5 Best Face Washes In India For Oily Acne-Prone Skin

Best Face Wash For Acne Prone Skin: Our Top 5 Recommendations!

Wondering what is the best face wash for acne prone skin? If you have an oily, acne-prone skin, you know that Washing your face is one of the most important steps towards a clear, radiant skin. So today, I’ll be sharing some of my favourite face washes that help deep clean oily skin and prevent any acne/zits from forming. Over the course of years, I’ve tried many face washes and here are some of them the I feel work the best.


Best Face Wash For Acne Prone Skin


A popular choice amongst teens and college-goers, this face wash deep cleans your skin and eliminates all the impurities and excessive oil in your pores. The brand itself claims it “is specially designed for young skin” and the reason could be that it can be a little drying for your skin. However, it cleans your skin like nobody’s business and is a good choice to refresh your skin at the end of the day. It also comes in 3 ‘Morning Energy’ variants which are supposed to infuse refreshing particles to instantly wake you up.

PriceRs 99 for 100ml; Rs 130 for 150ml Buy here

Best Face Wash For Acne Prone Skin
Best Face Wash For Acne Prone Skin: Clean and Clear Foaming Face Wash



For those on a budget, this is hands down the best face wash for oily acne prone skin! Coming from a brand known for its dermatologist-recommended products, this face wash has been specifically formulated for cleaning oily, combination or blemished skin. The soap-free formula helps gently clean the skin without over-drying it. It is also pH balancedfragrance-free and non-comedogenic which makes it a good option for those with sensitive skin as well.

PriceRs 351 for 125ml Buy here

Best Face Wash For Acne Prone Skin
Best Face Wash For Acne Prone Skin


Other than containing 2% Salicylic Acid, this unique facewash from L’oreal also comes with a ‘Scrublet’ to help deep clean your pores and prevent acne. The scrublet helps intensify the deep cleansing action and also gets rid of blackheads but you might not want to use it if you already have existing acne for the risk of popping them. Regardless of whether you use it with or without the scrublet, it is a great option for those looking to get rid of any impurities and excess oil on their skin. Also, in my experience, it is one of the lesser drying options out there.

PriceRs 399 for 178ml Buy here

Best Face Wash For Acne Prone Skin
Best Face Wash For Acne Prone Skin: L’Oreal Go 360° Clean Anti-Breakout Facial Cleanser


One of the best face wash for acne prone skin, the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash comes in a plastic bottle with a pump and can be purchased at most drugstores in India. It leaves the skin squeaky clean and glowing. Having used it for more than 8-10 years, it is my personal favourite! It contains 2% Salicylic Acid which helps prevent and mildly treat acne. It also contains skin soothers help prevent irritation. Like most of the others, it is non-comedogenic too. Read the full review here.

PriceRs 499 for 175ml Buy here

Best Face Wash For Oily Acne Prone Skin
Best Face Wash For Oily Acne Prone Skin: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash


My most recent find, this soapless gel cleanser looks mild at the first instance. But use it and you’ll understand why it is an instant hit with oily-skinned people. It will give you the squeaky clean skin you desire without stripping the skin of its moisture! Out of all the face washes I’ve tried till now, this has been the least drying while maintaining its effectiveness at the same time. It contains the much popular, Avene Thermal Spring Water which helps it to soothe your skin. It also contains Zinc Gluconate which gets down deep into the pores and eliminates impurities and excess oil. Again, it is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Read the full review here.

Price: Rs 1199 for 200ml Buy here

Avene Cleanance Gel
Best Face Wash For Oily Acne Prone Skin: Avene Cleanance Gel

Have you used any of these face washes? Or tried another awesome facewash that missed this list? Share in the comments below.

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12 Comments on 5 Best Face Washes In India For Oily Acne-Prone Skin (for every budget!)

  1. Thanks for the compilation Komal! I used to have very oily acne prone skin in my teenage days! I have used almost all the budget options you have put in the list! But Clean&Clear one and L’Oreal 360 one dried up my skin horribly! Neutrogena is a nice option if you are on budget! But my best bet would be Sebamed foaming facewash! 🙂

  2. I’ve tried clean & clear face wash couple of times but never liked any of them. Its too drying on me & I feel it leaves residue behind. Cetaphil & Avene are my favs 🙂

  3. These all face wash are best to pamper skin. I have used neutrogena face wash and it is very helpful to get a clear, glowing skin. I like this article so much. Thanks for sharing.

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