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A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for basic T-shirts, so how could it work for something as personal as skincare? Men and women have similarities in their skin, but there are in fact key differences as well.

Men’s skin is about 25% thicker with more collagen, larger hair follicles, and more sebum production – all of which is likely due to higher testosterone production. These structural differences make men’s skin a little more prone to dullness, shine, and blemishes. This is why he needs skincare products that are specially formulated for his complexion.

If the man in your life is looking for a simple yet effective routine, turn to the Lab Series Daily Rescue range. To find out just how effective the three-step regimen is, Daily Vanity invited 10 readers to try the products for one week and share their honest opinions. Spoiler alert: the average verdict for the range was a 4.6-star rating out of 5!

Before we dive into the reviews, let’s learn a little more about the Lab Series Daily Rescue products.

Pssst! Read till the end to find out how you can receive a complimentary Lab Series Daily Rescue deluxe trial kit!

About Lab Series Daily Rescue range

Backed by 30 years of research and development, Lab Series is dedicated to creating high-performance solutions with advanced technology and active ingredients for men’s skin. Formulated for all skin types, the Lab Series Daily Rescue range boosts the skin’s hydration and energises his complexion.

Start with the Lab Series Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser, a gentle, sulfate-free face wash that thoroughly cleanses without drying the skin. It helps maintain the skin’s hydration levels, so it won’t feel parched after. Instead, he’ll be left with soft, comfortable, balanced, and brighter skin. Over time, his skin’s radiance will be improved by more than 10%.

After cleansing, follow up with the Lab Series Daily Rescue Water Lotion. Its formula is powered by Hydra2G Technology™, which helps attract and bind water to the skin’s surface, replenishing moisture as it primes his skin for the final step of the routine. Even better, his skin will appear 15% brighter with continued use – no wonder it’s the brand’s bestselling hydrating facial toner.

To give his skin a much-needed boost of energy, reach for the Lab Series Daily Rescue Energizing Face Lotion. This lightweight, gel moisturiser contains an energising cocktail of ginseng, caffeine, and vitamin B3 (niacinamide) to hydrate and fight visible signs of fatigue for 24 hours. The effects of stress and environmental aggressors won’t stand a chance against this supercharged moisturiser.

In an effort to care for our environment, the brand has also repackaged their same great formulas in a refreshed, more sustainable packaging.

Lab Series Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser retails for S$45 (100ml), Daily Rescue Water Lotion retails for S$63 (200ml), and Daily Rescue Energizing Face Lotion retails for S$90 (50ml) at Lab Series ION Orchard store, Sephora, Lazada, Metro, Tangs, and BHG Singapore.

Lab Series Daily Rescue range review: First impressions

One of our DV team members, Keith, also gave this skincare trio a try. Here’s what he had to say about each product:

“I have combination-oily skin that was a little dull and dehydrated, and I also noticed blackheads, whiteheads, and enlarged pores. At the moment, my skincare routine comprises a face wash, serum, and moisturiser. I’ll cleanse and moisturise in the morning, and at night, I’ll add a serum between those two steps.

My impression of Lab Series has been positive so far because it feels very evidence-based. When I tried the Lab Series Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser for the first time, I liked how good it smelled. Unlike most face washes, it also cleanses and energises my skin without making it feel dry and tight.

I followed up with the Lab Series Daily Rescue Water Lotion, which feels almost like water, so it absorbed really easily. It smells rather pleasant too, and my skin felt protected after using it.

Then, I applied the Lab Series Daily Rescue Energizing Face Lotion. I love the lotion – it gives my skin that same energised feeling, just like the cleanser. Some moisturisers can leave a greasy finish on the skin, but not this one.

After completing the three-step routine for the first time, my skin felt refreshed, softer, and more supple. Plus, my complexion appeared brighter and less dull. I was excited to continue using these products for the rest of the week.”

Lab Series Daily Rescue range review: Results after 1 week

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“One week later, my skin feels stronger, brighter, and less oily. My face feels softer and more hydrated, and my skin texture is smoother and more refined. Now, I look more energised and less tired. The Lab Series Daily Rescue range has worked very well for my skin type. In fact, they’ve worked better for me than other skincare products I’ve used previously.

The products do not have an overpowering fragrance like most others do. They also leave my skin adequately hydrated, never oily or dry. Overall, I’m happy with this skincare series. It’s a range that I will use and repurchase because it works – it’s so difficult to find anti-ageing products that don’t leave a greasy slick on the skin.”

Lab Series Daily Rescue range review: 10 readers give their honest opinions

Lab Series Daily Rescue range
4.6

Summary

Most of our readers were impressed by how gentle yet effective the Lab Series Daily Rescue products were. Some were particularly fond of the Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser, which deeply cleansed and refreshed their skin without stripping it of essential moisture. A couple of reviewers mentioned that it left their skin feeling energised for hours.

The reviewers also liked how lightweight the Daily Rescue Water Lotion felt on their skin, saying that it absorbed quickly, prepping their skin for the next step. A favourite among a few of our readers, the Daily Rescue Energising Face Lotion gave their skin a moisture boost without creating a greasy afterfeel, which many of them appreciated.

