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Here at Mankind, we really believe in the power that an effective skincare product can have. Great skin can improve your confidence, which in turn motivates you to do well. That’s why we offer a whole host of brands, products and advice to help you to build your ultimate routine. Once perfecting your regime, you tend to have some firm favourites which you’d be reluctant to swap out. What we want to know is what those skincare favourites are and why! We’ve nominated some top picks below, and we want you to vote for your favourite. Read through our nominations below and place your vote here once you’ve made the tough decision on which is your favourite.
Aesop is an extremely popular brand and it’s not hard to understand why. With their innovative formulations and simplistic yet stylish packaging, they make your skin look and feel great. Vegan and cruelty-free, their products are made with high-quality botanical ingredients so you can rest assured that you won’t be applying harsh chemicals to your skin. We love this Aesop Facial Hydrating Serum as it can be used on all skin types. Not only does it provide non-sticky hydration, it also protects from pollution.
Scandinavian skincare brand Recipe for Men offer no-nonsense formulations made especially for the modern man. Each product is clear and precise, providing high-quality care for visible results with minimal effort. Their advanced skincare range is perfect for popping into your gym or travel bag to help your skin to keep up with a fast-paced, modern lifestyle. Recipe for Men’s Anti-Shine Moisturiser is one of our staples as it’s great for oily skin and for use in summer. Containing a micropearl system, it makes skin matte instantly.
Combining dermatological knowledge and scientific formulations, Clinique for Men are sure to provide you with highly effective skincare. Allergy-tested and 100% fragrance free, they can be used on any skin type for clean, clear complexion. Formulated with only the safest ingredients, they’re designed to calm and soothe irritated skin. Our top pick from Clinique for Men is the Moisturising Lotion as it has a whole host of benefits. Either use it as a daily moisturiser or after shaving to soothe irritation, razor burn and redness.
Australian-born brand Triumph & Disaster chose to use the power of nature to scientifically engineer potent skincare. Sourcing ingredients from across the globe, they aim to take the brand down a sustainable route so you and your grooming routine can support the environment. Inspired by a poem named ‘IF’, the brand focuses on honour, risk and reward from start to finish. One of our favourites is the Triumph & Disaster Gameface Moisturiser as it provides skin with botanical extracts and vitamins for a nourished complexion with a healthy, youthful finish.
Powered by technology, Lab Series has always understood that men need skincare products specifically formulated for their skin. Their products are all backed by scientific research and years of success in the male grooming industry. Unique, effective and simple, each product treats individual skincare concerns with ease whilst fitting into fast-paced lifestyles. The Pro LS All-In-One Face Treatment is our top pick from the range due to the multitude of benefits it provides. A moisturiser, soothing cream, anti-ageing and mattifying treatment all in one, it’s a great addition to everyone’s routine.
Natural brand KORRES was inspired by homeopathy and the mild yet effective approach to life. Formulating their products from herbs, botanicals and natural actives, the results achieved are completely unique to their gentle products. Offering natural alternatives to conventional skincare products, each product is carefully crafted from ingredient extraction to the packaging. The KORRES Borage Anti-Shine Men’s Moisturiser Cream is a favourite for us here at Mankind due to its ability to brighten tired skin. Containing aloe vera, Centella and borage oil, it’s lightweight, soothing texture helps treat a range of skin issues.
British spa brand Elemis offer a collection of science led, results driven skincare products and a whole range dedicated to men. Their premium range of products are based upon a cocktail of ethically sourced marine and plant actives alongside aromatics and scientific ingredients. Aiming to create the ‘next generation’ in skin science, they always offer ground-breaking blends and techniques. We love the Elemis TFM Anti-Fatigue Face Cream as its enriched with Amazonian pracaxi oil and barley seed for a revitalised complexion. It’s also suitable for use as a post-shave cream to soothe skin.
Clean skincare brand REN is a cult favourite which uses natural ingredients to achieve clinically proven results. Made with 100% plant and mineral derived actives, they don’t believe in using synthetic ingredients and chemicals to create a healthy complexion. The collection contains different ranges designed especially for each skin type so you can be sure that you’re only using the most effective products for your skin. This REN Moisturising Cream is packed with antioxidants and vitamins which protect and energise the skin, leaving it hydrated with a healthy glow.
Award-winning and non-invasive, Perricone MD was created by Dr. Perricone who aimed to prevent and reverse the effects of inflammation. Each of his products are designed to protect the skin from ageing for a youthful complexion you can be confident with. Established in 1997, the brand has been creating effective products for two decades which often achieve similar results to those caused by invasive dermatological procedures. Their Deep Moisture Therapy hydrates, smoothes and repairs dry, damaged skin. Regular use will provide the skin with anti-ageing therapy.
Innovative, organic brand Antipodes was founded in New Zealand, using high quality ingredients and raw super-fruit extracts from local nature. Certified vegetarian, their products help to support the production of collagen, elastin and antioxidants within the skin. Created with scientific proof of performance in mind, only the most effective of products make it to the market, ensuring your skin only receives the very best treatments. We recommend the Immortal Moisturiser SPF15 as it defends the skin against both UVA and UVB rays whilst keeping the skin hydrated.
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