A man's guide to mattifying moisturisers | The Perfect Man

A Man’s Guide To: Mattifying Moisturisers

With so many different skincare products out in the market, it can be difficult to know what to use, especially because we all have such a variation of skin types and therefore would need a seek a suitable remedy.

So here at The Perfect Man, we wanted to narrow down your search – face moisturisers are a good place to start, and since it’s now summer (though it may not always feel like it), it’s still important to keep your skin hydrated and protected.

To help you out, we’ve put together a few (seasonally appropriate) matte moisturisers we’ve tried out and recommend. We’ve kept it simple – matte gives the look of even texture on the skin, and there’s nothing above £30 so here’s a range of more affordable brands for you to try out for yourself.

 

Murad Oil-Control Mattifier

Price: £29.50

Mural Oil Control
Murad Oil-Control Mattifier

To help prevent against break outs, a non-comedogenic moisturiser can fight against blocked pores so we thought Murad was a really good choice for this – it helps mattify the skin while containing SPF 15 to protect against UVA/UVB.

We like how the mattifying effect leaves skin looking and feeling cleaner while the Argan extract has been used to make your skin feel smoother and softer.

 

Bioderma Sebium Mat Moisturising Mattifying Fluid

Price: £11.50

Bioderma Sebium Mat Moisturising Mattifying Fluid
Bioderma Sebium Mat Moisturising Mattifying Fluid

Lightweight cream-gel by Bioderma is also a great option for oily to combination skin. By mattifying your complexion, the mostuiriser helps regulate sebum production using zinc gluconate and vitamin B6.

We like that the formula is very light and helps speed up cellular renewal, tightening the pores and evening out your skin texture.

 

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion

Price: 150ml – £34.00 / 500ml – £87.00

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion

We do love a bit of Aveda here at The Perfect Man office. Pioneers of holistic beauty, we pretty much love any of their products we get our hands on.

Their botanical kinetics lotion contains emollients derived from coconut, jojoba and other naturally-derived ingredients-that replenishes moisture with a gentle touch. Packed with camomile and lavender, the lotion works wonders to promote a soft, supple skin texture.

 

men-ü Buddy Matt Moisturiser

Price: £4.50

men-ü Buddy Matt Moisturiser
men-ü Buddy Matt Moisturiser

As a more affordable option, we recommend men-ü Buddy Matt Moisturiser.

For those of you who don’t like to use fragrant products, you’re in luck – it’s oil and fragrance free formula contain sebum absorbents to control shine and give the skin a matte texture, especially around the T-zone area.

The vitamin E in the formula helps shield from free radicals which cause signs of ageing, and boosts elasticity to refresh skin.

Also it’s the perfect travel size.

 

Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser

Price: £11.99

Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser
Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser

For those of you cautious about what products you use – try cruelty free and 99% natural Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser.

Rich in antioxidants and powerful sebum absorbents, it both moisturises and balances, keeping your complexion carefree.

It’s a fun brand that we love, so would definitely recommend giving this a whirl.

Anthony Oil Free Facial Lotion

Price: £29.00

Anthony Oil Free Facial Lotion
Anthony Oil Free Facial Lotion

Ideal for normal to oily skin types Anthony Oil Free Facial Lotion hydrates skin without leaving an oily residue.

The facial lotion contains sodiun PCA to keep skin hydrated and packed with aloe and chamomile to help soothe skin and it’s completely paraben free and vegan.

It’s super lightweight and easy to absorb – perfect for men with oily skin.