Krya Classic Face wash for Oily Skin

(24 customer reviews)
(24 customer reviews)


Looking for a completely natural , gentle face wash for oily skin? Tired of seeing your skin look dull and oily despite repeatedly washing it?

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.

The Krya Classic face wash is made completely with plant based whole herbs, grains and herbs. Every single ingredient is carefully sourced, thoughtfully cleaned and processed separately at the Krya facility before being blended together. This process allows us to maintain the integrity, botanical nutrients, aroma, texture and colour of our ayurvedic herbs, lentils and grains. A full listing of the Ingredients that go into this product can be found in the Ingredients tab below.

If you are unsure about whether this product is the right product, read our how to choose tab below. For information on how to use this product, diet and lifestyle practices to follow for Pitta prakriti skin, and a full list of ingredients please read below in our detailed list of tabs with information.

This is a 100% natural, completely chemical free Face wash Choornam. Please read our certification & values tab for more information on this.

This is a 100 gm pack – We expect this pack to last for 30 – 32 uses.

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Based on Ayurvedic First Principles

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?

Oily , easily irritable skin usually has a Pitta dominant prakriti as its basis. Such skin reacts 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.

Inherently oily skin is usually described as Pitta dominant skin. However, even if we are not Pitta dominant, living in a Pitta dominant climate (hot, humid weather), or due to effects of untimely food or food which is oily , spicy, salty and sour in nature , our skin can become oily, prone to break-ups and clogged. Here the factors of environment and diet can accelerate the effects of Pitta dosha in the body.

Skin where pitta dosha is aggravated
(either due to inherent nature or external factors) feels oily, looks dull and is prone to breakouts and flare-ups. It requires frequent cleansing. Stress , hot and humid weather and oily , unsuitable food can increase this condition further.. The skin tends to be very sensitive: any change in cleansers can throw it off balance causing immediate breakouts.

When Pitta aggravated skin is not looked after correctly, it can lead to un-evenness in skin texture, blemishes, redness and poor texture.

The Krya Classic face wash – natural, balancing face wash for oily skin (aggravated pitta)

Try the Krya Classic face wash powder instead. This product is formulated to deep cleanse, yet balance and nurture oily skin. ALL NATURAL, CHEMICAL FREE product is made from 24 deep cleansing, soothing, clarifying Ayurvedic herbs including Chamomile, Green Tea, Liquorice, etc.

The Krya Classic herbal facewash powder cleans gently, yet thoroughly, and leaves skin feeling fresh, yet well nourished. With regular use, users report a balancing in skin’s sebum levels, increase in skin clarity, reduction in blemishes and scars and overall improvement in skin health.

Further care for oily skin (pitta aggravated) :

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 Oil. 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 4 ways:

  1. Balanced oil production
  2. Complexion evens out,
  3. Minor blemishes and scars gradually fade as skin is restored to its even tone and complexion
  4. Skin has a healthy lustre and radiance

A Krya face wash is an excellent natural substitute to a synthetic foaming cleanser.

Krya face washes are purely natural ayurvedic choornams made from a select combination of processed lentils, grains and ayurvedic herbsAll Krya face washes are well, researched, carefully formulated and thoughtfully manufactured ayurvedic choornams (powders) made from organic lentils, grains and select ayurvedic herbs.

The Krya facewash does not use foaming chemicals like SLS and SLeS, synthetic preservatives like parabens, artificial colours and fragrances, thickeners, or any manner of synthetic additive.

Instead it is wholesome and completely natural, made ONLY from organic lentils, grains and ayurvedic herbs.

Krya facewashes don't just clean - they also unclog the srotas in the skin gently over time

The Krya face wash does not merely surface cleanse: it also cleanses and unclogs the Srotas in the skin reducing the appearance of open pores, and helping deep cleanse skin and remove hidden ama (toxins).

Over time you will find that skin has a more refined and even appearance as Srotas are unplugged of dead cells and debris, allowing the skin to go back to its original texture and appearance.

Because of the way each Krya face wash is formulated, it does not foam like a synthetic face wash. But this is an excellent benefit as the product will cleanse skin extremely gently (while still being effective), and will not strip skin of natural sebum and dry it out.

Many consumers therefore find that there is no need to moisturise skin after using a Krya facewash as all the essential natural oils are intact in skin.

