Updated: April 10, 2020
By Derek Martin
Being on-the-go doesn’t have to mean letting your hygiene go to shit. Just because you don’t have the convenience of a bathroom sink and face wash at your disposal, doesn’t mean you have to let dirt, oil, sweat and grime take control of your face.
Face wipes are an awesome option for men who live their lives on-the-go. These convenient little pre-moistened wipes are designed to eliminate all the crap that accumulates on your face throughout the day. So whether it’s sweat, oil, dirt, or grime, face wipes are here to make your life easier.
Below is my list of best face wipes for men. Each one is designed to cleanse while leaving skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and refreshed.
- Anthony Glycolic Face Wipes
- Oars + Alps Cooling and Cleansing Face Wipes
- Ursa Major Face Wipes
- Dude Face Wipes
- Nextrino Active Face Wipes
- Recess Face 101
6 Best Face Wipes for Men Reviewed
Anthony – Glycolic Wipes
Anthony Glycolic face wipes for men are so convenient and effective, I sometimes opt to use them over face wash and water – true story. These double sided wipes feature a textured surface for gentle exfoliation, and a smooth side that delivers a blast of cooling menthol and aloe vera. They leave skin feeling clean, smooth, hydrated, moisturized, and vibrant. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be tempted to use them at home, but these wipes are really perfect for on-the-go. Keep the pack in your car, throw it in your gym bag, or even store it in your desk at work. These versatile wipes are so handy, you might begin to wonder how you ever got by without them. Includes 30 wipes per pack.
What I like about Anthony Glycolic face wipes:
• Glycolic acid
One of my favorite things about these face wipes from Anthony is what’s on them. Each moist wipe has a healthy dose of skin beneficial glycolic acid on it. This safe and gentle natural acid (derived from sugarcane) offers a shit ton of benefits for the skin, including:
- Gentle exfoliation
- Evens skin tone
- Reduces the signs of aging
- Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Fights acne and blackheads
• Skin beneficial ingredients
Not only do these face wipes for men clean and exfoliate, they are also full of a bunch of skin beneficial ingredients. What’s inside:
- Chamomile – Contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help soothe the skin, reduce irritation, and even helps protect the skin from free radicals.
- Cucumber – Contains high levels of vitamin C and caffeic acid which both help to reduce inflamed and irritated skin. Cucumber is also commonly used to help firm and tighten skin thanks to it’s silica content.
- White tea leaf – Contains high levels of antibacterial and anti-aging properties that can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Green tea leaf – Contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce skin irritation and inflammation. It’s also used to nourish and hydrate skin, and even help fight the signs of aging.
- Ginseng root extract – An antioxidant that helps protect the skin, fights the signs of aging, and can even help improve skin’s elasticity.
- Witch hazel – Helps reduce the appearance of pores, firms and tones skin, helps fight acne, and can even reduce skin irritation and inflammation.
- Vitamin E – Helps keep the skin nourished and hydrated and can even help reduce the signs of aging.
- Glycerin – An emollient that attracts moisture to the skin, keeping it hydrated, soft, and supple.
Making these one of the best face wipes for after the gym is the gentle tingle that they dish out on your face. Infused with menthol and aloe vera, these face wipes leave skin feeling refreshed, revitalized, and cool.
• Skin softening
Men aren’t typically known to have soft, smooth skin. But it really doesn’t have to be that way! These Anthony Glycolic wipes are awesome at sloughing away dead, dry, uneven skin, leaving your face feeling soft, smooth, and revitalized.
What I don’t like:
Nothing. Some people might complain about the price, but Anthony includes 30 wipes per pack. Not to mention these wipes are super premium, and highly effective. I don’t have any complaints. Good deal.
Oars + Alps – Cooling and Cleansing Wipes
Give your face the VIP treatment it deserves with these all-natural face wipes from Oars + Alps. Individually wrapped for convenience, these double sided wipes offer gentle exfoliation on one side to eliminate dry skin, dirt, oil, and grime, while the flip side provides a refreshingly cool, menthol powered bitch slap to the face. Trust me, it feels even better than it sounds. Infused with caffeine and ginseng root extract, these wipes leave skin feeling clean, refreshed, smooth, and energized. Includes 14 individually wrapped wipes.
