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Add this to your list of new year’s resolution: Buy more moisturiser.

No, not for yourself, but for the man in your life.

A recent survey from Mintel, a market research company, found that 58% of men ages between 18 and 24 and 63% of men ages between 25 and 34 indicated that they regularly use a facial moisturising product. Men are definitely more into skincare than ever, growing 20% in 2012. Many products that were never marketed to men in the past are also making their way to the men’s department. This includes the eye cream and serums.

But we digress.

We were supposed to look into the reason why your moisturiser is disappearing faster than usual. Well, according to another survey, the moisturisers that your beau has been using may not belong to him – they’re yours.

This is why we’re asking you to buy more moisturiser – those from men’s grooming brands. Then tell him sweetly, “Darling, look who’s got a jar of new moisturiser just for himself?”

Trust us, he’ll be grateful.

Keith’s moisturiser tips and recommendations:

It’s scientifically-proven that men have thicker skin than women. Our skin is also oilier and more prone to problems like enlarged pores.  Because our skin is different, we need a different moisturiser from women. Here are 3 moisturisers that I have tried and prefer.

Biotherm Homme Force Supreme Gel Reactivating Anti-Aging Care

This anti-ageing care gel smells good and looks good too. I use it as a night moisturiser to work on my skin while I’m asleep. It’s good to start young with anti-ageing products to maintain your youthfulness. Recommended to start when you are nearing your 30s.

Read his Biotherm Homme Force Supreme review.


Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Hydration Oil-Free 24-Hour Moisture Gel For Men

Shiny skin has been quite a problem for me, especially before I started on a proper skincare regime. If you want to avoid having shiny skin, this should work out very well for you. I use it as a morning moisturiser to maintain matte-looking skin throughout the day.


L’Oreal Paris Hydra Energetic Turbo Booster

Another morning moisturiser to perk you up – especially when you are not a morning person. This day moisturiser gives you the fresh, minty and energetic boost you need to feel recharged.

It can be addictive to just apply for fun and feel the cooling menthol freshness on your skin.