3 Great Skin Care Products for Dad

the common man shaving creamUnless your man is a total metro or an unrepentant slob, he probably lies somewhere in the messy middle of wanting to take care of his skin, but having no idea how to do it.

My husband is one of those. When I introduce him to skin care products, he loves them. But he'd never search out shaving lotion on his own. Here are three man-care products you can slip into his Father's Day gift bag to help get him cleaned up.

(But I'd recommend the gels and lotions as a supplementary gift in addition to the main event -- unless you want some eye-rolling on his special day.)


The Common Man by Philosophy

Philosophy products are always a lovely splurge, for your man or yourself. For a truly luxurious shave that will calm your man's skin even as he's hacking off his hair, Philosophy's The Common Man shaving cream is hard to beat.

fresh cleansing balm with lemon oil

Fresh Cleansing Balm With Lemon Oil

If you've never stepped into a Fresh store, I highly recommend you do so -- and with your male counterpart. Their simple combinations create lotions, cleansers, and scrubs that aren't overly perfumed, usually with a citrus bent. Men love the understated but clean scents, and this cleansing balm might just get your dude into a daily skin care ritual.

kiehl's ultra facial moisturizer spf 15Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

It's highly unlikely that you can convince the man in your life to add moisturizer and sunscreen to his daily routine, so grab a bottle of Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 to do double-duty. From the family operation gone global, the quality of Kiehl's products is always a step above the rest.


The Common Man ($12) -- Drugstore.com

Fresh Cleansing Balm With Lemon Oil ($38) -- Neiman Marcus

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 15, 2.5 oz ($19) -- Kiehl's


Images (top to bottom): Drugstore.com; Neiman Marcus; Kiehl's

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