Skin-Care Tips

The 12 Best Men’s Skin-Care Products To Shop This Father’s Day, Because Dads Deserve Self Care, Too

Saanya Ali

Photo: Getty Images/Eva Katalin
Shopping for dads can be an all-around arduous task. After buying him 17 pairs of cufflinks, the funny tie he never wears, and whatever new gimmicky kitchen tool, pen, or tech gadget that you learned about from an Instagram ad that week (which boasted "Free shipping in time for Father's Day"), it's easy to feel at a loss. All you want is to get the important men in your life a present that they will actually use and better yet, use every day. Enter: skin care.

According to a study by Grand View Research, the men's skin-care market is predicted to be worth nearly $19 billion by 2027, proving that there is rising awareness and interest amongst men when it comes to skin health and personal grooming.

Men's skin is approximately 20 percent thicker than women's and two times as oily, making it more prone to acne, and it tends to be more stressed as a result of routine shaving. Though, stereotypically, many men's skin-care products are of the 3-in-1, "this bottle is my soap, shampoo, conditioner, aftershave, moisturizer, and favorite condiment to put on french fries" variety, there are a whole host of amazing skin-care brands and products on the market that are catered towards men's skin concerns.

Curious about what to get for your "I'm not a regular dad, I'm a *cool* dad" that he'll actually love and his skin will thank you for? Scroll down to shop 12 of the best men's skin-care products just in time for Father's Day.

Shop the Best Men's Skin-Care Products for Father's Day

Jack Henry Cleanse+ — $28.00

While some soaps can be harsh and may strip the skin of its healthy bacteria, this prebiotic filled cleanser does just the opposite. Cleanse+ feeds the healthy bacteria, allowing them to multiply faster and release enzymes that help balance your skin’s pH. If you’re looking for a multi-functional product, this gentle cleanser also can be used for your body, hands, and hair as well.

Furtuna Skin After Shave Serum — $145.00

This rejuvenating face serum is great for locking in moisture and soothing your skin to prevent the appearance and feel of post-shave irritation. It’s great for all skin types, smells amazing, and is the perfect solution to combat inflammation and redness.

Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Shaving Cream — $22.00

Made with moisturizing squalene and shea butter, antioxidant-rich vitamin E, hydrating glycerin, soothing chamomile extract, and cooling menthol, this lightweight, non-foaming treatment is perfectly crafted to prepare your skin for a smooth shave. The lathering formula also helps protect skin from cuts or scrapes and rinses off without leaving behind a residue.

Acqua Di Parma Barbiere Multi Action Face Cream — $125.00

This citrus and bergamot scented lotion smells like summer and feels like a tall drink of water for your skin. Great for both morning and night use, after cleansing, warm up the formula between your fingertips and massage it into your face for the full relaxing and hydrating experience.

Kiehl's Ferulic Brew Rejuvenating Facial Essence — $52.00

Giving your father the gift of skin care that looks a bit like whiskey is a pretty fail-safe way to earn yourself “favorite child” status. This antioxidant-rich facial essence is great for all skin types. It’s brewed with ferulic and lactic acids which gives it great anti-aging benefits and helps smooth out uneven skin tone.

The Art of Shaving After-Shave Mask — $45.00

Perfect for sensitive skin, this 10-pack of post-shave masks is the answer to all of your redness woes. Made with kaolin clay that helps absorb excess oil from the skin, hydrating rose water, and natural essential oils, this quick treatment will leave your skin feeling cleansed and revitalized.

Disco Hydrating Face Moisturizer — $24.00

This ultra-hydrating moisturizer is packed with vitamin E to nourish your skin and lock in moisture, antioxidant-rich vitamin C, and wrinkle-fighting macadamia oil. It’s lightweight and you can even subscribe to have this cream and any other of your favorite Disco products mailed to you every three months so you won’t have to worry about a thing.

Scotch Porter Exfoliating Face Scrub — $12.00

Made with naturally exfoliating ingredients like pomegranate enzymes, this deep cleaning, exfoliating scrub is great for removing excess oil, dead skin cells, and dirt from the day to prevent blemishes and blackheads. The polysaccharides in the aloe vera are supremely hydrating while also having anti-inflammatory benefits to soothe the skin.

Brickell Balancing Toner — $25.00

Great for normal to oily and acne-prone skin, this refreshing alcohol and oil-free toner helps remove excess oil, unclog and minimize pores, and clear the skin of impurities. The witch hazel acts as a natural astringent and helps reduce inflammation and build-up, while the peppermint soothes the skin and provides antiseptic properties.

Gillette Heated Razor Starter Kit — $200.00

This award-winning heated razor was just made to be gifted. The FlexDisc blades are crafted to maintain skin contact for the smoothest shave and the most evenly spread heat. Because shaving is the root of irritation when it comes to men’s skin, finding a razor that works for all skin types (even sensitive ones!) and won’t cause long-lasting redness and burning is an essential step for a good skin-care routine.

Jack Black Oil-Free Sun Guard Sunscreen Water Resistant SPF 45 — $21.00

With over 9,000 “loves” on Sephora, this oil-free sunscreen has SPF 45 for broad-spectrum protection and is filled with nourishing vitamins. One reviewer who said they had “oily skin, bad hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and texture issues” touted the formula because it “doesn’t leave a white cast, has no bad smell, and doesn’t leave an oily residue.” Adding, “I absolutely have no complaints. The price is perfect. All I can say is this is underhyped.”

Susanne Kaufmann After Shave Balm — $74.00

This lightweight soothing balm is perfect to dab on after shaving. It’s made with witch hazel leaves to soothe irritation from frequent shaving, protect your skin from environmental aggressors, and help prevent ingrown hairs. This formula is both powerful and gentle with its marigold extract that also nourishes and promotes cell regeneration and turnover.

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