Thursday , 14 December 2017

10 Best Face Washes For all Skin Types in India

In the kind of polluted environment we live in, face washes remove a major percentage of the gunk, grime, and oil that our skin pores accumulate throughout the day. We all have a different skin type that defines the kind of care and efforts we need to invest in our daily skincare routines. Here, in this post I have compiled reviews of 10 best face washes catering to every skin type and which are also easily available in the market as well as online in India.

Face washes for normal skin in India

It is a myth that normal skin doesn’t require cleansing on a regular basis. Be it any skin type our skin accumulates impurities, pollutants, and dust throughout the day so it is mandatory to cleanse the skin of all the impurities for a youthful and healthy glow. With normal skin, you have the flexibility to opt for a variety of face washes. Two of my picks for normal skin are:

1. Pond’s Pure White Anti Pollution Face Wash

Ponds Pure White Anti Pollution Face Wash
Ponds is a brand that makes really affordable skincare products. However, these are best suited for people who have problem-free skin.

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Packaging: These come in a sleek tube packaging which is black in color.

Texture, Consistency, Colour and Fragrance: The texture of this product is smooth but thick and the color is gray and has a mild scent.

Key ingredients/ benefits

  • It consists of activated carbon which is known to attract all the impurities and grime.
  • Vitamin B3 also called Niacinamide contributes in building the skin barrier against pollution.

This is a good face wash if you have absolutely balanced and normal skin. However, if you want a milder face wash, check out the next one.

2. Neutrogena Deep Clean Face Wash (For Normal To Oily Skin)

Neutrogena Deep Clean Face Wash
This face wash is the ideal one if you have normal skin but tends to get oily, especially in summers.

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Packaging: These come in a bottle as well as a pump packaging. The bottle packaging is travel-friendly.

Texture, Consistency, Colour and Fragrance: These have a smooth texture and the consistency is slightly thick. The color is a pale ochre shade and the fragrance is mild.

Key ingredients/ benefits

  • This face wash is gel based, therefore it won’t make your skin dry.
  • It effectively cleanses all the dirt and grime from the face as well as removes excess shine

Overall, this is a really good pick if you want a face wash that thoroughly cleanses but is still mild on the skin. However, if you have normal, but slightly sensitive skin I would suggest you not to use this face wash as it might not work for you. Check out the sensitive skin section instead!

Face washes for dry skin in India

In general, if you have dry skin, you need to look out for products that are hydrating and moisturizing. Also, look for ingredients that soothe the skin because often dry skin is accompanied by redness caused by stretching of the skin. When it comes to face washes, you can go for cream based face washes with soothing and cooling agents like aloe vera, mint etc. Top two face washes for dry skin are:

3. Himalaya Moisturizing Aloe Vera Face Wash

Himalaya Moisturizing Aloe Vera Face Wash
Himalaya is one of my favorite brands when it comes to face washes. They have really affordable face washes which contain ingredients that are natural. They have a wide range of face washes targeted for each skin concern. The Himalaya Moisturizing Aloe vera face wash has ingredients specially put together to prevent drying.

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Packaging: The face washes come in a standard green tube packaging with a flip cap.

Texture, Consistency, Colour and Fragrance: The texture of this face wash is soft, creamy and the consistency is slightly thick. It has a light green color with a fresh scent.

Key Ingredients and their benefits

  • This face wash contains cucumber which soothes and cools dry and irritated skin
  • It also contains aloe vera which has antibacterial and moisturizing properties which help balance the skin’s moisture
  • It is infused with vitamin E which helps repair and soothe dry skin conditions.

With the benefits listed, if you have really dry, stretched and irritated facial skin you can go for this face wash which does an additional task of soothing the skin along with cleansing it of impurities.

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4. Dove Deep Pure Face Wash

Dove Deep Pure Face Wash
Dove has some really amazing bathing bars which are not at all harsh and drying on the skin. However, Dove face washes are highly underrated and are in fact the best if you are looking for a face wash that is gentle on the face.

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Packaging: It comes in a standard tube, white and blue packaging. However, the blue shade on this tube is a turquoise shade.

Texture, Consistency, Colour and Fragrance: This face wash has a soft creamy white texture with exfoliating beads which is not too thick and a fragrance that is pleasant.

Key ingredients/ benefits

  • This face wash has a cream base which is moisturizing and gentle on the dry skin
  • It contains small exfoliating beads which gently scrub out the dead skin cells.
  • It consists of moisturizing agents which prevent moisture loss from the skin after each wash.

In conclusion, if you have dry skin which gets patchy and needs exfoliation you can go for this face wash.

Face washes for oily/acne prone skin in India

Keeping the skin clean and oil free is one of the most important steps to reduce acne. Oily/acne prone skin has really large pores and a tendency to secrete excess sebum. Thus, a combination of sebum, dust, and impurities lead to clogged pores which can eventually lead to breakouts. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you should seek for face washes controlling the sebum on the face. Two of my personal favorites are:

5. Clean and Clear Foaming Face Wash

Clean and Clear Foaming Face Wash
Clean and Clear is one of the top face washes in the affordable range for oily skin. They market their products targeting the teen population, however, in general, it is one of the best for keeping oil in control.

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Packaging: The face wash comes in a transparent bottle packaging with a purple flip open cap which is quite sturdy. These also come in travel size bottles.