Difference between the Krya Facewashes:

We have formulated many Krya facewash products to suit different skin issues and prakrirtis. Each formulation varies in the colour of the product, its texture, the herbs used, the processing method used and finally the way it interacts with your skin.

For example, the Krya Classic Face wash is formulated to gently cleanse and unclog Pitta prakriti skin. To balance sebum production of this naturally oily skin and remove dead cells from deep within we use a combination of highly astringent, toning and skin cleansing herbs which do not irritate skin.

The Krya after sun face wash on the other hand is formulated to cool and cleanse sun burned and sun tanned skin. So it contains highly gentle, cooling and soothing cleansing herbs. It is also processed to ensure that it does not irritate burned skin.

Such herb, processing and formulation differences exist in each Krya face wash. Please go through the “Is the right product for me” tab given in each Krya facewash to select the correct product for your prakriti and skin type.

How to use:

  • Take ½ – ¾ teaspoon of the correct Krya face wash powder for you in a clean bowl.
  • Add a few drops of clean, cool water to make this into a thick, non-drippy paste.
  • If Possible, leave the paste to stand for 20 minutes so that the herbs interact well with each other. This can be done by mixing the Face wash paste at the beginning of your bath, and using it to wash your face by the end of your bath.
  • Apply this paste gently on your face and neck using gentle upward and circular motions avoiding the delicate area around your eyes.
  • If using the Krya Anti acne Face wash, apply the wash like a Face Mask / Lepa – Pat onto skin, DO NOT Rub, and leave for a minute before washing off the paste with cool water. This is to avoid irritating sensitive , acne prone skin
  • Rinse off with clean, cool water and pat face dry.
  • Use Twice a day for best results. We recommend using the Face wash both in the morning and again at night just before sleeping
  • At night, please follow up your face wash by using the recommended Krya facial serum on damp clean skin. This ensures that your skin is worked on at night while you sleep, by a potently nourishing and restoring set of oils and botanical nutrients.

Other additives that can be added to your Krya face wash to enhance results:

  • For normal – dry skin that is not acne prone: Good quality A2 Milk (boiled and cooled). If skin is very dry, milk cream can also be added
  • For Normal – Oily skin that is occasionally acne prone: ½ Milk-cream removed + ½ clean water OR, Good quality Rose water
  • For Acne Prone skin: ½ Water + ½ Good quality Aloe Juice OR ½ Water + ½ Fresh Neem leaf juice
  • For Sun Burned Skin: ½ Aloe Juice + ½ Rose Water . If skin is very dry and sun burned: ½ Rose water + ½ Good Quality A2 Milk (Cream removed)
  • For Men’s Skin: Rose Water OR Aloe Juice OR Fresh Neem Leaf Juice OR Plain Cool Water

Recommended Krya Face care Routine:

  1. Wash your face wash with the recommended Krya face wash once in the morning and once at night before sleeping
  2. At night , after face wash, use the recommended Krya Facial Serum to help moisturise and nourish skin
  3. Once a week, use the recommended Krya Face Mask (Lepa) on cleansed skin. Detailed instructions for this product are available on the Main Lepa page and Individual product pages. For acne prone skin, the Lepa should be used twice a week.
  4. After Lepa, please seal in moisture using the recommended Krya Facial serum
  5. Ensure you do a regular Abhyanga Snana – a regular Abhyanga helps balance all 3 doshas, improves skin recovery and restoration and boosts the way all Krya products work for you. For more details please visit our Abhyanga Snana Category page.
  6. Besides diligent use of Krya’s products, a good diet is extremely restorative and nourishing for skin. Please read the Krya Blog for more suggestions on the right Ahara and Dinacharya for different skin types.

Free from:

  • Synthetic Chemicals
  • Sulphates and synthetic surfactants
  • petroleum
  • synthetic colours
  • fillers, parabens,
  • SLS, SLeS, extracts, and preservatives

Made completely from:

  • Organically and forest collected grains, lentils and ayurvedic herbs in their Whole and natural form.
  • We do not use extracts and distillates while making any Krya product

Certification & Values:

  • Vegetarian & Cruelty-free
  • Radical transparency (What We Declare is what you get)
  • Follows fairtrade principles (In Ingredient sourcing, Supplier relationships and People management)
  • People Positive (All Krya offices / factories offer a good quality , learning-focused working environment, nurture employees , and offer good employment benefits & sane working hours)
  • Environmentally sustainable, Biodegradable, Compostable

