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Skincare Gifts for The Man In Your Life

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Feb 9, 2021
Skincare Gifts for The Man In Your Life

Men's grooming starts with these V-Day gifts

We know you’re obsessed with the bouquet of flowers and face mask set that your boyfriend got you for Valentine’s Day last year, but doesn’t he deserve to feel pretty too? That’s why beauty products are the best Valentine’s Day gifts for the man in your life. Men’s skincare has become a major thing in recent years, with world-famous brands like Clinique launching collections made for men’s thicker skin (25%, to be exact) and occasionally scratchy beards. And then there are brands like Kiehl’s and Jack Black that are designed specifically for males - making it easier than ever for your boyfriend to take his men’s grooming routine to the next level. Could you imagine date nights in with couple sheet masks? Yes, please. As we get closer to February 14th, these are the best men’s skincare products on MIRA BEAUTY that you need for the men in your life.

Clinique For Men Oil Control Exfoliating Tonic by Clinique, $18

Clinique For Men Oil Control Exfoliating Tonic by Clinique
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Sadly, a lot of guys still believe that they don’t need a men’s skincare routine. But they couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, men likely even need a good exfoliator more than women do… as their thicker skin makes it easier for dirt, oil, and blackheads to get trapped within the pores and cause breakouts. Not cool. That’s why the Clinique For Men Oil Control Exfoliating Tonic should be on the top of your list for Valentine’s Day gifts! It’s a daily exfoliator that minimizes oil build-up, unclogs pores, and clears up your skin to banish breakouts and shine. You know, two of the main struggles in any men’s grooming routine. Clinique has been enhancing complexions for more than fifty years, in both men and women, and you’ll never be disappointed with the Clinique For Men line. Give your boyfriend or husband the Valentine’s Day gift of glowing skin with this exfoliating tonic!

Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer by La Roche-Posay, $20

Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer by La Roche-Posay
Source: La Roche-Posay

If there’s one thing to know about the French, it’s that they have the most effortlessly flawless skin - and only need to use a few products to achieve it. Even the men! As we get closer to Valentine’s Day, you can help your boyfriend glow like the Parisians do with this French formula that only takes one hour to help restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Seriously, one hour. It contains prebiotic thermal water, ceramide-3, niacinamide and glycerin to hydrate your skin for up to 48 hours without clogging pores, ideal for the men who struggle with oily skin, and absorbs quickly for a radiant finish that looks glowy, not greasy. La Roche-Posay tells us that it’s the best moisturizer for sensitive skin, and the reviews from our MIRA guests definitely back this up. People with this skin type say that it feels gentle, lightweight, and hydrating without looking shiny towards the end of the day or causing skin irritation, two common issues that many men struggle with. Indulge in this men’s grooming essential from La Roche-Posay and let your man’s inner Parisian shine through on Valentine’s Day.

Oil Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash by Kiehl’s, $24

Oil Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash by Kiehl’s
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Your body needs oils to keep moisturized and healthy, but men are often faced with too much of it. Hence the frequent shininess and tendency to break out. Luckily, there’s a face wash for that! Oil Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash by Kiehl’s is your new go-to for a glowing, impurity-free complexion. It’s designed for extra-oily skin, and formulated with Micronized Apricot Seed and Argan Shells to loosen buildup and sweep away dead skin cells. Since more oil typically means more breakouts, you’ll also get a boost of Salicylic Acid to eliminate acne and refine texture. It’s extremely important for men to wash their face every morning and night, as it washes away sweat and oil to give you healthy, hydrated skin - and this face wash by Kiehl’s is one of the best men’s skincare products that you need to give on Valentine’s Day.

Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap by Herbivore Botanicals, $12

 Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap by Herbivore Botanicals
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Let’s be honest, most of us know that pimples and impurities aren’t only confined to the face, especially for men who spend a lot of time outside and sweat all day. Their testosterone and oil production levels are all over the place. And while we would generally never encourage somebody to cleanse with a bar of soap (shudder), this cleansing bar by Herbivore Botanicals is a big exception. We’ve told you about the joys of activated charcoal, which purifies the skin by pulling oil and impurities to the surface. But did you know that it can also clear up blackheads, along with redness and inflammation on other parts of the body like your arms and legs? Exactly what your boyfriend or guy friend needs to deep clean the entire body and end up with all-over, blemish-free radiance. This cleansing soap also contains Tea Tree Oil to fight infections and Bergamot Oil to balance the skin’s natural oil production, making it one of the best men’s skincare products for beginners. No extra time before bed needed - just a few wipe-downs in the shower and your man is good to glow!

Argan Cleansing Oil by Josie Maran, $34

Argan Cleansing Oil by Josie Maran
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Argan Oil is quickly becoming a top ingredient in men’s skincare, and it’s easy to see why. It’s the ultimate beauty multitasker. For one, this pure and natural substance is an incredible cleanser - removing impurities while nourishing, conditioning, and hydrating the skin to leave behind a dewy glow. Yes, the guys definitely need glowing skin too… and they’ll get it with the Argan Cleansing Oil by Josie Maran. At the same time, you’ll also tone up the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and eliminate skin irritation. It’s great for the men who are trying to erase the first few faint lines in their late 20’s or prevent major irritation after shaving, and don’t even get us started on all the hair benefits. A styling tool that removes dandruff and makes your beard that much more beautiful? We’ll take ten. And the dudes in your life will be seriously obsessed with their new favorite men’s grooming ingredient this Valentine’s Day.  

