Classic Face wash for Oily Skin | Balances Sebum . Clarifies Skin.

₹ 330.00

Looking for a completely natural , gentle face wash for oily skin?

Try the Krya Classic face wash powder instead. This is a wholesome, all natural ayurvedic choornam (powder), made from organic grains, lentils and carefully sourced Ayurvedic herbs. The Krya Classic face wash powder cleanses , unclogs and balances sebum production in oily, Pitta prakriti skin gently without irritating it any way.

  • It is specially formulated to deep cleanse oily skin, unclogging the pores
  • It balances sebum production with regular use
  • It also clarifies and improves skin appearance leaving it looking fresh and clear.
  • Made completely with whole herbs, grains and herbs chosen specially to deep cleanse, balance sebum & improve clarity.
  • This is a 100% natural, completely chemical free Face wash Choornam.
  • This is a 100 gm pack – We expect this pack to last for 30 – 32 uses.

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Are you looking for a gentle and natural face wash for oily skin? Is your skin oily, sensitive, prone to flare ups, clogged with open pores & blemishes? Read on for more information on how to treat your skin and make it look its best, naturally.

Ayurvedic science behind oily skin that struggles with excess oil & open pores

Oily, easily irritable skin usually has a Pitta-Kapha dominant prakriti as its basis. Such skin can also be highly sensitive. It could react strongly to harsh cleansers, granular scrubs and microplastics, heat and high sun exposure. Any attempt to strip skin of oil has the skin responding aggressively with higher sebum production. So skin gets oilier, looks dull, pores expand, get clogged and breakouts increase. Living in climate with hot, humid weather, eating untimely meals or eating food that is oily , spicy, salty and sour in nature can lead to excess oil in skin.  Stress can increase this condition further. With the increase in sebum and oiliness, there could be greater breakouts, whiteheads and blackheads in skin. We can alo observe large open pores due to excess sebum and clogged skin. Therefore when oily skin is not looked after correctly, it can lead to unevenness in skin texture, blemishes & redness and sensitive skin.

How to choose the best face wash for oily skin - Ayurvedic advice

As oily skin is so easily sensitised and so influenced by the weather and what we eat, Ayurveda advises a specific skin care regimen for oily skin.
  • The products used for Oily skin must be able to balance Pitta dosha and Kapha dosha in skin.
  • The ingredients and herbs used must soothe and not sensitise skin - this is critical as such skin is extremely sensitive.
  • The cleanser should cleanse without drying skin and should only remove excess oil. Oily skin may react to harsh cleansing by producing more sebum defeating the very purpose of the cleansing. Products with high detergency or excessive lather are problematic for skin
  • The facial cleanser should not harm the bacterial colony on skin. Harsh cleansing and excessive detergency can wipe away the friendly microbe colony on skin and introduce unwanted microorganisms which could infect skin causing cystic acne
  • The product should not over exfoliate skin as this can again sensitize and aggravate skin
  • The face cleanser should deeply cleanse the skin and thoroughly unclog pores. Excess sebum and debris in clogged pores leads to whiteheads and blackheads, and when aggravated, acne and pimples
  • Ingredients used should deliver their effects without irritating skin. Ingredients like Niacinamide may end up further sensitizing skin and causing redness and breakouts

How we formulate the Classic face cleanser that is best for oily skin at Krya

At Krya, we strictly adhere to both the values and thought behind a genuinely Ayurvedic product. We use only gentle organic ayurvedic ingredients (both grains & lentils and ayurvedic herbs) to formulate our face washes. We do not use oil-stripping surfactants, harsh enzymes, skin barrier-destroying artificial vitamins or ingredients like salicylic acid, niacinamide etc. Instead, we have deeply analyzed the Ayurvedic classical texts and painstakingly created a consumer-loved powder cleanser formula. Our formula is:
  • Researched and formulated specially for normal - oily, pitta-kapha imbalanced skin
  • Made only from organic lentils, grains, plant resins and ayurvedic herbs
  • Contains NO chemicals, surfactants, colours, additives or synthetic fragrances
  • Each ingredient has been individually processed to ensure that the formula is highly effective
  • Care has been taken to ensure that the formula does not sensitise skin and is gentle, soothing and refreshing on skin

