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The best OTC face wash is the one that works BEST on you. Everyone is different and sadly it is trial and error.

The most important quality is gentleness for acne prone skin. Scrubs are not indicated here. Any of your basic cleansers(not acne cleansers) will do a fine job at cleansing your skin. It's just a matter of preference. Does you like a foaming one? Not a foaming one? Does one prefer one's fragrance over another? Does this cleanser romove make up well for the ladies out there?? Again, it's really a matter of preference.

I have found Olay for sensitive skin nice along with a host of other basic gentle cleansers.. Good luck in finding your favorite! :wave:
St. Ives Apricot scrub is one of my favorite scrubs, even with acne. Many will argue that scrubs are way too harsh for the skin, causing tiny tears. My mother has used apricot scrub throughout her life, and she still has awesome skin, at age 57. So when will these tiny tears show their damage?

I have 3 favorite face washes. The first is the unscented Dove bar for sensitive skin. It's so basic, so gentle, and works awesome. Neutrogena's orange translucent acne bar and their Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask are both awesome as cleansers too. The Cleanser/Mask formula is refreshing, made with benzoyl peroxide. The bar is pretty simple, has a good lather, and made with salicylic acid.
[QUOTE=R1e9d9a9n]Is the St. Ives apricot scrub any good?[/QUOTE]

I use that occassionally to help me exfoliate, but I buy the medicated apricot scrub for acne prone skin. I like it, but I don't use it everyday. I always like alternating my face washes in the morning.

I personally like PanOxyl bar with 10 percent Benzoil Peroxide in it. I know this sounds pretty harsh, but I love it for getting rid of pimples (my skin isn't really that sensitive). But that's just me.

What's been working for me is that I've found 3 or 4 different cleansers that I like a lot and alternate my morning cleansers back and forth. One morning I'll wash in the shower with Cuticura, then at night always with pan oxyl. the next morning, I'll wash with Neutragena Rapid Clear, then again w/ pan oxyl at night. I do the same with shampoos. That is just my preference.
I use a whole bunch of stuff. I kinda just buy all the OTC washes there are over the years, and stick with the ones that does wonders for my skin. My favorites are DOVE sensitive bar, AVEENO oatmeal bar for acne skin, KISS MY FACE chamomile and herbs,NEUTROGENA oil free acne wash, and BASIS All Clear bar.

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