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Exfoliating Face Wash for Acne-Prone Skin

Salicylic Acne Wash

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This non-drying, foaming face wash gently exfoliates acne-prone skin without stripping your complexion. Our Japanese formula includes a 2% concentration of salicylic acid to help unclog pores and slough off dead skin, along with botanicals like aloe vera and green tea to help soothe skin.

Ideal for acne-prone skin as well as a gentle exfoliant for all skin types.


Size 4 fl. oz.
Special Price $17.00 Value $22.00

Unique Features & Benefits

  • Non-drying formula won’t strip your skin of natural moisture
  • Gently exfoliates with a 2% concentration of salicylic acid
  • Suitable for all skin types, especially acne-prone skin
  • Fragrance-free & colorant-free


  • Salicylic acid: A betahydroxy acid used to fight acne and reduce clogged pores by exfoliating the surface of the skin. 
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) leaf oil: Naturally antibacterial, it invigorates and imparts a refreshing aroma.
  • Green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaf extract: Antioxidant-rich tea plant native to Asia used to help fight free radical damage and provide skin-soothing properties. 
  • Royal jelly: Moisturizes and soothes skin. 
  • Chinese skullcap  (Scutellaria baicalensis) root extract: A member of the mint family used to clarify skin. 
  • Perilla leaf extract: Soothes and conditions skin. 
  • Chameleon leaf (Houttuynia cordata) extract: Purifies and revitalizes skin.
  • Aloe vera leaf extract: Replenishes moisture while soothing and softening skin.
Full Ingredient List

Active Ingredients Purpose Salicylic acid 2%

Inactive Ingredients water, ammonium laureth sulfate, cetyl alcohol, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycol distearate, cocamide MEA, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, polyethylene, steareth-20, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, disodium EDTA, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, butylene glycol, allantoin, camellia sinensisleaf extract, royal jelly extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, houttuynia cordata extract, perilla ocymoides leaf extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract

How To Use

Wet face with lukewarm water. Create lather in palms, then massage face with foam to cleanse. Rinse thoroughly. For best results, use with DHC Acne Spot Therapy.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good salicylic acid cleanser A pump + a touch more is a good amount per use and it’s lasted these last 3-4 months after using it every other day or so (and there’s still a good amount left in the bottle) so the price isn’t bad! Just don’t use too much, don’t worry if it isn’t super lathery (it’s not meant to be, just sort of like a gel soap). My breakouts have been far and in between but I wouldn’t rely on this alone to get rid of acne... BUT it’s not drying and it doesn’t leave that stripped/“squeaky” feeling after washing which I like.
Date published: 2020-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for acne This product helps control my acne quickly. It dries blemishes and helps prevent new break outs.
Date published: 2020-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't over dry my skin or burn my eyes This salicylic acid wash is much better than what you could buy in a drugstore. I've had less tiny white heads and clogged pores since I've been using it. DHC needs to make sure it comes up under their "oily skin type" product selection link. It didn't and I thought it was discontinued.
Date published: 2020-04-17
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