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Best Moisturizer for Acne prone skin

Best Moisturizer for Acne prone skin

As winter is here lot of people who actually do not use any moisturizer or cream starts to think about it. So here is the list of my favorite moisturizer for acne prone skin available in india. This list contains moisturizer for oily as well as dry skin.
1) Neutrogena combination skin moisturizer
Price299 rs 118 ml
Neutrogena combination skin moisturizer
This is already much raved product and yes it is worth it. It is best for oily to combination skin people. It is non greasy, non oily moisturizer gives perfect moisturzation to your skin without making it oily or greasy. It has non comedogenic formula. It is best among all moisturizer.
2)Kaya skin clinic anytime moisturizing cream
Price -553 rs for 50 ml
Kaya skin clinic anytime moisturizing cream
It is very light weight non greasy cream perfect for dry as well as oily skin people in winter. It is mildly comedogenic in nature. It contains three mildly comedogenic ingredients but if you are not prone to acne easily then you must give it a try. Although price seems high but tub will last for three four months. If it suits you then very good option to try as morning as well as night cream.

3)Omved ultralight moisturizer

Price – 590rs for 100 ml
Omved ultralight moisturizer
Omved is an herbal brand. It is light weight moisturizer have non greasy formula for normal to oily skin people. It is free from parabens, silicone and sulphates. It contains Jojoba oil , Kaushal and Aloe Vera best for acne prone skin. Only downside of this product is its price. Currently it is only available online.
4)Callan moisturising lotion by adroit
Price- 290 rs
This was prescribed to me by my dermatologists. It is very light weight, non comedogenic, oil free formula. It is best suited for combination to oily skin. It is very good option to use while using any acne treatment. It reduces dryness and irritation caused by acne treatment. Only issue is availability. It is available in selected medical stores.

5)Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

Price – 450rs for 50 ml

Plum Green Tea Mattifying Moisturizer

It is light weight moisturizer gives proper hydration to your skin. Even though it is moisturiser still it is mattifying. It  has paraben free, sls free non comedogenic formula. It is very good option for oily acne prone skin. It contains glycolic acid and green tea. Glycolic acid helps keep skin clear. Green tea extracts act against the acne formation process
6)Kaya Skin Clinic Acne Free Purifying Nourisher
Price – 680 for 50 ml
Kaya Skin Clinic Acne Free Purifying Nourisher
It is a non-greasy water based moisturizer that hydrates the skin and makes it supple. It is a part of kaya skin clinic acne treatment and all the products are very good. Although the price seems very High but it will last for good three four months. It contains Aloe Vera gel and Almond oil both of which are good in providing skin hydration. This product not only moisturise your skin but also help reducing acne as the name suggest.
7)Sebamed moisturizing cream
Price- 585 rs
Sebamed moisturizing cream
Sebamed is an international brand . This lotion is best suited for oily acne prone skin. It has water based non comedogenic formula best suited for sensitive, normal to oily skin. It contains vitamin e  and  PH value 5.5 for healthy skin. I think it is also a very good option for dry skin people for every day use.
8)Cetaphil moisturizing lotion
Price- 350 rs 60 ml
Firstly it is mildly comedogenic product contains mildly comedogenic ingredients. In winters people with oily skin and acne do need some good moisturization. That is why I have included it in the list. It is very good for dry skin people. If your skin does not breakout easily then this is a very good option to try this winter. This is meant for all skin types. This is clinically tested provide long hydation without clogging pores.
9) Proactive green tea Moisturizer
Price- 800 rs 30 ml
Proactive green tea Moisturizer
You must have seen the Proactive add on TV. It has three steps acne solution kit.  Proactive green tea Moisturizer is quite soothing and non greasy. It is very good option for oily skin. Main con of this product is the price and availability. Currently it is only available online.

