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
 

03.Product profiles

Biotherm Homme Aqua Power

Price: $46 per 50mL Biotherm

Trialists couldn’t agree on the strength of the moisturiser's fragrance, with almost equal numbers rating it as subtle, moderate and strong. It was most often described as having a creamy and/or smooth texture and trialists most often described their skin as feeling smooth and soft after three days of use. The majority indicated it was 'mostly absorbed' after application.

Trialists' comments:

  • "I would not hesitate to buy this regardless of cost. By far the best."
  • "Took a while [to absorb]. Great smell, texture. Okay on the skin."

Clarins Men Moisture Gel

Price: $49 per 50mL Clarins

Trialists most often described this moisturiser as having a subtle to moderate fragrance with a citrus scent. It was most commonly thought to have a creamy or smooth texture. The majority of trialists said that their skin felt smooth after three days of using this moisturiser and they said the product was 'mostly' or 'completely absorbed' after application. It was the second most expensive of the moisturisers trialled.

Trialists' comments:

  • "Strong [smell] initially but wore off to ideal level. Silky smooth but not slimy."
  • "First blue sample – colour freaked me."

Lancôme Men Hydrix Micronutrient Moisturizing Gel

Price: $75 per 50mL Lancome

This moisturiser was most often described as having a subtle to moderate fragrance with a creamy and/or smooth texture. Most trialists said their skin felt smooth and soft after three days of using this moisturiser and they said the product was 'mostly absorbed' or 'completely absorbed' after application. It was the most expensive in the trial.

Trialists' comments:

  • "Nice smell, but not masculine. Reminded me of how mum smells after putting on 'Oil of Olay' at night."
  • "I thought this product was the most appealing one."

L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue Daily Moisturising Lotion

Price: $14 per 50mL Loreal

Trialists described the moisturiser as having a creamy and/or smooth texture and the majority said that their skin felt smooth and soft after three days of use. Most indicated the product was either 'mostly' or 'completely absorbed' into their skin after application. It was the fourth cheapest brand in the trial.

Trialists' comments:

  • "Quite a good moisturiser that absorbed well."
  • "Left a tingling sensation on the skin in shaved areas, which was OK. Worked quite well, but strong smell."

The Body Shop For Men Face Protector

Price: $10 per 50mL Body shop

This moisturiser was most often rated as having a moderate scent, most described as herbal or medicinal. The majority of trialists thought that it had a creamy or thick texture and that it left their skin smooth after three days of use. The product was found to be 'mostly' or 'completely absorbed' after application. This was the only moisturiser in the trial that claims to be 'against animal testing' and was the third cheapest in the trial.

Trialists' comments:

  • "Easy to apply and leaves enough moisture not to feel dry, and yet not too much as to feel greasy."
  • "The residue hung around longer and felt more oily to the touch, even hours after."

Nivea for Men Cooling Gel Moisturiser

Price: $7 per 50mL Nivea

Trialists most often stated that this moisturiser had a thin texture and that their skin felt smooth or soft after three days of use. The product was found to be 'mostly' or 'completely absorbed' after application. It was the second-cheapest product included in the trial (after the Sorbelene).

Trialists' comments:

  • "Refreshing, and absorbed well, texture was fine and it did moisturise the skin."
  • "My skin felt sticky and wet for many hours after application."
 

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