What's the Best Face Wash for Men?

We all know that taking care of our skin is essential, but finding the best men’s face wash for yourself and your individual needs can be a challenge. Including a high quality face wash in your skincare routine is a game-changer, so being fussy and knowing what to look for is important.

Over the last 10 years working in the men’s skincare industry (and being a consumer of skincare products for over 25 years), I have tried hundreds of face washes. Some good, some great and some not so much. From trial and error, I have come to the conclusion that a face wash should include or fulfill the following criteria:

  • Contain high quality natural ingredients and science backed actives/extracts.
  • Shouldn’t contain cheap irritating fillers such as sulfates.
  • Should deeply cleanse without disrupting the skin’s natural pH.
  • Shouldn’t cause irritation or exacerbate dryness.
  • Shouldn’t leave the skin feeling tight or parched.
  • Should prime the skin and pores for moisturising.

It was the above criteria that drove us to formulate our Face Fuel Cleanser. Let us dive in a little deeper and discuss why we believe it’s the best face wash for men.

The high-quality ingredients in our men’s face wash

As men with busy lives, we need products that work as hard as we do. The Face Fuel Cleanser is tailored for our unique needs, boasting a blend of top-notch ingredients in efficacious percentages that leave our skin looking and feeling its best. So what’s in our face wash?

Activated Charcoal

We chose natural activated charcoal over salicylic acid for our Face Fuel Cleanser. There’s a few reasons why. Charcoal is better for sensitive skin, and it unclogs your pores without drying them out. It also acts like a sponge, cutting through excess oil and eliminates toxins and bacteria. The best part is your skin won’t be left feeling dry and tight post wash.

Green Tea Extract

If your skin feels blotchy and inflamed, it probably needs a double dose of green tea extract. This is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that unclogs pores, soothes acne and fights nasty free-radicals (the things that make you look 10 years older than you actually are). This anti-aging powerhouse makes it the perfect ingredient to use daily as a preventative.

Marshmallow Root Extract

Not to be confused with actual marshmallows. Marshmallow root extract is packed with mucilage, polysaccharides and flavonoids, which give your skin that healthy glow. It’s also got hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties. Perfect for sensitive skin, eczema and rosacea.  

What’s not in our men’s face wash?

We focus on using high quality ingredients in all our formulations, substituting commonly used (but outdated) ingredients shown to cause irritation, for better natural alternatives. Our Face Fuel Cleanser is free from parabens, phthalates, sulfates, silicones, DEA, TEA, glycols, mineral oils and synthetic fragrance. There are a few things you should know about sulfates, so we encourage you to learn a bit more about these ingredients and whether they're right for you.

An Effective and Gentle Face Wash

Gentlemen, we get it. Sensitive skin can be a buzzkill. If you’re someone who has sensitive and reactive skin, this face wash was made with you in mind. Excluding the above ingredients commonly found in over the counter products, our face wash will cleanse deeply without drying out or irritating the skin. 

If you suffer from combination or oily skin, the key ingredients in our face wash will balance out the skin’s oil production without sending it into overdrive. 

Are expensive face cleansers worth it?

In our opinion, when looking at cheaper alternatives and the ingredients used, we do believe paying a little more for higher quality is worth it. While you can find some good quality cheaper alternatives, they often lack the concentrations of quality ingredients to deliver long lasting results. More often than not, cheaper alternatives don’t last as long as their premium counterparts meaning you pay more in the long run.

Our Face Fuel Cleanser only requires a half pump of product to get the job done, giving you over 200 washes per bottle. Not only does it go the distance lasting longer, but you’re receiving beneficial ingredients that positively impact the skin each time you cleanse.

How often should men wash their face?

The rule of thumb for most men is twice daily, morning and evening. There are many factors which can contribute to this which is why we wrote more in depth about how often you should wash your face and how to wash your face properly in 8 simple steps.


Fellas, the quest for the best face wash is over. The Groomed Man Co.'s Face Fuel Cleanser is a game-changer, designed with high-quality ingredients that cater to our specific needs. Elevate your skincare game and unlock your best skin today. It's time to put your best face forward!