Foaming Zinc™ Cleanser

A rich foaming cleanser medicated with pyrithione zinc for scalp and body skin problems. Foaming Zinc Cleanser is a unique part of my Back Acne Kit for the treatment for stubborn back acne. It contains 2% zinc pyrithione, which is my "secret ingredient" that is missing in other acne treatment products. My Foaming Zinc Cleanser is also a great foaming medicated dandruff shampoo that can treat stubborn scalp dandruff.

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If you have back acne and chest acne you know that they are frustrating and hard conditions to treat. The two main reasons are:

1. Back and chest skin is thick, and facial acne products don't penetrate it well.

2. The causes of back acne and chest acne are often different than those for the common type of facial acne. Most acne medicines don't treat these issues.

In my dermatology practice, the major cause of most back and chest acne is a yeast germ called pityrosporum. This germ also plays a role in dandruff and its related skin problems.

The non-prescription medicine zinc pyrithione helps fight pityrosporum. Zinc pyrithione isn't typically included in acne products, but Dr. Bailey Skin Care Foaming Zinc Cleanser contains zinc pyrithione at the highest level allowed. This makes it the best and most complete acne skin care product for treating back, , and body acne.

My Foaming Zinc Cleanser lifts oil and dirt from your skin and reaches deep into your pores, where the pityrosporum yeast is growing. Because the same yeast germ plays a role in scalp acne and dandruff, Foaming Zinc Cleanser is an excellent dandruff treatment shampoo, again delivering the highest level of medicated pyrithione zinc available to help control dandruff-related skin problems.

I've treated thousands of patients with back and chest acne over the past 25+ years of my dermatology practice. My Foaming Zinc Cleanser is a professional skin care product that targets what I have seen over my years of medical practice to be a primary cause of back acne. This medical experience is what separates professional skin care from over-the-counter skin care. Giving you a product to help control the often overlooked pityrosporum yeast is the "secret" that often clears back acne, making Foaming Zinc Cleanser an important ingredient in any successful back acne treatment.


Directions for Use: I recommend using Foaming Zinc Cleanser every day or every other day. Massage the cleanser onto your skin creating a foam and leave the foam on your skin or scalp for 5 minutes, then rinse well. Foaming Zinc Cleanser can be applied to your skin with the Salux Cloth, a Buf Puf Body Sponge with Handle, or The Clarisonic Pro with Extension Handle or it can be massaged into the scalp with the Scalp Scrubber.

Tips for Success with Dr. Bailey Foaming Zinc Cleanser
My Foaming Zinc Cleanser works beautifully for back acne and chest acne when alternated with Dr. Bailey SKIN Medicated Cleanser #1 in my Back Acne Kit. It also works well when used with the Clarisonic Pro Brush with the Extension Handle attached to reach down the back. The Clarisonic Pro is highly effective at enhancing the penetration of ingredients into the pores, allowing the Foaming Zinc Cleanser and its pyrithione zinc to reach even deeper down to where the yeast germ lives.

When used as a dandruff shampoo, Foaming Zinc Cleanser can lift even more scalp scale when combined with the Scalp Scrubber.

Foaming Zinc Cleanser may be a little drying for some people with sensitive facial skin. My Calming Zinc Soap is designed for dryer facial skin affected by pityrosporum yeast related skin problems.

For more information about treating acne, please see Acne Treatment/Specific Advice for Your Skin Type.


Product Ingredients: Foaming Zinc Cleanser with 2% Zinc Pyrithione (6.7 fl oz.)
Zinc Pyrithione 2%, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Citric Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ethylene Glycol Distearate, FD&C Blue #1, Fragrance, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Lauramide MIPA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Water.


Customer Reviews

Works quickly Review by Sinesther

Bought this for my bf. He always has a beard and sometimes gets red flaky skin under the beard. Have tried other products and guesses. The zinc foaming cleanser worked immediately! He says it tingles and a little goes a long way. I have never seen his skin so healthy, especially under the beard.

(Posted on 10/2/2019)

Great! Review by Acneforyears

This wash is definitely the best I have ever used to minimize my breakouts. I have used at least 10 washes over the past 10 years and this by far has made the biggest difference. I also use it on my face 5 or so days a week. Oral zinc has also been helpful.

(Posted on 11/4/2018)

My favorite body cleanser! Review by Ashley

I have been using this product for a while now and wouldn't change it for any other cleanser. It took me so long to try and find something that cleared up my "bacne" but I found it! I love all of the products that I have purchased from this site and I couldn't be more pleased with them! Some take a little bit of patience but the results are stunning! As for this product though, I saw results in less than a week and I will continue to use it as long as you all make it! Thank you!

(Posted on 8/27/2018)

It does what it says it does Review by Ashley

This stuff is great! I've been using it for about a year now and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. I saw results by the end of the first week of using it, it cleared up the acne on my back and is so gentle on my skin, It doesn't dry it out at all. It's challenging to find something that clears acne without drying out the skin but I've found it! I will continue using it as long as you all continue to make this incredible stuff.
It's a great product!

(Posted on 4/26/2018)

Settled my itchy scaley scalp! Review by Margaret W - Mendocino, CA.

I love that Shampoo of yours. It is the first shampoo I ever used that settled my itchy scaley scalp. I love it and I’m going to buy 3 bottles today. I started using it on my itchy ears and it started working and it settled the itch down and then I saw the immediate results. I’ve bought Heads and S, T gel, Sol sun hive and your shampoo just does it.

(Posted on 1/4/2018)

Really cleared up the scale on my nose Review by Kay A - Santa Rosa

That dandruff soap really cleared up the scale on my nose. It was just constant and now I just use the soap once a week and it’s controlled.

(Posted on 1/4/2018)

It is amazing! Review by Francis W - Sebastopol, CA

It works and the simplicity of it is amazing; all it took was alternating the shampoos. But it really makes sense when you think about it.

(Posted on 1/4/2018)

Blackheads if I don’t use this cleanser at least once a day! Review by Jane C

I’m Old, so I don’t get acne anymore (ok, maybe one blemish a year), but my favorite product is the Extra Strength Foaming Acne Treatment Cleanser. I do have blackheads if I don’t use this cleanser at least once a day. The Glycolic and Salicylic Acids keep my skin clear of blackheads, and it is not too harsh for my mature skin. I wish that I had had this product fifteen or more years ago.

(Posted on 1/4/2018)

Fantastic for dandruff. Review by Natalie

I have tried every single dandruff shampoo there is. Pretty much my entire life my scalp has been itchy and flaky. Some shampoos would help for a while then after a few weeks my scalp would go back to itchy, red, oozing and flaky. As I got older it just got worse and worse. I finally realized I may have seborrheic dermatitis. I also get red flaky patches behind my ears, in my ears, and on my eyelids. I had been diagnosed with allergies and eczema before, but not this. I stumbled across this site when I was searching for remidies and it was lucky I did. With this cleanser as a shampoo, a moisturizing conditioner, and the calming zinc bar soap for body wash, my skin and hair is amazing. Very rarely itchy, and no longer oily because I'm not stripping it with harsh cleansers anymore. My hair is also soft and feels thicker than it did before. My first tube and bar lasted about three months and I shower almost everyday, so it's definitely not expensive when it lasts that long and makes my skin happy.

(Posted on 12/23/2016)

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