28 organic grains + lentils + ayurvedic herbs:

Organic ingredients:

Himalayan chamomile flowers are a key ingredient in Krya face wash classic


Himalayan Chamomile, Green tea, Mung bean, Navara rice, Fenugreek, Palash flower, Neem flower, Arrowroot, Amla


Forest collected ingredients:

Indian rose: helps balance aggarvated pitta, helps tighten and shrink open pores and imporve skin texture in Krya Classic face wash

Kushta, Neem leaf, Indian sarsaparilla, Vetiver, Manjishta, Sappan bark, Indian rose, Lodhra, Ashoka bark, Country fig bark, Arjuna bark, Tree Turmeric, Black Cumin, Nigella seeds, Native Pomegranate, Haritaki, Vibhitaki, Indian Liquorice

This is a list of 100% of all the ingredients that go into this product . All our ingredients are sourced whole. They are then meticulously cleaned , sorted, processed in a temperature controlled environment one by one, before being blended together in a scientifically researched and tested formulation.

Questions and answers of the customers

  1. A We are unable to understand this question: IF you meant to ask if this can be used for pitta type skin, the answer is yes.

24 reviews for Krya Classic Face wash for Oily Skin

  1. ANU S.H.

    Its very very good:)

    Good morning!!! It’s been almost 2 weeks I’ve been using krya skin care..its very very good:) I have lot of black heads on my nose n believe’s come down drastically..I am using it like a pack once in 2 days n face wash twice a day:) the fragrance takes me somewhere else:) thank u.

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  2. Srividhya

    Visible difference in skin

    It is a beautiful face wash – When you open the jar and take that precious one spoon for the face, the smell that comes out is out of this world. People see a visible diff in your face. Of course if we combine with real good food, the face can glow – Thank you Krya!

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  3. Monica Umesh

    hi – i have found a visible difference on the skin, and this face wash also removes tan! my 12 year old uses this as an after sun, and it gives immediate results taking off the tan, and leaving the skin to glow in its natural shade. i just ordered the after-sun face pack as well .. thanks for coming up with an excellent product that is free of chemicals

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  4. Neeti S

    Even my 11 year old daughter loves it!

    Team Krya. Thank you. Loving the face and hair cleansers. My 11 year old daughter is using them as well – real surprise that, cos they usually prefer the nice smelling stuff in bottles and tubes!

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  5. Surabhi S

    Krya facewash is my staple face wash. I absolutely LOVE IT.

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  6. ruchi yadav (verified owner)

    Excellent formulation. I have given up using soap for my face. Skin cleaner. Blemishes lighter. Even tones. And so convenient to use.

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  7. YS (verified owner)

    Four years since I started using the Classic face wash. I haven’t had a single acne outbreak. Skin has improved in texture – it used to be rough and leathery before. It’s soft and supple now.

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    • Preethi (store manager)

      Yasaswini – this is so awesome! thank you so much for taking the time to drop your feedback!

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  9. Aarti (verified owner)

    To have relatively clear skin, while heading into the 40s, which is even better skin than in one’s 30s (pre-Krya) – this is the gift of the Classic Face Wash 😊

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  10. Garima Dikshit (verified owner)

    It’s a fantastic product. However no matter how carefully one washes face, this powder leaves light brown stains in the bathroom sink over 2-3 days and hence increases bathroom surface cleaning needs

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  11. shreya (verified owner)

    I really liked the way it made my skin feel, not too oily not too dry. And the smell was soo good! Very earthy. It was great for like a month, my skin felt clean, soft and exfoliated, but then I started breaking out a little and started getting a lot of clogged pores. I’m not really sure if it was the face wash or the weather change or something but my skin started clearing after going back to my regular face wash. I love the krya mask though! I’ll definitely give this product another try!

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  12. Tasneem Jawadwala (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this for almost 5 years now!! Happy with results!

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  13. Mrinalini Sinha (verified owner)

    Just started use … does give a clean feeling after using it and sometimes a dry feeling too.Need to use it for awhile to actually comment.

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  16. Zenobia (verified owner)

    Really like using it, makes my skin feel fresh, and the fragrance is energising too. After a few uses, I think my skin quality has improved too (but perhaps I am imagining it).

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  17. vidya sundaresan (verified owner)

    Wonderful product.cant do without

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