Men’s Skincare Essentials


The men’s skincare game has always been a little lacking. Women’s products are more developed, more specialized, and more widespread. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t great men’s products out there. In fact, with services like Birchbox and companies like Bulldog that are specifically for men, you’ve got options. We’re here to sort through those options and find the products you need to know about. This is our Life, Tailored guide to the best of the basics.


Neutrogena Face Lotion

Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion with 20 SPF Sunscreen $6.99

This face lotion doubles as a sunscreen for everyday use. It’s specialized for men, and is lightweight. Simplicity is key with with sunscreen for your face and this is a simple solution for dry skin.

Lip Balm:


Fresh SUGAR Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy $25

There’s nothing more emasculating than seeing a man put on lip balm with mouth puckered, pinky up in the air. And while no product can alter your application method, this SUGAR Lip Treatment is the best of the best. With a 97% recommendation review you cannot go wrong.

Face Wash:

Billy Jealousy

Billy Jealousy  LiquidSand Exfoliating Facial Cleanser $24

Use this facial cleanser every other day and see smoother skin immediately. With nearly a thousand reviews on Birchbox, LiquidSand maintains a solid 4.3/5 rating. Plus, it smells great.

Shaving Cream: 

Axe Shave

AXE Chilled Shave Gel $5.09

From the AXE Face line, the Chilled Shave Gel cools your face when applied. It’s a refreshing way to start the day, and it is available in every Duane Reade and corner store you’ll happen upon.



Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix $16

There are so many expensive acne products on the market but usually all you’re looking for is a quick spot treatment. This one is without frills. Eliminates acne within 1 day.


BULLDOG Moisturizer

Bulldog Original Moisturiser $13.99

Apply once in the morning and once at night, your face will thank you. With natural ingredients and no synthetic fragrances, Bulldog created a simple moisturizer for everyday use.


Brooklyn Grooming Beard Tonic

Brooklyn Grooming Pilgrim’s Classic Hair and Beard Tonic $29

Perfect packaging aside, this beard tonic from Brooklyn Grooming is like shampooing and conditioning your hair–mandatory. The tonic prevents frizz and thickens your beard over time. It smells good and is made with all-natural ingredients. We’re sold.

We’ve covered all the bases. If it goes on your face, it’s on this list. Think we missed any important skincare products? Disagree with our picks? Let us know in the comments.

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