Change is here
Men skincare products are not just about nose hair-trimming, shaving, and tending to beards. So, for the men looking for ways to make their face look healthier, feel cleaner, or appear more awake, it’s time to upgrade your grooming regimen with a few skincare products (curious why a daily skin care routine matters and how to create one? Go here).
The best men’s skincare brands today aren’t only about face and body soaps. Examine your local drugstore and you’ll find more shelf space dedicated to face washes, serums, moisturizers and body care to cater to the specific skin care needs for men.
The change in the beauty industry is noticeable because our ideas of masculinity and beauty have changed, and men are more aware of their own needs and pay attention to a healthy self-image, apart from having a haircut and getting dressed up. Men are ushering in a new era that embraces self-care and healthy skin.
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Social media is also a motivating factor. Skincare brands are increasingly targeting shoppers through online platforms like e-commerce and e-stores, allowing easy access to a fast expanding product range.
In short, the media has actually been contributing to the healthy demand for men’s skincare solutions.
Clean and Healthy options for men
Furthermore sustainability and climate control have been on the minds of many for the past couple of years. With the start of a new decade, the goals of reaching more sustainable and eco-friendly products have become more a reality than ever before, especially in the field of grooming and wellness.
As we continue to search for new ways to establish and elevate our own skincare routines, there is an ever-growing list of products available that not only take care of your face, hair and body, but attempt to keep sustainability in mind, too. So why not increase your health and wellbeing, while also protecting the health of the planet?
Check out our choices for the best sustainable grooming brands to put on your radar below.
This Australian Kiehl’s competitor, has been a go-to line for guys for a long time because of its no-frills, apothecary packaging. The amazing face cleanser is a great mild face wash. Looking for an eye cream or anti-aging moisturizer? Aesop makes those too.
This one is an inexpensive, first-step no-brainer.
Dump your current Body Wash and soap up with the liquid or bar version of the certified-organic Magic Pure Castile Soaps, with almond, peppermint, or citrus.
John Masters Organics
This classic organic hair and skin-care brand always had unisexy packaging and masculine appeal.
But its recently released just-for-men line, made with eucalyptus and agave, brilliantly appeals to guys by offering complete sets for face and hair.
Weleda is found in every European pharmacy, where it’s synonymous with good health.
The brand actually grows many of its ingredients—from hazel to jojoba—in its own biodynamic gardens.
On top of that, it’s no-fuss packaging scored super high in the aesthetics department.
Everything is formulated with natural, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients such as vitamins C and E (for protecting and brightening), macadamia oil (for fighting wrinkles), bentonite clay (for absorbing toxins), and willow bark extract (for evening out skin tone), to name a few. We like that the brand offers subscriptions, which will save you time and money in the long run.
Asystem was designed for wellness-minded men seeking high-performance products that can keep up with their active lifestyles. That translates to science-driven skincare that makes it simple to keep up appearances by revitalizing, hydrating, and protecting the visage with its three flagship products: a twice-daily cleanser, an SPF moisturizer, and an overnight cream. Clean and simple.
This luxury men’s skincare brand is known for its natural and organic formulas without synthetic and toxic chemicals.
The label also features products designed to protect from the environment and pollutants, and repair blemishes, firm up the skin, and cut down inflammation as well as other grooming and shaving essentials for all skin and hair types.
Long beloved for its non-toxic cosmetics and skincare, cult-favorite clean brand and certified B corp Beautycounter launched its first men’s grooming line in 2019.
Like its women’s offerings, the company’s Counterman range doesn’t contain any of the 1,800+ “questionable” ingredients on its expansive “Never List.”
Instead, it develops its own innovative ingredients, such as sequoia stem cell complex (which protects the visage from environmental stress) and sets for daily maintenance, beards, and shaving.
Bulldog Skin Care
The idea for Bulldog was born in 2005 when founder, Simon Duffy, noticed that there were no straightforward skincare options that were made for him. Looking at the shelves, there were products he used, but no products he loved.
Their website states: ‘Whether you have the face of an angel or the skin of a rhino, Bulldog is on your side”. Their straightforward skin care ranges for normal, sensitive, oily or mature skin are purpose built for men. They never use ingredients from animal sources and are certified by Cruelty Free International. All products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They don’t use plastic microbeads, synthetic fragrances or artificial colors.
This isn’t an exhaustive list because it’s ever-growing. As more brands make clean products that are for men or unisex, we’ll keep you updated.
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Fatma, born in the Netherlands and currently living in Beirut, is a mother of three.
After studying law and working in the corporate field for years, she knew that her passion was elsewhere. Her dream was to own a clinic for non-invasive beauty treatments, which led her to become a certified beauty therapist.
For years she was the co-owner of a beauty clinic in Beirut – Lebanon, and is co-founder of YIVINA where she is also the Director of Content Development.