The best men’s skincare products, according to men

As a living, breathing woman, a devoted girls-girl, a former sorority sister, I am deeply familiar with the ins and outs of women’s skincare. K-beauty? Read this. Spot treatments? These will change your life. A non-abrasive peel? Here’s my ultra-affordable pick. But men’s skincare, well, that’s a little different. To get the skinny on what’s good in men’s skincare, I did what any curious beauty writer would do and polled my male friends. Specifically, my male friends with fantastic skin. So, according to actual dudes, these are the best skin care products for guys.

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Jake Gyllenhaal, a close personal friend (to some, not me). 

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Men's Beard Care

  • Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave. “It’s less messy than foam and it’s moisturizing.” – Jon, age 26.
  • Old Spice Beard Oil. “My beard is quite scratchy, so this helps.” – Trevor, age 27.
  • Rene Furterer 5 SENS Enhancing Dry Oil. “It’s not designed for beards but I use it as my beard oil. It’s amazing. It’s expensive but you don’t need a lot of it so it lasts a while.” – Ian, age 29.
  • Kiehl’s Nourishing Beard Oil. “It smells really good and is softening.” – Greg, age 30.
Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave 6 oz

$17.00

Jack Black

Beard Lube Conditioning Shave 6 oz

Delivery: International

Old Spice Beard Oil for Men, 1.7 oz

$12.97

Old Spice

Beard Oil for Men, 1.7 oz

Delivery: International

René Furterer 5 SENS Enhancing Dry Oil

$48.00

René Furterer

5 SENS Enhancing Dry Oil

Delivery: International

Kiehl's Grooming Solutions Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil

$30.00

Kiehl's

Grooming Solutions Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil

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Men's Skincare

  • Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub. “I’ve been using [Kieh’s] face scrubs since I was a teenager. I’m a big fan. I have what many would classify as sensitive skin and this one has never bothered me.” – Matt, age 31.
  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream. “I use it every day, it’s a good product if you have oily skin.” – Jared, age 28.
  • Aesop Protective Facial Lotion. “It’s important to have SPF in your skin routine, this moisturizer kills two birds with one stone. And on top of that, it has a non-greasy feel, which is hard to come by with SPFs.” – Shaun, age 29.
  • Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. “I tend to examine my skin while I’m brushing my teeth before bed. If I see/feel a bad boy coming up, I put a bit of this cream on the spot before bed. Just like that, in the morning, the spot is either heavily tamed and reduced, or completely gone.” – Patrick, age 32.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream

$22.99

La Roche-Posay

Effaclar Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream

Delivery: International

Mario Badescu Skin Care Drying Lotion Original 1 oz/ 29 mL

$17.00

Mario Badescu Skin Care

Drying Lotion Original 1 oz/ 29 mL

Delivery: International

Kiehl's Cleansing Blue Herbal Astringent Herbal Lotion 500 ml

€23.95

Kiehl's

Cleansing Blue Herbal Astringent Herbal Lotion 500 ml

Delivery: €5.00

Kiehl's Shaving care Shave Cream White Eagle 5.0 150 ml

€15.95

Kiehl's

Shaving care Shave Cream White Eagle 5.0 150 ml

Delivery: €5.00

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The Best of Men's Skincare
Vichy Homme Body and Hair Shower Gel

$13.50

Vichy

Homme Body and Hair Shower Gel

Delivery: International

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

$39.00

Dermalogica

Special Cleansing Gel

Delivery: International

Perricone MD Exfoliating Peel

$45.00

Perricone MD

Exfoliating Peel

Delivery: International

Tula Skincare 247 Moisture Hydrating Day Night Cream

$52.00

Tula Skincare

247 Moisture Hydrating Day Night Cream

Delivery: International

L'Occitane Eau des Baux Stick Deodorant 75 g. - LOCCITANE

$19.00

L'Occitane

Eau des Baux Stick Deodorant 75 g. - LOCCITANE

Delivery: International

L'Occitane Eau De Cedrat Soap 50 g. - LOCCITANE

$5.00

L'Occitane

Eau De Cedrat Soap 50 g. - LOCCITANE

Delivery: International

Versace Mens fragrances Dylan Blue Bath & Shower Gel 250 ml

€13.95

Versace

Mens fragrances Dylan Blue Bath & Shower Gel 250 ml

Delivery: €5.00

Creed Aventus Shower Gel 200 ml

€66.90

Creed

Aventus Shower Gel 200 ml

Delivery: free

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