Best face wash for oily skin(2022): Dermatologist recommended

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Best face wash for oily skin(2022): Dermatologist recommended

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

A good face wash can prevent greasy and tired look of oily skin. On regular use, it should reduce open pores, blackheads and pimples.

Tips to find face wash for oily skin

-Face wash for oily skin are transparent because they do not have many moisturisers.

-Foaming is essential for oily skin cleanser.

-Your face wash should remove excess oils from your skin, without making it over dry. Your skin should feel normal (not dry or oily) after using it.

Tea tree oil, salicylic acid, neem, Zinc etc. in your face wash can help get rid of acne.

-It should be free of comedogenic ingredients, sulphates and parabens.


Dermatocare team scanned the ingredient list of popular brands of face wash for oily skin. Here is the list of face wash for oily skin that fits our criteria of being safe, effective and worth every penny spent by you. We recommend reading our full review before making a choice.

10. The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Wash

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing face wash is suitable for oily skin type prone to acne because it has well-known anti-acne ingredient, tea tree oil. It also has Panthenol and Allantoin to soothe your skin.

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

Overal rating: 8.5/10

9. Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser


Best Buy for Budget friendly shoppers living in polluted cities

Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser is Paraben and Sulphate free face wash. It can control pimples with help of Zinc gluconate and Lauric 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.

Recommended for oily skin

Overall rating: 9/10

8. Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash

Recommended for very oil skin prone to clogged pores.

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash has 2% salicylic acid(BHA). BHA 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 and sooting ingredients in this face wash- Aloe vera, Allantoin, Chamomile extracts.

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

Overall rating: 9/10

7. Mama-earth Tea Tree Foaming Face Wash

Best in budget

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

6. SebaMed Cleansing Foam

Best Buy for Sensitive skin

If your face get dry 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.

Sebamed Clear Foam Face Wash is water based face wash that can help in reducing acne in dry to combunation skin types. It has a unique surfactant that can assist in removing the acne-causing bacteria, and it has a pH of 5.5 that is favorable for your skin. 

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

Overall ranking: 9.5/10

5. Cetaphil PRO DermaControl Wash

Best buy for acne prone skin

Cetaphil PRO DermaControl Wash is good for acne prone skin. You can switch to this face wash if your skin is getting dry because of use of salicylic acid or retinoids. Zinc Gluconate and Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate soothe your skin. While hydrating glycerine base might help in retaining your skin barrier. However, it is not strong enough for very oily skin.

Recommended for: Combination to slightly oily skin with acne

Overall Rating- 9.5/10

4. Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan

Recommended for oily non-sensitive skin type prone to acne.


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Forest 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

3. Bioderma Sebium 


Bioderma Sebium is a perfect face wash for oily skin with ingredients to control oil secretion and acne. test it is gentle on skin.  The presence of lactic acid has exfoliation properties while Zinc sulphate controls acne.

Recommended for oily and sensitive skin

Overall rating: 9/10

2. Cera Ve Renewing SA Cleanser 


Acne and sensitive skin is not a good combo to have. Most acne products make your skin sensitive leading to more breakouts. Cera Ve Renewing SA cleanser is an exception. It gently exfoliates your skin with salicylic acid and gluconolactone, and at the same time repairs your skin barrier with the help of ceramides

Overall Rating: 9.5/10

1. Home made 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.

Overall rating: 9.5/10

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