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The Best Facial Washes for Men, According to Your Budget

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The Best Facial Washes for Men, According to Your Budget
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Start with a clean slate!

Not a lot of men are into skincare, but even those opposed to a full-blown routine at least use facial washes, cleansers, and the like. Whether you've grown tired of your current cleanser or just curious to see what's new out there, this list will definitely help you in your skincare journey. Because, as we've said in the past, real men have grooming routines. Here are the 13 best men's facial washes for every budget:

Best Facial Washes for Men

1. Human Nature Oil-Fighting Face Wash

Human Nature's face wash is a favorite for many reasons. It naturally cleanses skin of dirt and oil through charcoal and bamboo while being non-irritating and safe. Plus, it's biodegradable and free from pollutants such as plastic microbeads.

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HUMAN NATURE Oil-Fighting Face Wash, P169.75, Human Nature

2. Axe Facial Gel Foam Ice Chill

Yep, Axe has facial wash. And like its body sprays, it'll leave you feeling fresh and cool. The gel foam formula removes dirt and controls oil for hours on end. It's pretty multipurpose, too. Use it to prime your skin before a shave.

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AXE Ice Chill Gel Foam, P190, Watsons

3. Nivea Men Sensitive Face Wash

Made for sensitive skin, Nivea Men's face wash removes impurities without drying skin out. The moisturizing formula is enriched with chamomile and vitamin E, and is completely alcohol-free.

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NIVEA MEN Sensitive Face Wash, P190, Watsons

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4. L'Oreal Men Expert Pure and Matte Care

L'Oreal's cleanser purifies skin and cools it down, which is perfect for our tropical weather. The charcoal draws out bacteria, impurities, chemicals, and micro-particles. While the menthol leaves skin with a fresh and tingly sensation. Fair warning, though: Menthol isn't for all skin types.

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L'OREAL MEN Expert Pure and Matte Care, P199, Watsons

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5. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil is every man's favorite. It's mild, non-irritating, soothing, cleansing, gentle, and completely effective. Need we say more?

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CETAPHIL Gentle Skin Cleanser, P772, Watsons

6. Mario Badescu Botanical Facial Gel

For oil control, what you need is Mario Badescu's Botanical Facial Gel. The non-soap, non-foaming gel cleanser cleanses deeply while refresing oily skin. The formula also prevents build-up that causes blackheads and pimples.

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MARIO BADESCU Botanical Facial Gel, P1150, Rustan's

7. Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash: Gel Cleanser for Men

You may know about Kiehl's oil eliminator, but have you tried its gel cleanser? It's more suited to daily use thanks to its nourishing ingredients: caffeine, vitamins, and citrus extracts. Not only that, the face wash also preps the skin for a shave.

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KIEHL'S Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash: Gel Cleanser for Men, P1450, Kiehl's

8. L'Occitane Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam

L'Occitane's cleansing foam is what you need for deep cleansing. It offers a deep nourishing cleanse that reaches your pores and removes impurities. And as a foaming cleanser, it leaves skin smoother and firmer in the long run.

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L'OCCITANE Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam, P1060, Rustan's

9. Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel

Pollution is one of the leading causes of acne for city dwellers, so, you should pick up a cleanser that targets just that. Thankfully, Clinique has its cleansing gel that uses charcoal to leave skin feeling fresh, clean, and comfortable.

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CLINIQUE City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel, P1650, Rustan's

10. Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser

The main ingredient of Malin + Goetz's cleanser is grapefruit, a natural cleanser and exfoliator. But, it does so much more than that. The gentle foaming gel purifies and hydrates any skin type, and even eliminates the need for toner.

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MALIN + GOETZ Grapefruit Face Cleanser, price unavailable, Adora Greenbelt 5

11. Murad Refreshing Cleanser

Men's facial products tend to be harsher. Murad's cleanser, however, promises to refresh by washing everything bad away without over-drying. It does so with the use of cucumber extract and Hawaiian white ginger.

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MURAD Refreshing Cleanser, P2050, Rustan's

12. SK-II MEN Moisturizing Cleanser

SK-II's take on the cleanser is built on its trademarked ingredient Pitera. The essence is one that's rich in all the good stuff: vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids.ÂIt lathers to a foam to flush out impurities and more from your pores.

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SK-II MEN Moisturizing Cleanser, P2982, Sephora.ph

13. La Mer The Cleansing Gel

La Mer really is the only way to go at the high end of the price spectrum. The Cleansing Gel gets rid of impurities, excess oil, and pollutants in the gentlest way possible. It then leaves skin energized, fresh, and vibrant.

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LA MER The Cleansing Gel, P6100, Rustan's

* This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.phMinor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.

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