Best Salicylic Acid Products for Oily/Acne Prone Skin

Hi Everyone! This is a compilation of Best Salicylic acid Face washes & Products available in India which has been long overdue.Finally here is the list of salicylic acid products suitable for oily and acne prone skin which are available in the Indian markets.These are oil-free and non-comedogenic products.Read along to find out more about it!

 

Salicylic acid is derivative obtained from bark of willow tree.It is a beta-hydroxy acid(BHA) which is a keratolytic agent which treats acne,hyper-pigmentation ,blackheads and shrinks pores among other medicinal uses.

1)Saslic and Saslic DS Foaming Face wash

 
 
These are one of the first salicylic acid face washes launched in India by Cipla.There are available in 2 strengths 1-2% Salicylic acid.Read complete review HERE.Other similar formulations are Minoz S(1% Salicylic acid Face wash) from Ranbaxy,Spongy Sal(2% Salicylic acid Face wash) from Curatio,Saliface(1% Salicylic acid Face wash).

Cost: Rs.160/180 for 60ml.
Rating: 4/5
 

2)Ethicare Cutishine Face wash / Sebogel

 

Cutishine is 2% Salicylic acid+1% Glycolic acid face wash for oily-acne prone skin.Best used as stand alone treatment.

Sebogel is 2%Salicylic acid in a gel base.
Cost: Rs.159 for 70grams & Rs.199 for 30grams.
Availability: Cutishine: Flipkart/ Amazon.
                      Sebogel:  FlipkartAmazon.
Rating: 4/5
 

3)Ducray Keracnyl Face wash/Mask/Cream

 
 
This entire range of Ducray Keracnyl contains Salicylic acid which is effective for mild-moderate acne.Read detailed reviews HERE.

Cost: Rs.430 for 100ml & Rs.430 for 100ml & Rs.369 for 100ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 3/5
 
 

4)Avene Cleanance Mask

 
Probably the only salicylic acid mask available in India from Avene.It is a mud mask with avene thermal spring water.Read complete review HERE.

Cost: Rs.1200 for 50ml
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 3.75/5
 

5)Clean & Clear Oil Balancing Moisturiser

 
 
A budget moisturiser with 0.5% Salicylic acid.Read complete review HERE.

Cost: Rs.80 for 100ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 3.5/5
 

6)Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash/ Pink Grapefruit Face wash/Deep Clean Facial Cleanser/Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Scrub

 
 
Neutrogena face washes are 2% Salicylic acid face washes.
Cost: Rs.129 for 40grams & Rs.499 for 100ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 4/5
 
 

7)AHA Glow S Foaming Wash

 
Another variation of face wash from Torrent Pharma with 2% Salicylic acid+1%Glycolic acid.Read complete review HERE.One more face wash with similar formula Rejuglow Face wash.
Cost: Rs.299 for 60ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart.
Rating: 3/5
 

8)Speelac Face wash

 

This is a 2 %Salicylic acid gel face wash.Read complete review HERE.
Cost: Rs.188 for 60grams.
Rating: 3.5/5
 

9)La Rosche Posay Effaclar Duo Acne Treatment Cream


Updated version of Effaclar Duo with Salicylic acid and Benzoyl Peroxide.

Cost: 1300 for 40ml
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 3.75/5
 

10)Everyuth Clear Beauty Tulsi Turmeric Face Wash

 
 
A budget salicylic acid face wash from Everyuth.Read complete review HERE.

Cost: Rs 35 for 50 grams.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 4/5
 

11)Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Make up

 
A high end foundation from Clinique with 0.5% Salicylic acid meant for oily-acne prone skin.
Cost: Rs 1900 for 30 ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 3/5
 
 

12)Loreal Paris Go Clear Deep Exfoliating scrub Range


Various concentration of salicylic acid face washes targeted towards oily skin,blackheads,acne.
Cost: Rs.399 for 100ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart.
Rating: 4/5
 

13)Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel/Triactiv

 
 
These are mildest 0.5% Salicylic acid products from Vichy which is suitable for daily use and all skin types.Read reviews HERE and HERE.
Cost: Rs.490 for 100ml & Rs.1050 for 125ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 4/5
 

14)Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Toner

 
 
This is a salicylic acid toner targeted towards large pores and blackheads.
Cost: Rs.340 for 200ml.
Availability: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Rating: 4/5
 
 

15)Sebonac Gel

 
This is a 1% Salicylic acid gel for mild acne.Read complete review HERE.
Cost: Rs.200 for 30ml.
Rating: 3/5
 
 

So this is the extensive list of salicylic products which are non-comedogenic and suitable for acne prone skin.I have excluded few other products because they were not up to the mark or they were comedogenic.Sorry about the long list,I did not want to split it up into multiple posts for your convenience,this way you can have a look at one glance.Most of the products are reviewed so just click on link mentioned below the product.
Hope this helps! If you have any queries please drop a comment below.

Disclaimer:

  • Some of products mentioned in the list are to be used under medical supervision.
  • Even 1% Salicylic is very strong treatment.
  • It is advisable to start with low concentration of Salicylic acid.
  • Dryness or peeling can be expected,just top it up with a non-comedogenic moisturiser.
  • Salicylic acid might not suit every one.

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