The Best Face Washes for Men in 2019

Cleaning your face is probably the first thing that you do when you get out of bed, but one thing you should know is your face deserves better than regular soap and water. Using the best facial cleanser for men once or twice a day may seem like a burden, however, it’s nothing compared to the problems that can come up when you don’t properly clean your face. After all, the main aim of washing your face is to unblock pores by getting rid of dead skin cells and pollutants. In the process, you’re effectively fighting acne, blemishes, and quick signs of aging.

There are people who believe that cleaning a face with water and soap will dry it out, yet that is not the case. According to research, many washes and cleansers help moisturize your skin with natural oils and other nurturing ingredients. Always remember to apply the cleanser when your face is wet and make sure you use it in tandem with a broader grooming regiment. As a result, you get healthy, radiant skin to be proud of.

To sum it up, using a great face cleanser is a low all-around investment that’ll pay dividends when it comes to preserving your rugged great looks. Take a look at the best options to go for.

The Best Face Washes for Men in 2018/2019

Top 8 Picks

Rugged & Dapper Men’s Facial Cleanser


This product has the natural solution for maintaining your facial skin in top condition. It is designed to cover all of the bases and is an integral part of any male grooming regimen. It is made with natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, vitamin C and willow bark which are easy on the skin but tough on dirt and grime.

The ingredients carefully attack persistent dirt while exfoliating grime deep within pores to get rid of breakouts.  Powerful vitamins and minerals are released to nourish and regenerate damaged skin, unblock and minimize congested pores and prevent the advancement of aging.

The natural based exfoliates in this product prepare the skin for a clean shave by easily peeling off dead skin cells to remove breakouts and ingrown hairs, for a rejuvenated complexion. Without the best face scrub, dead skin and oil glands will repel your face lotion and stop it from fully absorbing. It is packed in a durable, masculine, and ease of use snap cap bottle that will look sharp in your bathroom.


  • It is good for all types of skin
  • It helps you feel more affluent


  • It is harder to work into a lather
  • Its scent is a hit or miss

Neutrogena Men Oil-Free Invigorating Foaming Facial Wash (3 Pack)


This cleanser is a big skincare brand that has been around for years. It is recommended by a dermatologist, which means it is very well-thought of and tested by the specialists who work with people’s skin every time.

It awakens your senses and as well enhances your look and helps you feel your best. The gel forms a cooling lather when mixed with water; it feels tingly and fresh on the skin. The lather helps wash your skin with excess surface oil and dirt and refresh it without over-drying. It’s also oil-free and won’t block pores if you’re more susceptible to breakouts.


  • It is free from oil
  • Doesn’t over dry your skin
  • It is cheap and affordable


  • Some people do not like its scent
  • It has a tingling sensation

Nivea for Men-Moisturizing Face Wash


Almost every man has skin problems. Ranging from common issues like dry patches or easy breakouts to more complicated issues such as psoriasis. Skin with these problems usually needs a milder cleanser like Nivea moisturizing wash. Nivea has a reputation for being calm and non-irritating, as well as super affordable and available.

This moisturizing Face Wash has a powerful and effective cleansing gel formula. It is specially formulated with Menthol and skin conditioning Vitamin E to help protect the dry tight skin. It deeply washes to unblock pores and get rid of impurities; as well, it refines and smoothens your complexion by peeling off the dead skin.

It does not form a ton of lather and people do not have much good or bad to say about it. As for the scent, it is on the strong side but it goes away once you rinse it off from your face.


  • Developed especially for men with dry skin
  • Does not leave your skin dry
  • Deeply cleans the skin by removing dirt and excess oils
  • Your skin will be thoroughly cleaned and healthy looking
  • It is cheap


  • Some people do not like its scent

Brickell Men’s Purifying Charcoal Men’s Face Wash


While you may not think of charcoal as an ingredient used to cleanse your face, it is actually a great cleansing agent. Many shampoos have activated charcoal but not the kind you use for cooking such as Brickell Men’s Purifying Wash; it takes full advantage of its cleaning properties. However, there is more to Brickell’s face wash than only charcoal.

It has natural and organic ingredients such as olive oil, jojoba oil, and Aloe Vera. Jojoba oil provides a protective cushion to your skin to enhance the moisture retention, while olive oil calmly gets rid of dirt and oils. The Purifying Charcoal Face Wash can be used by men of all types of skins; however, it is a great option for men with sensitive skin. This refreshing, natural cleanser is a cleanser packed with moisturizing extracts and vitamins.

Charcoal gently deep-cleans your pores. It leaves you with a refreshed and hydrated skin. This face wash should be considered a must to every man and should add it to their routine. If you have dry, sensitive or acne-prone skin, you should give this product a try.


