The holidays are a chance to show the man in your life how much you love and appreciate them and what better gift to bestow on them than an upgrade to their skincare routine. In the spirit of giving and manscaping complexion perfection, we’ve curated the best men’s skincare kits out there to give your husband, dad, brother, or bestie from celebrated men’s brands like Polo, Clinique and cult-fave Dr. Strum.
Skincare Gift Set: Clinique Men’s Great Skin for Him Set
Clinique managed to master both mens and womens skincare and their tried and true approach is down to savvy ingredients like detoxifying, pore clearing charcoal and the fact they are free from allergens, irritants, parabens, phthalates and fragrance.
Why we love it: Get the four best-selling Clinique for Men formulas in one set: Maximum Hydrator 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, Charcoal Face Wash, Face Scrub, and Shave Gel. In other words, the perfect skincare classics for every man.
Pack it in your suitcase: This set is great for the man who loves to go on wild adventures. These products deliver a deep pore clean with deep hydration to prevent dryness and sensitivity.
Skincare Gift Set: Anthony Starter Kit
Anthony products are powered by a mix of the finest botanical extracts, vitamins and cutting edge science to deliver results you can feel and see. Though their philosophy was developed for men, women love Anthony skincare too.
Why We Love It: In this revitalizing, refreshing, and renewing starter kit you’ll find everything you need for your daily skincare regime: Glycolic Facial Cleanser, Facial Scrub, All Purpose Facial Moisturizer, Shaving Cream, and Invigorating Rush Hair and Body Wash. Say no more, except it’s perfect for all skin types.
Pack it in your suitcase: There are five products in this kit, but Each bottle contains 1oz so you can even bring them in your carry-on. Urban men that love pulsating cultural epicenters like NYC should not leave home without this.
Skincare Gift Set: Dr. Sturm Men’s Skincare Discovery Kit
Dr. Barbara Sturm, the celebrated German aesthetics doctor is known for her cult regenerating, hydration boosting, anti-aging products that have changed the skincare game for men and women.
Why we love it: The kit is filled with Dr. Barbara Sturm scientifically proven, healing, regenerating products like Anti-Aging Serum and Eye Cream as well as Cleanser, Facial Scrub, Calming Serum, and Face Cream. Bottom line? These work.
Pack it in your suitcase: This kit is perfect for the man who takes his skincare regime seriously and puts his trust in the power of cosmetic experts. You might find him at one of the top spas around the world, with his Dr. Strum products in his travel bag.
Skincare Gift Set: Jack Black Skin Saviors Set
Jack Black skincare launched 20 years ago with the mission to create luxury skincare products for the modern man. All products are infused with healing vitamins and botanicals and free of any chemical nasties.
Why we love it: As an early pioneer of the men’s skincare market, Jack Black has perfected its product selection. Your TSA-approved Skin Saviors Set will cleanse, moisturize, and protect thanks to these heroes: Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20, Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25, and Face Buff Energizing Scrub.
Pack it in your suitcase: This set is perfect for the jetsetter who loves traveling to warm and sunny destinations like Aruba. The SPF products in this kit will help prevent skin damage and aging ( something even the young men in your life should be concerned about). The moisturizer is also lightweight and doesn’t feel oily, so he won’t have to fear the shine factor.
Skincare Gift Set: Rugged & Dapper Active Regimen Grooming Set
The Rugged & Dapper skin-care line was created by a construction worker and his wife out to find a skincare solution for his low-maintenance lifestyle and high-maintenance battle against pollution and the elements. The result is a collection of multi-tasking formulas that make for a quick, easy 15 minute routine daily skincare routine for dudes.
Why we love it: Packaged in its own rugged, black travel toiletry bag, this grooming set includes an Age & Damage Defense Facial Moisturizer, a Daily Power Scrub Facial Cleanser, Dual-Purpose Power Body Wash and Shampoo, and Moisture Shield Shaving Cream which come infused with skin-saving goodies like Aloe Vera, Vitamin C, Willow Bark, and Burdock Root.
Skincare Gift Set: Nivea Men Sensitive Skin Gift Set
Nivea, the German brand known for its accessible men’s skincare products conducts research around the world to determine and address different skin types and climate conditions of global citizens and travelers.
Why we love it: Made for the man with sensitive skin, this gift set includes a Post Shave Balm, Shaving Gel, Face Wash, Protective Lotion, and Body Wash. This kit has an emphasis on shaving and Sensitive Face Care Products that don’t just soothe irritations, they improve skin’s defense over time through the Active Care System.
Pack it in your suitcase: Too much heat–like in Mexico–or too much cold–like a New York winter–can especially irritate sensitive skin. This set is perfect for the global traveler and comes in a duffel, perfect for packing in your checked bag (all items except for the protective lotion and post-shave balm are above the TSA approved size).
Skincare Gift Set: Polo Fragrance Cologne Gift Set
Polo Ralph Lauren created their first fragrance back in 1978 with their now iconic green bottle and golden stopper, and today Polo fragrances are a hit with male tastemakers the world over.
Why we love it: When you don’t know which scent to get your guy, why not try a gift set of four? This Ralph Lauren cologne gift set comes with four of the beloved brands signature Eau de Toilette ‘Splash’ travel sprays; Polo, Polo Red, Polo Blue, and Polo Black.
Pack it in your suitcase: Scents can evoke memories of your favorite travel destinations and with these four fragrance options, the man in your life will be spoilt for choice wherever his wanderlust takes him–be it a weekend in the Hudson Valley or to magical Marrakech.