male skin tips for date night

Skin tips for date night: from the guys at Dermalogica®


  • mens skin care tips

Gents, surprise your other half by prepping your skin for date.

We have 4 easy steps to get you started:




Use Special Cleansing Gel as your quick-go-to cleanser/shave medium. The lubricating properties of Quilla Saponaria, a naturally-foaming plant extract, makes Special Cleansing Gel a great shaving cream alternative. Lavender – known for its antiseptic properties – helps to soothe and purify the skin to prevent nasty ingrown hairs and painful inflammation caused by acne-causing bacteria brought on by shaving.




We know that Vitamin C is great for our insides, but were you aware that is can be a confidence-boosting skin-brightening agent? In Biolumin-C Serum, we’ve developed an ultra-stable form of Vitamin C consisting of Ascorbyl Methylsilanol Pectinate and Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate. Vitamin C is known as the skin care powerhouse. Topical Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants available – and it lives up to the hype, effectively tackling the primary causes of premature ageing to give you brighter, firmer skin.

Here is a breakdown of what a daily dose of Vitamin C can do for your skin:



Over time, intrinsic (natural) and extrinsic (environmental) factors cause structural changes in the skin, leading to uneven pigmentation. From UV-induced “age spots” to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (from shaving or acne), dark spots are no match for Vitamin C: it stops the biochemical reactions that cause uneven pigmentation to effectively brighten skin.


Another major benefit of Vitamin C is that it renews the skin’s surface. It boosts the production of substances that keep skin looking firm, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


This is where Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties really come into play. Vitamin C helps counteract the effects of oxidative stress and free radicals by neutralizing damaging molecules. But – here’s the really exciting part – the latest research also shows that Vitamin C actually enhances your skin’s natural defence system, helping it to protect itself from oxidative stress.


If you’re not yet using a serum we highly recommend Biolumin-C to enhance skin’s natural defence and to brighten, firm and help dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.




Goodbye razor burn and HELLO to NEW! Calm Water Gel! Calm Water Gel is more than just a moisturiser it’s a weightless water-gel moisturizer that hydrates dry, sensitive skin – life and skin changing!


This refreshing gel formula transforms into a skin-quenching liquid upon applying it to the skin forming a weightless barrier against environmental assault such as shaving or razor burn. Calm Water Gel, with unique ingredients such as Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus Pear) Stem Extract, helps soothe sensitivity and imparts water-binding properties to help support healthy moisture balance.


Sodium Hyaluronate and Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate forms a Dual Hyaluronic Acid technology that works in different skin surface layers to increase and lock in moisture. Here’s what a loyal client has to say about Calm Water Gel;


“The itchy, dry, tight feeling that I get after shaving disappears immediately after I apply this incredible gel. It’s the best post-shave product I have ever used”

- Rhett Delaney.


NEW! Calm Water Gel has been voted Best Moisturiser by Men’s Health in 2018! What more could one want in a post-shave moisturiser product?


Prep & prime


Now for something slightly more progressive: time to prime with Hydrablur Primer. Ladies love a healthy, glowing skin but as men, we know you don’t love that “glow” on your own skin.

Hydrablur Primer is a non-greasy primer that mattifies against oily shine and imparts a silky, luminous finish to the skin. Containing H2ORelease™ Complex and Abyssinian Oil, it helps provide intense, sustained-release moisturisation that locks in optimum hydration levels.

It blends to match your natural skin tone and does away with dark circles and discolouration on the skin while constantly providing a natural matte look.



And there you have it gents! The women at Dermalogica have come to a unanimous consensus: the best gift they could get from their partners is a man who cares about himself enough to look after his skin. 


If you're still unsure about how to navigate your skincare needs, head into one of our stockists or Concept Stores for a complimentary Face Mapping® skin analysis. You'll leave with a product regimen recommendation and an envelope full of samples. Or, you can Shop Online and get FREE delivery when you spend R1,700 or more.