5 best facial cleansers for oily, acne-prone skin

Written by Nishtha BhallaJul 06, 2021

Everyone likes the squeaky-clean feeling they get after washing their faces. For a minute there, it almost seems like your skin won't turn oily. It won't break out. Maybe you'll finally have clear, healthy skin. Skin that glows, and not because it's greasy. But give it 15 minutes, and lo and behold. The illusion is broken. Your face is covered in oil like you've never washed your face in your entire life, and wait. Is that a pimple forming?

If you're someone who has struggled with this, can we just say — we're relating pretty hard? Thankfully, we've curated a special selection of face washes specifically for greasy skin that won't make you break out but will make you look flawless. Read on for the five best face washes you can use to take care of oily, acne-prone skin.

01. Simple Daily Skin Detox Purifying Facial Wash

Clogged pores and oily skin? No, thank you. The Simple Daily Skin Detox Purifying Facial Wash detoxes your skin like no other by deeply cleaning dirt, oil, and make-up while being gentle on your skin. If you've damaged your skin to no end using alcohol-based face washes, you can rest assured that this clean beauty staple will take care of all your oil and acne woes. With the goodness of witch hazel, zinc, and thyme, you'll know exactly what's going on your skin, and we're eternally grateful for the visibly clear, shine-controlling effect it has.

02. Pears Ultra Mild Face Wash In Oil Clear Glow

Enriched with ingredients like lemon flower extracts that are super refreshing, especially in the hotter months, the Pears Ultra Mild Face Wash In Oil Clear Glow should definetly be on your radar. The mild face wash acts as a natural astringent, keeps your pores unclogged, and helps clean away the excess oil from your skin while ensuring it also stays soft and gentle.

03. Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash

There is nothing quite like the Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash when it comes to deep cleaning skin purification. The breakout-fighting foaming wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt, and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts. Plus, it contains salicylic acid, which is super helpful when it comes to clearing out the skin of all baddies. It's formulated with 8 botanicals, including tea tree, lavender and camellia sinensis, known to gently soothe and calm irritated skin. Just when you thought that was all, it contains Orange Peel Extract that will revive, energise, and refresh your skin.

04. Lakmé Blush & Glow Kiwi Crush Gel Face Wash

Gel-based cleansers are incredible for oily, acne-prone skin, and the Lakmé Blush & Glow Kiwi Crush Gel Face Wash is all the proof you need. Enriched with rich kiwi extracts and gentle scrubbing beads that promise to scrub your face of all impurities, the yummy-smelling face wash is the burst of fruity freshness you need to start your day.

05. Pond's Pimple Clear Face Wash

Your pimple-stricken skin is about to get a lot less bumpy with the Pond's Pimple Clear Face Wash. The hardworking cleanser contains Active Thymo-T Essence Formula, which will make your skin clean and pimple-free. In just three days, too! So much for us trying every trick in the book and our pimples only going away three weeks later.