Hyaluronic Eye Cream by Mario Badescu, $18

Hyaluronic Eye Cream by Mario Badescu
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Listen, there are two things we know very clearly. Firstly, Mario Badescu is one of our top brands when it comes to finding men’s skincare products that are extremely effective, yet still feel lightweight and luxurious on your skin. Facial spray, anyone? Secondly, that Hyaluronic Acid is the best skincare ingredient ever, and provides the moisture you need to reduce and prevent just about any skin issue… like the first couple wrinkles around the eyes, perhaps? Hyaluronic Eye Cream by Mario Badescu helps lock in moisture in the areas you need it most, like your under eyes, with a blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Eyebright Extract, and Vitamin E. In addition to a boost of hydration that helps fill in fine lines, your man will also notice a brighter and more beautiful eye area that’s protected against free radical damage. While Mario Badescu isn’t technically a men’s skincare brand, it’s clear that the founder knew all about men’s grooming, and your man will be gorgeous this Valentine’s Day with this genderless brand. Hyaluronic Eye Cream is one of the best eye creams on MIRA, with 94% of guests saying that it has extreme anti-aging abilities.

Vegan Milk Moisturizer by Milk Makeup, $38

Vegan Milk Moisturizer by Milk Makeup
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“This product is so great for those days that you need more moisture in your skin. I have combo skin and dry skin in the winter time so I love what this moisturizer does to my skin. It’s very thick but it melts into your skin so nicely.” Milk Makeup prides itself on being a genderless brand, with marketing campaigns that challenge traditional ideas of gender identity and products that defy traditional beauty industry standards… so it’s no surprise that they’ve made one of the best moisturizers for men that you should definitely give to your guy on Valentine’s Day. Vegan Milk Moisturizer contains Desert Milk™ for hydration that goes deep into your skin without feeling too heavy, plus Argan milk, grapeseed oil, and olive-derived squalane to lock in moisture and provide antioxidant protection. 96% of MIRA guests love how lightweight this moisturizer feels on the skin, while 99% (!) can’t get enough of the intense hydration it provides. If you’re just getting started with shopping for men’s skincare, try Milk Makeup’s lineup of genderless and non binary makeup and skincare products to add uniqueness and diversity to any beauty routine.

Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask by Herbivore Botanicals, $48

Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask by Herbivore Botanicals
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Exfoliating masks are your friend. Or rather, they’re your man’s friend for Valentine’s Day. Since men tend to get more blackheads and dirt trapped within the pores, these masks can penetrate thicker skin and pull impurities for a softer, smoother complexion. Not to mention that exfoliating will help you get a much closer shave. A top pick from the male MIRA guests? Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask by Herbivore Botanicals. This men’s skincare product is a lightweight gel that feels refreshing on your skin - made with anti-inflammatory Blue Tansy Oil to reduce redness and soothe dry patches, White Willow Bark to unclog pores with a natural BHA and Salicylic Acid, and Fruit Enzymes for an AHA that gently exfoliates to remove dead skin and create a radiant, refined complexion. This mask doesn’t just have top MIRA ratings for brightening, pore-minimizing, and evening out skin - it’s also a must-have men’s skincare product in skin-fluencer Hyram Yarbro’s beauty routine. Any fan of Hyram’s knows that he loves his AHA’s and BHA’s, and he’s said that Blue Tansy is the only exfoliating mask that leaves him with glowing skin - without any irritation or redness. Add this face mask to your boyfriend’s self-care routine, and use it alongside him up to three times per week to get that Hyram-approved radiance!

Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Serum by Peace Out, $34

Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Serum by Peace Out
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We’ve all woken up one day with a monstrous zit at the worst time, especially the dudes who deal with oily skin on a regular basis. But your man can zap zits and refine his complexion with the Salicylic Acid Acne Treatment Serum by Peace Out, formulated with 2% of this acne-fighting ingredient to send pimples packing and prevent new blemishes from forming. In addition to Salicylic Acid, this popular serum also contains Niacinamide and Vitamin C to even out the skin and brighten up dark spots, and Triluronic Acid to hydrate and keep the skin soothed and calm. Breakouts are the worst, and your boyfriend will soon be saying “peace out” to zits with this top-rated serum. 100% of MIRA guests say that it’s good for acne, pore-minimizing, hydrating and provides redness relief.

Hydra-Essentiel Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm by Clarins, $24

Hydra-Essentiel Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm by Clarins
Source: Clarins

A lip balm for Valentine’s Day? Better to kiss you with, my dear. Hydra-Essentiel Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm by Clarins is the pout-perfecting men’s skincare product that your boyfriend needs - with smoothing, nourishing, plumping and comforting properties to prevent dry lips 24/7. It’s made with Blue Lotus Essential Wax to make the lips soft and supple, getting your man through the drying colder months while protecting the delicate lip skin. A not-so-fun fact? The lack of glands in your lips makes them more prone to chapping and drying, but it’s nothing that the best lip balms can’t fix. This essential (or should we say, Hydra-Essentiel) by Clarins will bring the moisture and softness back to your boyfriend’s pout, and match your favorite lip products on Valentine’s Day.

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