Skin care is tough. It is hard enough without having to deal with issues such as oily or dry skin, but things get so much more complicated when caring for combination skin. Combination skin is truly the worst of both worlds, with dry and flaking cheeks and an oily T-zone. Finding the right products for this skin type is quite the task, but the good news is that you’ve started looking at the right place. With the amount of damaging factors that come in contact with your skin on a daily basis, the first thing you need to do is invest in a good face wash. Following, I’ve put together, a list of the 10 best face washes for combination skin that are available in India.
La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel For Oily And Sensitive Skin is formulated with special cleansing agents that help purify sensitive skin. Although this face wash is specially made for oily and sensitive skin, its gentle formula helps hydrate your skin while removing oil and grime, leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean. The face wash does not irritate or dry out combination skin.
The packaging is opaque, and so you cannot tell how much product is left.
Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser was originally developed for sensitive skin to help cleanse without stripping away natural oils. This face wash helps soften your skin while cleansing and is one of the most gentle facial cleansers in the market. It helps remove light makeup and unclog pores while also soothing your skin of issues such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Does not control oil production.
Rs. 236/- for 125 mL
Vedic Line’s Charcoal Disinfecting Face Wash is a 100% natural product containing charcoal and Tea Tree Oil to enhance complexion, remove acne and improve skin texture. The product incorporates a new direct absorption technology which helps soak up all the grime, dirt, and impurities, leaving your skin feeling squeaky clean. This face wash is specially designed for oily and combination skin and helps bring about a more natural moisture balance.
Could dry your skin out if you use too much or if you leave it on for too long.
Rs. 175/- for 100mL
Garnier Skin Naturals’ Pure Active Neem Face Wash helps reverse the damage that exposure to pollution and the harmful UV rays do to your skin. The product is a soap-free formula that is enriched with the extracts of neem leaves and tea tree oil to help remove dirt, bacteria, excess oils, and grime, while leaving your face feeling smooth and supple. The active ingredients—neem and tea tree oil help improve skin texture and complexion by preventing issues such as acne while fading blemishes.
Does not prevent breakouts as it claims.
Rs. 90/- for 100g
Nivea’s Purifying Face Wash is specially formulated for mixed to oily skin types. The facial cleanser is enriched with Hydra IQ and Ocean Algae. It helps deeply cleanse the pores and contains minute particles that help get rid of flakes and dead skin. Regular use of this face wash helps improve skin texture while maintaining the moisture balance of your skin.
Does not lather well.
Rs. 85/- for 55mL
Oriflame Essentials’ Gentle 3-in-1 Cleanser helps remove impurities, dirt, and excess oil from your skin while nourishing and hydrating it. The gentle, soap-free formula feels extremely mild on the skin and nourishes it with its multi-vitamin complex.
Doesn’t control oil production.
Rs. 275/- for 150mL
Lotus Herbals’ Neemwash Neem And Clove Purifying Face Wash is enriched with the extracts of neem and clove which have a soothing effect on your skin while they efficiently tackle issues such as oiliness and acne. The neem slices in the product can be applied on acne to help reduce inflammation within a couple of days. Using this facial cleanser regularly helps improve skin texture while restoring moisture balance.
Might be a bit drying in extreme winters.
Rs. 175/- for 120g
Himalaya Herbals’ Purifying Neem Face Wash is a soap-free formula that helps cleanse dirt, impurities and excess oils to give you clear and supple skin. The product is not too drying on the skin and claims to help prevent acne. It helps improve skin texture while evening out your skin tone.
Rs. 230/- for 300mL
Iraya’s Purifying Face Wash is specially formulated for normal to oily skin but also works extremely well for combination skin. It helps bring about a moisture balance while treating blemishes. Enriched with the goodness of neem, this product purifies and heals the skin.
Availability at stores might be an issue.
Rs. 345/- for 150mL
Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Acne Wash feels extremely gentle on the skin while it effectively removes dirt, oil, grime, and impurities. The facial cleanser removes excess oils without dehydrating your skin and also helps remove makeup. The salicylic acid content of this face wash efficiently deals with acne, reducing inflammation and breakouts.
Does not prevent breakouts.
Rs. 439/- for 175mL
These face washes will effectively restore the moisture balance of your skin, curbing the dryness at your cheeks while also effectively removing the grease and grime from your T-zone. Do you have combination skin? Have you tried any of these products? Which according to you is the best face wash for combination skin? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.