5 Best Cleansers For Men With Combination Skin (2022)

We Highlight the 5 best Cleansers for men with combination skin 

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Words by Lauren Davison
Nov 30, 2022 

Do you ever feel confused about your skincare routine? There’s no doubt that the world of skincare can feel like a minefield. So how do you know where to start? Well, we are here to cleanse away some of that confusion (pun definitely intended).
Let’s start with what combination skin means. This is when your skin is oily in parts and dry in others. It is typically characterised by that dreaded oily t-zone along with dry patches. It can be caused by several factors like genetics, stress, and harsh skincare products. Fear not, you don’t have to live with combination skin forever! We are here to help with a handy list of the best cleansers.

Cleanser vs Face Wash

A cleanser eliminates dirt buildup from our face, leaving us with healthier, fresher skin. Less dirt clogging up our skin means less chance of those breakouts we’ve all experienced. Face wash is designed to clean pores on a deeper level.

Cleanser is gentle on the skin. It removes impurities but doesn’t strip our skin of natural oils either.Face wash may feel harsher on the skin, as it works to clear those stubborn blemishes.
We typically use cleansers at night. Think of it as getting rid of all the grime of the day. Whereas face wash is more of a wake-me-up-in-the-morning kind of product.

Cleansers are a much milder-foaming product compared to face wash.

Cleansers are more moisturising. They focus on purifying, hydrating, and soothing skin. Is it just us, or does the word ‘cleanse’ sound very relaxing and spa-like?

Typically, cleansers have a creamy or milky texture. Face wash has more of a gel consistency in comparison.

Few Tips for Combination Skin

As we’ve discussed before, how building up a regular routine of things that make you feel good can really benefit how you feel. A good cleanser can be an important part of this, helping you to feel fresh and healthy.

Cleansers are valuable because they allow dead skin cells to be swept away. They help us maintain healthier skin.
It’s important to remember that not all cleansers will work for combination skin since you need a balanced product. That’s why we highly recommend a gentle cleanser. It is less likely to cause irritation.

Some cleansers might not do the trick in different areas. Some might over-moisturise the oily areas on your skin. Others may not hydrate the dry areas enough. It might be a case of trial and error for a while, but we believe that it is worth the while as it will benefit your skin.

When you find a cleanser that leaves your skin feeling healthy, and not particularly dry or oily, that is likely to be the right product for you.
Cleansers tend to be gentle, water-soluble, and mildly foaming. They shouldn’t leave the skin tight or dry.

Your cleaner should be refreshing, not painful.
You can use both face wash (morning) as well as a face cleanser (night) if you feel the need. We think it’s important to remember that people’s routines will vary. Rather than comparing your routine to others, we encourage you to focus on what feels good on your skin.

Once you find the skincare routine that works for you, it will soon become a natural part of your day. You’ll be left feeling fresh and healthy.
You don’t have to spend hours searching for cleansers either. We’ve done the work for you and put together a selection of the best cleansers for combination skin.

Best Moisturisers & SPF For Dry Skin

D'ALCHEMY Purifying Facial Cleanser-skincare_face-cleanser-Humanery
D'ALCHEMY Purifying Facial Cleanser-skincare_face-cleanser-Humanery

D'ALCHEMY Purifying Facial Cleanser

Key Ingredients: Essential oils

Apply 1-2 pumps of gel onto damp skin. Gently massage the product into the skin, creating a lather, and then rinse.

The blend of essential oils soothes skin and brings instant radiance. Its plant-based formula gently cleanses the skin, leaving it fresh and hydrated. It also helps balance the skin’s natural pH minus soap. It’s the perfect product for mature, sensitive, and blemish-prone skin.

£23.80 | Subscribe & Save £5

PATRICKS FW1 Face Wash-skincare_face-cleanser-Humanery
PATRICKS FW1 Face Wash | Cell Regenerating Foaming Cleanser
PATRICKS FW1 Face Wash | Cell Regenerating Foaming Cleanser
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PATRICKS FW1 Face Wash-skincare_face-cleanser-Humanery
PATRICKS FW1 Face Wash | Cell Regenerating Foaming Cleanser
PATRICKS FW1 Face Wash | Cell Regenerating Foaming Cleanser
PATRICKS FW1 Face Wash-skincare_face-cleanser-Humanery


Key Ingredients: Oilesscity (skin balancing and mattifying to avoid shiny appearance), AHA Citric Acid (exfoliating – gently removes dirt and sebum deposits to reduce breakouts)

Usage: For best results, massage cleanser to wet skin then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Description: This powerful face wash uses a range of expertly chosen ingredients to sweep away impurities, soothe skin irritation and reduce itchiness.

Price: £58 | Subscribe & Save £5

Key Ingredients: Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate (mild cleansing agent, luxurious foam), Hops extract (soothing, antibacterial, perfuming)

Usage: Use in the morning before shaving for best results. Apply the product onto damp skin, and gently massage the area. Then rinse with warm water.

Description: Manufactured in Sweden, the formula has been made to be as natural as possible. The mild, liquid cleanser is suitable for all skin types and preps the skin before shaving. Helping to wash away dirt and impurities, skin is left feeling hydrated, energised, and thoroughly cleansed.

Price: £9.99 | Subscribe & Save £5

The Grey Comfort+ Face Cream
The Grey Comfort+ Face Cream
The Grey Comfort+ Face Cream
The Grey Comfort+ Face Cream
The Grey Comfort+ Face Cream
The Grey Comfort+ Face Cream

The Grey Comfort+ Face Cream

Key Ingredients: Moringa, Niacinamide, Squalene, Trehalose, Urea

Usage: Spread evenly over the face and massage until absorbed.
Description: The Grey Comfort+ Face Cream (50 ml) provides all-day comfort and hydration while also fighting ageing, protecting the skin from environmental pollutants and boosting your natural barrier, making it the perfect product for dry, stressed and sensitive skin.

Price: £75.00 | Subscribe & Save £5

Key Ingredients: Aloe Vera and Charcoal

Usage: Wet the skin, and massage the cleanser in circular motions. Rinse with warm water.

Description: This face wash has been specially formulated to give pores a deep clean, leaving skin feeling refreshed and invigorated. Suitable for all skin types, this won’t irritate sensitive skin. This facewash blends cleansing charcoal with soothing aloe vera for a fresh and moisturised feel.

Price: £25.00 | Subscribe & Save £5

We hope we’ve helped wash away (we can’t help ourselves), some of that confusion about the world of skincare. It might feel like an experiment at first, but once you find the right cleanser, you’ll reap its benefits, feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and relaxed.

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