Products for men?[ Edited ]
1. Can anyone recommend a super lightweight moisturizer with SPF that helps with darkspots and anti-aging? (for men with super oily skin that never bothered with moisturizers).
2. Has anyone tried Anthony Logistics Lip balm SPF25 and glycolic cleanser? (they sounds super similar to Jack Black lip SPF25 and PTR anti-aging cleanser. I'm a woman and I want to try them)
p.s. I did a search online and apparently there are some difference in products geared toward men and women. Men apparently have thicker skin, smaller pores/glands, but more oily due to testorone (sp?) and is more prone to damage due to shaving, environment and neglect. So, men's skincare usually take that into consideration, but other than that, they just switch to a more masculine scent and slab on a plainer label. Skin type is still the main criteria in determining products.
Clinique Even Better Clinical Lotion: SPF 20, lightweight, soaks right in, doesn't irritate even on rough shaven faces (think, 3 month old razor and no shave cream), softens up the skin, has gentle brightening, light exfoliation from glucosamine-derivative, broad spectrum spf 20. Packaging looks nice and androgynous.
Glycolic washes aren't the best answer for exfoliation, anthony's creamy one is one of the best though, the conditioning base keeps it from burning on sensitive skin. But best practice is a gentle cleanser like the algae one (steer clear of anything with menthol or mint or "cooling" effects, it's detrimental to collagen fibers), and a leave-on glycolic/lactic or salicylic treatment.
If you're stuck on "men's lines" Jack black's DIY daily peel pads are excellent (antioxidants, brighteners, exfoliation, ingrown hair prevention, the works!!), slap either the JB double duty spf 20 or anthony oil free spf moisture and you'll have him in good shape real quick!
Answered[ Edited ]
The Anthony lip balm is wonderful! It's a bit thicker and more emollient than the Jack Black one, my b/f has the blood orange scent and it's soooooo nice!
I've even stolen use of his glycolic face wash too, it's really gentle and has kind of a creamy/gel formulation.
As for a moisturizer that's light weight, try looking into Peter Thomas Roth, they make some killer light weight formulas that don't skimp on treatment or protection.
La Roche Posay is also another great line for light weight moisturizers with great SPF protection.
My b/f uses Nivea's men face lotion in the dark blue tube, and they have one for sensitive skin with SPF too, those are more like regular lotions, not as light weight as PTR or La Roche, Neutrogena's Men facial lotion works well too, plus it helps with razor burn.
I really like the Anthony line for SPF moisturizer which by protecting your skin will help slow down aging and help with dark spots. They have a ultra-lite oil free moisturizer that's great to start out with.