The Right Face Wash
for Your Skin

Best face wash for men Best face wash for men

The Right
Face Wash
for Your Skin

Your face deserves better

A good face wash is the foundation of any man’s grooming routine. And in a perfect world, any old cleanser would do. But we're all a bit different and nobody's skin is quite the same. Maybe your skin changes throughout the year with the seasons. Or maybe now that you're dealing with this new reality of sheltering-in-place, your skin is acting differently than it has before. The upside is that we all have a little more time to invest in ourselves these days. So when you're washing your face at night or in the morning, work the cleanser into your skin in a circular motion for at least 30 seconds to let the active ingredients sink in and do their job. As for which face wash will work best for you, we've broken down our picks into the top skin concerns. So whatever you're dealing with (and however much you want to invest in your grooming ritual), there's a product for you here.

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Best Face Wash for Men

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Breakouts

This was recommended by several dermatologists because it's formulated to cleanse troubled skin while maintaining the natural moisture balance. Which means no tightness or stinging. Those with eczema, rosacea and acne will find that this soothing gel leaves skin feeling clean and erases any redness like magic.

$32 by CLn Skincare

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All Skin Types

This refreshing cleanser lathers up into a creamy foam with a kick of mint and citrus. It removes daily grime and excess oil without drying out the skin. Yucca root extract, a potent antioxidant, works like anti-inflammatory toner, prepping the skin while oat kernel extract soothes and minimizes irritation. Plus, a little goes a long way.

$30 by Port Products

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Combination Skin

This gentle USDA-certified organic lightly sudsing face wash—formulated with coconut oil and aloe vera—helps manage acne-prone oily T-zone areas without overly drying the rest of your face. In fact, it's so smooth and slippery that you can massage the lemongrass-infused cleanser into skin and use it to shave.

$16 by Plant Apothecary

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Cleaning Out Pores

Charcoal is a trendy skincare ingredient right now, but this stuff really works. The thick yet lightweight cream lathers up—work that into your problem areas to remove gunk and other buildup from your pores. Activated charcoal, rose flower oil and such anti-aging botanicals like “ancentella asiatica” leave skin feeling smooth and visibly clearer.

$12.80 by Lumin

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Sensitive Skin

If you don't want a lot of ingredients upsetting your skin or simply don't want to spend a lot on skin care, this no-nonsense pH-balanced cleanser is low on gimmicks and high on value. The extra mild formula gently cleans skin without stripping it of natural moisture. There's no added fragrance and every dermatologist happily endorses it.

$9.59 by Cetaphil

The Power Tool

We promise, you’ll notice the difference immediately. Combined with your cleanser, sonic brushes like the Clarisonic Mia Men use rapidly oscillating bristles to eliminate dirt and impurities, boost circulation and prep the skin for shaving in just 60 seconds.

$99 by Clarisonic

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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