10 Best Herbal Face Wash for Sensitive Skin in India
Summers are fast approaching, and people like me, who have sensitive skin, know how difficult a season it can be for your skin. You can’t step out of your house without slapping on loads of sunscreen; you’re always looking for gentle products that won’t dry out your skin, cause itching,redness or rashes. Trust mother Nature to take care of your delicate skin! Check out our curated list of the best herbal face wash, made especially for your sensitive skin.
1. Kama Ayurveda Sensitive Skin Cleansing Foam
Price: INR 795/50 ml
This featherweight, gentle foam-based face wash is oh-so-good for sensitive skin. A couple of pumps is enough to remove dirt, grime and sweat without stripping any of your skin’s natural oils.
Ingredients: This herbal face wash combines the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of Sandalwood Oil, intense hydration and soothing, cooling properties of cold-pressed Aloe vera extract and restorative miracle of Calendula.
What we love: Great for sensitive, itchy or irritated skin. Using this twice a day visibly reverses damage due to pollution. The fragrance is not intense, and lingers on for a fresh feeling. The lather is airy and light, washing off without much scrubbing—a great advantage for sensitive skin.
What we don’t like too much: At ₹795 for a 50 ml bottle, it’s quite pricey as compared to its counterparts in the market.
2. **Trnatva Herbal Facial Cleanser | Dry to Normal skin
Price: INR 295/ 26 gm
Grandma’s secret recipe ubtan meets this modern rendition of facial cleanser. This all- herbal face wash is specially crafted for deep cleansing and nourishing sensitive skin. It’s a powder-based, soap free formulation. Simply need to mix 1/4th tsp of this cleanser with water, make into a paste, massage gently on the skin for a couple of minutes, and rinse off with tepid water. And voilà! Welcome your baby soft skin, naturally.
Ingredients: It’s got skin-loving natural ingredients, full of antioxidants and antibacterial properties. 100% vegan, cruelty free ayurvedic formulation made with pure Haritaki, Bibitaki, Chamomile and Hibiscus.
Scientific names: Cicer arietinum, Matricaria chamomilla, Rosa, Terminalia chebula, Withania somnifera, Hibiscus rosa sinensis, Trigonella foenum graecum, Laurus nobilis
What we love: This face wash boosts your natural glow; beats tanning and dullness, and deep cleanses your skin gently. The formulation is a great ally for dry skin. Being soap free, you can use it as a gentle exfoliator and face massager. Make this face wash a part of your pristine skin care routine! Available to buy on Earthy Selections website.
3. **Seer Secrets Lemon Shorea Cinnamon Sebum Retarding Facial Cleanser
Price: INR 309/100 ml
An Earthy Selections specialty, this cleanser is all you need to pamper your face. It’s a gentle creamy concoction that clears oil, dead skin and pollutants build-up.Ingredients: It has the light acidity of Lemon and cinnamon extracts, whose exfoliating enzymes retain skin’s pH balance, unclogging the pores and balancing sebum production.
What we love: While it’s recommended for combination/oily skin, it’s gentle enough and just as effective for sensitive skin. This ultimate sebum retarding face wash clarifies and detoxifies your skin without drying it out, also reducing fine lines. Available to buy on Earthy Selections website.
4. WOW Skin Science Coconut Hydrating Face Wash with Built-In Face Brush
Price: INR 249/100ml
Trivia time! Coconut water contains all the minerals and electrolytes that your body essentially needs. This face wash, infused with coconut water and fortified with additional herbal ingredients cleanses and moisturises your skin. Pamper your sensitive skin with a couple of pumps of this brilliant herbal Face Wash, which removes deep-seated dirt and grime from the skin and improves skin texture.
Ingredients: A hydrating formulation with coconut water, aloe vera extract, pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E, that maintains the pH balance of the skin, while clarifying pores and preventing acne breakouts.
What we love: Soap-free, non-greasy, deep-cleansing and hydrating formulation evens out skin tone while improving its texture. It maintains the skin’s natural sebum balance, keeping it feeling plump and not tight after washing. This pack has sufficient quantity, so it goes a long way before you buy your next face wash.
5. **Innila Skin Whitening & Anti-Acne Foaming Face Wash
Price: INR 299/100 ml
People with acne and sensitive to combination skin are going to love this face wash. Powered with glycolic acid and salicylic acid, which are naturally occurring skin-friendly compounds, it gently removes the last traces of dust, grime and make-up residue, yet retaining the inherent moisture of the skin.
Ingredients: The face wash contains Glycolic Acid, an AHA that is found naturally in sugarcane and certain fruits. It penetrates into the skin intensively and effectively; its gentle exfoliating action suppresses fine lines & corrects uneven skin tone. It’s also a good Moisturizer. Salicylic acid, found in certain vegetables like tomatoes, can penetrate into the oily skin and clogged pores. Citric acid, naturally sourced from citrus fruits, has antioxidant properties that helps in reversing photodamage.
