Bagaholicbébé: 5 Skincare Essentials Just For The Boys



For gents looking to up your grooming game, you’ll be glad to know some of the top beauty brands have skincare ranges with formulations specially dedicated to men.

And things don’t have to be complicated. These five offer multitaskers for a pared-down routine, ideal for those who prefer to wash and dash.

01 - Chanel Boy de Chanel Fortifying Moisturizing Gel
What started off as three items (an eyebrow pencil, foundation and lip balm) in 2018 is now a full-fledged grooming line. Both skincare and makeup essentials wear sleek matte midnight blue packaging that reflect their simplicity, relevance and efficacy.

The same is true for its Fortifying Moisturizing Gel (SGD145 for 50 ml). It protects skin from daily aggressors and doubles as an aftershave to soothe any tightness. CHANEL

02 - Dior Sauvage Face Cleanser & Mask
You may recognise the iconic spicy fragrance, but did you know the Sauvage collection also extends to grooming products? Offering a complete cleansing, shaving, soothing and hydrating ritual, products come in the same blue hue. They are even infused with that refreshing olfactory signature to prolong the scented experience.

Start your day with the Face Cleanser & Mask (SGD66 for 120 ml). This two-in-one creation highlights cactus extract as the key ingredient for its cleansing and exfoliating benefits. Use the creamy foam face wash daily or once a week as a one-minute deep-cleansing mask on dry skin. DIOR

03Shiseido Men Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Serum
With more than 150 years of history and experience, it isn’t surprising that this J-beauty brand has all bases covered. For the boys, products span across cleansing, shaving, lotion, serum and moisturiser categories.

A crowd-favourite is the skin-strengthening Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Serum (SGD115 for 30 ml). This version for men sports a different look, as well as an energising botanical scent. Antioxidants and tsubaki extract help with damage recovery (fine lines, roughness and dryness), while providing up to 32 hours of continuous hydration with a non-sticky texture. To boost skin’s inner defences, apply after cleansing or shaving. SHISEIDO

04 - SK-II Men Facial Treatment Essence
This Japanese beauty brand is synonymous with its signature ingredient Pitera. So, it goes without saying that you’ll find the radiance-imparting star ingredient, derived from a proprietary yeast fermentation process, in every one of its products.

This extends to the SK-II Men range, including the star Facial Treatment Essence (from SGD132 for 75 ml). The specially formulated product features a cooling agent and subtle menthol scent for instant refreshment. SK-II

05 - Sulwhasoo Men UV Defense Protector SPF50+/PA++++
Rooted in Korean heritage, this K-beauty brand takes a holistic approach towards skincare. Not only was it the very first skincare company to use ginseng back in 1966, but it also continues to incorporate traditional herbs in its formulations.

The same goes for its men’s range that features the antioxidant-rich Jeongyangdan, a proprietary complex, in multi-use products. A must-try? The lightweight and quick-absorbing UV Defense Protector SPF50+/PA++++ (SGD60 for 50 ml). It’s also enriched with portulaca oleracea extract to soothe and de-stress skin that’s prone to irritation from external stressors and UV rays. SULWHASOO

For more information, do visit the brands’ respective sites