Regardless of how hot, cold, windy or dry the weather outside is, our faces are exposed to all kinds of elements each and every day. With heavy pollutants in the air and excess sun exposure being two major problems in the world today, wouldn’t a barrier between the elements and our skin be incredibly ideal? Until science perfects an all-around solution, moisturizing with the right products can aid our skin in recovery and protect it from some outside sources. Moisturizing also has proven effects on the signs of aging and on balancing the pH levels found in our skin.
As men, it is incredibly easy to think that moisturizing is a step that we can skip. I’m here to tell you that nice skin is in; don’t hesitate to moisturize your face to keep yourself looking youthful.
For those with sensitive skin or for those who are just looking for a minimalistic approach to skincare, check out Baxter of California Oil Free Face Moisturizer. Plant based sources such as aloe vera, chamomile and green tea extract to soothe your skin and hydrate your face, this Oil Free Face Moisturizer will offer the hydration your skin needs while offering an oil free solution that can still assist those with naturally oily t- zones. This blend also focuses in on the signs of aging and assists your skin in remaining full and vibrant, and aims to fill in wrinkles. The formula absorbs quickly to leave a shine-free face.
- Key Ingredient: Green tea and chamomile
- Extras: Plant based, oil free
From a tough- looking brand that focuses in on cruelty- free products for men, Meet the Bull Dog Original Face Moisturizer is a dream cream that smells fantastic too. Featuring 8 essential oils, green algae, vitamin E, green tea, konjac mannan, bergamot oil and geranium oil, the formula is perfect for sensitive skin due to all of the natural oils found within it. The cream soaks in quickly and is best applied after shaving or washing your face. No fake fragrances, parabens, sulfates and artificial colors are found in this formula, so those with an environmentally conscious mind or skin sensitivity will love it.
- Key Ingredient: 8 essential oils, green tea, green algae and vitamin E
- Extras: Naturally cruelty free and vegan, no parabens, no sodium laureth sulfate, no artificial colors, no synthetic fragrances
With an extra- smooth application and offered in a non- greasy, fragrance free formula, Lather and Wood Shaving Co. Sophisticated Face Moisturizer is the perfect formula to hydrate the skin while smelling perfect. The luxurious formula is perfect for an after shave surge of moisture, or before bed to help your skin recover from the day. Hyaluronic acid is known to hold 1000 times its weight in water, so it keeps your skin hydrated longer while diminishing the signs of aging. This formula is rich with natural ingredients in order to cater to sensitive skin while providing all the necessary nutrients and hydration for any skin type.
- Key Ingredient: Natural peptides and jojoba oil
- Extras: Hyaluronic acid to offer a closer, more hydrating shave
Known to be a luxurious spa brand in the UK, Elemis brings an amazing face moisturizer with their Daily Moisture Boost Face Moisturizer. Formulated to cater to all skin types, this formula contains the soothing and rich benefits of tamanu oil, chestnut, cactus and bamboo to create a brilliant smelling, natural, and hydrating moisturizer. The antioxidant benefits are perfect for skin restoration, especially after your face has been exposed to harsh elements all day. The rich moisturizer is excellent for post shaving moisturizing as well, keeping your skin hydrated when you need it the most.
- Key Ingredient: Tamanu, chestnut, cactus, bamboo
- Extras: Antioxidants
Perfectly lightweight and doubling as an aftershave and face lotion, Jack Black Double – Duty Face Moisturizer is the affordable and completely lush choice for moisturizing. Coming from their PureScience line, this moisturizer is vegan and boasts being free from fragrance, parabens and artificial colors while remaining cruelty free. The SPF 20 formula provides UVA and UVB protection to keep your skin from aging and will let it remain youthful. Blue algae and sea parsley contain Vitamin A, C, and E for ultimate hydration and assist in protection from free- radical damage. Phospholipids integrate moisture in the skin and support the natural skin barrier.
- Key ingredients: Blue algae extract, sea parsley
- Extras: SPF 20, fragrance free, paraben free, colorant free, cruelty free, vegan
A very light and incredibly smooth moisturizer that comes from a world – renown brand, Cetaphil Fragrance Free Daily Facial Moisturizer has withstood the test of time to prove it is a quality face lotion for any age or gender. The formula is non irritating and fragrance free, so it is perfect for sensitive and dry skin but caters to all skin types. SPF 15 protects your skin against UVA and UVB rays that can trigger premature wrinkles and skin damage. Ideal for daily use and a gentle enough formula that does not clog the pores, the Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer has won 8 awards and for a good reason, too.
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- Extras: SPF 15, non greasy, non irritating, fragrance free
Containing antioxidants to combat the skin against the signs of aging, Lab Series Face Moisture Defense is a special formula that both protects and hydrates the face. Built with advanced technology, this face lotion immediately and continuously hydrates your skin throughout the day, regardless of what you are up to. SPF 15 is solar – activated, and assists in defending your skin against the sun, smoke, pollution, and wind. Skin smoothing technology improves the skin’s texture and reduces the collection of dead skin cells to keep a healthy look you can sport all day. The cream is light and is amazing for oily, dry, normal and sensitive skin, and is fragrance – free.
