Monday, 31 August 2015

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin

Hi Everyone,

This one is a highly requested one.I get so many requests for this post so I decided to do a compilation of Best Face washes/Cleansers For Oily-Acne Prone Skin.These face washes are oil-free and non-comedogenic meant for oily-acne prone skin.As usual like other Compilations Of Best Products,the list includes Budget ,Drugstore,Pharmacy,Indian and International brand options.

I actually planned to do 2 posts for Treatment and Non-Treatment Cleansers but later made it into a single post so that you guys can have a look at all the products in a single post and choose accordingly based on your requirement.So sorry this one is going to be a lengthy post but I have tried my best to make it into a clean and concise format.Also do check out the product reviews which have been linked to the respective posts.I have basically divided these face washes into 2 categories:

  • Non-Treatment Cleansers are from 1-9: 
These are mild,neutral and gentle face washes without AHA/BHA's which are meant to cleanse skin thoroughly without causing any dryness.These are great options if you are looking just for normal cleansers or if you are on acne treatments creams/ acne regimen like Metrogyl acne regimenEpiduo acne regimen etc and looking for neutral cleansers which only cleanses thoroughly without causing additional peeling/dryness.

  • Acne Treatment Cleaners are from 10-16: 
These cleansers are basically targeted towards acne treatment and contain AHA/BHA's like Salicylic acid,Glycolic acid,Tea Tree oil etc.If you have oily it acne prone skin,I would definitely recommend these cleansers as they provide skin exfoliation and treat pimples,blackheads.

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin



1)Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


This is one of the best cleansers which is loved by all my readers.Gel based cleanser which cleanses without drying out the cleanser.One bottle lasts 5-6 months so that is great value for money.Read the complete review of Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel HERE.

Cost: Rs.550 for 200ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 5/5



2)Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


Another gem of a mild and neutral cleaner which is sls-free,paraben-free which does a amazing job of cleansing and removing all types of make up without irritating the skin.Read complete review of Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser HERE.

Cost: Rs.399 for 200ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 5/5



3)Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face wash/ Deep Cleansing Apricot Face wash/ Oil Clear Lemon Face wash

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


These are good budget option from Himalaya Herbals,comes from our reader's recommendation Sangu.Read reviews HEREHERE.

Cost: Rs.52 for 50ml | Rs.58 for 50ml | Rs.55 for 50ml.
Availability: Neem Face wash:Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
                     Apricot Face wash: Buy Online on FlipkartAmazon.
                     Oil Clear Face wash: Buy Online on FlipkartAmazon.
Rating: 3.75/5



4)Papulex Soap-Free Cleansing Gel

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


Another gel cleanser which is mild,soap-free,paraben-free and oil-free.Read review HERE.

Cost: Rs.253 for 100ml
Availability: Buy on ClickOnCare.com
Rating: 3.75/5



5)Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel &Triactiv

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


These are high end options from Vichy with Salicylic acid and Glycolic acid.Read reviews of Vichy Cleansers HERE and HERE.

Cost: Rs.490 for 100ml | Rs.990 for 200ml & Rs.450 for 50ml |Rs.1050 for 125ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 3.75/5



6)Olay Gentle Foaming Face wash For Sensitive Skin

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


Probably the only cleanser from Olay which is non-comedogenic and available internationally.Read complete review of Olay Gentle Foaming Face wash HERE.There are 2 variants of this face wash one is for sensitive skin which is non-comedogenic and another one for normal skin is comedogenic so kindly avoid that.

Cost: Rs.69 for 50grams 
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 4/5



7)CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


This cleanser is another great mild cleanser which is sls-free and contains hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.

Cost: US $12.99 for 350ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Ulta.
Rating: 4/5



8)Avene Cleanance Gel


Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


This recommendation comes from our reader Ashu.It contains the goodness of thermal spring water which is known for its skin healing properties.It is sls-free,paraben-free.Read complete review of Avene Cleanance Gel HERE.

Cost: Rs.1100 for 200ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 4/5



9)Bioderma Sebium Gel Moussant /Purifying & Foaming Gel

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


Bioderma is a brand that needs no introduction.They have some of the best skincare products.This is a gel based face wash which is gentle on skin and contains zinc and copper minerals to heal acne.

Cost: Rs.1299 for 200ml
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 4/5



10)Torrent Pharma Glogeous Advanced Face wash Gel & AHA Glow


Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


These are 1% Glycolic acid face washes.Glogeous is my HG face wash.AHA Glow is a affordable option but I would definitely recommend Glogeous cleanser over it since it has mild formula which does not cause any dryness and it is perfect for every day use.They are great cleansers for oily-acne prone skin.Read reviews HERE and HERE.There is another variant called AHA Glow S but I feel its harsh cleanser.

Cost: Rs.599 for 100ml & Rs.199 for 100ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart.
Rating: Glogeous-5/5 & AHA Glow-4/5



11)Ducray Keracnyl Foaming Gel

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


This is 4% Glycolic acid cleanser meant for oily-acne prone skin and available internationally.It also doubles up as body wash so helpful for folks with body acne.Read review of Ducray Kernacnyl Gel HERE.

Cost: Rs.430 for 100ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart.
Rating: 4/5



12)Ethicare Remedies Acmed Gentle Pimple Care Face wash/Cutishine /Glomed Face wash

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


Ethicare remedies is another popular pharmacy brand which has some great face washes for oily-acne prone skin.Acmed is Tea Tree oil face wash.Cutishine is 2% Glycolic acid+0.5% Salicylic acid+ 1% Tea Tree oil cleanser.Glomed is 5% Glycolic acid cleanser.

Cost: Rs.165 for 70 grams | Rs.150 for 70grams | Rs.144 for 60grams.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart: Acmed Cutishine Glomed
                      Buy on Amazon: Acmed Cutishine Glomed
Rating: 4/5



13)Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Facial wash

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


This is popular 2% salicylic acid face wash for oily-acne prone skin.

Cost: US $8.49 for 200ml
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon / Ulta.
Rating: 4/5



14)Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


This is more off a leave on acne treatment rather than a conventional cleanser.It contains C40 Montaline to treat acne causing bacteria.This cleanser alone is not sufficient to cleanse skin so another mild cleanser is necessary.Read review HERE.

Cost: Rs.630 for 150ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 3.5/5



15)Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


This is a salicylic acid cleanser along with aloe vera and chamomile to soothe acne prone skin.

Cost: US $15
Availability: Buy Online on Ulta.
Rating: 4/5



16)Derma Doctor Ain't Misbehavin Medicated AHA/BHA Cleanser

Best Facewashes For Oily/Acne Prone Skin


This is 2% Salicylic acid+0.5% Glycolic acid cleanser speficially targeted towards acne prone skin.

Cost:  US $27
Availability: Buy Online on Ulta.
Rating: 4/5



Disclaimer:

  • Acne treatment cleansers which contains glycolic acid,salicylic acid can cause a bit of dryness.So follow up a with a non-comedogenic moisturiser.
  • If you notice any dryness/peeling due to acne treatment cleansers or creams then decrease the frequency of treatment cleansers like once a day along with another mild-neutral cleanser(1-9).Read more about it here: How to deal with acne treatments and its side effects?
  • Acne treatments cleansers are exfoliating cleansers so religiously use a non-comedogenic sunscreen during day time.
  • Always start with lower concentrations(0.5%-1%) of glycolic acid,salicylic acid cleansers instead of opting to high concentrations(2%-5%) straight away so that your skin can get adjusted to it.
  • To get the best out of the acne treatment cleansers for oily-acne prone skin and treat your acne,kindly use only oil-free and non-comdeogenic skin care and make up products.