I've used plenty of salicylic acid face washes, since my skin gets irritated from bp. My favorite salicylic face wash is Clinique's acne solution foaming wash. It has 2% (like most salicylic washes do) but it smells clean, never dries out my sensitive skin and goes for about $20 a pop but it lasts 4-5 months. I also like Aveeno's clear complexion foaming cleanser. It is a tad more perfumey than the clinique one, but does the job without getting my skin upset. The Aveeno one is about $7 from a local drugstore. My Least favorite salicylic acid face washes are the oil free gel ones by Neutrogena. I love the pink grapefruit smell, but it seems to irritate my skin more than a foaming cleanser. I used to use the neutrogena one for a long time, but I retried it a few weeks ago and my skin flushed pink after I washed it.
I've heard a lot of people recommend Aveeno! Does the wash foam up? I have combiantion/oily skin, so foamy cleansers are almost a must. My skin is super sensitive and cannot tolerate BP as well, so salicylic acid washes are really the only way to go for me. I absolutely HATE all Clinique products. I've used their dark spot corrector and dramatically different moisturizing gel. Both upset my skin and caused me to break out, which is upsetting because I so wanted to love the products. Especially for the price I payed. I agree about the Neutrogena. I have had such awful experiences with the brand, and the only explanation I have is that they must not be hypoallergenic/non-comedogenic.
What about Olay? That was another one that's commonly recommended... Have you had any experience with that wash?
i use one named saslic foaming facewash (1%).its mild and pH balanced.
Thank you for the suggestion! That may be a good wash to start with and work my way up to a 2% cleanser.