I actually planned to do 2 posts for Treatment and Non-Treatment Cleansers but later made it into a single post so that you guys can have a look at all the products in a single post and choose accordingly based on your requirement.So sorry this one is going to be a lengthy post but I have tried my best to make it into a clean and concise format.Also do check out the product reviews which have been linked to the respective posts.I have basically divided these face washes into 2 categories:
1)Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel
This is one of the best cleansers which is loved by all my readers.Gel based cleanser which cleanses without drying out the cleanser.One bottle lasts 5-6 months so that is great value for money.Read the complete review of Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel HERE.
2)Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
3)Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face wash/ Deep Cleansing Apricot Face wash/ Oil Clear Lemon Face wash
Apricot Face wash: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
Oil Clear Face wash: Buy Online on Flipkart/ Amazon.
4)Papulex Soap-Free Cleansing Gel
5)Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel &Triactiv
These are high end options from Vichy with Salicylic acid and Glycolic acid.Read reviews of Vichy Cleansers HERE and HERE.
6)Olay Gentle Foaming Face wash For Sensitive Skin
Probably the only cleanser from Olay which is non-comedogenic and available internationally.Read complete review of Olay Gentle Foaming Face wash HERE.There are 2 variants of this face wash one is for sensitive skin which is non-comedogenic and another one for normal skin is comedogenic so kindly avoid that.
7)CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
This cleanser is another great mild cleanser which is sls-free and contains hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.
8)Avene Cleanance Gel
This recommendation comes from our reader Ashu.It contains the goodness of thermal spring water which is known for its skin healing properties.It is sls-free,paraben-free.Read complete review of Avene Cleanance Gel HERE.
9)Bioderma Sebium Gel Moussant /Purifying & Foaming Gel
10)Torrent Pharma Glogeous Advanced Face wash Gel & AHA Glow
These are 1% Glycolic acid face washes.Glogeous is my HG face wash.AHA Glow is a affordable option but I would definitely recommend Glogeous cleanser over it since it has mild formula which does not cause any dryness and it is perfect for every day use.They are great cleansers for oily-acne prone skin.Read reviews HERE and HERE.There is another variant called AHA Glow S but I feel its harsh cleanser.
11)Ducray Keracnyl Foaming Gel
This is 4% Glycolic acid cleanser meant for oily-acne prone skin and available internationally.It also doubles up as body wash so helpful for folks with body acne.Read review of Ducray Kernacnyl Gel HERE.
12)Ethicare Remedies Acmed Gentle Pimple Care Face wash/Cutishine /Glomed Face wash
Ethicare remedies is another popular pharmacy brand which has some great face washes for oily-acne prone skin.Acmed is Tea Tree oil face wash.Cutishine is 2% Glycolic acid+0.5% Salicylic acid+ 1% Tea Tree oil cleanser.Glomed is 5% Glycolic acid cleanser.
This is popular 2% salicylic acid face wash for oily-acne prone skin.
This is more off a leave on acne treatment rather than a conventional cleanser.It contains C40 Montaline to treat acne causing bacteria.This cleanser alone is not sufficient to cleanse skin so another mild cleanser is necessary.Read review HERE.
This is 2% Salicylic acid+0.5% Glycolic acid cleanser speficially targeted towards acne prone skin.
- Acne treatment cleansers which contains glycolic acid,salicylic acid can cause a bit of dryness.So follow up a with a non-comedogenic moisturiser.
- If you notice any dryness/peeling due to acne treatment cleansers or creams then decrease the frequency of treatment cleansers like once a day along with another mild-neutral cleanser(1-9).Read more about it here: How to deal with acne treatments and its side effects?
- Acne treatments cleansers are exfoliating cleansers so religiously use a non-comedogenic sunscreen during day time.
- Always start with lower concentrations(0.5%-1%) of glycolic acid,salicylic acid cleansers instead of opting to high concentrations(2%-5%) straight away so that your skin can get adjusted to it.
- To get the best out of the acne treatment cleansers for oily-acne prone skin and treat your acne,kindly use only oil-free and non-comdeogenic skincare and make up products.
- Non-Treatment Cleansers are from 1-9:
These are mild,neutral and gentle face washes without AHA/BHA’s which are meant to cleanse skin thoroughly without causing any dryness.These are great options if you are looking just for normal cleansers or if you are on acne treatments creams/ acne regimen like Metrogyl acne regimen, Epiduo acne regimen etc and looking for neutral cleansers which only cleanses thoroughly without causing additional peeling/dryness.
- Acne Treatment Cleaners are from 10-16:
These cleansers are basically targeted towards acne treatment and contain AHA/BHA’s like Salicylic acid,Glycolic acid,Tea Tree oil etc.If you have oily it acne prone skin,I would definitely recommend these cleansers as they provide skin exfoliation and treat pimples, blackheads.