5 Vegan Face Wash For Acne That You Must Have… And 1 That We Don’t

Vegan Face Wash To Treat Acne

It’s frustrating dealing with acnes when you’re going through puberty. It’s even more frustrating dealing with acnes carrying into adulthood! Here you’ll find 5 vegan face wash for your daily vegan acne treatment regime that Snap Vegan recommends… and 1 that doesn’t make our list.

1. Desert Essence – Thoroughly Clean Face Wash

Although this isn’t a vegan face cleanser that I have personally tried, this is the recommended vegan acne product wherever I’ve looked while doing my research. This daily vegan face cleanser is inspired by natural ingredients – it packs rich desert botanical nutrients in a bottle!

While the Jojoba and aloe soothe and restore your skin, the tea tree oil works its antiseptic magic for a thorough cleanse, leaving your face oil-free. The best thing about Desert Essence? – it’s fragrance-free! This means that there won’t be any unnecessary chemicals, other than the natural wonderful smell of tea tree.

2. Alba Botanica – Acnedote Deep Pore Wash

I like how the Acnedote Deep Pore Wash foams up slightly when I rub circles on my face. Because of the foam bubbles, this vegan face wash is ideal for trapping and then removing whiteheads and blackheads. Once your pores are free from dirt and oil, you are less likely to get future breakouts.

Snap Vegan recommends Alba Botanica’s Acnedote to anyone with non-inflammatory acne (that’s the less yucky ones without the redness).

3. Acure Facial Cleansing Gel

For anyone looking for a low pH vegan face cleanser to balance skin acidity (best at around pH 5.5), this is the go-to vegan face wash for acne. The light citrus scent is refreshing for the mind and face.

Also, Acure Facial Cleansing Gel works great as a gentle vegan makeup remover. When removing makeup, I like to use a face wash that feels more substantial and Acure’s smooth marshmallow texture does the job just right.

4. Earth Science – Clarifying Face Wash

Tofu and soy in our vegan diet can send signals to our cells to make more hyaluronic acid. Some of you might already know that hyaluronic acid improves skin hydration, stimulate collagen production, and is full of antioxidant. In other words, hyaluronic acid is what makes our elastic and wrinkle-free.

Earth Science’s Clarifying Face Wash is full of this very potent antioxidant property from hyaluronic acid balanced by calming cucumber extract. Use it as a morning facial wash to keep your skin supple and matte throughout the day.

5. Dr Organic – Tea Tree Face Wash

The best vegan acne treatment is only complete when it includes a tea tree vegan acne product. That’s why we’re including Dr Organic’s Tea Tree Face Wash. Infused with witch hazel (a plant native to North America, this vegan face wash for acne can reduce the appearance of scars and speed up the healing process.

The Face Wash You Don’t Need

Coalface from Lush. Before I tell you my personal experience with using Coalface to treat acne, it’s worth mentioning that there are more than 200 reviews on Lush’s official site raving its eradication of soreness, redness, and lumpiness from acne. It’s a convenient rock hard vegan facial bar soap. Hence, a 100g bar of Coalface can last you a good 3 months.


Unfortunately, Coalface dries my skin too much. A few weeks in, I had a pretty bad breakout of tiny pimples. But I can’t deny I’m still a fan of Lush’s vegan skincare products. Who wouldn’t be!