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The vast world of skincare can be incredibly daunting at first sight. With a large range of brands and products all claiming to do different things, knowing where to start often appears to be an impossible task. Luckily, with a little bit of know-how on what to look for, you can find what’s right for you with ease. Alternatively, you can let us do all of the work and simply visit the blog to discover your skincare staples.
If you already use skincare or regularly read the blog, you’ll know that even the simplest skincare regimes have steps. Some of the products within a routine will be specially chosen for your skin type to get the most effective results. However, some products are designed for use on all skin types and should be used every day. We’ve chosen our top 10 best men’s skincare products below which will completely transform your complexion.
The Menage Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Scrub is a revitalising, low lather exfoliator designed to leave you with a brighter, firmer complexion. Formulated using natural volcanic particles and the brand’s innovative copper PCA, it unclogs pores whilst providing antioxidant protection. Eliminating dead skin cells and excess oils, it prevents ingrown hairs without stripping moisture from the skin. Regular use stimulates blood circulation for refined, refreshed and smooth skin.
The FOREO Luna 2 for Men is an innovative, hygienic facial cleansing brush which is 100% waterproof. Designed to clear and clarify, prevent razor burn and irritation and prepare the skin for a smoother shave, it efficiently unclogs pores whilst lifting away dirt and oil. Offering 6 times better cleansing and product absorption post-use than using your hands, skin becomes healthier and brighter over time. The flexible silicone brush bristles combined with the T-sonic pulsations cleanse whilst smoothing wrinkle prone areas for firmer looking skin.
The Anthony Glycolic Facial Cleanser is an effective, non-foaming cleanser containing 4.9% glycolic acid. Specially formulated to gently exfoliate the skin, this paraben free cleanser removes impurities from the pores whilst preventing and clearing breakouts. Containing a soothing blend of calendula, chamomile, aloe vera and vitamins A, C and E, it nourishes and protects the skin. This cleanser can also be paired with the FOREO Luna for even more effective results.
The Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask is a powerful cleansing and hydrating face mask is great for all skin types, even oily, blemish prone skin. Boasting a sweet vanilla and mandarin fragrance, it relaxes the senses during use to de-stress the skin and the mind. Containing a cocktail of carrot oil, vitamin E, minerals and amino acids, this anti-oxidising mask rejuvenates and refreshes for a nourished complexion. It also promotes healing and skin cell regeneration, perfect for use post-shave.
The Baxter of California Herbal Mint Toner is an alcohol-free toner which offers protection from free radicals and cell damage. Combining mild witch hazel extract, cucumber, peppermint oil, green tea, vitamin C and E and anti-inflammatory plant extracts from rosemary, chamomile, aloe vera and soy, it hydrates and soothes whilst de-greasing the skin. Remember to use after cleansing to balance the skin.
The Triumph & Disaster Ritual Face Cleanser is a refreshing cleanser which effectively removes dirt and oil without drying out the skin. Ideal for those suffering with sensitive skin, it’s formulated with natural oils to avoid causing irritation. Containing tamanu oil, peppermint oil, vitamins and minerals, it buffs away dead skin cells for a renewed complexion. With antibacterial properties, it helps to heal the skin quickly, perfect for shaving.
The Bulldog Oil Control Blemish Targeter is a targeted treatment which is concentrated to combat blemishes. This spot treatment minimises the appearance of blemishes and redness, visibly clearing the skin. Formulated with a soothing blend of witch hazel, willow bark and juniper, it soothes the skin, transforming your complexion. This product is also free from artificial colours, synthetic fragrances and ingredients from animal sources.
The Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Cream is created to suit the delicate skin around the eye area. Gently correcting visible signs of tiredness, this rich eye cream soothes, moisturises and nourishes. Blended ingredients grapefruit seed, lavender, carrot juice, parsley seed and chamomile are used to provide your skin with much-needed anti-oxidants to fight free radicals. Balancing the skin, regular use will fight the signs of premature skin ageing.
The Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF25 with Natural Mint & Shea Butter is needed in every single person’s grooming routine, regardless of complexity. This award winning formulation contains the advanced skin conditioners avocado oil and shea butter. Providing SPF25 broad spectrum sun protection against sunburn, windburn and temperature extremes, it’s easily absorbed to soothe dry, chapped lips. Dermatologist tested, fragrance, alcohol and colourant free, this non-waxy, sheer balm is essential.
The KORRES Black Pine Advanced Firming Active Oil is a staple as anti-ageing skincare should be used by everyone over the age of 20. This concentrated anti-ageing serum firms, lifts, plumps and restores the skin with a complex blend of natural active ingredients. Containing naturally derived hexapeptide 11, black pine polyphenols and hyaluronic acid, this innovative serum promotes a younger looking complexion. Innovative and suitable for vegans, it restores skin strength and resilience whilst enhancing firmness.
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