Men tend to neglect skin care as part of their daily regiment. Usually the last thing that any of us care about is how “moisturized” our skin is. Who really wants to worry about face moisturizers for men? I know personally I want to get up in the morning, get ready and out the door with the least amount of fuss as possible. But the cold, dry winter is hitting. The weather combined with too many late nights at the bar, and too much coffee in the morning has my face feeling extra dry and itchy.

I’ve tried face products before to combat dry skin. But I have “sensitive” skin, and anything I apply to it tends to cause breakouts. For this reason I’ve steered clear of doing anything other than washing my face for years.

Because my skin was feeling extra dry and itchy this winter, I decided it was time to start looking into face moisturizer’s again. Through my research I found that using a face moisturizer for men reaped the following benefits:

  • Less itchy skin
  • Less pronounced wrinkles
  • Reduces fine lines
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Helps even out uneven skin tone
  • Some moisturizers also act as sunscreen
  • Can help soothe skin after shaving

In my search for a good face moisturizer I needed to look for something that wouldn’t irritate my skin, cause breakouts, have any weird smells, or leave my skin feeling oily or greasy. After reading many reviews online I decided to give Rugged & Dapper’s Facial Moisturizer a try.

The first thing I noticed when applying Rugged & Dapper’s Facial Moisturizer was how “thirstily” my skin seemed to absorb it. I could tell that my skin must have been extra dry because the moisturizer was applied and my skin was dry again almost immediately. Continued, consistent use has left my skin less “thirsty” and there’s a nice moisturized feeling after applying this.

I also noticed that there were no funny smells with this moisturizer. I would say it’s mostly neutral smelling. I’m used to face moisturizers having some sort of scent to them, so this was a nice change.

This face moisturizer also doesn’t leave any residue, no funky white discoloration, no crusty after affects. It went on smooth, was absorbed into the skin, and I don’t even notice it at all once it’s rubbed in.

Rugged & Dapper boasts the following about their face moisturizer:

“This powerful men’s facial moisturizer contains highly effective & nutrient-rich natural & organic ingredients, along with a half-dozen nourishing botanicals that absorb quickly & completely. Peptides boost collagen & elastin production to repair & prevent wrinkles to keep your face looking dapper, day after day.”

The ingredient list is impressive:

  • aloe vera
  • sunflower oil
  • palm oil
  • silk protein amino acid blend
  • kosher vegetable glycerin
  • cetyl alcohol
  • steric acid
  • glycerin stearate
  • safflower oil
  • botanical hyaluronic acid
  • jojoba oil
  • shea butter
  • vitamin b5
  • phenoxyethanol
  • ethylhexyl glycerin
  • xanthan gum
  • green tea
  • citric acid

So far I’ve been pretty happy with this face moisturizer. It hasn’t caused any breakouts, my skin feels less itchy, and I think it looks better over all.

Rugged & Dapper has a full skin care lineup for your face. If I continue to get good results with their face moisturizer for men then I’ll try out some of their other products as well.

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