Top 10 Best Skin Creams For Indian Skin
Most of us take a lot of time to pick up skin cream while shopping. We have the tendency to gather many creams and compare the ingredients, effects, advantages and prices until finally finalizing on one. That psychology most of us cannot help.
Today we have a lot of options in the market when it comes to beauty care products. They are out there based on parameters like skin types, tones and ethnicities.
Talking about India, the nation’s cosmetic market is also flooded with numerous options. Here is a list of the top 10 best skin creams mostly used by people in India.
1. Nivea Creme
Nivea is the oldest and most trusted cosmetic brand in India. The Nivea Creme keeps your skin moisturized even in the driest areas like elbow, knees. It has no side effects on the skin and keeps it soft and supple throughout out the day. It is most effective if used at night.
The cons are it has a very heavy composition and not much recommended a day cream for oily skin.
Price in India: Rs. 95 for 100ml
2. Olay Moisturizing lotion
Olay Moisturizing lotion is ideal for all skin types. The neutral fragrance and the very light formula help in quick absorption of the lotion. The travel friendly packaging is an add on.
But the cream lacks in SPF which is an important ingredient during all seasons. Plus it contains Parabens which is harmful for the skin.
Price in India: Rs. 99 for 30 ml
3. Himalaya Nourishing Skin Cream
Himalaya Nourishing Skin Cream is a perfect body lotion for winter. It is a treat to dry skin. Herbal extracts like Aloe Vera, Winter Cherry, Indian Kino Tree extracts and Ashvagandha keeps the skin hydrated for longer time. It also causes no break outs.
But since the composition is heavy it takes some time to get absorbed. The tube packaging is not good too.
Price in India: Rs. 75 for 50 ml
4. Garnier Skin Naturals Body Cocoon Lotion
Garnier Skin Naturals Body Cocoon Lotion is non sticky and hence can be used for both oily and dry skin. It does not remain on the surface for long but keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day. The price is also pretty decent and hence worth a try.
The only con is that it cannot be used on face.
Price in India: Rs. 90 for 125ml
5. Lakme Fruit Moisture (Peach and Plum)
The major disadvantage of the product is that it contains huge quantity of parabens and no SPF hence no direct protection from sunlight.
Price in India: Rs. 130 for 100ml
6. Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil Free Moisturizer
Lotus Herbals Alphamoist Alpha Hydroxy Skin Renewal Oil Free Moisturizer is water based with anti inflammatory properties. The grape extract, milk enzymes and aloe vera also with the Oil-free formula is ideal for oily skin.
However this oily skin cream contains parabens which is not good for the skin.
Price in India: Rs. 195 for 80ml
7. Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture Combination Skin
This skin care lotion contains Silica that gives your oily skin a matte effect. The lotion is light weighted with sweet aroma. It has an anti aging factor also provides protection from sunlight. It is ideal for all skin types.
The pump needs to be used carefully as the lotion is quite strong.
Price in India: Rs. 299 for 118ml
8. Vaseline Cocoa Glow Nourishing Lotion
Vaseline Cocoa Glow Nourishing Lotion is perfect for extremely dry skin. Composed of cocoa and Vitamin E it contains intoxicating and strong aroma of chocolate. The consistency is just right, neither too thin nor too thick.
The only disadvantage is that it contains Parabens.
Price in India: Rs. 69 for 100 ml
9. Lacto Calamine (Classic)
The selling point of Lacto Calamine (Classic) is its price. Highly recommended by dermatologists it is just perfect for acne prone or oily skin. It also helps reducing pimples. A variant for Dry Skin is also available in the market.
However, it leaves a whitish cast on skin after application which is not much liked by users. The cream also lack in SPF hence provides no protection against sunlight.
Price in India: Rs. 45 for 30ml
10. FabIndia Vitamin E Skin Hydrating Cream
FabIndia Vitamin E Skin Hydrating Cream has goodness of aloe vera extract, jojoba oil, grape seed extract, lactic acid and Vitamin E. It is perfect for oily and acne prone skin as the composition is extremely light. The lotion with its age controlling cellular extract keeps the skin moisturized and hydrated.
But the cream lack in SPF and thus provides no protection against sunlight.
Price: INR 225 for 120 ml