Whether you are a man or a woman keeping your face clean should be on top of your skincare regime. What’s more important than washing your face regularly is using the right type of face wash for your skin. In fact, a fash wash should be an essential item in your grooming kit. Unlike your basic soap, fash washes for men can add extra polish to your face while deeply cleansing your face. A face wash can also help to gently exfoliate your skin without drying out your face. Well, if you are on the hunt for the best men’s face washes in Malaysia then we are here to help you! Below, Beauty Insider Malaysia has gathered the best face washes for men.

The Best Face Washes for Men in Malaysia

1. Clinique For Men Charcoal Face Wash

Infused with pure charcoal gel, this face wash by Clinique is one of the most popular men’s face washes in Malaysia (all for good reasons) It can effectively wash away dirt and all sorts of grime while controlling shine by removing excess oil. This face wash is also great for those with acne-prone and sensitive skin as it can prevent breakouts and seriously soothe those blackheads, blemishes and pimples. 

Why we love it:

  • Draws out impurities
  • Deep cleansing
  • Removes excess oil

Price: RM126.00

Where to buy: Clinique’s official website

2. UTENA Everish Scrub Wash

If you’re looking to cleanse the skin whilst removing blackheads and dead skin cells, check this one out! Choose from the four variants: Charcoal (Deep Cleansing), Aloe Vera (Moisturizing), Green Tea (Soothing), and White Clay (Sebum-Absorbing) – depending on your skin type and concern. Each wash will leave your skin refreshed and cleansed!

Why we love it:

  • Available in different variants
  • Eliminates dead skin cells
  • Smooth out rough skin texture

Price: RM26.90 – RM59.80

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3. MEN’s Bioré Double Scrub Deep Clean Extra Cool

If you ever decide to search for the best face washes for men, you will certainly see MEN’s Bioré Double Scrub Deep Clean Extra Cool on the list. It is formulated with Advanced Japan Million-scrub Technology which maximises its detox cleansing ability by transforming it into micro scrubs to deeply cleanse the pores. This highly-rated product has been long hailed for its effectiveness in removing impurities, blackheads and dead skin cells, helping to revive dullness for a radiant-looking complexion. Thanks to its cooling sensation, it ensures that the skin feels refreshed after cleansing. With just one usage, the MEN’s Bioré Double Scrub Deep Clean Extra Cool will make your skin look clearer.

Why we love it:

  • Provides cooling sensation
  • Penetrates deep into the pores
  • Removes impurities, blackheads and dead skin cells

Price: RM15.40 (100ml)

Where to buy: Lazada and Shopee

4. Alpha Refreshing Face Wash

For particular skin types that are sensitive when it comes to fragrance in their products, this one is a must-have to pick up. It’s an easy-to-use gel-based cleanser that effectively cleanses dirt, impurities, and sunscreen. Some cleansers can leave your skin tight and dry but this isn’t one of those. Plus, it also rebalances your skin’s pH level.

Why we love it:

  • Restores the ideal pH
  • Non-drying formula
  • Softens the skin

Price: RM65.00

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5. DHC Mild Foaming Face Wash

The DHC Mild Foaming Face Wash is a cleanser that instantly removes dirt, excess sebum & oil, and dead skin cells. It creates a pillow-like foam that cushions your face in between your face for a gentle cleanse that doesn’t put pressure on your skin. Formulated Olive Oil and Honey to keep the skin moisturized and smooth.

Why we love it:

  • Produces rich and creamy foam
  • Free from fragrance, colourants and parabens
  • Retains hydration

Price: RM78.00

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6. ClarinsMen Active Face Wash

The Clarins Active Face Wash is an energising face wash that can soothe and deeply refresh your skin. Specifically designed for men’s skin, this gentle facial cleanser can reduce impurities and skin blemishes, while deep cleaning your face and toning the skin’s texture. It can also clear out all the oil and dirt on your skin that clog pores and leave the skin looking grey and dull. To add to that, it can also keep your skin well-hydrated and moisturised throughout the day. 

Why we love it:

  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Combats the drying effects of hard water
  • Soothes the skin

Price: RM105.00

Where to buy: Clarins Malaysia

7. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash

Efficient and energising, Kiehl’s facial cleanser should definitely be in your grooming arsenal. It can thoroughly remove dirt, surface oil, and impurities without an over-drying effect. Formulated with active ingredients like caffeine, vitamins, and invigorating citrus extracts, this facial cleanser can keep your skin looking refreshed and awakened. You can also, this cleanser as a pre-shave cream as it can prepare your skin for a less irritating, more comfortable shave. 

Why we love it:

  • Free from irritating ingredients
  • Refreshing scent
  • Packaged in up to 30% post-consumer recycled material

Price: RM106.00

Where to buy: Kiehl’s official website

8. Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser

One of the highly raved men’s face washes in Malaysia, this daily facial cleanser for men by Jack Black is one worth investing in. Packed with all-natural ingredients like oat, sage leaf extract, and chamomile extract, this gentle cleanser lathers well and also has a subtle refreshing scent and does not dry out the skin. Just use a small amount to create a lather, then apply it to the face and then rinse. Use this cleanser daily and watch your skin transform in just a week! 