10)Clean and clear balancing moisturizer oil free formula

Price- 80 rs
Clean and clear balancing moisturizer oil free formula
It is 100 % oil free moisturiser. It is the cheapest among all and is best suited for oily acne prone skin. Very nice good to go Moisturizer for daily use in all season. Silky, smooth texture of this moisturiser blends with your skin easily. Also product claims to reduce acne and pimples.
11)Eucerin Dermo purifier hydrating care
Price – 700 to 800 rs
Eucerin Dermo purifier hydrating care
Eucerin  is an international brand . The best thing about this brand is they made non comedogenic oil free products best for acne prone skin. This is very good light weight moisturizer make your skin soft and smooth. It contains liquorice extract with anti-bacterial decandiol and sebum-regulating carnitine. This product moisturise your skin at the same time take care of acne. This product is available online only on and currently. But if you can get hands on this brand then this is very good brand for acne prone skin.
Also other natural moisturizer for oily skin is Aloe Vera . I do not generally trust Aloe Vera gel from market. I have plant in my house. I cut the plant and apply juice all over my face. I read somewhere that pure Aloe Vera juice is not to be used although not sure. So no comments on that. I use it directly and it worked pretty good for me
Skin care routine for acne prone skin

Skin care regimen for acne prone skin/Skin care routine for acne prone skin

skin care routine for acne prone skin
No matter what you do acne will not vanish overnight. Good skin care routine for acne prone skin will not only reduce the acne but make sure to prevent it.
Products you will be needing
1)Face wash
Ahaglow face wash
Price – 117 rs 50 gm
Or Saslic face wash
Price – 165 rs for 60 ml
2) Moisturizer
Neutrogena combination skin moisturizer
Price -299 for 118 ml
3)Acne spot treatment
 Benzoyl per oxide
Benzac Ac 2.5%  – 67 rs for 20 gm
4) Sunscreen
Suncrose sunscreen by sun pharmaceutical
Price -275 for 100 ml
5) Mild face wash
Cetaphil cleansing lotion by Gladerma
Price – 149 rs for 85 ml
6) Dark spot treatment
Tretinoin Retino A 0.0025 %
7)Toner (Optional)
Kaya skin clinic purifying Toner
Price –  325 rs 100 ml
All these products above are non comodegenic and most of them are recommended by dermatologists. Before trying out any new products you should always do a patch test before.
Morning time Skin care routine for acne prone skin
1) Wash your face with cetaphil cleansing lotion. If you feel your skin looks very oily or dirty then only use any of the face washes stated above. Salicylic acid in saslic face wash can irritate your skin in this case try Ahaglow face wash with glycolic acid. At first use these face washes on alternate day then slowly moving to  daily.
2)Spray some Kaya skin clinic purifying toner on your face and let it dry for 5 minutes. This step is totally optional if you have always used toner then you can use it.
3)Dot some moisturizer onto your skin and gently massage it. Both Neutrogena and Clarina are very good. You can use any of these.
4)Put on a sunscreen. This is the most important step , don’t miss this step. Always put on sunscreen 15 minutes before stepping out in Sun. If you  are going under any acne treatment then Sunscreen is must.
 Sometimes you feel like washing your face thrice a day especially in summer. Use Cetaphil cleansing  milk  for that purpose because using more face wash can dry out your skin .
Night time skin care routine for acne prone skin
1) Wash your face with any of the face washes above. If you had put on makeup, make sure to remove all the makeup properly.
 For girls with heavy makeup I suggest to use Olive oil or Johnson/Himalaya baby oil to remove makeup. Apply oil all over your face and massage it gently. Wipe it with cotton pad. Following this wash your face with face wash, this will make sure all the makeup is removed  properly.
2) Put on some moisturizer if requires. If  your skin is very oily you can skip this steps especially in summer or can apply it only in dry patches.
3)Apply BENZOYL peroxide ointment on affected area.
4)If you have any acne spots from old acne apply very thin layer of retinoid cream Tretinoin Retino A 0.0025 % and gently massage it.
We will suggest you to wait for some days like Two to three weeks then start with spot treatment. Retinoids are quit harsh and can irritate your skin easily. So firstly start to use it on alternate days and then moving it to daily.
If retinoids are harsh for you skin,  you can use Kojivit gel for your dark spots.
People suffering from huge acne problem may need to add acne treatment in their morning routine. Use Adalpene  gel – (Adalpene Differin  and Epiduo gel by Gladerma ) treatment on affected area. Once it gets dried up, apply thin layer of moisturizer following it with sunscreen liberally before stepping out in sun. Skip the Toner in this case.
Also check Skin Care routine for dry acne prone skin
Let us know your skin care routine for acne prone skin.
Disclaimer  – This is our personal opinion. Always ask your dermatologists before using medicated acne products. Always do a patch test before trying out any new product.
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face washes for acne prone skin

Best face washes for acne prone skin

There are ton of company s who created face washes for acne prone skin. Lot of company s claim to have all the natural ingredients like neem, tea tree oil in it. Personally  I don’t rely on face washes to clear acne. According to me you need a good skin care routine to get clear skin. But it is essential part of the skin care routine. Below are the best face washes for acne prone skin.

