The days when a splash of soap and water finished with a spritz of aftershave were all that was expected of a ‘well-groomed man’ are now long gone. The market for male anti-aging products is booming as the crow’s feet and furrowed brow, that look so dashing on the likes of George Clooney and Bill Nighy, just seem to make the average man look knackered.
Unhelpfully, the world of anti-aging products can be a confusing one for the uninitiated. But don’t panic if you don’t know your Vitamin B from your Coenzyme Q10, we’ve done the hard work for you and comprised our list of the top anti-aging creams, serums and cleansers that will keep you looking fresh even in the harshest of inner-city office environments.
Best for disguising a hangover: Recovery Treatment Oil by Malin + Goetz
We’ve all been there. The evening that began with all the best intentions of being “a couple of drinks after work” descended into a blur of double whiskies, dance floors and deep, meaningful conversations with cabbies.
You need a quick fix, and we have the magic potion you’re looking for. This Recovery Treatments Oil multitasks (even when you can’t) to help refresh the skin’s appearance, by boosting hydration and softening the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Best for banishing eye bags: Bright Eyes by Goldfaden MD
Maybe you really were working through the night ahead of that crucial business deal, maybe you were binge-watching Succession. Either way, you won’t thank your skin for giving your sleepless game away. Enter the best-selling eye cream from Dr. Goldfaden, designed to help reduce the appearance of darkness, puffiness, and fine lines.
(Sadly, it won’t keep your eyelids open for you as you trawl through emails, but we can recommend the best coffee on the market to help you out there, too…)
Best for defence against the elements: Cold Plasma + Face by Perricone MD
As much as we all like to think summer will last forever, eventually the last of the heatwave will fade, and in its wake, a new season of frosty mornings and woollen jumpers. In order to shield your skin against the cold air and any nasty dryness, allow us to introduce you to your new hero product: Cold Plasma+ Face by Perricone MD.
Packed with powerful antioxidants to boost collagen production and increase firmness and elasticity — this product will also reduce discolouration and uneven skin texture.
Best for cleansing the day away: Glycolic Facial Cleanser by Anthony
Before you begin applying any and all of the above serums and moisturisers, you’ll need to ensure that you’ve given your face a decent scrub.
Designed to soothe and protect the face against skin problems associated with shaving like razor burns and blackheads —this Glycolic Facial Cleanser by Anthony helps remove excess oil and impurities, leaving skin feeling fresh and clean.
Best for when you only catch 20 winks: Retinol 3TR Oil by Medik8
We don’t really understand how this works either but the wizards at Medik8 have devised a serum to complement the nightly regenerative cycle of your skin to help rejuvenate your skin. Formulated with Time Release Technology (it’s a thing), retinol is delivered gradually into the deeper layers of the skin throughout the night to ensure maximum results without overwhelming or irritating your skin.
Go to sleep with Retinol 3TR Oil, and wake up looking like Jon Hamm. Maybe.
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