20 Best Moisturizers for Men

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What are the best moisturizers for men?

A good men’s moisturizer is essential for great looking skin. A face lotion can manage a multitude of skin concerns including maintaining a healthy and youthful appearance for longer, restoring hydration and tackling premature ageing. 

We've saved you the hassle of sorting through the vast amount of available men's facial lotions and have come up with a list of the best moisturizers for men, with every skin type in mind.

1. Brickell Men’s Daily Essential Face Moisturizer

Kicking off our list of best men’s moisturizers is Brickell Men’s Daily Essential Face Moisturizer. As this only uses natural ingredients, this will be good for most types of skin. It’s an oil free, lightweight facial lotion packed with antioxidants and natural jojoba oil, aloe vera and green tea. All these help to repair and restore the skin’s hydration and any fine lines hanging around, leaving skin feeling soothed and soft. 

Who’s it for? This can be used by men with combination, oily, dry, and mature skin.

Cons:
1. Can be expensive on some budgets 
2. The smell may not be to your liking
3. The texture is a little thin   

Pros:
1. All natural ingredients
2. Great customer service
3. A little goes a long way
4. Leaves the skin non-greasy

“I started out with the scented version which I didn’t like and was going to rate it as poor due to this alone! The Company then sent me (free) the unscented version and I just can’t fault it. It’s one of the best products I have used and one of the best customer experiences I’ve had”.

Green Tea Extract*, silicones, TEA, Jojoba Seed Oil*, White Willow Bark Extract*, synthetic fragrance or color, Glycols, Hyaluronic Acid, DMAE, MSM, Emulsifying Wax, Aloe Leaf Juice*, White Tea Leaf*, Vitamin E, Xanthan Gum, Lemongrass Oil, Rooibos Extract*, Vitamin B-3, phthalates, parabens, Peppermint Leaf Oil, sulfates, Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, DEA, Glycerin.

2. Aesop Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream

One of the best moisturizers for combination skin is this Aesop Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream which has been specially formulated for it. Using ingredients such as Lemon Rind, Mandarin Rind and Tangerine, it’s light and quickly absorbed into the skin. It provides essential hydration and balances out the skin to give a more even tone and complexion. Skin will feel cool and refreshed. 

Who’s it for? Ideal for guys with normal and combination skin types.

Cons:
1. You might find the price a little too steep
2. Using it excessively may overly hydrate the skin. 

Pros:
1. A tiny amount goes a long way 
2. Works great on combination skin 
3. Has a lovely, citrus scent

Review: “I use this with the face cleanser and toner and it works so well. It hydrates my skin but not overly unless I put a bit too much on in error. It is a bit on the expensive side like most Aesop grooming products but I think it is worth it and it’ll last you quite a while”.
Water (Aqua), Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Beta- Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Ceteareth-20, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, d-Limonene, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Citral, Glyceryl Stearate, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil.

3. Kyoku For Men Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

An effective men’s acne moisturizer is this Kyoku For Men Facial Moisturizer SPF 15. It uses micro-particle technology, proven to prevent inflammation whilst working deep into pores to remove bacteria (one of the leading causes of break-outs). Its key ingredients include bamboo, plankton, green tea and avocado which replenish, restore and heal the skin. Also contains SPF 15 to protect the skin from sun damage. 

Who’s it for? Ideal for men with acne prone skin.

Cons:
Not ideal for sensitive skin types
Applying the wrong amount may cause excessive shine on the skin 

 

Pros:
1. It’s not as expensive as other products and so will not break the bank
2. Works well for acne
3. Has a nice scent

“I’ve tried a load of Kyoku products and this is by far my favourite of them all. It’s not a heavy lotion and is great for daily sun protection with its added SPF 15. It doesn’t make my skin shiny and, as far as I can see, isn’t blocking up my pores. I’m not getting spots from it or excessive shine”.

