Men are often particularly weird with strangers touching their face, so they're not exactly racing to the spa for a facial like women. But considering studies show men are more stressed than women (aging), produce more facial oil than women (blackheads) and get just as much "crow's feet" (wrinkles), facials are a priority for leading men, many who don't necessarily need to check into a spa. We rounded up high-end men's products A-listers -- like Matthew McConaughey and Andrew Rannells -- use for their at-home facial rituals for instant, red-carpet ready results.
Gentlemen's Brand Co. is a men's grooming line that sources exclusively all-natural ingredients from Australia. The coconut-based Foaming Face Wash is gentle with organic extracts that help prevent drying and preps the skin for later deep-cleansing action like exfoliation. Clive Owen used Gentlemen’s Brand Co. Face Wash every day on the set of The Knick, directed by Stephen Soderbergh. Gentlemen's Brand Co. is one of the popular brands through Birchbox, which sends curated grooming samples directly to members' homes. Famous fashion model Shaun Ross is a fan.
Peel by Jack Black
Jack Black, the men’s grooming line, not the actor, is a ubiquitous leading brand for well-groomed men. Jack Black’s more high-end Rx Series features the DIY Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads, potent pads that are similar to a clinical peel but more than half the price. They help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, thanks to glycolic acids at work. Robin Thicke is a huge fan of the brand and used various Jack Black products at the MTV VMA Awards last year.
Tata Harper products are hand-made in Vermont with such high quality and fresh ingredients that the skincare line has garnered attention from celebrities and beauty junkies alike. The beta-hydroxy treatment in the Resurfacing Mask deeply purifies with French Pink Clay that reduces pores and detoxifies skin. Glowing-skin results are instant, and Andrew Rannells is a fan. "I don't know what it actually does," he told The Hollywood Reporter, "but it makes me feel handsome, so I use it!" Well, now you know, Andrew.
Eye treatment with Innovative Skincare
Almost every A-list celebrity has gotten their hands on Innovative Skincare, and with good reason. The brand is known to yield quick and effective skincare results. Leading men like Jeff Beck and ESPN SportsCenter host Jay Harris are both fans of the high-end grooming line. The IS Clinical Youth Eye Complex has two types of hyaluronic acid, one of which helps plump the eye area and its wrinkles instantly.
Firming cream with Jurlique
A fan of Jurlique, Matthew McConaughey used various products on the set of Dallas Buyers Club and then requested samples to keep using the products after filming, like the Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream. After a lab testing, more than 90 percent of subjects declared instant results like smoother and more hydrated skin with the first application, giving a younger look. Santa Monica-based celebrities head to the Jurlique boutique spa on Montana Avenue to pick up products and get facials. Recent spottings include Ben Affleck and Evan Handler (Sex and the City).