This week we test: men's facial cleanser

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 20 March, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 20 March, 2011, 12:00am

Gone are the days when guys secretly used their mums'/ sisters'/ girlfriends' products. A mild cleanser washes away dirt and oil without stripping moisture. Stronger formulae treat acne, unclog pores and prevent outbreaks.

Biotherm Homme Aquapower Oligo-thermal Fresh Gel Ultra Cleansing (HK$195/125ml)

This cleanser doesn't produce much foam but is extremely refreshing. Skin feels clean but not dry after use - just what you need from a cleanser.

H2O+ Face Oasis Dual-action Exfoliating Cleanser (HK$280/120ml)

Contains tiny micro beads that exfoliate dead cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth and less dull looking.

L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Detoxifying Foam (HK$72/100ml)

Funky, manly packaging, but unfortunately you can't feel or see any of the supposed cleansing effects.

Garnier Men Aqua Fuel Energising Detoxifying Gel Wash (HK$39.9/100ml)

Really refreshing! Great for waking up sleepy faces. It smells pretty good too. A bargain.

Dermalogica Wash Off (HK$198/180ml)

Only a small dab is needed to create a nice lather. It can be used on both your face and body - but tends to leave your skin feeling a little dried out.