Water, Xanthan Gum, Capryl Glycol, Lecithin, Hydrogenated lecithin, Plankton Extract, Fragrance, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate 7.5%, Blue 1, Glucosamine HCL, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Isopentyldiol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Magnesium Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin-E), Triethanolamine, Ammonium Acryloyl-Dimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Algin, Hexylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Octocrylene 5.0%, Isoprene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Manganese Sulfate, Stearyl Alcohol.

Best Moisturizers for Men Clinique for Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate

4. Clinique for Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate

Another great men’s face moisturizer is Clinique for Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate. It uses cutting edge Liquid-Sphere Technology to boost the skin’s hydration and to reduce the appearance of dryness, tightness and dullness. All this without the skin feeling tight and irritated. Skin will feel comfortable, fresh and smooth for up to 72 hours. 

Who’s it for? Ideal for guys with normal, dry, fatigued and dull skin types. 

Cons:
1. A bit on the expensive side 
2. Some find the absorption is a little slow 

 

Pros:
1. It’ll last all day for those who have flaky and dry skin
2. It never feels sticky and won’t leave a residue
3. Easy pump action

“Got this for my husband who has very, very dry skin. He has literally tried all sorts of products on his skin and has even visited a dermatologist. This is the only thing that appears to keep his face free from flakes all day”.

Water, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Caffeine, Dextrin Palmitate, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Glucosamine, BHT, Algae Extract, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Green 6, Propanediol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sodium Polyaspartate, Butylene Glycol, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Citrate, Chlorphenesin, Citric Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Benzophenone-4, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sucrose, Sorbitol, Carbomer, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Cholesterol.

Best Moisturizers for Men Kichl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment For Men

5. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment For Men

A good face moisturizer for brightening dull and tired looking skin is Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men. It’s an oil free face lotion with a blend of vitamins C & E, chestnut seed extract and caffeine. These powerful ingredients wake up and energize the skin. The high antioxidants will accelerate skin repair, giving you an overall better look.  

Who’s it for? Ideal for men with dull, tired and prematurely aging skin.

Cons:
1. Higher price than a lot of daily face lotions 
2. Some may find it a little thin for their liking

 

Pros:
1. Smells great
2. Gives all day hydration, even on the driest skin types
3. Doesn’t feel oily and greasy
4. No residue left behind

“My husband loves this. Got him it for christmas. No complaints from him. He says he loves the smell and the lightweight formula (which he says doesn’t leave his skin greasy). I definitely recommend this”.

VITAMIN C (ASCORBYL PALMITATE / MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE),
VITAMIN C GLUCOSIDE (ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE),
CHESTNUT EXTRACT.

Best Moisturizers for Men Clarins Super Moisture Gel for men

6. Clarins Super Moisture Gel for men

Clarins men’s range features some great men’s grooming products including this Clarins Super Moisture Gel. It uses organic plant extracts to hydrate the skin and zinc and gymnema to neutralize shine and provide a healthy matte finish. This will leave the skin both feeling and appearing energised.

Who’s it for? Ideal for guys with normal, dry and oily skin types.

Cons:
1. Applying too much can leave a slight residue
2. Above average price, as far as lotions go 
3. Pump has been known to brake  

Pros:
1. Great for summer and spring 
2. Can have instant results on dark circles around the eyes 
3. Gives you long-lasting hydration

“This is excellent. It is a lightweight but super hydrating lotion. Remember, a little will go a long way so be careful not to use too much or it will go to waste. I find that it smooths out my skin and leaves it matt with no shine. It also helps to correct any imperfections and controls certain areas on my face that are prone to be oily. Really refreshing scent which doesn’t interfere with the smell of my aftershave. Would definitely recommend.

Aqua/water/eau, Ci 42090/blue 1, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Zinc Gluconate, Furcellaria Lumbricalis Extract, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Kalanchoe Pinnata Leaf Extract, Marrubium Vulgare Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Potassium Sorbate, Butylene Glycol, Sempervivum Tectorum Extract, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Maris Sal/sea Salt/sel Marin, Glucose, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Benzyl Benzoate, Hierochloe Odorata Extract, Limonene, Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Extract, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Decylene Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Xylitol, Propanediol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citral, Lapsana Communis Flower/leaf/stem Extract, Parfum/fragrance, Anhydroxylitol, Disodium Edta, Glycerin, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Citric Acid.