Texture, Consistency, Colour and Fragrance: The texture is smooth and the consistency is somewhere between runny and thick. This face wash has a mild fragrance and comes in a yellow gel based form.

Key ingredients/ benefits:

  • Being a gel based face wash, these contain ingredients which cleanse the skin of all the oiliness and does not clog pores which prevent breakouts.
  • These also contain glycerine which prevents drying of the skin, keeping the skin balanced in terms of oiliness.

Overall, if you have very oily skin and occasional breakouts, I think this would work perfectly for your skin type.

6. Lotus Herbals Neem and Clove Purifying Face Wash

Lotus Herbals Neem and Clove Purifying Face Wash
Lotus herbals is a known brand for their amazing sun block products, however recently their face washes are also stealing some limelight. Their scrubs, as well as their face washes fair really well. However, this particular face wash is really great for acne-prone skin.

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Packaging: These come in a tube packaging in a cream yellow shade. Not very fond of the packaging, it could have been sturdier. Nevertheless, the product in itself covers this flaw.

Texture, Consistency, Colour and Fragrance: This has a gel texture with preserved slices of neem but quite a runny consistency. The color is light green and it has a very herbal kind of fragrance.

Key ingredients/ benefits

  • This face wash contains neem actives in the form of slices, which is known for its antibacterial properties. Neem controls breakouts.
  • Clove is also antibacterial and is known to have healing properties. This helps dry out the acne quickly.

In conclusion, if you have really angry acne all over your face you can go for this face wash.

Face washes for combination skin in India

With combination skin, it becomes a really tricky business to choose face washes as your skin can get oily in some areas and at the same time get dry. For combination skin, you should go for face washes that can remove the oiliness and at the same time not be too unforgiving on the skin. Two of my recommendations would be:

7. The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser
The Body Shop is known for their quality products. They have an amazing range of bath and body products as well as some really great face washes. One of them is their Tea tree range which includes a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and a serum. I will be reviewing only their cleanser here.

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Packaging: It comes in a bottle, however, I have also seen their product come in a pump packaging with a cap, which is really convenient to use.

Texture, Consistency, Colour and Fragrance: This face wash is gel based and the consistency is not too thick either. It comes in grass green color and has the smell of tea tree which is not very pleasing in my opinion.

Key ingredients/ benefits:

  • This face wash consists of Tea tree oil which is known for its antibacterial properties and it targets blemishes.
  • Tea tree oil also helps to control the oiliness on the face and being a gel based cleanser, this does not dry your skin.

Overall, although this product has been marketed for blemish prone skin, I think anyone with combination skin can go for this face wash as it is a mild cleanser which would remove the excess oil as well as does not leave the skin drying.

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8. Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash

Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash
This is one of the best selling products when it comes to face washes because of its affordability, availability and it being a face wash with few chemicals.

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Packaging: These come in different sizes and have many packaging variants. They come in a tube, bottle and pump packaging which I would say is quite sturdy.

Texture, Consistency, Colour and Fragrance: This face wash is gel based and the consistency depends on whether it is the foaming cleanser or the normal variant. The color is bright green and it has a herbal scent.

Key ingredients/ benefits

  • Neem, known to be antibacterial helps prevent pimples
  • Turmeric is an antiseptic and also helps give a healthy glow to the face.
  • This face wash being gel based does not cause dryness and also removes excess oil.

These faces washes although targets pimple prone skin, I think it would best work for combination skin because it controls just the right amount of oil.

In conclusion, these face washes are gentle on the skin and they do not dry the skin. However, if your skin starts to get dry, especially in the winters you should go for cream based face washes or use a heavy moisturizer after a face wash.

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Face washes for sensitive skin in India

If you have sensitive which is prone to allergies and rashes, it is best to stick to a face wash that has a minimal risk of allergies. Such face washes should be free from colorants, artificial fragrances and should be gentle on the skin. Two of my favorites in this category are:

9. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Cetaphil products are made by a pharmacy company and are usually prescribed by dermatologists.

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Packaging: This comes in a bottle packaging with a sturdy flip cap. It also comes in a pump packaging.

Texture, Consistency, Colour and Fragrance: This cleanser has a really soft texture and a thick consistency. It is white in color and has no fragrance.

Key ingredients/ benefits:

  • This face wash has skin softening agents which soften sensitive skin
  • It just has basic cleansing ingredients making it suitable for sensitive skin.

This is a great product for all skin types especially sensitive skin and is very affordable.

10. Bioderma Sebium Foaming Gel

Bioderma Sebium Foaming Gel
Bioderma is a brand that manufactures their products keeping in terms of the skin tolerability. Their products are imported and are usually available online as well as in huge chemist chain stores.

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Packaging: These come in a pump packaging which is sturdy. The only drawback of the packaging is that it is not travel-friendly.

Texture, Consistency, Colour and Fragrance: This is a gel based face wash and its texture is smooth and the consistency is quite thick. It comes in a water blue color and has a very mild cucumber scent.

Key ingredients and their benefits:

  • This face wash is free from parabens, which is why they are good for sensitive skin
  • These have ingredients that help control oil and also are gentle on the skin.

Overall, if you are someone with combination but sensitive skin, this would work for you.

These are the list of some of the best face washes available in the market for every skin type. What are your favorite face washes? Share in the comments section below!

About Piyusha Yardi

I'm a Psychology student exploring the field of beauty blogging. Apart from blogging, I'm an avid reader and a fitness freak. I solely believe in the power of hard work and persistence.

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