Why we love it:

  • Gentle formulation
  • Packed with natural ingredients
  • Removes impurities and oil

Price: RM109.15

Where to buy: Lazada Malaysia

9. Lab Series Skincare Multi-Action Face Wash

The foam-based face wash by Lab Series does justify the “multi-action” in its name. The action-packed formula can unclog pores and scrub away dead skin cells on all types of skin. You can also use it as shaving cream and it can set a smooth canvas for your razor to glide. Suitable for all skin types, this cleanser can deeply clean your pores while removing excess oil and impurities. Use it daily as it can scrub away dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling fresh and smooth.

Why we love it:

  • Non-drying
  • Features gentle buffing grains
  • Removes dead skin cells

Price: RM119.00

Where to buy: Sephora

10. Brickell Men’s Purifying Charcoal Face Wash

The Brickell Men’s Purifying Charcoal Face Wash is an award-winning face wash that is loved by men all around the world! Suitable for men of all ages this purifying face wash by Brickell can do wonders on your skin. With a blend of all-natural moisturising extracts, vitamins, and charcoal, this men’s face wash can deeply clean your skin while leaving a fresh, minty scent! To add to that, because of its organic formula this face wash wouldn’t cause any irritation or dryness on the skin.

Why we love it:

  • Refreshing scent
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Keeps skin hydrated

Price: RM220.00

Where to buy: Shopee Malaysia

11. Anthony Glycolic Cleanser

A top seller in Malaysia for ten years running, this active cleanser is perfect for guys on the go. Gentle on the skin, it can remove dead skin cells, and can soften your skin too! Apart from that, you can also use this cleanser to style and shape your beard hair. To add to that, the cleanser also works extra hard to prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps which gives you space for cleaner and more precise cuts.

Why we love it:

  • Free from paraben
  • Nourishes the skin
  • Sloughs off dead skin cells

Price: RM41.95

Where to buy: Fruugo Malaysia

12. L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Power Foam 

Another budget-friendly option, this face wash for men from L’Oreal is one of the best in the market!. Infused with essential oils and all-natural ingredients like Menthol this revitalising face wash is super effective in removing impurities, dirt and pollution stains. Its non-sticky formula will leave your skin feeling comfortable without any sense of tightness. Use this every day and your skin will feel intensely refreshed, hydrated and looks suppler and softer.

Why we love it:

  • Cooling effect
  • Deep cleansing
  • Does not leave the skin feeling tight

Price: RM23.08

Where to buy: Watsons Malaysia

13. Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Face Wash

We can’t go off a list of best men face washes in Malaysia without mentioning this one from Bulldog. Packed with the wholesome goodness of essential oils and all-natural ingredients, this men’s facial wash ticks every box of your skincare needs!  This face wash is suitable for all skin types especially for men with oily skin as it can control excess oil production and keeps your natural sebum intact, Expect nothing but soft and clean skin once you’ve started using this product! 

Why we love it:

  • Natural ingredients
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Removes excess sebum

Price: RM46.80

Where to buy: Shopee

14. Bad Lab Cooling & Pore Minimising Facial Cleanser 

The Bad Lab skincare line is specially designed for men in Malaysia and this face wash is without a doubt a cult favourite among Malaysian men. Its enriching formula is tailor-made to combat Malaysian heat so expect no traces of dirt and oil! Infused with cucumber extracts this popular face wash can also help minimise your pores and brighten your complexion.

Why we love it:

  • Minimises the appearance of the pores
  • Soothes the skin
  • Good value

Price: RM16.90

Where to buy: Watsons Malaysia

15. Nivea Men Deep Clean Face Wash 

The Nivea Men Originals Refreshing Wash Gel is one of the most affordable men’s face washes in Malaysia. A super budget-friendly option, this cleanser can refresh and cleanse your skin. Thanks to Vitamin E and menthol it can also unclog pores and help prevent breakouts without drying out the skin. Dermatologically approved, this cleanser is without a doubt a must-have! 

Why we love it:

  • Dermatologically tested
  • Non-drying formula
  • Unclog the pores

Price: RM19.90

Where to buy: Lazada

16. SheaMoisture Men Facial Wash & Scrub

The SeahMoisuture African Black Soap & Shea Butter Facial Wash & Scrub is a premium quality facial cleanser that can cater to all your skin needs. Using only natural and organic ingredients, this face wash can help moisturize your skin and keep it hydrated all day long. It can also soothe razor burn and bumps while keeping minor nicks clean. Apart from that, it can also eliminate excess oil without leaving skin overly dry. 

