Why we recommend

Nothing deep-dives into your pores to keep your skin clean and breakout-free like salicylic acid. Plus, this lightweight gel provides an effective cleanse without disrupting your skin barrier, so it won’t leave your face feeling ‘tight’ or ‘stripped’ of moisture.

Epionce Purifying Cleanser

Salicylic acid cleanser for acne-prone skin


This everyday gel wash makes easy work of removing excess oil and dirt trapped in your pores. Most importantly, it provides a deep clean that keeps breakouts at bay without stripping your skin.


  • A thorough cleanse without dryness or irritation 
  • Helps clear existing congestion and blemishes 
  • Can prevent new breakouts from forming 
  • Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin
  • Vegan friendly




All Skin Types and Oily Skin


    Spots occur when excess oil and dirt gets trapped in your pores, leading to inflamed lesions that look and feel sore. This cleanser is designed to tackle the problem and stop it happening in the first place too, reducing visible blemishes for oily and breakout-prone skins, but all without causing excess dryness.

    Massage gently onto damp skin and then rinse with warm (not hot) water.

    Water, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed, Coco-Glucoside, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Oleate, Hexylene Glycol, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Menthol, Phenoxyethanol, Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract, Salicylic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA. d_rOZeUo1U0

    What cleanser is best for acne-prone skin?

    For acne-prone skin, you want your cleanser to provide a deep clean that gets rid of excess oil. Look for ingredients such as salicylic acid that work within your pores to cleanse and exfoliate. Salicylic acid is often considered the best ingredient for oily and acne-prone skin. 


    Why does my skin feel tight after cleansing?

    If your skin feels ‘squeaky clean’ or tight after cleansing, you are probably either over cleansing (especially if you have dry skin) or using a product that contains too many harsh ingredients. Big culprits include sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) as well as fragrances that may cause irritation.


    What is salicylic acid/ BHAs?

    Salicylic acid – or Beta hydroxy acid – is a brilliant skincare ingredient for helping to clear blocked pores and reduce inflammation while exfoliating the skin. It works in a similar way to alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), by dissolving the bonds that are holding dead skin cells onto the skin’s surface. However, unlike AHAs, BHA is oil-soluble, so it dissolves its way into blocked, oily pores. 


    Why is salicylic acid good for acne?

    Salicylic acid works best for mild acne – aka those pesky blackheads and whiteheads that can crop up in areas of congestion. It works by penetrating your pores, dissolving acne-causing excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells to clear breakouts and prevent them from happening in the first place.