Beauty FAQ

Skincare Routine
for Men

A low-maintenance skincare routine for men is essential for good skin. Men deserve to have beautiful skin too!

Skincare routines are not just for women anymore, and self-care is not an exclusive female privilege. No matter your gender, we all experience issues like wrinkles, ageing and dryness of the skin, the appearance of age spots, dark circles, puffiness, and blemishes! In 2002, we were pioneers when we created ClarinsMen, a range of skincare specially formulated for men. The complete range of targeted products for the body and face that can be used at any age.

It's for washing, hygiene, beards and hair. These products meet the specific needs that men have for hydration and vitality. Men deal with razor burn and stubble requires a range of expert face and body skincare that's specially made for their skin.

Read on for our tips on creating an effective yet simple men’s skincare routine.

01  Skin hygiene tips for men

Skin hygiene tips for men

Cleanse your skin to get rid of impurities and traces of pollution.

Our ClarinsMen cleansers are designed to help men cleanse their skin every day. Better than soap, ClarinsMen Active Face Wash cleans your face and prepares it for shaving. It's a gentle cleansing foam with the purifying extracts of grindelia and checkerberry, which detoxifies and clarifies the epidermis, unclogs pores, and tones and protects the skin.

02 How to deep clean your face

How to deep clean your face

Whatever your skin type or age, the best way to deeply cleanse and purify your face is to exfoliate once or twice a week.

Scrub your face with ClarinsMen Exfoliating Cleanser to make your skin fresh, soft and clean! This scrub is a blend of exfoliating active ingredients that cleanse and purify with soapwort and zinc gluconate extracts. The creamy texture provides the skin with hydrating comfort and softness. Avoid the area around the eyes, the most delicate part of the face. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove all traces of the scrub and impurities.

Tip: apply the scrub in the shower after washing your hair to allow the steam to open your pores.

03Shaving tips for men: shaving cream, shaving gel or shaving oil?

Shaving tips for men: shaving cream, shaving gel or shaving oil?

For many men, shaving is a fundamental part of their daily routine. It is important to properly exfoliate your skin before shaving to prevent bumps, ingrown hairs or razor burn.

For a close shave, apply ClarinsMen Smooth Shave Foaming Gel to wet skin. Its gel texture turns into a luxurious, rich lather and cushions the skin for optimal razor glide while shaving. Formulated with natural plant extracts of organic blackcurrant bud and bison grass, it has a soothing and cooling action designed to prevent razor burn and is suitable for all skin and beard types - even the most sensitive.

To get a better, faster shave, ClarinsMen Shave + Beard Oil prepares the most sensitive skin and creates a barrier that protects against the razor’s edge. Busy men adore this soothing oil because it softens even the most stubborn stubble. It’s an expert skincare product that can be used alone as a shaving product, ideally on wet skin, or after ClarinsMen Smooth Shave Foaming Gel to nourish and condition your beard.

04Do I need to apply aftershave post-shave?

Do I need to apply aftershave post-shave?

Yes, it’s crucial for men to apply aftershave after shaving to soothe skin and prevent bumps and irritation. ClarinsMen offers two soothing After Shave options depending on your skin’s needs.

To refresh and tone your skin, ClarinsMen After Shave Soothing Toner helps cool razor burn. Apply onto dry skin immediately after shaving to reduce bumps and irritation from shaving and tighten pores.

ClarinsMen After Shave Soothing Gel has a non-greasy texture that can be used on both skin and facial hair. To use on skin, apply directly after shaving to soothe and hydrate. Alternatively, use it through your beard to soften and reduce any itchiness.

05 Which ClarinsMen moisturiser should I choose?

Which ClarinsMen moisturiser should I choose?

We recommend choosing a moisturiser based on your preferred consistency.

Formulated as a liquid, balm or gel, ClarinsMen moisturisers provide hydration at any age for even the most sensitive skin in need of nourishment. Regardless of which moisturiser you apply every day, it relieves skin with complete hydration, designed for an active lifestyle and seasonal changes.

