Best Pre-Shave Face Wash?

Discussion in 'Skincare' started by m54daboll, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. m54daboll

    m54daboll Well-Known Member

    What is your best Pre-shave face wash that you've found? I tend to alternate every other day between a face wash and face scrub. Here's a list of stuff I like:
    -Dove Mens + Care Hydrate +
    -Nivea Energy Facial Scrub
    -Neutrogina Men's Acne Wash
    -Jack Black Face Buff (Expensive though)
    -Jack Black Daily Facial Cleanser (Also Expensive)
  2. gmaugie007

    gmaugie007 Well-Known Member

    while i haven't tried very many facial cleansers, i'm probably done with my search.

    for the past few months, i've been keeping a bar of dr. bronner's in the shower and just using it on my face.

    i can't imagine straying from that for a long, long time ...
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  3. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I bounce around between
    nivea men's face wash
    nuetrogena men's invigorating face wash
    nuetrogena men's face lotion
    dove men's face wash
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  4. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus

    I use shave soap to wash my face.
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  5. DDuckyMark

    DDuckyMark Ducky Duck and the Hiding Bunch

    Lava original bar soap. Also Gillette warming face scrub. If I want gentle I wash with Proraso White. I tend to have dry flaky face skin so I get rough with it to scrub it off.

    I just remembered that I said I would attempt to lather Lava. Maybe tomorrow.
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  6. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk International Penguin of Mystery

    I really enjoy the Dove Pure & Sensitive Beauty bar (not the liquid one...). But in the mornings, a dap of L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic gets you going. Pick it up on sale, as the full price is rather steep.

    Reason for a bar soap for me is, that I try and avoid sulphates. Almost any bar soap is devoid of that. The Dove contains no sulphates and no perfume - great for every day. I use it for the whole body, hair included.

    Almost all liquid washes contains sulphates. You really have to search for find one without. It's a hassle.
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  7. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    What I use to wash my body, I use to wash my face - Dove Men + Care bar soap.
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  8. Robyflexx

    Robyflexx Broke the Like button

    Noxema classic cleansing cream (eucalyptus, menthol scent) :)
  9. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    I use Stirling's face bar soap. I have a bar of the pre shave soap waiting for me to finish this one up.
  10. BigCabDaddy

    BigCabDaddy Well-Known Member

    I've really become fond of bloom water when I don't need a Noxema fix.
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  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    I just use the Old Spice Hawkridge body wash. Start at the top and work my way down to the toes.
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  12. Spud

    Spud Well-Known Member

    I use Clinique Men's Face Soap. I use it in the shower and if I'm not shaving after a shower, I use it right before I shave.
    It's a great skin cleanser and it softens the whiskers.
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  13. Red Rider

    Red Rider Well-Known Member

    I use The Soap Works bar soaps and vary them according to the season.
    Simple ingredients no sodium laurel, lauryl or laureth sulphate. Gluten free also if one is sensitive.
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  14. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    My husband just uses a shea butter soap & sometimes St. Ives Apricot Face scrub.
  15. BigCabDaddy

    BigCabDaddy Well-Known Member

    I can't picture face scrubs as anything but painful for pre-shave. I guess I'm just familiar with very granular ones.
  16. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    It also depends on your skin. They are not for everyone.
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  17. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

    Gillette pre shave wash. It's great stuff. It's designed to soften the bristles on your face. You just leave it on your face for a couple of minutes and it really seems to help.
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  18. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    I usually use Musgo Real Glyce Lime Oil soap. I work up some suds, rub it into my beard area, and leave it while I whip up my lather. When the lather is ready to go, I lightly rinse some, but not completely all, off and start applying my lather.
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  19. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Is that what they call whiskers these days? Man, I know I'm gettin' old and outa touch, but... sheeesh! ;)
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  20. Jerry-built Hustler

    Jerry-built Hustler Well-Known Member

    Nancy Boy face wash. I've tried a lot different washes, and I always come back to this.

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