Best Moisturizers for Men Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer

7. Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer

One of the best moisturizers for dry skin is this Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer. Dermatologically tested, it’s proven to obtain excellent results for people with extremely dry skin, hyperpigmentation and even scars. Its high vitamin formula deeply penetrates the skin, providing essential moisture to the skin. This will help to visibly improve skin imperfections including fine lines and wrinkles, flaky skin and discoloration, giving you the best overall complexion possible. 

Who’s it for?  Ideal for men with dry, very dry, sensitive, mature, scarred and pigmented/discoloured skin.

Cons:
1. Some may not be comfortable with the price 
2. Not recommended for those with combination or oily skin 

Pros:
1. Will not irritate even those with sensitive skin types 
2. Works great on more difficult skin conditions 
3. The skin feels super soft after use 
4. Has nice, light scent

“This is the best moisturizer I have come across. I have overly sensitive skin which has gradually worsened with age. This product doesn’t give me spots or breakouts and also doesn’t cause any irritation. I literally cannot describe to you how much this has helped my skin. It is so soft and smooth now. Bright and healthy. Well worth the money if you ask me as one jar will last you a while. You must try this if you have hyper sensitive skin. There is no need to suffer”.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Ceteth-20, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ceramide NG, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Xanthan Gum, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, PEG-75 Stearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ectoin, Glycerin, Ethoxydiglycol, Squalane, Tocotrienols, Glyceryl Stearate, Phospholipids, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Sericin, Tocopherol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Steareth-20, Tribehenin.

Best Moisturizers for Men Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer

8. L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Recharging Moisturiser

All L’oreal moisturizers for men are worth considering as face lotions. They’re capable of achieving high-end results at very affordable prices. Take this L’oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Recharging Moisturiser. This is ideal for guys on a budget who are concerned with a dull and drab skin complexion. Its vitamin C and pro-phosphore formula will provide instant moisture to the skin, tackle fatigue and brightening up the complexion. 

Who’s it for? Ideal for men on a budget with dull and tired skin.

Cons:
1. Some have found it to leave a slightly greasy residue 

Pros:
1. Well priced for such high quality 
2. Good for after-shave
3. Has a pleasant, refreshing smell
4. Works well for both summer and winter months

“Haven’t ever used a moisturizer as often as I should but wanted to start using one regularly so not to look aged beyond my years. This smells really good and feels nice and soothing on the skin. I cannot smell much of a scent but my GF comments on it a great deal. This doesn’t induce any acne in me and I don’t find it leaves a greasy residue myself. Good value for the size you get. Money well spent”.

Aqua / Water, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone, Crosspolymer, CI 42090 / Blue 1, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Caffeine, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Linalool, Alcohol Denat, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Parfum / Fragrance, Magnesium PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide / Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Mentha Piperita Extract / Peppermint Leaf Extract, Menthol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Limonene, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Isopropyl Myristate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, CI 19140 / Yellow 5.

Moisturizers for Combination Skin Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer

9. Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer

A good moisturizer that’s ideal for those whose complexion can be unpredictable (i.e appearing dry one minute and oily the next) is this Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer. Using a formula that will not clog pores (it’s residue-free), its vitamins E, B5 and antioxidants will provide essential nourishment to the skin, leaving it balanced and feeling soothed, calm and hydrated. 

Who’s it for? Ideal for men with all skin types including combination.

