Father’s Day may be one of the hardest holidays to shop for. Hear us out: Your dad, your husband, and the other dads in your life may not always be the most vocal about what they want. When it comes to anything outside of the toys and gadgets that you probably already gifted them, it’s difficult to figure out what kinds of treats to shower them with. You can’t settle on luxury socks every year — plus, is he even wearing real shoes much these days as he works from home?
That’s where we come in, with recommendations for men’s skin care and grooming products that the dads in your life will actually use and love. These unfussy, affordable beauty products (so he can re-up when the time comes) will allow your favorite dads to create the self-care moments they deserve. Check out ten of our top picks, below.
We know applying face serum every day could seem like another step in his skin care routine — and one that dad won’t bother to do — but if he cares about his complexion this product is a must. It’s easy to use, absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a sticky or tacky feel on the skin.
What it does is instantly deliver intense hydration and a dewy glow (yes, dads like to glow too) and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
Now that we’ve introduced dad to the world of serum, it may be safe to add another step to his routine: an eye serum. This serum will help depuff and brighten the eye area and is just as easy to use as facial serum.
In fact, it comes with a triple roller applicator that he can use to massage the contours of his eye area. Every morning and evening, he can take a few minutes to indulge in some self-care that will result in younger-looking eyes over time.
Of course we had to throw in a serum that dad can use before bed every night. This lightweight serum comes in an air-tight metal tube to maximize the potency of the vitamin C — an antioxidant proven to neutralize free radicals that age the skin. It’s a go-to for brightening and improving uneven skin tone. All he has to do is layer it on before his moisturizer and he’s good to go.
A glowing tan isn’t only on mom’s wishlist and dad shouldn’t be baking out in the dangerous UV rays to get one either. Using this tanning facial mist is easier than subscribing to yet another streaming service. All he needs is a cotton pad and a few minutes, and he can have that straight-from-vacation glow in just hours.
Editor’s tip: We don’t want dad with a tan face and a pale body, so add the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Glow Daily Moisturizer Natural Skin Tone Enhancer to his gift box. It’s a body moisturizer that adds natural-looking radiance to the skin so all he has to do is lotion up with it every day and he’s all set.
A healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair, and if your favorite dad cares deeply about his hairline then he’ll appreciate a complete hair wardrobe. Add this scalp scrub to his. Formulated with menthol and apricot seed, it exfoliates the scalp to cleanse it of excess oils, dirt, flakes and dandruff.
The bonus: The smell reminds you of a luxury spa, so dad can sniff it to get a zen feeling every time the kids ask for money.
For those days when he feels like his hair needs some extra TLC, this protein treatment for all hair types will deliver. It can be used as a hair mask, a co-wash treatment or a leave-in conditioner before styling. It has a luscious, sweet smell and a lightweight formula that won’t leave the hair greasy or stiff.
L’Oréal Paris One Twist Men Expert One-Twist Hair Color
When it comes to the best hair color for men we all know that our hair color kits work perfectly fine, but let's be real, dad likes to see himself reflected on the box. So gift him this mess-free hair color made just for him.
The ammonia-free hair dye works in just five minutes and offers natural-looking coverage for six weeks. Just twist, shake and apply — blending his grays is easier and less time-consuming than trying to find the perfect gift for mom.
Maintaining colored hair will certainly feel like a task for dad if using a serum is a new step for his grooming routine. Luckily, this at-home hair gloss makes it easy to boost his hair color and add shine to his strands.
There’s no mixing, no gloves and no hefty salon price tag. You simply apply it to wet hair and let it work its magic for approximately five to 15 minutes. It took him longer to activate that ready-to-use shower speaker you got him last year so this should be a cinch.
L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Conditioner
Open up dad’s world to hair care that treats his tresses with the highest regard and give him a hydrating shampoo and conditioner duo that go above and beyond the norm. Both products are formulated with hyaluronic acid (yes, for hair!) and gently cleanses, hydrates and replumps dry and dehydrated strands for bouncier, softer hair.
They both smell so sweet and intoxicating, he may actually stop using your favorite L’Oreal Paris hair care products — we can’t make any promises though.
Written by: Shalwah Evans, Photo Design: Crystal Simone
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