Keracnyl Foaming Gel for Acne Prone Skin Review

by Neha S on February 4, 2011 · 56 comments

Keracnyl Foaming Gel for Acne Prone Skin

Price Rs. 345 for 100ml

Keracnyl Foaming Gel was prescribed to me by my dermatologist. Since I was getting acne due to dandruff and exposure to dust and pollution. But after I got it, I came to know that a lot of my friends and other girls have been using Keracnyl Foaming Gel without any prescription and all just love it…. it seems like a pretty famous product worldwide too..

KERACNYL foaming gel

Hmm so lets get to the product description and my views on it.

What the tube says:-

  • Foaming gel,gentle and purifying , cleansing care for acne prone skin.
  • Morning and evening, face and body
  • Hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, soapfree
  • Developed to minimise the risks to allergic reaction.
  • Tested under dermatological control

How to Use Keracnyl Foaming Gel

Apply to wet skin, lather, rinse, towel dry. Avoid contact with eyes and do not use on children.


Water, sodium laureth sulphate cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside (it’s a safer cleansing alternative so ), glycolic acid, glycerine, sodium hydroxide, ceteareth-60myristylglycol, acid blue 3 (ci42051), disodiumedta, parfum, serenoa serrulata fruit extract, zinc salicyclate

It’s manufactured in Boulogne, Paris, France, by Ducray laboratories. And marketed by piramal healthcare Hyderabad.

Hmm.. so here goes
This facewash comes in a tube form with flip cap. But the packaging seems pretty cheap- the flip cap is not of great quality and really doesnโ€™t serve its purpose. The tube has to be kept vertically, if it happens to fall and sits horizontally even for a few hours, gone! The gel starts dripping out out of the tube and flip cap ..grr…

Whenever I’ve taken it in my bag, it spilled all over in my bag.. leaving a gooey mess but an amazing fragrance ๐Ÿ˜› once I had got a different face wash and was really excited to try it out, and didn’t have the patience to finish this one. So I thought i’ll keep this away for sometime, but knowing its notorious habit of spilling out I wrapped the entire cap and neck of the bottle with tight rounds of meters of cellotape… a month later when I got it out from my hiding.. dang! It still did seep out, but didnt reach my drawers because of the meters of cellotape protection …it just doesnโ€™t stay!

KERACNYL foaming gel

It’s a beautiful blue colour tube and the product comes out as soothing transperant turquoise-ish-blue colour gel. The consistency is liquid to runny, it has an amazinglyy amazing fresh fragrance and it lingers for quite sometime, so yeayyy.. usualy I crib about skincare products having a fragrance as I find it unnecessary, but THIS product I literally enjoy applying because of the invigorating smell. ๐Ÿ˜€

KERACNYL foaming gel

PROS of KERACNYL Foaming Gel

  • It leaves your skin squeaky clean.
  • Does not dry your skin out. It should be suitable for combination skin as well ( except in winters though)
  • Leaves a dewy glow on skin NOT oily, but DEWY. I have hardly seen any face wash doing that)
    Love it!
  • It does control acne to a very good extent, but doesnโ€™t ofcourse stop the recurrence completely.(There are so many things to blame acne for , plus we cant rely on just a facewash to completely eradicate it forever).
  • But it does clear off present acne pretty fast.
  • I wont say it controls oil for a very long time , but it is definitely better than other oil control facewashes in this department.
  • Smells great.
  • Washes off easily.
  • Foams just enough, not too much , not too less.
  • Shelf life is one year.It is a pros for me because it somehow assures me that not too many preservatives have gone into it.
  • Skin looks more even, smooth and fresh looking after continuous usage.

Cons of KERACNYL Foaming Gel

  • The flimsy packaging.
  • Available only at pharmaceuticals.. makes for a boring shopping trip ๐Ÿ˜›

Nothing else really

Would I recommend it to anyone? ABSOLUTELY!! But not for travelling women ๐Ÿ˜›

Would I buy this again? It’s already my 5th tube. I would have , but I am such a person that I get bored of products very easily even if they work. I like the thrill of trying new stuff occasionally and then come back to my HG ๐Ÿ˜‰ so maybe i wont buy but only till near future ๐Ÿ˜›

Rating :-* :-* :-* :-*
One point deducted because of the flimsy packaging .