Cons: 
1. Can leave a slight tingling sensation which some men may not like 
2. The bottle can be awkward at getting the right amount out  
3. You might begrudge the price

 

Pros:
1. Works the same all year round, including the winter months 
2. A bottle will last you a while 
3. It will be fine on very sensitive skin

Reviews:”I have extremely dry skin which is sensitive all year round. I have been using a cheap, drug store lotion for years but it somehow just stopped working on my skin and so I thought I would give this one a go. This has worked so well on my skin. I feel like my skin is completely hydrated without a need to top it up throughout the day. A good find”.

Aqua|Water|Eau, Sodium PCA, Glyceryl Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-100 Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Carbomer, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzethonium Chloride, Salicylic Acid, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-1, Limonene, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tapioca Starch, Benzoic Acid, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Bisabolol, Panthenol.

Best Moisturizers for Men ELEMIS Daily Moisture Boost

10. ELEMIS Daily Moisture Boost

A guy’s facial lotion that’s an excellent arounder (and one that’s attracted great reviews from men) is this Elemis Daily Moisture Boost. It’s a  lightweight formula that won’t clog up the pores. It includes bamboo and chestnut to hydrate the skin and rebuild elasticity, making it feel more supple and healthy. It also contains cactus cereus flower extract and polynesian green tamanu oil to help soften and soothe the skin and boost the skin’s appearance.    

Who’s it for? Ideal for men with all types of skin but those with dull and mature skin will particularly benefit.

Cons:
1. It may be over some men’s budget
2. Can be a little rich on very oily skin types

Pros:
1. Easily absorbed into skin 
2. Very high quality
3. Gives the skin a real glow after use

“I really like this product and think that it is priced reasonably. I would certainly recommend this product and just hope it is well stocked because I don’t feel I could live without it now!”

Aqua/Water/Eau, Citric Acid, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Dicaprylyl Ether, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Propylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polysorbate 60, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Xanthan Gum, Lauryl Glucoside, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Sclerotium Gum, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance (Parfum), Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Sap Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Squalane, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Sorbic Acid, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil.

Best Moisturizers for Men JACK BLACK – Double-Duty Face Moisturizer

11. JACK BLACK – Double-Duty Face Moisturizer

A popular men’s moisturizer used by many is Jack Black’s – Double-Duty Face Moisturizer. It’s a lightweight formula with SPF-20 skin protection, designed to nourish, reduce inflammation and promote collagen production to visibly improve the skin’s health. It also contains several active ingredients including vitamin A, C and E, blue algae and rosemary to promote healthy and smooth looking skin. 

Who’s it for? Good for men with dry, normal and mature skin.

Cons:
1. Not so good for those who suffer from breakouts  
2. Some may consider this over-priced for a men’s men face cream

Pros:
1. The SPF works well against the sun 
2. No overbearing scent
3. Absorbed quickly into the skin

“I got this as part of a skin care set for Christmas and it worked so well that I ended up ordering the big bottle. This really is the best moisturizer I’ve ever used. It has a nice smell that isn’t overbearing, it hydrates my skin and also includes sun protection as an added bonus. Great for those men who are after an all in one lotion”.

Aqua (Water/Eau), Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Extract*, Retinyl Palmitate, Haslea Ostrearia Extract, Phenethyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Artemisia Umbelliformis Extract*, Pyrus Malus (Apple/Pomme) Fruit Extract, Glycereth-26, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Lecithin, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender/Lavande) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract*, Buddleja Davidii Leaf Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary/Romarin) Leaf Oil, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil.

Best Moisturizers for Men Dove Men+Care Face Lotion Hydrate Plus

13. Dove Men+Care Face Lotion Hydrate Plus

The Dove men’s skin care range offers affordable men’s facial products, ideal for men with dry skin. Their Dove Men+Care Face Lotion Hydrate Plus is their best moisturizer yet. It gives fast acting rehydratation to skin which requires more moisture. It has a rich formula to deeply penetrate the skin, nourishing cells to fight dryness and flakiness, leaving skin feeling soothed and soft. 

Who’s it for? Ideal for guys with dry skin.

