Top 10 Skin Creams For Indian Skin

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Which skin cream do you use? Does it offer you desired results? Does it suit your skin type? These are the usual questions that run through a person’s mind before purchasing a skin care cream.

Beauty care market is flooded with skin care products based on skin types, tones and also ethnicities.  To pick the right one of the skin creams for yourself, make sure to know your skin tone and type… As it is not necessary that the cream that suits your spouse/ friends/ family might suit you…

So here is an update to know what best of the skin care cream available.

1. Nivea Crème:

Price: INR 95 for 100ml

Pros Cons
  • Trusted and old brand
  • Even one time use leaves skin soft and supple after you wash your face
  • Also gives a mild glow
  • No reaction with skin
  • Can be used on elbow, knees (very dry areas)
  • A family product- everyone in your family can use it
  • Best used as a night cream
  • Very heavy composition
  • Due to its composition it cannot be use as a moisturizer
  • Not that good as a day cream if you have oily skin

 

 

nivea cr 1

2. Garnier Skin Naturals Body Cocoon Lotion:

Price: INR 90 for 125ml.

Pros Cons
  • Quickly absorbed by skin
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and supple for a long time
  • Non-Sticky
  • Can be used for oily as well as dry skin
  • Decent Price
  • Garnier advises against using this on face

 

 

garnier body cocoon intense moisturizing lotion

[ Read: Face Cream for Dry Skin ]

3. Himalaya Nourishing Skin Cream:

Price:  INR 75 for 50 ml

Pros Cons
  • Has herbal extracts like Aloe Vera, Winter Cherry, Indian Kino Tree extracts and Ashvagandha
  • Very good for dry skin during winters
  • Hydrates the skin well
  • The soothing scent lingers on for some time
  • Does not cause break outs 
  • The composition is heavy, so it takes 10-15 minutes to get absorbed
  • Comes in a tub pack

 

 

himalaya nourishing skin cream 1

4. Olay Moisturizing lotion:

Price: INR 99 for 30 ml

Pros Cons
  • It has a Very light formula so it does not feel heavy on skin
  • Works well for all skin types
  • Neutral Fragrance
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Can be worn beneath make up
  • Does not contain SPF, an important property needed even during winters
  • Contains Parabens

 

 

olay moisturizers lotion

5. Lacto Calamine (Classic):

Price: INR 45 for 30ml

Pros Cons
  • Best for acne prone or oily skin
  • Very cheap
  • Recommended by dermatologists
  • Easily available
  • A different variant for Dry Skin also available
  • Leaves a whitish cast on skin for some time
  • Careful application required
  • No SPF

 

 

lacto calamine classic moisturiser

6. Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil Free Moisturizer:

Price: INR 195 for 80ml

Pros Cons
  • Grape extract, milk enzymes and aloe vera
  • Very light formula
  • Good for oily skin
  • Water-based and has anti inflammatory properties
  • Oil-free formula used
  • Contains parabens

 

 

lotus herbal alpha moist alpha hydroxy skin renewal

7. Lakme Fruit Moisture(Peach and Plum):

Price: INR 130 for 100ml

Pros Cons
  • Sweet fragrance that lingers on for a long time
  • Quickly absorbed by the skin
  • Moisturizing power is around 6 hours for Combination skin but reapplication is required after 4 hours in case of Dry Skin
  • Travel friendly Pack
  • Contains huge quantity of parabens
  • No SPF

 

 

lakme peach milk moisturizer lotion

8. Vaseline Cocoa Glow Nourishing Lotion:

Price: INR 69 for 100 ml

Pros Cons
  • Intoxicating and strong aroma of chocolate
  • Good for extremely dry skin
  • Comes in various sizes
  • Composed of cocoa and Vitamin  E
  • Good consistency, neither too runny nor too thick
  • Parabens

 

 

vaseline cocoa glow nourishing lotion

9. Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture Combination Skin:

Price: INR 299 for 118ml

Pros Cons
  • One of the very few moisturizer dedicated for combination skin
  • Texture of the lotion is very lightweight
  • Contains Silica, which gives oily skin a matte effect.
  • Contains  no alcohol, oil or fragrance
  • Protects from Ultraviolet Rays
  • Even claims to have an anti aging factor
  • Careful use of pump required because it is very strong

 

 

neutrogena oil free moisture combination skin

10. FabIndia Vitamin E Skin Hydrating Cream:

Price: INR 225 for 120 ml

Pros Cons
  • contains aloe vera extract,jojoba oil,grape seed extract,lactic acid and of course Vitamin E
  • best for oily and acne prone skin
  • Extremely light
  • Also has age controlling cellular extract
  • moisturises skin well and helps it stay hydrated
  • Travel Friendly pack
  • No SPF

 

 

fabIndia vitamin e skin hydrating cream

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15 thoughts on “Top 10 Skin Creams For Indian Skin

  1. Sara

    Very informative and well-researched article. Thoroughly enjoyed reading the post. Thank you for highlighting the pros and cons of individual products which will make my job much easier while picking my choice. I really would love to try out Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil Free Moisturizer and Olay Moisturizing lotion. Will keep coming back for more in-depth reviews. Good job :)

  2. Thanvi

    Hey very informative article. Please keep up the good job. I enjoyed reading the post and thank you for noting the pros and cons as this really helps when buying a product. Thank you.

  3. Feyha Tejani

    How is Aloe tree. I bought it yesterday since the shop didn’t have the product I wanted. And the sales girl was persuading me a lot to buy Aloe Tree face moisturiser. I’m having doubts about it now . Please help. Also, how is Lotus aloe vera face moisturiser?

  4. Elise

    Thanks for the info. I am trying to find a nice natural cleanser. I use TRUE Skincream for moisturizer and I love it! First one that I could use without breaking out.