Have a happy clear skin.

Have you used Keracnyl Foaming Gel ? Please rate in the box below

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{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

ansh February 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm

hi neha..totally off topic, but i was just going through ur oriflame concealers reviews here. how is d dual skin corrector in terms of coverage?? ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)


Neha S. February 4, 2011 at 11:17 pm

hi ansh… i think uv got the wrong neha here :P:P:P i dont have any oriflame concealers… it must be other neha ๐Ÿ˜›


neha February 5, 2011 at 12:00 am



neha February 5, 2011 at 12:02 am

ansh they are creamy matte…i would say good coverage
i find them smooth n matt n blendable


Neha S. February 5, 2011 at 12:04 am

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: thnx nehaaa :cheers: :cheers:


ansh February 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm

๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜
thanks neha :thanks:


Anuya February 4, 2011 at 8:35 pm

HI Neha. Nice review. I’ll try ANYTHING anti-acne! HOW CAN I GET MY HANDS ON THIS??? :yahoo:


Neha S. February 4, 2011 at 11:18 pm

hi anuyaa :)) i think u should get it in any pharmaceutical…. where are u from.. im from mumbai and its pretty easily available in chemists here ๐Ÿ™‚ hope u find one soon ๐Ÿ™‚


Anuya February 5, 2011 at 8:30 am

I’m moving to Mumbai next week:) Will try and get this then. thanks!


flygirl February 4, 2011 at 8:48 pm

hey neha very well written :jiggy1: .where all is it avialable i wana buy it asap!good smelling blue in colour cute thing enough ๐Ÿ˜‰ :waiting:



Neha S. February 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm

awww :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
it should b easily available in any chemist…. hope u find one… its pretty good smelling ..ppl use it as a bodywash too :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:


ik February 4, 2011 at 9:13 pm

this looks really nice! i am so temped to go smell this now!:P


Neha S. February 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm

hahaha :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:


neha February 4, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Neha this has come on the rite time
thanks :thanks:
im on the verge of a break out i feel after my long stay at the hospital :weep: :teeth:


Neha S. February 4, 2011 at 11:24 pm

aww scarlett :kissed: :kissed: :kissed: :-* :-* :-*
yep yep do check it out… its quite a good one out there… i dont have acne anymore… but it sure takes care of occasional breakouts and helpd control newer breakouts due to dandruff/pollutants/dirt etc…


Neha S. February 4, 2011 at 11:27 pm

yeayyy im sooo glad i could be of help..!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
im sure this facewash also would be of help…out of sooo many facewashes i have tried..its theee best… even though i dont have acne anymore its sure does help my skin texture ..i love it..!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:


bhumika February 5, 2011 at 12:16 am

never heard..
nice review though :yes:


Neha S. February 5, 2011 at 12:25 am

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: actualy even i dint know abt thi product either until my dermat prescribed it.. but after talkin abt it u realised there are manyy ppl who use itt evn without any prescription..turns out it was quite a famous one doing ver well via word of mouth..!! :)) :))


Bee February 5, 2011 at 12:50 am

My flatmate used this a lot ๐Ÿ™‚


Neha S. February 5, 2011 at 3:23 pm

oh yes…??? thn im guesing even she liked it… its only increasing my faith in this facewash :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:


Poohkie February 5, 2011 at 10:12 am

Good review Neha. How would you say this would be for people with sensitive skin?


Neha S. February 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: i think u can very well trust this facewash…. its prettty gentle… also the pack also mentions hypoallergenic.. and that it minimises the risk of allergic reaction…

personaly, i have seen it protecting my skin fromacne agrravated due to dust/pollution/bacteria


Ankita February 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Good review Neha! Any idea how this compares to Cetaphil cleanser? I’ve been using that for quite some time and it is awesome!


