"Help change the face of men's health! "
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health."
By encouraging men to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Using the moustache as the driving symbol of the movement, Movember focuses on the three key areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health & suicide prevention. Since inception, the Movember Foundation has raised $837 million and funded over 1,200 projects in more than 20 countries.
Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States. As of 2011, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation.
Whether you are growing your facial hair in honor of Movember or not, skincare should not be an afterthought! Those with facial hair have to worry more about acne and dandruff underneath the hair follicles. Not to mention, with the added facial hair and build up it is more difficult to reach all areas of your face that need a little product help!
Rest assured - we've got you covered! We've narrowed down our favourite products for our facial-haired friends so that you don't have to this Movember.
Are you or your loved one still using bars of soap on your face and beard? You’re most likely over-stripping these areas, leaving skin dry, itchy, and flaky. The skin on your face is relatively thin compared to the rest of your body - and this goes without saying - leave body products for the BODY!
Exfolactic Cleanser from 111SKIN
The gentle exfoliating non-foaming cleanser was developed to deep clean, while being non-irritating on the skin. The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory rosemary base will calm the skin, as well as being key for treating blemishes and impurities. Perfect for daily use on blemished skin, or as an alternate with another cleanser as a regular exfoliator. After use, the skin will be brighter, clearer and smoother in appearance. This cleanser is a great choice for those with facial hair as it is fluid enough to work into the hard to reach spots and will work to slough away and difficult debris and dead skin build-up.
Gentle Cleanser from intraceuticals
A gentle non-irritating gel cleanser designed for sensitive, dry or dehydrated skin. Gentle vegetable-based cleansing agents are formulated with skin soothing botanicals to help support the skin’s healthy barrier function.
This cleanser is a perfect choice for our facial haired friends with sensitive skin and excess oils!
Everyone needs to exfoliate, especially if your skin has larger pores and is prone to being thicker and more textured. On average, men typically have thicker and more textured skin. By adding a beard or mustache into the mix, excess oils, dirt, debris, and dead skin will build up and get trapped in facial hair. Removal of these unwanted friends is as easy as 1,2,3 with the help of a good exfoliator that suites your needs. You can do this with a manual scrub that contains gentle gritty particles that will physically slough away dead skin cells, or with a chemical exfoliator that uses acids to break apart the bonds that hold onto these dead skin cells. Either way, your skin will be resurfaced making it softer and cleaner with diminished fine lines and wrinkles.
Volcanic Exfoliator from BIOEFFECT
A clarifying facial exfoliator containing actual micro-crystalline lava particles and ground apricot seeds that remove dead skin and impurities manually, leaving the skin soft and smooth. This will allow you to really feel the dirt and dead skin cells being removed. Ahh... so satisfying. A must-have for all manual exfoliation lovers!
Clinical Exfoliator from 111SKIN
This enzymatic exfoliator is powerful but gentle on the skin. Utilizing a blend of AHA acids, anti blemish agents and calming ingredients, this exfoliator will slough away dead skin, retexturize, refine and smooth complexion, while clearing imperfections.
A powerful but gentle exfoliator used to refine, smooth and clarify the complexion. This product was designed to deliver acids into the skin in a sophisticated way. The Clinical Exfoliator combines an effective blend of AHA acids to retexture with a calming botanic blend that reduces irritation. The exfoliator can be layered underneath a usual skincare routine or used alone. The result is a soft, retextured, debris-free complexion.
An essence is a hydrating and soothing substance with a liquidy texture, although it’s a lot more substantial than water or toner. Traditionally, essences are more lightweight and have fewer concentrated ingredients than your typical serum. They are meant to deliver highly hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and natural plant extracts, to deeply nourish and moisturize skin. Essences will help the serums and moisturizer you use afterwards to absorb into the skin better. Essences are great for our facial-haired friends because of their consistency. They can get into all of those hard to treat places and ensure everything that follows can have its full effect.
EGF Essence from BIOEFFECT
An essence is often referred to as a miracle water and this EGF Essence will not disappoint. The hydrating formula of pure, soft, lava-filtered Icelandic Water is designed to prepare the skin to receive our potent Barley EGF serums and creams. This lightweight facial essence penetrates quickly delivering Glycerin to the skin, pulling in moisture, and creating a hydrated environment that boosts the absorption and results of our Barley EGF. It is truly a multi-faceted beauty solution, bringing together the best of a hydrating toner, nourishing beauty water and essence treatment for moisturized, healthy-, and younger-looking skin.
