While it's certainly not the most exciting part of your upgraded skin care routine, finding and using the right men's face wash just might be the most important. That's because properly cleansing your skin sets up everything else that should follow, whether those things be moisturizers, serums, clay masks, face sheets or other.
And a great men's face wash is not just about cleansing your face (although that's super important), but also balancing oil, negating all those free radicals that have set up camp in your pores and eliminating bacteria that can lead to breakouts.
Keep on reading to find five first-rate face cleansers that could be your face's ideal match.
Best For Normal/Combination Skin
A gentle, everyday cleanser that removes grit and grime while preparing that mug for a great shave (or just a great day). Cleanser won't dry out or irritate skin like regular soaps. Instead, it gently buffs away surface skin cells and helps uproot ingrown hairs. The real first step in any great shave, it's also valuable on those days when the razor is resting. Gentle enough for use both morning and night. Paraben and sulfate-free. Can double as an awesome body wash in a pinch.
Best For Oily Skin
Awakens the skin by removing excess oils and debris. Natural herbal extracts, essential vitamins and pure essential oils restore skin tone & moisture, while leaving skin feeling fresh and protected. A great pre-shave wash.
Best For Sensitive Skin
Top-shelf cleansing gel uses natural grapefruit extract to gently and thoroughly purify and hydrate skin. Rinses free of residue without irritating, drying or stripping -- all the while reducing skin stress. Rinses residue free, eliminating the need for a toner. Paraben-free.
Best For Clogged Pores & Lots Of Dead Skin
Powerful facial cleanser uses natural exfoliants to wash away grime, dead skin and pore-clogging oil, then moisturizes and rebuilds with soothing and healing botanicals. Takes mugs through three levels of clean: First, Glycolic Acid and Oatmeal help exfoliate to dig out dead skin cells and dirt. Then, natural Kaolin Clay and Volcanic Ash draw out excess oil and soothe skin while restoring natural moisture balance. Finally, reliable soothers like Aloe Vera, Arnica and Vitamin E soothe and moisturize along with a punch of anti-oxidants to inhibit the aging process.
Best For Tried Feeling & Looking Skin
Super-charged facial cleanser thoroughly removes dirt, surface oil and impurities without over-drying the skin. Using a unique formulation of Caffeine, Menthol and Vitamin E - as well as extracts derived from Lemon and Orange Peels (not the ones used after kids soccer games) gel-based cleanser refreshes and awakens skin, prepping it for a less irritating and more comfortable shave. Also perfect for days when the razor stays still, effective facial cleanser further helps skin resist the effects of environmental stress and gives even dull, tired-looking skin a fresher, healthier appearance.