Neha S. February 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm

thanku ankita….!! ๐Ÿ˜€

cetaphil for me comes a close second after this… i love the way it removes each spec of dirt poible…but personally i hate the sickeningly sweet chemical like smell of cetaphil, and that it doesnt do much to control oil … it removes dirt and oil well but doesnt really control it.. nor minimises risk of new acne….
but i still love that too.. i use cetaphil in winters though, since it doesnt dry ur skin…. ๐Ÿ™‚


Ankita February 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Thanks Neha. I’ll try this for sure now! ๐Ÿ™‚


shanaiia February 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Ducray products are good…sad they dont have the whole range in India ๐Ÿ™


Neha S. February 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm

ohh…. i dint know it had a whole range… i wouldnt mind tryin anything from this company ..iv really come to trust keracnyl a lot…. :)) :))


Rati February 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

This goes as a recommendation to a friend who keeps getting acne. I wonder why tehse brands don’t advertise. ?:)


Neha S. February 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm

i know right!! maybe it doesnt need to… coz it does pretty well via word of mouth only!! oh and via dermats too :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:


Neha S. February 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

i think its pretty famous abroad though….


shanaiia February 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

yeah it is ๐Ÿ™‚ and ive tried quite a few of their products and i can say they are real good…I dont think they advertise for this brand…its mostly prescribed by dermatologists or at pharmacies…


shanaiia February 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm
Neha S. February 5, 2011 at 6:22 pm

thanQ shanaiia ..i did check dat website out… they have a huge range out there… im so tempted to try their anti dandruff… as i have not yet found any good one yet that works well… im sure their moisturisers must be good as well… gosh im sooo tempted..!!


shanaiia February 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

ive used the kertyol pso shamp …it works ๐Ÿ™‚ anaphase caps when taken for around 3 months works well for hair fall…used ictyane for face and hand 2…and used few other hair products 2 ๐Ÿ™‚


Neha S. February 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm

even i was eyeing anaphase caps on that site… and guessed it must be for hairfall but wasnt too sure.. so all of this that u ahve used , none of them in india?


shanaiia February 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Anaphase is really good..helped me a lot at least….but u have to take at least for 3 months….but if u want to do a nourishing kinda thing and you dont have hairfall then u can take it for like a month in a year…thats what the dermato told me…
Nope none from India..everything from abroad ๐Ÿ™


shanaiia February 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm

check out avene,vichy and la roche posay products(also french)…they good 2…but again we dont have the whole range may be except for vichy!!


Neha S. February 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm

hmm only seen vichy…iv used vichys oleo sumthing sumthing.. .it was a roll on for undereye… it dont work at all… :weep: :weep: :weep: but i hvnt given up hope on vichy yet…

hvnt heard abt avene or la roche posey at all..
but where have u bought these from ..?as in which country..i can tell someone to bring down some of these..hence askin… i do experience hairfall :(( :(( :((


shanaiia February 6, 2011 at 1:12 am

Neha ive seen la roche posay at health n glow at colaba n at 1-2 chemist shops…

and avene at another beauty store at colaba…the one opposite the hanuman mandir(remember i told u about last time) and also at selected chemists…

Vichy oligo 25 for the eyes u mean?? hehe

anaphase caps(and all ducray products)..u can ask sum1 to get it from france or canada for u…i know its easily available there…


Neha S. February 6, 2011 at 9:45 am

yep yep that olego 25 :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

oh…!! ill check whn i go to these stores next..

ur always sooo helpful shanaiia :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:


shanaiia February 6, 2011 at 11:20 am

Oh its nuthing Neha….u dont need to thank me … :))


Trishna November 25, 2011 at 11:14 pm

hey neha!
i have used keracnyl,bt it makes my skin too u suggest me sum toner and moisturiser for me.i have a combination skin.


nidhi July 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Think it’ll dry my face out …will try vichy maybe.


Shagun October 30, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Hey i m using it…… and it has removed my pimples to a great extent……


anushree November 20, 2013 at 11:44 am

hi neha u seem genius yaaar..pls help me …i had a reaction of some antibiotics and hav very bad pimples on my jawlines both sides and they are painful too…will this keracnyl help…or u might knw some cream to get rid off these ugly pimples and their marks faster


Revathy January 7, 2014 at 12:25 pm

I was recommended this by my doctor for acne. I must say it had given me reasonable results in a month’s use. The white heads in my face also seem to have reduced (which no face clean up in parlours could achieve).


usha yadav May 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm

I have vry vry bad pimples On my face…plz seriosly tell me…can I use keracynl foaming gel facewash….pplz rply as soon ad psble….


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