Top 7 Face Wash & Face Cleanser for Men 2018

Introduction: Top  7 Face Wash for Men 2018

Getting a good face wash is essential, especially if you have different from a normal skin type. Having a good face cleansing routine could easily save your face from those oiliness, or even acne and pimple breakouts. Using traditional bar soaps, if not careful could over dry or damage your skin.

Before purchasing any facial cleanser or face wash, ensure to determine the skin type you belonged to. This will help you to get a product that not only effectively removes dirt, but prevent you from any facial disaster!

Skin Types

Normal Skin - No excessive oil or dryness

You are one lucky man if you fall into this category as can almost use any face wash out there. Your skin tone is even, no redness, flaky or acne prone. In addition, you could you any body washes to cleanse as long it’s over drying.

Oily Skin - Excessive oil

If you fall into this category, you might have larger or more noticeable pores. Don’t blame yourself, this is usually hormones or genetics. Having oily skin doesn’t mean you have to clear them all at once during your face wash. In fact, the overproduction of oil could be due to the dryness on your skin. For this you have to maintain a proper pH balance by getting a facial cleanser that regulates oil production without over drying your face.  Face wash that contains salicylic acid helps to combats excess oil and prevent acne breakouts.

Sensitive Skin

You experience frequent redness, dryness or irritation after a face wash or shaving. Find a face wash that has balance pH level for your skin and soothing ingredients such as aloe vera. Avoid any scrubs which might over remove any cells or skin, which will expose you to more uncomfort. Soap free, fragrance-free and fewer ingredients are your most probable best bet.

Dry Skin

You experience flaky, itchy and feels very right. The dryness of your skin is due to the lacking of natural moisturizer (oil) from your body system. You will want to find something more moisturizing that hydrates your skin after a wash.

Urban Oak’s Top 7 Facial Cleanser for Men

(1) Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser


This is a very gentle cleanser that does foam up much. It’s a  2 in 1 product that cleanses and tones the skin. During cleansing, it feels fresh with very little scent. It is effective in washing off impurities and dirt, hence very suitable for man who works outdoors mostly. Contains Aloe and chamomile leaf to soothe the skin and prevent any irritation or redness.  

This cleanser also uses witch hazel which acts as a astringent, preventing any potential acne outbreak or or lessen the impact of any inflammation. It also helps to heal and reduce the marks of scars. More importantly, these are sulfate and paraben free products, and dermatologist tested.

Skin Type: All Skin Types

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(2) Rugged and Dapper Daily Power Scrub Men’s Facial Cleanser


Rugged and Dapper Daily Power Scrub Facial Cleanser is a exfoliating face wash with face scrub formulated for men. It helps to get rid of dirt effectively, removing excess oil and grime to eliminate breakouts & acne without drying the skin. Surprisingly after washing, it maintains the moisture on the skin. The exfoliating beads helps to scrape any dead or dry skin while removing excessive oil.

This is a sulfate-free, paraben-free, vegan and not tested on animals. It contains aloe vera, vitamin C, willow bark, burdock root and oregano oil to nourish and cleanse your skin. So for the rugged and dapper, you can’t miss this awesome product with black and white design.

Skin type: Normal, Oily, Dry Skin

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(3) Mancave Willow Bark Face Cleanser


Want an awesome smell to your face wash? This is one with manly / masculine fragrance. Putting scent aside, this face cleanser actually washes off dirts effectively without over drying the skin. It contains willowbark, a natural astringent with anti-inflammatory, soothing and conditioning properties for the skin. In addition, its green tea extracts act as an antioxidant that helps to cleanse and detoxify the skin gently. For the finishing touch, the spinach extract help to nourish and invigorate the skin, keeping your skin more healthy and preventing dullness.

All in all, this product is suitable for men with oily skin especially. Again, this product is toxic (sulfate, paraben) free, and not tested on animals.

Skin Type: Oily Skin

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(4) Muji Moisturizing Face Wash


This has been one of the all time favourites because it is gentle to sensitive skin and moisturizing. It has a thick creamy texture. When apply on wet face, it does foam up a little but not too much. You can feel the smoothness as you massage the cleanser on your face. There is no strong scent to it and not much of fragrance used. This is to ensure it doesn’t trigger sensitive skin to itch and causing redness.

Personally, I used it once a day and it’s usually at the end of the day. After the wash, usually it is well complemented by the Moisturizing Milk for sensitive skin.

Skin type: Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin, Normal Skin

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(5) Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash


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This face wash is designed specially to prepare men for a good shave. There’s a cooling sensation and the feel of freshness after each wash. Some of its key ingredients are caffeine, which is used to strengthen the skin and reduce any puffiness under the eye. It also contain vitamin E to act as an antioxidant, protecting the skin from any free radicals, and more importantly keeping the skin moisturized. Lastly, it contains menthol that gives the cooling sensation after the wash, soothes the skin and prepare it for shaving. You will be super energized and recharged after the wash!

Skin Type: Normal Skin, Oily Skin

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(6) Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Face Wash 


The Bulldog brand aims to provide men with skincare product made of natural ingredients. This face wash lathers up well, create a smooth foam for a gentle wash. It contains essential oils & bergamot orange extracts to freshen you up with some citrusy and woody scent. Its aloe vera content ensures your skin is soothes and moisturized after each wash. It does a very good job in cleaning away impurities, suitable for men whose works are constant exposed to dust or dirt.

They say a bulldog is a man’s best friend. So why not be friends with them now ;)

Skin Type: Normal, Oily, Dry

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(7) Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser  


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For men (or even the ladies) who have very sensitive skin, this is one of your best bets. It is soap free, very mild cleanser that is moisturizing and does not dry up your skin. This made in Singapore brand is designed for the Asian skin conditions who are prone to outbreaks or inflammation, and to combat humid weather Fragrance free, this is the simplest yet effective cleanser for your daily wash :)  

Skin Type: Specially for Sensitive Skin, All Skin Type

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