1) Aha glow face wash



Price- 117 rs 50 gm

Active ingredients- Aloe vera 5 %,  Glycolic Acid 1.5 %, Vitamin E 0.01%

This is the best face wash for oily acne prone skin. Perfect composition of Glycolic acid and aloe vera make it worth. There are other face washes in market with higher percentage of Glycolic acid but this works best. Without over drying or over peeling it will help your skin to fight acne . Similar face wash is Tone and Glow face wash. But I will skip it in winter season as I already have a dry skin.
2) Garneir neem face wash

face washes for acne prone skin

Price- 60 rs for small bottle

Active Ingredients-neem, tulsi

This is good budget face wash for oily acne prone skin.It contains neem in it which is great for acne.
3) Patanjali Rose neem face wash  and patanjali orange aloe face wash

face washes for acne prone skin


Price- 1) 60 rs for 60 gm

2)45 rs for 60 gm

Active ingredients – Neem, Rose, aloe, orange

Best part about these face washes are they will clean your face like anything  without drying it out. After using these face washes you will feel clean, refreshed and there will be a glow on your skin. Continuous usage of this will help you with your acne to some extent. These are really good option for the girls who is on budget routine. You should definitely give it a try.

4) Derma dew acne soap

face washes for acne prone skin.
Price  – 149 rs for 75 gm

Active ingredients –  salicylic acid, manuka concentrate, willow extract, tea tree oil, olive extract etc

This soap was suggested by my Dermatologists . Best soap ever I have tried for acne. It is very smooth, non drying will clean your face  properly. Continuous use of it will definitely clear your acne giving your face a texture. As this is a medicated soap you can buy it from medical stores near you.
5) Lotus herbal tea tree clove cinnamon face wash


Price – 118 rs

Active ingredients –  Neem slices

This is a best face wash for oily skin people in winter and for combination to dry skin people in summer. Unlike other acne face washes it is very gentle still clean your face properly. It will not clear your acne dramatically but will help you to reduce it to some extent. You should definitely try it.

6)Vedic line neem and bramhi face wash


Price -125 rs for 120 ml

Active Ingredients – water, neem oil, tea tree oil, camaphor
This is good budget for wash. Neem and tea tree oil makes it best for acne prone skin.
Although this can be drying in harsh winters but is very good to use in summers.
7) Saslic face wash by Cipla
Price -165 rs for  60 ml
Active Ingredients – salicilyc acid 1%
 This is medicated face wash and are widely available in medical stores.
This is a product of well-known brand Cipla. Salicilyc acid is best acne fighting ingredient but too much use of it can lead to irritation and skin dryness. There is one other variant that is saslic ds that has 2% of salicylic acid. But 2% percent can cause irritation for sensitive skin people hence  go first wit 1% salicilyc acid.
8) Cetaphil cleansing lotion
 Price – 149 rs for 125 ml
Active ingredients – Cetyl Alcohol IP 2.650%w/w, Stearyl Alcohol IP 0.260%w/w
As name stated it is not a regular face wash but a face cleanser. It will not lather up at all that makes it perfect for dry skin but it is also very good for oily skin people. It is very mild and gentle though work very well on acne. It is recommended by many  dermatologists.
Only con of this face cleanser is that it will not lather up at all so you will need another face cleanser as a backup.
9) Neutrogena acne face wash
 Price  – 499 s for 175 ml
Active ingredients – salicilyc Acid
This oil-free formula gently cleanses deep down into pores for clear skin. It contains Salicylic Acid to get rid of acne you have now and help prevent future breakouts. Special skin soother help prevent irritation hence over drying. Skin is left clean, residue-free and never oily.
10)Kaya skin clinic purifying cleanser
Price –  390rs for 100 ml
Active ingredients – salicylic Acid
Although the price seems high it will last up to three mont which is very good. Purifying cleanser for a clear, oil-free and healthier looking skin. It gently cleanses the pores from deep within, removing excess oil, dirt and impurities. It contains salicylic acid with acne fighting properties that help reduce acne and prevent future breakouts. Unique skin conditioners ensure that skin doesn’t feel stretched and dry.  A must have for clear, oil-free and healthier looking skin.

