Whether you are male or female, it’s important to carefully select grooming products with the right ingredients. Due to men’s unique skin characteristics and shaving concerns, men must additionally steer clear of certain ingredients found in most drugstore products. Most of these cleansers and shaving gels use drying sulfates and alcohol that, despite claims, actually irritate the skin and can contribute to shaving sensitivity. Sulfate-free, alcohol-free and mineral oil-free cleansers, shaving products and moisturizers are a must, at minimum.
The Best Ingredients For Men’s Skin
Instead, men’s products should contain natural ingredients that soothe, moisturize, protect and address aging concerns. Great soothing ingredients that reduce redness, calm inflammation and shaving irritation include allantoin; arnica; chamomile; green tea; lavender; lemon verbena; panthenol and purslane (portulaca oleracea). Chamomile is a clinically proven anti-inflammatory and is also reported to reduce bacteria and itching. Panthenol is an anti-inflammatory as well, and promotes tissue repair and cell proliferation, as well as attracts water to keep skin hydrated and supple. Purslane is also rich in Vitamins A, C and E, omega-3 fatty acids, flavonoids, minerals and coenzyme Q10.
Moisturizing ingredients like natural glycerin and safflower oil deeply hydrate and help with signs of aging. Glycerin helps skin stay moist, while safflower oil rich in vital essential fatty acids, hydrates and helps combat atrophy. Vitamin E combats free radicals from stress, sun exposure and pollution; plus, it heals, repairs and nourishes, while performing quadruple duty, making it an ideal ingredient in men’s skincare.
Good news? All of these ingredients are found in abundance throughout Pevonia’s Men’s line.
The Best Anti-Aging Ingredients For Men’s Skin
Lastly, when aging is a concern, ingredients like caviar, marine collagen, marine elastin and Vitamin C are the best ingredients to trust; thankfully, Pevonia incorporated them in their Age-Defying Myoxy-Caviar® Balm. Caviar is abundant in minerals, which is craved by men’s skin. Amino-acids, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, phospholipids and multiple vitamins are also found in caviar, which help hydrate, oxygenate and increase nutrition and regeneration of the skin. Caviar also boosts cellular metabolism and repairs mechanisms to protect and reinforce the skin.
Marine collagen replenishes lost collagen and hydrates to smooth wrinkles while marine elastin tones and firms for a renewed complexion. Vitamin C stimulates collagen and brightens for a smooth, even skin tone. Alpha Lipoic Acid (thioctic acid) nourishes, fights free radicals and energizes the skin. These ingredients can be found in Pevonia’s Power Repair® products, lumablanc® Cream, “C” Complexe with Oxyzomes and the Timeless Repair Cream, respectively.