15 Face Washes For Oily Skin

by jomol on June 22, 2013 · 71 comments

15 Face Washes For Oily Skin

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I have a very problematic skin which is oily, sensitive, and prone to acne breakouts.  I keep on trying different products across all brands in a quest to find out the best products for my skin.  Clinique products have worked for me with only a few of them turning out to be duds.  Today, I am going to list out my current set of face washes which I have specifically picked up because they are for oily skin.  Some have worked, and some have not.  I thought I would do a post on face washes/cleansers that I have used and that are specifically for the oily skin category.  I have used various other face washes too, which I could not include them in this post, but I would list them down any way.

Here’s the list:

1.  Garnier Pure Active Neem Face Wash:   I would highly suggest this face wash to oily and acne-prone skin.  It thoroughly cleanses skin without making the skin overtly dry. Also, it does not leave any residue or film behind.  This gel face wash contains tea tree oil, neem leaf extract, salicylic acid.  I would vote this as one of the best face washes for oily skin.  Price is Rs. 49 for 50 gm.

Acne face wash

2.  Pears Oil Clear Cleansing Face Wash:  This face wash by Pears refreshes skin well.  This has a nice refreshing fragrance and works up to a good lather.  Available at Rs. 50 for 60 gm, it is convenient to be carried along during travels.

3.  Shahnaz Husain Tulsi-Neem Face Wash:  This lovely green gel contains neem, aloe vera, tulsi, and lemon peel extracts and keeps acne under check, but since there is glycerin in this one, its a little difficult to rinse off the face.

4.  The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser:  I had bought the entire range of TBS’s Tea Tree range, but sadly, except the face mask, all other products were duds.  This is an average foaming cleanser, but I do not get that squeaky clean feeling with this.  I always end up using another face wash.  This one contains organic tea tree oil.  Price is Rs. 620 for 150 ml.

5.  Pond’s Age Miracle Cell ReGen Facial Foam:  This facial foam from Pond’s foams so well and works for all skin types including oily skin.  I get a matte face after using this facial foam and this one does not leave any kind of residue behind.  Price is Rs. 299 for 100 gm.

Pond's face wash

6.  Freeman Superfruits Refining Facial Cleanser:  I am including this cleanser in this “face wash” category because this one too cleans skin very well and works like a normal face wash and lathers well, does not dry out the skin.  This is not effective in removing waterproof makeup.  This cleanser/face wash contains salicylic acid, blueberry extract, Lycium Chinese fruit extract, Peppermint oil.  Price is Rs. 220 for 150 ml.

Freeman Superfruits Cleanser

7.  Yardley English Rose Deep Cleansing Luxurious Facial Foam:  I am a big fan of face washes that foam up nicely, liked this one a lot, its creamy and lathers up well.  This one cleans skin effectively, leaves skin refreshed, and clear of impurities.  Does not leave skin dry or stretchy. Price is Rs. 120 for 100 gm.

8.  Aroma Magic Mint Cleanser:  Another winner from Aroma Magic, this cleanser is specifically for oily, acne prone skin.  This is a white creamy cleanser that leaves the skin refreshed and squeaky clean.  It does not foam or lather, but when you massage it on for some time on the face, and rinse off, you can see that it cleans impurities and oils thoroughly.  This cleanser contains Peppermint, Spearmint, Clove, Neem and pure organic essential oils of Geranium, rose, and tea tree.  Price is Rs. 115 for 50 gm.

Mint Cleanser

9.  Clinique Wash Away Gel Cleanser Gel:  Though I don’t like its strong, pungent smell, its a good foaming cleanser for all skin types, its 100% allergy tested, and cleans away all oil and makeup and does not make the skin dry or stretchy.  Contains chamomile, aloe extracts.  Its a costly affair at Rs. 1350 for 150 ml.

Clinique Face wash

10.  Pond’s No Blackheads Deep Cleansing Facial Foam:  Another foaming face wash that I picked up.  This face wash came with a scrublet and the main reason I picked it up was solely to get the scrublet.  I feel this is a little bit harsh on my skin and dries up the skin a bit, would not be suitable for sensitive skin.  Price is Rs. 75 for 50 gm.

11.  Lakme Perfect Radiance Fairness Face Wash:  Lakme has really got this right, it has revamped the packaging, and I am going to get Lakme Clean Up Face Wash now.  This one lathers nicely and cleans skin well.  Price is Rs. 80 for 50 gm.