Cons:
1. Does not work great on dry skin types 

Pros:
1. Very affordable and suitable for everyone’s budget 
2. Does not contain harsh ingredients 
3. Has not got an overpowering scent

“When using this, remember that a little goes a long way and you do not need much. This is great at moisturizing my skin without it leaving it oily and shiny. To me, it smells a bit of fresh clay. Not unpleasant in the slightest. This is as good or even better than more expensive products I’ve had a go at”.

Water\\Aqua\\Eau, Kaolin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Lactic Acid, Bisabolol, Phenoxyethanol, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Sea Whip Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate , Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Gellidiella Acerosa Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Trehalose, Zinc Pca, Salicylic Acid, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Caffeine, Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Molasses Extract\\Saccharum Officinarum\\Extrait De Melasse, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\\Extrait D\’Orge, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Algae Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Sucrose, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Acetyl Glucosamine, Arginine , Polysorbate 40, Myristyl Alcohol, Polysilicone-11, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol.

Best Moisturizers for Men Murad Oil and Pore Control Mattifier Broad Spectrum SPF 45

14. Murad Oil and Pore Control Mattifier Broad Spectrum SPF 45

This Murad’s Oil and Pore Control Mattifier Broad Spectrum SPF 45 is one of the best face moisturizers for oily skin, used by both men and women. Formulated to take control of oily skin, it restores balance and absorbs excess oil build up, neutralizing shine for up to 8 hours. One of the key ingredients in this is willow bark that will reduce breakouts, clear up blackheads and impurities leaving skin looking more natural and healthier    

Who’s it for? Ideal for men who suffer from oily, acne, blackheads  

Cons:
1. Only good for dry skin and not so effective on very flaky and very dry skin 

Pros:
1. Has a nice, mild smell 
2. A well priced men’s face cream which most men can afford

“I have acne-prone skin and this is the best moisturizer I’ve found. If I use this at night, I find I wake up with lovely, smooth and hydrated skin as the texture is a little heavier than other lotions I have used. I find when I have used an oil free lotion before (as I can be prone to oil and spots), my skin feels nice for a few seconds before drying out immediately after. I don’t have this problem with this lotion. Doesn’t break me out either.

Octisalate 5.0% Inactive Water, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Stearamide AMP, Potassium Stearate, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycol Stearate, Methylisothiazolinone, Xanthan Gum, Niacinamide, Ensulizole 0%, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Avobenzone 3.0%, PEG-100 Stearate.

Best Moisturizers for Men LAB SERIES Oil Control Daily Hydrator

15. LAB SERIES Oil Control Daily Hydrator

Lab Series offers a range of oil control men’s grooming products, including their Lab Series Oil Control Daily Hydrator which provides 8 hours of hydration and protection against excessive oil build up. It uses ingredients such as Amazonian white clay to help absorb surface oil and lactic and salicylic acids to help reduce the amount of oil production.

Who’s it for? Guys with oily and normal skin types.

Cons:
1. Some men would sooner pay less for facial lotion 
2. Can irritate those with sensitive skin types 

Pros:
1. Works great on acne and oily skin types
2. Can be used on mature and younger skin types 
3. Its nice and light and so doesn’t clog the pores

“The point is, I have oily skin and, after using this product, I no longer have it”.

Water\\Aqua\\Eau, Kaolin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Lactic Acid, Bisabolol, Phenoxyethanol, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Sea Whip Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate , Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Gellidiella Acerosa Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Trehalose, Zinc Pca, Salicylic Acid, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Caffeine, Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Molasses Extract\\Saccharum Officinarum\\Extrait De Melasse, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\\Extrait D\’Orge, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Algae Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Sucrose, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Acetyl Glucosamine, Arginine , Polysorbate 40, Myristyl Alcohol, Polysilicone-11, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol.

