19 Best Men’s Skincare Products 2022

A PSA for the gents: While it’s perfectly acceptable to borrow (or steal) skincare from girlfriends, wives, roommates or other lady friends, there may actually be a benefit to products specifically formulated for men. Why? Because male skin tends to be thicker, oilier, and have more prominent pores than female skin, and although all genders may have similar concerns—fine lines, sun damage, redness and roughness—there are benefits to targeting issues with ingredients and formulations that have been devised with your skin type in mind. An optimal regimen regardless of skin type or gender should include a cleanser, an exfoliator, a serum, a lotion, and a sunscreen, with the addition of traditional grooming essentials such as after-shave balm depending on what you and your skin needs. You’ll notice that some of the items on this list are formulated for men and some are not so specific—but either way, they’re ideal for a man’s specific skin. No matter whether you’re ready for a full routine or simply seeking the closest thing to a one-and-done, these are the best men’s skincare buys to get you started.


Tom Ford Research Serum Concentrate at Nordstrom

When it comes to skin, Tom Ford knows what of he speaks. His luxe unisex line, which was formulated to address his own discerning concerns, contains a potent caffeine complex to rev up tired-looking skin, as well as brightening, pore-tightening, and line diminishing ingredients. It can be used under a moisturizer, but it’s hydrating and hard-working enough to stand alone. 


Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash

Kiehl’s has long been the first stop for chaps tiptoeing into complexion products—and for good reason: the line is super-effective, no frills, and looks good on a shelf. Also, can there be a more enticing, let’s-get-this-day-started name for a cleanser than Facial Fuel? 


SELF/ish Eye Cream for Men

New brand on the block Self/Ish is a skincare brand developed, so the tagline says, by men for men. And men shouldn’t neglect to use eye cream. This one packs in wrinkle-fighting bakuchiol, quenching hyaluronic acid, plus anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants. 


The Good

The Good, developed by Stacy Keibler (yes, that Stacy Keibler) and her husband Jared Pobre, is a clean, multi-tasking face serum that contains 27 active botanicals, many of which—like fireweed, yarrow, elderflower and nettle—are wild-harvested from the Grand Tetons. The texture is lightweight, and the results (brighter, tighter skin) clinically proven. Minimalists, this could be the one-and-done you’re looking for. 


Sisleÿum for Men Anti-Age Global Revitalizer Gel for Normal Skin

For the gentleman who takes anti-aging very seriously—and is willing to invest—this is a luxurious, and effective, choice, formulated to soothe away sensitivities from external aggressors (like that friendly razor blade) while also reducing fine lines and improving overall texture. 


Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub

Regular exfoliation is a must—it gives dulling dead skin cells the boot, and helps all other products work better. This Energizing Scrub from Jack Black revitalizes with brightening Vitamin C and zesty mint.  


Dr. Barbara Sturm

Dr. Barbara Sturm tends to bring out the skincare fanatic in people, and this fast-absorbing (but effective) hassle-free lotion could be the gateway drug. 


Repairing Night Cream

Geologie uses diagnostics to customize exactly what your skin needs. The night cream contains retinol, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid—all of which help you wake up looking better than you did the night before—calibrated in custom cream. 


Neutrogena Triple Protect Face Lotion for Men, SPF 20

All of the good work you’re doing will be for naught if you don’t use sunscreen. This multi-action lotion—it also calms razor burn—makes it easy to incorporate SPF with just enough hydration to keep skin soft, not greasy. 


Lab Series Skincare for Men Daily Rescue Repair Serum

Lab Series Skincare for Men

Things like fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, dull skin and pretty much every other skin issue can all be traced back to the environmental stressors we encounter every day (even if they’re invisible). This serum protects your skin against pollution, blue light, free radicals and helps you maintain a smooth, bright complexion.


The Hydrating Infused Emulsion

Most guys aren’t fans of heavy, rich creams, but they still need hydration. This moisturizer has all the hydrating power of the classic Creme de la Mer but is way more lightweight and sinks into your skin almost instantly and leaves no filmy feeling whatsoever.


Ursa Major Forest Alchemy Eye Cream in None at Nordstrom

Just a dab of this rich eye cream powerfully addresses nearly every issue you can think of: dark circles, fine lines, puffiness and more thanks to powerful botanical extracts like green tea and mushroom extracts. It’s ideal for nighttime, when you want a thicker cream to help regenerate the delicate skin around your eyes.


Shiseido Men Face Cleanser at Nordstrom

If you’ve been using the same acne wash since high school (or worse, a bar of soap), then it’s time to upgrade. You may not think what you use to wash your face matters, but it does. This cream/gel hybrid cleanser clears away dirt and oil quickly and effectively, but won’t leave your face with that tight, dry feeling (for the record, that feeling is not good).


Paulas Choice–SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant–Facial Exfoliant for Blackheads, Enlarged Pores, Wrinkles & Fine Lines, 4 oz Bottle


The Art of Shaving Beard Oil for Men – Shaving Oil to Tame & Moisturize Beard Hair, Leaves Healthy Shine & Non-Greasy Finish, Sandalwood, 1 Ounce

What comes with skin that’s more prone to oil? Shine. This alcohol-free gel mattifies your skin so it doesn’t look shiny, but still natural. Use it after you cleanse or as a moisturizer if you’re so inclined. It dries quickly and leaves no sticky residue.


BRO MASK: Korean Face Mask for Men

When your face needs a pick me up, smooth on one of the sheet masks to turn it around. They’re bigger to fit a man’s face perfectly and are loaded with serum packed with vitamin C, niacinamide, and other ingredients your skin loves. Think of these as an extra shot of skincare for when your face needs it most.


The Daily 3-in-1 face lotion

The most important step in your skincare regimen is sunscreen because UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin. If you’re hesitant to add one more step to your routine, though, this zinc-based sunscreen doubles (triples) as both a moisturizer and serum. Not only does it protect your skin, but it nourishes and hydrates.

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