Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam

Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam

Today I’ll be talking about one of my favourite HG face cleansers from the drugstore that is a boon for people with oily skin. I’d been using Cetaphil Skin Cleanser for the longest time but Sebamed Cleansing Foam is what I swear by now! Read on to know what changed my mind and why I think this is the best cleanser for people facing acne and/or clogged pores.

Price: INR 580 for 200 ml
During the sale, you can find it for INR 520.

Availability: You can get it from Nykaa.

The cleanser is also available in a 50ml bottle that retails for INR 322 which is perfect if you want to try it out and see how it works for you.

Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam Review

My Thoughts on Sebamed Cleansing Foam

Sebamed is known for their basic and effective skincare and this cleanser is often recommended by dermatologists to people with oily, combination and/or acne-prone skin.

But one thing to note is that the brand is not cruelty-free. This status might affect my chances of repurchasing it.


It comes in a white, opaque bottle with pump dispenser. The container is very sturdy and high quality, you can feel that luxury by holding it in your hands. Since the bottle is opaque, you can’t actually see the quantity left.

The very convenient pump dispenses the product properly and the well- built bottle makes it travel-friendly.

Texture & Smell

Sebamed Cleansing Foam Texture
Sebamed Cleansing Foam Texture

This is a cleansing foam that doesn’t lather much on massaging. It doesn’t have added fragrance which is a big plus for people with sensitive skin. Added fragrance in beauty products is a known irritant.

No smell no fuzz just a standard facial cleanser that does its job well.

Product Description & Directions

Sebamed Cleansing Foam Claims
Description & Directions

How Does It Work?

I started using it in September 2018 and have faced no problems with this cleanser yet. It’s a crucial part of my skincare routine and I use it twice a day – morning and evening. Post rinsing, it leaves my face clean and as soft as a baby’s bum. It feels like I’ve just applied moisturizer on my face.

It balances the pH of the skin (Skin’s pH is generally between 4.5-5.5)

The formula is extremely gentle and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin in any way. This cleanser is going to last you a good number of months and is something I’d recommend to everyone with combination and oily skin type.

Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam
Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam | Review

It’s unlike any drugstore cleanser that I’ve tried! Except for winters, you (Talking to my oily-skin team) can use this alone and directly apply SPF; no toner or moisturizer is needed.

Works really well on mild acne, blackheads and whiteheads. After every wash, my skin looks very clean and not at all bumpy. In my opinion, By Wishtrend Acid-duo cleanser works better when it comes to problematic skin due to the presence of BHA (anti-bacterial) and PHA (gentle exfoliant that removes dead skin cells). And it’s also cruelty-free unlike Sebamed.

It’s not very effective in removing makeup, you have to double cleanse!


I need one pump for my face. On damp face, massage it lightly for 30 seconds, keep it on for 2 minutes and rinse off.


If you’re someone facing acne, blackheads or whiteheads, or just looking for a good cleanser for your oily skin, this is what you need! Since this is very gentle and isn’t drying at all, it might work well for people with dry skin as well.

Why You Should Buy Sebamed Cleanser?

  • Suits Normal/ Combination/ Oily Skin
  • Gets rid of dirt and oil
  • Combats acne and clogged pores
  • Balances skin’s pH
  • Makes face look fresh and smooth
  • Leaves skin soft
  • Sturdy and Convenient Packaging

Why You Should Avoid Sebamed Cleanser?

  • Not cruelty-free

If you want to know about another holy grail of mine that helps get rid of blackheads then read this review of The Ordinary Glycolic Acid to know how it transformed my face.

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  1. Samarpita Maitra says:

    Can you suggest a good day and night cream?
    I have been using the neutrogena oil free moisturiser but recently I looked up the ingredients list and found out that it contains parabens, PEGs, and dimethicone which is not good for oily skin.

    1. If the Neutrogena cream has been working for you then go ahead. These 3 ingredients aren’t bad for your skin, don’t fall into rumors. But if you want to make a switch try Plum Aloe or Green Tea moisturiser in case you’re under a strict budget else try COSRX aloe cream or Pixi phenomenal gel.

  2. Hey Rifat,

    Thank you so much for recommending this product. It came yesterday and i used it before bed and again this morning and my face feels amazing. I do have a question though, you said if a person has flawless skin, to avoid this product. I won’t say I have flawless skin but I definitely don’t have acne, maybe blocked pores because I never use any cleanser lol. Is this still a good product for me? I mean I have no complaints right now but will love to know. Thank you again.

    1. Ooh yes, it is!! I consider it to be one of the most basic cleansers that helps in cleansing your skin as well as taking care of clogged pores. Thank you for buying it on my recommendation and you should still keep using it. By flawless skin, I meant for people who don’t have excessively oily skin or blackheads, etc.

  3. Great review! I’m using The Ordinary salicylic acid for my acne and it’s working pretty well. I might try this too!

    Taiwo xx

    1. Rifat Yaseen says:

      Thank you so much! I want to try the ordinary salicylic acid as well. Have used their glycolic acid and niacinamide and I’m now a fan of the brand!

    2. Madhan says:

      I have a black heads on my face it will remove

      1. Nope. Not completely. Try The Ordinary 2% Salicylic acid solution for that on alternate nights after thoroughly cleansing your face. And follow up with a moisturiser. This product works well on acne and blackheads!

  4. Oh I love this brand, I use a few of their products regularly (their mattifying cream is great for keeping away midday shine) I haven’t tried this so I may have to give it a go!

    1. Rifat Yaseen says:

      I’ll give the mattifying cream a try definitely. My oily skin could use something like this. Thanks for suggesting! 🙂

  5. That foaming cleanser sounds great…I like your tips at the end and I do agree not to use many products on face at the same time…thanks for review..❤️

    1. Rifat Yaseen says:

      Thanks for dropping by! Yes, one should be very patient when it comes to skincare. It’s by far the best cleanser I’ve tried. 🙂

      1. Ramya Ramaswamy says:

        Hi, I have a question–I started using this seba med face wash and it got rid of my pimples and acne and made my skin really clear but after a few days, it started to dry out my skin and now my skin looks like it is burnt and I have dark patches all over.

        Is there something that I am doing wrong or is the face wash just not working for me??

        Please help me!! Thank you!

        1. Hey! That shouldn’t be the case since it has been like 7-8 months that I’m using this face wash. Are you sure it’s because of the cleanser only? How many times are you using it in a day plus do you use sunscreen? Maybe, keep the face wash away for a while and apply aloe vera gel to calm your skin.

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