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10 Best Skin Care Products for Men

In 2012 we published our first ‘best skin care products for men‘ feature. Sadly one reader told us that our list was rubbish. So we threw down the challenge and asked him nicely (at gunpoint) to curate our first skin care feature for 2013. So here you have it, our best / favourite / affordable skin care products for 2013. We know your skin will thank us when you look after yourself.

Thanks to John Appleseed for getting these products together.

Skincare Product #1 – Clinique Men Face Scrub
It’s not enough just to shave off that morning stubble – you have to take care of your delicate facial skin while you’re at it. Apply Clinque’s Face Scrub for men prior to shaving to smooth and refresh your skin by removing dead flakes and oil buildups.  (Price: $20.00 BUY)


Skincare Product #2 – SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic / Phloretin CF Gel
SkinCeuticals products have become the darlings of the dermatological world. The C E Ferulic and Phloretin CF Gel are antioxidant treatments that make up the “Prevent” stage of the SkinCeuticals treatment, designed to protect against sun damage, stimulate collagen synthesis, and improve signs of aging.  (Price: $146.00 BUY and $152.00 BUY)


Skincare Product #3 – NIA24 Skin Strengthening Complex 5% Pro Niacin
NIA24 products use 24-hour release niacin to rebuild your skin’s hydration barrier, which is a fancy way of saying “They’re good for you.” The Skin Strengthening Complex is a lightweight daily moisturizer that minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, and the appearance of discoloration.  (Price: $85.00 BUY)


Skincare Product #4 – Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
If your skin’s on the dryer side, try the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant from Paula’s Choice. It’s a force to be reckoned with, ready to tackle any problem your skin has: breakouts, blackheads, eczema, large pores, redness, rosacea, wrinkles, sensitivity, and, of course, aging.  (Price: $19.95 BUY)


Skin Product #5 – Dermalogica Pure Light SPF30
The Dermalogica line is the work of The International Dermal Institute which means it delivers some seriously great skin care, like the Pure Light SPF 30. It’s a brightening and conditioning SPF moisturizer that blends peptides, minerals, and botanical extracts to treat and prevent cellular discoloration.  (Price: $60.00 BUY)


Skin Product #6 – Menscience Advanced Shave Formula & Post Shave Repair
Nobody likes razor burns and redness. But especially not when they’re front and center on your handsome, freshly shaved face. Enter Menscience Advanced Shave Formula & Post Shave Repair. The former lubricates and protects skin for an extra close shave, and the latter soothes the skin after.  (Price: $25.00 BUY and $28.00 BUY)


Skin Product #7 – Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Smoothing Lotion
Don’t be fooled by that unassuming bottle and that even more unassuming price: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Smoothing Lotion is the real deal. It blends cocoa and shea butters with alpha & beta hydroxy acids and vitamin E to exfoliate dead cells and reveal younger looking skin.  (Price: $5.49 BUY)


Skin Product #8 – Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Body Wash
This one comes to you from London via Madagascar. Molton Brown’s Re-Charge Black Pepper Body Wash is a unique blend of antioxidant-rich black peppercorn, earthy oakmoss, and bergamot that makes for a spicy, energizing bathing experience.  (Price: $30.00 BUY)


Skincare Product #9 – (Malin + Goetz) Lip Moisturizer
For a long time I assumed that all lip products were created equal. I assumed wrong. The Lip Moisturizer from (Malin + Goetz), made from absorbent fatty acids, is so much more than a simple lip balm. And it’s fragrance, flavor and color free!  (Price: $12.00 BUY)


Skincare Product #10 – Murad Essential-C Eye Cream
Murad’s got a pretty unbeatable reputation when it comes to skin care. This particular product, the Essential-C Eye Cream, is formulated to increase elasticity around the delicate eye area and brighten dark circles. It may be one of the pricier products on this list, but aren’t your eyes worth it? (Hint: the answer is YES.)  (Price: $69.00 BUY)

16 Jan, 2013

Luc Wiesman

Founder and Managing Editor
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