The skin takes a beating for up to 16-hours a day – or longer if you’re the kind of discerning gent that likes to burn the candle at both ends rather than get the regulatory 6-8 hours of sleep each night. With all that life throws at you; from working, commuting, exercising, parenting, sunshine and everything else in-between, whatever the discerning gent does will take its toll on the skin.
As the largest organ of the human body it needs a little nurturing and a lot of protection if it’s going to last the distance. This is where moisturising the skin is the greatest strategy. The best weapon in your armoury here is simply drinking more water. The better hydrated you are, the better condition the skin will be in. However, after this, moisturising is your best defence. Here, DiscerningGent.com looks at the best moisturisers to use.
Cowshed Hydrating Daily Moisturiser
This daily use moisturiser features an eclectic mix of quinoa extract, raspberries and vitamin E to form the part of the body envied the most. This cream also has great smoothing properties too, specifically to aid better wellbeing.
£32 for 50ml – Cowshed
Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream
Designed for all skin types, this lightweight and gentle formula cream features Korean red ginseng root and repairing Manuka honey. These ingredients help to strengthen the skin and aid a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance when used over time. Even the glass jar container is designed to seal the formula and keep it fresher for longer.
RRP £52 for 50ml – Kiehl’s
Codex Bia Day Cream
Benefiting from extensive research into herbal science and biotechnology, this light and refreshing daily moisturiser works across all skin types. Carrying calendula – with its meandering waters, will help to improve the firmness and elasticity of your skin, whilst sweet mango and green mandarin will further fuel.
£59 for 50ml – Codex Beauty
Malin + Goetz Advance Renewal Moisturiser
There’s a lot of science going into this hipster moisturiser, but the facts are simple – it’s an extremely lightweight cream that is absorbed quickly and acts fast. Packed full of key ingredients that nourish the skin like meadowfoam seed oil that helps to lock in moisture along with linseed oil and apple stem, this cream is designed to delivery ultimate hydration.
RRP £66 – Malin + Goetz