Four skincare products guys should treat their skin to now – guaranteed to make you look better in holiday photos. Ladies, get your man to use even two of these products and it is actually a gift to you, too!
Clinique Even Better clinical dark spot corrector
Dermatologist-developed to be safe, comfortable. In clinical trials this silky serum was comparable to a leading prescription ingredient in creating a more even skin tone – verified 53% improvement. At 12 weeks, see a visible reduction in dark spots, age spots, and traces of acne past. A gift from the skincare gods. One of 25 “Best Beauty Treatments” by Marie Claire magazine. $49.50. Clinique.com
Our tester said: “You have to be religious about making sure you put it on twice a day to get strong results in 12 weeks. I use so little I think it will last for months, which makes it cheaper in the long run than the products you have to slather on. It really does work and its now part of my regular winter skincare. Every year a couple of things have real breakthroughs. This is one of them.”
Olay Total Effects + Cooling Hydration
An all-in-one lightweight anti-aging facial moisturizer that instantly refreshes and hydrates skin while fighting the seven signs of aging without weighing skin down. With Vitamins B3, B5, E and C, among other fancy-pants ingredients, this moisturizer helps enhance surface cell turnover after five days and enhances skin’s moisture barrier after four weeks. $20. Olay.com
Our tester said: “This is the hugely regarded moisturizer that Olay keeps making better. I like a lot of Olay products but this is especially good. It does not feel heavy on you face and is not greasy. I just bought another bottle because [my partner] started using it too. This is like one of two products every guy – straight or gay - over thirty five should use… seriously. And shop around because you can find this for $18.”
Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula Gentle Cleanser
A gentle cleanser specially suited for dry or mature skin types. Effectively removes impurities and environmental pollutants. A unique cocktail of humectants provides superior moisture-retaining properties helping to leave skin moist and hydrated. $32. DDFSkincare.com and Sephora.com
Clinique Exfoliating Body Wash
Double-duty body wash for all skin types. Quick-lathering formula cleans efficiently while non-abrasive grains slough away dead skin flakes and oil. Skin feels fresh, smooth, comfortable. Use daily to help keep skin clear and winter dullness away. $22. Clinique.com and select department stores.
Our tester said: “This is a great introductory grooming gift for the down-low vain, working guy. He will secretly love it. It is not fancy and does the job in a nice way and gets results he will be happy with naked. It will make him realize that bar of soap from the drug store really isn’t doing it.”