28 Best Face Moisturizers for Men in 2023

As the years go by, most of us will begin to realize the importance of a proper skincare routine.


There’s no denying that it’s easy to neglect our skin, but with the stresses of day to day life and of course the natural aging process, our skin really does take a beating, whether it’s noticeable or not. 

As you may have noticed though, your skin loses its moisture on a daily basis. Whether it’s from cold air, showering or other environmental factors, it happens and it’s important we keep that moisture in. That’s where face moisturizers come into play. 

A good, high-quality face moisturizer provides so many amazing benefits to the skin. From neutralizing its PH balance, slowing the aging process, or relieving shaving-related trauma, moisturizing benefits everyone and should be taken seriously by more men. 

What moisturizer should I use, you may ask? Well, lucky for you we’ve put some market favorites to the test and have come up with our list of the 28 best face moisturizers for men we recommend.

1. Blu Atlas Face Moisturizer


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When it comes to face moisturizers, there’s only one contender worthy of the number one spot in our eyes. That would be the Blu Atlas Moisturizer. This ultra-hydrating, anti-aging moisturizer is specifically designed to target dry and dull skin. 

With its list of heavy hitting, all-natural ingredients which are proven to reduce signs of aging, as well as keep your skin healthy and fresh, there’s no surprise that we love this product and rate it so highly. Seaweed extract for oil regulation, mango seed butter for protection against environmental stressors such as sunlight, pollution and even blue light from screens, and of course vitamin C to tie it all together making this truly, the king of all face moisturizers. 

If you’re at all like us, you notice a good looking product and you immediately wonder if it’s the real deal or just a phony attempt at luring customers in with a fancy looking package. This is not one of those examples, this product looks amazing and truly relates its quality to its great looking jar. 

We absolutely love the way this product makes our skin feel and the thousands of happy Blu Atlas customers are testament to their high-quality, natural and effective products.

2. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment


Most “best face moisturizers for men” lists have Kiehl’s featured and for a good reason. This is an old faithful, reliable option which will no doubt leave you satisfied. With over 150 years in the game, they’ve had plenty of time to develop and refine their amazing products so we had a lot of faith in Kiehl’s when we began this test. 

We’ve always loved Kiehl’s Facial Fuel for its light texture and high absorption qualities that it’s so known for. The harsh realities of life don’t stand a chance when it comes to this product and you’ll surely notice why it’s so high on the list, after even just one use. 

When it comes to anti-aging, antioxidants are key which is why Kiehl’s have made sure to include Vitamin C and chestnut extract to deal with all that unwanted free radical damage which our skin faces on a daily basis.

3. Bad Norwegian Moisturize


We love a product that not only works, but also looks awesome. Bad Norwegian has done it again with their Moisturize Face, another face moisturizer that really does the trick and has earned its place on this list. 

The concept behind this one is simple. Make it work, and make it natural. And, we’d be lying if we said they didn’t succeed in doing these things. Simple, effective and vegan ingredients such as jojoba oil, shea butter, aloe vera and vitamin E are the frontline ingredients in this powerful skin-protecting product. 

Combine all this in a stylish little airless pump jar and we have ourselves a product which is truly fit to be in the top three of our list.

4. Hunter Lab Daily Face Fue


Natural, anti-aging and truly effective. This is an Australian icon when it comes to skincare products. Proudly made in Melbourne, Hunters Lab Daily Face Fuel has earned an impressive reputation for its ability to reduce noticeable aging effects in Men. 

An impressive list of ingredients which includes: Avocado Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, and Passion Fruit Seed Oil means your skin will love you for slapping some of this goodness onto your face. These organic, natural hydrators visibly reduce the effects of aging with ease. 

The process of correcting sun damaged skin and reducing the effects of aging can be a long haul but when it comes to Hunter Lab they have made sure you will be seeing rapid benefits in no time.

5. IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream 


Another crowd favorite when it comes to anti-aging face hydration is IT Cosmetics’ offering, Confidence in a Cream. It provides lightweight hydration and has proven time and time again to be one of the kings of men’s skin care. 

Gone are the days of shiny skin after applying moisturizer, this product is renowned for its easy absorption meaning you’ll always leave the house ready and confident. It looks like there’s a reason they call it Confidence in a Cream? 

Not only have IT made a product which keeps moisture in, it also aids in strengthening your skin meaning you get two birds with one stone, another clear reason this product deserves its place on our list.

6. Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer 


We couldn’t help ourselves, we had to include another Kiehl’s favorite in this list. Timeless and reliable, these products are bound to show up in any list of men’s grooming products. 

