Guys, it’s time to take better care of your face. We can get pretty oily and greasy after just four hours out of the shower. Four hours? That’s before lunch time. You need to exfoliate, rid deep dead skin cells, and promote better syncrosy in your natural skin oil production. Exfoliating can help you avoid unnecessary reddening, blotchy skin, acne, dirt buildup, blackheads and more. Do we really need to state our case any further? We all want better, healthier skin, so let’s take a look at the ten best exfoliators for men on the market.
The Best Exfoliators
Brickell is one of the premier companies that all men should be on the lookout for. They blew us away with this simple exfoliating face scrub, which digs deep into your pores to uproot all the stored oil. It doesn’t leave you feeling dry: you’ll be locking in key nutrients and vitamins that protect your skin from becoming dry or irritated. It’s one of the reasons that Brickell’s renewing face scrub is perfect for gentlemen of all skin types, from normal to sensitive and everywhere in between. It contains one off the top tier ingredients that you’ll find in beard oil, being jojoba beads. These work to prevent ingrown hairs from popping up, and strengthens facial hair growth to remove patchiness. Beard or no beard, Brickell’s will restore peace to your face. If you like to take care of your skin, make sure you also check our guide to the best face masks for men.
Four ounces of exfoliating face scrub
Designed for all skin types
Organic and all-natural ingredients
Contains aloe vera, avocado butter, jojoba beads and more
- BrandBrickell Men’s Products
- Weight4.8 ounces
Getting this stuff in bulk is always a good idea, which is why Philosophy put sixteen ounces in one simple bottle. No fuss packaging, nothing but a top-tier exfoliating face scrub. Philosophy is dedicated to providing you with the best experience, and the longest-lasting clear skin feeling you could ever ask for. They’ve created this exfoliator to be used daily without being irritating to your skin, providing you with a fast and simple morning solution to looking the best for the rest of your day. Watch your skin flip from tired to rejuvenated in as little as seven minutes, thanks to the active antioxidants and microbead system.
Sixteen ounces of exfoliating face scrub
Removes oil without drying out your skin
Contains antioxidants to replenish a youthful glow
Designed for daily use without irritation
- Weight1 pounds
An alarmingly large percentage of all men have a skin type that doesn’t fall into the “normal” category. That means there are far more men out there like us, searching for an exfoliator that doesn’t worsen our skin or leave it looking red as a freshly cooked lobster. Rugged & Dapper made this friendly for all skin types, and an absolute Godsend for those of you struggling with acne as a daily fight. This all-natural ingredient list is gentle on your skin, making this facial cleanser and exfoliator perfect for daily use. We’re exposed to so much environmental damage between exhaust, aerosols and pesticides; it feels impossible to take care of your skin, but Rugged & Dapper makes the daily grind a little easier. And for the body, we have made a selection of the best body lotions so check them out.
Eight ounces of face scrub
Full removal of dead skin cells
All-natural and organic ingredient list
Works on all skin types, excellent for late teens/early twenties to combat acne
- BrandRUGGED & DAPPER
- Weight8.8 ounces
Alright guys, the trends have subsided and the experts have weighed in. Activated charcoal is fantastic for your skin, if you can get the right manufacturer’s product, that is. It’s all about the blend of other ingredients, and M3 nailed this formula. Not only do you get a fair twelve ounces of face scrub for an excellent price, but you’re detoxifying your skin while you use it, not just simply lifting dirt and oils. It’s been proven that activated charcoal, when used two to three times per week, and equalize your skin’s oil production, and achieve a better balance of pH levels in your skin moving forward. M3 harnessed the power of activated charcoal and other all-natural ingredients. Now the ball is in your court.
Twelve ounces of high quality charcoal face scrub
All-natural ingredient list
Removes blackheads, dead skin and facial oil instantly
Detoxes your skin to take on the environmental damages of the day
- BrandM3 Naturals
- Weight12 ounces
Paula’s made her choice, and it’s fantastic. This exfoliator for men is designed to hit your skin hard and take no prisoners. It contains two percent of BGA, being beta hydroxy acid or salicylic acid. It’s not going to be good for gents with sensitive skin, but if you can handle a bit, you’ll find that nothing else cures blackheads and removes dirt like Paula can. This leave-in formula works throughout the day, so you can exfoliate, see immediate benefits, and enjoy the calming effects of full-on exfoliation for up to five hours after use. You’ll receive four ounces of product, giving you a rough three to four months of use if you’re using it to its full potential. It’s time to say goodbye to oil and acne for good. This makes a perfect grooming gift for that special someone.
