Walk into your local drug store or supermarket, and you’ll notice a wide variety of skin care products you can choose from. From creams that lighten the skin tone to those that provide protection from the sun, all these products claim to be essential for personal skin care. But how do you decide what is best for your skin and what will suit your requirements? In this article, we will take a look at the top 10 skin creams for Indian skin. #1 is a hot favorite.

10 Creams That Suit Indian Skin Perfectly

10. VLCC De-Pigmentation Night Cream

Why Opt For This

VLCC De­pigmentation night cream is an all­in­one cream that will make your skin healthy and spotless. It is infused with sandalwood and aloe vera extracts. These help reduce blemishes and other flaws and make the skin radiant and beautiful.

When To Use

This cream can be used once a day – in the night before sleeping.

Pros

  • Is a natural cream with no side effects.
  • Reduces pigmentation.
  • Works relatively quickly.

Cons

  • Not recommended for oily skin.

Price: INR 299 (approximately) for 50g

Buy it here: Amazon

9. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Light Cream

Why Opt For This

Vichy light cream is a moisturizing cream that works well with all skin types. It is paraben­free and hypoallergenic. It can be used on both the face and neck. It soothes discomfort and cools irritation effectively.

When To Use

It can be used twice a day – in the morning and evening after a wash.

Pros

  • Works well for all skin types.
  • Moisture lasts up to 48 hours.
  • No side effects.

Cons

  • It is relatively expensive.
  • Does not work well in winter.

Price: INR 1341 (approximately) for 50ml

Buy it here: Amazon

8. Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream

Why Opt For This

Garnier Moisture Gel­Cream is a light, oil­free cream. It penetrates deeply into the skin and leaves it soft and smooth. It is made with a blend of antioxidant fruit water extracts that are perfect for skin conditioning.

When To Use

Can be used twice a day.

Pros

  • Is light and oil­free.
  • Prevents dryness.
  • Suits oily skin.
  • Skin stays moist for long.

Cons

  • May not suit sensitive skin.
  • Is relatively expensive.

Price: INR1358 (approximately) for 50ml

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7. Joy Skin Fruits Active Moisture Fruit Moisturizing Massage Cream

Why Opt For This

Joy Skin Fruits Active Moisture is a fruit moisturizing skin cream. It claims to have a combination of fruit extracts, jojoba oil, and almond oil. The cream works very well as a moisturizer. Its regular use revitalizes and makes your skin silky and younger looking.

When To Use

Recommended usage is once a day.

Pros

  • Has a sweet fragrance.
  • Can be used during summer.
  • Made of pure herbal extracts.
  • Pocket­friendly.

Cons

  • Doesn’t work well during winters.
  • May not suit sensitive skin.
  • Tub packaging. You have to use your fingers to extract the cream.

Price: INR 240 (approximately) for 500ml

Buy it here: Amazon

6. Himalaya Herbals Revitalizing Night Cream

Why Opt For This

Himalaya Herbals Revitalizing Cream works while you sleep. Its nutrients help to renew skin cells. The cream contains natural ingredients like lemon, crabapple, wheat, white lily, and tomato.

When To Use

Can be used once a day.

Pros

  • Natural, chemical­free cream.
  • Works great for oily skin.

Cons

  • May cause breakouts.
  • Tub packaging. You have to use your fingers to extract the cream.

Price: INR 189(approximately) for 50g

Buy it here: Amazon

5. Dove Silky Nourishment Body Cream For Normal Skin

Why Opt For This

Dove silky softens as well as nourishes your skin. It is known for its unique DeepCare Complex, which is packed with natural skin nutrients and rich essential oil. They deeply nourish your skin.

When To Use

This cream can be used twice a day – once in the morning and once at night.

Pros

  • Packed with essential oils that are great moisturizers.
  • Works very well for dry skin.

Cons

  • Can be a little greasy.
  • Not suitable for oily skin.
  • Tub packaging. You have to use your fingers to extract the cream.

Price: INR 520 (approximately) for 300ml

Buy it here: Amazon

4. Lakmé Complexion Care Cream

Why Opt For This

Lakmé complexion care is a dual purpose cream. It can be used as a sunscreen and a light foundation as well. It also moisturizes and protects the skin from harmful UV rays and is SPF 20 certified.

When To Use

It is recommended to use the product once daily. It depends on personal preference and skin type.

Pros

  • Easy to use, spreads easily on skin.
  • Conceals and evens out skin tone.
  • Sun protection with SPF 20.

Cons

  • Is on the expensive side.
  • May cause breakouts.
  • Not suitable for dry skin.

Price: INR 240 (approximately) for 30ml

Buy it here: Amazon

3. Palmolive Charmis Cold Cream

Why Opt For This

Palmolive Charmis is a moisturizing cold cream. It claims to contain an exclusive combination of vitamins E, C, and A. These vitamins nourish skin, offer protection from the sun, and encourage the growth of healthy skin tissue. All of this results in softer and younger looking skin.

When To Use

This cream can be used twice a day – once in the morning and once at night.

Pros

  • Good moisturizer.
  • Is great for winters.
  • Good value for money.

Cons

  • Not the best product for people with oily skin.
  • May feel greasy.
  • Not suitable for summers.
  • Tub packaging. You have to use your fingers to extract the cream.

Price: INR 90 (approximately) for 100ml

Buy it here: Amazon

2. Oriflame Milk And Honey Gold Nourishing Hand And Body Cream

Why Opt For This

Oriflame Milk and Honey is a rich moisturizing cream. It softens your skin and acts as a conditioner. It can be used on your hands, body, and face. It nourishes your skin very well.

When To Use

This cream can be used once a day before going to bed at night. It depends on personal preference and skin type.

Pros

  • Has a sweet smelling fragrance.
  • Works best for normal skin.
  • Is light on the skin.

Cons

  • Tub packaging. You have to use your fingers to extract the cream.

Price: INR 290 (approximately) for 250g

Buy it here: Amazon

1. Nivea Crème

Why Opt For This

Nivea crème is one of the first skin creams that were made available in India. It is a gender neutral cream. It is designed for people with dry to very dry skin and is a very effective moisturizer. Regular use of this crème will result in soft and smooth skin.

When To Use

Recommended use is twice daily, once after washing your face in the morning, and once before going to bed.

Pros

  • Works very well on dry skin.
  • No side effects.
  • Travel­friendly packaging.
  • Economical pricing.

Cons

  • Not suitable for normal or oily skin.
  • The cream itself is thick, sticky, and greasy. It does not blend easily.
  • Tub packaging. You have to use your fingers to extract the cream.

Price: INR 38 (approximate) for 30ml

Buy it here: Amazon

There is a huge array of beauty creams available to the Indian consumer. As each person has different requirements based on the skin type, complexion, and usage, it can be confusing. We hope you found this article on the best creams for Indian skin helpful. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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    Wow nice post! :)

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      Thank You :)

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    i have Lacto Calamine working good on my skin :)

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      Thats good :)

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    Nice info

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    very useful post… :)

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  • arpita paul

    I hv a brown skin colour n dry skin please let me know how to look fair n little oily throughout the year

    • nibha

      Biotique product is good fr dry skin

  • 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 :)

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.