Seek specialty ingredients with proven results
If you’re ready to commit to spending more to take care of your best asset, make sure you know what you’re buying. Every formula is different. Taun’s Facial Repair Formula contains Retinol to help firm up and rejuvenate skin. Clark’s Smoothing Marine Cream has marine algae extracts to soften skin. SK-II’s Essential Power Moisturizing Cream uses pitera, a blend of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals to rejuvenate skin. Consider what you want from a product, do your research, and read reviews. (Birchbox Man can help too—just tweet us with questions)
Look for multitaskers
Locate a product that tackles numerous objectives, and you won’t regret it like you might, say, a $100 bar tab. Mèreadesso® All-In-One Moisturizer works as each of the following: a moisturizer, serum (this does the deep cleaning and healing), primer (in the event you use any sunscreen, or acne medication), day cream, night cream, and eye cream. It calms after shaving, decreases redness, tightens and tones, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Having one top-shelf product that does a multitude of things means you save money on a slew of other products.
Make it last
When you have a more expensive specialty product, dab it—don’t slather it. You’ll want to deploy a minimal amount where and when you need it most. While a sturdy product with SPF is crucial in the morning, nighttime is the perfect opportunity to deploy more luxe products that benefit from being undisturbed by the elements.