With 2016 quickly coming to a close, now is the time to start looking towards 2017, to see what this potentially groundbreaking year has in store for men's grooming. Over the past eighteen months or so, the men's skin care market has seen a huge influx of new brands, keen to capitalise on our booming industry. I've been fortunate enough to try more than my fair share throughout the year and even recently reviewed some key contenders during filming of Ann Robinson's Secret Britain, which aired last week on BBC1, highlighting the UK's growing obsession with male beauty. You should never underestimate the importance of a good quality men's facial moisturiser guys, so I'm here to help you sort the men from the boys, in order to bag yourself a champion complexion. So let's dive right in.
For Oily Skin: Jack Black Clean Break Oil-Free Moisturiser
Searching for a clean break in the bathroom? Jack Black's Oil-Free daily Moisturiser minimises shine and leaves your face fully fueled, with its pure matte finish. This lightweight formula provides the skin with regular bursts of moisture throughout the day, leaving your complexion fully refreshed and more healthy looking than ever before. Enriched with White Tea and Sea Kelp, antioxidant protection runs riot in this men's grooming great, whilst Niacinamide helps improve your skin's tone and texture.
For Pale Skin: MYEGO Fonteint Hydrating Enhancer
For healthy looking skin every time, give your face the perfect finish with this luxurious men's tinted moisturiser. Enriched with natural jojoba and shea nut, this soothing enhancer promises to smooth out skin tone and fight off those post-holiday blues. Launched in 2006, MYEGO's Fonteint has been at the forefront of developments in men's cosmetics and with their recently rebranded Fonteint Hydrating Enhancer hitting all the right notes in the natural skin care stakes, it certainly deserves its place amongst 2017's elite. Pale skin can soon take a hike with the light and subtle tanning effects of Fonteint.
For Tired and Fatigued Looking Skin: Polaar Men Hydraboost Face Gel
There were a lot of guys and grooming gods who ran to sulk in a dark place when Nickel Skincare announced that their hugely popular Morning After Rescue Gel wouldn't be manufactured again in 2014. However, there to mend their broken hearts were Polaar Men, releasing their seemingly identical Hydraboost Face Gel for men shortly after. This recharging face gel is your perfect weapon to fight tired, fatigued and hungover skin. Late night in the office? Perhaps you've stayed up an extra hour or two to catch up on Game of Thrones? Whatever your reason for having underperforming skin, the Hydraboost Face Gel will quickly get it back on track.
For Older Gentlemen: MMUK MAN Anti-Ageing Moisturiser
For gents on a mission to roll back the years, MMUK MAN's Anti-Ageing masterpiece is certainly one to add to your grooming wish list. Earning some pretty huge appraisals for its relatively short time on the male grooming scene, this soothing and tightening moisturiser guarantees to give your skin care routine the ultimate lift off. Enriched with Collagen and Oatmeal, this fast absorbing moisturiser utilizses a combination of natural oils and emollients to calm stressed, tired and ageing skin and in the process, eliminate dryness, greasiness and sagging looking skin. Whilst collagen improves the elasticity and quality of men's skin, protein boosters increase skin cell turnover, in turn, boosting the long term regeneration and appearance of your entire face and neck.
For Blemish-Prone Skin: Biotherm Homme Total Recharge CC Gel
You know how you always get the odd spot or blemish pop up before a big date, or night out with the guys? Biotherm Homme's Total Recharge CC Gel has been designed to give you back the power in the bathroom and with it, seriously surge your confidence, with its coverage capabilities. Busy days and a lack of relaxation can really begin to drag your skin down, but here to correct dull and blemish-prone skin is this world-class corrector cream. Giving an instantly healthy look, thanks to revolutionary micro-pigment technology, this transparent gel formula melts into the skin and turns into a healthy and natural blanket of coverage, for all manner of skin imperfections.
For Skin Prone to Sun Damage: Recipe For Men SPF15 Facial Moisturiser
If you're planning on catching some winter sun, or already planning this summer's getaway, you will definitely benefit from having a little sun protection in your wash bag. Unlike most greasy and clogging sun creams, Recipe For Men's SPF15 Facial Moisturiser, combines sun protection and skin hydration in one ultra-lightweight formula, that doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy or dewy. When you're catching the rays, have complete confidence in Scandinavian skin care experts Recipe For Men.
For Dry and Flaky Skin: Clinique For Men Maximum Hydrator
One of the world's most intense moisturisers, Clinqiue's Maximum Hydrator plain and simply does what it says on the box. It's advanced moisturisers and nutrients trigger the skin's ability to build and retain hydration from deep within the skin. An excellent re-hydrator and firmer, dry and flaky skin can be effortlessly combatted with this blockbuster. Of course, if you know Clinique at all, you'll know that it doesn't stop there, they are dedicated to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and rough looking skin and do so effortlessly with, to this date, one of the men's grooming market's most popular products.
For Skin Prone to Irritation: MMUK MAN Anti-Redness Moisturiser
A deeply restoring face moisturiser for men, when it comes to getting a grip on facial redness, there's no product out there that does it better than MMUK MAN's Anti Redness Moisturiser. Ideal for normal to dry and sensitive skin types, this soft and velvety cream indulges the skin with the required oils and hydrators, without making it feel greasy and bogged down. Combining Aloe Vera Gel, Jojoba and Avocado, the exclusive Restore Moisturiser is certainly not to be taken lightly.