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Clear Complexion Acne Wash

No. 2063

This clear complexion acne wash formulation uses naturally-derived ingredients in a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser with 1% salicylic acid to help treat and prevent blemishes without over-drying for a softer, clearer complexion. Cola®Det EQ-20 delivers a blend of mild surfactants in one easy step to thoroughly cleanse without irritation, while Cola®Lipid C soothes skin and prevents acne-causing bacteria. Use daily to improve skin tone and texture and prevent breakouts. Free of betaines, oils, and fragrances.


OrderINCI NameTrade NamePercentFunction
1WaterWaterqs to 100.00
2Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate and Sodium Cocoamphoacetate and Cocamidopropyl HydroxysultaineCola®Det EQ-2035.00
3Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride PhosphateCola®Lipid C1.00
4Salicylic AcidSalicylic Acid USP ¹1.00
5Sodium Benzoate and Potassium SorbateEuxyl® K712 ²1.00
6Lactic AcidPURAC® Hipure 90 ³qs to pH 4.0 – 4.5


  1. Combine ingredients 1 – 3 with moderate mixing.
  2. Add ingredient 4, heating to 40 – 45°C if necessary. Mix until completely dissolved.
  3. Once uniform, add remaining ingredients. Adjust to pH 4.0 – 4.5 with lactic acid.


Appearance: Clear Liquid
pH: 4.0 – 4.5
Viscosity: 1,500 – 2,500 cP
% Solids: 15.3 – 17.7


1McKinley Resources, 2Schülke and Mayr, 3Corbion

This formulation is intended for use as a generic starting formula and may be modified as needed. This formulation is for developmental use only. Not intended for resale.