Once you've graduated away from grabbing the nearest bar of soap and going to town on your face, there aren't many reviews of men's facial cleaners out there. I have combination skin, greasy on my cheeks but dry on my neck and forehead, so I've got to use fairly gentle cleansers or risk the dreaded acne breakouts and dry skin.
I also really like the Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleanser - it's also made of some sort of mud but doesn't smell as mud bath-ish as the Jack Black. It's a good exfoliater and still gentle - I used this for years, before trying the Anthony. I think I prefer the Anthony by a small margin, and considering it's cheaper ($23 for 8oz vs $22 for 5oz for the Kiehl's) I opt towards it. It also has the advantage of being available from Amazon which means I can order it in my underwear, since I invariably don't remember to wander by the skin care stores to buy stuff. I also noticed that Kiehl's started stocking it in two places - in the normal section (which is primarily oriented towards women) and the men's section (which is usually a dank corner of the store, hidden away.)
Kiehl's seems to cater to only guys who are hard core about skin care - their stores have isle's and isle's of perfumey anti-wrinkle cream and a tiny section in the back, usually with dark distressed wood that contrasts from the white apothecary like feel of the rest of the store, dedicated to men's products. They're actually friendly and helpful, but always rather surprised when I go into the store - at least they are usually friendly and helpful. But, that is probably what landed you here and why you'll likely buy from Amazon after sneaking a sample of the stuff from the men's counter at Nordstrom.
Silicon Valley Dad, who loves cars, cooking, clothes and cameras