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best face washes for oily or combination skin

best face wash for oily or combination skin, Dermalogica India


What Is Oily or Combination Skin?

If you’re constantly having to wipe off a layer of oil from your skin, especially your T-zone, it means your skin is producing excess sebum that can leave your pores clogged, and that your skin is oily. If only parts of your skin feel greasy while others, like you cheek and forehead feel taut, you likely have combination skin. 

How to Choose a Face Wash for Oily or Combination Skin

Always keep in mind your skin type when choosing a cleanser, as that is one of the most important products in your skin care kit. Look for oil-free, alcohol-free, gel- or water-based foaming cleansers that will get rid of the excess sebum and leave your skin clean and fresh. Natural botanical ingredients like Quillaja Saponaria, lavender extracts and balm mints help cleanse and soothe the skin. Beware, though, of cleansers that work too hard and therefore strip off even the natural moisture of your skin, leaving it taut and dry. 

Best Cleansers for Oily or Combination Skin

Dermalogica has cleansers and face washes that are specifically suited to oily or combination skin, such as:

special cleansing gel

This soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions, but is best suited for oily and combination skin types. The refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. This iconic cleanser, which contains naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria, gently rinses away toxins and debris to leave the skin feeling smooth and clean. Lightweight and mild enough to use every day, it also features calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts to soothe the skin.


We strongly recommend you upgrade your skin care regimen to include double cleansing, and you can start that with the Precleanse. This deep-cleansing oil melts make-up and impurities from skin to give you ultra clean and healthy-looking skin. It thoroughly melts away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day. 

breakout clearing foaming face wash

Ideal for younger, teen skin that is prone to breakouts and clogged pores, this cleanser deep cleans and purifies skin, and can be used twice daily. It is a breakout-fighting, foaming wash, which clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts. Use on your face, back, neck -- wherever the skin requires deep cleaning and pore clearing for fewer breakouts.

dermal clay cleanser

The deep-cleansing clay formula in this face wash purifies oily skin. Water-soluble kaolin and green clays combine with purifying extracts of sambucus, ivy and lemon to remove excess oils and refine the skin’s texture, resulting in clean, clear, healthy skin.

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