Metro Man & Metro Home

By Eva Whalen


With a plethora of high-quality, male-oriented skincare products on the market now, there’s no reason for men not to take great care of their skin, and reap the glowing results. Here’s a quartet of amazing brands that cater to the best of men:

The Decleor Paris Men Skincare line is rife with the finest ingredients to maintain healthy skin. Men can start with the exfoliating Clean Skin Scrub to refine and exfoliate skin, then follow with 100% pure, preservative-free Aromessence Triple Action Shave Perfector serum with eucalyptus and clove essential oils for a clean shave. Smooth Shave foam for sensitive skin and Express Shave gel-to-foam are other shaving options for faster cell renewal. Top the skincare regime off with moisturizers and skin protectors such as Skin Energizer with essential oils (which smells fantastic), Soothing After Shave for sensitive skin with no preservatives, and Eye Contour Energiser to soften fine lines. Gird yourself for battle against aging lines with these anti-aging weapons, and your skin will know sweet victory. Find them at and fine department stores.

Ole Henriksen is another man-friendly brand, with products that work for all skin types. Sheer Transformation is a creamy, oil-free satin froth infused with vitamin C, sweet pea and licorice root to repair and hydrate. On The Go Cleanser is a regenerating, vitamin-c enriched balm, and the Walnut Complexion Scrub brightens, deep-cleans and deeply exfoliates skin. The Ole Henriksen Men’s Kit is perfect for travel, and includes the uber-effective Natural Hair Wash. This is highly recommended for when called to covert spy duty on a moment’s notice – you’ll need to look polished. Visit and choose your favorites.

The new Origins Zero Oil deep pore cleanser caters to both genders and all ages, including teens. Saw Palmetto and Mint render this product refreshing and unique, and salicylic acid clears pores and reduces shine. Follow this very thorough cleanser with Origins’ Zero Oil moisture lotion, which contains with the same refreshing mint and saw palmetto blend, and you’ll be good to go anywhere. Peruse the extensive Origins for Men section at

Everyone loves Kiehl’s, and for good reason: the products never fail to satisfy. Men, you’ll relish the Kiehl’s Cross-Terrain All-In-One Refueling Wash, which is an invigorating shower cleanser for both hair and body – perfect for at the gym, when traveling on an adventure or trek, or to refresh all over at home after a long, hot summer day in the city. Visit Kiehl’s on Third Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets, or on the Upper West Side at Columbus Avenue between 66th and 67th Streets, or online at

Originally published July 2010



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