On trend right now in the men's grooming arena are multi-purpose face creams.
We have seen regular moisturisers outstripped by dual-action products, such as those with additional SPF but the new breed of face creams are going even further with the addition of a third and in some cases fourth key attribute.
For men with normal skin types, this is great news - one cream does everything which will save you time and money.
A more than welcome addition to these multi-purpose products is Sun Protection Factor (SPF)*. SPF isn't particularly new in face creams but typically men tend to neglect this and many products don't contain it because men aren't demanding it. However, ageing concerns are in demand, and sun damage is a major cause of skin ageing so the inclusion of SPF is a natural progression.
Below are four of the best multi-purpose face creams.
Molton Brown Skin-firm Lipoamino Hydrator SPF15
Molton Brown, famed for their exquisite bath and body products, also have a superb range of men specific skin care. Their Skin-firm Lipoamino Hydrator SPF15 is notable, containing ingredients chosen from across the globe with Japanese Hinoki Oil and Lipoamino Acids providing moisture and anti-ageing benefits. This quick absorbing moisturiser also contains SPF 15 to protect skin from the sun's harmful UV rays.
nivenandjoshua.com | £38/ 50ml
Lab Series Pro LS All-in-One Face Treatment
The latest addition to the Lab Series stable is Pro LS All-in-One Face Treatment - designed to soothe, moisturise, repair and mattify. In corresponding order the face treatment will soothe razor burn with MPD-8 Complex, prevent skin tightness, offer anti-ageing benefits and control shine with I-Matte. It doesn't contain added SPF which is a shame but nonetheless, a potent cream and you can always add one of their SPF moisturisers or sun cream to your routine when venturing out in the sun.
labseries.co.uk | £22/ 50ml
Korres Chestnut and Ruscus Anti-Ageing Cream SPF 15
Korres pride themselves on natural ingredients and their Chestnut and Ruscus cream is no different - packed with wholesome ingredients, this intensive anti-ageing cream immediately hydrates skin and smoothes fine lines. Rich in anti-oxidant ingredients such as Sweet Chestnut, it defends against wrinkle causing free radicals. Added SPF 15 ensures the risk of photo-ageing is minimised and the quick absorbing formula leaves no greasy residue. Moisturising, anti-ageing and SPF protection in one.
nivenandjoshua.com | £22/ 50ml
Aesop Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating Cream - SPF15
Designed for all skin types including sensitive, Aesop's Sage & Zinc cream is a lightweight moisturiser with lashings of Vitamin E - excellent for hydration and anti-oxidant protection. The result is hydrated skin and the removal of harmful and potentially skin-ageing free radicals. Thirdly, a clever micronised zinc oxide coating reflects sunlight off the skin ensuring an SPF of 15.
aesop.com | £29/40ml
*SPF in a face cream is for daily sun protection, if you plan to lie in the sun for prolonged periods then you should use a sun screen too.