Male skin and ingredients relevant to male skin care

Br J Dermatol. 2012 Mar;166 Suppl 1:13-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2011.10784.x.

Abstract

Male skin care needs are heavily influenced by the need to remove facial hair on a regular basis. Facial skin issues associated with poor hair removal approaches are common and include razor burn and irritation. This paper evaluates current research on shaving technology and how careful ingredient selection can contribute to male skin health. The importance of maintaining hair softness during the shave and restoring facial hydration post-shave is discussed. Data are presented on how post-shave moisturizers containing glycerine and emollients can create an environment for improved barrier function which can be further improved by incorporating specific ingredients such as niacinamide.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Dermatitis, Irritant / prevention & control
  • Dermatologic Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Drug Combinations
  • Emollients / administration & dosage
  • Gels
  • Glycerol / administration & dosage
  • Hair / drug effects
  • Hair / ultrastructure
  • Hair Preparations / administration & dosage*
  • Hair Removal / instrumentation
  • Hair Removal / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
  • Middle Aged
  • Niacinamide / administration & dosage
  • Skin / drug effects
  • Skin Care / methods*
  • Vitamin B Complex / administration & dosage
  • Water Loss, Insensible
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Dermatologic Agents
  • Drug Combinations
  • Emollients
  • Gels
  • Hair Preparations
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Niacinamide
  • Glycerol