An Essential Guide To Men’s Skincare

An Essential Guide To Men’s Skincare

To ensure a healthy and even complexion, it is essential to implement a skincare routine into your daily regime. Discover our ‘fuss-free’ guide to men’s skincare to achieve maximum results for your skin.

Did you know men’s skin is around 20% thicker than women’s and has a much higher oil content? This means it calls for much deeper cleansing and care. To ensure a healthy and even complexion, it is essential to implement a skincare routine into your daily regime. Discover our ‘fuss free’ guide to men’s skincare and the importance of specifically formulated skincare for men.

What does an effective skincare regime look like?

Step 1: Cleanse. Every effective skincare routine begins with a thorough cleanse: Our Cleansing Gel Line M contains active ingredient compounds derived from soothing witch hazel and cockspur hawthorn for a nourishing cleanse, deep into the pores. Bioflavonoids found in cockspur hawthorn have an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effect on the skin and prepare the skin for the following products.

Step 2: Tone. Toning the skin offers a deep double cleanse the skin to remove any leftover dirt particles and other impurities as well as balancing the pH levels of the skin. Containing Aloe Vera, our Tonic Soothing works to cool the skin while hyaluronic acid moisturises and brightens the complexion.

Step 3: Eye Care. Try our best-selling Eye Cream Line A containing the powerful active ectoin. A powerful combination of active ingredients works to increase cell protection, regenerate the sensitive under eye area, while adding moisture for firm, bright eyes.

Step 4: Moisturise. The Moisturising Gel Line M contains hydrating ingredients derived from apples as well as the natural cell protection factor ectoin. Well suited for all skin types, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and helps the skin retain moisture. For effective overnight care, Susanne developed the Regeneration Cream Line M. Rich in nourishing broccoli seed oil and alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) from pineapple, this night cream offers an intensive moisturising effect and while stimulating cell regeneration to restore your skin while you sleep.

Can men use women’s/unisex products?

Yes, although men have naturally thicker and oilier skin than women and men’s products are formulated specifically to target these concerns, women’s and unisex products are more than recommended to use – especially if your skin tends to lean towards the dry side. We recommend using our Active Agent Concentrate Clarifying serum, ideal for men with combination or oily skin for an instantly clarified and hydrated complexion. For demanding skin types, we recommend our Nutrient Concentrate Skin Smoothing, a potent serum with radiance-enhancing vitamin C, smoothing vitamin A and moisturising hyaluronic acid.

How to combat oily skin?

Stick to lighter textures. Opt for a gel-based cleansing gel over a cream cleansing gel to help balance the skin. Our refillable antibacterial Cleansing Gel contains cockspur hawthorn and masterwort to soothe and clarify the skin, leaving the skin hydrated and balanced. Follow with a clarifying toner to help balance the skin. Double cleanse to remove all dirt particles and other impurities. Containing an herbal compound of masterwort and cockspur hawthorn, our Tonic Clarifying works to balance and clarify the skin without drying it out. Finish with a light moisturiser such as our Moisturising Gel Line M.

How to support the skin pre/post shave?

Not only can shaving leave the skin hypersensitised, it also leaves it vulnerable to harmful environmental influences and bacteria so it is essential to prep the skin and give it the after-care it needs to soothe and calm the skin post shave to avoid any redness or irritation.

Step 1: Properly prime the skin to avoid irritation. Cleanse with our Cleansing Gel Line M or soothing Cleansing Milk with lukewarm water and follow with our gentle yet effective Enzyme Peel to gently exfoliate the skin to avoid ingrown hairs or bumps.

Step 2: Apply the Shaving Cream Line M to your beard hair to help soften, making it easier to shave. A combination of witch hazel soothes the skin while camphor and menthol have an anti-bacterial effect.

Step 3: Lock in moisture with a hydrating cream from our Line M range.

How to prevent ingrown hairs?

If you effectively prep your skin as highlighted above you will struggle less with ingrown hairs. Following your shave, apply our After Shave Balm Line M as the finishing touch. The balm's soothing ingredients prevent inflammation caused by ingrown hairs and effectively protect sensitive skin from damaging environmental influences. Soothing marigold works to keep the skin fresh, smooth and well moisturised.

How to tackle blackheads?

Masks are great way to tackle your targeted skin concerns. To harmonise the production of sebum during the detox process and to support the deep cleansing of the skin, our Purifying Clay Mask developed with white kaolin clay and aloe vera is our number one go to. These two mineral ingredients are decongestants, soothing, and antimicrobial. In addition, willow herb and cucumber essences refine the pores. To get the most from your product apply the Enzyme Peel prior to your mask application to remove dead skin cells and help clarify any areas of congestion.

What is pigmentation and what should I do to prevent/fix it?

Hyperpigmentation is an umbrella term that refers to any discolouration which can be caused by sun damage, acne scarring and melasma (darkened patches on the skin). Look out for ingredients such as Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects against damaging free radicals and helps tackle hyperpigmentation. Our Pollution Skin Defence System, a 15-day face treatment, combines the power of Vitamin C with two other highly efficient ingredients, ectoin and the co-enzyme Q10. Together, these three serums stimulate skin repair mechanisms, help protect your complexion from harmful environmental influences and preserve its youthfulness and radiance. Prevention is key. Always wear SPF.

How to know which are the right products for you?

We develop our formulas using a blend of effective active ingredients for all different skin types for both daytime and evening use. If you have dry/irritated skin, look for soothing and hydrating ingredients found in our Hyaluron Serum Moisturising containing botanical hyaluronic acid to provide long-lasting hydration for plumper, firmer skin. Founder Susanne’s favourite ingredient, Ectoin, can be found in our pro-ageing Line A. Layer our Regeneration Cream Line A with our serums to help protect and regenerate the skin while you sleep. For oilier/combination skin our effective Moisturising Gel Line M has a lighter consistency with long-lasting hydration. Your go-to if you prefer the feel of a lighter/gel consistency.

Founder, Susanne Kaufmann recognised the importance of specifically formulated skincare for men is what inspired her Line M skincare line for men. All products are non-comedogenic with a unisex menthol scent and have a light texture that absorbs easily into the skin.

Need help choosing the right products for your skin? Don’t hesitate to contact our customer services team by email or on our social media platforms and we will do what we can to help find the right products for you.

Hydration is key

"Drinking enough water helps the body to function properly. If we do not drink enough, vessels constrict, and our complexion can begin to look tired and dull." – Founder, Susanne Kaufmann.

We take a holistic approach when it comes to skincare. We see beauty holistically. This means if you live an all-round healthy lifestyle, you will not only look but feel your best-self. A healthy diet as well as regular exercise has a massive effect on our appearance and overall well-being. Ingredients and good skincare can only go so far: keep your body and skin hydrated to help maintain healthy skin and keep the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

If you have any further questions or need some expert advice, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer services team by email or on our social media platforms and we will do what we can to help.

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