Best Acne Face Washes in India – Top 7 Picks


When you have oily skin from excessive sebum produced by the sebaceous glands, they block the pores in the skin. They also become an active breeding ground for infection causing bacteria. The dead skin cells and sebum that is accumulated in the pores and the bacterial action on them leads to the formation of the swelling on the skin that we call acne. The way to get rid of acne is to keep your pores free of excess oil, to treat it with anti-bacterial products that kill the acne causing bacteria and also dry out the acne. One of the easiest ways to counter acne is to use a good face wash that will effectively rid the skin of all the excess oil and also give you trouble free skin. They are normally enriched with anti-bacterial agents like tea tree oil, neem, lemon or salicylic acid. If you suffer from acne prone skin, then here is our pick of the best acne face washes in India.


Best Acne Face Washes in India

1. Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Face Wash

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Face Wash

Also Read – Top 5 Effective Acne Soaps in India Here

The Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Face Wash is an oil-free, residue-free face wash that contains salicylic acid which ensures that your pores are clean and pimples are kept at bay. The face wash doesn’t clog your pores and is dermatologist recommended for acne prone skin. It is priced at Rs. 425 for 175 ml.


2. Clean and Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash

Clean and Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash

The Clean and Clear Pimple Clearing Face Wash has an effective salicylic acid formula that effectively clears excess oil and infection causing bacteria from the skin surface. The face wash has active botanicals that reduce inflammation and leave your skin clear and smooth. It is priced at Rs. 49 for 40 gm.

3. VLCC Acne Care Oil Control Face Wash

VLCC Acne Care Oil Control Face Wash

The VLCC Acne Care Oil Control Face Wash gently cleanses and removes excess oil from the skin. The anti-bacterial salicylic acid in it fights the acne causing bacteria. It does not dry out your skin and leaves it refreshed and clean. It is priced at Rs. 49 for 50 ml.

4. Pond’s Pimple Clear White Face Wash

Pond's Pimple Clear White Face Wash

The Pond’s Pimple Clear White Face Wash is a facewash + scrub formula that helps in exfoliating your face every time you wash it. It keeps the skin bacteria free and controls oil production for a long duration. The face wash is organic and suitable for sensitive skin. It is priced at Rs. 140 for 100 gm.

5. Aroma Magic Neem and Tea Tree Face Wash

Aroma Magic Neem and Tea Tree Face Wash

The Aroma Magic Neem and Tea Tree Face Wash is an oil controlling face wash that is made for acne prone skin. The anti-bacterial effect of neem and tea tree oil ensures that your skin is wiped clean of all the bacteria. It removes impurities and excess sebum from the skin too, leaving it acne-free. It is priced at Rs. 110 for 100 ml.

6. Khadi Neem and Tea Tree Face Wash

Khadi Neem and Tea Tree Face Wash

The Khadi Neem and Tea Tree Face Wash is a soap free formulation with the goodness of neem, turmeric, tea tree oil and basil. They help fight acne causing bacteria, improve skin tone and also regulate the oil produced in the skin. It is SLS and paraben free. Regular use twice a day gives you acne free skin. It is priced at Rs. 220 for 210 ml.

7. Aloe Veda Lavender and Tea Tree Face Wash

Aloe Veda Lavender and Tea Tree Face Wash

The Aloe Veda Anti Acne face wash is made of lavender, tea tree, aloe vera and vitamin E. The face wash is paraben and soap-free. The non-comedogenic formula destroys bacteria in your pores that can lead to breakouts. It also aids shedding of dead skin and promotes skin regeneration. It is priced at Rs. 110 for 100 ml.

Also Read – DIY- Honey and Lemon Face Mask for Glowing & Acne Free Skin Here

Image Credit: Featured, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

About the author

Aparna Anand

After a stint in an MNC in Bangalore, Aparna has now started doing what she loves the most- writing. Travelling and cooking come a close second and third. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.