Tired of dry patches, tight skin, and redness? A moisturiser should be one of the first tools in your skincare arsenal – it will help to keep your skin healthy and balanced, fighting off the first signs of aging and keeping skin looking bright and feeling soft.
Men’s skin has specific needs because it’s typically oilier and thicker than women’s skin – but most formulas will work for both, and of course, your skin type and skin concerns should always come first. Basically – your moisturiser doesn’t have to have ‘for men’ emblazoned on the bottle for you to be able to use it.
Confused about where to start with moisturiser? Here are our top picks.
The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors
Whatever your skin type or concerns, you can’t go wrong with The Ordinary’s Natural Moisturising Factors – a basic-in-a-good-way moisturiser. The light, non-greasy cream contains NMF, a clever ingredient which boosts the existing moisture levels in skin in order to strengthen the skin’s barrier. This basically keeps moisture in and harmful bacteria out.
Elemis Daily Moisture Boost
Meet Elemis’ Daily Moisture Boost. This fast-absorbing cream is a great all-rounder for normal to dry skin – it’s packed with plant extracts and vitamins for skin-brightening. You’ll love this if you like to see results straight away – it leaves skin feeling immediately hydrated and replenished, as well as stronger and healthier in the long-run.
Neighbourhood Botanicals Big Strong Man Moisture Men’s Oil
Neighbourhood Botanicsl’ Big Strong Man Moistre Oil goes against the grain of most men’s moisturisers, which are formulated with oily skin in mind, this nourishing oil blend (which features heroes like rosehip and jojoba oils) is focused on replenishing dry skin – plus, it will look nice on your shelf.
Elemis Skin Soothe Shave Gel
Elemis’ Skin Soothe Shave Gel is admittedly more of an aftershave treatment than a moisturiser, but if you’ve got sensitive skin, it has aloe vera, arnica, and chamomile for calming irritation and inflammation, as well as jojoba oil to nourish dry patches and seal in moisture.
Mario Badescu Protein Aftershave Lotion
Designed to soothe razor burn and prevent in-grown hairs, Mario Badescu Protein Aftershave Lotion is a light moisturiser which combats shaving irritation and promotes healing – thanks to skin-calming ingredients like oat extract and allantoin. It’s a great multitasker if you want to treat skin without overcomplicating things.
Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser
If you’re prone to breakouts or on the oily side, try Yes To Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser. A matte-finish lotion, it helps to cut down on shiny skin and keep skin clear. The ultra-light texture is perfect for keeping pores unclogged while also leaving skin feeling fresh and hydrated.