Also check Best acne treatments available in India

My skin care routine for acne prone skin-Night

Skin care routine for acne prone skin

Hi all,
Today I am going to write about my night-time skin care  routine.An acne prone skin always require special is very important to follow night-time skin care routine because while sleeping our skin renew its s cells.My night time routine is pretty simple and basic.

1)Makeup -Figaro olive oil

 I use Figaro olive oil for my makeup removal.I do not wear makeup on daily basis but whenever I do, I use olive oil if not then coconut oil .I liberally apply oil on my face and massage it. It  melts makeup like anything.Then I wipe it with cotton pad.This is the best way to remove makeup.

2)Face wash- Panajali Rose Face Wash

Price -45 rs

After oil, I wash my face with face wash.In night I usually use heavy/more foaming face wash due to all the dirt and pollution our face collect in day time.In my way to office there is heavy traffic and pollution. Currently I am using Patanjali’s rose face wash in the evening and I am really liking it for non drying part. I have also used Garnier neem face wash before this I have liked that also.

3) Moisturizer – Juicy chemistry lavender honey skin renewal cream

Price-150 rs for 15 gm.

I have just recently bought this product.It is very good product and did not break me out. I wanted to use something natural and anti aging.It is always advisable to start using anti aging products in your twenties only. I really like how it will make my skin soft the next morning. But it is quite heavy and oily. You just need the slightest amount. This is not my holy grail night-time moisturizer. I am looking for another anti aging cream or simple night-time moisturizer. But I will recommend this to all people with dry skin as it is made up of all natural ingredients. Sometimes I just use Neutrogena combination skin moisturizer for lazy days.

4) Treatment Juicy chemistry stop the spot serum

Price-  400 rs for 10 ml

It has helped me lot with my acne and improved my skin tone. It is made up of all the natural ingredients. Ingredients like clove oil,turmeric oil,argon oil, neem oil etc. I really like to use oils on my face I have used tea tree oil,olive oil and almond oil that is the reason I bought it . I apply it all over my face after Moisturizer.Right now this my favorite product in my care routine.It has faded my acne spots,reduced acne and made my skin tone even.After started using this lot of people have asked me about the treatment I am undergoing.I will definitely recommend this product to all. I am already on my second bottle. Even though it is oil based product, it does not make your skin oily.

5)Tropical treatment – Benzoyl peroxide Benzac AC 2 .5%

Price-Unable to find it. may be 70 rs.

This the tropical ointment suggested by my dermatologist for acne.It is spot treatment for acne.It is made of benzoyl peroxide which is very well-known for antibacterial properties that is acne treatment. I do not use it on daily basis.I only use it when I suddenly get bumpy pimple.I apply it after my moisturizer and will skip the serum.
There are a lot of tropical treatment for acne like clindamycin phosphate gel,and salicylic acid . More use of salicylic acid has dried out my skin very badly so I switched to benzac.
The only problem with these tropical treatments are after sometime your skin will get used these treatments and that will reduce it effects.That is why I don’t use it on daily basis.

This is current skin care routine  basic, simple and affordable.

Skin Care routine for acne prone skin/Daily beauty regime in for dry acne prone skin -Morning


Hi All,

To get flawless and beautiful skin you must follow a skin care routine.I know getting the right products for your skin is a pain .That is why I am sharing with you my current skin care routine.This is the  routine I follow in monsoon or winter season.

This as helped me lot to clear my acne nut also to maintain my skin moisture and glow.As you know using a lot of acne products can make your skin dry,dull and dehydrated. That is why good balance of the products is necessary.

Ok enough of talk.Lets get started

1)Face wash-Cetaphil cleansing lotion for sensitive skin

Price-150 rs for 125 ml

Hands down this is my favorite cleansing lotion in all face washes especially in winter.It will just clean your face without ripping of moisture from it.Also I like to mention other budget face wash, it is Patanjali’s Rose face wash.It is not a fancy face wash but what i like about this face wash is it will clean your face without making it very dry.So it is very suitable for dry skin beauties in summer.As it contains neem in it it will help fighting acne.It has helped me with acne to some extent.Also it will give you subtle glow on continuous usage.

2)Toner-Kaya skin clinic purifying toner

Price-325 rs for 100 ml

Though the price seems high but it will last for good three to four months .This is the first toner I have ever tried and I always get back to this toner. This is very refreshing,non irritating,non alcoholic toner.It does not dry out my skin like other toners.It has mandelic acid as its main content.It has cleared my skin to good extent .That is why I just love this toner.

