The Father’s Day Gift You Will Want To Keep For Yourself

Father’s Day is almost two weeks away so mark calendars for June 16 and call Dad! If your plan includes a thoughtful gift, there is no shortage of options in the ever growing grooming space. None, however, is as impressive as the Limited Edition Men’s Collection from SkinStore. The online retailer’s impeccably curated edit of must-haves caters to every man’s grooming needs. The practical and stylish gift is valued at $250 but you can snag one for only $69 while supplies last. My prediction? You will want one for yourself, too.

The collection includes four full-size products, one deluxe-size item, and a generous sample of one of the most iconic anti-aging serums ever made. All come in a black zippered pouch that stands upright or lies flat comfortably making for an excellent travel companion. Product breakdown below.

The Organic Pharmacy Ultra Light Moisture Gel

This lightweight moisturizer is an excellent option for active, combination or oily skin types. Guys tend to gravitate to formulas that are quickly absorbed and non-greasy and this one checks all the boxes. The soothing Aloe Vera base is infused with hydration restoring Sodium Hyaluronate and antioxidant-rich plant extracts (Green Tea and Calendula), which protects the skin against environmental stress that triggers premature aging. There is a faint herbal aroma with a subtle masculine undertone – nothing aggressive.

Murad Essential C-Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Moment of truth: I haven’t had a Murad experience in A WHILE after certain spot treatment wreaked absolute havoc on my early 20’s skin. This month’s re-introduction couldn’t have gone more smoothly. The creamy formula sinks into the skin within seconds and is shockingly traceless. Its main goal is to offer broad spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays but the added Vitamin C ensures a brighter and more youthful looking complexion over time.

Babor 3D Hydro Gel Eye Pads

There is no shame in my masking game and that includes the area under my eyes. And who’s to say your dad doesn’t ever have a rough night out with one too many cocktails? Or that he’s feeling particularly jet lagged after a trip? An eye mask minimizes signs of fatigue and will help Dad look fresh and rested. A pair of Babor eye pads is infused with soothing Willowherb Extract and skin regenerating Purslane (the same plant Dr. Sturm can’t stop talking about). Store them in the fridge for an extra burst of instantly de-puffing coolness. The bag includes 4 pair.

Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask

Real talk: men mask. There’s even a #menwhomask tag on instagram if you’re looking for inspo. Peter Thomas Roth is the mask master and the Irish Moor formula is definitely among my favorites. The second you open the jar (which is a 50ml deluxe size; the SkinStore site incorrectly lists 150ml), you will notice the lack of any scent.  Upon application, a second surprise – the mask is soft drying. There is no tightening, pulling, cracking, nor flaking off. It also rinses very easily. In just 10 minutes, you can expect your skin to feel decongested, gently exfoliated, and hydrated. Be sure to slather on that Murad SPF after you mask since the formula includes Alpha Hydroxy Acids, which increase the likelihood of sunburn.

Redken Brews Texture Pomade

Not everyone is blessed with effortless looking hair that literally styles itself as it air dries. Most mere mortals need a styling product, unfortunately. The Redken Brews Texture Pomade is a great solution for those with short to medium length hair who seek a matte finish without sacrificing texture nor hold. Best when applied to dry hair, this pomade will help you create any look. Most importantly, you’ll make it last. Two other perks: (1) your hair will never feel crunchy and (2) the product rinses very easily.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

Name a more iconic serum. I’ll wait. The SkinCeuticuals C E Ferulic qualifies as truly legendary. Yes, it smells like hot dog water but this anti-ager consistently delivers remarkable results. The combination of potent antioxidants ensures superb protection against free radical damage and fights a wide range of skin-related issues. Suitable for all ages and skin types, it helps correct uneven tone, texture, loss of firmness, and hyperpigmentation. It’s your non-negotiable morning step that layers under your sunscreen. The bottle is small but the results are impressive enough to get you hooked.

$69 at skinstore.com

1 Comment

  1. Marko
    July 22, 2019 / 5:10 pm

    The hot dog water smell thing with vitamin C serums is so true. Haha. I just couldn’t put it into words or a certain smell.

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