DR. DENNIS GROSS Alpha Beta Face Peel 30 applications $86 at SEPHORA

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Face it – we’ve all had some kind of skin problem to deal with. Whether it’s acne, wrinkles, sun damage or uneven tone, women and men alike all have issues that need to be addressed. But with the jump in the number of new products now available for guys, it seems that the beauty industry has zoomed in on men’s skin care. Here’s the dirt on the latest products that keep men in mind:

Murad Man is a three-step regimen that improves overall skin health and helps protect your face from harsh environments. What makes this cleansing process unique is the daily two-in-one cleanser (step one) that includes the brand’s patented Beard Softening Complex. It not only helps clean out your pores, but also contains mushroom enzymes to exfoliate the skin and help expose stubborn facial hair so you can get a cleaner shave. The line has also been awarded the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation for their broad-spectrum moisturizer (step three) that contains zinc and vitamin E to help even out your skin tone and prevent sun damage, while giving you protection from UVA and UVB rays.

Getting into specifics-if you’re worried about wrinkles or sun damage, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s Alpha Beta Face Peel, contains ingredients like vitamins A, C and E, as well as green tea extract and retinol in its two-step program. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, firms your skin, improves skin tone and helps soothe irritated skin. Unlike a chemical peel one would get from a doctor, this treatment only takes 10 minutes to complete and can be used daily or sparsely throughout the week. The face peel is also available in travel packets so you can take your daily dose with you to the gym to freshen up your face after a good work out.

If you have dry skin, then you need a product that hydrates and seals in moisture. Men’s-only line Jack Black just released their Epic Moisture Collection, which includes its MP10 Nourishing Oil. This serum, comprised of 10 natural oils including argan oil, plum seed oil and grape seed oil, can be used for your face and hair. Use the product as a lightweight moisturizer, a conditioner for your beard or moustache, or even as a shaving oil. A small amount gets rid of dry, flaky skin without the greasy residue.

Often overlooked, your lips need a little TLC, too. Wearing lip balm containing SPF can help prevent sunburn and windburn, which can cause your lips to dry out or peel. MenScience’s Advance Lip Protection has SPF 30 and is infused with vitamin E and rosemary extract to soothe irritated skin. If you want a little flavor to linger on your lips, try the Jack Back Therapy Lip Balm line. This balm provides SPF 25 coverage and comes in different flavors, such as lemon and chamomile or mint and shea butter. These lip treatments will surely protect your lips from rough environs and are great to take with you when you travel.

Designer Tom Ford has just released skincare line Tom Ford For Men, which will be available in stores this November. The line consists of six skin care products and two grooming products, which range from $40 to $150. The collection was developed based on Tom Ford’s own skin care regimen. If it’s good enough for Tom…

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