As View the Vibe’s in-house fashion and beauty addict with a Y chromosome, it only made sense that Philip start his own column devoted exclusively to grooming products for gents. Philip’s Pick features all the best items for men who believe putting in the effort to look and feel great (both inside and out) is not just for the ladies. Our boy also tests all the products himself, which is probably why he looks so great all the time… right?
Any man who doesn’t want to look like Mickey Rourke by the time they’re 45 should consider moisturizing, protecting skin against the sun, and avoiding wrinkles on a daily basis. While often written off as female concerns, the modern gentleman needs to incorporate these preventative measures into his grooming routine. However, as busy people who often wake up a little too late and are consequently forgetful in the morning, it can be hard to cover all the bases. That’s why I’m obsessed with Dermalogica Canada’s Daily Defense Cream.
Dermalogica Canada’s Daily Defense Cream is your one-stop-shop for protecting your face against the elements, healing damage already done to it, moisturizing, and avoiding shaving irritation. After you’ve washed your face and shaved, simply apply the cream to your face, ears and neck. You’ll want to do all three areas as Daily Defense has UV Smart Booster Technology to help protect against sun-related damage and aging. The cream is way lighter than most types of sunblock, isn’t greasy, contains no artificial fragrance or colour, and goes on clear and matte so you don’t have to worry about shininess. Win? Win.
Besides protecting your skin against the sun’s death rays, Daily Defense Cream uses wheat germ, grape seed, and Vitamin E to help condition and promote skin recovery while avoiding dryness. Basically, this means less in-grown hairs and wrinkles.
While I still recommend using a complementary moisturizer, the Dermalogica Canada Daily Defense Cream is pretty much all you need to maintain balanced, healthy skin that is protected against whatever your day throws at you. Oh yeah, and you’ll stay looking younger. Double win.
Dermalogica’s Daily Defense Cream is available online for $47.50.
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