Krya Classic face wash for oily skin – non foaming face wash to purify, deep cleanse skin and help in oil control

The Krya Classic face wash for oily skin is an  ALL NATURAL, CHEMICAL FREE product is made from 26 ayurvedic skincare herbs. The ingredients used are pitta & kapha balancing, and deep cleanse skin without drying it or irritating it. The face wash cleans your skin witout drying it, and leaves skin feeling fresh, yet well nourished. With regular use, users report that skin is hydrated, sebum levels are balanced, there is an increase in skin clarity, reduction in blemishes and dark spots and overall improvement in skin health. The Krya classic face wash for oily skin is made with ayurvedic herbs like Arjuna, Himalayan Chamomile, Green Tea, Yashtimadhu, Vacha, Daruharidra etc . Please check our ingredients tab for a complete list of ingredients

Further care for oily sensitive skin prone to acne

We recommend that oily skin which has aggravated Pitta prakriti be best cared for with the 3 part Krya Classic facial system. The Krya Classic facial system comes with the Krya Classic facewash  powder, the Krya Classic balancing face mask (lepa) and the Krya Classic Skin Serum. You can read our detailed blog post on the correct oily skin care routine here. When the complete 3 part Krya Classic facial system is used, oily skin responds in the following 5 ways:
  1. Balanced oil production
  2. Complexion evens out
  3. Pores are minimised and appear more even
  4. Minor blemishes and scars gradually fade as skin is restored to its even tone and complexion
  5. Skin has a healthy lustre and radiance

Ayurvedic diet & Lifestyle advice to regulate sebum production

The root cause behind oily and acne-prone skin is dysregulated pitta and kapha. Therefore combination skin or acne-prone skin needs extended diet and lifestyle regulation to prevent this dosha dysregulation. Using an oil control face wash only offers a temporary solution, and Ayurveda is about holistic deep solutions. Pitta and Kapha imbalance can be controlled by following the correct diet and lifestyle advice.
  • Avoid overstimulating skin sensitivity by following pitta diet control practices
  • Avoid aggravating Kapha with unsuitable practices like afternoon sleep
  • Follow proper dinacharya practices like regular abhyanga, shiro abhyanga, correct exercise, etc
  • Good sleep is essential for controlling stress. High stress, poor diet  can trigger hormonal imbalances by aggravating Pitta and Kapha leading to issues like excessive skin oiliness, acne, pcos etc
  • Mini abhyanga and Pada abhyanga are good practices that can help regulate stress and sleep
  • Good quality milk and ghee is essential for good health

This is a 100% natural Ayurvedic face wash powder that is soap free, and chemical free. This product is gentle enough to use twice a day and effectively cleanses skin.

It is made from the following ingredients:

  • Organic Whole Mung Bean
  • Organic Barley
  • Organic Whole Moong processed in herbs
  • Shatavari
  • Ayurvedic Clay
  • Organic Masoor Lentil
  • Tracaganth Gum Resin
  • Babool Gum resin
  • Neem leaf
  • Ananthamoola
  • Durva grass
  • Manjishta
  • Rose petal
  • Lodhra
  • Ashoka
  • Vetiver root
  • Arjuna Bark
  • Daruharidra
  • Organic Green tea
  • Zeodary turmeric
  • Tulasi
  • Shirisha Bark
  • Triphala
  • Yashtimadhu (Indian Liquorice)
  • Himalayan Chamomile
  • Vacha (Sweetflag)

How to Use

How effective is the Krya classic cleanser for oily skin on your face?

Our cleanser is effective from the first wash. Skin feels supple, yet clean. Refreshed without feeling taut or dry and stripped of essential oils.


What type of cleanser is actually best for oily skin?

A non-foaming cleanser that uses mild, non sensitizing ingredients that can control pitta and kapha aggravation is best for sensitive oily skin.


Which is the best chemical-free face wash for oily skin?