3) Moisturizer-There are two of my favorite moisturizer I like to mention ere

Cetaphil moisturizing cream

price-326 rs or 80 gm

This is very good day to day moisturizer. It is non greasy and non comodegenic moisturizer very good for people with sensitive skin.

Lotus herbal’s Nutramoist skin renewal daily moisturizing cream

Price-370 rs for 60 gm

Though the price seems high but it will last for good three months. Little goes long.I have just recently started using this moisturizer and follow en love with it.It is very good for people with dry/Normal skin.It is also very good for oily skin beauties in winter.It is very light weight moisturizer sink quickly into the skin.It has very light smell which will go away after some time.It has given me subtle glow and made my dry patches disappear. But the main point what I liked about it is ,it did not broke me out.


Suncrose by sun pharmacy SPF 26

Price-275 rs

This has been recommended by my dermatologists. Both me and my husband love this sunscreen.It is very good non oily water based sunscreen.It will also help moisturizing your skin to some extent.It does not leave white cast on your face like many other sunscreen.No need to tell that it is non comodegenic. I may sound weird but it has also helped me to reduce my acne .It has improved my skin texture as well.It is my HG sunscreen.

There are other two things that i do twice weekly those are scrubbing and face pack

5)Scrub-Juicy Chemistry wheatgrass, naroli scrub for scarred skin

Price-300 rs for 25 gm

This is my current favorite scrub.It is made of all natural ingredients.Unlike other scrub it does not dry out my skin.After using this my skin feel fresh and glowvy. Glow remains for good two days.It has helped me to good extent to reduce my acne scars and dark spots.I just love this for that.I think you should definitely try this out.

6)Face pack-Juicy Chemistry Tea tree  and charcoal face pack for acne and blackhead

Price-300 rs for 25 gm

All the Juicy Chemisrty products are made with 100% natural products. Its again very good face pack.After applying this you will feel cooling tingling session on your skin.As it claims it has reduced my acne a lot.And it is non drying that is very good for dry as well as oily skin beauties because face pack can be very drying sometimes.This is my current Favorited face pack.


Thats it. This is all I do in my skin care routine.No fancy products.Let me know if you want dedicated reviews to all the products above.


How I got rid of acne…My Acne Story

Before starting my post i would like to introduce myself. I am 28 year old software engineer. I have suffered from acne for almost 12 years and I am still struggling. But now I get acne occasionally. I can say I came down from 100% to 30 % if I can talk in percentage :P.

So I would like to share my experience with people who are suffering  from acne from long  time. Because I know having  acne is frustrating sometimes. It can demotivate you. I had acne all my college year,high school year when every girl wants to look beautiful. So lets get started with how I got rid of acne or cleared my skin.

1)Understanding your skin type-

OK I agree I had oily skin with acne but i learned it hard way that your skin will work differently in different weather.

So I had oily skin but as I am approaching my thirties it is now getting more dehydrated and dry.

What I did only was made it worse by adding more and more drying product. Now I have added balanced products to control oil on my face but moisturize my face as well. you can check My skin care routine for acne prone skin.

2)Using more natural products-

Yes this is a tip you  have heard from everyone. But it does not hurt to get reminded. All the natural products are packed with vitamins and with other essential stuff. With this goodness of nature you can definitely clear the acne. Look at DIY acne treatment/Homemade facial for acne prone skin

3)Building right skin care routine and following it extensively-

Use the product according to the season.Now I do not use oil removing face wash in winter as my skin is already dry. I know getting the right products for your skin is very difficult . Skin care products should not always supposed to be high end products. You can set effective skin care with drugstore products also.

4) Using Oils-

I know sounds socking but it is true. Even if you have oily skin it does not mean you can not use oils.I came to know about tea tree oil through internet. It has changed my skin texture and helped reduce my acne. Also I really like to use Almond and Olive oil in my skin care routine.I will write different post dedicated how i use oils in my skin care.

5)Not touching your acne /Pimple-

YA YA you have heard this a lot. But trust me this works.

6)Being Positive-

This is very difficult thing to do rather say.But by following all the good things you will definitely get a clear skin.

JUST hang in there.

Also refer- Skin care regimen for acne prone skin/Skin care routine for acne prone skin

Home remedies for acne prone skin /acne scars