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Good skin shouldn’t be a sprint in the lifelong marathon that is men’s grooming — and finding a solid face wash shouldn’t be an exception. Whether you’re looking for the type of face wash that works on sensitive skin or the kind that could strip paint off the side of a house (pro-tip: don’t buy that), there’s more to finding a face wash than choosing the first manly-looking tube you see at the supermarket. To help guide you on your enduring journey, we’ve put together eight men’s face wash es for every type of skin out there.Shop all face washes
We here at Grooming Lounge get the profound importance of a nice lookin’ mug — that’s why we invented a face wash that treats your mug like a chalice. Our very own Grooming Lounge Mug Cleaner Face Wash is packed with lavender, aloe, and soap bark extract that cleanses and energizes your skin while soothing and hydrating at the same time. Use it in the morning, use it at night, use it after lunch; Mug Cleaner gently buffs away surface skin cells and helps uproot ingrown hairs and doubles as an awesome body wash in a pinch.
No matter how hard we prepare the night before, there’s simply no stopping a bad morning. Sometimes you need a cleanser with the invigorating power of Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash. Using a unique combination of caffeine, menthol, vitamin E, and extracts derived from lemon and orange peel, this gel-based cleanser refreshes the skin while prepping it for a more comfortable shave.
Winner of the esteemed Grooming Lounge Handsome Award, Urth’s small and mighty Daily Invigorating Face Wash awakens the skin by removing excess oil, and debris while leaving skin feeling fresh and protected. A powerful combination of white tea extract, ginseng, and vitamins A, C, D, E delivers what your face needs to restore skin tone and moisture.
From the breakfast plate to your bright and shiny mug, Malin + Goetz taps into the all-healing grapefruit to give us the best face wash for sensitive skin. Grapefruit extract gently and thoroughly purifies and hydrates the skin, while rinsing clean without drying, stripping, or irritation. Leave it to Malin + Goetz to design a cleanser that looks as good as it feels.
Expectations are pretty high when you’ve got the word “fantastic” right in the name of the product, but Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash lives up to the hype. For skin that needs a little extra TLC, this all-natural foaming gel cleanser works wonders on oily and sensitive skin without any harsh side effects. Using a balanced, natural list of ingredients like aloe and antioxidant-rich white tea, this gentle wash clears your pores while a dash of spearmen acts as the perfect pick-me-up start to the day
Glycolic acid can be a game-change. Derived from sugar cane, this skin-safe alpha-hydroxy acid (or AHA) is a miracle ingredient used in face washes and chemical peels. Fear not, there won’t be any peeling while using Anthony Glycolic Facial Cleanser. The glycolic acid works in tandem with aloe and vitamins A, C, and E to buff away dead skin cells, giving your face a refreshing morning makeover.
Founded in 1851, Kiehl’s has had just under 170 years to perfect the art of skin maintenance and their Oil Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash proves they know what they’re doing. A unique combination of crushed apricot seeds and argan shells gently unclogs pores and removes dead skin cells without leaving your face overly dry or flakey — and it smells like a dream, too. We suggest pairing this with Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator 24-hour Anti-Shine Moisturizerand Shine Control Spray Toner for an all-around skin-saving ménage à trois.
Perfect for guys with normal to oily skin, Molton Brown’s African Whitewood Balancing Face Wash thoroughly cleanses the face without messing with the skin’s natural pH levels. African whitewood extract fights excess shine while washing away the day’s (or night’s) dirt. The smooth and sexy base notes of musk, sandalwood, and vanilla works wonders with top notes of mandarin for a face you’ll wish you could smell yourself.
If you’re like most guys, you’d rather cover your face in pizza than put a “girly” facial mask on your skin. After all, you’re a man. Being rugged is what makes you attractive, right? Here’s what our Grooming Experts had to say about how to incorporate facial masks into your everyday skincare regime.
A QUICK GUIDE TO MEN'S EXFOLIATION
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, usually accomplished with a ‘gritty’ type of scrub/tool. While a cleanser is necessary for every day cleansing on the surface, a scrub is typically needed 1-2 times per week and provides super deep cleansing into the pores.
Watch this video of Master Skincare expert at the Grooming Lounge, Claudia Duran, talk about the three most important steps to take better care of your skin.EXPLORE ALL EXPERT ADVICE