2% BHA helps eliminate blackheads (not good for sensitive skin)
Four ounces of facial scrubbing exfoliator
Works to reduce bags and wrinkles for a temporary lift
Leave-in formula works throughout the day
- BrandPaula’s Choice
- Weight5.6 ounces
Exfoliating your skin isn’t just about getting a short-term solution; it’s action against the dead skin cells and excess oil created by your facial pores. It’s a consistent benefit, and results you can count on. Dermalogica penetrates your pores deep, so you can feel the calming effects working for you even after you’re finished using the product. The best part? This is perfect for all skin types, normal to sensitive, and every category that falls in between. You’re only getting 2.6 ounces for a decent price tag, averaging about forty-five days of use. The question is, do you want to look completely different and feel twice as fantastic? There are plenty of exfoliators on this list that will do that for you, but nothing’s going to pamper your skin like Dermalogica.
2.6 ounces of exfoliator per container
No artificial color, fragrances or animal testing
Works for all skin types
Kills dead skin cells on contact, makes it harder for them to accumulate afterwards
- Weight5.6 ounces
Jack Black is a premier men’s skincare company, and they’re very well known for face moisturizers and pre-shave oil. The thing is, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried their face buff. Where most exfoliators give you that beaded feeling across your skin, Jack Black uses such a fine gradient that you’ll feel like a microscopic sandpaper is buffing out your imperfections, and bringing all your dead skin cells with it right down the drain. No matter what skin type you have, Jack Black is equipped to act gently on your pores, while still removing all the excess facial oils that have been gathering overnight. Make sure you always keep it handy in your dopp kit.
Six ounces of powerful face scrubbing cleanser
Helps combat ingrown hairs by leaving your skin nice and soft
Works for all skin types
Very fine gradient feeling massages your skin
- BrandJACK BLACK
- Weight6.1 ounces
Kyoku was primarily marketed towards women (that didn’t stop this writer from trying it, but y’know). Now, they’ve launched a lineup that’s just for gents, and we’re loving it. This exfoliating face scrub does have a few fairly standard aspects and a similar texture to many other products, but it picks up the pace in rejuvenating your appearance. Thanks to a blend of balanced vitamins and minerals, you’ll be restoring your face’s pH levels, which helps fight acne, blemishes, and bites back against excess facial oil production. You’ll also notice a temporary reduction in wrinkles and bags under your eyes. Even if it’s not for you, don’t worry: Kyoku offers a ninety-day money-back guarantee, no matter what.
3.4 ounces of exfoliating scrub
Restores pH levels in your skin, resulting in less excess oil production
Temporary wrinkle lifting
Money-back guarantee for the first ninety days of use
- BrandKyoku for Men
- ModelSKN-WS 331
- Weight3.36 ounces
Did someone call the doctor? If you’ve never been to a dermatologist, you’re not the only one. If you’ve taken exfoliation into your own hands, you can still feel the same benefits that a doctor’s facial cleansing treatment would give to you. Dr. Brandt uses pharmaceutical-grade crystals in this formula to help scrub away dead skin cells, and pamper your pores to reduce irritation in the future. The best part is that it’s applicable to any skin type, and leaves your skin feeling soft after washing the residual product down the drain. Fight back against excess oil production, and prevent ingrown hairs by wicking away dead skin cells without a second thought.
Two ounces of exfoliating formula
Designed to feel like a dermatologist treatment
Uses high-end crystals to scrub away dead skin
Works well with all skin types
- Branddr. brandt
- Weight0.96 ounces
Last but not least, SkinCeuticals has been one of those companies that don’t advertise, simply get around by referrals. They’ve created a highly powerful formula, and by no means is it inexpensive. This unique blend is designed to be used on oily skin, sensitive skin, but won’t do all too much good on normal skin. Thanks to a myriad of sensitive ingredients, SkinCeuticals gets deep into the pores, gently lifting dirt and excess oil to the surface. You’ll not only feel more hydration deep within your skin, but you’ll also physically feel dead skin cells being scrubbed away from your skin, due to the power of hydrated silica crystals embedded in SkinCeuticals groundbreaking exfoliator.
5.6 ounces of exfoliating face scrub per tube
Designed for every skin type except normal
Hydrated silica crystals scrub away dead skin
Gentle enough to be used every 48 hours
- Weight0.6 ounces