5 Best Moisturisers For Men, Chosen By Men

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Did you know that men’s skin generally tends to be thicker, oilier, and ages completely differently to women’s? It needs extra consideration.

When it comes to choosing a moisturiser to help balance, protect and hydrate the skin, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all method; everyone has a different concern to target, whether that be ageing, visible pores or shine.  So, who better to call on for advice than the successful men at Escentual?

With all of the incredible moisturisers for men we have available on our site, our team get to have the pick of the bunch, and they don’t just settle for just any cream. Here’s what gets their vote and why…



Merchandising Manager

best moisturiser for men: clarinsmen moisture balm


About Richard

Age: 34
Skin Type: Dry
Skin Concerns: Dry patches and dullness
Favourite Moisturiser for Men: Clarins Men Super Moisture Balm

”The Clarins Men Super Moisture Balm is a dream to use, the bottle is perfect for being on the go and is a must for anyone seeking that extra bit of hydration. The texture is rich but lightweight enough that it spreads wonderfully across the skin, making applications quick and super easy, great for that busy lifestyle.
The cream feels cooling on the skin and smells great. Straight after application, my skin feels more hydrated. Perfect for that top up when needed or for that morning and evening ritual. It even  soothes razor burn so it’s the perfect companion for your day to day needs.”


Benefits of Clarins Moisture Balm:

• Your skin’s moisture levels are proven to increase by 54% after applying the product.

• Its texture non-greasy and lightweight.

• The hydrating formula helps to lock-in moisture and prevent water loss from your skin.


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Digital Director

best moisturisers for men: shiseido revitalising cream


About Alan

Age: 35
Skin Type: Normal to combination
Skin Concerns: Ageing
Favourite Moisturiser for Men: Shiseido Men Total Revitalizer Cream


”Although I’ve had the opportunity to try a fair amount of face creams, I’ve never taken to or liked one enough to actually begin a skincare routine. That’s changed with Shiseido though, this cream is everything which I’ve been looking for. It’s lightweight, applies easily and doesn’t leave any sticky fingerprints, or residue. The cream absorbs very quickly and effectively, it actually leaves my skin looking and feeling energised. It’s not shiny though, winning. There is a fresh scent too, which I kind of like, it doesn’t last long though. After I had been using this for a while, someone once said I had nice skin, so that was the cherry on top for me. After a couple of go’s I found that a little goes a long way. Would say about a 20p amount is more than enough for getting the application just-right.”


Benefits of Shiseido Total Revitalizer Cream:

• Lightweight hydration. 90% of men who tried this said their skin felt supple after using it (102 men tested by Shiseido).

• Your skin’s natural defence levels will become stronger.

• Wrinkles and fine lines are targeted.


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Operations Admin

best moisturiser for men: acqua di parma barbiere moisture cream


About Michael

Age: 39
Skin Type: Dry
Skin Concerns: Dry patches
Favourite Moisturiser for Men: Acqua di Parma Barbiere Moisturising Face Cream

”I tend to spend more on fragrance than skincare, but this moisturiser has made me think twice. I love the fact you get Acqua di Parma’s signature colonia scent when you apply it; it’s subtle and I love the aromas of lemons mixed with orange. This lightweight cream feels and smells expensive, it’s gentle, non-greasy and I’ve noticed a real difference in the sofrness of my skin since using it. Every morning I feel my skin cleaner and smoother.”


Benefits of Acqua di Parma Face Cream:

• It has an uplifting smell of the iconic Colonia scent.

•  It absorbs quickly into the skin.

• It targets dryness and ageing as it’s enriched with hyaluronic acid.


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Operations Manager

best moisturisers for men: jack black double duty spf20


About Gavin

Age: 38
Skin Type: Normal
Skin Concerns: Smoothness
Favourite Moisturiser for Men: Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF20

This moisturiser ticks all of the boxes for me. It makes my face feel soft, and it’s also got sun protection in. I’m a big fan of the fact that I don’t have to fuss around in the mornings with this; I can walk out the door knowing I’ve done everything I need to keep my skin moisturised and protected. Plus, the pump applicator makes everything even more speedy when I just want to get out of the door.


Benefits of Jack Black Double-Duty Moisturiser:

• It contains broad-spectrum sun protection against UVA and UVB rays.

• It’s vegan.

• It feels lightweight, but it’s nourishing.


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Operations Shift Manager

best moisturisers for men: lab series emulsion


About John

Age: 24
Skin Type: Normal to Combination
Skin Concerns: Dehydration and shine
Favourite Moisturiser for Men: Lab Series Rescue Water Emulsion

Lab Series Rescue Water Emulsion is a fantastic product to use if you have dry skin in the mornings or during the day. I can see that my skin is more hydrated and soothed, and my face felt fresher all day after using it in the mornings and nights. The emulsion soaks into my skin quickly and does not feel oily or leave any sticky residue on my skin or hands, it also has a pleasant clean smell. It feels very light when applied and should be added to any morning and night routine – it’s my go-to moisturiser.


Benefits of Lab Series Water Emulsion:

• Provides 72 hours of hydration.

• It has a non-greasy texture.

• 97% of men thought their skin looked healthier and bright after using this twice a day for four weeks (Lab Series test on 104 men)


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Over to you!

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