Best Affordable Skincare Products for Oily, acne-prone skin.

We all want that Natural healthy glowing skin! But Do you think expensive products are the only ones that deliver results? Absolutely not! Here we have compiled the best affordable skincare products for oily, acne-prone skin type that works wonders for your skin. 

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But before I get into the products, I want to call out some of the mistakes I see people with oily, acne-prone skin make:

Acids, scrubs, benzoyl peroxide, alcohols, face cleansing brushes…the list goes on and on. There are so many products geared towards those with oily, acne-prone skin that it seems obvious that a combination of them would help strip the skin. The truth is, it can make your skin worse, that it can cause inflammation, scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Just because you have oily skin, doesn’t mean you don’t need a moisturizer, you also want to replenish your skin. 

I find a lot of people who say they have oily skin or acne, eventually need to see a dermatologist to diagnose their issues. There could be an internal problem (hormones, diet, stress) or you could be dealing with fungus, rosacea, or other issues that need to be tackled by a doctor or at least brought to your attention.


Every college student’s favourite, Clean and Clear face wash is a great choice if you are on a strict budget. Like if all the oily skin that mimics those pan-fried momos you love, you go grab the pimple clearing variant of this product. Wondering how to get brighter skin for the date night, you have the clear fairness one for you. You are among those who always misses the morning energy then this one is for you. The face wash helps in removing all the dirt and excess oil from your skin and does not clog pores either. 

This fresh-foaming, 100% soap-free antibacterial cleansing gel is blended with extracts of neem leaves, ritha and kulanjan to remove impurities, prevent pimples and purify the complexion for clear, soft and pimple free skin. The best thing about this product is that

  • Pulls out impurities and cleanses the skin of impurities
  • Lathers richly
  • Reduces excess oil
  • Soap free
  • Makes skin refreshed

Dust, pollution and oily food that we live through impurities our skin leading to pimples / acne, that take away the beauty of your skin.  Neem leaf has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which is essential for oily and acne prone skin. The best part is that:

  • Known to reduce mild acne
  • Bearable fragrance
  • Foams rather well
  • Gives a cooling effect
  • Skin feels soft and supple
  • Controls excess oils
  • Purifies the skin thoroughly
  • Does not dry out oily-combination skin
  • Face appears fresh and not dull
  • Does not cause iritation on sensitive skin
  • Soap Free
  • Paraben free

Face Scrub

Himalaya’s Apricot Face Scrub gently exfoliates, smoothens, and lightens tan from the very first use. A powerful combination of natural skin toning, the effective exfoliating action of Papain and moisturising Vitamin E gives fresh and glowing skin.

  • Affordable enough to use even on hands and feet
  • Creamy and light texture
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Imparts instant brightness
  • Slowly but surely removes sun tan
  • Smells delicious
  • Deep cleanses the skin
  • Leaves your skin smooth and soft

Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan removal Scrub. The best thing about this is:

  • Budget friendly
  • Easily available
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Makes skin smooth and soft
  • Cleanses the skin
  • Unclogs pores
  • Does not cause breakouts
  • Suits all skin types
  • Do not irritate my sensitive skin
  • Removes tan on consistent usage
  • Best when used as a face pack

This is a very good scrub for oily skin. This scrub has a thick, creamy consistency which makes your scrubbing fun yet effective.The best thing i personally love about this product is 

  • Enriched with beneficial oil
  • nourishes your skin instantly
  • removes dead skin cells and dirt


This toner from Aroma Magic is antiseptic and alcohol free. Dab a little of it all over your skin and let your skin get all the hydration and nourishment it deserves. It restores the skin’s natural pH balance and provides radiance.  

The best part is that it is suitable for all skin types, specifically for those having oily skin and fits your budget

This Cucumber enriched toner from Biotique is antiseptic and alcohol free. Dab a little of it all over your skin and let your skin get all the hydration and nourishment it deserves. It restores the skin’s natural pH balance and provides radiance.  

The best part is that it is suitable for all skin types, specifically for those having oily skin and fits your budget.

Fabindia is such a popular and renowned brand. It contains salicylic acid which is effective on solving blemishes. It has neem extract which is a well-known anticeptic and anti-bacterial agent. Turmeric extract helps improving complexion and has antiseptic properties. Tea tree oil is also a famous anti-blemish agent.


This super lightweight beauty from Aroma gets absorbed quickly and gives me a very soft. This is non sticky or greasy and has a runny texture. Even for very sensitive, acne-prone skin and it doesn’t break out, neither did it add gallons of oil to my already oily face. It doesn’t give a drying matte finish either, just the right amount of hydration.

Pond’s light moisturizer is a light sensorial cream from Pond’s for soft, moisturized skin with non-oily fresh glow. It is enriched with vitamin e which moisturizes your skin from deep within. It contains glutamic acid which is an amino acid that is produced naturally in the human body, this helps to restore the moisture balance to keep the skin soft and smooth. The best part is that:

  • Light weight formula
  • Non greasy finish
  • Mild & pleasant fragrance
  • Gets absorbed quickly
  • No sticky feel or shine after application


Lacto Calamine Oil Balance Lotion is a water-based Lotion with Tri-action formula which removes excess oil and unclogs pores providing problem free skin. Its Kaolin Clay therapy absorbs excess oil from the face providing an oil-balanced look for up-to 8 hours*. The best thing: 

  • Contains Zinc oxide, Aloe and Glycerine
  • Lotion consistency
  • Controls excess oil
  • Mattifies the skin
  • No white cast
  • Soothes waxed/Threaded skin
  • Provides adequate hydration for oily skin
  • Gets absorbed easily
  • Non oily and non-sticky
  • Soothes and calms irritated skin and rashes
  • Brightens the skin
  • On consistent use, this helps reduce blackheads and blemishes
  • Helps tighten pores
  • Comes in two variants ‘Combination-oily skin’ AND ‘oily skin’

Black Head Remover

Neutrogena has been known for its great blackhead treatment products, so it’s no surprise that it would make it to our list. Their blackhead eliminating daily face scrub removes dead skin, dirt and grime that block pores and cause blackheads. It contains microbeads that exfoliate your skin to you give you smoother, blemish-free skin, while not being harsh.

This wonder balm by Innisfree especially targets blackheads. Unlike other products that target an aggressive technique, this balm removes blackheads gently. All you need to do is to gently massage this balm on the affected area and you’ll notice that your blackheads are right out of your face and on your fingers!

HipHop deep cleansing nose strips are designed to remove dirt, blackheads and oil instantly and painlessly. These amazing nose strips also unclog pores from the nose area. This is perfect for functions and hence is best affordable skin care products in India within the budget. The Best thing is:

  • Charcoal strips pull out dirt, oil, grime and other impurities
  • Provides instant and painless results
    100% natural extracts
  • Dermatologically & clinically tested
    Comes in a compact and travel-friendly packaging
  • Suitable for all skin types

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