So much for soap and water. These days, the skincare aisle is stocked with tonics, foams, creams, and even nectars. To help you avoid shopping fatigue, we tested a slew of high- and low-end face washes and gathered the best on the market. Whether you're battling acne, targeting wrinkles, or just looking for something that smells awesome, these nine cleansers go above and beyond the call of duty.
Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser
Aesop's Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser is great for men with oily skin who spend their days hustling around the city. The gel's two chief ingredients, parsley and blackcurrant seeds, help wash away grime and pollutants that collect on your skin throughout the day (so we recommend using this at night before bed). It's also packed with lactic acid that gently exfoliates the skin. It's on the expensive side, but all you need is a quarter-sized amount to massage onto your face. If it doesn't absorb after a minute or two, wash it off with cold water. [$37; aesop.com]