Age Defender is specifically created for its anti-aging properties, this face cream delivers some serious all-day hydration. Pair lines and wrinkles with dry skin and you can end up with skin that looks really dull. With an effective moisturizer such as this one, you’ll notice this dull appearance diminish in no time, all the while making you feel more confident and fresh. 

Caffeine is the star ingredient in this cream. It’s commonly known nowadays that caffeine can benefit us in other aspects of our life than just our morning pick me up. It has the incredible ability to tighten,as well as brighten the skin, returning the natural vibrance we all wish would never leave!

7. Weleda Moisture Cream for Men 


Let’s start by saying, stop skipping moisturizing! If this sounds like you, then it’s time to change your ways. Quality skincare products for men provide fast-absorbing moisture that is specifically formulated to reduce signs of aging and keep a vibrant, youthful look to your skin. 

Organic jojoba seed oil, sesame seed oil, and marshmallow extract are some of the ingredients that go into creating this excellent product. They help to soothe and nourish dry, unhappy skin, all while keeping it hydrated and bright around the clock. 

Once you realize the benefits of a product like this, you’ll never skip your morning moisturizing again.

8. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Face Gel Moisturizer 


This gel truly is an ol’ faithful when it comes to dry skin. Hydro Boost is extremely effective at locking in moisture with its use of Hyaluronic Acid, a moisture attractant which is found naturally in the skin. 

Being oil-free, you can be confident this will sit flawlessly on your skin with no greasy appearance or feeling. Subtlety is important sometimes, which is why Neutrogena has gone for the gel approach for this face moisturizer for men. 

You’ll notice long lasting benefits from this product. Dry, ashy skin will be a thing of the past. An absolute must try when it comes to your at-home self-care regime!

9. Skinbetter Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment 


Skinbetter’s approach to moisturizing is slightly left of field. They believe an extremely lightweight product does the best job when it comes to locking in moisture without being greasy. Being so light, this treatment can feel like you haven’t even applied anything to your face! A refreshing change when a lot of your modern moisturizers are typically thick or greasy. 

On top of its lightweight efficiency, all Skinbetter products are dye-free, cruelty-free and paraben-free. It’s a win win!

10. Ghost Democracy Clean Lightweight Daily Face Moisturizer 


Ghost Democracy is another brand that has adopted the lightweight approach with this product. Subtle yet highly effective, this is a must try in our eyes. A fragrance-free, silicone-free and gentle product with no strings attached. This daily face moisturizer is simple and exists to do one job, eliminate dry skin! 

Containing 12.0% Probiotics, an impressive number of good bacteria is packed into this little jar. Their ability to balance the skin’s microbiome as well as keeping the skin’s microflora balanced is unrivaled by any compound found in skincare products. Those little bacteria also protect and strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Think of it as having a personal workforce of millions, right by your side striving to help you have that great skin you’re after. 

On top of its impressive Probiotic numbers, this product also contains white oat seeds which help to protect and hydrate, you’re really getting a lot of bang for your buck with this great little product.

11. Perricone MD Cold Plasma+ Face 


Now, we know Perricone MD products most certainly are not cheap, but in some cases, you really do get what you pay for. This is a seriously powerful serum which will work wonders on any skin. Visibly noticeable luminosity, firmness and elasticity will be one of the many impressive results you notice after using this product. 

Containing a ‘Liquid Crystal Delivery System’, the serum draws its impressive active ingredients deep into your skin meaning anything you apply on top of this product will work more effectively. It can be used on its own, or paired with other Perricone MD products for some serious skincare routines if you feel the need. 

If you’ve ever owned a Perricone MD product then you know just how good they are. This is your old friend you can always count on to be there for you. Most guys would agree that skincare can be a tedious process, but with a potent heavy-duty moisturizer like this one, it simply gets the job done without the monotony. 

Aging, redness, dry patches begone! Antioxidant-rich and packed with omega fatty acids which help boost skin barrier function while retaining moisture as well as an impressive amino acid profile, this face moisturizer is truly a weapon.

12. Royal Fern Phytoactive Anti-Aging Cream 


An anti-aging cream backed by nature, and deserving of its place on our list. This Phytoactive cream is packed with plant extracts as well as Vitamins C and E which improve skin health in a broad spectrum, resulting in a highly effective skin-care product. 

