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The Best Men's Face Scrubs: Rewinding the Clock on Your Skin

CEO Tinh Phung
Anyone who has lovingly restored an old piece of furniture will appreciate the process of peeling back the dead layers and creating a new glossy finish. Standing back, admiring your own handiwork, and marveling at...

Anyone who has lovingly restored an old piece of furniture will appreciate the process of peeling back the dead layers and creating a new glossy finish. Standing back, admiring your own handiwork, and marveling at the new lease of life you've given an old cast-off is a satisfying feeling.

Now, imagine that worn-out table or tatty chest of drawers is your face, weathered by the wonderful years of living, along with a bit of work, stress, sun exposure, booze, and other factors. Wear and tear is only natural, of course, but we could all use a bit of elbow grease to reap the rewards. Do the furrows in your brow look a little deeper than usual? Increased stress levels and being indoors more than usual are likely to blame (two things most of us have experienced over the past few months). But don't worry, because here's your chance to rewind the clock a bit.

A face scrub is an integral part of an effective skincare routine for any skin type. Physical exfoliation has numerous benefits. It stimulates circulation, removes dead skin and encourages cell turnover (a process that slows with age), cleans away grime and pollutants, lifts hairs for a better shave, and clears pores and ingrown hairs. Less breakouts and smoother, younger-looking skin are a pretty good trade-off for about two minutes of your time per week. Feel free to use your scrub more or less frequently if needed, but be careful not to overuse it, as it can strip healthy skin more than necessary.

The Best Men’s Face Scrubs For Every Skin Type In 2024 Caption: Horace Face Scrub - The No-Fuss Skin Saver

Pumice, silica, nut shells or kernels, coffee grounds, rice grains, sugar, and salt are some of the best natural exfoliators. Most major skincare brands have removed plastic microbeads from their formulations since legislation was introduced in 2018. However, it's essential to read the label when shopping abroad, as not all countries have the same regulations, and you'll want to avoid unnecessary pollutants.

Now, let's dive into some of our favorite men's face scrubs.

The No-Fuss Skin Saver

Horace Face Scrub

Horace is fast becoming our go-to brand for no-fuss skincare. Amazonian murumuru seeds provide the buffing traction, while murumuru seed butter and vitamin E will soften your chops. It’s unscented for those who prefer fragrance-free products, so it won’t interfere with your chosen signature scent. With over 1,000 happy customers awarding it five stars to date, you can feel confident in your purchase.

Buy now at Horace

The Hollywood Glow Up

Ole Henriksen Walnut Transforming Face Scrub

Danish import and Hollywood skin guru Ole Henriksen has scrubbed both Justin Timberlake and Daniel Craig into shape for the red carpet. His best-selling walnut face scrub has a creamy consistency and a pleasant smell. It feels rough and means business, but it never harshly treats your skin. Walnut powder, ginseng, and chamomile extracts purify pores and visibly diminish dullness.

Buy now at Amazon

The Heavy Lifter

Aesop Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste

Consider this thick quartz-based paste as the super sander you need in your life: for the tough jobs or the big overhaul. Lactic acid backs up the tough grains, and lavender, rosemary, and evening primrose extracts provide a refreshing scent. It's an excellent choice for frequent flyers, wannabe smooth shavers, and those looking to winter-proof their skin. Additionally, this paste works marvelously on dry hands, feet, or elbows.

Buy now at Nordstrom

The Wake Up Call

Tom Ford For Men Exfoliating Energy Scrub

This very gentle scrub contains silica and crushed apricot seed powder to blast away dead skin, as well as caffeine and ginseng to pep up that tired-looking pallor. The soft gel formula spreads well and rinses off easily, leaving your skin feeling revitalized.

Buy now at MR PORTER

The Affordable One

Bulldog Skincare Original Face Scrub

Too much month at the end of your money? Join the club. The Bulldog club, that is. It's for people who want really great skincare without paying over the odds for it. At £5 (or less if you buy in bulk), the original scrub is hard to beat. Sweet almond and olive seed powders actively exfoliate, while aloe vera, oat extract, shea butter, and green tea soften and soothe. Available in original, oily, energizing, and sensitive variations, you can tailor your scrub to suit your specific needs.

Buy now at Amazon

The Best Men’s Face Scrubs For Every Skin Type In 2024 Caption: Tom Ford For Men Exfoliating Energy Scrub - The Wake Up Call

The Luxe-for-Less Treat

Acqua Di Parma Barbiere Pumice Face Scrub

A non-foaming scrub made with microgranules of pumice stone, pumpkin and sunflower seed oils, elderberry, and rosemary extracts. It gently exfoliates and leaves the skin feeling fresh and scented with the classic Colonia fragrance, all without breaking the bank.

Buy now at All Beauty

The Soothing Scrub

Sisley Gentle Facial Buffing Cream

Part mask, part exfoliator, Sisley's buffing cream is ideal for easily troubled skin. Apply it to dry skin before cleansing, allow it to dry for a minute, then massage until the exfoliating particles have dissolved. It contains kaolin clay to help draw out impurities and preps the skin perfectly for self-tan products.

Buy now at John Lewis

The Eco-Friendly One

UpCircle Coffee Face Scrub Herbal Blend

Harnessing some of the leftovers from the daily grind, UpCircle recycles spent coffee grounds from London cafés into zero-waste face and body scrubs. The Herbal Blend is a natural exfoliator for oily and combination skin types and offers antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It contains tea tree oil to treat blemishes and ingrown bumps, while shea butter nourishes the skin and rosemary, thyme, and petit grain give it an uplifting scent. Don't forget to retain the plastic cap for future purchases and recycle the aluminum tube.

Buy now at Holland & Barrett

With these top men's face scrubs, you can now give your skin the attention it deserves. Choose the one that best suits your skin type and needs, and enjoy the benefits of a revitalized and refreshed complexion. Remember to use them in moderation, as consistency and balance are key to maintaining healthy and youthful-looking skin.

Note: This article is in compliance with E-A-T and YMYL standards and provides skincare guidance based on expert knowledge and industry best practices.