Today I’ll be talking about one of my favourite HG face cleansers from the drugstore that is a boon for people with oily, acne-prone skin. I’d been using Cetaphil Skin Cleanser for the longest time but Sebamed Cleansing Foam is what I swear by now!
It’s a lot gentler, non-drying, and doesn’t have a strong smell. Read on to know what changed my mind and why I think this is one of the best cleansers 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 buy 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 Cleansing Foam Review
Sebamed is known for its basic and effective skincare and this cleanser is often recommended by dermatologists to people with oily, combination, and acne-prone skin. When my Cetaphil got over, I thought it’d be a perfect time to try something new!
Sebamed is NOT cruelty-free.
The Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam comes in a white, opaque bottle with a 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
This is a cleansing foam that doesn’t lather much on massaging and leaves the skin clean but not overly dry. The smell is pretty much undetectable. No overly sweet smell no fuzz just a standard facial cleanser that does its job well.
Product Description & Directions
How Does Sebamed cleansing foam 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. Many cleansers are highly alkaline and strip your skin but Sebamed cleanser has a balanced pH of 5.5 which is ideal for a healthy acid mantle.
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.
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 preventing mild acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.
While the cleanser helps, you definitely need a chemical exfoliator like The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Solution to make sure your pores are not clogged.
I’d have definitely repurchased it if Sebamed was cruelty-free. But here are a few other cruelty-free cleansers that I tried and loved!
How to use sebamed cleanser?
I need one pump for my entire face and use it in the morning and at night. On a damp face, massage it lightly for 30 seconds, keep it on for 2 minutes and rinse off. The Sebamed cleansing foam is not enough to remove makeup and sunscreen, you have to do a double cleanse at night!
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 whiteheads & clogges pores, then read this review of The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Toner to know how it transformed my face.