Guys, It's Time to Ditch the Bar Soap and Get a Real Face Wash for Men

We're coming clean about the most refreshing picks.

best men's face wash
Rugged & Dapper

Basic soap and water won't do the trick when it comes to washing your face. Take care of the skin you're in, with washes for your every need, from anti-aging to acne-fighting. Whether your skin is oily, dry, sensitive, or a combination, we found the 10 best men's face washes you'll want to rinse and repeat.

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Rugged and Dapper
Rugged & Dapper Men’s Facial Cleanser

The brand name says it all. This exfoliating face wash that’s great for all skin types will have you looking dapper, while still feeling rugged with its all-black packaging and fresh scent. It's a top-rated face wash on Amazon for a reason!

The ingredient list is next-level, thanks to calendula (a favorite for top grooming experts), tea tree oil (great for nourishing while fighting acne), willow bark (an exfoliant), and more. Follow your face wash with their awesome moisturizer for the fresh skin you always wanted, with very little effort.

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Jack Black Men's Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser
Jack Black
Jack Black Men's Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser



Looking for a cleanser that won't overpower and dry out your skin? This two-in-one cleanser and toner from Jack Black will make you a smooth operator thanks to soothing aloe and chamomile to reduce redness. A cleanser that removes dirt and oil without irritating your skin? Yes, please!

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Anthony Glycolic Exfoliating and Resurfacing Face Wash Wipes for Men



No scrub, no excuse! When you're on the go and don't have that spare minute to freshen up, these wipes from Anthony will be your best bet for keeping a clean mug. The combo of glycolic acid, menthol, and aloe vera wipe away grime and moisturize your skin. Perfect for the guy who loves to work out, we recommend you keep a pack handy in your gym bag.

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DTRT Men's Face to Face Foam Cleanser



This Korean grooming brand already won us over with their next-level moisturizer, and now we're already hooked on Face to Face. The thick foam cleanser doubles as shaving cream and face wash with black willow bark extract (it contains salicylic acid) to wash away dead skin cells for smooth, clean skin. DTRT (Do The Right Thing) also has the killer simple and masculine packaging we want in our dopp kits. Looks like we found a new go-to brand!

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Harry's Face Wash For Men



While some of the top face washes can cost more than a man might want to spend, Harry's has the solution to men's grooming at an affordable price. For only $7, this super light exfoliating face wash is a bargain any guy can get behind to gently remove dead skin and give your face a little morning wake-up with peppermint. With a small dab of this foaming face wash, you'll be on your way to fresh, clear skin in no time.

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Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash
Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash



Wake up and smell the face wash! This energizing men's cleanser from Kiehl's has caffeine in it — another major skin care trend for its anti-inflammatory qualities and its ability to reduce wrinkles. With citrus extract and menthol, you're bound to seize the day, no matter how little sleep you got. This might be the new best part of waking up!

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Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam



The struggle of adult acne is real! Clinique's Acne Solutions face wash for men is just the trick for a clean break with its dermatologist-tested mild foam cleanser. When using this cleanser as part of Clinique's Clear Skin System, Clinique says it can reduce blemishes by 37% in three days. If your skin is having a manic Monday, use this foam cleanser, and you'll be good in time for a long weekend getaway.

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Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator Wash
Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator Wash



When the weather changes, so does our skin. Winter can leave you with a dry dull complexion, but we found a solution in this face wash for men! Vasanti's Brighten Up! uses papaya enzymes to break down dead skin cells, exfoliates with micro-crystals, and hydrates with aloe to leave your face looking rested and rejuvenated. Get that healthy vacation glow without the miles? Yes, please!

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Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser
Malin + Goetz
Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser



This Malin + Goetz cleanser is our face wash pick for any man. This best-seller works on all skin types and gives your skin a deep clean without drying or damaging it. Plus, grapefruit extract acts as a natural cleanser with a fresh smell. The simple bro-friendly packaging is also great for masculine men who want to keep their bathrooms looking macho.

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Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser



The charcoal skin care craze is everywhere — and for good reason. This Boscia black cleanser contains charcoal that works like a magnet to clear out pores from dirt and oil, and it minimizes pore size with artichoke leaf extract. Did we mention how cool it is to use a black-colored cleanser?