What I like about Oars + Alps face wipes:
Powered by magical little blue ice crystals, these Oars + Alps face wipes obliterate dry skin, dirt, sweat, oil, and grime, for a smooth complexion that looks as good as it feels.
My favorite time to use these wipes is after a good workout. Why? Because they are infused with menthol, and offer a blast of cooling refreshment right to my face when I need it most.
• Face and body
Oars and Alps designed these cooling and cleansing wipes for more than just your face. The all natural ingredients are also safe and effective for a full body cleanse. I won’t get into too much detail, but if you’re thinking the menthol induced cooling effect would feel good on your face, you gotta experience what it feels like on your balls and nether region.
• Thick and durable
As you should expect from a premium product, Oars + Alps face and body wipes offer quality construction you can see and feel. Each wipe is thick, strong, and durable, and won’t tear even during a vigorous full body cleansing.
What I don’t like:
I love these wipes, but I really wish they’d throw in a few more wipes for the price. At least make it a nice round number like 15.
Ursa Major – Face Wipes
Take control of oil, dirt, and grime with these natural face wipes from Ursa Major. Constructed of 100% bamboo fibers, these 4-in-1 wipes are designed to cleanse, exfoliate, soothe, and hydrate. Formulated with aloe, birch sap, willow bark, and sugarcane, these all-natural ingredients leave skin feeling clean, smooth, refreshed, and moisturized. They also have a light, pleasant natural fragrance of orange, fir, and lavender. Includes 20 individually wrapped wipes.
What I like about Ursa Major face wipes:
• All natural ingredients
It’s not every day you encounter all-natural grooming products that actually work, but Ursa Major somehow nailed it on the head with these face wipes. Constructed using 100% bamboo fibers, and containing all-natural ingredients such as aloe, birch sap, willow bark, sugarcane, witch hazel, rosemary and green tea, these wipes actually do what they are supposed to and leave skin feeling clean, smooth, firm, and hydrated, without the use of synthetic chemicals and ingredients. Magical.
I believe that every guy should use a good facial toner as part of his daily skincare routine to eliminate excess oil, dirt, and tighten pores, so I’m a big fan of the fact that these facial wipes from Ursa Major contain all-natural toning ingredients, including: witch hazel and birch sap. They leave skin feeling clean, firm, and even help reduce the appearance of pores.
• Individually wrapped
These individually wrapped wipes simply make life easier. Since you can keep them in your car, gym bag, at work, or in your pocket, they are always on hand and ready to use. I find them particularly useful for long road trips, or traveling in airports.
• Sensitive skin safe
Some guys don’t like to admit it, but sensitive skin is just as common with men as it is with women. One of the many great things about these face wipes from Ursa Major is that they are formulated with natural ingredients that are safe for guys with sensitive skin.
What I don’t like:
Great wipe, but I’d like to see them lower the price just a bit.
DUDE – Face Wipes
Most of you guys will probably be familiar with DUDE since they’re well known for their flushable wet wipes designed for men. What I’m curious about though is how they decided to transition from a wipe for your asshole to a wipe for your face? Kind of a weird trajectory arc if you ask me. Either way, however that scenario played out, I’m glad they did because these on-the-go face wipes for men are functional, affordable, convenient, and most importantly, effective. Includes 30 wipes per pack.
What I like about DUDE face wipes:
• Scented or unscented
I like options. You guys like options. DUDE gives us options. Their face wipes for men are offered in a fresh “Energize” scent, and an unscented version which is great for guys with sensitive skin, or guys who simply prefer their skincare products to be scent-free. Options.
I don’t like putting mystery chemical and ingredients on my skin, and I’m sure most of you guys don’t either. One of my favorite things about these DUDE face wipes is that they are made from natural ingredients. Consisting of a 99% water and plant based formula, these face wipes offer peace of mind to health conscious individuals such as myself.
• Cleans and moisturizes
Infused with sea salt and aloe, these face wipes for men not only eliminate dirt, grime, oil, and bacteria, they also help soothe and moisturize skin. They are the perfect option for a quick refresh post workout, or to simply remove excess oil that accumulates on your skin throughout the day.
