One of the most popular skincare questions by my male readers is some variation of “How can I get efficient, organic, cruelty-free skincare that feels really light on my skin?”
And there is one trusted brand that the casa BEAUTYCALYPSE men swear by.
Skincare for Men:
I do not know one single man to love the feeling of skin pampered and treated with oils, masks, serums. Yes, gentlemen prefer results – but most textures leading to those results are “too sticky!” or “too oily!” or “too heavily scented!”, always some sort of highly emotionally articulated “too much”.
And thus, most cosmetic brands focus on particularly lightweight or gel-like textures with same-ish fresh, oceanic smell. There is nothing wrong with that, either. However, this is rather a route for conventional skincare brands. Organic skincare has its own tendencies and trends.
If you are looking for men-friendly textures and potent formulas, you’ll have to stick to skincare brands “with labs”, meaning, those with more exquisite ingredients and more complex solutions. If you want such a brand to be an ethical one and to offer a multitude of multiple-award-winning products for different skin problems, all signposts point to a particular German pioneer brand that keeps reinventing itself: Santaverde.
Age Perfect By Santaverde:
Blur the Lines!
If you look at skincare brands and products shown here on BEAUTYCALYPSE, you’ll discover two things:
1) a certain brand loyalty, meaning we don’t pick new brands just for the sake of novelty, and
2) you’ll see that the vast majority of all skincare products are actually unisex products. My Organic Skincare for Men recomMENdations series is simply here to further highlight particular products and to help men interested in organic, clean skincare better navigate the overabundance of brands.
If you – or your man – are looking for a potent skincare that’s vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, clean, genuinely natural, and looks sleek and modern on the bathroom shelf, there are two Santaverde products from the anti-oxidant-rich xingu line that fit the bill perfectly: xingu age perfect serum and xingu age perfect eye cream.
Both products have a very gentle, non-sticky texture that absorbs well and leaves the skin refreshed and toned (serum) or hydrated and smoothed (eye cream).
As always on BEAUTYCALYPSE, the product suggestions are not sponsored.
XINGU AGE PERFECT SERUM
Packed with antioxidative actives such as cashew fruit extract and based on aloe leaf juice, enriched with hyaluronic acid and restorative extracts of paracress, brazil nuts and cupuacu, the serum is intensely hydrating, refreshing and softens the skin from the first application. If you wake up with a tired, grey face; if your skin shows light damage and expresion lines – this is the skin saviour you need.
The texture is light, gel-like, with its delicious pale orange tint coming from the plant extracts and no colourants at all. There is also a very faint, mildly sweet natural fragrance (a blend of essential oils) added, but it evaporates quickly and doesn’t mess with your cologne. The serum is pricey but will last you easily for a year, depending on how much product you need. And because the airtight packaging shows how much content is left, nasty skincare thief ninjas will be exposed! 😉
30 ml, 93€. Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Anacardium Occidentale Extract*, Alcohol*, Betaine, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter*, Ectoin, Solanum Lycopersicum Fruit Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Coco-Glucoside, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Phytate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glucose, Xanthan Gum, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Silver Sulfate, Parfum**, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol. / * Certified organic ** Natural essential oils
XINGU AGE PERFECT EYE CREAM
The texture is described as “rich”, but it’s actually not oily and, unlike many a rich eye cream, doesn’t slip into the eye or cause you sight problems.
If your eye contour starts to show lines and dryness, this is the perfect formula. Enriched with antioxidants and potent herbal extracts, soft and comforting on the skin.
Apply in a circular movement that goes inward under the eye and outward on the upper lid, and don’t rub for the skin will soak up this light yet nourishing texture in no time. The eye contour looks brighter, fresher, tighter. Don’t let the product description of “light-reflective pigments” confuse or scare you off – it’s just a tiny amount of mica, which is absolutely undetectable. And since mica is not a pigment – all it can do is add luminosity – , it’s definitely NOT make-up and all you perceive upon application is brighter, healthier, fresher looking skin and eyes that look more awake.
10 ml, 46€. Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Anacardium Occidentale Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract*, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil*, Cetearyl Olivate, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil*, Sodium Lactate, Mica, Sorbitan Olivate, Myristyl Alcohol, Tricaprylin, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Alcohol*, Olive Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter*, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Solanum Lycopersicum Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Maltodextrin, Sodium Levulinate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Levulinic Acid, P-Anisic Acid, Glycerin, Silver Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Silica, CI 77891, Parfum**, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin. / * Certified organic ** Natural essential oils