Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of skincare brands? Picking the right one can be a struggle, especially in Pakistan, where concerns like pigmentation, scars, and open pores are common.

But don't worry—there's a shining light at the end of the tunnel! Thus, we've created a guide to the best skincare brands in Pakistan. Also, while you explore the list, don't forget to check out the bonus section at the end. Hint: it contains a brief on skin problems and tips for correctly using new products!

The Ordinary - For All Skin Types

Gaining popularity in Pakistan for its focus on transparency, The Ordinary offers effective, science-backed skincare solutions. Though the brand is a bit pricey, the results and people's responses are simply worth it! Their skincare product range includes cleansers, serums, creams, moisturizers, and much more, depending on various skin concerns.

Best-Selling Products:

Though The Ordinary has a wide range of products suitable for Pakistani skin. The most-bought include Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, and Squalane Cleanser.

CeraVe - For Dry Skin

In second place is another popular and highly recommended skincare brand, CeraVe. Supported by dermatologists, CeraVe focuses on repairing the skin's natural barrier. Their specialized formulas with ceramides and MVE technology address dryness, a common concern in Pakistan's climate. CeraVe offers a comprehensive line for various skin types and concerns, making it a trusted brand for healthy, hydrated skin.

Best-Selling Products:

Similarly, the brand primarily focuses on combating dryness and providing everyone with essential nourishment; its best-sellers include Daily Moisturizing Lotion, Hydrating Facial Cleanser, and Moisturizing Cream.

Cetaphil - For Sensitive Skin

Besides The Ordinary and CeraVe, Cetaphil has lately been another leading option in Pakistan, and similarly, it's quite expensive. However, known for its gentle formulas, Cetaphil deals primarily with sensitive skin, a common concern in the country. Backed by 75 years of skincare science, their products are specifically designed to cleanse and soothe sensitive skin without irritation.

Best-Selling Products:

If you have sensitive skin as well, check out their best-sellers, such as Moisturizing Cream, Daily Facial Cleanser, and the Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF15.

Beautenic - For All Skin Types

However, as most people in the country can't opt for such expensive skincare products, we've found an affordable and the best skincare brand in Pakistan: Beautenic. Popular for all-natural and plant-based skincare products, Beautenic's gentle formulas are designed to tackle common Pakistani skin concerns without resorting to harsh chemicals. Free from harsh chemicals and cruelty-free, Beautenic's accessible prices make it easy for everyone to achieve healthy, radiant skin.

Best-Selling Products:

As the brand offers a wide range of products, you can try their best-sellers, which include Tea Tree Oil With Salicylic Acid Facewash, Salicylic Acid 2% Serum, and the Niacinamide 5% Serum.

Neutrogena - Goes Beyond Skincare

Since the list needed a forever-famous brand, we could only think about Neutrogena. It is a popular brand known for its dermatologist-backed formulas and offers a wide range of effective solutions for various skin types and concerns. Though known for being a slightly pricier option, their science-backed approach caters to Pakistani skin needs, making them a trusted brand for achieving flawless skin.

Best-Selling Products:

Like the other recommended brands, you can try their best-sellers in terms of skincare - Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Face Moisturizer, Rapid Tone Repair & Dark Spot Corrector, and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel Cleanser.

Beauty Of Joseon - A Korean Skincare Brand

Do you know what this list needs further? A Korean skincare brand for sure! Thus, enjoying the wave of Korean skincare popularity in Pakistan, Beauty of Joseon offers a unique option for those seeking natural solutions. Their focus on natural ingredients that repair and restore the skin's barrier makes them a well-suited choice for tackling common Pakistani skin concerns.

Best-Selling Products:

Though their collection has everything your skin needs, the best-sellers, for now, are Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotics (SPF50+ PA++++), Dynasty Cream, and Revive eye serum: Ginseng + Retinal.

Saeed Ghani - A Trusted Local Brand

As the list would be incomplete without mentioning any local Pakistani skincare brand, here's the undercover gem: Saeed Ghani. Known since 1888, Saeed Ghani offers a heritage of natural beauty. Their halal and toxic-free products treat various skin concerns and needs and provide effective and natural solutions.

Best-Selling Products:

At Saeed Ghani, you can try the new best-sellers such as Oil-Free Tinted Sunscreen With Niacinamide Serum, Anti-Aging Retinol Night Cream, and Hyaluronic Acid Radiance Boosting Face Wash.

La Roche-Posay

At last, we have a skincare brand you shouldn't miss! Popular for over 600 years, La Roche-Posay has achieved perfection in using thermal spring water to create science-backed skincare solutions trusted by dermatologists worldwide. Their commitment to research and strict formulation standards ensure their products are safe and effective, addressing various skin concerns relevant to Pakistan. Overall, the brand aims to improve your quality of life through effective skincare.

Best-Selling Products:

Though the brand offers various categories, including skincare, haircare, and body lotions, its best-sellers in Pakistan include 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum, Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer, and Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum.


Common Skin Types & Concerns Pakistan Faces

Pakistan's diverse population consists of various skin types, such as;

Oily Skin: This skin type produces excess oil, making it prone to acne and breakouts. Hot and humid weather worsens oiliness.

Dry Skin: Dry skin lacks moisture, making it feel tight and flaky. Cold winters and dry winds can increase dryness.

Combination Skin: This is a mix of oily and dry areas and is another of the most common skin types in the country. While the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) tends to be oily, the cheeks are usually dry. Also, weather and seasonal changes have a major impact on the skin. 

Sensitive Skin: This skin reacts easily to irritants like harsh soaps or strong sunlight.

That said, the common concerns these skin types share are acne, dryness, irritation, and uneven pigmentation. Additionally, sun exposure leads to premature aging and hyperpigmentation.

Using New Skincare Products: Knows & Hows

Now, most people are unaware of the usage of skincare products, how to tell if the product suits their skin or not, and when to stop using the product. Here are a few tips to answer all these queries;

Patch Test: Before applying anything new to your face, do a patch test! Apply a small amount to your inner forearm, wait 24 hours, and watch for redness, itching, or irritation. If those occur, skip this product.

Start Slow: Use one new product at a time, and it's better to give each product at least a week.

Be Gentle: While you're introducing new products, avoid harsh scrubs or excessive washing. Let your skin adjust to the changes.

Note The Skin Changes: Pay attention to how your skin feels. If you experience persistent dryness, redness, or breakouts, stop using the product and consult a dermatologist if needed. Also, if you're using chemical peels, don't mix highly acidic ones at the same time, and wait for at least a week, as most peels cause a reaction before they start to work.

When To Stop: If the product doesn't show any results after 4-5 weeks, it's better to stop using it.

Your Thoughts?

So, this was our brief guide on exploring the best skincare brands in Pakistan that are supported by customers. We hope you read our bonus section, which had tips for using the new skincare product and discussed the common skin types and concerns Pakistan's population faces. And that's all for now! If you think we've missed any brand, let us know in the comments below!