You Big Softie

By Andrew Stone
Posted On May 24, 2016
You Big Softie

 

Dudes, love the skin you’re in as summer hits.

Alright men, Memorial Day is upon us, and now’s the time to get super-serious about skincare. Yes, SPF is a huge deal, and we’ll get to that. But right now we’re talking about getting truly touchable. There’s just something about the warmer months, with all of that exposed skin and romping around, that makes hand-to-cheek and face-to-face contact more likely than it has been in a while. In anticipation of this close contact, here are a few products that truly deliver in terms of mug-maintenance.

 

L’Oréal Paris Men’s Expert Charcoal Cream Cleanser

L'Oreal
L’Oreal

From the moment this jet-black, charcoal-infused cleanser hits your hands, you can tell your skin is in for a treat. Once it’s slathered on, worked in, and washed away, you know you’ve done something great for yourself. It acts as a magnet for everyday residue and grime, bringing the fight to problems such as oil, clogged pores, and overall skin dullness. If feels and works really beautifully. Try it; you’ll see. $6.99, available at lorealparisusa.com and drugstores nationwide.

 

 

 

 

Anthony Exfoliating & Cleansing Bar

There are some moments that just call for a serious scrub-down. And Anthony, one of our all-time favorite men’s grooming lines, does exfoliation right, particularly with its new bar for face and body (out this June). It has jojoba spheres to take on dead cells; cucumber extract to calm and soothe; Shea butter, squalene, and coconut oil to moisturize; and grapefruit essence to create an overall refreshing experience. Try it as a pre-shave conditioner or an alternative to shave cream itself. If you’re anything like us, you’ll love it. $17, available at anthony.com.

Anthony
Anthony

 

Big Cloud Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen

Dollar Shave Club
Dollar Shave Club

We are huge fans of anything coming from the geniuses at Dollar Shave Club, which has parlayed its popularity into a top-tier outlet for primo skincare. Take the Big Cloud line of skincare (which includes one of our favorite, no-fuss lip balms called the Wind Master). Suncare is no joke, guys, and liberally applying moisturizer with SPF 25, like Big Cloud’s daily moisturizer, will keep you healthy, smooth, fresh, and ready to take on the world… It’s an all-in-one moisture product that is light to apply and water resistant, has a barely-there but very agreeable scent, and works great with an active lifestyle. UV rays get the send-off via titanium dioxide and octinoxate while grape stem cells bring a rejuvenating factor, Swiss cress sprouts deflect pollutants, and birch bark extract stimulated collagen production. $9 for a 2-ounce bottle, available at dollarshaveclub.com.

 


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