Face scrubs are an absolutely vital element to any decent skincare routine. In this article we explain why you need one, and attempt to answer the question ‘What is the best face scrub for men?’.
Exfoliating is one of the three pillars of skincare, alongside cleansing and moisturising, and if you’ve not built exfoliation into your regular skincare routine, you’re doing your skin a disservice. Your skin is continuously turning over cells, shedding dead skin, and producing new cells. Through this process, it gradually flushes out dirt and pollution that you’re exposed to throughout the day, but it often needs help with this process.
Deep lying dirt and dead skin cells can, and regularly do, block your pores. This closes off the channels through which dead skin is shed. This causes the buildup of sebum, dirt, and dead skin responsible for blackheads, blemishes, and other unpleasant skincare problems.
Regularly exfoliating is your guarantee against this, a perfect compliment to your cleansing routine, which ensures that you are allowing your skin to be the best it can.
The Lab Series Skincare for Men Invigorating Face Scrub makes use of fine particles to abrade dead skin cells away and unclog pores. Formulated to work best for those with normal to oily skin, its gentle but efficacious scrubbing action means it can be used as frequently as needed to get the desired results.
The Facial Scrub from Anthony makes use of the exfoliating properties of Bora Bora White Sand particles, as well as Vitamin C and soothing ingredients Aloe Vera and Chamomile. For this reason, it effectively cleanses away dirt, exfoliates dead skin cells, and prevents irritation.
The Baxter of California Facial Scrub is comprised of Honey, Aloe Vera, and enriching Botanical Extracts to ensure your skin is conditioned and strengthened, while using gently abrasive Walnut shell to dislodge and clear away the deep lying dirt, sebum, and skin cells that build up to cause blocked pores and blemishes.
The Sukin For Men Facial Scrub is an innovative formulation of exfoliating Bamboo Powder and Walnut Shells, as well as deeply conditioning Sesame and Jojoa Oils, which moisturises and softens skin while scrubbing it clean.
The Bulldog Oil Control Face Scrub is an all natural, vegan scrub, like the rest of the Bulldog range. Formulated especially for those with the oily skin type, the brand also produce an equivalent scrub product for those with sensitive or dry skin.
Designed both to refine and energise skin, the Elemis TFM Energising Skin Scrub is made with Phytoplankton granules, its main exfoliating agent, as well as soothing Chamomile and Laurel. The brand’s reputation for skincare expertise is on full display in this high quality, highly functional face scrub.
The Ecooking Face Scrub uses Sweet Almond Seeds as its primary exfoliant, while using Sunflower and Shea Butter Oils to hydrate and protect the skin. Ecooking specialise in all natural skincare products that achieve straightforward aims with impressive effectiveness, and this has to be one of our favourites from the brand.
When it comes to male grooming, if it’s from Murdock you know you can trust it. When it comes to the best face scrub for men, the Murdock Face Scrub definitely has to feature, as its expertly designed formula, using cold-pressed Jojoba Oil and Pumice Sand strikes the perfect balance of conditioning and exfoliating.
The Aesop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant is a fantastic exfoliating solution, in which the exfoliating granules, a mixture of Crushed Nut Shells and Clays, comes in a separate pouch. This means those with sensitive skin have a greater degree of control over the level of abrasion they get, allowing for a much gentler exfoliating experience if required.
The Clinique for Men Face Scrub has long been a favourite here at Mankind, combining its rounded granules are gently exfoliating, meaning it dislodges dead skin cells and dirt with minimal irritation, avoiding microabrasions.