To say our face feels really, really dirty during the summer is an understatement. Sweat, smog, and exercise (or simply sweating more under the blaring summer sun) make for a complexion that’s sometimes less than ideal. Newsflash! Sometimes your face looks really dirty, too, especially after a long, grueling hike or jump-roping at the beach (‘cuz you’re doing that, right?).
Well, brace yourself for the utter salvation that is Rugged & Dapper’s Daily Power Scrub Facial Cleanser (pick it up for $25 on Amazon). With a tagline of “skin fuel for men” it’s a formidable face wash, powerful toner, and exfoliator all in one eight-ounce bottle. The exfoliating beads work on your behalf to buff and scrape away dead, dry skin while also removing excess oil and grime that lurks on your skin’s surface. It’s ideal for all skin types (read: it won’t dry out your skin), but if you have a beard, it’s worth noting that some of the product’s tiny beads may get lost in your whiskers.
For those concerned, it’s sulfate-free, paraben-free, vegan, and not tested on animals. The product gets its prowess from aloe vera, vitamin C, willow bark, burdock root, and oregano oil, among other soothing and clarifying ingredients. The slick black branding is eye-catching without trying too hard, and we’re impressed by its mild, refreshing scent.
It’s hard to put your finger on it until you try it, but the feeling it elicits during the post-run muck removal process has now become the favorite part of our nighttime routine. Either we’re getting old, or it’s that damn stellar.For more than 25 years, Men’s Journal has been the expert in all things gear — from mountain bikes to fitness trackers, blenders to watches, and drones to cars. We take pride in a rigorous review process that includes testing and torturing. While our standards remain high as ever, our site now includes affiliate links, which means that if you buy something using these links, we may receive a commission.