying agents, zinc gluconate and copper sulphate, Sébium H2O purifies the skin and limits sebaceous secretion.

Available at Watsons for $31.42.

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser

3. Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser is a gentle, foaming cleanser that removes 99% of excess oil, dirt and makeup without stripping or drying your skin. Formulated for teenagers and adults with oily, combination or acne-prone skin. An effective cleanser for oily, combination or acne-prone skin, Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser gently removes oil, dirt, impurities and make up without compromising the skin barrier.


  1. Squeeze two pea sized amount blobs onto your palm and rub your hands together to create a foamy texture.
  2. Apply the foam to your wet skin and gently massage your face.
  3. Rinse it off with water and wipe dry.
  4. Follow up with a toner, serum, moisturizer and sunscreen.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Cleansing Foaming Gel

Available at Watsons for $30.90.

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4. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Cleansing Foaming Gel

La Roche-Posay foaming gel face wash is a daily facial cleanser for oily skin. Face wash gently cleanses dirt and oil while respecting the skin’s pH balance. An Oil-free and soap-free cleanser with a clear, refreshing gel texture. Formulated with Zinc Pidolate to purify skin and help remove excess oil and shine. Face wash tested on acne-prone skin* and sensitive skin* non-comedogenicity.

Directions: Foam in the hand with a little water and apply to the face, massaging gently. Rinse thoroughly.

Available at Watsons for $33.90.

Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil

5. Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil

Kose Cosmeport Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil can quickly remove all trace of makeup, including stubborn mascara. It is also effective with wet hands. It can also wash away sebum that blocks pores. Pores are cleared. No need to use cleansing foam afterwards.

Direction: Dispense products into dry hands. Gently massage over face and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Available at Watsons for $16.90.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

6. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Ance Wash is a powerful acne treatment and cleanser in one formula to treat and help prevent breakouts in one simple step. It eliminates oil and unclog pores while its medicine treats breakouts, even blackheads. Effective yet gentle, it won’t over-dry or irritate. The residue- and oil-free formula is non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores. This daily acne face wash also rinses clean without over drying or irritating the skin to help unclog pores and treat acne even before it emerges.

Directions: Wet face, dispense into palm, apply to face and massage gently. Rinse thoroughly.

Available at Watsons for $16.50.

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