9 skin-smoothing face moisturisers for men
Roughness be gone
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / August 03 2021
Shopping for moisturiser can be a tricky task at the best of times, but add a partner's lofty wish list and potential reluctance to use anything too OTT to the mix, and you're in for quite the journey in the skin care aisle.
And while of course, any formula can work for any face, gender be damned, there's no denying that an earthy scent and a chic black bottle can reel the guys in real fast. And hey, once they see the roughness disappear and the results come through, they'll be hooked.
So, whether you are looking for a partner, or hunting for your own perfect hydrator, here are our favourite facial moisturisers for men...
Sodashi Mens Sleek Moisturiser
Skin feeling a lil bit fussy after shaving? This balancing hydrator utilises natural vitamins and minerals to create a refreshingly lightweight formula that nourishes skin without overwhelming it.
$105 at Adore Beauty
Clinique For Men Maximum Hydrator 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
Keep skin hydrated for up to 72 hours after application with this hyaluronic acid and activated aloe water infused moisturiser. The addition of auto-replenishing technology and caffeine helps to trigger the skin’s natural rehydration system.
$65 at Adore Beauty
Handsome Facial Moisturiser
Hyaluronic acid and hempseed certainly make for a hydrating combo, but honestly it’s the velvety addition of avocado and the soft sandalwood scent that keep us coming back.
$24.95 at ha.ndso.me
Bro-To Very Useful Face Cream
Sweet almond oil and shea butter are a match made in hydrating heaven, so it’s no surprise that this lightweight (but deeply moisturising) cream works absolute wonders for dehydrated complexions.
$41 at gotoskincare
Hawkins & Brimble Oil Control Moisturiser
Roughness and dullness don’t stand a chance against this omega-packed shea butter delight. It also happens to have a little ginseng in the mix, which delivers a hearty helping of brightening action.
$31.11 at eBay
Natio For Men SPF50+ Face Moisturiser
If oily yet thirsty skin is the problem, this non-greasy nourisher is the solution. It’s packed with powerful plant nutrients (plus a splash of sun protection) and dries in a flash to offer a clean-feeling hydration hit.
$14.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Hunter Lab Daily Face Fuel
Prefer to scoop from a tub rather than squeeze from a tube? Try this one – the avocado, macadamia and passionfruit seed oil hybrid inside helps to leave skin super soft and stupidly silky.
$54 at Adore Beauty
Sukin For Men Natural Facial Moisturiser
Not only does this natural hydrator come loaded with a soothing blend of aloe vera, coconut oil and vitamin E (see ya, razor rash), but it also smells like cinnamon and citrus. Bonus alert.
$8.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream
This light-as-air desert plant extract-enriched option is both non-greasy and non-comodogenic, so it’ll leave your skin conditioned but not congested. Its gel-cream texture also offers a very satisfying cooling effect.
$51 at Kiehl’s