When you think of the best facial cleanser for men, the first thought that comes to mind is the ads that we have grown up with, for men’s face washes. Everything is macho, clean and very heavy-duty.
I have often wondered if a man’s skin was so “rugged” and I’m sure you’ve thought the same.
We find out if there’s any need to “squeaky clean” a male face with detergents or would it work just fine with an organic “gentle” face wash for men. Here’s the tea. And find out our very own recommendation of the best facial cleansers for men too!
Understanding a man’s skin and what goes into the best face wash for men
For centuries the conversation has always been centred around women’s skin and skin care. So is a man’s skin really that different from a woman’s?
Yes. In some major aspects, it is:
The male skin is usually thicker than the female counterpart. Higher levels of testosterone in the male body lead to increased collagen density.
On the plus side, thicker skin means a man’s skin is less prone to showing signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines than women’s.
A man’s skin also usually produces more sebum or skin oils.
Higher sebum production is one of the reasons that help prevent ageing, but it also means greasy skin, chances of acne, and the much dreaded clogged pores.
Finding the right face wash is essential to balance the sebum production and avoid pimples and acne breakouts.
One of the major differences in men is obviously, facial hair. From a skincare perspective, as part of shaving, there’s a good chance of skin irritation, razor burns and, ingrown hair.
Top picks for men’s facial cleanser
To understand which is the best face wash for your skin, you need to understand your skin type(vata, pitta or kapha), your skin issues and your skincare goals. We’ve extensively talked about this here, it’s worth a read.
Oil control with Brahmi’s vetiver & Apricot cleanser for kapha or oily skin
One of the finest, gentle face wash for men in the market today, our formulation has Ayurvedic ingredients and a nourishing gentle nature, which helps clean grime and excess oils, while hydrating and healing the skin as well.
Enriched with soothing Sandalwood, Vetiver, Brahmi and Frankincense, this beautifully scented face wash is amazing to unclogs pores, soothe skin, and reduce hyperpigmentation.
The oily skin face wash for men is one of our client favourites and is best followed up with a kapha nourishing moisturiser by Brahmi.
Neem and Green Tea cleanser – The best pick from face washes for men with sensitive/combination skin
Made with natural ingredients like Neem and Green Tea, this face wash for men is designed to gently remove dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils.
Neem has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to prevent acne and other skin irritations.
A magical combination with Green Tea rich in antioxidants helps fight free radicals and protect your skin from damage.
Rose and Tulsi face wash for men with dry skin
Our signature blend of rose and tulsi extracts in this incredible face wash is instrumental in reducing inflammation and redness. It has an intense hydrating ability and helps balance skin’s natural moisture. Our clients say it’s the best facial cleanser for men as well.
Rose brings hydrating and anti-aging properties and tulsi packs powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from environmental stressors.
Rose and Tulsi Face face wash for men is also infused with aloe vera, chamomile, and lavender extracts, which work together to soothe and calm dry, irritated skin.
Aloe vera is known for its moisturizing and healing properties, while chamomile and lavender are renowned for their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits.
If you have flaky skin, you should try this as it is one of the best facial cleansers for men.
Does your man need a skincare routine?
Absolutely, but we won’t bore you with 25-step routines that tire you out just by reading about it. Here’s our simple, minimal and absolutely easy-to-use routine for any skin type.
Cleanse only as needed
Woke up fresh in the morning? Skip the face wash for now and just do a water wash.
If you find yourself greasy, use our Nourishing Cleanser is among the best face washes for men to rejuvenate and freshen up your skin.
Tone with organic mist
We love a simple toner. Invest in good gulab jal or just plain rice water.
Use both chilled on the face in a nice spray bottle. A toner helps tighten pores and soothe irritated skin.
Don’t forget this step.
After an intense cleaning and exfoliation, it is essential to add hydration to the skin.
Always apply a moisturiser to damp skin for maximum efficacy.
Meet our light and bouncy nourishing moisturiser for dry skin.
Providing intense hydration and nourishment, it helps to plump up the skin and reduce wrinkles within 28 days of use.
If you’re stepping out, so is your sunscreen. Prevent premature signs of ageing with a high SPF sunscreen(30+) every day as you go out.
Exfoliation for men? Yes. Most men have an abundance of whiteheads and blackheads on their face which seldom goes untreated.
A weekly mask with our exfoliating scrub is all you need to say goodbye to bumpy skin and get that perfect skin texture.
For your weekly exfoliation routine, we recommend our highly praised and luxurious Exfoliating scrub for oily skin.
With a fine ubtan consistency, our exfoliant scrub is made of safe and effective ingredients your dadi would surely approve of.
Our concoction features Amla, Brahmi, Vetiver, Turmeric, Neem, and Ashwagandha in a well-ground mush of rice powder.
Rich, super easy to apply and ritualistic, this is a must-do weekly exfoliant for clogging pores and revealing healthy skin.
Luxurious Ritual boxes-Gift your man the best skin
This time forget the watch and wallet for gifting, give your man theNeem and Green Tea cleanser.