12.  Pond’s Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam with Activated Carbon:  I finished two tubes quickly, and don’t have the empty tubes with me, that’s why haven’t included in the pictures.  This face wash foams up nicely and cleans the skin effectively leaving it squeaky clean.  Love it.  Price is Rs. 150

13.  Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash:  One of the best face washes available for oily and acne-prone skin, it contains 2% salicylic acid, leaves the skin completely clean and helps control acne solution.  Its a bit costly at Rs. 425 for 175 ml.

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Picture taken from Richa Singh’s review here.

14.  Clean and Clear Morning Energy Face Wash: Energising Lemon:  I love the fragrance of this.  This list would be incomplete without including Clean and Clear face washes.  With renewed packaging and lots of colored beads, its flying off shelves and I have tried all the variants, liked this lemon variant the most.  Price is Rs. 95 for 100 ml.

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Picture taken from Neha’s review here.

15.  Lush Aqua Marina Face Cleanser:  Last but not the least, its one of my favourite cleanser/face wash.  Though this is not a face wash per se, I like to use it frequently to clean up my face.  Leaves the skin squeaky clean, does not dry out, clears tan, mattifies skin, a winner from Lush, I am going to purchase the full size of Lush Aqua Marina for sure :)

Lush Aqua Marina Cleanser

Hope you all liked this post of mine :)  Which is your favourite face wash, if you could list, it would be great :)

Nivea Visage Sparkling Glow Fairness Face Wash
Everyuth Naturals Cream Face Wash
The Nature’s Co Peppermint Face Wash
Medimix Face Wash
Shahnaz Husain Tulsi Neem Face Wash
Pond’s Daily Face Wash
VLCC Watermelon & Bergamot Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash
Lakme Clean Up Face Wash Fresh Fairness with Vitabeads
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{ 71 comments… read them below or add one }

Aditi June 22, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Clean and clear and Neutrogena :D

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Aditi…. me too :) :)

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NehaS June 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm

perfect jomol… love this kind of articles as it helps us to decide from a lot.
Hope we get it for other categories as well.

*thankyou* *thankyou*

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Thanks a lot for appreciating Neha *happy dance*

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Rati June 22, 2013 at 5:43 pm

jomo this is outrageously brilliant post *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Thankoo Thankoooooooo Rati *puchhi* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

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Abeer June 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm

My fav is fab India tea tree face wash its good too.. Rest all u have covered .. Quite a useful post *thankyou* *puchhi* *puchhi*

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Abeer, thanks for the suggestion, *puchhi* I would check Fab India’s tea tree face wash *powder*

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sreepradha June 22, 2013 at 6:02 pm

i have oily skin too. very helpful post *happy dance* my fav face wash is aroma magic grapefruit face wash and ponds daily face wash *woot*

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Aarbee June 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm

OMG Jomol! AMAZINGGGGGG post *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot*
My fav is the neutrogena acne face wash and the clinique 3-step face wash number 3 – lost count of the number of bottles I have used up of these :D
How are you doing?

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Aarbeeeeeeeeeee….how have you been, long time no C *hunterwali* I love that one too Aarbee….got lots of those as samples *powder*

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Aarbee June 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Doing well Jomol! Was traveling so incredibly tired and exhausted, but good to be back :D

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joyi June 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Nice post. I too suffer from acne and sensitive skin. Neutrogena one didn’t suit me and gave me tiny rashes. Pears and Ponds face washes have been kind to my skin though.

Please please do a similar post about your moisturizers!!! All of them seem to break me out! Even aloe vera and rose water break me out *waaa*

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Joyi…..do try the Pond’s Cellgen facial foam, its really awesome. I will try to do a post on moisturizers soon *happy dance*

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joyi June 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Thank you for the suggestion! *thankyou* My current face washes will be over in a couple of weeks and was confused which one to buy next.

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sayed maria June 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Nice one..
But the Lush one really doesnt clean the face..does make the face matter

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Maria, I absolutely love the Lush one……it works amazingly for me, *powder* which is your favourite face wash?

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Vini June 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Awesome Post Jomol very useful *clap* *clap*

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Thanks Vini *happy dance* *happy dance*

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Sanu June 22, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Awesum post…. Gonna b realllly helpful, Bookmarked

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Thanks so much Sanu *happy dance*

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Anita June 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I had usd neutrogena 4so many years bt currently m using lotus tea tree f/w n m in luv wth dat too..

