9 Best Face Scrubs for Men in 2018

Looking for the best face scrubs for men at different price ranges online? Read on if you are searching for the best men’s exfoliating face scrub for your skin type.

Gone are the days when men were, well, just being men, and using soap to clean their faces. Then beauty brands realised that they needed to develop personal care products for men. Indian men often have facial hair and thicker skin, and it is usually oily and acne prone. Oily skin, facial hair and thick beards can lead to clogged pores and blackheads, especially in heat, humidity and pollution. This is why scrubs and exfoliators are so popular in India. The environment demands using the best face scrubs for men and women.

We start the list with some affordable men’s scrubs suited for dry, normal, sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin.


1. Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Scrub

Blackheads and whiteheads can be problematic for men and women with oily skin, especially on the chin and nose but this Neutrogena scrub frees you from them.

Price: Rs. 299 for 100gm


2. Gatsby Perfect Cleansing Scrub

Like the face wash, Gatsby Perfect Cleansing Scrub is formulated for men with oily skin. Active ingredients, such as witch hazel extract and hydroxylapatite powder reduce and control oiliness, and prevent bacteria. This deep scrubber will soothe your acne as well as cleanse clogged pores thoroughly, leaving a fresh-smelling aqua citrus scent. The price is also unbeatable!

Price: Rs. 145 for 120gm


3. Nivea Skin Refining Scrub

Normal skin also needs a scrub now and then. This Nivea face scrub has tiny crystals. It smooths and softens skin while removing blackheads. Nivea’s aqua effect skin refining scrub for normal skin contains actives like vitamin E & Hydra IQ that refine the skin’s surface to leave an even-toned complexion. It is mild on the skin, twice or thrice weekly is enough if you have normal skin type.

Price: Rs. 190 for 150ml


4. Lotus Berry Strawberry & Aloe Vera Exfoliating Face Wash Scrub

Lotus strawberry aloe is a good face wash scrub for men with dry skin. The gel-like consistency removes dirt effectively without leaving the face dry.

Price: Rs. 125 for 80gm


5. Jovees Papaya & Honey Facial Scrub

Jovees makes nice yet affordable face scrubs with gentle beads and natural actives. This mud-based face scrub from Jovees is enriched with papaya and honey. It is creamy, and the papaya seeds are the ‘beads’. Papaya lightens the complexion loosens up dead skin naturally, while honey nourishes and hydrates. This is a good daily face scrub for men (and women) of all skin types.

Price: Rs. 175 for 100 gm


6. The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky-clean Scrub

The Body Shop has formulated a good product for men who have frequent breakouts. The scrub gently exfoliates dead skin cells, clears up clogged pores, and tea tree oil protects with an antibacterial effect. Tea tree face scrubs are some of the best face scrubs for men who need to fight pimples and acne in a hot summer.

Price: Rs. 850 for 100gm


Love premium brands?

Here are 3 brands that make the best face scrubs for men. And they are popular in the US and UK:


7. Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub

This invigorating scrub is a truly one of the best face scrubs for men out there.

And it smells amazing!

Perhaps it is more suitable for dry skin but also works well with sensitive skins. It gives excellent pre-shave protection. It hydrates, softens, cools razor burn, and gives you a closer shave. The best thing is its paraben-free, cruelty-free, colourant-free, and dermatologist tested, and your wife may want to steal it. But all this comes at a cost.

Price: Rs. 2, 322 for 177ml


8. Kyoku for Men Exfoliating Facial Scrub

This men’s facial exfoliator is a winner!

It has bagged awards by GQ, Men’s Health, Esquire for a reason. The face scrub does a fantastic job of opening pores and preventing ingrown hairs. Actives like volcanic ash and Japanese adzuki bean powder make it a unique scrub. It has a very thick consistency and not too many exfoliating beads. So it might not be good for reducing acne, but it does close large pores due to blackheads and evens blemishes. If you have combination skin, this scrub may be your best bet.

Price: Rs. 1,417 for 100ml


9. Baxter of California Facial Scrub

This is a strong face scrub with a gritty texture. Active ingredients like cornmeal and walnut shell powder, honey and lavender

It is more of a peel than a mask, and it is recommended as a weekly treatment. But it is super-effective and really does deep clean, removing ingrown hairs and rejuvenating skin effectively. It also smells of delicious almonds, honey, and berries. It is effective but costs a pretty penny too.

Price: Rs. 1,342 for 120ml


List of other personal care brands with nice scrubs for men:

  1. Beardo
  2. Menganic
  3. VLCC Men
  4. Clinique for Men
  5. Kama Ayurveda
  6. Khadi Natural
  7. Biotique
  8. Clean & Clear
  9. Himalaya
  10. Vaseline Men
  11. L’Oreal Men Expert
  12. The Man Company
  13. Bull Dog
  14. Menscience



  • Always use a face scrub for your skin type and the season.
  • Be careful how often you scrub your face in dry weather; once or twice a week is enough for normal skin in winter.
  • Sensitive skin needs a gentle scrub free of chemicals like parabens & alcohol.



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