Best Men’s Face Moisturizers for Dry or Oily Skin

By on October 14, 2014

Best Men's Face Moisturizers for Dry or Oily SkinI am glad to see that the mindset of men is changing and that moisturizers are just as important for men as they are for women, if not even more important.  Men suffer from harsher skin conditions because of the irritation from shaving and also the factors of age.  As we grow older it happens to us all, the skin loses its natural elasticity.  The collagen and elastin fibers break down and you will start to see more fine lines and wrinkles show up around the eyes and also where you show facial expressions.  If you haven’t read our men’s skin care guide we recommend reading it after this article to get additional information on cleansers.

Your first question may have is, what is the purpose of moisturizers?  Moisturizers replenish hydration and nutrients to your outer epidermis which helps maintain a more youthful you.  Your skin on a daily basis goes through so many things like the dry heat from your home in the winter and also UV rays which cause premature wrinkles.  The best part is many moisturizers on the market today have sun block included to keep you worry free while you spend all day outside.

What to Look for in Men’s Moisturizers on the Market

Not all moisturizers are created equal and you will see many different prices on the market.  Just because a product costs more than another usually doesn’t mean that it is a better solution.  Reading the back of the label is the first step in uncovering if the product is right for you or not.  If the bottle is too small and you aren’t able to find out what is in the product, it is always a good idea to look on the manufacturer’s website to review that long ingredient list.  Here are some of the items you want to look for in a quality moisturizer.

AntioxidantsMen's MoisturizersWe spoke about how collagen is broken down over the years by harmful free radicals which can be produced by UV light and other man made pollution.  What antioxidants do is neutralize those pesky free radicals and protect your skin.  You can find anti-oxidants in many natural and man made substances.

Alcohols:  There are good alcohols for your skin as well as bad ones that leave your skin devoid of moisture.  Steer clear of the any alcohols that are harsh on your skin and look for milder alcohols.  A good example is lanolin which is fatty alcohol that will leave your skin feeling good.

Alpha hydroxy acidsAlso referred to as AHAs which you will see on the back of the bottle.  What AHAs do is clear up dead cells and make your skin silky smooth.  AHAs are considered mild so you will have to use these on a regular basis to see results.

There are plenty of other things to look for like a good SPF if you go in the sun regularly.  If you have no idea what the ingredient you are looking at is, do some research on the internet if it is towards the top of the list.  It is important to make sure your new moisturizer is doing more good than harm!

Our Favorite Men’s Moisturizers!

I have tried to find a balance between cost and effectiveness.  Some products cost more money but are worth their weight in gold.  Most of the products listed below will last a long time and will give you results you can results that you can see in the mirror.

Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20

Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20If you are looking for a vegan moisturizer, this is it.  This moisturizer has a lightweight formula which is a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen and an advanced facial treatment in one. The emollient formula visibly improves skin’s overall appearance and provides lasting hydration without oiliness or heaviness.  You will find that the Jack Black moisturizer contains plenty of antioxidants and vitamins to keep your skin looking ageless.

What I love about this product is it is not overloaded with fragrance and has a nice natural smell that blends with my cologne.  All you need is a nickel-size amount to apply each day after you shave.  Depending on the bottle you purchase, this product should last you for a long time before you have to buy another.


Neutrogena Men’s Age Fighter Face Moisturizer

Neutrogena Men Age Fighter Face Moisturizer, 1.4 OunceIf you are on more of a budget then this is the product for you!  The Neutrogena men’s age fighter moisturizer is fragrance-free and will help you with razor burn.  Included is an SPF 15 sunscreen to prevent sunburn and damaging UV rays.  This moisturizer does what it says it does, fights age.  This product doesn’t leave a greasy feeling after it is applied and will give you noticeable results if used regularly.

Included with the moisturizer is multivitamins, green tea extract, and retinol to help your skin come alive again.  Neutrogena has made another great product that will help men get some moisture back in their face.


Lab Series Daily Moisture Defense

Lab Series Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15, 3.4 ozOne of the more expensive products on the market, you can expect to get what you pay for with this product.  Lab Series is located in Belgium and is made there as well.  This product is formulated for those of us which have normal, dry or oily skin types (which is almost everyone).  What I like is this moisturizer improves overall skin texture and absorbs into your skin without leaving a greasy feeling behind.

Included is an SPF 15 with antioxidants that will protect your skin from not only harmful UV rays but also smoke and other pollution.  You won’t find any fragrance with this product and includes many of the vitamins the skin needs to stay hydrated.  This is a great product if the price is not an issue.


Bulldog Original Moisturizer

Bulldog Original MoisturizerHere is a fantastic product that may not be found in your local store.  This product has not been tested on animals and is vegetarian which will help you sleep better at night.  This moisturizer is packed with nutrients and oils to keep that face of yours from looking like a Bulldog.  You can expect to see 8 essential oils, green tea, green algae, konjac mannan and vitamin E to help your skin stay hydrated.  Some of the things that are not included are parabens, sodium laureth sulfate, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, or ingredients from animal sources.

For around 10 dollars at the time of writing this article, you get a 3.3-ounce bottle which is a great deal for a quality product.  This company started out in the UK and is now moving across the globe to serve men, but is still the underdog out of the line-up.  Show your support for these fantastic products!


Final Thoughts on the Best Men’s Moisturizers

Having the skin that you desire is much easier than you think and spending just a few extra minutes a day can keep you looking young and youthful.  Who wants to look their age anyways?  Please share in the comment section below what is working for you and some of the mistakes as well.

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About Nick Dean

I love to go on treks even if it is out in my backyard. If I am not on treks, I am at the office working and trying to keep a good eye out for men's fashion. It is important to me to look sharp while being comfortable and I will share my findings here.

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