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First things first, why do we need to moisturise our skin every day? Given the fact we are typically exposed to outdoor pollution and other environmental factors, our skin tends to suffer from gradual wear and tear. Which is why moisturising makes it important to reduce skin problems while keeping it well-nourished and hydrated.
Should men moisturise their face?
Definitely and you should moisturize your skin twice a day. Think of skincare the same as you keeping in shape, eating healthy and dressing up well – it doesn’t even take more than a minute to apply the product on your face. A good moisturizer can help your skin look bright, energized and radiant while locking in moisture and protecting the surface from the harsh environment. That being said, here is a list of the best moisturisers that'll suit your needs.
If you are prone to acne breakouts, the general rule of thumb is to avoid using moisturisers with harmful ingredients such as fragrance that may cause skin irritation. Fortunately, there’s Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion; a lightweight moisturiser that’s suitable for everyday use. It works on all types of skin regardless of dry, normal or even the utmost sensitive ones.
Best of all, it has no trace of fragrance or parabens whatsoever besides glycerin and vitamin E which helps to promote softer and smoother skin all day long.
Suitable for normal to dry skin, this dermatologist-tested CerAve Daily Moisturising Lotion is thankfully devoid of harmful fragrance and oil ingredients. It contains a patented MVE formula that helps to promote all-day hydration for your skin. Best of all, it comes in a convenient pump-bottle design for easy-dispensing so you don’t have to worry about making a mess.
Best men’s oil-free matte moisturiser
Price from RM146.00
This Clinique For Men skincare product contains oil-free formulation that’s made suitable for men with oily skin. It absorbs quickly to strengthen your overall skin’s elasticity while keeping it hydrated, soft and supple.
It also has mattifying properties, which not only maintains a shine-free face but also helps to minimise pores as well as even out skin tone and prevent acne breakouts.
Whether you are vacationing on a beach or spend most of your time in the outdoors, it is important to wear sunscreen to protect the skin against harmful UV rays. With that in mind, Clinique For Men SPF 21 Moisturiser is specifically formulated with UVA/UVB protection to prevent possible skin irritation associated with sun damage.
It also contains a superior absorbency that helps penetrate the moisture barrier while rehydrate and improves skin complexion from inside out. Not to mention it is both lightweight, oil-free and suitable for all types of skin.
Maintaining a supple and healthy-looking facial skin requires a lot of discipline. That means sticking to the daily routine through cleansing, toning and moisturising at the end of the day. The latter is the most important step since it helps to enhance the skin barrier while maximising absorption as you sleep through the night.
Among the recommended product worth trying is Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, which is specially formulated to work around the clock from day to night. It contains a desert plant extract, antarcticine that hydrates the skin while preventing dryness. Additionally, the other special ingredient is squalane which is another vital ingredient for restoring your skin’s moisture effectively.
Sometimes marketed as having balm and blemish (BB) or colour correcting (CC) properties, tinted moisturisers are commonly associated with makeup products. But these days, you can find such product made specifically for men’s daily-wear as well.
Among them is the locally-produced Trulooks Man Tinted Moisturiser, which can be used for all types of skin. It helps by camouflaging your acne as well as even out the skin tone while keeping it well-hydrated. The moisturiser also contains SPF 50, which is beneficial for protecting your skin against harmful UVB rays up to 98 percent.
Best men’s moisturiser for oily skin
Price from RM109.00
Kiehl’s is a brand that needs no introduction, given its illustrious history of high-quality personal care products for nearly 170 years. Take their Oil Eliminator, for instance. Suitable for men with oily skin, this moisturiser contains no harmful ingredients of parabens and sulfates. It works effectively by absorbing into the skin and helps reduce shine for up to 24 hours.
Best men’s moisturiser with SPF 30/sunscreen
Price from RM462.00
Formulated with SPF 30 that helps to filter the sun’s UV radiation for up to 97 percent, this high-quality Erno Laszlo Firmarine Moisturiser is designed to keep your facial skin soft and supple. It also contains spirulina maxima, jojoba seed oil and mineral-rich Maris water -- three essential ingredients that help to promote firmer and healthy-looking skin.
Best men’s moisturiser with retinol
Price from RM95.00
Ageing is part of our skin’s natural process as we grow older. But there are ways to reverse the ageing process with the help of key ingredients such as retinol, a vitamin A compound that is particularly beneficial for eliminating facial wrinkles. Among the recommended anti-wrinkle product comes from Neutrogena, which is suitable for both men and women.
It contains moisturising properties of vitamin B5 and E to help balance the skin tone, while the combination of retinol and alpha-hydroxy acid within the night cream work both ways by preventing and combating wrinkles at the same time. It is also both fragrance-free and hypoallergenic, meaning you don’t have to worry about suffering from skin irritation after use.
Made for all types of skin, this daily moisturiser by Clinique For Men contains a rich cream that absorbs quickly and leaves no residue.
Like any other Clinique For Men skincare products, it is both fragrance-free and hypoallergenic so it shouldn’t irritate the skin or even clog pores after application. Instead, it helps to hydrate and keeps your skin radiant all day long while minimising the effects of fine wrinkles and dullness.
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