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22 Amazing Skin Care Products Every Guy Should Own

The true skin care MVPs.

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1. Kick off your morning with a breakout-blocking splash of MenScience Androceuticals Face Wash — which includes salicylic acid to break down impurities.

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Promising Review: “I’ve been using this face wash for many years. I use it in the morning because it cleans well without over-drying my skin. In the evenings, I use CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser because it is gentler and has added moisturizing properties.” —Ziggy

Get it from Amazon for $28.

2. Prep your face before applying your moisturizer, night cream, or other skin care products with The Body Shop Vitamin C Gel Cream.

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Promising Review: “I use this when I feel super tired in the mornings and need a pick-me-up. It is lightweight and smells very nice. I feel like it wakes my skin perfectly!” —Emily12

Using a gel cream immediately after washing your face will give your skin added moisture and promote a healthy glow.

Get it from The Body Shop for $30.

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3. Tend to blemishes, hydrate your skin after a shower, and even moisturize your beard with a bottle of Josie Maran Argan Oil.

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Promising Review: “This product is lightweight and super moisturizing. It feels absolutely lovely on your skin. I'm moving away from lotions and trying to use more natural products. This is one of my favorite products, especially for delicate skin.” —Bananacakes

Get it from Sephora for $16+ (available in three sizes).

4. Protect your face from UV rays while also getting the moisture you need with Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer.

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Promising Review: “This moisturizer goes on really smooth. It’s non-greasy and feels great. I'm a bald guy, so I use it on my head and face, as well. A little goes a long way for effective sun protection.” —SO

Get it from Amazon for $28.

5. Combat puffy eyes, dark circles, and fine lines with vitamin-packed Kiehl’s Eye Alert Cream.

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Promising Review: “I have no idea how such a small amount of cream makes me look so good every morning. This absolutely must be added to every man's daily skin regimen. It reduces puffiness and decreases fine lines, for real. For all of you party animals out there that wake up 30 minutes before you have to be at work, this one is for you!” —Scooter87

You can use your eye cream in the morning and at night. Just be sure to use your ring finger to gently pat it onto your delicate eye-area.

Get if from Kiehls for $22.50.

6. Keep yourself smelling fresh and clean with a shower gel like Puracy Natural Body Wash or Hose Off Body Wash.

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Promising Review: “I have extremely sensitive skin and couldn't use any type of soap or body wash — until now! Puracy’s body wash is the first product I’ve used that didn’t cause a skin reaction. It is very moisturizing and has a subtle scent. The soap lathers nicely and leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated!” —Bonnie

Get them from Amazon: Puracy Natural Body Wash for $13.29 and Hose Off Body Wash for $14.99.

7. Invest in a body cream — like Aveeno Whipped Daily Moisturizer or The Body Shop Shea Butter — to give your skin a nourishing dose of hydration that will last all day.

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Promising Review: “Aveeno Daily Moisturizer absorbs great on my skin and has a very pleasant fragrance. The tub makes it easy to apply, which is valuable to me because of an orthopedic condition.” —A Kaye E

Get the Aveeno Daily Moisturizer from Amazon for $4.71 and Shea Butter from The Body Shop for $4.20+ (available in three sizes).

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8. Take your scruff from dull to simply amazing with Brisk Beard Oil or Gnarly Sheen Refining Beard Oil.

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Promising Review: “Gnarly Sheen Beard Oil helps control those unruly beard hairs. After a few days of use, and combing or brushing, your beard will be controlled and hydrated.” —Dman

Get Brisk Beard Oil from Walmart for $7.14 (available in two scents) and Gnarly Sheen Beard Oil from Amazon for $24.

9. Make sure a chapped pout never ruins your style with a super conditioning Jack Black Lip Balm — that even includes SPF for added protection.

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Promising Review: “At one point, I was suffering with extremely dry lips. It was so bad they looked red and it hurt to smile. I tried pretty much every product I could find, including some very expensive lip treatments. Still, nothing worked. I decided to try this out based on the excellent reviews. And I'm so glad I did! It's the only product that keeps my lips beautifully moisturized. And it has SPF for protection from UV rays.” —Aoceg

Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in four scents).

10. Wash off the dirt and grime of the day with Simple Cleansing Oil — because nobody wants that on their pillows.

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Promising Review: “This is a very good cleansing oil. I like being able to squeeze it in my hand versus it being a pump, seeing that I can control the output better. And because it has a thicker consistency, whatever I don't fully squeeze out the bottle gets sucked back into it.” —S. Van

An oil cleanser will clean your skin as effectively as a liquid or cream face wash. And it is enriched with Vitamin A and E to prevent moisture from being stripped from your skin — which can be washed away when using traditional face washes.

Get it from Amazon for $9.74.

11. Exfoliate the skin under your beard with Oar + Alps Cleansing Face Stick — which you can use on your whiskers, as well as on your face.

