Male skin is, on average, approximately 20% thicker than female skin. It contains more collagen and has a tighter, firmer appearance.
The collagen content of male skin reduces at a constant rate. Female skin is affected later in life, especially after the menopause. Female skin then thins more dramatically and the effects are more pronounced than in male skin.
Our products are designed to work with thicker skin by being thinner in substance and more concentrated with ingredients such as vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid.
Male skin has larger pores, is oilier and is more prone to impurities and acne.
Men have more active sebaceous glands, and therefore more pores, than women. Both their sebaceous glands and their pores are larger than those of women.
Sebum production is double that of women, so male skin is oilier and shinier than female skin. As a result its pH is lower than that of female skin and is prone to impurities and acne.
Adult males are less prone to dry skin than adult females.
Something we don't want to think about but worth knowing early is that signs of ageing appear later in men but, when wrinkles appear, they’re fully grooved. Hopefully this gives us time to do some preservation.
Men are most affected by sagging skin combined with puffy eyes and dark circles that make them look tired.
Men get wrinkles too, although they are often less of a concern than for women. Male wrinkles occur later than female wrinkles but, when they do appear, they are fully grooved.
Shaving removes the uppermost layer of skin cells, making the skin sensitive to external factors. It also irritates the skin, giving 40% of men razor-related skin problems.
On average, men who shave subject their skin to 16,000 shaves in a lifetime.
Daily shaving stresses the skin and can cause irritation. It removes the uppermost layer of skin cells, exposing immature skin that is particularly sensitive to external influences.
Up to 40% of men have shaving-related skin problems. Younger and fair skinned men are particularly prone.
A blunt razor and/or insufficient lubrication while shaving can lead to nicks and cuts, razor burn and razor bumps.
Mens Skincare Tips
Because male skin is different to female skin, it benefits from a dedicated approach to skincare and from products that respect its unique biological attributes.
Careful shaving is important. Products with anti-bacterial ingredients are recommended.
Male skin benefits from quality products and an effective skincare routine.
Careful shaving is important, particularly for those with sensitive skin or skin conditions such as acne and Atopic Dermatitis.
Protect and lubricate the skin with shaving products. These should help the razor to glide smoothly over the skin to avoid nicks and cuts. They should also be mild and soothing for sensitive skin: harsh products can remove skin’s natural lipids which are already under pressure as the uppermost layer of skin cells are being removed. We also recommend shaving products that contain anti-bacterial properties to protect skin from shaving irritations.
Use a clean, sharp razor for the closest shave and to avoid razor burn or razor bumps.
Shave in the direction that hair grows, not against it.
Moisturizers and anti-ageing products for men should be light in texture. Rich and greasy products may not be well tolerated by skin sensitised by shaving.