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jomol June 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

Anita, I have used the alpine salt from Lotus, it was good too

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Shivani June 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Very Nice post jomol….. *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap* how come u haven’t tried Himalaya neem foaming face wash…..boon for oilies like us… *haan ji* *haan ji* *haan ji*

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jomol June 23, 2013 at 7:42 am

Ayyoooooooooooo Shivani, *headbang* *headbang* *headbang* how can I leave you out….I am soooo sorry, missed you out *hunterwali* *hunterwali*

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sufi June 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Thanks for the post *happy dance* its very usefull

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Thanks so much for reading Sufi *happy dance*

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Nandini June 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Wow. Amazing. Thanks! I have the same skin type as yours – oily and acne prone and these days I’m using neutrogena deep clean foaming cleanser. Amazing it is. And so very cheap too. Loving it.

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Nandini……will check that one too *happydance* I am a hoarder *hihi*

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dolly June 22, 2013 at 7:29 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou*

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Welcome Dolly *happy dance*

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saloni..!! June 22, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Jomol di i am sooo lucky to have oily skin lol *hihi* rofl coz you post such amazing posts for acne and oily skin *clap* *clap* *clap* i loved all the face washes *happy dance* i have used 9 of them lol *hihi* lovely lovely post *happy dance*

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Saloni…… *hifive* *hifive* do share your skin care routine and which is your favourite face wash?

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saloni..!! June 22, 2013 at 9:19 pm

My favorites would be garnier neem, clean and clear morning burst, tbs tea tree and acnefree cleanser *hifive* *happydance* but i am never loyal to any one of them rofl *hihi*

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sanju June 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

lotus herbals tea tree face wash works amazingly for me

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Sanju, I have tried the alpine salt one too, its good :)

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Gowme Sundaram June 22, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I have tried all of them and my fav is aromamagic mint cleanser *haan ji* *haan ji* nicee post *clap* *clap* *clap*

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Thanks Gowme *thankyou* *thankyou*

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saiby joseph June 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

hi jomol thanks for the post currently am suffering from red bulby pimples on my face.i was having a clean face but after using sumangally face massage cream i got pimples all over my face.was searching for something that will help me to get rid of those.thanks a lot

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Atreyee June 22, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Wow… amazing post Jomol… Someone please be kind enough to do a similar post for normal to dry skin people like me. :)

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm
sayed maria June 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

These are my fav ones Jomol
To get a clean face without dryness-Seba Med
To get a fresh face with cooling effect -lakme after sun face wash.
For brightness-Lakme citrus blast

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jomol June 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Maria….I love citrus blast *hifive*

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sayed maria June 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

*hifive*

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Shivani June 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Not replied to me joms…. *nababana* *nababana* *cry* *cry*

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jomol June 23, 2013 at 7:41 am

Ayyoooooooooooo Shivani, *headbang* *headbang* *headbang* how can I leave you out….I am soooo sorry, missed you out *hunterwali* *hunterwali*

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Shivani June 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Its ok Jomolay….u my fav anyways *haan ji* *haan ji* *puchhi* *puchhi*

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Ushma June 22, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Savior post!!! *woot* *clap* Bookmarked *happydance*
clinique gel cleanser and lush aqua marina are totally going to this month’s grocery shopping list *jalwa* *jalwa* *jalwa* by the way does the lush one leave the skin stretched?? :confooooosed:
*thankyou* jomol

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Ushma June 23, 2013 at 12:02 am

oh my bad! ‘does not dry out’ mentioned for lush. *headbang*
Skipped reading a few lines with such awesome pictures in line *haan ji*

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jomol June 23, 2013 at 8:25 am

Ushma….thanks so much for appreciating…..Lush Aqua Marina is awesome *happydance* *happydance*

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Soundarya June 22, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Nice post jomol.. *puchhi*
my fav ones that are not covered are :
1.Saslic ds foaming face wash
2.Fabindia tea tree face wash(think it’ll be my HG,coz i have repurchased!! *happy dance* )
3.AHAGLOW face wash(it was amazing,shud repurchase*headbang* )

Do try all these jomol…….they are too good…got all of them after reading IMBB reviews *puchhi*

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jomol June 23, 2013 at 8:27 am

Thanksss so much soundarya *happy dance* *happy dance* Thanks for your suggestions *thankyou*

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Dee June 22, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Sad to see my faves didn’t make the cut *nababana*
1. Saslic DS
2. Himalaya neem
3. Cetaphil cleanser

All IMBB approved *happydance*

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Varsha June 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Nice list