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Promising Review: “I never really cared too much about skincare before. But I've gotten noticeably better looking and cleaner skin using this face wash and the Oar + Alps Face and Eye Cream. The size is great, especially for travel. I easily used it in the plane bathroom during an international flight. I surf every morning before work, and it really cleans my face thoroughly, leaving my skin feeling fresh.” —Anonymous

Get it from Oar + Alps for $18.

12. Wipe away dirt and other impurities left on your skin after washing your face with Clean & Clear Astringent or Neutrogena Night Cleansing Pads.

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Promising Review: “I suffer from acne-prone skin as an adult, so I've used acne-control products for years. Neutrogena acne pads have kept my sensitive skin oil-free. And I’ve had less breakouts while using them.” —Ashley J.

Using a toner can also help your night cream, serums, and acne products better penetrate your skin.

Get them from Amazon: Clean & Clear Astringent for $3.86 (available in original and sensitive skin formulas) and Neutrogena Night Cleansing Pads for $6.97.

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13. Revitalize your skin while you sleep with Garnier Ultra-Lift Night Cream — which will lock in moisture and fight premature aging.

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Promising Review: “I could really see a difference in my skin after just one night. My skin had such a nice glow! I've tried a lot of different creams at different price points. But this one works better than all of the higher-priced creams I've purchased!” —Lynne C

Get it from Amazon for $12.10.

14. Keep your scruff soft and smelling lovely with Scotch Porter beard wash and conditioner.

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Promising Review: “Scotch Porter’s beard wash smells great and made my boyfriend's beard so soft! It's all natural, so it's great for his sensitive skin!” —Tracey C Chace

Get them from Amazon: Beard Wash for $20 and Beard Conditioner for $20.

15. Deep clean your pores with a Fig + Yarrow clay mask — which comes in six formulas to address specific skin issues.

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Promising Review: “I love that this product comes in a powder you can mix to your desired consistency. As someone who suffers from acne rosacea flare-ups, I really appreciate clean ingredients. I use this product two times a week. And nearly immediately after the first use, I noticed my skin looked smoother and less irritated!” —Grier C F Phillips

Get it from Amazon for $23 or Fig + Yarrow for $24.

16. Control unexpected breakouts with a Clean & Clear Acne Spot Treatment or benzoyl peroxide Persa-Gel 10.

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Promising Review: “I have suffered from acne for a long time, as have most of my siblings. But this Persa-Gel 10 really does work to help keep my skin clear. I use it after washing my face with a cleanser. I pat dry my face and apply a liberal amount of cream. It also works fine as a spot treatment!” —Melanie Horton

You can use them on your entire face or just to treat specific blemishes.

Get them from Amazon: Acne Spot Treatment for $5.68 and Persa-Gel 10 for $4.97.

17. Banish dry lips forever with a lip scrub kit that'll keep you kissable year-around.

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Promising Review: “I have purchased many lip scrubs over the years and this is definitely in my top five! It is a wonderful product for the price. It has a medium texture, and the smell is amazing. I’ve noticed my lips becoming softer and smoother since I've been using it!” —Randi Aliquo

Get it from Amazon for $14.

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18. Refresh your skin weekly with The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion Exfoliator to scrub away old skin cells and reveal a new glow beneath.

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Promising Review: “I battled acne when I was younger and still have some breakouts caused by hormones. This is a great product for brightening my overall complexion. It goes on smooth and makes my skin feel very soft.” —Bornpainted

Get it from The Body Shop for $13.80.

19. Never worry about rough hands again with a little assistance from L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream.

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Promising Review: “I have tubes of this hand cream everywhere! It's the best hand cream for dry skin. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy feel. And the scent is light, which is great for those of us that are smell-sensitive!” —Austin Mama

Get it from Amazon for $12.

20. Remove dead cells to reveal softer, smoother skin with Brooklyn Botany Charcoal Scrub — which you can use on both your face and body.

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Promising Review: “As a salon and spa owner, I experienced thousands of products for skin care, including scrubs and other exfoliators. This product is absolutely the best that I have ever used! It leaves skin soft, and the activated charcoal draws out impurities. Problem heels or elbows? Not anymore! A single use is all it takes!” —Michael

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

21. Replace moisture you've lost over the day — or especially during long plane rides — with a quick spritz of Mario Badescu Facial Spray.

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Promising Review: “I have combination skin. I'm mostly oily around my T-zone but tend to get dry on my cheeks. This spray is great for moisturizing and refreshing my skin without having to use a moisturizer. And it also smells great!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in two sizes).

22. And quickly refresh your face after working out or during a long work day with Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes — which will also keep sweat and dirt from clogging your pores and causing breakouts.

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Promising Review: “I absolutely love these face wipes, so easy to use and so convenient. They really get the dirt, grime, and makeup off of your face quickly. They are definitely an essential part of my skin care regimen." —Eda Hurley

Get a 25-pack from Amazon for $6.37.

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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