Any grooming/a> arsenal should start with a good face wash. If you moisturize every day, your face wash should be laying the groundwork for the rest of your routine. In other words, you don’t want to apply a cream, gel, or serum on skin that is already dirty.
While soap and water may suffice to some extent, these specially made face washes for men will add a touch of class to your grooming regimen. They’ll assist in gently exfoliating your skin and remove any excess debris and oil without drying your face. Unlike exfoliators and facial masks (which, by the way, should only be used once a week if your skin is particularly sensitive) these face washes can be used every morning.
Whether your skin is dry, oily, or a combination of the two, here are our recommendations for the best face washes for men that will keep you squeaky clean and ready for the rest of your grooming routine.
“Plant-powered gel cleanser that melts away daily dirt, grime, pollution and makeup without stripping. The gentle formula leaves skin detoxified, balanced, and hydrated. For nighttime cleansing. Sensitive skin tested.”
Buy now from Plant DPT. for $40.
“Horace’s ‘Purifying Face Cleanser’ helps decongest and smooth skin, regulating sebum production without stripping away your natural oils. Antibacterial minerals and Japanese activated charcoal work together to remove everyday dirt and impurities, while Aloe Vera and Glycerin soften and brighten your complexion. Foaming cleanser for all skin types – Massage over the face and rinse – Free from parabens and sulfates.”
Buy now from Mr. Porter for $14.
“Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser is a clarifying face wash that removes surface impurities and pollutants with Licorice Root and Blackcurrant Seed, while Lactic Acid offers mild exfoliation to smooth skin. This clear, moderately foaming gel helps to maintain immaculately clean skin in polluted urban areas.”
Buy now from Revolve for $43.
“A lightly-foaming cleanser that removes makeup and dirt, helping to reduce blackheads, acne, and blemishes while unclogging pores.”
Buy now from Sephora for $9.99.
“This foaming face wash for oily skin and normal skin cleanses away dirt, oil and impurities. This lightweight, quick-lathering facial cleanser leaves skin clean without over-drying. Infused with Desert Plant and Lemon Fruit Extracts, this non-stripping foaming face wash is gentle enough for sensitive skin. Leave skin feeling fresh and balanced.”
Buy now from Sephora for $22.
“Soap-free cleanser for face and body harnesses a powerful combination of ingredients that gently eliminate dirt, oil and other impurities without stripping the skin.”
Buy now from Avene for $12.
“Enjoy soothed and cleansed skin with this delicate blend of botanical extracts. The Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser removes impurities without stripping your skin.”
Buy now from Verishop for $39.
You might also be interested in learning about when to update your grooming routine.
If you’re traveling, read up on our mask-friendly, in-flight skin care routine.
Also, never forget to patch test new skin care items in case of an allergic reaction.