Why we love it:

  • Cruelty-free
  • Lifts impurities and excess sebum
  • Hydrating properties

Price: RM48.00

Where to buy: Shopee

17. Garnier Men Turbolight Oil Control Cooling Foam 

The Turbolight Oil Control Cooling Foam is our favourite from Garnier’s extensive list of men’s face wash collections! Well simply because it is the best one yet! Specially meant for Malaysian men who have extremely oily skin! This foamy cleanser can help control oil production while deeply nourishing your skin. It can also cleanse and tightens your pores while reducing dryness on the skin.

Why we love it:

  • Ideal for oily skin type
  • Cooling sensation
  • Brightens the skin tone

Price: RM19.50

Where to buy: Watsons Malaysia 

18. Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser

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Suitable for both men and women, the Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser can get the job done in unfussy and unfettered style. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and other essential ceramides, it helps restore the skin’s protective barrier while retaining its natural moisture. Gentle and fragrance-free makes its ideal for men with normal to dry skin. Thanks to its advanced formula, this cleanser can supply the skin with moisture and hydration throughout the day and night.

Why we love it:

  • Fortifies the skin’s protective barrier
  • Gentle formulation
  • Retains hydration level

Price: RM56.00

Where to buy: Lazada Malaysia

19. Gatsby Cooling Face Wash Clear Whitening

If you have uneven skin tone or dark patches on your skin then this Gatsby face wash is one for you! Apart from giving you a thorough cleanse, this face wash can also brighten up your skin by reducing melanin production. Packed with skin-brightening ingredients like papaya extracts this face wash can make your skin look brighter in no time. Furthermore, it can also reduce the production of skin keratin that causes dull skin in the first place! 

Why we love it:

  • Revives dull skin
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Good value

Price: RM13.90

Where to buy: Shopee

20. Himalaya Men Power Glow Licorice Face Wash

One of the best face wash that is also natural is the Himalaya Men Power Glow Licorice Face Wash. It is specially formulated to provide you with oil-free and fresh skin. Besides that, its formula contains key ingredients like vitamin-rich alfalfa to help boost skin health. What’s more, is that it contains antioxidant properties as well. To further increase the effectiveness of active herbal ingredients, it uses White Spice Active Boost technology. 

Why we love it:

  • Soap-free formula
  • Gets rid of dead skin cells gently
  • Improves skin health

Price: RM23.90

Where to buy: Himalaya Wellness

21. Vaseline Men Oil Gel Wash 

The Vaseline Men Oil Gel Wash is one of the best face washes for men with oily skin. Its formula is gel-based and gentle to combat environmental factors and sun exposure. Suitable for everyday use, it even has a non-drying effect to help retain moisture. Thus, providing your skin with the hydration it needs. Furthermore, it penetrates deep into your pores to remove excess oil. 

Why we love it:

  • Non-drying
  • Smoother skin
  • Mild formula

Price: RM16.50

Where to buy: Shopee

22. Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

A gentle gel based face wash for men that’s formulated to suit the skin’s natural pH to keep it healthy and balanced. It also has mild exfoliating properties to remove dead skin cells, shrink pores, and treat blemishes. This cleanser leaves the skin feeling comfortable and soft with each use. It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Why we love it:

  • Doesn’t clog pores
  • Affordable drugstore face wash
  • Suitable for all skin types

Price: RM49.00

Where to buy: Watsons

23. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

A popular face wash for men and women, the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is best suited for those with dry or sensitive skin. It gently cleanses and moisturises the skin without stripping the skin of its natural oils. This mild cleanser keeps skin fresh and clean with its ph-balanced formula that also helps prevent skin irritation.

Why we love it:

  • Cleanses the skin’s surface while protecting the skin barrier
  • Fragrance-free
  • Creamy, non-foaming formula

Price: RM26.90

Where to buy: Shopee

24. Dr Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Enzyme Foam Cleanser

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For men with acne prone skin and sensitive skin, the Dr Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Enzyme Foam Cleanser can help treat your acne, soothe skin, and repair uneven skin texture. It’s formulated with Centella Asiatica known for its anti inflammatory properties to reduce redness and calm irritated, blemished skin.

Why we love it:

  • Removes dirt, impurities, and excess oil
  • Helps achieve smooth and radiant skin
  • Hydrates sensitised skin

Price: RM57.88

Where to buy: Shopee

25. CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser

CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser Bumpy Skin

Ideal to use on both the face and body, the CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser helps improve skin texture to get rid of roughness and bumps. It’s formulated with salicylic acid to gently exfoliate the skin and remove dirt and impurities that clog pores without damaging the skin barrier. The SA Smoothing Cleanser also has ceramides and hyaluronic acid to prevent skin dryness, protect the skin, and promote healthy skin.

Why we love it:

  • Great for dry skin, combination skin, acne prone skin, and textured dull skin
  • Aids in decongesting clogged pores
  • Smoothens skin

Price: RM76.99

Where to buy: Shopee

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