Best Moisturizers for Men High Performance Vitamin A Hydrating Facial Lotion

16. Anthony High Performance Vitamin A Hydrating Facial Lotion

Anthony offers a great range of men’s skin grooming products, including their Anthony High Performance Vitamin A Hydrating Facial Lotion. It contains carrot root and vitamin A to assist cellular turnover which helps to rebuild elasticity in skin. This enables the skin to maintain a more youthful appearance. It also contains shea butter to hydrate and repair the skin, minimizing fine lines along the way. 

Who’s it for? Ideal for men with mature, fine-lines, ageing and normal skin types

Cons:
1. Depending on the skin type, this can take some time to be completely absorbed 
2. Some might find it costly 

Pros:
1. Good for tightening the skin and removing wrinkles and fine lines
2. Has a nice smell when applied

“This is expensive but I think it is worth every penny. You don’t need to use much. My skin has never felt better after using this (I also use the vitamin C serum and the continuous eye moisture cream). Doesn’t feel greasy. Friends have complimented my skin.

Water (Aqua), 2-Hexanediol, Peg-40 Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Ppg-2 Methyl Ether, Carbomer, Chlorphenesin, Cholesterol, Retinyl Palmitate/ Carrot Polypeptide, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Tropolone, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Benzoate, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9, Potassium Sorbate, Glycerin, Methylisothiazolinone, Disodium Edta, Sorbitan Stearate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Squalane.

Best Moisturizers for Men Ernest Supplies Protective Matte Moisturizer

17. Ernest Supplies Protective Matte Moisturizer

Another good anti-aging moisturizer for men that’s packed with anti aging properties is Ernest Supplies Protective Matte Moisturizer. This uses a blend of natural ingredients such as Green Tea extracts, vitamins A, C, E and Acai berry to promote skin rejuvenation and to help tighten the skin. Also good for removing fine lines, it’s an oil free lotion. Great for those seeking a matte finish. 

Who’s it for? Men with oily, mature skin and those concerned with premature ageing.

Cons:
1. Some may not like the small container 
2. Can be too strong on sensitive skin types 

Pros:
1. Plant based ingredients 
2. Great for older gentleman 
3. Has a pleasant, light aroma
4. Mattes the skin well for those with oily skin

Cons:
1. Some may not like the small container 
2. Can be too strong on sensitive skin types 

Pros:
1. Plant based ingredients 
2. Great for older gentleman 
3. Has a pleasant, light aroma
4. Mattes the skin well for those with oily skin

“I have had such a huge reduction in my oily skin throughout the day. I truly believe this works wonders for me. Honestly speaking…it hasn’t got rid of all of my shine but it definitely has improved it. I found it started to work after about a week so it might be best for you not to expect immediate results. Leaves skin feeling soft and refreshed.

Aqua / Water, Retinyl Palmitate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Maltodextrin, Sodium Benzoate, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Bisabolol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Ferulic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Glycerin, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Chondrus Crispus, Tetrahydrocurcumin Diacetate, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Menthol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Phospholipids, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Dimethicone, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Menthyl Lactate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Superoxide Dismutase, Montmorillonite, Sorbitan Olivate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Propanediol, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sodium Hyaluronate.

Best Moisturizers for Men Neutrogena Triple Protect Men's Daily Face Lotion

18. Neutrogena Triple Protect Men's Daily Face Lotion

Neutrogena is well known for their skincare range and the fact that their products are dermatologically tested. This Neutrogena Triple Protect Men’s Daily Face Lotion is a multi action moisturizer which can be used after a shave to soothe the skin from irritation. It hydrates the skin whilst fighting the signs of ageing, including with its SPF20 sunscreen protection. 

Who’s it for? Ideal for men that normal, dry and mature skin types.

Cons:
1. The smell may not be to everyone’s liking 

Pros:
1. Has a good SPF which will protect from the sun
2. Works well for razor irritation 
3. Well priced face cream which most men can afford

“This absorbs really well on my skin and doesn’t leave it greasy and oily. It only includes SPF 15 but, I must say, my face has not been sunburned whilst I’ve applied it after shaving. I have tried other, cheaper products but they just don’t cut it on my skin. I will continue to use this for as long as they sell it”.

