This is a list of natural pimple marks and acne scar removal creams in the Indian market. These claim to be herbal / Ayurvedic pimple marks and acne scar treatment formulas using herbal / Ayurvedic active ingredients.
These herbal creams are for treatment of acne scars and dark pimple marks left after a pimple.
See our list of best herbal / ayurvedic spot treatment creams in India if you are looking for herbal remedies for spot treatment of pimples and acne.
Also see our recommendations for the best ayurvedic medicine for acne in the Indian market.
It is important to understand that no matter how natural or herbal a product claims to be, it may still contain harmful chemicals in the form of artificial fragrances, preservatives and synthetic colours.
Herbal / Ayurvedic Pimple Marks and Acne Scar Treatment Creams in India
NOMARKS cream for oily skin prone to acne
Claim: NOMARKS cream is enriched with natural actives and anti-oxidants. It provides a pimple-mark free glowing fairness in just 4 weeks. 100% natural actives, antibacterials and antioxidants present penetrate deeper layers of skin to prevent acne marks and occurrence of pimples. With regular use, you can expect Nomarks cream to lighten dark pimple marks. It can also be used as a spot treatment for a mild case of pimples.
So much for the claims. What do we think of this cream? One of our readers left a comment, “I tried Nomarks once. After that, I was ALL marks!”. So this cream is not safe for acne prone skin.
Eraser Ayurvedic PA Skin Cream
(note the PA at the end, this is the scar removing version)
Claim: Eraser’s 100% ayurvedic formula provides an effective, natural and safe and gentle way to lighten and erase pimple marks, burn marks, injury marks, pregnancy or obesity stretch marks and stitch marks. Eraser PA cream is also particularly useful under eye dark circles and discolouration of skin. Eraser PA’s unique blend of herbal ingredients helps to precisely deliver vitamin E right down into torn skin tissue. This helps the collagen layer of the skin to heal, and diminish the appearance of marks – in most cases making them disappeared altogether.
Claim: With it’s non-greasy base, Eraser Plus is an herbal anti-marks cream, preventing and protecting the skin against scars, hyper pigmentation, blemishes, under-eye dark circles and wrinkles.
Both the Eraser creams mentioned in the list contain Wheat Germ oil, one of the most comedogenic substances, which means it is extremely likely to cause or worsen your acne and pimples. What makes these companies come up with formulations that actually cause acne instead of curing it?
Claim: Turmeric powder in cream base is useful in pimples and acne. Regular use of Vicco Turmeric WSO Cream improves tonal quality of skin making it radiant. Read a detailed review of Vicco Turmeric skin cream for pimples and acne scars here.
Vicco Turmeric cream, in both the original oil base version and the newer Vicco Turmeric WSO (without Sandalwood Oil) has been reported as causing acne.
Kumkumadi Tailum (various brands)
Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala is a popular brand of Kumkumadi Tailum.
Claim: With Saffron as the main ingredient Kumkumadi Tailum (Thailum/Tail) is an ancient Ayurvedic recipe for improving skin texture, acne, acne scars, pimple marks, under-eye dark circles and wrinkles. This is a thick herbal oil and has been known to work well on acne-prone skin.
Fabindia Vitamin E De-pigmentation Cream
Claim: An intensive skin lightener and natural de-pigmentation treatment that evens out the skin tone. It controls melanin production to prevent skin from darkening and removes age spots, freckles and blemishes. Contains no harmful bleaches and is Hydroquinone free.
Fabindia De-pigmentation cream lists Isopropyl Palmitate as the 3rd ingredient, so its concentration in the cream must be significant. The problem is, Isopropyl Palmitate is rated high in terms of its comedogenic (pore clogging, acne causing) property. So it is likely that Fabindia De-pigmentation will cause pimples on your acne-prone skin.
Don’t believe it? Read first-hand accounts of people breaking out from FabIndia De-pigmentation cream here.
Lotus Herbals Papayablem Papaya-N-Saffron Anti Blemish Cream
Whatever marks Papayablem claims to fade, acne marks are probably not one of them. If this thick cream does not first break you out (it has done to many), it can brighten your complexion somewhat. But that’s where the benefits end. Papayablem contains almond oil, apricot kernel oil and clove oil. Chances are, acne prone skin cannot tolerate these oils without breaking out. If you are looking for a good herbal cream for fading acne scars, don’t waste your money on this. Papaya is an excellent skin lightening ingredient, just that this formulation is not suitable for acne prone skin.
Lemon for fading acne scars (home remedy)
Lemon contains citric acid that can help fade dark pimple marks. But lemon can be harmful for acne prone skin if not used properly. The very citric acid can irritate the skin and cause more acne in turn. Read here about using lemon to fade pimple marks safely.
Tread carefully with these creams and treatments, do a patch test on part of your face before using any of these formulations on your whole face.
Have you used any herbal or Ayurvedic cream for acne scars and pimple marks?