Where do plants come into play with this product you may ask? Let’s work through some of these goodies. Fern extract, sea buckthorn oil, rosehip oil, mineral oxide complexes and our favorite, an oil from the seeds of the African voacanga tree which has unrivaled potency when it comes to anti-inflammatory benefits. Our minds were blown when we discovered this impressive list of ingredients. 

We’re able to notice the moisturizing effects of this product immediately, yet it will work its magic all day. Thanks to the plants and Royal Fern for making another excellent face moisturizer for men.

13. Face Moisturizer for Men by Bevel 


When we see stylish looking packing like this, we immediately hope the product matches in quality. Bevel’s face moisturizer for men is a perfect example of one that ticks the boxes. A classic clear, non-greasy gel containing tea tree oil is undeniably effective at dealing with dry, ashy skin as well as aiding those who struggle with ingrown hairs by reducing chances of them occurring. 

Some reliable ingredients, widely known for the efficiency in aiding skin repair and hydration include: Vitamin C, nature’s healer, apple extract for it’s anti-aging properties, Vitamin E for antioxidants and honey, the natural antibacterial, antimicrobial powerhouse that puts in some serious work in benefiting your skin. 

Don’t hesitate to try this great product. We’re glad we gave it a go as it’s now a staple we recommend to any guy wanting an affordable, effective face moisturizer.

14. BULLDOG Original Moisturizer 


Your face deserves respect and you know it. We can almost guarantee you’ve seen this one on the shelves when out shopping and thought ‘Maybe I should get that?’. If you’re already thinking about taking your skincare routine more seriously, then you 

should probably consider doing it, as you’re likely beginning to notice the subtle signs of aging or environmental damage your skin is showing. 

Bull Dog really is a timeless classic. Containing goodies such as aloe, camelina oil and green tea. This caffeine-boosted moisturizer is a workhorse when it comes to men’s skincare. An affordable, effective and non-synthetic option for any man who simply wants a product that gets the job done. Not only is it a moisturizer, it also 

doubles as an aftershave balm as it is very friendly on irritated skin.

15. Bephies Beauty Supply Ceylon Facial Moisturizer 


Daily moisturizing for men has never been easier. Simply put some Bephies Celyon on before you start your day and you’ll start to notice long-lasting results meaning less time worrying about skincare and more time getting on with your life, all while having great skin. Ceylon contains hydroxy acids which are highly effective at removing any debris that may have built up within your pores, while also containing niacinamide to aid in reducing oiliness on the skin. 

Another ingredient worth mentioning, which you’ve likely never heard of is niacinamide. Known for its ability to reduce skin irritation, it also packs some serious anti-inflammatory properties meaning it’s great at healing skin traumas as well as reducing redness and even puffy skin.

16. Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 


It wouldn’t be a moisturizer list without Cetaphil now would it? With its wonderful sun-protecting abilities while also boasting an impressive ability to moisturize. Cetaphil’s DermaControl Moisturizer is a must-have in any guy’s arsenal. 

With the warmer months approaching, sun protection must be taken seriously, and with sun comes skin damage. A daily moisturizing routine will work wonders for your poor sun-damaged skin. For you southern hemisphere folks heading into the colder months, skincare is just as important. Cold air is often a culprit in drying out your skin, so make sure you have your Cetaphil handy, whatever the weather.

17. Skinpower Airy Milky Lotion 


It’s all in the name with this one! With Skinpower comes powerful moisturizing capabilities. That’s thanks to a unique component called Pitera, a powerhouse combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. This potent concoction of good stuff makes this an excellent product for tackling oily, bumpy skin. Watch it work wonders in your day-to-day life, and let the compliments flow when people notice just how smooth and young your skin is looking. 

Japan’s ability to go above and beyond when it comes to researching things they could add to their products is unmatched. SK-II have continued to surprise the skincare industry with their products over the years and Skinpower is no exception. We had to see what all the hype was about and it was immediately apparent that this product was going to make the cut for our Best Men’s Face Moisturizers for 2023.

18. Sisleyum for Men Dry Skin 


You will probably be able to tell from the packaging alone, but this product more than fits into the category of our luxury skincare recommendations. This product is renowned for its ability to deal with post-shave irritation and cold weather. 

Not only does it work brilliantly in assisting your skin to battle these things, but its anti-aging properties are the icing on the cake when it comes to how potent of a product this is. A bit of a splash out on the price but a little goes a long way with such a quality product like this.

