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post #1 of 16
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Which is the best brand of men's skin care products -- Nivea for Men, Neutrogena for Men, Gillette Complete, L'Oreal for Men, or something else? Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 16
I'm not really into the drugstore stuff myself, but Neutrogena for Men and L'Oreal for Men tend to be decent.

I actually like Kiehl's, Sharp's, Jack Black and Anthony Logistics better, but it's all pretty decent.
post #3 of 16
I like Nivea for men.
post #4 of 16
For drugstore, the brands tha will always stand out are Nivia, St Ives, Aveeno, and Bert's Bees.

Gillette products are pretty lowsy all around, though I have not tryed the fusion gel. I assume it works better than the other gels since it comes in a bright orange can.
For anyone who has oily skin, pick this up:



Some of the best drug store products imo are Nivia sensative face wash, St Ives scrub(not for men with sensative or dry skin), Aveeno scrub(very gentle), Aveeno shower gel, Aveeno shave cream.

To top off the list, Mitchum Anti-P, and Crystal Deo. If you are interested in non drug store products let me know.
post #5 of 16
I can't recommend buying ANY drugstore brand shaving gel. Invest in a good shaving cream from Taylor's or Truefitt & Hill, they cost more but last longer and are MUCH better.
post #6 of 16
I would agree, but it's worth having a can of brushless cream or gel around for lazy mornings, or travelling.
post #7 of 16
what is best for your skin often depends upon what skin type you have
some drug store brands cost more on a per ounce basis than higher end skin brands

you may want to look at ren out of the uk, which contains no synthetic ingredients, animal products, parabens, petrochemicals etc. (www.renskincare.com and i think barneys in the usa stocks it)

korres natural products out of greece also has a very good herbal based quality line of unisex and men's products (www.korres.com and www.sephora.com carry the products)

baxter of california is a good men's only line that has good premium quality products at a not so premium price and dollar for dollar is a better bet than the drug store products listed above (www.baxterofcalifornia.com or www.menessentials.com)

brave soldier has a nice niche athletic based line for men only (www.bravesoldier.com and www.menessentials.com) their code blue product is excellent

as mentioned above, there are some good products from anthony logistics and some of the core kiehl's products are very good, although ever since their by-out, they seem to be introducing more and more less spectacular products monthly ..... molton brown has a few shining men's only products and the nickel line out of france has some good core men's only products as well
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by heartworm
I can't recommend buying ANY drugstore brand shaving gel. Invest in a good shaving cream from Taylor's or Truefitt & Hill, they cost more but last longer and are MUCH better.

Nivea has a great shaving creme that comes in a tube. I've never seen it in the US, though.
post #9 of 16
Obagi and Avene make excellent skin care products, as in lotions and peels. At this level, you should be seeing a skincare specialist. Zia and SkinCeuticals are pretty good, too. Cetaphil is the best of the drugstore facial cleaners.
post #10 of 16
I'm a big fan of the Menscience line of products. Not only is their use of AHA and BHA in the basic cleansing and moisturizing products very good for my acne-prone skin, but all of their products are non-comedogenic, which makes ordering from them a no brainer. Expensive, perhaps, but I've seen great results with their use.

For shaving supplies, Target has gained major points by deciding to carry the Prorasso line of products. You can buy the boar's hair brush, and either tube cream or semi-soft tub soap for less than $20 total, and it will provide a shave leagues ahead of any primary drugstore brand. Plus the cooling sensation provided by the eucalyptus when you splash cold water on your face is amazing.
post #11 of 16
SGladwell > I'm from Denmark, but I haven't seen it either. I'd like to try it though.

Has anyone tried Nancy Boy's skincare line? I've heard many good things about it.
post #12 of 16
they're not specifically targeted for men, although i think they might have a men's line that i don't use, but my skin has never been better than when i was using l'occitane products (the immortelle line in particular). of course, that was when it was more combination/oily and so the lighter moisturizers helped to really control oil and break-outs. kind of pricey, but worth it in my opinion.

lately my skin has gone from combination/oily to dry. am using weleda's holistic skin care products right now. they use a jojoba oil base that is very very moisturizing. it's what i need, so it's working for me, but when i tried it 5 years ago it was way too heavy.
post #13 of 16
I use Jack Black for face, hands, lips, and skin. I use Nivea for a once in a while face moisturizer.
post #14 of 16
This topic is even less helpful than asking on the main forum "What is the best clothing brand?" Every skincare brand has good products and bad ones. You have to read the ingredients, pick and choose, and find what works best for your skin.

My bathroom might look nicer if I stuck to one line, but I'm more interested in getting my skin to look its best.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Andrew V.
This topic is even less helpful than asking on the main forum "What is the best clothing brand?" Every skincare brand has good products and bad ones. You have to read the ingredients, pick and choose, and find what works best for your skin. My bathroom might look nicer if I stuck to one line, but I'm more interested in getting my skin to look its best.
Very true. I'm also trying many different products out. I'd say Nivea is the best drugstore facial care brand (haven't tried their shaving creams though). Right now I'm using Baxter of California products, while it's certainly better than drugstore brands, at 15 bucks a pop, it's certainly not worthwhile. Their shaving cream barely aides in shaving and facial scrub is too harsh. Toner and moisturizer seems decent but the moisturizer has an unpleasant smell to it, though it does go away after a while. Jack Black products are certainly better in the same price range in my opinion. Of course, you'll need take this with a grain of salt as what's good for my skin probably may not give the same results for you. Peter
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