ClarinsMen Super Moisture Gel provides crisp, comforting freshness on the skin like a blast of cool air. Instantly refreshing upon application! ClarinsMen Super Moisture Lotion is the only one with SPF20 UV protection. This moisturiser is for men whose faces are exposed to the sun. ClarinsMen Super Moisture Balm intensely hydrates irritated and dehydrated skin, recommended for use during cold snaps or in extreme conditions.

Clarins Research blended organic leaf of life extract, which really kick-starts the skin's natural hydration, with bison grass extract to give all the products in this line of moisturisers soothing and energising properties.

06 What are the best anti-ageing products for men?

What are the best anti-ageing products for men?

Over time, men’s skin becomes less firm and elastic.

Their faces are etched with wrinkles and fine lines. They might add a certain distinguished charm, but the ClarinsMen range offers targeted anti-ageing treatments for men to apply morning and night to reduce the signs of ageing.

Double Serum contains benefits for all skin types, even men’s skin! ClarinsMen Line-Control Cream is for anyone who wants to give their skin a youthful boost. It visibly reduces the first signs of ageing, making skin radiant and toned once more. Finish off with a special treatment for the eye area to target puffiness, dark circles and crow's feet, such as our Energizing Eye Gel brighten up and rejuvenate your eyes.

07 Why did you create a new range of men's energising skincare products?

Why did you create a new range of men's energising skincare products?

We are expanding our men’s range by developing the ClarinsMen Energy expert range to complement moisturisers or anti-ageing treatments that target the effects of ageing on the face.

Men's skin is 25% thicker than women's, and it's coursing with androgens. Since these cells renew faster, men's skin naturally expends more energy than women's skin.

Clarins Research demonstrated that an intense, hectic and stressful lifestyle directly impacts the mitochondria, the powerhouse that enables skin cells to function correctly. This impact results in a loss of radiance, in signs of fatigue and in premature ageing of the skin.

For women’s skin, which doesn’t have the same energy requirements, we made a specific treatment called Extra-Firming Energy. A blast of energy for all skin types!

08 How is this Clarins innovation going to change men's lives?

How is this Clarins innovation going to change men's lives?

After discovering why the mitochondria's energy reserves run low, our Laboratories created the ClarinsMen Energy range to increase this missing energy in skin cells to ensure they function and renew themselves like they should.

Oxidative stress due to an intense lifestyle damages the powerhouse. A packed schedule, lunch on the go, jet-lag, family life, daily stress, fatigue and lack of sleep can all cause skin to appear tired and dull.

The next generation of expert skincare products is a bundle of energy for men. No more drawn-out features, dark circles and bags under the eyes! Recharge your batteries and get going!

09 What botanical breakthrough is behind this next generation of men's skincare?

What botanical breakthrough is behind this next generation of men's skincare?

The new ClarinsMen Energising Gel and ClarinsMen Energising Eye Gel are enriched with G-RED Complex.

We have blended organic red ginseng extract, an ultra-powerful active ingredient used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine, with organically grown bison grass extract and gymnema extract, a very popular herb used in Ayurvedic medicine in India. Organic red ginseng helps produce energy in the skin, even under extreme lifestyle conditions. This energising and stimulating power, combined with gymnema that helps to boost the synthesis of ATP (the energy molecule that cells need to function properly), makes these skincare products a potent cocktail of fuel for the skin.

Their anti-pollution complex protects the face from all sources of inside and outside stressors. They have an ultra-refreshing, invisible and non-greasy texture that's a pleasure to apply. The skin is hydrated, relaxed and strengthened.

10  What are the benefits of organic red ginseng?

What are the benefits of organic red ginseng?

Less well-known than white ginseng, the root of organic red ginseng has the same active properties, but contains higher concentrations that make it more effective.

In skincare and cosmetics, it is used for its energising benefits. Ginseng has many different evocative names, such as flower of life, root of heaven, and root of immortality. It is an adaptogen herb, meaning it helps the body to adapt, and increases its resistance to all types of emotional or physical stress. A staple in traditional Chinese medicine, organic red ginseng has the ability to boost vital energy.

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