Gents, it’s high time we blew the whistle on outdated men’s grooming habits. Welcome to the a new era of men’s skincare, where rugged charm marries radiant glow, and skincare is as essential to your daily routine as brushing your teeth. Forget the days when a humble bar of soap and shaving cream played the starring roles in your grooming product repertoire. Today, our skin is gunning for the red carpet treatment, aspiring to reach Ryan Gosling’s Ken-like perfection in the Barbie movie.
Think of your skin as the hardworking hero, soldiering on from morning till night, battling the invisible enemies: relentless sun, pesky pollution and the ever-looming stress monsters of everyday life. But rest easy, because we’ve assembled an elite team of skincare superheroes, all raring to beef up your skin’s defenses and inject some much-needed resilience. From MVP serums, vitamin-infused moisturizers, pore-purging masks and much more, each product is your trusty sidekick, all set to lock horns with your skin’s nemeses, ensuring you remain at the top of your game.
A hot tip from those in the know: monthly facials aren’t just frivolous pampering sessions, they’re an essential pit stop on your skincare journey. We’re coining it the “skintermission,” a necessary pause for your skin to kick back, rejuvenate, repair and reload. So, gear up with these proven skincare weapons, ready to transform your medicine cabinet from a basic storage spot to a veritable shrine of male skincare this summer and yearlong.
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The Best Products to Incorporate Into Your Skincare Routine
The best men’s skincare brands to shop now.
Rationale #1 The Serum
This serum acts as your personal skin fitness coach, nurturing and fortifying your skin barrier, thereby enhancing its resilience against environmental stressors. It meticulously polishes your skin as an artisan would a precious gem, augmenting moisture levels, amplifying your skin’s inherent luminosity and refining clarity, leaving your skin feeling fresh and bright.
Pillowtalk Derm By Dr. Shereene Idriss Major Fade Active Seal Moisturizer
This face lotion is a game-changing combination of a vitamin C serum and moisturizer. Its transformative power lies in its capacity to hydrate intensively, fade existing dark spots and arm your skin with potent antioxidants that help prevent future discoloration. Devised for universal adaptability, this dermatologist-approved formula is clinically tested, fragrance-free and non-irritating, making it a champion in any skincare regimen.
Fresh Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence
Imagine having a fast-absorbing liquid treatment that protects and repairs your skin from treacherous oxidative stress, almost like a superhero for your face. Well, the Fresh Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence does precisely that. With its double-fermented Kombucha and advanced metabiotic, your skin gets a protective layer against pollution, blue light and signs of aging.
Hampton Sun SPF 45 Mineral Face Stick
Want uncomplicated daily protection? Hampton Sun’s SPF 45 Mineral Face Stick is crafted with non-nano zinc oxide, and provides a breathable, sheer finish, ideal for on-the-move application. The blend of sunflower oil, shea butter and vitamin E offers enduring hydration, a collagen boost, and defense against hyperpigmentation. Free from harsh chemicals and 100 percent vegan, this non-greasy stick won’t clog pores, which is a major plus for acne-prone skin types.
Valmont Deto2x Pack Oxygenating Bubble Mask
The Valmont Deto2x Pack Oxygenating Bubble Mask is like a rejuvenating mocktail for your skin. Transforming from a creamy balm to an active foam, it offers a mini spa session right in your bathroom. Enriched with a potent cocktail of Double O2 Complex, Swiss apple stem cells and Swiss watercress, this face mask caters to your skin with an intensive cleanse and detox. It purges pollutants and rejuvenates, leaving your complexion refreshed and radiant.
Dr. Jart Cicapair Redness Rescue Kit
Dr. Jart’s Cicapair Redness Rescue Kit delivers a multi-faceted approach to managing irritable, sensitive skin. Harnessing the power of Centella Asiatica Extract (tiger grass), a plant celebrated for its healing properties, this kit’s trio, composed of a tiger grass serum, face cream and color correcting treatment, soothes redness, hydrates and neutralizes color disparities. The formulations work synergistically to defend your skin and promote a natural finish, and target redness and irritation.
