For too long, men have told themselves that it’s okay—and somehow a sign of masculinity—to expose their skin to the elements like how Leonardo DiCaprio does in The Revenant.
A healthy skincare routine promises good health. It lessens the signs of aging, it reduces the itching burn of dry skin and the pain of oily blemishes. A good skincare routine even limits more serious conditions that could arise later in life—like the “C” word.
Whether you’re looking for an all-in-one set or for single solutions, you’re bound to find a treasure trove of products below that will get your skin feeling clean, refreshed, and looking great.
We love Cardon because of their commitment to using Cactus Extract in all their products. The ingredient is known for soothing and hydrating the skin, which is especially vital for us guys who are constantly shaving. This set will help you establish an easy three-step routine. Use the clay cleanser for washing your face, apply the SPF + Moisturizer after, and then before bed wash your face again and apply the hydro gel so your skin can gently repair itself while you sleep.
Scotch Porter uses gentle scenting in this two-pack daily face care set. Our favorite ingredient they use is Tumeric Root, a known anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and blemishes. Use the face wash daily and apply the face lotion right after before leaving the house.
You should have a go-to face mask for hydrating and repairing your skin. Make these masks from Wolf Project a once-a-week ritual. They’re a 95% natural skincare mask made with bamboo charcoal. The charcoal will draw out any impurities and limit blemishes, while Wolf Projects serum will hydrate your face so powerfully you’ll be able to see results immediately after removal.
Lumin has gained a loyal following by offering simple solutions to skincare problems for young professionals. This trio set will get you right and void off signs of aging by first providing an exfoliate rub, then a moisturizing balm, and lastly a dark circle defense to lightly put on before bed.
For those with oily skin, Bulldog has a great control set that will work to specifically limit breakouts and keep your skin balanced. The face wash and moisturizer both contain witch hazel, an ingredient that soothes skin and brings down inflammation.
Face Buff contains small particles that scrub the dirt and oil off your face, leaving you feeling refreshed and with a glowing look. It’s best used just before you shave. You can also pick up the Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser and the Jack Black Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather to really round out your facial care regimen.
Disco’s eucalyptus face mask contains bentonite clay and charcoal to pull out any dirt and grime that’s too stubborn to take off with a daily cleanser. All you have to do is lightly apply the minerals to your face and let them dry for 15 minutes before removal. Do this once or twice a week and you’ll start seeing reduced redness and puffiness instantly.
Kiehls is known for making premium skincare essentials for a reason. If you want a top-tier moisturizer, their Facial Fuel will work to give you a healthy, fresh look throughout the day. It’s non-greasy and contains Caffeine and Vitamin C to give your skin a jolt of antioxidant protection while also softening. We’d especially point over those with dry skin to this moisturizer.
It’s important to have a trusted shaving cream. Luckily, Harry’s has a great shave cream containing eucalyptus to give you a soothing feel as you razor shave. It also contains marula oil, a natural hydration ingredient.
Using ingredients like hydraulic acid and caffeine, this simple under-eye formula from Geologie reduces dark circles, puffiness, and bags overnight. All you have to do is gently rub the cream either before bed or in the morning after a fresh shower.
These sheets from MANTL are super easy to carry with you wherever you go. They’re perfect in those moments throughout the day where your skin is feeling oily. Just open up the sheet and tear off the desired amount, then gently dab it onto areas of your face and head to absorb those oils and refresh that specific area. They work especially well as a hack for bald guys too.
Aftershave is incredibly important. It reduces redness, cools the skin, and limits the chances of ingrown hairs. This aftershave from Baxter of California checks all boxes while also emitting a crisp fragrance.
Moisturizer isn’t just meant for your face, it’s meant to be used all over your body. Malin + Goetz body lotion is a light moisturizer packed with vitamins and ingredients to balance and restore the skin. The best part is the lotion is non-greasy, so you won’t feel all slick like cheaper moisturizers might have you feeling.
Cerave has been a known essential in daily skincare for years now. It sides more with those who have oily skin, but still, it’s a great overall moisturizer for any individual to have. And we can’t forget to mention its wallet-friendly price—which goes to show a quality skincare product can be affordable at the same time.
The best skincare products for men are ever-changing. While some tried and true essentials will always be available, we come across new and innovative skincare brands for men all the time.
Stay tuned to this list as we will continually update the products inside.
John is the Style & Gear Editor for BroBible. You can contact him on Twitter @johnthompsoniv or via email John@brobible.com
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