Tamsin Paterson

5 Hydrating Heroes For Him

Just because we live in a desert, doesn’t mean you should have sandpaper skin. These hydrating heroes will sort it out in no time.



Living in the Middle East can wreak havoc on skin, with constant exposure to AC, extreme heat and all that desert air whenever you and the guys jump on your bikes. If your better half is tired of you swiping her moisturing products, why not invest in your own to help improve dry, rough skin and add years to your face. Here are our top picks:

1. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

This hydrating booster is far from ordinary. Using varying molecular weights and three forms of hyaluronic acid (which attracts up to 1 000x its weight in water) to deeply hydrate, it also uses vitamin B5 to enhance surface hydration.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2 Percent P B5

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2. Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Serum

This light, watery serum slides onto skin to prevent hydration loss and restore moisture levels. Supercharged with soothing aloe, cell-supporting ceramides and hyaluronic acid, it’s a dry skin dream.

True Water Deep Serum

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3. Shiseido Men Hydro Master Gel

Proving a moisturiser doesn’t have to be thick to be effective, this lightweight gel is formulated with peony root extract to control sebum, as well as hydro master technology to promote hydration and long-lasting moisture. More than 90% of men tested said it improved extreme dryness.

Men Hydro Master Gel

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4. L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Power 48hr Moisturiser

Infused with fresh mountain water and hyaluronic acid to provide 48 hours of intense hydration, this fast-absorbing gel reinforces the skin’s resistance barrier to prevent water loss. It also transforms into water upon application for a seriously refreshing boost.

L’oreal Paris Men Expert Hydra Power

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5. Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster

If this professional-strength, time-released concentrate can’t diminish dryness, we don’t know what will. Enriched with evening primrose oil, coconut juice, hyaluronic acid and watermelon extract, it protects skin while infusing it with intense moisture.

Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster

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