Jack Black Beard Oil
Jack Black Beard Oil is the premier player in the beard care league. With a blend of botanical and fruit-based oils, it not only disciplines wild facial hair but also imparts nourishment to the underlying skin. Kalahari melon oil, marula oil and plum oil provide hydration, while brown algae, carrot extract and vitamin E team up to fight off free radicals. A mere two or three drops each day can turn your unruly beard into a well-groomed masterpiece.
Augustinus Bader The Foaming Cleanser
Augustinus Bader’s foaming face cleanser effortlessly lifts away impurities and excess oil, while also replenishing moisture and evening out skin tone. With every face wash, it combats signs of aging and environmental stressors, refreshing your complexion like a morning rain shower. It delivers on its promise of a healthier, clearer complexion, leaving your skin glowing with natural radiance.
Harry’s Shave Cream
This rich conditioning cream cushions and hydrates for a closer, smoother shave, while eucalyptus and mint oils invigorate and aloe vera soothes. The cream clings close, letting you style with precision. Infused with a blend of pomegranate seed, lemon oils, basil extract and hyaluronic acid, it’s a mini spa retreat in your bathroom.
La Mer The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator
Luxury skincare brand La Mer’s scrub uses sugar crystals, sea salt and sea kelp fibers to delicately smooth away dullness and fine lines, akin to a gentle yet effective facial massage. Infused with the proprietary Miracle Broth oils, the scrub replenishes, softens and smooths skin, delivering spa-like pampering at home.
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
Say goodbye to skin imperfections and blemishes, thanks to the Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. This exfoliant works like a personal trainer for your skin, promoting skin clarity and balancing uneven skin tone. Regular use of this toner can help correct texture over time, making your skin appear as smooth as a freshly ironed shirt.
Carbon Theory Vitamin E & Tea Tree Oil Breakout Control Facial Moisturiser
Carbon Theory’s moisturizer is the hydration powerhouse your skin needs. Like a glass of water on a hot day, this moisturizer revitalizes, repairs and nourishes your skin. Its blend of vitamin E, organic tea tree oil and shea butter keeps your skin hydrated and clear, without the risk of clogged pores.
COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence
With COSRX’s snail mucin essence, get ready to experience the magic of Korean skincare. This lightweight essence is akin to a multivitamin for your skin, working to fade dark spots, improve skin texture and provide intense hydration. With every use of this paraben-free and fragrance-free product, your skin gains a natural, lasting glow, as radiant as the morning sun.
Seed to Skin The Midnight Miracle
This is the night owl of skincare products. The overnight repair oil, rich in vitamins A and E, promotes rapid skin turnover and cell regeneration while you sleep. Use this after your night cream; it’s like a night watchman for your skin, working diligently in the twilight hours to ensure you wake up with a flawless complexion.
Horace Vitamin C + Glycolic Acid Serum
Horace’s Vitamin C + Glycolic Acid Serum revitalizes dull skin, for a more radiant complexion. Easily incorporated into your routine, apply three drops to clean, dry skin each morning and-or evening, massaging it in before moisturizing. Crafted in France, this unscented serum from the cruelty-free brand is suitable for all skin types, and is free from alcohol, silicone and mineral oil. With consistent use, expect visible results in eight weeks, akin to a brightening morning glow. And as always, remember to apply sunscreen after use in the morning.
Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Cream
Gents, it’s high time we addressed the skin around those peepers. This do-it-all powerhouse of an eye cream packs a punch in tackling dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. It’s a caffeine shot for your eyes, boosting luminosity and reviving your tired under-eyes—your secret weapon to looking perpetually well-rested. Powered by antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and noni fruit juice, it’s firming and peps up your look with anti-aging properties. After all, caring for your eyes isn’t just about 20/20 vision.