Yet when it comes to skincare, the term “energizing” can raise an eyebrow. Such was the case when I first received a sample of NUXE MEN's Moisturizing Multi-Purpose Gel. While NUXE is a high-class brand, I still couldn’t help but be a little skeptical of its “energizing” claim. A quick application, though, and I began to understand. The gel contains rare extracts like phellodendron and hornbeam that not only moisturize but also provide a slight tingle and cooling sensation. Plus, it has a mattifying finish that’s perfect for guys like me who are vehemently anti-shine.
While I wasn’t exactly ready to run a marathon, my skin definitely felt a little more alert than it did 5 minutes prior. And at this point, when it takes two Venti coffees just to get me through the workday, what more can I ask for from a moisturizer?