Antioxidant Energizing Essence from 111SKIN
The Energizing Essence delivers fast-acting antioxidant properties, whilst prepping and priming the skin for better absorption of your 111SKIN routine.
The Antioxidant Energizing Essence is a lightweight, water-like product that enriches the skin with NAC Y2 and a blend of soothing botanical extracts. Use directly after cleansing as a skincare primer and follow with your regular 111SKIN routine. The Essence will provide immediate hydration, soothing and revitalization for refreshed and reinvigorated skin.
Serums are highly-concentrated formulas designed to be fast-absorbed by the skin, which gives serum its light, gel-cream texture, and in order for the key ingredients to penetrate the skin’s surface. Even in small doses, serums can deliver a wide range of benefits to the skin. They can help to reduce the signs of aging, such as the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as improving overall complexion for radiant, healthy-looking skin. They’re fast-absorbed, so you’re likely to see results more quickly than you would if you were just using cleanser and moisturizer alone.
Y Theorem Repair Light Serum NAC Y2
A lightweight, perfect for men, alternative to the Y Theorem Repair Serum, this serum packs all the punch of the original formula but with a lighter, water- like texture. Added brightening agents help target discolouration and pigmentation. This serum is ideal for humid environments, and excellent for post-acne scarring. This Light Serum supports the optimal environment for collagen production, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its light formulation moisturizes skin without feeling heavy, and added brightening agents also help to target pigmentation. Containing NAC Y2, the formula provides skin with the optimum conditions for enhanced collagen and hyaluronic acid production.
RETOUCH by intraceuticals
A phenomenal way for men to target all of their concerns with products that really work for them! These lightweight perfecting peptide serums work to target a variety of concerns, from under eyes to those stubborn elevens between the brows!
Hydration is key to healthy skin. All the steps above help to prep your skin for this final absorption of moisture. Think of it as a thin barrier against pollution, UV rays, wind, debris, and other elements. Whether you have normal/combination skin, oily skin, dehydrated skin, or want built-in sun protection, there’s a moisturizer for you.
Hydrating Cream from BIOEFFECT
A long-lasting, oil-free hydrating moisturizer that boosts moisture levels in the skin up to 35% in just 2 applications and lasts for over 12 hours. From the land of magnificent waterfalls comes Iceland’s take on the water cream: a high-performance, antioxidant moisturizer that combines pure, gentle Icelandic Water, Barley EGF, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E for a powerful rush of nourishing moisture that leaves skin smooth, plump, and hydrated. This facial moisturizer is for day or night use and a great addition to the BIOEFFECT skincare routine. Use on its own or layer on top of BIOEFFECT serums for added hydration and nourishment. This luxury moisturizer meets the clean beauty standard, with only 16 pure, safe ingredients. A fantastic choice for men because of its lightweight texture and oil-free formula!
Y Theorem Day Cream Light NAC Y2 from 111SKIN
Lighter than the Y Theorem Day Cream , but with all the benefits, the Y Theorem Day Cream Light works to infuse the skin with potent active ingredients whilst leaving a light, protective barrier to shield the skin from harmful aggressors.
The Y Theorem Day Cream is lightweight and hydrating. Good for oilier skin types or those in humid climates. The vitamin, antioxidant, and Hyaluronic Acid infused formula strengthens, plumps, and revitalizes the complexion while keeping the skin hydrated and nourished.
Masks are a great way for anyone, facial hair or not, to boost their skincare routines and get a nice dose of TLC. However, sheet masks are not the best team players when it comes to layering overtop of facial hair. That's why 111SKIN has developed a phenomenal solution to this masking dilemma and recently launched Liquid Masks.
Liquid Masking from 111SKIN
Designed to target a range of skincare concerns, these transformative liquid masks have been tried, tested and are adored by many. Each mask with its own unique purpose, providing the skin with a multitude of benefits such as nourishing, clarifying, hydrating, lifting, and brightening. These liquid masks are perfect for layering on top of facial hair as its liquid formula can go past any facial hair and target the skin beneath. It's time for men to get their mask on!
Facial hair might get the most attention this month, but it’s guaranteed that people will be looking at faces year-round. Just because the focus is on internal health this month doesn't mean we cant spend a little time caring for the external!
Click the link below to see how you can contribute to Movember causes this year!