The Best Face Moisturizers for Men

Skincare products are not only for women, even though it seems like the market is geared towards females. Over the last several years there has been an increase in male skincare products, as well as cosmetic enhancements. More and more men now have a skincare routine, which includes a daily moisturizer. Finding the best face moisturizer for men does not have to be a daunting task.

Men are no exception to the rule of aging, and a man who takes care of himself will possess confidence and poise. Selecting the right products that contain a combination of ingredients can help deter crow’s feet, as well as other signs of aging. It's never too early to start a daily skincare routine that will help keep your skin looking youthful for years to come. 



What Is Your Skin Type?

There are 5 types of skin that you may fall into. Knowing your skin type will help you select the right products. 

Sensitive Skin

Daily shaving can wreak havoc on your skin. It doesn’t matter what type of razor you are using. Your skin can become very susceptible to irritation. Shaving may not even be the issue. You may have sensitive skin anyways even if you do not shave daily. If you have sensitive skin that easily becomes irritated, you will need a cream that does not contain ingredients that will cause prolonged irritation. 

Oily Skin

If you have oily skin you may think it is ok to skip the moisturizer. This is not true. Dry skin can cause an overproduction of oil and cause you to have oilier skin then you currently have. You will want to invest in a lightweight moisturizer. Gel moisturizers tend to be the best to add to your oily skincare routine

Dry Skin

If you have dry flaky skin you will want a face cream that is built to hydrate your skin really well. Dry skin products that contain hydrating ingredients will help decrease flaking and help fill in hairline wrinkles that may begin to form. 


If your skin seems to have a balance then you can go with a regular moisturizer. You will not have to shop around for specialized ingredients to help with oily, dry, or sensitive skin. Having an even balance is probably the easiest skin type to choose a moisturizer for. 

Combination skin

If you have combination skin this means that you may experience some dry areas and some that are oily. There are many products on the market that are geared for combination skin. Just know if you lean more towards dry or oily if you wish to try a product that is not formulated for combination skin. 

The Best Face Moisturizers for Men

In this section, we are going to break down our moisturizers according to skin type. This will help you decide which products are best for you. 

Sensitive Skin Moisturizers


NazarianSkin H.A. Boost

The H.A. Boost is the perfect solution for applying after you shave. This moisturizer will help your skin stay hydrated all day long. It works to assist in repairing the skin’s moisture barrier, while making skin appear brighter and plumper. This serum is designed to penetrate deep into the skin and provide high-levels of hydration. Also great for all skin types. 


SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

The HA5 Hydrator helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also supports the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid. This moisturizer caters to sensitive skin but can be used for all skin types. 


iS Clinical Reparative Moisture Emulsion

This moisturizing cream rehydrates, smooths, and plumps parched skin. It is a pharmaceutical-grade product enriched with botanicals, peptides, marine extracts, and antioxidants. These ingredients work together to keep skin smooth while combating the signs of aging. It absorbs into the skin quickly due to the lightweight texture of the moisturizer. 


Obagi Daily Hydro-Drops Facial Serum

A weightless moisturizer that utilizes Isoplentix(tm) microfluidic technology to provide Vitamin B3, Abyssinian Oil, and Hibiscus Oil. Helps soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles allowing a more youthful glow. 

Dry Skin Moisturizers


Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

This moisturizing face cream contains 2% pure ceramides, 4% natural cholesterol, and 2% fatty acids. It is the first of its kind to contain a 2:4:2 cholesterol -dominant ratio to help restore the skins moisture barrier, improve natural self-repair, and decrease signs of aging. It smooths skin while decreasing the appearance of pores. 


NazarianSkin Triple AntiOx

Triple AntiOx contains a hydrating formula, which includes Green Tea Polyphenol, Resveratrol, and Caffeine USP. This triple complex is joined together to combat signs of aging, decrease redness, pore size, and much more. 


Alastin Skincare Restorative Skin Complex

The Restorative Skin Complex is designed to help support the skin’s natural ability to produce new and healthy elastin and collagen. It improves the signs of aging while restoring volume to thinning skin. Formulated with potent antioxidants that help protect the skin from further damage. It also works to even out skin tone. 


Alastin Skincare Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer

This Alastin Skincare product works to restore moisture, soften, soothe, and hydrate skin. It is rich in ceramide and has exclusive moisture building properties. Ultra-Nourishing Moisturizer also contains powerful antioxidants that promote healthy skin. It helps promote and maintain the skins moisture barrier. 

Best Face Moisturizers for Men

Oily Skin Moisturizers


Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

This is an oil-free moisturizer that uses a combination of vitamin B5 with hyaluronic acid. It is a gel moisturizer, which is lightweight and ideal for oily or combination skin. Hydrating B5 Gel works to provide natural hydration and bind moisture to the skin. This is a great choice for acne-prone skin, as it provides moisture without clogging pores. It can be used by itself or combined with another moisturizer. 


Epionce Renewal Lite Facial Lotion

This ultra-lightweight moisturizer is ideal for oily skin. It works to decrease the signs of aging, as well as improve the skin’s clarity and radiance. Designed to be super lightweight but provide your skin with the moisture that it needs all day long. 


Skinceuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight

This overnight moisturizer contains 10% glycolic acid, which is an effective exfoliant that enhances natural cell turnover. It is synergistically blended with 2% phytic acid which works to promote skin clarity and brightness. This cream contains a triple action-soothing complex that supports the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Works overnight to enhance the appearance of the skin’s texture and tone. 


Revision Skincare Vitamin C 30%

The Revision Vitamin C Lotion contains a powerful formulation of Vitamin C. It helps brighten dull skin. Full of antioxidants that bring moisture and nutrients to the skin, including Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10. 

Normal Skin Moisturizers


SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream

The Dermal repair cream is formulated to help prevent moisture loss. It will improve the smoothness of the skin while restoring a more youthful appearance. It is ideal for normal or dry skin types. 


Epionce Intensive Nourishing Cream

This emollient cream has high levels of key complexes which help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It supplies superior moisture for skin that has evidence of photo-aging on the face, neck, and décolleté. To be used at night to help with skin rejuvenation. 


DefenAge 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream

This intense moisturizing cream is formulated with multiple anti-aging technologies that promote a youthful appearance. It works with a blend of peptides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. DenfenAge will even out skin tone and make the skin more supple. It contains botanical antioxidants, including cranberry and rosemary. They help protect the skin from free radical damage. 

Combination Skin Moisturizers

For combination skin, you can choose to go with a moisturizer that is formulated for all skin types. You may also opt to treat one part of your skin’s issues over the other if you are more oily or dry. You know your skin best, so when it comes to combination skin we recommend testing out a few different moisturizers to see which will work for you best. 

Buying From The Skin Spot

While the market is flooded with products that make empty promises, you should always turn to a trusted source to get your skincare recommendations. Here at The Skin Spot, we offer medical-grade skincare that is geared for both women and men of all ages. Our skincare is hand-selected by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian. Not only do we offer amazing products, but you will also see educational videos for each product listed on the site. 

If you are looking for the best facial moisturizer for men, give one of the above a try. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at any time. We look forward to helping you with your skincare needs. Read our blog on how to start a skincare routine you will stick to.

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