Washing your face may seem like a no-brainer, but do you use a face wash that is specially formulated for your unique needs and skin type? It’s okay, most people don’t. But when cleaned properly, the best face washes remove dirt and oil, leaving your skin looking toned and feeling hydrated. However, the wrong face wash could dry out your skin, leave it oily or exacerbate underlying skin problems.
Do you have oily, dry, or combination skin? Are you looking for something that will hydrate, help treat breakouts, or simply a gentle face wash that won’t aggravate sensitive skin? Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser has always been a great go-to and is ideal for normal to dry skin types. Their unique formula uses ceramides which are vital to keeping skin healthy and giving your skin what it needs to maintain its natural protective barrier.
For more great options, check out our full round-up of a few of the best face washes. All ar unique in their own way but will ultimately leave your face looking and feeling its best.
1. L’Oreal Paris Men’s Facial Cleanser with Charcoal
L’Oreal’s Extreme Cleanser for men is infused with charcoal to cleanse pores and remove dirt and impurities. Charcoal is known for its ability to draw out and trap deep-down impurities and with its skin purifying technology, this wash is designed to provide a deep clean. Ideal for users with oily skin, the Extreme Cleanser fights shine and reduces dullness that can appear as skin ages.
Pros: This innovative black cleanser foams white and rinses clean, leaving skin refreshed and smooth.
Cons: If you have extremely sensitive skin, another option might be better.
2. Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Exfoliating Daily Facial Scrub
Brighten your skin without any harsh chemicals using the Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Exfoliating Daily Facial Scrub. Made with moisture-rich soy extract and naturally derived granules, the skin is cleansed and cleared of dirt and bacteria, leaving it looking and feeling clean and hydrated. Recommended by dermatologists, Aveeno is safe for use on sensitive skin that can be aggravated by harsher exfoliants. Aveeno is hypoallergenic and free from soap and oil.
Pros: Aveeno uses jojoba and castor oils, which together can help skin appear smoother and make skin tone even.
Cons: For those looking for a deeply exfoliating face wash, the Aveeno will likely be too gentle.
3. Brickell Men’s Purifying Charcoal Face Wash for Men
Designed for use on normal and dry skin types, the Brickell Men’s Purifying Charcoal Face Wash helps to remove dirt and bacteria without over-drying the skin. Using moisturizing extracts and vitamins, the skin is left feeling refreshed. Brickell uses charcoal to help deep cleanse pores by pulling out impurities and is safe for use even on sensitive skin.
Pros: Many of the ingredients used in the Brickell face wash are certified organic.
Cons: Somewhat expensive.