Jomol you must really try Fash foamy face wash, decent lather, squeaky clean, nice fresh fragrance, certainly not drying or any stretchy feeling

Neutrogena is great too, and clean and clear- I liked the green apple one :)

Ponds greem- love it for the fragrance. Wish the packing was sturdy

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jomol June 23, 2013 at 8:27 am

Varsha….thanks so much *thankyou* I am going to get Fash soon *happydance*

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sakshi tanwar June 22, 2013 at 11:47 pm

i guess we grls missed KAYA SMOOTHING GEL <3 face wash, me to is havng vry oily skin, n its working great on me :)

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jomol June 23, 2013 at 8:26 am

Sakshi, I haven’t used any of the Kaya products yet, have only added products which I have used. Thanks for the addition :) *thankyou*

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Misha June 23, 2013 at 12:33 am

i superlikes the post Jomol *clap* *clap* *clap* so many face washes for oily skin *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* this has never happened before *pompom* *pompom* *pompom* *puchhi* *puchhi*

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jomol June 23, 2013 at 8:25 am

Thankiesssssssss Misha…….I am so happy you liked *puchhi* *happy dance* *happy dance*

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Ramya V June 23, 2013 at 1:04 am

Good last Jomo! *hifive* I Would put Neutrogena deep clean foaming face wash at No 1 and Clarins Tamarind foaming cleanser next, and Lush Aqua marina third, I have oily acne prone skin and these cleaners work like wonder when it comes to cleaning the skin, controlling oil and prevent pimples *happydance* *happy dance*

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Ramya V June 23, 2013 at 1:05 am

Moderation! *headbang*

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Raji B June 23, 2013 at 7:13 am

Thanks for the nice post, My fav is clean and clear morning burst and ponds cleansers.

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jomol June 23, 2013 at 7:49 am

Thanks for reading Raji *happy dance* *happy dance*

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nj June 23, 2013 at 11:45 am

same skin type : Mint cleanser is my fav and Iv tried neutrogena and clean and clear too.

lovely post :)
try saslic face wash…u’ll love it.
I liked Himalya Neem foaming face wash and lemon -honey face wash , both are good for monsoon seasons.

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Pia June 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Great post thanks jomol… I’m love the pears one ths days… *jai ho* U shud try loreal Icey matte gel face wash… It’s fabulous.. Wil try neutrogena n garnier neem next… Aroma magic tea tree face wash dint suit as such.. Got couple of pimples after using that twice *waiting*

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Revathi June 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm

My skin type is the exact same as yours, I use a product called Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing foam, its really good,recommended to me by my dermatologist,really helped clear my skin. It costs around rs.650 for 150ml. Also on the weekends I use the 3 step Vichy Noramaderm 3-in-1 Cleanser,Scrub and Mask for sensitive skin. Gently exfoliates the skin and does not aggravate existing pimples this is rs.390 for 50 ml, pretty inexpensive for a vichy product! I highly recommend that you try both! :)

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Veronica June 24, 2013 at 12:59 am

My HF face wash is himalya oul controlface wash…ive beeen using it since years..n hav tryd tea tree face wash frm fab india offlate..
Dat too works fr me…
Lovely post jomol, very helpful for future selections..
Wud love to try d neutrogena face wash!! *thankyou* *happy dance*

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Chaitali Shah June 24, 2013 at 10:02 am

Saslic by Cipla is very good :)

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Amisha June 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

Very very nicely put article Jomol..
Just informed this month that my skin is not oily, but severely dehydrated due to oily skin products..(always had acne so thot its oily). *scared* *scared*
Tried almost every of teh oily skin face washes.. :P
I really love the aroma Magic mint cleanser. Cant leave it despite realizing that my skin is not oily..
Works well for my skin, so y not use it :D :D

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Pia June 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Amazing post but sebamed cleansing foam was missing..
I have heard its also good for acne prone skin..
I want to know is sebamed cleansing foam good for my skin I have oily sensitive acne prone skin but i dont get much pimples now a days just some zits, so can it be used as preventive to stay pimple free..? Or should i go for any other face wash which is not medicated..??

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Esrat September 25, 2014 at 9:53 pm

My skin is very oily n i have blackheads on my face n whenever i use face wash it clean my face but it dosen’t remain dry for long n jomol it would be good for me if u suggest a cream n a facewash which bring fairness in my skin n keep oil free for 7 or 8 hrs ….
Anyways it is a article :) ….

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