  • It is made for normal to oily skin
  • Contains natural and organic ingredients
  • It is perfect for men with sensitive skin
  • Activated charcoal in it gives a deep cleaning


  • Some people do not like its scent
  • It is expensive

 Exposed Skincare

exposed acne solutions

Exposed Skincare is truly one of the best acne cleansers I have tried. It’s a little on the pricey side, but hey – you can’t put a price on great skin! What I like most is the great range of products to suit different skin types, rather than just a one-size-doesn’t-fit-all option.

The kits are really great value for money and are a good way of trying out which of the products you like best. This is the one that I used.  The Exposed Skincare range was developed by a group of professionals including cosmetologists, dermatologists and naturopaths. So you’ve really got every base covered when it comes to finding the best acne face wash for men.

The products solve all the problems that acne sufferers typically have using a range of powerful active ingredients. For example, the benzoyl perozide in the serum product kills bacteria, while the salicylic acid unclogs pores. And the passion flower extract helps reduce inflammation of the skin.


Neutrogena Oil-Free Face Wash


We recently received a few trial-size products to try from Neutrogena, this is one of them. Trying this one particularly excited me because I’d heard such great things about it and it’s such a great price. We LOVE finding products that work that don’t cost a fortune.

Although I only had a small trial, it actually lasted me over a week – and that was using it twice a day as recommended. It contains 2% salicylic acid, which is a good amount for people like me with relatively sensitive skin. Every time I used it I could feel it working, I got that awesome tingly feeling you get from a good cleanser!

What I really like about it is that it makes you feel really clean. It doesn’t have any fancy perfumes added to it – it smells quite clinical, but in many ways that is good. Maybe it’s just psychological, but I often find that face washes that smell amazing feel more like candy for the skin than a product that is actually working! Maybe that’s just me though.

As the name says, the product is indeed, oil-free. The best oil free face washes are perfect for people with oily skin. After all, you’re trying to look LESS shiny – not MORE shiny!

I definitely felt less oily after using this, and I needed to use a moisturizer to keep my skin from getting too tight. But people with really oily skin might not find this. So overall, I highly recommend this product for oily skin. Yay!

Proactiv Solutions

Proactiv Solutions Review

Almost everyone has heard of Proactiv Solutions. It’s hard not to when their ads are constantly on featuring huge celebrities such as Katy Perry and Justin Beiber! We all know that just because a celebrity endorses a product, it doesn’t mean it is actually any good. However, with Proactiv it really IS as good as it says it is! It is definitely up there as one of the best acne washes on the market.

Just like Exposed Skincare, Proactiv isn’t the cheapest product out there, but you get what you pay for. Many people have been put off by Proactiv in the past because you had to subscribe to receive the product every month. What if you didn’t like it? What if you didn’t want need it every single month? Fortunately, now you can buy each of the products separately. However, when you buy them in the bulk packs they are great value for money.

This 120-day pack (pictured) is particularly good value as it works out much cheaper than buying in smaller amounts. Plus it comes with a couple of freebies!!

What’s great about Proactiv (and you only have to read the thousands of positive reviews to believe me!), is that it is designed specifically for acne skin. It’s gentle enough that it won’t cause irritation or dryness, but powerful enough to fight acne and pimples.

The benefit of getting one of the kits, as opposed to just a cleanser is that it combats all factors of acne. It’s almost impossible to fight acne with just one product – you need a combined solution that includes a topical cream, everyday face wash, exfoliator and an oil-control moisturizer. Combining all of these together will give you the best chance possible of getting rid of that annoying acne.

If you don’t want to buy the full kit yet, then I highly recommend starting with the Deep Cleansing Wash (pictured), it is one of their best selling products and with good reason. Check it out here.


Proactiv works best when you use it twice a day – as they recommend. If you only use it here and there you really won’t get much of a result. So make sure you stick with it and you’ll be amazed at the results!

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil Gentle cleanser


Cetaphil is another reputable brand for pimple-fighting skin care products just like the rival, Neutrogena. Made for all skin types, this Gentle Skin Cleaner series is great not only for oily skin.

Instead of suitable for face only, this series also work great on your body too (Read: Best Men’s Body Washes). With bad diet and eating habit, pimples tend to pop up on just random areas and this is ugly and annoying. This series will solve the issue.

This series is best for all ages, from children to adults. Being non-comedogenic, hypo-allergenic, this non-scent series is a safe option for pimple. While it works great on pimple, it is also recommended for treating rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.

The acne wash works wonderfully by moisturizing the skin without stripping of the natural oil of our skin. It removes makeup and dirt on skin effectively while it doesn’t require water for the complete application. It explains why it is strongly suggested for those who love camping and staying on the outdoor.

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