- Key Ingredient: Rosemary leaf extract
- Extras: SPF 15, antioxidants, fragrance free
Known to instantly soothe razor burn in an instant, Neutrogena Triple Protect Men’s Daily Face Moisturizer is built with a variety of technologies to offer men a super useful moisturizing experience. Helioplex technology provides UVA and UVB protection while photostable formulas provide long lasting sun defense. Pro soothe technology shields sensitive skin from shaving irritation (we all know that moisturized skin is easier to shave!) It also aids the skin in looking healthy. Salicylic acid decreases chances of a breakout. All of these formulas work together to increase the skin’s wellness and keep you looking young.
- Key Ingredient: Salicylic acid
- Extras: SPF 20, non greasy, pro soothe technology, helioplex technology
Formulated for men of all ages and perfected for oily, sensitive, dry and combo skin types, Brickell Men’s Daily Essential Face Moisturizer is fast – absorbing and completely oil – free and guarantees flexibility between skin types. The natural and certified ingredients in this formula include aloe, jojoba oil, vitamin E, green tea and hyaluronic acid. Used by men worldwide, this great smelling lotion is known to firm the skin while increasing moisture capacity by nourishing, hydrating, renewing and protecting the skin without clogging pores or irritating the skin.
- Key Ingredient: Green tea, jojoba oil, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid
- Extras: 100% natural, 83% organic
Radiant skin that starts to reveal itself moments after application, Task Essential 02 Active Face Moisturizer is fantastic when applied first thing in the morning for a boost of citrus awakening to the senses. Infused with apricot oil, algae and papaya extracts, the fruit bases to the formula are rich in vitamin C and provide an invigorating smell. The very lightweight formula lasts forever as a tiny amount can go a long way.
- Key Ingredient: Apricot oil, algae and papaya extract
- Extras: Small amount goes a long way!
A multi – purpose bottle that doubles as a soothing aftershave to enrich your face with vitamins and minerals, Rugged and Dapper Men’s Face Moisturizer is incredibly natural and organic in order to cater to dry, oily, sensitive and normal skin types. Infused with hyaluronic acid for moisture boosts to the skin, this formula also includes aloe vera, jojoba oil and shea butter to increase skin elasticity and sooth any irritation. Completely fragrance free, the moisturizer absorbs quickly, so no one will know you are even using it.
- Key Ingredient: Botanical hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, jojoba oil and shea butter
- Extras: fragrance free, absorbs quickly, antioxidants
From a brand that is known to handle dry and sensitive skin by offering extraordinary products, Dove Men + Care Face Moisturizer is formulated for men with very dry skin. The surge of hydration lasts the entire day without leaving a greasy feeling to your skin and absorbs quickly and easily. SPF 15 provides sun protection and acts as a barrier between your skin and the environment. The fast absorbing formula also leaves your face feeling touchable and smooth, especially after shaving.
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- Extras: SPF 15, non greasy, absorbs quickly
Proven to dramatically increase hydration in the skin and eliminate the signs of aging in just 2 months of use, Boots No.7 Men’s Protect and Perfect Intense Face Moisturizer is a fan favorite due to how it lives up to its promise. Powered by Matrixyl 3000 Plus, the formula is ideal for dry skin as it increases skin brightness and takes away the dull look that tends to come with dry skin. Containing UVA and UVB protection in order to protect your skin against harmful sun damage, No. 7 promises to keep your skin young looking for a very long time.
- Key Ingredient: Matrixyl 3000 Plus
- Extras: UVA and UVB protection
With face discoloration being a constant problem for those with any skin type, Origins Dr. Andrew Well Skin Tone Correcting Oil-Free Face Moisturizer is here to save the day. Infused with the powerful oils of jasmine, orange, clove, grape, and flowers, the combination of these potent ingredients work together to eliminate skin discoloration while brightening the face entirely. Dark spots go away after using it for 4 weeks or so due to infused rosa roxburghil and white peony. SPF 30 keeps your face protected from sun exposure and assists in the prevention of skin discoloration.
- Key Ingredient: Orange peel oil and jasmine oil
- Extras: SPF 30, free of parabens, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrances, sulfates and mineral oil
The number 1 product sold through this brand, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Moisturizer is the unisex face lotion that leaves the skin smooth and healthy – looking. With the ability to draw moisture from the air, this face lotion keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day. Powerful, natural ingredients make this cream ideal for sensitive and dry skin. Adventure- tested protection keeps your skin protected from severe weather and sun exposure.
- Key Ingredient: Squalane, glacial glycoprotein extract, and Imperata cylindrica
- Extras: Non- greasy