Guys, have you ever felt as though your bathroom cabinet space is slowly colonized by colorful makeup, bottles of skincare, perfume and so on? Maybe it’s because as men, your skincare routines are a lot less complex (hello all-in-one essence!) and definitely more straightforward. Some can get away with just toner and all in one fluids or essences to keep skin moist and fresh all day, while others look at different skincare labels and scratch their heads wondering ‘how are they different?’
With father’s day fast approaching, we are sure a lot of you are trying to find the best gifts for your dad, grandpa, uncle or any father-figure for that matter. Men’s skincare is a lot simpler than it may seem! Let’s go into the details of some commonly found skincare products for men and how each of them are different.
Looking Your Best Starts with a Good Ol’ Toner
Did you know that toners don’t just help prepare your skin for remaining skincare steps but can also be used as an aftershave? By applying toners, it helps eliminate post-shaving impurities and residue such as shaving cream and excess hair that can clog pores and cause acne or even ingrown hair.
Toners that contain antibacterial and soothing properties like THE FACE SHOP Fresh For Men Hydrating Toner doubles as a toner and aftershave care. This lightweight, refreshing toner contains English Breakfast Tea and Panthenol to relieve itchiness, prevent razor burns and leave skin feeling soft, hydrated and refreshed.
There is a common presumption that men tend to have oily skin or oilier complexion than women, because their sebaceous glands are more active and they have larger pores too. However, some men do have dry skin that require additional moisture and hydration especially after cleansing or shaving. LANEIGE Homme Active Water Skin Toner uses LANEIGE’s patented anti-dryness technology to lock in moisture, strengthen skin barrier and stimulate skin cell turnover to give the appearance of revitalized, smooth and hydrated skin that feels comfortable. It also helps remove impurities and dead skin cells to allow other skincare products to penetrate better while leaving a soothing sensation.
Apart from being an excellent post-shave skincare, toners enriched with ingredients such as ginseng extract can help fight aging of the skin by reviving tired, sagging skin and give a firmer, energized complexion. THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Toner For Men is a watery-type toner formulated with special indigenous ingredients and ginseng from Korea to deeply nourish, moisturize and rejuvenate skin. The toner has a fast penetrating texture with refreshing finish with added hydration and long lasting moisture.
Take Care of Your Complexion with a Moisturiser
Moisturisers are designed to condition and protect the top layer of the skin, they work by sealing in moisture and nutrients from previous skincare steps. Men’s moisturisers are designed to be lighter in texture and absorb faster into the skin without greasy residue, therefore lotions or emulsions would likely be preferred over creams.
Moisturisers with lightweight texture, yet still does the job of keeping the skin smooth, comfortable and prevent premature aging? Check! Look for deeply hydrating moisturisers with gel texture like LANEIGE Homme Active Water Moisturiser is watery, gel-type moisturizer that contains zinc to help retain moisture within the skin. It boosts skin elasticity, strengthens barrier and maintains oil-water balance for revitalized, fresh skin.
For more intensified anti-aging benefits, opt for lotions that contain deeply moisturizing and firming ingredients like THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Lotion For Men. Contrary to common perception that ginseng-based skincare tend to be oilier, this lotion has a surprisingly lightweight texture yet provides the benefits of a nourishing cream. It has a smooth texture hat spreads easily on the skin, leaving it deeply hydrated and firm.
All-In-One Essences Because Time is of the Essence
What is we could combine all the benefits and functions of toner, essence and moisturisers into a single skincare product? Wouldn’t that be very time efficient? Sometimes ladies also wish we have these all-in-one essences especially during those busy, rushed, hectic mornings! Lucky for the guys, all-in-one essences or fluids are your lifesavers.
These multi-functional gels and liquids feature the benefits of toner, essence and lotion all in one bottle! THE FACE SHOP All In One For Men Liquid Gel is a hydrating, lightweight gel that acts as toner, essence and moisturizer to replenish the skin’s moisture and deliver nourishment with skin-beneficial minerals derived from deep sea water of the pristine Ulleungdo Island. This liquid gel has a low-irritating, hydrating formula that is ideal for daily use to relieve dehydration while maintaining optimal moisture balance of the skin.
Guys struggle with annoying blackheads too! Like it or not, these uninvited creatures can invade anyone’s skin and give the appearance of dull, oily complexion with enlarged pores. We’ve got your back with INNISFREE Forest For Men Pore Care All-In-One Essence. This all-in-one essence has an additional benefit of pore care and sebum control, by keeping the skin fresh and hydrated for longer durations as well as tighten pores for smooth and clarified skin. The essence is perfect for those with oily skin types and has a fast penetrating texture that the skin will love!
Wow! Now we know the secret of how some men can zoom through their daily skincare routines. Not only is it straightforward, but it is also highly effective in maintaining fresh, smooth and hydrated skin throughout the day. Also, we hope you now have a better idea of the different men’s skincare lingos used and how each one is similar or different. So, what are you waiting for? The perfect father’s day gift is right just a click away!