After one week, most of our readers saw hydrated, brighter, more energised skin.

Choon Lim, 30

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation/dark spots, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores
Overall rating: 5/5
Results after 1 week: Skin is significantly softer, smoother, and more refined.

lab series daily rescue range review choon lim

I cleanse my skin daily and started using face moisturiser just last year about once a week at night. To be honest, I had not heard of Lab Series before as I am not someone who is familiar with skincare. After searching online about the brand and learning more about it, it seems like a renowned brand. The product packaging looked classy as well.

One thing I liked about the Lab Series Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser is that the texture feels very smooth. The scent is mild, unlike any other facial cleansers. I liked that it lathered up a little and gave my skin a refreshing feel after rinsing. I’m quite impressed that a small amount of cleanser could provide this sensation. My face felt refreshed and the effect lasted nearly the whole day.

I liked the smell of the Daily Rescue Water Lotion the most and it absorbed immediately into my skin after applying it.

The Lab Series Daily Rescue Energizing Face Lotion is easily the best product among the three. First of all, the packaging is sleek and user-friendly. It dispenses just the right amount of product each time. Plus, the scent is soothing and not too overwhelming. My skin drank it up right away and it didn’t feel oily, which is a huge plus point.

My skin is much more refined now – even my wife noticed it. My face is significantly smoother and softer. Overall, it was a good experience. I was really happy that my wife noticed the difference after I started using these products. I definitely see an improvement in my skin. I will continue to use them and I’m looking forward to seeing even greater improvements in my skin condition.

Lowex, 26

Skin type: Dry
Skin concerns: Dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, acne, acne scars
Overall rating: 2.5/5
Results after 1 week: Skin feels softer and looks brighter.

lab series daily rescue range review lowex

I cleanse, tone, and moisturise my skin daily. I know that Lab Series creates products for men, but they seem a little expensive. I like the gel-like texture of the Lab Series Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser. There’s very little scent as well – the same goes for the Daily Rescue Water Lotion. And the Energizing Face Lotion feels light on the skin.

After using these products, my skin felt softer and more supple. It appeared brighter and less dull too, and I didn’t experience any irritation from the products during the trial.

Tomi, 32

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Hyperpigmentation/dark spots, textured skin, clogged pores, acne scars
Overall rating: 4.5/5
Results after 1 week: Skin texture is smoother, pores look less visible, and skin is less oily.

Before the trial, I would only cleanse my skin thrice a week with a facial foam. What I know about the brand, courtesy of my friends, is that their products are clinically tested and effective.

The Lab Series Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser left my skin refreshed after the first wash, and it rinses off easily. The Daily Rescue Water Lotion helped to prep my skin for the next step. I liked that the Energizing Face Lotion doesn’t feel oily at all. As I sleep in an air-conditioned room, this creates a nice layer that prevents my skin from getting too dry the next morning.

One week later, my skin texture is smoother and more refined. Plus, my pores look less visible and my skin is less oily. These products have worked better for me than other skincare products that I’ve used previously.

Wei Xuan, 32

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation/dark spots, dehydration, blackheads/whiteheads
Overall rating: 5/5
Results after 1 week: Skin appears less dull and tired, and feels more hydrated.

lab series daily rescue range review wei xuan

I use a facial wash, serum, and moisturiser every day, twice a day. I heard that Lab Series is a dedicated skincare brand for men, so I wanted to try it to see how the products compare to others I’ve tried. Knowing that the brand is under the Estée Lauder group, my impression of it is a good one.

The Lab Series Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser has a nice scent – not too strong that it lingers on your skin like other cleansers. My skin felt refreshed and softer after the first wash, and it looked less dull and dry. I like that the Daily Rescue Water Lotion doesn’t sting my skin and leaves it feeling hydrated.

The Energizing Face Lotion doesn’t have a very thick texture, which I appreciate. It gets a thumbs up from me! After one week, my skin appeared less dull and tired. It definitely feels more hydrated now.

I was genuinely surprised with the hydration the Lab Series Daily Rescue range provided. My skin really felt fresher after the simple three-step routine. After trying this range, I have no doubts about the products at all. I’d consider purchasing them when I run out.

Simon, 31

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive
Skin concerns: Hyperpigmentation/dark spots, textured skin, clogged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, acne
Overall rating: 3/5
Results after 1 week: Skin feels hydrated and doesn’t feel dry or tight during the day.

lab series daily rescue range review simon

I use a face wash, toner, and moisturiser at night, and I’ll follow up with a sunscreen during the day. The Lab Series Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser doesn’t produce much foam, which I like. As for the Lab Series Daily Rescue Energizing Face Lotion, I liked its scent but it felt a little greasy.

After one week, my skin felt hydrated and it didn’t feel dry or tight during the day. I didn’t experience any irritation from these products too.

Gim Yong, 32

Skin type: Oily, combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dehydration, clogged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, acne, acne scars
Overall rating: 5/5
Results after 1 week: Skin texture is smoother and more refined. Skin is less oily and looks younger now.

