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10 Best Face Cleansers That Are Built For Oily Skin

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Combating oily skin can sometimes be like emptying water from a boat that already has a hole in it — no matter how many buckets of water you throw out, you’re always left with more seeping in through somewhere. With summer hitting our skins, the oil mine continues to expand, taking over your face pretty much at every point of the day. Trust me, oily skin is a battle I fight every single day too.

In colder temperatures, where the weather is dry, oily skin can definitely be a lot more manageable…but God forbid you’re thrown into a furnace of heat and humidity, out comes the shine, and not in a good way. So what do you need to win this constant war?

Well, firstly a good skincare regime needs to put in place. This means, no skipping your 3-step cleanse-tone-moisturise routine — even if you woke up late, on the wrong side of the bed, and need to sprint for miles to get in time for work or class.

To kickoff the first part of your 3-step skincare regiment, here are 10 facial cleansers that will make you feel fresh, keep the texture of your skin shine-free, and most importantly, keep those sebum-influenced pores under control. Trust me when I say this — one of these will definitely be ‘the one’ for your face.


The Body Shop Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser (Rs 895)


Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser (Rs 1,187)


Avene Cleanance Gel (Rs 1,119)


Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser (Rs 110)


Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser (Rs 1,231)


Clean & Clear Acne Cleanser (Rs 952)


Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser (Rs 387)


Alpha-HH Triple Action Cleanser (Rs 2,198)


Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash (Rs 110)


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel (Rs 1,250)


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