The 9 Best Face Washes For Men, According To Skincare Experts

Paula's Choice Calm Ultra-Gentle Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

The new face wash from Paula's Choice won the 2023 Grooming Award after being tested against more than 50 other cleansers. In contrast to other cleaners, this one gets rid of dirt without irritating your skin's layer. 

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

An old favorite is always a good choice. It is made for "combination to oily, sensitive skin," and Cetaphil's tried-and-true wash mixes glycerin and B vitamins to get rid of dirt and oil.

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleansing Gel

Sunday Riley's Ceramic Slip Cleanser is our favorite. It has a smooth, creamy finish and feels like a fancy spa treatment in a bottle. Besides the way it feels, it has a lot of content.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser

The best wash from Kiehl's is perfect for busy guys who want a simple soap that also feels high-end. It doesn't have any chemicals or parabens and is made with soothing glycerin and squalene.

Method Men Face Wash

We love this 2021 Grooming Awards winner so much, and for good reason. Its soothing mix of seaweed and cucumber oils will make your face feel like it's on vacation in the tropics.

Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser

Cerave became famous on TikTok, but beauty experts have liked the drugstore brand for a long time because it has high-quality ingredients at low prices.

SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

This wash and polisher does two things at once. It smooths out rough skin with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), beta-hydroxy acids (BHA), and jojoba seeds that come from natural sources. Soft enough to not hurt your skin.

Oars and Alps Solid Face Wash

This solid soap from Oars and Alps is shaped like a deodorant stick, but it's for your face. It's made with charcoal, which is a buzzy exfoliator that can scrub your face gently without irritating it. It also lasts for months, even if you only use 1.4 oz.

Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clearing Wash

Vitamin B5 and breakout-fighting salicylic acid in this face wash soften and preserve dry skin without tightening it. This cleanser treads the fine line between removing excess oil without removing the skin barrier.