Our 8 Best Anti Aging Products for Men

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It’s a common adage that men tend to ‘look better with age’. While that can be true, there’s no harm in taking preventative measures to keep your skin looking fresh.

Especially if you've started to notice signs of aging—like creases between your eyebrows, wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes, or brown spots from sun exposure—creeping in.

From the age of 20, our body starts making less collagen and antioxidants, leaving skin drier, rougher, and prone to aging.

These concerns can be easily targeted and minimised with a simple anti-aging routine to leave your skin feeling and looking smoother.

From skincare beginners to the more experienced and advanced, find out how to take care of men's face skin with a skincare routine for men.

So, let’s dive into our best anti-aging products for men!

You can also watch our boys Matt and Eddie share their experiences with being new to skin care and give some advice to fellow newbies in the YouTube video below...

Beginner Anti-Aging for Men

If you’re new to skincare, we’ve made it easy for you and broken it down into 3 simple steps.

1. Cleanse

If your version of cleansing is just some soap or a splash of water on your face, we hate to break it to you but that's just not going to cut it. Wondering why you should cleanse? Your face can accumulate dirt, pollution, and oils that water alone can’t remove. Over time, these pollutants can build up and damage your face by creating more wrinkles or acne.

LAB SERIES MAX LS Daily Renewing Cleanser washes away impurities without disturbing the skin's moisture barrier or natural pH balance. This cleansing treatment is great for all skin types. It invigorates skin with oxygenating action and helps fight the first signs of aging. Use morning and night.

2. Moisturise

If you’re regularly shaving your face, it’s time to show it a bit of love with a moisturiser for men. Shaving can strip the skin, leaving it dry and sensitive, so it’s time to add some hydration back.

Try American Crew All-In-One Face Balm SPF 15, which soothes your face after shaving (say bye to razor rash!) and minimises redness and skin irritation. It also acts as an anti-aging daily moisturiser. The addition of SPF protects your skin and its natural cell-renewal process.

3. Sunscreen

Even if you’re stuck in the office all day, you need to apply a daily sunscreen. The extreme UV Index in Australia means UV rays are the No. 1 factor in skin damage and aging. Excessive sun exposure results in sun spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer in extreme cases. Be sure to apply your sunscreen at least 20 minutes before heading out the door so the product has time to absorb into the skin. Remember: if you’re spending time outdoors, swimming, or sweating, your sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours to maintain maximum protection.

Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF 30 is an incredibly lightweight, oil-free sunscreen. This product not only keeps skin safe from the sun’s rays but also keeps shine at bay, balances oil production, and minimises breakouts. Enriched with antioxidants Vitamin A and Vitamin E, this sunscreen also protects your skin from infrared light and environmental damage like pollution. Plus, this sunscreen dries completely clear, so you won’t even notice it’s on.

Intermediate Anti-Aging for Men

So you understand the importance of cleansing, moisturising and SPF but you're ready take your skincare to the next level? Here is a few extra steps you can start to incorporate into your anti-aging skincare routine.

1. Exfoliator

In terms of the difference between mens and womens skincare, they’re pretty close. But men usually have facial hair to deal with, which means exfoliation should be a key step in any mens skin routine. Start by exfoliating your skin every other night after cleansing.

Clinique For Men Face Scrub revives and smooths skin by removing dead flakes and oil build-up. This is a must before shaving, as it clears away all the gunk, giving you a blank canvas for a close shave that’s nick-free. As exfoliators can be abrasive on the skin, start by using this scrub twice and week. Build up as your skin adjusts.

2. Serum

Heard of a serum but have no idea what it actually is? Serums are clear, and they’re normally applied before moisturisers to help lock nutrients into the skin. They deliver high concentrations of active ingredients and deliver various benefits, such as anti-aging, combating redness, reducing acne, hydrating, or brightening the skin. Essentially, serums get you the specific results you want.

A great all-rounder that works with every skin type, LAB SERIES Future Rescue Repair Serum is formulated with a powerful blend of antioxidants to defend your skin against environmental aggressors. In addition to containing potent ingredients, this serum helps promote your skin's natural collagen production and repair process. This minimises the signs of aging, leaving you with fresher, younger-looking skin.

Advanced Anti-Aging for Men

You know what you're doing here but maybe you're looking for a few more 'ka-pow' products to really level up on your skincare game. Here's our recommended steps to tackle anti-aging head on.

1. Retinol

Meet the superhero of anti-aging: Retinol. Retinol is derived from Vitamin A. This ingredient increases cell turnover and stimulates collagen production. Consistent use of products containing Retinol can decrease the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles (winning!).

Medik8 Night Ritual Vitamin A Age-Defying Retinol Cream is a great introductory product, as it contains a low dose of 0.2% Retinol. As the name suggests, use this one at night to improve your skin's overall texture, balance uneven skin tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and decongest pores while you sleep.

  • Because Retinol is a strong ingredient, it needs to phased in gradually. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks, every other night for the next 2 weeks, then every night. Plus, ensure that you use a daily SPF (but you should already be using it, right?). That’s because Retinol can increase your skin’s sensitivity, especially to the sun.

2. Eye cream

Do you look in the mirror in the morning and see dark circles under your eyes? Unfortunately, a shot of espresso won’t help, but an eye cream can.

Kiehl's Facial Fuel Eye Fuel is an award-winning eye cream that’s ideal for all skin types. This mens eye cream visibly improves dark circles and puffy eyes. Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) strengthens the skin barrier to help reduce the signs of aging. Use morning and night, after cleansing.

3. Mask

Face masks are a great tool to target a specific skin concern, like acne breakouts, a mottled complexion, or aging. Masks are concentrated, focused treatments, so you’re likely to see results fast.

Hunter Lab Charcoal Mud Mask works to detox your skin, pulling impurities from the pores and clearing up acne. Formulated with Aloe Vera, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E, this mask will hydrate, soothe, nourish, and purify breakout-prone skin. This is a perfect once-a-week mask. Use after cleansing your face and follow with your serum and moisturiser.

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