He’s so vain! Kidding! You can’t blame your guy for wanting to look, smell and feel his best. You wouldn’t have it any other way! Whether he’s a lover, friend, dad, brother or husband, if he’s special – and we know he is – then show a little love for your honey sweetie macho man. Choose from moisturizers to keep his skin baby soft or facial scrubs to give him that glow. We’ve rounded up a baker’s dozen of terrific items for every budget and lifestyle to make him feel good from head to toe. Follow our tweets for more information and daily reminders.
FOR THE MANLY MAN
You’ll score high points with EvolutionMan products, which range from $10 to the Recycled Tire Toiletries Bag at $50. Start out with the Wash & Buff, an efficient daily face exfoliator to deep cleanse pores and remove dirt, oil and debris while minimizing blemishes and ingrown hairs. It contains tea tree leaf oil to promote healthy skin and vitamin E to rejuvenate. $19 at www.evolution-man.com.
PEPPER HIM WITH LOVE
You’ll score a home run with Black Pepper Body Wash from Molton Brown. It’s packed with Madagascan black peppercorn oil to reawaken his energy and leave skin tingling. Made in England, Molton Brown products are renowned for their high quality. This bestselling, award-winning body wash has a rich foaming lather that he’s bound to love. $88 at http://www.moltonbrown.com/.
HAIR’S THE THING
Make his hair stand out in a crowd with Philip Pelusi P2 Roots for Men Texture Groom Styling Lotion. This styling tool gives hair control and shine without stickiness. He’ll look like a million bucks when you paint the town red. $54.89 at http://www.sears.com/.
Shiseido Men Shaving Cream has a rich smooth texture to ensure the perfect shave on even the thickest beard or six o’clock shadow. The super sexy formula lets the razor glide easily over skin to prevent redness and irritation. It’s formulated with Damage Defense Complex to replenish moisture. $23 at http://www.shiseido.com/.
USHER IN GOOD TIMES
Get a mega hug when you get him Usher VIP Eau de Toilette. One of today’s hottest hip hop artists brings his confident charisma straight to your man. Experience the immediate sensuality of his signature woody fragrance warmed by nutmeg and saffron and suffused with bergamot, tangerine, kumquat, oak moss, cedarwood and musk. You won’t be able to keep your hands off him – and he wouldn’t want you to! $65 at http://www.elizabetharden.com/.
KEEP HIM YOUNG
Anthony Logistics Oil Free Facial Lotion will moisturize his skin to help him keep his youthful good looks. Aloe vera and glycerin bind moisture to the skin while silk amino acids prevent dryness. The chamomile leaves skin soft but not oily and he’ll appreciate you thinking of him. $26 at http://www.luxury4him.com/.
SCRUB A DUB
You exfoliate, so why shouldn’t he? L’Oréal Men’s Expert Power Buff Anti-Roughness Exfoliator Facial Scrubs is the first treatment for men developed with aluminum oxide crystals. Skin looks immediately renewed as impurities and dead skin cells wash away. Pair this with L’Oréal Anti-Dullness Face Wash and Hydra-Energetic Ice Cold Eye Roller. The trio costs less than $20 at http://www.amazon.com/.
THE BEE’S KNEES
He’ll wake up buzzing with Burt’s Bees Men’s Body Wash. This naturally invigorating body wash cleans away dirt and odor, leaving skin refreshed. Coconut, sunflower and citrus oils cleanse while cypress and fir oils energize skin that will look, smell and feel so natural it’ll bring out the beast in you and the best in him! $8 from www.BurtsBees.com.
Matte For Men Complete Head Care Lotion is the all-in-one way to moisturize his face, scalp, forehead, neck and ears – and protect him from harsh UV rays. If he shaves his head or works outdoors, it could be a lifesaver. This formula with SPF 25 is non-sticky, odor-free and completely safe for sensitive skin. A definite must-have for sports fans. $30 at http://www.sephora.com/.
Bring out his inner bad boy with Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier. Hearts & Daggers Men taps into his wild-side and reveals his sensual masculinity. This unique fragrance blends white pepper, velvety papaya, Anjou pear and basil with Japanese Katsura wood, suede and hypnotic patchouli. Try it. He’ll like it. 1.7 oz. Eau de Toilette Spray is $55 at http://www.sephora.com/.
Men don’t like wrinkles any more than we do. But Manaji Eraser Anti-Wrinkle formula with peptides increases elasticity and helps plump and tone damaged skin. Made with a delectable blend of shea butter, jasmine, vanilla, lemon and ylang-ylang, this anti-aging skincare product should be part of every guy’s daily regimen. $78 at www.binkformen.com
THE EYES HAVE IT
He works hard and parties harder. But with MenScience Eye Rescue Formula nobody will be the wiser. This ultra-light, oil-free under eye cream reduces the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness. It contains a grand slam combination of coenzyme Q10, kojic acid, green tea and vitamin E to diminish problem areas. $37 at http://www.menscience.com/.
BALMY & BREEZY
Score another TD with Aramis Advanced Moisturizing After Shave Balm and he’ll love you forever. This soothing lightweight formula offers immediate relief from razor irritation and has a distinctive masculine and provocative scent. The classic Aramis formula restores optimal balance to skin tone and texture. $42 at http://www.nordstrom.com/.