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I use olive oil (super cheap and gets first layer of makeup and grime off)followed by pixi glow mud cleanser. Like a mini mud mask every day (I leave it on for 10 minutes when I can be bothered) with added glycolic to get all the crap off my face. It's about£18 in m&s
The break outs arise deeper in your skin than cleansing deals with. If you are prone to spots, simply cleaning your face better won't stop them - and could possibly make it worse by irritating your skin more.
I'm a Cetaphil fan too but basically something v simple with nothing that's going to irritate.
For proper spot prevention on oily skin you need benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or a retinoid in a product you leave on your skin to work.
I agree re benzoyl peroxide. I use 5% benzoyl peroxide cream (acnecide from behind the boots pharmacy counter). I had been battling with spots for about seven months and although the obagi helped (and now keeps them at bay), the benzoyl peroxide cream cleared them up completely. It is very drying though so I'd recommend using a small amount to begin with and then build it up.