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Cleanser for oily skin on a budget?

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Specksofwhiteallaround Sun 21-Feb-16 22:18:01

Hoping someone might be able to recommend me a cleanser that works well on oily skin?
I turn 32 this year and I'm sick of having the same awful skin I had as a teen but with added blemishes and random red splotches so I figured finding a decent cleanser was the best place to start.
Budget of around 6-7 if possible,
Thanks in advance for any replies smile

Blondiewoman007 Mon 22-Feb-16 04:52:36

Hmmm. Have you looked at the cheat sheets on Caroline Hiron's website for acne/blemish prone skin? She recommends double cleansing with a bland cleanser and removing with a warm wet face cloth then using an acid toner afterwards-one containing salicylic acid which is better for more oily skin (instead if glycolic acid which is better for dry skin). You might need to try a few products first to see what suits.
Numerous threads on here which discuss acid toners etc. My skin has been the best it's ever been in my life after switching to double cleansing and acid toners.

Specksofwhiteallaround Mon 22-Feb-16 10:36:08

I've had a read through of them and got some tips but no particular recommendations for what cleanser to use so was kind of hoping people might be able to give me an idea of what to try. I do wash my face with warm water and a flannel already but I'm using a foaming face wash so think I need to try something else.
Have been reading about acid toners on here and have vowed to invest in one next payday but I'm at a bit of loss at what to try as far as cleansers go.

FLAMBOLA Mon 22-Feb-16 10:39:37

I like the body shop chamomile cleansing butter. It's normally about £13 but they often have 40% off discounts!

MamaLazarou Mon 22-Feb-16 10:40:48

Hi OP, I have oily/acne prone skin and love using Lush 9 to 5 to remove make up followed by Ultrabland as a second cleanse, both removed with a warm flannel.

In the mornings I just use 9 to 5 and if I haven't worn any make up that day I just use Ultrabland in the evenings. I am older than you, though, so my skin tends towards dryness sometimes.

The 9 to 5 is lovely and light, fairly cheap and very mild.

handslikecowstits Mon 22-Feb-16 10:41:00

I've been trying this for about two weeks Doesn't smell much and doesn't foam. Doesn't bring me out in a rash and doesn't seem to make my skin more oily. I can't use anything with SLS (and similar) in them as they dry my skin out and can bring me out in a rash. I'd stay away from foaming cleansers if I were you.

MamaLazarou Mon 22-Feb-16 10:41:29

I've been meaning to try that Body Shop camomile one.

handslikecowstits Mon 22-Feb-16 10:42:00

Sorry, forgot to say what it was in case you don't want to click on the link. It's Korres White Tea Cleanser.

HeyMacWey Mon 22-Feb-16 10:45:49

For your budget I'd recommend the superdrug hot cloth radiance cleanser. It's often on special offer.

Specksofwhiteallaround Mon 22-Feb-16 11:21:28

Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to clarks village this weekend and I know they have a body shop so I'll definitely give the chamomile cleansing butter a go.
Is double cleansing something you need to do every night or is it just for when you have make up on? I rarely wear it and when I do it tends to just be mascara, eye shadow and eyeliner so I just use make up remover then face wash as usual. Have recently bought a BB cream to try (my first foray into foundation as I'm clueless but that's a whole other thread grin ) so assume I will definitely need to double cleanse when I use that?

MamaLazarou Mon 22-Feb-16 11:25:06

Yes, I only double cleanse when I have been wearing make up and/or SPF: once to remove the make up and once to properly cleanse. Like I say, in the mornings or evenings I haven't worn make up, I just cleanse once. Double cleansing and acid toning have made a huge difference to the number and size of blackheads.

RayFuckingPurchase Mon 22-Feb-16 15:02:05

I have oily skin and am going to go against the trend to say steer clear of balm cleansers, esp those containing shea butter/fragrance.

A basic, gentle, soap-free foaming cleanser will do you proud. Doesn't have to be expensive and the best aren't. Dermatologists would give this advice every time. Hot cloth cleansers are the big thing at the moment in the beauty world but they aren't for every skin type.

Check out Cetaphil at Boots, maybe or Body Shop aloe foaming cleanser - can't remember the exact name.

ShrimpieFlintshire Mon 22-Feb-16 15:45:05

My skin is combo/oily and I've recently started using Simple Micellar Water. Been great so far - unclogs pores and doesn't dry skin out.

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