A clear skin says a lot about a guy; he takes care of himself, he takes pride in his appearance, and he – more than likely – applies the same degree of attention to other things in his life as he does to his skin. Undeniably, women are drawn to men with good skin – probably having to do with the age-old need to select a mate that will pass the best genes on to the children she would bare. But, realistically, nowadays, its less about having a healthy brood, and more about looking and feeling the best you can. So, it is no wonder that skincare and grooming is a multi-billion-dollar industry, and companies creating leading skincare products have research and development departments that rival that of pharmaceutical businesses.


After millions of dollars and years of research, we can happily present three of the best skincare products on the market to incorporate into your skincare regime.


Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil

Everyone knows the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Serum, but the cleansing oil should get more attention. As cleansers go, this one breaks the mould, presenting itself in an oil format instead of a foam or cream base. Suitable for all skin types, its fortified with a blend of botanical oils, it’s an all-in-one cleanser to leave the skin balanced, soothed, and ready for some might-time skin recovery. Available at all Khiel’s stores countrywide.


La Praire Skin Caviar Luxe Essence-In-Lotion

From the labs of the Swiss, comes the Essence-in-Lotion – an exceptionally powerful serum that primes the face for the delivery of nutrients. Following a good cleansing (face wash), apply a few drops of this to the face. The texture is soft and smooth, and the face will feel immediately refreshed. Following this, apply your serum, and the moisturiser. The serum will assist the skin in absorbing more of the nutrients in the serum and the moisturiser increasing the skins defence and decreasing the signs of aging and environmental damage.

Available at select premium retail stores, Edgars counters, Stuttafords, and Life Day Spa’s countrywide.


Tom Ford for Men Oil-Free Daily Moisturiser

From the man that never seems to age, comes what must be one of the best-looking moisturiser bottles on the market. Have this standing on your bathroom counter, and any girl who sees this will know you are a man serious about skincare – and will adore you for following the advice of a style god. As a mixture of luxury butters, the moisturiser hydrates and mattifies the skin, decreasing fine lines, wrinkles, and pores, making you a good man, and a great nocturnal animal.

Available at Stuttafords, and at the new Tom Ford store at the Waterfront, Cape Town.

This article appears first in the February 2017 edition of Maxim Magazine South Africa – written by Greg Forbes. Local distributors provided the products for review.