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Cream / January 27, 2021

For men, it’s no longer a matter of thieving your girlfriend’s moisturizer and hoping that you don’t smell too feminine when you do it. Now men have a moisturizer all their own!

Men’s moisturizers have come a long way in recent years, and by now it's no secret that you’re meant to be using a daily moisturizer on your face. In fact, your daily skin care regimen should be just that-a full regimen that includes everything from a skin type-specific face wash, anti-aging cream, and you might even want to consider acne products, too. It just depends on what sort of attention your skin needs!

What do we mean by this?

Well, as you're outside doing those manly things you do, the sun causes the skin on your face to wrinkle. In fact, the National Institute on Aging found that being out in the sun also leads to dryness, age spots, and even cancer. But, there are things you can do to protect your skin and to make it feel and look better such as using a face moisturizer -especially one with SPF. This will keep you from looking old before your time, which is important as you age. And it will keep your face feeling smooth and sexy, which is always important.

Choosing a moisturizer isn't easy; it's a process. You need to balance your skin type, your environment and your activities to find the right product for your face. In general, anything that’s on the rich and ultra-hydrating side is going to be a little heavier and meant for dry skins. And the reverse holds true for men with oily skin. Look out for products that specifically mention application after shaving if that’s your intention. Some lotions use micro-dermabrasion techniques to exfoliate skin cells – and these can be torture on freshly shaved skin.

The good news is:

We did the research and picked the very best moisturizers specifically for men so you don’t have to. We spent hours smoothing on moisturizers, reading reviews from guys just like yourself, and comparing prices to give you the most accurate list. We even went a step further to categorize them based on your skin type.

You might be wondering: what should I look for in a moisturizer?

Here are the measuring sticks we used to determine the best:

  • Who's it for?
  • Texture and fragrance
  • Ingredients
  • Price

Keep in mind that you may need a couple of different products to keep your face looking and feeling its best. Sometimes you may need a moisturizer with sunscreen while other times you may want one that hides your pores or fine lines. So, don’t be afraid to experiment with a few of these products, especially our top choices. They may just revolutionize your grooming routine forever. (And, while you're at it, don't forget to check out our picks for the top hair gels, waxes, pomades, and creams. Got to keep that hair looking just as good as your face!)