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“Doctor, which is the best cleanser for oily skin?”

A good cleanser is essential of oily skin. It can prevent greasy and tired look. Best cleanser for oily skin can reduce open pores, blackheads and pimples.

Here are some tips for finding the best cleanser for oily skin type:

  • It should be transparent.
  • Foaming is essential for oils skin cleanser.
  • Your face wash should remove excess oils from your skin, without making it over dry.
  • Tea tree oil, salicylic acid, neem face wash are good choice for acne prone skin.
  • Oily skin cleanser should be free of comedogenic ingredients.
  • Your skin should feel normal (not dry or oily) after using the best cleanser for oily skin.
  • Should not have sulphates and parabens.

Dermatocare team scanned the ingredient list of popular brands of face wash for oily skin. Below is the list of best cleanser for oily skin that can suit every budget and need of skin!


SebaMed Clear Face Cleansing Foam

Does your face get over with most face wash for oily skin? then this face wash is for you. Sebamed clear face wash gently removes excess oils without over drying your skin with help of mild surfactants.  It has Montaline C40, a patented ingredient that combated acne. Panthenol soothes your sensitive skin. It is free of Parabens or Sulphates. This product is made in Germany.

Recommended for: Oily to combination sensitive skin prone to acne. Might not remove oils from very oily skin.

Overall ranking: 9/10

Best Buy for: Sensitive skin

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Face Wash

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing face wash has tea tree oil that can help in reducing pimples. Sodium laureth sulfate is surfactant that further aids in removing excess oils. It soothes your skin with help of Panthenol and Allantoin.

Recommended for oily skin type prone to acne. It might not sensitive skin.

Overal rating: 8/10

Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Multani Mitti

Forent essential ubtan is only 100% natural face wash that ranks on our list. It remove excess oils with help of mulatni mitti. Neem, turmeric, and  fungreek powder in this ubtan reduces pimples. Almond seeds powder hydrates your skin.

RECOMMENDED for oily skin with acne. Might not suit sensitive skin.

Overall Rating: 9.5/10

Best Buy for: Organic Product lover

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil oily skin cleanser has 4 surfactants that remove excess oils form your skin without making it over dry. It is pH balanced face wash. It has parabens and sulphates. Interesting, it uses rare name of Paraben in the ingredient list- Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate. This can be misleading.

Recommended for oily skin

Overall rating: 7/10

Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser

Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser is Paraben and Sulphate free face wash. It can control pimples with help of Zinc gluconate and Laurie acid. Glycerin and beeswax keeps your skin hydrated, while mix of gentle surfactants remove excess oils. Company claims that Neutrogena deep clean face wash remove 99% of pollutants. A much needed action is polluted cities. Best part is part face wash is from trusted brans Johnsons and Johnsons.

Recommended for oily skin

Overall rating: 9/10

Best Buy for Budget friendly shoppers living in polluted cities

Minimalist 2% Salicylic Acid Face Wash

Minimalist 2% Salicylic Acid Face Wash has 2% salicylic acid(BHA) and Capryloyl Salicylic Acid (LHA). They dissolves the debris occluding your pores. Thus, help in reducing black/whiteheads, pimples and open pores. However, few might experience increase in pimples initially. We love the gentle hydrating base of this face wash made of Panthenol, Allantoin, Zinc PCA, Sodium PCA, glycerin, water etc. The surfaces are mild that do not strip Natural moisturising factor. You get all this is at affordable prize.

Recommended for oily skin prone to acne, open pores, white/blackheads, might not suit very sensitive skin.

Overall rating: 9/10

Best Buy: for acne prone oily skin

Mamaearth Tea Tree Foaming Face Wash

Mamaearth Tea tree face wash control acne with salicylic acid, tea tree oil, neem and lavendar oil. It has mild surfactants that do not remove natural moisturiser. Moreover, soothing ingredients like Allantoin, D Panthenol, Aloe Vera and Sodium PCA can reduce inflammation cause by acne.

Overall rating: 9.5/10

Remommeded for oily skin prone to acne

Best Buy: for every one who has oily skin

100% natural face wash for oily skin

Do you love making natural skin products at home? Then try our scientifically formulated 100% natural face wash. It takes just 5 minutes to make it. You can store in air tight container for 3 months. Multani mitti and besan in this face wash absorb extra oils from skin. Neem powder and tea tree oil prevents acne. Lemon peel powder is natural cleanser. The cost of making this face wash for full year is less than 800 bucks. You can use same ingredient to make anti-acne moisturiser, face pack and acne spot removal remedy.

Click for recipe: Homemade face wash for oily skin.

Recommended for oily skin prone to acne

Overal rating: 9.5/10


I hope you found the best cleanser for your oily skin. Do use it with dermatologist recommended oily skin care regime. Lastly, do not waste time if you have many acne, open pores or very oily skin. Consult a dermatologist before your skin gets studded with open pores and post-acne scars.

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