Regular facial cleansing is an essential part of any healthy skincare routine for both men and women. A key benefit of regularly using facial wash is that it helps to reduce the build-up of harmful, damaging substances that can accumulate in your pores, enabling your skin to breathe and reducing the likelihood of it breaking out.
Whilst many men’s facial cleansers usually focus on repairing dry, more damaged skin, they can also often help to reduce the oily harmful substances that build up on the outer surface of your skin, ensuring it looks and feels fresher and cleaner for longer.
Let’s look at some of the best Japanese men’s face wash available to order online!
Best Men’s Face Wash For Oily, Rough Skin
This men’s foaming face wash from Shiseido helps to eliminate impurities and cleanse oily, rough skin while moisturizing agents help to refresh and protect your skin’s outer layer.
This daily facial wash can also be used as a shaving foam, helping to create a protective layer that softens your skin.
Key ingredients include Sorbitol which helps to retain moisture for a longer-lasting impact, and extracts of Sophora Angustifolia root and Camellia Seed, which are known for their moisturizing properties and are rich sources of antioxidants.
Shiseido Men Cleansing Foam Facial Wash 130g
Best Men’s Face Wash For Dry And Damaged Skin
This Japanese face wash for men from Ishizawa Lab is most effective when used on dry and damaged skin due to its powerful hydrating and restorative properties.
This product is a deep pore facial wash which means that key ingredients such as Papain help to open clogged and bumpy pores while hydrating, protecting, and treating imperfections on your skin’s surface. Baking soda helps to eliminate dead cells whilst eucalyptus will leave your skin feeling cool and refreshed.
Ishizawa Lab Keana Nadeshiko Baking Soda Scrub Face Wash for Men 100g
Best Men’s Face Wash For Normal To Oily Skin
The Shiseido Uno Whip Wash Scrub for Men is a quick-foaming creamy cleanser that is designed for normal to oily skin. It removes impurities and other harmful pollutants from deep inside your pores and leaves your skin feeling cool and refreshed.
The natural clay ingredient included in this product is known for its absorbent properties, helping with circulation and delivering nutrients to the skin, as well as assisting with healing and regenerating rough and discolored patches, leaving the surface of your skin feeling smooth and tightened.
Shiseido Uno Whip Wash Scrub for Men 130g
Best Quick Foaming Men’s Face Wash
The Uno Whip Speedy Men’s Face Wash Foam from Shiseido is an instant foaming thick and rich facial cleanser for oily skin that reaches deep into your pores to cleanse, purify, and soften.
Key ingredients include glycerin which provides smoothness and lubrication and helps to lock in moisture offering longer-lasting softness, and lauric acid, which is known for its light bay-leaf fragrance and gentle skin-soothing properties.
This facial foam can also double up as a pre or post-shaving foam as the hydrating and anti-inflammation ingredients help to protect and soften the skin before and after shaving.
Shiseido Uno Whip Speedy Men's Face Wash Foam 150g
Best Charcoal-Based Men’s Face Washes
This men’s charcoal cleanser and facial wash from Rohto helps to remove excess oil, dirt, and other impurities from deep in your pores by harnessing microparticles of algae and charcoal while hydrating and locking moisture into the surface of your skin.
In addition to its cleansing and hydrating properties, the key ingredient charcoal also helps to absorb chemicals, bacteria, and other everyday particles that can harm your skin’s surface.
The face wash also includes skin-tightening ingredients that can help to open blocked pores while leaving behind a fresh menthol fragrance. This men’s charcoal cleanser is available in two sizes - 130g and 200g.
Rohto Oxy Deep Face Wash Men’s Charcoal Cleanser 130g
This Japanese charcoal-based facial cleanser for men makes use of the unique properties of charcoal powder to remove excess oil, dirt, and other impurities from deep in your pores. Additional key ingredients include magnesium aluminometa silicate, derived from naturally occurring clay minerals, which helps your skin to absorb moisture faster, and acrylate copolymer, which helps to strengthen the protective barrier over your skin, resulting in a tighter, smoother feel.
The gentle facial cleanser also leaves behind a cooling menthol fragrance, giving you a longer-lasting feeling of freshness. It is most effective when used on oily to normal skin.
Shiseido Uno Whip Wash Black Men's Cleanser 130g
Best Men’s Face Wash For Oily Skin
This men’s facial wash foam from Bioré hydrates your skin while regenerating and enhancing its protective layer against harmful pollutants. Its unique Oil Clear formula helps to reduce levels of the oily substance that collects on the surface of your skin called sebum, leaving it feeling smooth with a refreshing subtle citrus fragrance.
Another key ingredient is myristic acid which is packed with powerful cleansing properties that aid in the removal of dirt and other stubborn impurities. This foamy facial cleanser can also be used as a shaving foam and is best suited for oily skin.
Kao Men's Bioré Face Wash Foam 150ml
Best Men’s Face Wash For Treating Acne
The Rohto Oxy Perfect Face Wash is a multi-action, deep pore cleanser for men that moisturizes and cleanses oily and clogged skin while protecting its outer layer from harmful external pollutants.
This facial wash is enhanced with key acne-clearing ingredients that help to improve the appearance of distressed and dry skin by reducing, peeling, and eliminating harmful acne-causing germs.
Using this wash regularly will also help to soothe irritated skin and ensure the exfoliating ingredients frequently absorb oil to help purify your pores.
Rohto Oxy Perfect Face Wash Men’s Acne Cleanser 130g
Best Men’s Face Wash And Body Wash
This Medicated Skin Wash from ULOS was specially formulated to help protect your skin against sweat and other unpleasant body odors while cleansing and sanitizing your skin by creating a gentle and soothing lather that can be applied to both your body and face.
ULOS is a skincare brand that was built upon the concept known as Cosmedics, the idea that skin health comes first, which ensures that all ingredients are not harmful to your skin.
Some of those ingredients include Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate which is known for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, and O-Cymen-5-ol, which is known to help prevent the growth of microorganisms and odor on the skin’s surface.
ULOS Medicated Skin Wash for Face and Body 300ml
Best Hydrating Men’s Face Wash
The Bioré deep moist facial wash from Kao is designed to work best on men with dry or damaged skin due to its unique foaming formula, which is designed to rehydrate your skin and eliminate any dry patches.
Key moisturizing ingredients penetrate deep into your pores helping to eliminate impurities and reduce levels of the waxy, oily substance naturally produced by your body known as sebum, leaving your skin feeling fresher and looking healthier. This product can also be used as a shaving foam and as part of your daily facial cleansing routine.
Kao Men's Bioré Facial Wash Deep Moist 130g
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