It gives moisturisation and provides protection to men's faces.
Whether it is for dry skin or SPF protection, moisturisers are a product that every Desi man should have to keep their skin in a healthy state.
Daily moisturising is vital for healthy skin. The human skin is the body’s largest organ and requires regular attention to stay young.
Moisturising is something which benefits the skin in many ways. It keeps the skin hydrated as well protecting it throughout the day.
It is also a market where skin care products have been aimed at mostly women in the past.
However, over the past several years, the attention has turned to men.
Now there are a wide variety of moisturisers which are especially for Desi men’s skin and have different benefits.
So whether you want to tackle shine, have dry skin or are prone to redness, here are the best moisturisers for Desi men to try.
Nivea Men Dark Spot Reduction Moisturiser SPF 30
Price – £2.09 (Rs. 199)
Nivea is a leading skincare brand and also focus on men’s skincare and grooming products.
Nivea men dark spot moisturiser has multiple benefits when applied. The main one is reducing dark spots.
This men’s moisturiser lightens the dark spots which are left by the pimples and acne on men’s skin.
Shaving is another cause of dark spots.
It also has the benefit of SPF 30. Once this moisturiser is applied, you may not need a separate sunscreen application.
This Nivea moisturiser has a light texture which guarantees smoother skin and less dark spots.
Natio Men SPF 30+ Face Moisturiser
Price – £23.60 (Rs. 2,250)
Natio is a well-known Australian brand which has recently expanded to India, meaning it is widely accessible by Desi men.
This particular moisturiser is for men who are looking for a cream with an SPF higher than 15.
It is a men’s moisturiser which is made with pure aromatic and essential oils which tones the skin.
It also has a fresh scent and is a moisturiser which provides high protection while also being quite a light cream.
The broad spectrum of protection from UVA and UVB sun rays ensures total protection from potential sunburn and wrinkle formation.
Natio provides a versatile men’s moisturiser which acts as an effective sunscreen as well as a cream which keeps the skin looking hydrated.
Garnier Men White Fairness
Price – £1.99 (Rs. 190)
This moisturiser is for those who want a product that ensures skin whitening in a lightweight moisturiser.
It hydrates the skin while also protecting the face from getting darker, especially in South Asian countries.
Garnier White Fairness has SPF 15 which is sufficient for daily use.
Although it is lower than the SPF on other moisturisers, it is beneficial in reducing and shielding skin from sun damage.
It protects the uppermost skin layers which are the most prone to damage from the sun.
The protection is quick, especially as the moisturiser blends fast when applied.
This moisturiser is enriched with lemon extract, making for a fresh, citrus scent.
Garnier White Fairness is one which must be used if you want to prevent darkening skin.
L’Oreal Men Expert White Active Fluid
Price – £9.10 (Rs. 875)
This L’Oreal moisturiser is one which does multiple things effectively.
It gives moisturisation and provides protection to men’s faces.
L’Oreal White Active has SPF 20 which means that there is sufficient protection from sunburn.
The moisturiser has an active defence system which means it aids in reinforcing the skin’s natural resistance against daily environmental damage and pollutants.
There are two active ingredients in L’Oreal White Active which fight against melanin.
Melanin is produced and makes the skin appear darker, L’Oreal White Active minimises that.
A moisturiser which is light, non-sticky and non-greasy make it one to try as it is suitable for men who want a cream with several benefits.
Olay White Radiance Intensive Day Cream
Price – £9.40 (Rs. 899)
This moisturiser from Olay is mainly focused on making the skin lighter.
It is a cream which can be used throughout the day.
Ingredients include Vitamin B3, Pro Vitamin B5 and Hesperidin which help achieve lighter skin.
The added benefit is that it offers SPF 24 protection meaning that it lightens skin and protects it against harmful UV rays.
When applied, it absorbs through the skin and in the process reduces dark spots and brightens the face, revealing a glowing complexion.
The light cream means that it will not leave the face greasy after application.
For those who want lighter skin, Olay White Radiance is one to try as that is its main function.
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturiser
Price – £4.10 (Rs. 399)
It is an oil-free moisturiser that is for everyone, especially those with oily skin as this cream will not make the face appear oily.
Men will find it useful during hot weather because the moisturiser is oil-free, it provides a matte finish.
Excess oil is eliminated as the Neutrogena Oil-Free moisturiser quickly absorbs through the skin.
An SPF 15 ensures that skin is protected daily.
Men who are prone to acne can try it as the dermatologist tested formula reduces blackheads from appearing.
It is a reasonably priced moisturiser which prioritises the reduction of excess oil, meaning it is especially suitable for men with oily skin.
Nivea Men Whitening 10X Oil Control
Price – £1.99 (Rs. 190)
This moisturiser is for Desi men who want a combination of sun protection with skin fairness.
It is a non-greasy cream which ensures skin does not appear oily especially during hot weather.
The 10X power means that skin will lighten with regular use and it provides oil control, meaning that men of all skin types can use it.
Its formula is light and controls acne-causing bacteria, meaning that the cream prevents spots from appearing.
This inexpensive moisturiser is for Desi men who want to have fairer skin while also being protected from the sun.
The fact that Nivea Men Whitening 10X Oil Control has sun protection means that users will not need to buy sunscreen.
Biotique Bio Carrot Ultra Soothing
Price – £2.30 (Rs. 220)
This is a sunscreen which acts as an effective moisturiser and is suitable for all skin types.
The SPF 40 means that users will be protected from UV rays.
It is also a moisturiser as it targets Desi men who have dry skin. Biotique heals the dry skin and leaves it hydrated.
Although it is a rich cream, it does not leave any white cast as it absorbs quickly into the skin.
Biotique is blended with pure carrot oil, extracts of carrot seed and quince seed.
It also contains aloe vera, ensuring smooth and moisturised skin.
Biotique is an essential moisturiser for Desi men who want to prevent dry skin.
Kaya Whitening Moisturiser
Price – £7.80 (Rs. 750)
This is a unique blend of actives which is for all skin types.
It is a cream for men who have sensitive skin can try.
Kaya Whitening provides skin whitening for men as it lightens dark spots and marks, making the skin appear fairer.
When applied and evenly spread, it does not make the skin greasy.
Kaya Whitening has a light texture which makes the skin soft and smooth.
Its texture also ensures that skin does not become irritating to those that use it.
Kaya Whitening is a cream suitable for men who have sensitive skin and want to get rid of dark marks.
Lab Series Daily Moisture Defence
Price – £40 (Rs. 3,811)
This is a light textured face lotion infused with protective antioxidants which protect against UVA and UVB sun rays.
Its light texture means that it will not look greasy once applied, ensuring a matte finish.
The antioxidants also help guard any signs of ageing.
Lab Series moisturiser has an advanced hydrating formula which ensures that skin is hydrated all day.
One of the benefits is that the cream is fragrance-free and suitable for all skin types.
The downside to this highly effective cream is that it is expensive. At £40 it is the most expensive moisturiser on the list.
These moisturisers provide a range of different benefits for all skin types.
They contain a variety of ingredients targeted at a variety of things.
Some focus on reducing dark spots, whereas some reduce the effects of dry skin.
Most of the sample have sun protection, which means that a lot of these moisturisers have multiple functions.
There are many more moisturisers which have different functions specifically for Desi men.