You know the times when you dreaded your man’s white heads and dry skin, here’s a chance to undo it.
And when you gift our luxurious ritual boxes, he can’t say No to it.
Choose from 3 Ritual boxes for Oily Skin
Is your man just starting his skincare routine or is he a pro?
Choose from our delightfully simple choice of skincare boxes(yes, they are also for men) to start his Ayurvedic radiance journey.
Shop our exclusive range of products for kapha dosha skin type to build a complete skincare routine In this Oily skin Ritual box.
Complete Skincare Ritual Box for oily skin
Our oily skin ritual box has
- Vetiver and Apricot Cleanser, an amazing formula for men.
- Gentle Exfoliant for oily skin
- Nourishing Moisturizer for oily skin
- Purifying Face Oil
Morning skincare Ritual Box for oily skin
Waking up with greasy and sweaty skin? Start a morning skincare routine with Brahmi’s mini Ritual box for dry skin.
Here are the 2 powerful products you need in the morning:
- Vetiver and Apricot Cleanser for oily skin- This one is the best facial cleanser for men with kapha skin type.
- Nourishing moisturiser for oily skin
Night skincare Ritual Box for oily skin
If not any other products, these two products are a must even for your most-minimal skincare routine at night. Shop here.
- Gentle exfoliant for oily skin
- Purifying face oil for oily skin
3 Ritual boxes for Dry Skin
Here’s the saviour for dry skin- Our dry skin ritual box is much loved for its bombastic ingredients.
Dry Skin Ritual Box
The big boy here contains all the essentials you need to treat, soothe and nourish your parched skin. Shop here
Complete Skincare Ritual Box for Dry skin This amazing combination of our best picks for dry is enough to build a lavish skincare routine for your man. It contains:
- Rose and Tulsi face cleanser for dry skin
It is the gentlest formula for men who suffer from itchy, flaky skin. No wonder it is one of the best facial cleansers for men. This face wash is safe to use both for your morning ritual as well as for the night if required.
- Gentle exfoliant for dry skin
- Nourishing Moisturiser for dry skin
- Another light yet rich formula for men with very dry skin
- Ultimate hydrating face oil for dry skin
Morning Skincare Ritual for Dry Skin
A morning person? Here’s a quick skincare box that helps rebalance skin oils and gets you started all fresh for the day. Shop here
The box contains:
- Rose and tulsi face cleanser for dry skin
This face wash is gentle, not too foamy and not too harsh on your brittle skin.
- Nourishing Moisturiser
Night Skincare Routine For Dry Skin
Nourish, hydrate and make way for your skin to regenerate and heal all night with our simple and effective Night Skincare ritual box For Dry Skin
- Gentle exfoliant for dry skin
- Ultimate hydrating face oil for dry skin
Skincare ritual Boxes for Combination Skin
One of the trickiest skin type to maintain, we have it all sorted when it comes to combination skincare. Our holistic approach of great ingredients, soothing fragrances and relaxing experiences with our Ritual boxes are guaranteed to heal and nourish your skin.
Complete Skincare Ritual Box for Combination skin
All you need in a cute little box. These are the products you’ll find here:
Neem and Green Tea cleanser for sensitive/combination skin
Gentle exfoliant for sensitive/combination skin
Nourishing moisturiser for sensitive/combination skin
Soothing face oil for sensitive/combination skin
Morning ritual box for combination skin
The bare minimum but a minimum that works exactly to target your oily areas and gently nourish your normal skin. Shop here.
- Neem and Green Tea cleanser for sensitive/combination skin-One of our favourite and best facial cleanser for men.
- Nourishing moisturiser for sensitive/combination skin
Night ritual box for combination skin
For combination skin, a nighttime ritual can’t be missed for men. A good exfoliation(our exfoliant doubles as a cleanser as well) followed by our favourite face oil will do the trick.
- Gentle exfoliant for sensitive/combination skin
- Soothing face oil for sensitive/combination skin
So your gifting is sorted with Brahmi, I hope! Check out our socials for exciting content and special offers.
Which is the best face wash for men?
You should always choose your face wash based on your skin type or dosha. According to it, the best face washes you can use are:
- Brahmi’s Neem and Green Tea cleanser for sensitive skin
- Brahmi’s Vetiver and Apricot Cleanser for oily skin
- Brahmi’s Rose and Tulsi Face Cleanser for dry skin.
- DIY Besan and honey cleanser for oily skin
- DIY Milk and honey cleanser for dry skin
2. Do you need charcoal face wash for men?
You don’t need to invest in a charcoal face wash(which probably is loaded with other major chemicals). Activated charcoal on the other hand is great to get rid of excess oiliness and pull dirt from the face.
Here’s how you can easily and cost-effectively use charcoal to exfoliate your face
- Mix activated charcoal and besan with pure honey to make a paste
- Apply on face using a brush
- Leave it on till it dries off.
- Wash it off with warm water.
- Cleanse the remaining debris with your favourite cleanser. Easy to do and pocket-friendly.