The Grooming Manual
If you’re looking to fight wrinkles, dark spots, and other tell-tale signs of aging, you need a comprehensive skincare routine. Many of these aging issues – including fine lines, discoloration, and dryness - have separate causes. So they need to be addressed with the right anti-aging active ingredients.
But not to worry! Whether you’re fighting long-term concerns or just looking to slow the aging process, a consistent routine will make all the difference.
Here’s what a complete men’s anti-aging skincare regimen looks like.
What Causes the Main Signs of Aging?
What are the main signs of aging, and what’s really going on under the surface of your skin? The particular skin issues you’ll notice depend on many factors, including lifestyle, diet, genes, and day-to-day habits.
If you frequently expose your skin to harsh conditions, your signs of aging could be worse. UV exposure, in particular, is responsible for 80% of the visible signs of aging. So if you spend a lot of time in the sun (without proper sun protection) you may notice more damage, more quickly.
As they get older, most men’s skin will start to show:
- Rough, dry, or flaky patches
- A looser appearance as fat is lost around the chin, cheeks, and jaw
- Dark spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of elasticity
Fortunately, many of these concerns can be effectively addressed with a comprehensive anti-aging skincare routine.
What Products Make Up a Comprehensive Men’s Anti-Aging Regimen?
It's important to build your skincare routine with products that fit your skin type and will help you achieve your best, most confident look without causing irritation.
Non-Stripping Face Wash
You need one that will rinse away grime without compromising your skin’s natural barrier and making any dryness issues even worse.
- For normal to oily skin, we recommend our Clarifying Gel Face Wash.
- For dry to sensitive skin, our Purifying Charcoal Face Wash is best.
Serums packed with natural anti-aging ingredients address your most pressing concerns.
- Our Reviving Day Serum boosts collagen, moisturizes the skin at its deepest layers, and protects you against environmental aggressors you’ll face during the day.
- Our Repairing Night Serum comes packed with ingredients to restore and rejuvenate skin while you sleep. You can use either or both - depending on your skincare needs and goals.
Face Moisturizer with SPF
Your skin needs daily moisture, but it also needs daily protection from UV damage.
- Our Daily Defense Face Moisturizer With SPF 20, designed with mineral-based zinc oxide sunblock, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants to fight free radicals.
The area around and under your eyes is more sensitive than other parts of your face. That’s because the skin is thinner and this area doesn’t produce its own oil. That’s also why this is one of the first places most guys see wrinkles and fine lines.
- To fight this, we recommend a dedicated eye cream with collagen-building peptides, hyaluronic acid, and MSM - like our Restoring Eye Cream.
Want an easy place to get started? Check out our Complete Anti-Aging Routine for Men or mix and match with the products you feel will work best for your skin.
Key Ingredients in Men’s Anti-Aging Products
While trendy skincare ingredients come and go, the truth is that there’s no one “magic” product that will turn back the clock and reverse every single wrinkle and dark spot. That said, our men's anti-aging products are made with scientifically proven, reliably effective, natural ingredients that treat and minimize common aging concerns.
These include vitamin C, vitamin E, and polyphenols. They stabilize free radicals caused by UV radiation, smoke, pollution, and other stressors, massively reducing the effect they have on your skin.
They're the building blocks of collagen, the protein that makes your skin youthful, plump, and wrinkle-free. The amount of collagen you produce goes down significantly in your 30’s. But applying peptides topically helps make up for that loss.
AHAs and BHAs
Glycolic acid and salicylic acid evenly exfoliate the skin and reveal new, healthy cells. This not only gets rid of dry, dead cells that might be stuck to the surface of your skin, but also treats acne and helps your other active ingredients penetrate more deeply. The result? Even, plump, and youthful looking skin with minimal wrinkles.
It's a humectant that draws in water from its surroundings, helping to provide lasting moisture to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in your skin, but applying it topically in your men’s anti-aging products helps maximize moisture and keep your skin smooth.
Methylsulfonylmethane acts as a natural glue that holds amino acid chains together. It inhibits the breakdown of collagen, reduces inflammation, and makes cell walls more permeable, thereby helping vital nutrients flow through the skin.
This mineral offers protection against UV damage – and UV rays are the number one cause of aging, remember? It’s a safer alternative to the potentially harmful ingredients found in most sunscreen products.