10 Fuss-Free Skincare Picks You'll Want Your Boyfriend to Try
...that he might actually be willing to try.
(SPOT.ph) If there’s one thing skincare lovers enjoy more than buying new products and keeping up with their daily 10-step routine, it’s recommending new products to everyone they know—and usually, their S.O. is the the first guinea pig...er, victim. Okay, "volunteer." If you’ve ever tried convincing your BF to get into skincare, you already know it’s a bit of a struggle. But don’t worry, we’re here to help.
Here are 10 no-fuss products that your guy should try:
Hyaluronic Body Mist (P1,390) from The Chemistry Brand
Your boyfriend might be unwilling to try a full-body moisturizer (no matter how many times you tell him it’ll smooth out his elbow and knees), but this hydrating spray from The Chemistry Brand may just change his mind—it can be spritzed all over the body in seconds. It contains hyaluronic acid, which helps retain moisture in the skin, and it feels nice and cooling when you apply—perfect for summer!
Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30 (P1,464) from Fresh
We’re willing to bet your beau doesn’t consistently apply SPF unless he’s at the beach, but any skincare junkie knows that sun protection is important for overall skin wellness. Get bae into the habit with this sunscreen from Fresh. It comes in a twist-up bullet so he can just swipe it all over his face. Plus, it can be used for the lips, too, so he can prevent his kisser from getting parched.
Skin Rescue Acne-Clearing Pads (P1,760) from First Aid Beauty
A regular toner might be a little intimidating for skincare newbies so these toner-soaked pads from First Aid Beauty could be a more user-friendly starting point for your BF—he just has to pick one out of the jar and wipe all over after cleansing. They contain salicylic acid to keep oiliness at bay and to prevent acne. Fun fact: Men typically have larger pores and therefore, produce more oil, so products like this will work wonders for their skin.
Shiny & Soft Foot Peeling Mask (P180) from Purederm
If your man is super active (be it at his job, at the gym, or outdoors), then he’s probably always on his feet—and we’re guessing they don’t exactly look fresh from the spa. Get him to treat his feet with this foot mask from Purederm. All he needs to do is wear it like a sock and leave it on for a few minutes (no reapplications required!), and in about two weeks’ time, he’ll be able to see the dead skin on his feet flake right off—the process isn’t pretty, but the results are totally worth it!
Post Shave (P1,124) from Herbivore Botanicals
Don’t you just love it when your guy smells extra fresh? A good aftershave will help him maintain that sexy scent. Get him to try this one from Herbivore Botanicals, which he can easily spray on his face after getting all nice and groomed—you’ll both love the notes of cedar and bergamot in the scent. It also contains aloe vera and witch hazel to help soothe any irritation and inflammation that might occur from shaving.
Super Volcanic Peel Off Mask (P480) from Innisfree
Okay, asking your BF to try a face mask might be pushing it, but if you’ve ever used a peel-off mask for removing blackheads, you already know how satisfying it is—he might just get addicted to it, too. We recommend trying this one from Innisfree together (make it a date!). The volcanic clay will help clear out his pores, but the formula is gentle enough for newbies.
Available at Innisfree SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and online.
Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (P600) from COSRX
This gel cleanser from COSRX is a good face wash option for skincare beginners. Its light formula won’t leave skin feeling tight and irritated and it contains exfoliating ingredients to improve skin texture. Male skin tends to be thicker and rougher than female skin, so the exfoliating properties will help keep your beau’s complexion soft and smooth.
Eye Fuel (P1,150) from Kiehl’s
The next time the S.O. says he’s feeling extra tired or overworked, throw this eye cream from Kiehl’s into the conversation. It contains caffeine to reduce puffiness and vitamin B3 to reduce darkness so he can apply this at night before bed or in the morning if he needs to look ready for a long day ahead. He may be hesitant at first, but he’ll be thanking you later on for his youthful-looking peepers.
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Acne-Clear Invisible Dots (P1,876) from Peter Thomas Roth
Guys get zits, too! So the next time your man has one, let him witness the miracle of a good acne patch. We’re currently eyeing these lifesavers from Peter Thomas Roth. They’re barely noticeable when plastered on the face and they contain salicylic acid and tea tree oil to eliminate pesky pimples and stop the spread of bacteria.
Cleansing and Purifying Wipes (P462) from Sephora
These cleansing wipes from Sephora are perfect for your guy to throw in his bag and use in the middle of the day whether it’s after an intense gym workout, a basketball game, or if it’s just really hot day, so he can keep his face squeaky clean on the go. He’ll love the convenience!