The newest skin care treatments for men aim to be both preventative and restorative, with natural ingredients and innovative delivery systems.
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1. JOCK SOAP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION EXTREME HYDRATION COMPOUND
With an ingredient list that includes marine minerals, squalene, cucumber and apple stem cells, this moisturizer doubles as an antiaging treatment. ($49; getjock.com)
2. MENSCIENCE ANDROCEUTICALS FACIAL CLEANSING MASK
Formulated with pore-cleansing clay, purifying green tea and conditioning extracts of soy and aloe, this mask detoxes and revitalizes tired skin and can be used up to three times a week. ($27; Barneys, Nordstrom, menscience.com)
3. KIEHL’S FACIAL FUEL EYE DE-PUFFER
This glideable cooling stick contains stress-reducing arctic root, softening hibiscus extract, caffeine and honey to refresh and hydrate the under-eye area. ($18.50; Kiehl’s, kiehls.com)
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4. ARCONA MEN CLARITY AFTERSHAVE/SPOT REPAIR FOR FACE AND BODY
These soft, round pads come pre-moistened with aftershave tonic to control razor burn, reduce pores and combat ingrown hairs. The lactic acid and witch hazel–rich formula can be used on both face and body to keep breakouts at bay. ($28; arcona.com, Beauty.com)
5. YON-KA PARIS FOR MEN BRONZER MOIST
Apply evenly to face and neck for antiaging benefits and a gradual sunless tan. Skin is toned with essential oils of sweet lime, grapefruit, geranium and thyme, while a cocktail of vitamins purports to help delay skin aging.