The Top 7 Christmas Skincare Gifts For Him
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The time of year when a number of male grooming search terms, such as ‘men’s skincare’ and ‘men’s grooming products, see their annual peak in popularity. And yes, it’s no coincidence that the surge in searches for skincare for him falls in the festive season.
There has also been a recent huge increase in searches such as ‘skincare gift set for him’, and ‘skincare gifts for men’. It seems we are a nation that loves to give the gift of glowing skin, and at Face the Future we are all too happy to help you make the man in your life’s Christmas a good skin day.
When buying skincare gifts for him, it’s worth remembering that men’s skin is different to women’s and, as such, needs to be treated differently:
4 reasons to buy different skincare for him
- Men produce more testosterone. 10 times as much as women in fact! Which makes their skin oiler and also means that they tend to have larger pores and pump out more sebum, which causes congestion. This combination makes it tricker to shed the dead skin cells, so men should opt for a cleanser that contains salicylic acid, such as Medik8’s Surface Radiance Cleanse. The good news is, if you’re looking for skincare gifts for men, the Surface Radiance Cleanse is available as part of the Medik8 The CSA Kit Retinal Edition for Men.
- Men suffer from sensitivity around the beard area. On average men shave 16,000 times throughout their lives, so it’s unsurprising that they may suffer some irritation in the beard area. Shaving can remove the skin’s natural lipids, along with the top layer of skin cells, so it’s important to use a product that calms and repairs the skin barrier such as LABthetics Restorative Serum. The multi-tasking serum boosts the skin’s natural immunity, reduces redness, calms, and repairs. Best of all, you can add it to you list of skincare gifts for him as it is available as part of LABthetics Travel Kit.
- Men’s skin has a lower ph level. In an ideal world, the skin’s ph level would sit about 4-6, but women often have a slightly higher ph, which makes their skin drier, and men often have a lower ph level, which makes them prone to oily skin and conditions such as acne. To combat this, men should use a lightweight, mineral-oil free moisturiser such as Pestle and Mortar’s Hydrate Moisturiser. Packed with patented peptides, and filled with active ingredients, Hydrate Moisturiser is also available as part of Pestle and Mortar’s The Hydrating Duo Gift Set, a luxury skincare gift set for him.
- Men age differently. Men’s skin is 25% thicker than women’s skin due to a higher collagen content, and the ageing process is consequently more gradual. Collagen and elastin don’t degrade as rapidly in male skin, due to the increased density, but this does mean that men require active ingredients that are higher in concentration such as retinol. In terms of when to start using these products? The sooner the better. An incredible cream-serum to kick off with is Medik8’s ground-breaking Crystal Retinal 3, which is available as part of the Medik8 The CSA Kit Retinal Edition for Men, so can be purchased as a part of a skincare gift set for him.
Best skincare gifts for him
For starters, this kit contains, Medik8’s Surface Radiance Cleanse, which Vogue says is one of the best men’s skincare products of 2021. If that alone doesn’t make Medik8 The CSA Kit Retinal Edition for Men a fantastic festive skincare gift set for him, it also contains Medik8 C-Tetra, which has been recommended by Esquire, Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect, which has been recommended by GQ Magazine, and Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3, which has been recommended by Men’s Health, GQ, and Vogue.
Winner of best new skin and body supplement by Pure Beauty Magazine 2021, and recommended by Harper’s Bazaar, Advanced Nutrition Programme Clear Biome is the perfect choice if you are looking for skincare gifts for men with stressed or problem skin as it has been specifically formulated for these conditions. Harnessing the benefits of microbiome technology, four strains of beneficial bacteria and yeast work in synergy to balance and clear the skin from the inside out.
The man in your life will only be three steps away from radiant, younger looking skin when you pick a trio of skincare gifts for him in the form of Hydropeptide’s Rapid Radiance Three Step System. The skincare gift set for him includes Hydropeptide Anti-wrinkle Exfoliating Cleanser, Hydropeptide Face Lift, and Hydropeptide Eye Authority, which is recommended by Elle magazine. Used together, these products help to fight the visible signs of ageing and increase luminosity.
LABthetics Travel Kit
The fantastic five in festive skincare form, the LABthetics Travel Kit, containing five travel-sized LABthetics products, is one of our favourite skincare gifts for men who love to try new products and skincare regimes. The kit includes LABthetics Vitamin A Renewal Cream; a progressive skin system that introduces retinol to the skin in stages. It also includes LABthetics Advanced Antioxidant Protector 5%, which protects skin whilst encouraging collagen and fibroblast synthesis for a healthier and more youthful complexion.
What better skincare gift set for him (or her!) as we head both into and then out of the festive season, than a 10-day detox kit designed to have him feeling and looking in tip-top condition. The Organic Pharmacy’s 10 Day Detox Kit is an effective, easy to follow system that is designed to fit around modern lifestyles. It works to boost immunity, increase energy levels, improve sleep, cleanse the body, reduce bloating, rejuvenate the mind, and improve performance.
There’s popular, and then there’s selling out five times within a year and racking up a waiting list of 35,000; say hello to Pure Hyaluronic Serum, one half of Pestle and Mortar The Hydrating Duo Gift Set. Fear not, Face the Future is fully stocked and Pure Hyaluronic Serum is joined by Pestle and Mortar’s Hydrate Moisturiser to form the ultimate dynamic Hydrating Duo; the heroic choice of skincare gifts for him.
Lumity Morning and Night Male Supplements
Recommended by GQ Magazine, Lumity Morning and Night Male Supplements are a cracking Christmas present for men who want to turn back time. In terms of skincare for him, if the man in your life coverts youthful looking skin then this is the skincare gift set for him. Comprising of two unique formulas, Lumity Morning and Night works at a cellular level, in harmony with the body's circadian rhythm to support his different needs throughout the day and night. In addition to youthful, health-looking skin, the supplements improve hair and nails, strengthen bones, reduce fatigue, support a strong immune system, maintain strong muscle function, and support brain health and overall vitality.
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Written by Sarah Blake.