Addressing Male Facial Skin Concerns: Clinical Efficacy of a Topical Skincare Treatment Product for Men

J Drugs Dermatol. 2018 Mar 1;17(3):301-306.


The growing male skincare market reflects the increased interest of men in addressing facial aging concerns and maintaining a healthy youthful appearance. Because of differences in skin structure and aging as well as in lifestyle and behavior, male facial skin presents unique challenges that may result in different priorities or treatment strategies compared to female skin. A clinical study was conducted to assess clinical efficacy and tolerability of a topical skincare treatment product that was developed to address several male facial skin concerns related to skin quality, skin aging, and shaving. The treatment product provided significant improvements in all clinical efficacy parameters including overall photodamage, tactile roughness, fine line/wrinkles, and coarse lines/wrinkles. Furthermore, significant improvements in erythema as well as dryness/scaling were observed. Subject self-assessment questionnaires showed that the treatment product was highly rated in both self-perceived efficacy as well as product attributes. Use of skincare treatment products that tackle specific male facial skin concerns could further optimize skin quality and support healthy and youthful looking skin in men. <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(3):301-306.</em></p>.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Adult
  • DNA Damage / drug effects
  • DNA Damage / physiology
  • Erythema / diagnosis
  • Erythema / drug therapy*
  • Face / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin Aging / drug effects*
  • Skin Aging / pathology
  • Skin Care / methods*
  • Skin Cream / administration & dosage*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Treatment Outcome