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Finding the Right Products for Your Skin Type

You might think that good old fashioned soap and water is enough to clean your face, but things have changed for male skincare. Men deserve better than that these days, and now you can find a wide range of excellent quality face cleansers aimed at giving different skin types the TLC they need.

Happy, healthy, bright skin doesn’t happen overnight, but investing products that have been designed for the unique challenges faced by your skin is the best way to give it a new lease on life. Here, we’re going to look at what makes a great face wash for sensitive, dry, and combination skin.

What is a good facial cleanser for men?

In short, a good facial cleanser for men is the one that is designed a) for male skin, and b) for the type of skin you have. A standard soap [or a product designed for a different need i.e. not shopping for your skin type] may not be good enough to give your skin the love it needs and they can often contain ingredients that work against your skin type; if you’re prone to oily skin, your face wash should have different ingredients from those used for dry skin.

This is why it’s so important to use a face wash that has been lovingly crafted by a brand that understands the challenges that men’s skin face.  You can use your new found face wash to work in partnership with a moisturiser, also tailored to your skin needs.

Man with beard cleansing face

What is the best face wash for oily skin?

If you struggle with oily skin, you need to opt for a face wash that has ingredients designed to combat the shine and oil, leaving fresh, non-greasy skin. For example, our Oil Control Face Wash contains a range of great ingredients, including:

  • Witch hazel, which is a flowering shrub. The leaves, bark, and twigs are traditionally used as an astringent
  • Willow bark, which is known to help dry excessively oily skin whilst improving texture
  • Juniper, which we source from the fruits of the juniper tree. They have long been used to moisturise skin and have astringent properties

In fact, of the people we asked 87% said their skin was left feeling refreshed, and 74% said it left the skin visibly shine-free.

Sensitive Face Wash

What is the best face wash for sensitive skin?

The best face wash for sensitive skin is one that has been designed to help that exact skin type. Choose a face wash that is fragrance free as these are kinder to skin. Also, dry skin itself can be a symptom of sensitive skin, so it might be that changing to a product designed for this issue can reduce dryness as a result.

You might think that moisturising with dry skin will irritate it even more, but if you opt for the right products, you won’t need to worry.

What is the best facial cleanser for dry skin?

As we mentioned, dryness can be a consequence of sensitive skin and not using the right products could even exacerbate things further. We recommend our Sensitive Face Wash as it has a non-drying formula containing oat oil and willow herb which are both known to give moisture and hydration. It is designed to cleanse sensitive skin without irritation, leaving it feeling refreshed and healthy.

It is also fragrance free which makes it gentler on sensitive skin and helps minimise irritation.

What is the best face cleanser for combination skin?

Having combination skin means that different areas of your face struggle with multiple skin types.  For example, your T-zone might be oily, whereas your cheeks might be dry. In this instance, it’s best to opt for an all-rounder like our Original Face Wash.

It contains aloe vera, camelina oil, and green tea and is specially formulated to cleanse men’s skin without any harshness. It’ll be a great first line of defence against dryness and, when used alongside other products in our Original Range, help your skin face whatever comes its way.

Original Face Wash