I heard good reviews about Lab Series from a friend, so I was curious to find out how it will work for me. I have been wanting to try dedicated skincare products for men.

The Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser felt light and easy to wash off. My skin felt slightly softer and more hydrated after the first wash. It also has a nice scent. The Lab Series Daily Rescue Water Lotion also has a nice scent that isn’t too strong, and my skin felt a lot more hydrated after using it.

After completing my routine with the Energizing Face Lotion, my skin felt refreshed, smoother, and moisturised. One week later, I noticed that my skin texture was smoother and more refined. My skin is less oily and looks younger now. I also received compliments on my skin from family and friends.

These are very good products and the best I have used thus far.

Evan, 27

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Hyperpigmentation/dark spots, visible/enlarged pores, acne, acne scars
Overall rating: 2.5/5
Results after 1 week: Skin feels hydrated and never feels dry throughout the day.

I use skincare daily – I cleanse, tone, and moisturise at night, and end off with sunscreen when I’m heading out. I have seen Lab Series stores and products in malls and know that the products are tailored for men.

The Lab Series Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser has a very nice scent that’s similar to cologne, which is definitely appealing. The Lab Series Daily Rescue Water Lotion also bears a similar scent. I use two to three drops of it on my cotton pad each time.

I usually apply one to two pumps of the Daily Rescue Energizing Face Lotion. It’s great for men who like convenient skincare products. My skin felt really refreshed after one use. After one week, my skin feels hydrated and it never feels dry throughout the day.

Gilbert, 28

Skin type: Normal, oily, combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, visible/enlarged pores, acne, acne scars, redness/irritation from inflamed acne/blemishes
Overall rating: 5/5
Results after 1 week: The products made my skin brighter and greatly improved my self-confidence. Skin feels hydrated but not greasy.

lab series daily rescue range review gilbert

I usually wash my face, apply toner, and slather on lotion about three to four times a week. My male friends recommended Lab Series to me.

The Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser provided a very refreshing feel and has a pleasant scent. Plus, it helped to control my sebum production too. I noticed improvements as soon as the third day. There are fewer red patches on my face as well, and my skin became smoother.

After using the Lab Series Daily Rescue Water Lotion, my skin became less dry. To my surprise, I saw results from the second day. Overall, I really enjoyed the products, especially the Daily Rescue Energizing Face Lotion. It made my skin brighter and it greatly improved my self-confidence. My skin felt hydrated but not greasy, even after several hours.

Now, I look more energised and less tired. I feel that Lab Series products are suitable for my skin and I will continue using them. It’s never a simple task finding products that suit and repair my skin.

Marcus, 27

Skin type: Dry, sensitive, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, dehydration, blackheads/whiteheads, acne scars, redness/irritation from inflamed blemishes
Overall rating: 5/5
Results after 1 week: Redness and large pores have reduced, and my skin feels stronger and more resilient.

In my previous routine, I would wash my face daily and apply a sleeping mask one to three times a week. I know that Lab Series offers products that are designed specifically for men, and my friend recommended them to me as well.

From the first use, I fell in love with the Lab Series Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser as it doesn’t dry up my skin and has a very nice scent to it. My face didn’t feel dry afterwards. The Daily Rescue Water Lotion feels really light and it helped to hydrate and soothe the redness on my skin.

I also enjoyed the gel-like texture of the Daily Rescue Energizing Face Lotion, which absorbed immediately into my skin without leaving it oily. My skin felt hydrated and looked brighter after the first use.

After one week, my skin felt smoother and more refined. The redness and large pores have reduced, and my skin feels stronger and more resilient. This skincare range has definitely worked better for me than other skincare products I’ve tried in the past.

My favourite product from the trio has to be the cleanser. I had never used a cleanser that didn’t dry my face out, until I tried this. It really makes a difference when you use products that are developed for men.

Winston, 31

Skin type: Oily, combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Clogged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, acne, acne scars
Overall rating: 3.5/5
Results after 1 week: Redness and blemishes were reduced and pores looked less visible. My skin is less oily and congested, with fewer clogged pores.

Before the trial, I would use a face scrub day and night – sometimes in the afternoon too, depending on how oily my skin is. I decided to give the Lab Series Daily Rescue range a try out of curiosity to see if it would be better suited for my skin.

I enjoyed the Lab Series Daily Rescue Gel Cleanser. It removed blackheads and left my skin feeling balanced and less greasy. After using the Daily Rescue Water Lotion and Energising Face Lotion, my skin felt smoother and revitalised. My complexion was soothed and looked calmer, so I looked forward to using these products for the rest of the week.

After one week, my face felt soft and hydrated. Redness and blemishes were reduced and pores looked less visible. Plus, my skin is less oily and congested, with fewer clogged pores. These products have worked better for me than the products I’ve used previously – I have even received compliments from family and friends who saw me during the trial.

Overall, my skin feels stronger and look younger. I would definitely recommend this range to others. Now, I’m curious to see what else the brand has to offer.

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