These Are Hands-Down the 12 Best Face Moisturizers for Men
If there were ever a time when men neglected to moisturize their skin, we’re happy to report those days are long gone. Our evidence? The sheer volume of face moisturizers on the market targeted specifically for men’s skin, which—if you didn’t already know—is oilier and thicker than women’s skin. Some formulas even go beyond daily hydration and offer additional benefits including anti-aging, anti-fatigue, SPF protection, and shine reduction. To help save you time and effort, we went ahead and found the 12 best moisturizers for men from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands. Read on to find your perfect face moisturizer match!
L’Oréal Paris Vita Lift SPF 15 Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Moisturizer
Your skin may not show any visible signs of aging right now, but with the naturally passing of time they can certainly begin to appear in the form of loss of firmness and obvious wrinkles. Take matters into your own hands—even if it’s purely preventative—with this formula which combines Pro-Retinol and Par-Elastyl, two anti-wrinkle and anti-sagging ingredients. The first action is to help fight the appearance of sagging on the face and neck while visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The second action helps deliver hydrated skin that feels smoother and more comfortable.
L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue 24H Moisturizer
Do you lead a fast-paced lifestyle? If you’ve been skimping on your sleep and are dealing with fatigued-looking skin as a result, look to this face moisturizer for help improving skin that feels dry and looks dull. The fresh formula—with magnesium and vitamin C—can help fight five signs of skin fatigue: dryness, dullness, tightness, roughness, and loss of firmness.
Giorgio Armani Men Perfect Master Fluid
Moisturizing your skin doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep things simple with this moisturizer that boasts 7-in-1 benefits, including moisture, anti-aging, oil control, and more. What’s more, the formula is quickly absorbed, leaving the skin with a matte finish.
Giorgio Armani Men Perfect Master Fluid, $95 MSRP
Biotherm Homme Aquapower 72H Concentrated Glacial Hydrator
Lock in long-lasting moisture with this facial moisturizer that pushes the limits of hydration. Not only can the formula prevent the skin from drying out, it helps skin feel protected against aggressors—think: heat and humidity—that can cause unwanted dryness. All that in an ultra-light and aquatic texture that feels fresh and cooling on the skin.
Biotherm Homme Total Recharge Care Non-Stop Moisturizer Fatigue Signs Reducer
Recovering from a long night out? While addressing your potential hangover, treat your skin to a facial moisturizer that can act as a wake up call and target signs of fatigue. The cooling gel texture helps instantly waken the skin without leaving behind a sticky or greasy residue.
Biotherm Homme T-Pur Anti-Oil & Shine Moisturizer
Fellas with oily skin, this one’s for you. If you’re stuck dealing with shiny skin every day—whether caused by your skin type, humidity, or sweat induced by heat—this face moisturizer can help keep excess oil in check. Formulated with sea algae extract, zinc, and perlite, this oil-free mattifying gel moisturizer helps absorb shine for skin that looks fresher and more matte.
Biotherm Homme Aquapower Dry Skin
If you have dry skin, your skin could use all the hydration it can get. Enter: Biotherm Homme Aquapower Dry Skin. Flood the skin with all-day moisture and help relieve the discomfort that often accompanies dry skin. The gel texture is enhanced with the popular Biotherm complex, Life Plankton, for the maximum dose of moisture.
Biotherm Homme Aquapower Dry Skin, $34 MSRP
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Get ready to fuel your skin—get it?—with a formula that can help hydrate, invigorate and refresh the skin’s appearance. The formula—with chestnut extract and soy, and enriched with vitamins C and E, and extracts from citrus fruits—helps skin feel strengthened so it appears firmer with lines and wrinkles that look visibly diminished.
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Anti-Wrinkle Cream, $36 MSRP
Kiehl’s Men’s Oil Eliminator 24 Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer
Don’t let excess sweat and oil overstay its welcome on your skin’s surface. Allow this ultra-light moisturizer to absorb sweat and surface oil while visibly reducing the appearance of pores. The result is skin that feels soft, hydrated and comfortable.
Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer
With a name like Age Defender, you can assume this moisturizer delivers an anti-aging action—and you’d be right. Formulated specifically for men’s thicker, coarser skin, this “age defender” can help to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and improve skin’s elasticity and firmness.
Baxter of California SPF 15 Oil Free Moisturizer
A spin on their classic oil-free moisturizer, Baxter of California revamped their best-selling formula with the newly-added inclusion of SPF 15. But protecting your skin against harmful UVA/UVB rays isn’t the only thing this moisturizer can do. It can also help combat dry skin and prevent future moisture loss.
Baxter of California Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream
A relaunch of Baxter’s original star product, this formula contains age-fighting botanicals and can help moisturize and refresh the skin. You’ll appreciate the unique gel-cream texture that absorbs easily without leaving behind a greasy residue.
Baxter of California Super Shape Skin Recharge Cream, $36 MSRP