The Best Face Washes For Men


As an integral part of morning and evening grooming routines done right, a good face wash goes a long way. With plenty out there that claim to brighten, cleanse and rejuvenate your skin, it’s hard to know which one to buy. To make the decision easier, we’ve rounded up the best on the market for all skin types, uses and price ranges.

Best For... All Round

Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash, £21

This is a bestseller and it’s easy to see why. Suitable for all skin types, Lab Series’ Multi-Action Face Wash is a foaming cream that both exfoliates and cleanses the skin, prepping it for the day ahead. Use a few pumps pre-shave, as part of your morning skincare routine, and expect skin to look brighter and refreshed.

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Best For... Your Wallet

Bulldog Original Face Wash, £4.50

Coming in at under a fiver, Bulldog’s Original Face Wash is one of the most affordable options out there. Made with aloe, camelina and green tea, it’s soothing and works as an antioxidant, leaving skin oil and grime free. With its citrusy scent and moisturising abilities, this is also a great cleanser to use post-workout.

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Best For... Dry & Dull Skin

L:A BRUKET Facial Wash, £31

With an ingredients list that boasts fennel seed oil, cucumber, algae extract and black pepper, this fragrant face wash leaves your skin feeling cleansed and rebalanced. Gentle but effective, L:A Bruket’s organic wash has been designed to revive dull skin and replenish moisture, as well as increase elasticity. Use every evening for a deep cleanse.

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Best For... Oily Skin

No 7 Men Oil Control Face Wash, £8
This is the face wash to reach for if you suffer from oily skin. Not only will it remove dirt, but it will also help to strip any excess oil, leaving skin clearer and brighter, but shine free. Best used at night to remove any grease and grime accumulated throughout the day, just lather it up in your hands before massaging into your skin.

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Best For... Soothing Razor Burns

Clarins Men Active Face Wash, £20
The Clarins Men Active Face Wash comes in the form of a foaming gel that is best used post shave, as it soothes any irritation caused by razor blades, while also helping to unclog pores and combat dry skin. Mild enough to use in both the morning and evening, work this foam into a lather on damp skin before rinsing with cold water and patting dry.

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Best For... Sensitive Skin

Hanz De Fuko Gentle Face Wash, £22
If you’ve got sensitive skin, this is the face wash for you. Gentle enough to be used daily, massage this into your skin every morning to create a more even skin tone and reduce the effects of ageing and sun damage. Free from parabens and made with a blend of 12 plant extracts, you can trust that what you’re using is all natural.

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Best For... Clogged-Up Skin

Elemis Deep Cleanse Facial Wash, £25
Skin feeling groggy? Add Elemis’s Deep Cleanse Facial Wash into your grooming routine. Infused with a blend of mint, milk protein and oak, this product has been designed to rid your skin of any impurities, leaving it both brighter and fresher. Use every morning to waken the skin as well as in the evening for a deep cleanse.

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Best For... Daily Use

MenScience Daily Face Wash, £27
With the aim of improving your complexion, this daily face wash from MenScience strips dead cells and brightens dull-looking skin, in addition to leaving it looking softer and smoother. The ingredients list boasts allantoin and aloe, making this one gentle enough to use every day, while still helping to prevent ingrown hairs and blackheads.

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Best For... Convenience

Liz Earle Men’s Face & Body Wash, £15
This foam wash can be used in the shower on both the body and face. Made with aloe vera and a natural source of vitamin E, Liz Earle’s wash is both hardworking and gentle. Suitable for all skin types, a little goes a long way with this product, while the lavender scent helps to leave skin feeling revived and refreshed.

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Best For... A Morning Wake Up

L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Anti Fatigue Face Wash, £4.99

With vitamin C and guarana, a natural source of caffeine, this anti-fatigue face wash will leave skin cleansed and energised. A gentle gel, use it every morning to set your skin up for the day ahead and to help visibly reduce pores. As an added bonus, you can use this in the shower to speed up your morning routine.

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