Many so-called chemical free face washes actually contain far more chemicals than we can imagine. This is why we have formulated the Krya Classic face wash as a pure ayurvedic powder cleanser using ONLY organic lentils, grains and ayurvedic herbs. This helps us avoid using water, chemical preservatives, parabens, colours , phthalates. As part of our clean formulation process, we also avoid using any synthetic surfactants as these can be detrimental to the skin barrier over the long run.

Therefore the Krya Classic face wash is the best chemical-free face wash for oily skin. As are all our other face wash products.


Which face wash is 100% chemical free?

Check our previous answer.


Which ingredients are best for oil control?

Bitter, skin healing , pitta kapha balancing ayurvedic herbs are excellent for oil control – these include Nimba (neem), Daruharidra (tree turmeric), Arjuna and Khadira. In addition, herbs like Lodhra, Pushkarmoola, are excellent for skin clarity. Herbs like Manjishta improve skin circulation. Triphala is excellent for clearing out any invasive microorganisms that can infect skin, triggering cystic acne.


What ingredients should you avoid in a face wash for oily skin?

Please avoid these ingredients:

  • Strong surfactants like SLS, SLeS any synthetic surfactant as they can trigger excess oil production
  • Any sensitizing ingredients like Parabens, Phthalates, Colours, Enzymes, Fragrances
  • Excessive concentration of pharma actives like Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Salicylic acid, etc
  • Large particle size exfoliants that can damage the skin barrier like walnut, coffee , etc
  • Microbeads that can pollute the planet

Which cleanser is best for Acne-prone skin?

The Krya Classic face wash is formulated for oily skin. But for skin with regular acne , the Krya Anti acne face wash is much more suitable. For high cystic acne, the Krya Teen Anti acne Face wash is very helpful.

What is the best homemade face wash?

There are many Internet recipes and hacks for homemade face cleansers and scrubs. We are advised to use ingredients like Besan, Turmeric, Milk, Curd, Honey , aloe vera, green tea, etc. Ayurveda has a very strong point of view on many of these ingredients. Ingredients like Curd are not suitable for most skin types. Honey is excessively hot as an ingredient and is unsuitable for the face.

Improperly sourced besan is an allergen in a small percent of the population. And when skin is sensitized, even good ingredients like Turmeric can aggravate it. Therefore it is best to avoid such experiments with skin unless you are well qualified in Ayurveda and know exactly what your skin needs.

Can Men with oily skin use this product?

Men’s skin is built differently from women with a thicker epidermis, and higher oil production. Therefore Men’s skin requires a different cleansing face wash product that cleanses without drying your skin . Please explore Krya Men’s Classic face wash for oily skin or Krya Men’s After sun face wash for tanned skin.


How many times a day can I wash my face with this product?

The Krya Classic face wash for oily skin is gentle enough to be used twice a day for cleansing your face. We suggest using this product once in the morning and once at night before going to sleep. Please follow up cleansing by using a suitable serum for oily skin.

Should I use a scrub for my oily skin?

Many websites and beauty influencers advise regular exfoliation of skin. However, this can be detrimental to pitta-aggravated sensitive skin as the process of exfoliation can itself sensitize skin. Therefore we suggest avoiding exfoliating products with large particle size or those that can be irritating like walnut scrub, coffee scrub, etc. The Krya Classic face wash for oily skin is ground to be very fine and delicate – it does not feel exfoliating on skin as we have processed it not to sensitize skin. Any further exfoliation is unnecessary as healthy skin automatically renews itself.


Is face soap good for oily skin?

Soap is too harsh for delicate facial skin. we do not recommend its use.


Can I use this product to remove makeup?

Makeup cleansing is a specialized subject. Makeup is formulated to adhere strongly to the skin and is often formulated with waxy oily substances that help the products glide smoothly on skin.  Makeup is best-cleansed using a specialised cleansing oil or an oil based balm . We have 2 makeup cleansing oils at Krya. please use the makeup cleansing oil formulated for oily skin if you have oily skin and the makeup cleansing oil formulated for dry skin if you have normal – dry skin.