Men's moisturisers user trial

Men's moisturisers are big business. Find out what our trialists preferred.
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  • Updated:9 Apr 2008


Man with face cream

User trial of 8 moisturisers for men, priced from $7 to $75 per 50mL

We arranged for 57 male home testers to trial eight 'normal skin' moisturisers. Participants were given six unidentified moisturisers, which they used for three days consecutively, one on each cheek.

We also included the Redwin Sensitive Skin Sorbelene Moisturiser in the trial to see how it compared with the specialised men's products.

We asked our home testers to assess:

  • How well the product worked as a moisturiser.
  • The appeal of the texture.
  • The strength and appeal of the fragrance.
  • The ease of absorption.

Please note: this information was current as of April 2008 but is still a useful guide today.

Brands trialled 

  • Biotherm Homme Aqua Power
  • The Body Shop For Men Face Protector
  • Clarins Men Moisture Gel
  • Clinique Skin Supplies for Men M-Gel Lotion
  • Lancôme Men Hydrix Micronutrient Moisturizing Gel
  • L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue Daily Moisturising Lotion.
  • Nivea for Men Cooling Gel Moisturiser
  • Redwin Sensitive Skin Sorbelene Moisturiser
  • Shiseido Men Moisturising Emulsion

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