Of course there's a chance that men would feel intimidated by the innumerable counters in a department store's beauty section. It could be mind-numbing and outrageously off-putting to venture through those colourful displays of eyeshadows and blushers to find his own black bottle of facial moisturiser, oftentimes hidden on a little shelf of a beauty brand.
MACPrep+Prime Skin Refine Zone A light, oil-free emulsion that helps cloak visible pores while controlling oil and shine. It can be applied ‘wet’ for a gentle micro-exfoliation: dries instantly to creat an invisible, long-lasting natural matte finish. Ideal for the T-zone.
In fact, what many don't realise is that they don't need to go for gender-specific skincare if they don't want to. They only need to beware of excessive oil, wax and feminine scents in beauty products for women (although we would like to stress that all those pretty scents do no good to the skin, whether you are male or female). So, we compile here a list of skin essentials that is unisex enough for men to enjoy, with no need to feel forced to buy gender-specific products - which contain men's scents like menthol and camphor, also skin irritants.
Clinique Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturiser (Combination Oily to Oily) A perfect all-purpose moisturiser which can be used in all areas. With a bunch of antioxidants and skin-nourishing emollients, it’s something for everyone.
Tri-Aktiline Instant Deep Wrinkle Filler The famous anti-ageing tube lives up to its claim, although we’d say, for men, it makes a perfect eye cream and area-specific treatment such as around the eyes and mouth.
La Roche-Posay AntheliosWGel SPF 30/PPD 19 Sun protection isn’t about skin colour—don’t be appalled by sunscreen simply because it’s seen as something women are addicted to in order to protect their fairness. UV is the main cause of skin ageing so it’s best to give your skin some protection, and La Roche-Posay AntheliosWGel is enough for you to venture out in the sun, underwater, and it comes with no fragrance.
Eucerin Gentle Cleansing Gel Man or woman, what everyone needs in starting a skincare regime is a gentle cleanser. Formulated with gentle cleansing agents and without fragrance, it’s enough to free your skin from all dirt and residue.
About the author
- Writer: Samila Wenin
Position: Muse Editor