The Great Debate: Aging

Men's skin has many attributes that allow it to age differently than women's skin: We break it down:

Men produce more testosterone

Men have much higher levels of testosterone, which makes their skin 25 per cent thicker and behave differently to a woman’s.

Greater propensity for pore congestion.

The oil glands in men are more active, with typically larger pores which pump out more sebum, which is thicker and causes congestion. It’s also harder for oily skin to shed dead cells, so men should look for a cleanser spiked with glycolic or salicylic acid to dissolve the paste-like mixture of oil and dead cells in pores

Our skin pH is lower

Men, have higher instances of problematic skin conditions like acne because their skin pH is lower.   A non-comedogenic (clogging), mattifying product is recommended to help lock in moisture. Our Vitamin C moisturiser does the job perfectly.

We suffer sensitivity around the beard area

On average, men subject their skin to 16,000 shaves in a lifetime. As well as mechanical irritation, we may suffer from ingrown hairs and folliculitis. Ingredients aimed at daily repair are recommended as shaving can remove the skin’s natural lipids along with the top layer of skin cells.’ You’ll find anti-inflammatory resolve in our XXXavocadoloe vera in and moisture-replenishing algae in Comfort XXX

Men age differently

Both men and women lose about one percent of collagen per year after their 30th birthday. That said, collagen and elastin don’t degrade as rapidly in male skin, which is denser.  As a result, men’s skin can tolerate a higher concentration of active anti-ageing ingredients to go deep for visible results.