A lot of Indians suffer from oily skin and the humid climate of most parts of the country makes the situation even worse. While you might feel that the best way to take care of oily skin is to keep washing it every couple of hours, this, in fact, may worsen the situation as your skin may start producing more oil to compensate for the oil that is lost. Therefore, you need to wash your face twice a day with a cleanser that removes the grease but does not leave your skin feeling stretched out or dry. Here is my list of the Top 5 Face Washes for oily skin that target a range of skin concerns associated with this skin type.
1. Vilvah Honey Fix Face Cleanser
The Vilvah Honey Fix Cleanser is a gentle face wash that brightens the skin and removes the excess oil without stripping the skin dry. It adds a glow to the face and helps combat acne too. Some of the key ingredients are honey, blackberry and papaya extracts. It is priced at INR 440 for a 100ml bottle and offers great value for money. Click here to read my full review. Click here to buy!
2. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser
Rice water is known for its brightening properties when used in skincare products and The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser indeed brightens up the skin from the very first use. This face wash has a creamy consistency and produces a rich and gentle lather that leaves the skin matte and glowy. It is priced at INR 650 for a 150ml tube but I feel that it is totally worth the investment. Click here to read my full review. Click here to buy.
3. Kaya Youth Oxy Infusion Face Wash
If you don’t want The Face Shop cleanser to burn a hole in your pocket then the Kaya Youth Oxy Infusion Face Wash is an affordable dupe that you can opt for instead. The ingredients aren’t exactly the same as that of the one from The Face Shop but the overall results it delivers are pretty much similar. This one too has a creamy consistency and produces a rich lather. It leaves the skin matte and bright but is slightly more drying than The Face Shop cleanser. It is priced at an affordable INR 199 for a 100gm tube. Click here to read my full review. Click here to buy.
4. Vya Naturals Vitamin C Face Wash
Vitamin C is an ingredient that everybody is raving about these days and with good reason. It is a powerful antioxidant that reduces pigmentation and brightens the skin. If you are looking for a face wash with Vitamin C for oily to normal skin then look no further than the Vya Naturals Vitamin C Face Wash. This product removes dullness while sucking out the grease from the pores and is priced at INR 595 for a 100ml bottle with a pump. Click here to read my full review. Click here to buy.
5. Aaranyaa Neem Tulsi Face Wash
Neem and Tulsi are two ingredients that always work for me when I am suffering from breakouts. The Aaranyaa Neem Tulsi Face Wash is an affordable yet effective product that helps combat acne and keeps the oiliness at bay. This face wash is quite similar to the Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash, both are gel-based face washes that are SLS free, have antibacterial properties and help with shrinking the acne. The Aaranyaa Neem Tulsi Face Wash is priced at INR 250 for a 100gm tube but you can usually grab it at a discounted price of INR 160 on Amazon. Click here to read my full review. Click here to buy!
Please note that this list of best face washes for oily skin is based on the products that worked for my skin out of the face washes that I have tried so far. I will post many more such lists in the future as and when I try more products. What is your favourite face wash for oily skin? Let me know in the comments below!