Most of us men have heard it from a friend or two, or perhaps a colleague at work in passing the importance of skincare, but have never bothered to develop a regime to look after one’s skin. Many more of us have heard the messages from skincare professionals and dermatologists alike yet still shy away from it; using excuses like ‘I don’t have time for it’ or that ‘I don’t really need to do it’.  Regardless of what you think, skincare does matter. So we’ve teamed up with GentSac to put together the ultimate skincare kit featuring a curated collection of our favourite products that will leave your face feeling fresher than ever.

The Face Wash | Lucky Tiger Face Wash

With all of the air pollution and toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis, a good quality men’s face wash is an absolute must-have. Lucky Tigers daily face wash is the answer to all your prayers. Formulated with a selection of natural botanicals such as Aloe Vera to refresh the skin, Jojoba to nourish and soften the skin, cucumber for skin cell growth and repair, as well as Borage Oil for moisture retention. Like many others on this list, the product not only feels beautiful to use but looks it as well. The Lucky Tiger packaging pays homage to its heritage and is a fantastic addition to your skincare line-up. RRP $35.00

The Moisturiser | FIT Skincare Moisturising Ultra Serum

When it comes to skincare, the easiest first step a man can make is investing in a quality moisturiser. When regularly applied, it will, over time, lessen the appearance of wrinkles and stop them from settling in, making sure you look more like a brand new pair of John Lobb’s rather than a 10-year-old pair of RM Williams. This moisturiser may be on the more expensive side, but the quality of ingredients is second to none. With a list of active ingredients longer than your Christmas wish list, the FIT Skincare Moisturising Ultra Serum promotes cell renewal, improves skin elasticity, tones, protects and refreshes skin. It’s a great all-in-one for the fast-paced gentleman. If the product alone doesn’t sell you, it’s space agedat packaging will. RRP. $75.00

The Toner | Triumph & Disaster Logic Toner

 An often overlooked, yet incredibly important addition to any skincare routine is a toning lotion. When searching for a toner, it is probably best to avoid any that contain alcohol as it tends to do more harm than good (on your skin and in your liver!). That is why we are big fans of one of the latest additions to the Triumph and Disaster lineup: The Logic Toner. As the name implies, this toning lotion is a natural and effective way to treat your skin. Harnessing the botanical power of witch hazel, it will leave your skin feeling clean and taut like a tiger. RRP $45.00

 The Scrub | Hunter Lab Cleansing Facial Scrub 

Another overlooked product for men’s skincare is the facial scrub. We find that the best facial scrubs tend to utilise natural abrasives (avoid microbeads at all costs) as these are the safest way to clean away dirt and dead skin. After searching far and wide, we settled on this 2-in-1 cleanser and exfoliant from Hunter Lab. It is carefully crafted with three key botanical extracts. The first being macrobiotic sea minerals from Bladderwrack (a fancy name for seaweed) which helps reduce skin aging, fights inflammation and helps improve skin elasticity with its free radical-fighting Phlorotannin antioxidants. The second being Violet Leaf Extract, which possesses strong anti-oxidative properties and is highly effective at treating skin conditions such as Acne, Psoriasis, skin ruptures and other ailments. Lastly, we have Passion Flower Extract. Rich in A, B and C vitamins, this extract helps soften and moisturise the skin, it also has potent anti-inflammatory effects, preventing redness and irritation. RRP $39.00

The All-In-One | V76 4-in-1 Cleansing Foam

Whether you’re a regular traveller a lover of multifunctionality or your run-of-the-mill gym junkie, the V76 4-in-1 cleanser is a must-have. This multi-tasking gel works wonders and functions beautifully as a shave cream, facial cleanser, shampoo and body wash—all wrapped up in a 100ML cylinder of practical goodness. It’s also TSA approved, which makes it the ultimate air travel companion. RRP $40