My skin tends to break out more in the summers and the woes of acne are a bane. But there are people out there who suffer from oily and acne prone skin all through the year. There are many organic Indian skincare products for oily, acne-prone skin in the market today, but the trick is to choose products that are completely natural, organic, chemical-free, without traces of parabens and SLS.
My journey to move to chemical-free products started over a decade ago after my twins were born. I wanted to ensure that they had the best skin and hair care, It’s not just the kids, but even for us, it is important to know that close to 80% of products we use are absorbed by the skin. So, it is extremely important to choose products that are chemical-free, so that it heals your skin from within. However, if you have severe acne prone skin, it is always recommended that you visit a dermatologist for the right treatment.
Why does one have oily, acne-prone skin?
The causes of oily skin include genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. While you can’t necessarily get rid of oily skin, you can take steps to make your skin less oily. Some other factors include genetics, overdoing or under doing a skin care routine, using chemical laden products, skipping the moisturiser, the place you live, enlarged pores to name a few. The good news is that you can combat at least some of these issues with organic Indian skincare products for oily, acne-prone skin.
8 Organic Indian Skincare Products for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin
While I have used most of the products that I mention in the post, I would also like to add that there are some products that I have not tried, but have heard rave reviews for them.
Here are my top picks of organic Indian skincare products for oily, acne-prone skin.
#1. Cleanser/ Facewash
Deep cleanse and purify your oily and blemished skin with Omved Clear facewash – a blend of activated charcoal, hydrolyzed wheat proteins, healing extracts, and plant-derived cleansers. It deeply penetrates the skin to unclog skin pores and effectively removes deeply embedded dirt and other impurities leaving behind soft, smooth and fresh-looking skin. This ultra-gentle formulation refines skin complexion by lifting up dead skin cells, preventing acne and breakouts without over-drying the skin. Priced at INR 999, you can buy this mild face wash here.
#2. Mild Scrub
The Mamaearth Tea tree facewash that is specifically targetted for oily and acne prone skin. It is actualy a scrub that helps to gently exfoliate to buff away the dead cells to keep your skin looking soft and clean. Mamaearth Tea Tree Face Scrub is crafted with the goodness of traditional natural ingredients like Tea Tree and Neem. Together, they will keep your skin super healthy and acne-free. Naturally power-packed with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, Tea Tree purifies the skin while Neem and Tulsi soak up excess oil. Walnut Beads in the face scrub exfoliate gently while removing dirt off the skin’s surface. Make this scrub a part of your skincare routine and get the skin that you’ve always wanted. Priced at INR 399, you can buy this here.
I love the light spritz of the toners on my face that gives it an instant breath of fresh life. It makes my skin look nourished and hydrated. I like to use my toner after I cleansed my face and let it dry completely. When you are choosing from a range of organic Indian skincare products for oily, acne-prone skin, opt for the Bulgarian Rose Water Toner from Juicy Chemistry or the pure Rose water mist from Daughter Earth. Choose a toner with spray nozzle because you can spritz it on your face directly. You can use a toner any time of the day your skin feels oily or dull. Use the code Pratibha to get an extra discount.
#4. Facial Oil
It’s a popular myth that people with acne-prone skin cannot use facial oils. You can read my post on how to use facial oils here. The trick is to use a facial oil which has very low comedogenic value. Carrier oils like Argan oil and Marula are good for oily skin unless you have any allergies to them. I would highly recommend the carrier oils from Juicy Chemistry if you are picking up these carrier oils. Always carry out a patch test before you try any facial oil. Light facial oils like rosehip oil are also recommended for sensitive and oily and acne-prone skin. I would also recommend the cold pressed hemp seed oil from Juicy Chemistry as well for acne prone skin. Priced at INR 600, you can buy it here. Use the code Pratibha to get an extra discount.
While there are many serums available in the market, I can completely vouch for the Daughter Earth Eternal Youth Serum. I am on my fourth bottle and I use it primarily at night to give my skin the luxury it needs while I sleep. It’s light-weight, easily absorbable and you need less than 2-4 drops of the oils to completely massage and absorb it on your face and neck. It helps control oil production and you wake up to gorgeous skin. Priced at INR 1895, you can buy it here. You can use the code pratibha15off to get a flat 15% off on anything you buy at their site.
#6. Face Mask
Applying a face mask helps to control the acne and breakouts and control the oil production of the skin. Look up the pure multani mitti from Soap Square. Also known as fuller’s earth, multani mitti has been used to get rid of skin issues and achieve radiant, blemish-free skin since ages. Take a spoonful and mix it with any of their hydrosols or the pure aloe vera gel to make a mask and apply on the face and neck. Keep it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with luke warm water and pat dry. Priced at INR 450, you can buy it here. You can use the code pratibha10 to get a flat 10% off on anything you buy at their site.
#7. Cleansing Balm
If you are a make-up person, you surely need to cleanse your face completely before you start your skin care routine. One product that has been in my wish-list for the longest time is the cleansing balm from Earth Rhythm. I have heard so many rave reviews about it, but have never gotten around buying it. So, this is one product in the list that I haven’t tried at all, but I do hope I will soon! I am referring to the Pore Refining Cleansing Balm that gently exfoliates the skin as it cleans.
#8. Bathing Soap
Powered by antioxidant-rich Matcha, cooling Cucumber juice, and hydrating oils, this soap bar gently sloughs away acne-causing bacteria and impurities, reduces inflammation and scars without damaging the skin. Perfect for hot summer days, cooling cucumber also soothes away any skin irritations and improves skin’s firmness while the mint/basil combo provides the much-needed zing!
Made using the traditional cold process method, our soap retains all the vital plant nutrients during the manufacturing process and hence imparts maximum efficacy on application. Do try the cucumber, matcha & spearmint organic cold pressed soap by Juicy Chemistry to keep all your acne woes away. Priced at INR 550, you can buy this here. Use the code Pratibha to get an extra discount.
Having said this, these organic and completely chemical-free brands are a must try for oily and acne prone skin. Despite saying this, I repeat if your case is severe do visit a dermatologist and always do a patch test before you try a new product. These are my recommendations for organic Indian skincare products for oily, acne-prone skin. Have you tried any of the above products? Let us know in the comments below.