Finding the perfect facewash is never easy. A million questions pop up in our head when we think about buying a facewash. Will it suit my skin type? Medicated or non-medicated? Which brand is the best? In most situations, we end up buying the one that storekeeper recommends us or the one with nicer packaging. And the results can either be a hit or a miss.

As per our research, the most common question regarding facewashes is whether one should opt for a medicated facewash or a non-medicated one.

If you have oily/combination and acne prone skin, “Airol-N,” a medicated facewash, is for you. It has been tried and tested. It prevents pimples and helps reduce the appearance of skin breakouts.


In the beginning, you may feel that your skin feels dry but after a couple of weeks, you will begin to notice the difference.

However, it is important to consult a dermatologist before you experiment with your skin because something that works for us may not work for you. We are simply sharing our experience. But if your dermatologist also suggests this then HIGH FIVE!

Price: Rs 540

On the other hand, non- medicated face washes are only good for cleansing. They remove the dirt from your face but they don’t play any part in reducing your pimples or scars.

I have tried plenty of non-medicated face washes, who give out high claims. For example, using a particular face wash will give you an instant glow in just one wash. And not just glow but ‘parlour wala‘ instant glow. Matlab HOW??

Neem face washes claim to reduce pimples but even after using them for a few weeks, I didn’t see any difference in my pimples.

The only benefit of non-medicated facewashes is that they are cheaper compared to medicated ones.

But as someone who has struggled with teenage acne and pimples, I believe it is important to invest in your skin. How you take care of your skin now is how it will look a few decades down the road.

If you have tried any medicated or non-medicated face wash that has worked for your skin type, do share with us.

DISCLAIMER: This review is not sponsored. The Current has done its own independent research for this review.