What I don’t like:
No complaints from me. Great wipe, great price. If I could make one suggestion? Offer them in individually wrapped packages for convenience.
Nextrino – Active Wipes
Nextrino is known for their fitness equipment and apparel, but they are making a splash with their skin care products as well. I first became acquainted with Nextrino through their awesome aluminum free deodorant, so naturally I was pumped to test out their Active Wipes and I’m glad to say they don’t disappoint. Infused with tea tree oil, chamomile, and eucalyptus, these face and body wipes are designed to cleanse, refresh, and soothe. And since Nextrino is a fitness brand, these wipes are also designed to cleanse and sanitize equipment in the gym. Which is great because nobody enjoys working out in a puddle of someone else’s sweat. Includes 45 wipes.
What I like about Nextrino Active Wipes:
• Convenient dispenser
While it’s not the biggest deal in the world, one of the things that I like about these Nextrino Active Wipes is the dispenser that they come in. It’s durable, convenient, easy to bring along when you’re on-the-go, and the pop-up top makes gaining access to a fresh wipe quick and easy. Like I said, not the biggest deal in the world, but I like it.
• Tea tree and eucalyptus
Infused with tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils, these face wipes sooth irritated and inflamed skin, and give the face wipes a clean, fresh scent that is perfectly suited for men. No sweet or flowery smelling crap here.
• Good deal
If you guys are anything like me, you enjoy getting what you pay for. Not only are these wipes durable, effective, and versatile, but Nextrino includes 45 wipes per dispenser. Getting what you pay for is great, but you can’t beat the feeling of getting more than you pay for.
What I don’t like:
Nothing. I think these Nextrino wipes are a great deal, and they do exactly what they’re supposed to.
Recess – Face 101
Sure, there might be a women on the package, but these Recess Face 101 wipes are designed for both men and women. They’re unisex. After all, face dirt, grime, sweat, and bacteria doesn’t have a gender. Or does it? Either way, these individually wrapped facial cleansing wipes are fully capable of kicking the shit out of whatever is on your face, regardless of gender. Designed to cleanse, brighten, tone, moisturize, and rejuvenate skin, these Face 101 wipes are a worthy addition to this list, and offer a shit ton of skin beneficial ingredients to boot, including: hyaluronic acid, caffeine, eucalyptus, citrus acid, chamomile, and aloe. Includes 15 individually wrapped wipes.
What I like about Recess Face 101 wipes:
• Clean feeling
If cleansing the face is the point of facial cleansing wipes (it is) then these Face 101 wipes get an A for all the ass kicking that they do. Thanks to hyaluronic acid, citric acid, and caffeine, these wipes leave skin feeling clean, smooth, refreshed, and rejuvenated. They even have a light citrus scent that is subtle and pleasant.
Don’t settle for a face wipe that dries out your skin. These Face 101 wipes contain aloe, chamomile, eucalyptus, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid to moisturize and hydrate. They leave skin feeling smooth, soft, and clean, without any greasy residue or sticky feeling left behind.
• Hyaluronic acid (HA)
Due to the fact it has acid in it’s name, some people tend to get scared when they see the words hyaluronic acid in their skincare product’s ingredient list. While I totally question those individuals manliness (pussies), I guess I understand where they’re coming from. Thankfully HA isn’t anything to be afraid of. In fact it’s naturally occurring in the human body, and offers some pretty awesome skin benefits. Here’s a few:
- It traps moisture in the skin
- It can reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- It helps eliminate dry skin
• Individually wrapped
I’m all about convenience, and one of the things that I really like about these face wipes is that they’re individually wrapped. It makes it much easier carrying them whenever you’re on-the-go. Toss a few in your gym bag, your car, your work desk, or even keep one or two in your pocket.
What I don’t like
For the price, I’d like to see them include a few more wipes per pack.
Thanks for checking out my list of best face wipes for men. If you like this article, I recommend checking out my list of best wipes for mens balls and body. As always, if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, feel free to drop me a line in the comment section below.