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Help Dad Achieve a Head-to-Toe Glow with These Skincare and Grooming Gifts

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to treat dad than with a grooming gift to help him look and feel his best? According to studies, men’s skin is 20 percent thicker, 70 percent oilier, and 40 percent sweatier than women’s skin, meaning that guys benefit the most from products formulated specifically for men.

And there are plenty of options. In 2020, the global men’s grooming market reached a revenue of $140.8 billion and is expected to continue to grow at a rate of 6 percent per year. Within the men’s grooming market, skincare is the fastest growing category. Due to recent increases in concerns about health and hygiene as well as the influence of social media, the stigma surrounding men’s self-care has greatly diminished. Meanwhile, men have become much more interested in skincare—the number of men who identify as beauty enthusiasts has grown 37 percent from 2017 to 2020. 

For all these reasons and more, skincare and grooming products make for a great—and increasingly popular—gift option for Father’s Day.

Not sure what skincare and grooming sets are the best for dad? We’re here to help! This year, give the dads in your life a kickstart to good habits, or build on their current routine, with these handy, effective gifts.

18.21 Man Made Wash & Shaving Glide Spiced Vanilla Gift Set ($45)

This spiced vanilla-scented set includes two full-size products that make the perfect duo for a Father’s Day gift—an all-purpose hair and body soap and a shaving lotion. The paraben-free body wash does the work of three products: shampoo, conditioner, and body cleanser. It’s also gentle enough for the face. It provides a rich, PH-balancing lather that will lock in moisture and add strength and shine to any hair type. The accompanying non-foaming shave lotion is translucent to provide better visibility while shaving, and it continues to soothe skin and boost regeneration of skin cells after shaving with its deep-conditioning aloe vera formula.

Anthony Starter Kit ($30)

This starter kit features sampler versions of five of the company’s most popular products. Consisting of a facial cleanser, a scrub, a moisturizer, a shampoo/body wash, and a shave cream, this kit provides dad with options, so he can figure out what he likes. The bottles are refillable and TSA-approved, perfect for travel and adventure.

Aveda Men Pure-Formance Set ($78)

This gift set is perfect for dads looking for more simplicity in their grooming routines. It comes with everything needed to wash and style hair in a short amount of time. The shampoo and conditioner soothe the scalp and add shine, while the grooming clay creates texture with its lightweight but sturdy formula. The set even comes pre-wrapped and ready for gifting.

Babor For Men Instant Energy Ampoule Concentrates ($49.95)

If you’re looking for a unique Father’s Day skincare gift, these ampoules are unique and pack a powerful punch. The highly concentrated formula infused with vitamins and caffeine provides an instant boost of energy for tired skin. It also comes with a detailed how-to-use guide.

Best of Baxter of California ($29)

This gift set comes with three of Baxter’s most popular products—the award-winning Clay Pomade, an aluminum-free deodorant, and an exfoliating body bar. Dad will be able to start his skincare off slow with these elevated versions of three everyday items.

Bevel Beard Gang Bundle ($29.95)

Tidier beards are one of 2021’s top grooming trends, and Bevel’s products are specially made to keep coarse beards looking fresh. This affordable Beard Gang Bundle includes a beard conditioner, a beard oil, and a two-in-one pomade, all formulated to soften and strengthen textured hair without stripping away natural oils. These three products work together to add sheen and moisturize while reducing breakage and frizz.

Brickell Day and Night Anti-Aging Cream Routine ($82)

Anti-aging is made simple with this day and night duo. Because it’s used twice a day, it maximizes results by working 24/7 to reduce fine lines and wrinkles with all-natural and organic ingredients. You even have the option to choose between scented and unscented to suit dad’s preference.

Caswell-Massey Heritage Cologne Discovery Set ($60)

Take the guesswork out of buying cologne with this four-piece sampler set. Made with natural essential oils, this Heritage Cologne sampler will allow your loved one to test out a few different fragrances before choosing his signature scent. The collection includes four classic American colognes —one was even a favorite of John F. Kennedy.

DefenAge Men’s Kit ($427; $320 with free account)

DefenAge Men’s Kit ($427; $320 with free account)

This handy kit makes skincare easier for men by clearly outlining a step-by-step system. Dermatologist-recommended and fragrance-free, it includes a facial cleanser, a serum, a cream, and an exfoliating mask. The kit also comes with an antimicrobial sport towel and a leather toiletry bag, perfect for guys who travel.

Jack Black The Balm Squad ($25)

Help the dad in your life keep his lips looking good with these four balms, which come in best-selling flavors including the new limited-edition Vanilla Bourbon and Mango Chili Lime. Each is intensely hydrating and even includes SPF 25 for added protection this summer.

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel for Men ($55)

Energize and refuel dad’s tired skin with this three-step facial routine. The scrub, cleanser, and moisturizer work in tandem to soften, refresh, and restore facial skin. Key ingredients include caffeine, which is known to stimulate the skin and reduce under-eye puffiness, and menthol, providing instant invigoration. Added vitamin E works to protect the skin against free radicals.

Lumin Correction Trio ($48)

Perfect for insomniac dads, this trio can help fight the effects of inadequate sleep by brightening dark circles and refreshing tired skin. The set comes with an exfoliating scrub, a dark circle defense cream, and a UV-defense moisturizer that includes SPF for daily sun protection.

Organic Male OM4 Body Care Trio & Travel Bag ($120)

Help your loved one get ready to start traveling again with this powerful bodycare trio that comes packaged in a water-resistant travel bag. The kit features full-sized versions of the brand’s signature lime ginger body wash, a matching body scrub, and the rehydrating Brightening & Hydration Complex. All three are packed with antioxidants and vitamins geared towards brightening and protecting the skin.

Pevonia Soothing After-Shaving Balm ($53)

Shaving can be hard on the skin, so this light and all-natural after-shaving balm uses powerful vitamins and antioxidants to desensitize and strengthen skin against razor burn, irritation, and ingrown hairs. Non-greasy and easily absorbed, it’s great for revitalizing sensitive, oily, or razor burn-prone skin. It combines green tea and ginkgo biloba with other organic ingredients to shrink pores, prevent ingrown hairs, and thoroughly hydrate and nourish skin after shaving.

Romer Complete Regimen ($127.75)

Give the gift of total facial health with this unisex three-step treatment regimen. Consisting of the nourishing gel-oil Cleanser, the lightweight daily Moisturizer, and the hydrating Treatment Mask, this routine is all-encompassing and intensely hydrating. Dad will be able to reduce the appearance of fine lines and even out his skintone while promoting cell turnover.

About The Author
Madison Starr

Madison is a Colgate University graduate with a diverse professional background in communications and marketing. Her degree in Classics fueled her love of writing and research, and has been the link among previous roles in music marketing, children’s education, and healthcare. Raised in a household involved in the wellness industry, she brings an emphasis on mental wellbeing to her current work in senior care and equine care in Greater Philadelphia.