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10 Winter-Friendly Face Products for Men

by Matthew Wexler
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Wednesday Jan 9, 2013
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Once January hits you may wake up looking like "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" instead of "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

Forget the chemical peel to achieve that smooth-as-a-baby’s-bottom complexion and instead rely on our suggestions for ten of the best facial moisturizers and products to keep you looking young and fresh.

Just remember, a little goes a long way when using high-quality products. Use sparingly and you’ll be as fresh as a daisy by the time they actually bloom this spring.


Slather with Care

Christina Cosmeceuticals Age Fighter Cream SPF 15
Repair and protect skin with the Age-Fighter Cream, which takes advantage of the newest UVA and UVB filters for maximum sun protection. The Age-Fighter Cream reverses signs of aging by mimicking young skin’s natural cell rebuilding mechanisms. This matte-textured cream treatment improves the skin’s moisture levels leaving skin smooth and without residue. Christina Zehavi, the woman behind the Christina Company, has been developing skincare products since 1982 and she still looks fabulous, so we’re trusting that this stuff works. $74

Blade Butter
Skip the toast and instead slather this all-natural shaving product on your scruff. BladeButter takes advantage of Nano Filtration, a process that makes oil molecules smaller and better able to penetrate into the metal of your razor blade. A 1.5 oz. jar lasts four to six months. $17.95

Richard Steffan Facial Moisture Lotion
Formulated in Switzerland, Richard Steffan’s products were first tested and used in the 70s by international flight attendants, and we all know how fabulous they looked. This moisturizer is paraben-free and utilizes pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. $50/1.7 oz.


Calm Down

TURO SKIN Regenerating Night Cream
While you’re counting sheep, this regenerating night cream works its magic by renewing, repairing, and rejuvenating your skin overnight. How? A highly-effective
 cream treatment harnesses the powers of encapsulated retinol and other
 potent actives in order to hydrate and repair photodamaged skin
 while also minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. $50/1.67 oz.

Jack Black Dry Erase® Ultra-Calming Face Cream
Cher famously sang, "If we could turn back time." Wipe the slate clean with this powerful, non-greasy cream that provides immediate and lasting moisture for dry skin, calms sensitive skin, and helps reduce redness and irritation. The exclusive formula mimics the structure of natural skin lipids by trapping essential moisture and aiding in the repair and replenishment of the skin’s natural protective barrier. $38/2.5 oz.

Sustainable Shanti Organic Razorburn and Aftershave Balm
Even the best restorative yoga class can’t unravel the irritation that comes with razor burn. This organic balm relies on organic ingredients like coconut oil, tea tree oil and lavender oil to moisturize, sooth inflammation, and combat redness. You’ll be ready for downward dog (or doggy position) in no time. $15/2 oz.


Lube, Tubers and Truffles

men-u Facial Moisturizer Lift
Have you ever traveled by plane only to get to security and have your very expensive moisturizer tossed with the rest of the trash? If that doesn’t put a wrinkle in your brow, nothing will. This ultra-concentrated formula provides 165 perfectly pumped applications of aftershave balm and moisturizer all in one. $18.99/3.3 oz.

HeadLube
Get your mind out of the gutter, bald is beautiful. Perfect for your tropical winter getaway, this moisturizing lotion offers SPF 30 protection and is free of dyes and perfumes and won’t clog your pores. It’s non-comedogenic and contains vitamins A, C, E and Pro-Vitamin B5. Perfect to use after shaving your head or anytime you’re heading into the sun. $9.97/5 oz.

Arbonne RE9 Advanced for Men Facial Moisturizer SPF 20
Founded in Switzerland and available in the United States since 1980, Arbonne’s team of bio-chemists, biologists and herbalists have created a line that has withstood the test of time. And so can you. This daily moisturizer reduces visible signs of fatigue, stress and aging. $46/2 oz.

SKIN & CO Face Velvet Tuber Lotion with Truffle Formula
While you may not be able to pull off a velvet ascot (or evening gown), consider SKIN & CO’s equally decadent face lotion that combines truffle extract, almond oil, shea butter and other key ingredients to give the appearance of firmer, renewed skin. As delicious as it is for your skin, resist tossing it with pasta. $49/1.69 oz.


Matthew Wexler is EDGE's National Style and Travel Editor. More of his writing can be found at www.roodeloo.com. He is also a trained chef and currently writing a food memoir.

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