Our 2 Favorite Men’s Skincare Products

Does your skincare routine involve a bar of soap and your significant other’s chapstick or maybe some lotion for your hands? It’s time to step it up! Men need a little TLC and love for their skin, too. Especially as we age.

There are some amazing products on the market these days for men. While stealing your lady friend’s products is fine, it’s actually better to buy those formulated for you. Especially since male skin tends to be thicker, oiler, and have more prominent pores than female skin.

We know you may not be ready to dive into a full routine, so we found our two favorite products that can help you start improving your skin and giving it the attention it deserves.

Trying it at Home

I wanted to test these out, so I invited my friend Michael Ray over and you can see that we had a blast! 

Michael told me that he’s been trying to take better care of his skin over the last few years and while it doesn’t get dry often, it definitely does during the winter months. 

He tried both of the products and loved them!

cat and michael laughing while trying mens skin care
michael using mens skin care products
cat looking at michael as he tries mens skin care

Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub

Stop with that bar of soap on your face! The amazing Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub is a deep-cleaning pre-shave cleanser and scrub in one. Super easy way to cleanse your face that also removes oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. This scrub contains eco-friendly, biodegradable scrubbing particles to gently exfoliate for an easier, closer shave.

jack black face buff energizing scrub

Don’t use this scrub every day. Jack Black recommends you just use the cleanser two to four times a week before shaving. Just work a nickel-sized amount onto your wet face and rub gently in circles.

The exfoliating beads are made from sustainable bamboo powder, which is biodegradable. No worries about what you’re washing down the drain. It’s also GQ’s favorite exfoliator for men. You really can’t go wrong!

Psst, if you really want to upgrade your daily routine, they also have a great daily cleanser with toner built right in!

michael holding jack black energizing scrub

What Did Michael Think?

“I loved it!  My face felt very clean, refreshed, alive, a little more sensitive to the air around me.  It did have a pleasant scent that did not stay with me for very long at all.”

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment

Once you’ve scrubbed or cleansed your face, it’s time to moisturize! Using a good quality moisturizer will help reduce fine lines and revitalizes dull and fatigued skin. For an easy solution, we tried and loved Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisturizer.

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment

This is a non-oily, vitamin-rich facial moisturizer for men. With Vitamins C and E, Chestnut extract and soy, it helps revitalize dull and fatigued skin and strengthens it to combat environmental aggressors.

The important factor? It’s a non-greasy moisturizer and it’s great for after-shaving and especially during the cold winter months. Lots of the reviews mention how much better they feel after using it and how revitalized their skin looks. And our in-home tester loved it, too!

What Did Michael Think?

“I loved this product also and feel it moisturizes my skin at least as well as the lotion I’m using now. I do like the scent of the Kiehl’s and it also did not stay with me for long; longer than the exfoliant but not much.”

michael holding kiehls lotion