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Kiehl’s Guide to The Best Face Washes For Men

Face wash is one of those universal products that everyone should use, regardless of age, sex, or skin type. But, just because we all need to use it doesn’t mean any cleanser will do. Some formulas and textures work better for specific skin types. One good example of this is face wash for men.

Research has shown that men’s skin tends to be thicker, oilier, and more likely to have enlarged pores. Because of that, men should tailor their face washes to their specific needs. While some men may have different concerns with sensitivity or dryness, in general, the best face wash for men is one that also exfoliates or helps control oil without stripping skin’s natural moisture.

At Kiehl’s, we offer a range of products made specifically for men’s skin, plus a few unisex options that work well with a man’s daily skincare routine. Keep reading to discover some of our best-selling cleansers.

Oil-Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash

As mentioned above, men usually have oilier skin than women, leaving them dealing with excess sebum that can give skin a greasy appearance or contribute to enlarged pores and even breakouts. Kiehl’s Men’s Oil Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash pulls double duty by cleaning away oil, pollution, dirt, and sweat without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. It also exfoliates dead skin with Apricot Kernels, leaving your face looking smoother and brighter.

Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash

Consider our signature men’s cleanser a wake-up call for your skin. True to its name, Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash For Men helps wash away surface dirt and oil, as well as helps skin resist the effects of environmental pollution. Formulated with Caffeine, Menthol, antioxidant Vitamin E, and invigorating citrus fruit extracts, it gives tired-looking skin a healthier appearance. It’s especially good for regular shavers, as it preps for a less irritating, more comfortable shave.

Age Defender Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser

When dead skin builds up, it can get stuck in pores, leading to blackheads and flaky patches on your skin’s surface. The Kiehl’s Age Defender Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser is a daily face wash and mask for men that’s formulated with black Moroccan Lava Clay to deeply cleanse while exfoliating away excess dirt and oil from skin’s surface. Use it morning and evening, and up to three times a week as a men’s face mask for a deeper-cleaning treatment — leave on for five minutes for maximum penetration, then massage in a circular motion to allow particles to exfoliate for a refreshed, younger-looking appearance.

Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

Despite being thicker, men’s skin isn’t necessarily tougher than women’s. In fact, in some cases, it can be more susceptible to damage and irritation, especially those caused by UV rays. Our Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash is made with Calendula Flower Extract to soothe and replenish skin as it cleans, without over-drying your skin’s surface and causing even more irritation to already compromised skin. It’s also made with Glycerin, a powerful moisturizing ingredient that aids your skin’s natural moisture retention and softens rough, dry surface texture.

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