Struggling to find a gift for dad, brother or partner? Or do you simply just want that man in your life to start looking after his skin a little better? Whatever the reason, men’s skincare is just as important as women’s. But with so many beauty brands to choose from, it can be hard to know what the best beauty brands are for men. So, we’ve put together a list of our favourite men’s beauty brands, tried and tested by the men in our lives, for the man in your life.
This skincare brand is for that man who is after something active and cares about looking after his skin. Dermalogica has a range of products that work perfectly for men’s skin, such as the Dermalogica special cleansing gel pump – this is a soap-free cleanser that is great for all skin types. We would recommend following that up with a moisturiser with an added SPF30, especially for those tradies who work all day in the sun. Our pick is the Dermalogica oil free matte SPF30, which is great for oily skin.
Kotia is a New Zealand based skincare brand that uses deer milk and all of its antioxidant properties as one of the main ingredients in their skincare range. This simple line of products is easy to use and has a neutral but natural milky scent. Perfect for the no-fuss man in your life. The packaging is also gender-neutral in a bold, brown colour, so will look great atop his dresser.
Another natural New Zealand skincare brand, Plantae is for the man in your life who loves to be one with nature. This skincare brand is certified organic and uses plants and botanicals as some of their main ingredients – without having overwhelming scents. The line is simple and easy to use, with ranges targeting normal skin, oily skin, mature skin and dry skin. The packaging is also very modest and gender-neutral.
Eau Thermale Avène
For the man in your life with sensitive skin or skin conditions, such as ultra-dry skin, eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis. Eau Thermale Avène is a French skincare brand with water as their miracle ingredient, sourced from a spring in Avène, France. This water is said to have healing properties and they have even constructed a hydrotherapy centre to treat people from all over the world with extreme skin conditions. Budget-friendly and with simple packaging, you will find a range to suit any skin concern with Avène.
The Body Shop
With a specifically targeted range for men, The Body Shop is your go-to for gift giving for that man in your life. Their range includes a Maca root and Aloe softening shaving cream, Guarana and coffee energising moisturiser and a Cedar and sage conditioning beard oil. The bold pops of greens, blues and oranges make for aesthetically pleasing (but still man friendly) packaging.