19. Heath Moisturizer 


One of England’s finest. Heath is a heavy hitter in the men’s skincare world. This is a jack of all trades… face, body, whatever: it works. We love this product’s fast acting effect. With its use of hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, this no-shine blend is a beast at dealing with environmental stressors such as smog, cold and hot air, and even blue light from the many screens we find ourselves in front of!

20. Anthony Oil Free Facial Lotion 


This may just be oily skin’s worst enemy. Boasting an impressive ingredient lineup, this product will put in work, day in and day out. Sodium PCAs ability to pull in moisture from the air gives it insane hydrating properties. Pair that with aloe and chamomile for soothing skin, glycerin for moisture retention, as well as mushroom and ginger extracts for their anti-inflammatory properties, and you’ve got yourself a top shelf product in our eyes.

21. Brickell Men’s Daily Essential Face Moisturizer 


If there was ever a face moisturizer for men, targeted towards the ‘lumberjack type’, this would be it. Brickell’s ability to make a hearty yet lightweight moisturizer capable of dealing with whatever the day throws your way is truly impressive. 

Seasoned skin can be a desired look for some but rough skin doesn’t need to be unhappy skin. Aloe and jojoba oil will aid in giving back some suppleness and flex to your skin, reminiscent of your more youthful years, and who doesn’t love a nostalgic flashback!

22. Hims Anti-Aging Cream 


There comes a day when you look in the mirror and you realize, ‘wow, am I actually getting wrinkles?’ Yes, yes you are, but hey, wrinkles are ok and there’s nothing wrong with aging but if someone was to put some Hims Anti-Aging Cream in front of you and say ‘this stuff works, try it’, there’s no denying we’d suggest you give it a go. 

To put it simply, it does work and we love it. Tretinoins impressive ability to increase collagen production and improve skin elasticity means it noticeably reduces signs of aging. An impressive feat you have to see for yourself.

23. Aesop Avail Facial Lotion 


If you’re an outdoorsy guy, a bit rough around the edges even, and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, but still care and respect your skin, we could have the product for you. Aesop’s Avail Facial lotion is a face moisturizer for men that we absolutely recommend. 

Made for all skin types, this lightweight lotion absorbs impressively fast. With added sunscreen for sun protection, you’ve got a highly effective, UVA/UVB blocking, skin-hydrating machine on your hands, or should we say face?

24. Offcount Protein-Activated Facial Hydrator 


This recommendation goes out to all you gym junky, sport loving guys. Did somebody say protein? You heard that right, protein activation. To put it simply, this product is a menace to sweaty skin. It’ll keep your face hydrated in all the right ways without sweat ruining the party. 

We’ve found its performance unmatched for post-gym use, all that moisture loss through sweat comes back with a vengeance without leaving your skin oily, while also providing a subtle cooling effect for a nice, refreshing touch.

25. Ursa Major Fortifying Face Balm 


Naturally-made most definitely does not mean poor quality. Ursa Major does not take this claim lightly which is why they’ve developed this impressive Fortifying Face Balm. Its effects are genuinely impressive and we love their responsibly-made approach to their product range. 

Aloe, glycerin and sunflower oil are a trio that work wonders for your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Proudly made in the USA, Ursa Major’s appearance on this list will come as no surprise once you’ve tried it.

26. Elemis Daily Moisture Boost Hydrating Day Lotion 


Known for their luxury men’s grooming products, Elemis has done it again with this one. A hearty combination of ingredients, some of which you may not have even heard of definitely  justify its above-average price tag. Some of the natural ingredients featured include: Green tamanu oil and cactus extract, as well as a handful of other impressive compounds. 

Expect this daily moisturizer to work wonders on your skin. We sure did, and we were genuinely impressed.

27. Murad Clarifying Water Gel 


Sometimes you just can’t look past the simplicity of a Gel Moisturizer. If you’re a guy with oily skin, or you find yourself getting ashy, red patches from time to time, Murads Water Gel could just be the thing that works wonders for you. Hyaluronic acid has the incredible ability of drawing moisture from the air without adding bulk and thickness to a moisturizer. This is a subtle, lightweight and overall great product.

28. Scotch Porter Moisture Defend Face Lotion for Men 


We hate to break it to you, but oily skin does not mean hydrated skin. Try Scotch Porter’s Moisture Defend Lotion and see the difference for yourself. Once you notice the oil being removed from your pores and replaced with healthy moisture, you’ll be shocked at just how different your skin will appear. 

Specifically designed for oil-prone skin, you’ll notice this transition from oil to moisture in a matter of minutes with its fast acting effects. This is a serious contender for any guy looking for a high-performing face lotion for their greasy skin.

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