Avobenzone 3%, emulsifying wax nf, methylp, neopentanoate, glycine soja (soybean) seed extract, Octocrylene 1.7%, caprylyl glycol, octyldodecyl, Homosalate 12%, phenoxyethanol, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Octisalate 5%, PEG-100 stearate, panthenol, ethylhexylglycerin, tocopheryl acetate, glyceryl stearate, bisabolol, silica, camellia oleifera leaf extract, fragrance, dimethicone, Oxybenzone 3%Sunscreen, Water, glycerin.

Best Moisturizers for Men Urth Antioxidant Face Complex

19. URTH ANTIOXIDANT FACE COMPLEX

An ideal men’s moisturizer for acne and oily skin types is this Urth Antioxidant face Complex. It’s a  facial lotion with a number of advantages. Not only is it super lightweight so it doesn’t block the pores, it also helps to keep acne & oil under control. It minimizes the appearance of pores and stimulates collagen to maintain a youthful look. Skin will be visibly brighter and healthier. 

Who’s it for? Ideal for men with acne, oily and mature skin types. Also good for men with fatigued skin.

Cons:
1. Might not be good for some men’s budgets 

Pros: 
1. Great results for acne and oily skin
2. Works well both in the summer and winter months 
3. Good for shaving irritation

“This is a million times better than lotions you can pick up in a drug store. It is more expensive but freaking worth every dollar”.

Water / Aqua / EAU, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Calcium Pantothenate, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Salicylic Acid, Bisabolol, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Glycolic Acid, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Menthyl Lactate, Triethanolamine, Caffeine, PEG-100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Trideceth-6, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract.

Best Moisturizers for Men MARLOWE. No. 123 Men's Facial Moisturizer

20. MARLOWE. No. 123 Men's Facial Moisturizer

Last but not least on our list of best moisturizers for men is Marlowe. No. 123 Men’s Facial Moisturizer. Using the power of natural ingredients, including passion flower fruit, green tea, deep sea algae extract and willow bark, it’s a non-greasy lotion that’s quickly absorbed. It  replenishes the skin with vitamins and essential oils to help restore elasticity, leaving the skin feeling firmer, refreshed and hydrated. 

Who’s it for? Ideal for men with dry and oily skin.

Cons:
1. Some have found its consistency a little watery
2. Not the best for winter months if you have dry skin  

Pros:
1. A fair price 
2. Has a great smell 
3. Non-greasy texture

“I really love this lotion for many reasons. I have mature skin (I’m middle aged) and also have sensitive skin that needs good, daily moisturization that hydrates me well. Most lotions I have tried, even the more pricey ones, haven’t been able to perform to the same standard as this one”.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

My moisturizer is causing me spots and whiteheads. What's going on?

This is indicative of the moisturizer being too rich for your particular skin type.

Why does my skin still feel dry after using a moisturizer?

You might find your skin still feels tight and dry after using moisturizer. This means you’ll need to invest in something more intensive.It can take a few attempts to find the ideal face lotion for your skin.

How often should I use a moisturizer?

To achieve maximum results when using a moisturizer, it should form part of a daily skin routine. This means moisturizing every morning and night and after you’ve washed your face in between.

Do you have any tips for buying a new moisturizer?

It may be worth buying a smaller sized product to start with or to see if the grooming brand gives a money back guarantee. This should be of particular note if you’re considering a more high-end and expensive product.

What things should I consider when choosing a moisturizer?

As well as considering your particular skin type, it’s also worth taking into consideration the climate you both live and work in, as well as your usual daily environment. Consider the weather and any exposure you have to the sun (as this may mean you’re a suitable candidate for an SPF moisturizer). These are all factors that impact on your skin and the effectiveness of your moisturizer

Should I use the same moisturizer all year round?

Not necessarily. Some men find they are better suited to different moisturizers for different seasons (for example, selecting a richer and more intensive one in the winter months).