Why we love it: This Earthy Selections product works wonders on oily, combination or sensitive skin prone to pimples. This visibly clears acne marks, fine lines and blackheads.
What’s more, the glycolic/salicylic acid combo fights signs of Aging, leaving skin firmer and supple to the touch. Buy this wonderful cleanser on Earthy Selections website.
6. **Trnatva Coco Rosy Cleansing Balm
Price: INR 295/20 gm
One big no-no for sensitive skin is mechanical scrubbing. Many cleansers contain grainy particles that may aggravate rashes or acne, especially for delicate skin. This gentle, soap-free oil based face wash is a delightful product, which lifts off dirt and grime without hurting the skin. Use it as a face wash or a makeup remover, and see your skin glow!
Ingredients: This unique face cleanser is made with pure Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, and has infusions of Indian Rose & Hibiscus extracts, the symbols of ethereal beauty. This combination is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and moisturising, seeping into your facial skin layer for ultra-deep hydration.
Scientific names: Cocos nucifera, Hibiscus rosa sinensis, Rosa, Cera alba, Beta vulgaris, Vitamin E
Why we love it: This carefully concocted face wash is best for cleansing dry, flaky, sensitive skin. Its active bio-ingredients don’t dry out the skin like other chemical cleansers, so you can be sure to buy this perfect skincare solution for daily use.
You only need to take a pea-sized amount of this cleansing balm; warm it up by rubbing between your fingers. Massage with it on your face gently, until all the makeup and dirt breaks down. This 100% natural, vegan product is safe to use around eyes as well. Wipe off with a damp towel and rinse thoroughly with water. This wonderful cleanser is available to buy on Earthy Selections website.
7. MCaffeine Naked & Raw Coffee Face Wash
Price: INR 349/100 ml
Coffee lovers are bound to love this unique blend of pure Arabica coffee and other natural ingredients. It is handcrafted to give you a fresh, younger-looking, clear skin that breathes free.
Ingredients: Pure arabica coffee with an added caffeine kick, blended with white water lily for soothing inflammation, aloe vera for treating dark spots, and seaweed extract for evening out skin tone.
Why we love it: This face wash is a brilliant blend that invigorates your skin, boosting collagen production, cellulite suppression, and of course deep-cleansing and rejuvenating. A sporty and fresh fragrance, this unisex face wash is great for oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin.
8. **Seer Secrets Honey & Geranium Pore- Refining Multi-Cleanser
Price: INR 309/100 ml
This lightweight cleansing gel-based cleanser is by far the best herbal face wash that caresses your dry sensitive skin with the goodness of honey and geranium. Use it to experience a well-rounded skincare routine.
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Ingredients : This herbal face wash is a gel combining pure honey and geranium herb extracts. Honey, a humectant, locks in moisture in skin. With powerful bio-nutrients, antioxidants and mild surfactants, it thoroughly cleanses your skin leaving it soft and smooth.
What we love: The formulation tones the skin pores while mildly removing dirt and grime. It’s a multi-tasking powerful product that you can use as a regular face wash or a makeup remover, with other great features like antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties. It’s truly a value buy at just over INR 300/100 ml: a travel-friendly, all-purpose cleanser, available to buy on Earthy Selections website.
9. **BodyCafé Charcoal Tea Tree Face Wash
Price: INR 650/200 ml
Another Earthy Selections brand in this list, we recommend this face wash because of how effectively it clears the damaging impact of pollutants on your skin. Charcoal literally wipes off grime from your face, giving you a fresh look even after a long, tiring day at work.
Ingredients: Activated charcoal lifts impurities deep-set in skin pores; tea tree oil, a natural toner and antiseptic; Almond oil and Shea butter, which keep your skin moisturised and plump; aloe vera gel, with its cooling and healing properties.
Why we love it: This face wash is unisex product; not too harsh, but powerful enough to clear excessive sebum. It has this refreshing, tingly after-feel that is sure to energise you. Sensitive skin will react favourably with this. Buy this wonderful cleanser on Earthy Selections website.
10. Mamaearth Retinol Face Wash With Retinol & Bakuchi For Fine Lines And Wrinkles
Price: INR 399/150 ml
A true time-turner, this Face Wash is the elixir of youth you need. It deep-cleanses, and accelerates skin cell turnover, that fights signs of aging: age spots, fine lines and wrinkles; all too naturally!
Ingredients: This herbal face wash has at its soul the warrior against aging—retinol. It contains bakuchi seed extract, a blood purifier, that brings out the rosy glow you need.
What we love: This face wash is perfect for older users, thanks to its elasticity restoring, collagen-boosting properties. It diminishes age spots and blemishes, thanks to bakuchi whose antioxidants help fade hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
We have curated this list based on a number of factors, including: the ingredients, the particular skin conditions on which the products work best, and of course the value for your money. As you will observe, Earthy Selections has in its repertoire handmade organic products, that are not only great for sensitive skin, but also easy on the budget. Choose these