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A Guide to Organic Cosmetics for Men

Our lives can be so busy at times that everything becomes overwhelming, and we need a few extra hours in the day to be able to cope with everything. These are also exactly the times when both women and men should focus more on some much-needed self-care. One small and yet very important step that you can take if you haven’t already, is to switch to using organic cosmetics. At Alyaka, you will find plenty of wonderful products to support your self-loving rituals. As the statistics are showing, more and more people around the globe are aware of the value of organic cosmetics, and in the UK the sales value of organic beauty products between 2008 and 2015 has doubled reaching £54 million. Here we are going to focus on body care, and in particular, on the skin with cosmetics designed specifically to suit men’s needs and wants.

Is There Any Difference Between Men’s and Women’s Cosmetics? 

The brief answer is yes. Although men can use cosmetics for women and benefit from them, there are some differences, because male and female skin is a little different and therefore call for different treatments. Men’s skin is oilier compared to women’s skin for example. Due to this, men require cosmetics that are lighter in texture and concentration, and formulas that can deliver active ingredients into more glabrous skin. Grooming in the beard area exposes the skin to irritation because of the affects of shaving and ingrown hairs, which needs to be addressed with pre- and post-shaving skin treatments. Relying just on traditional soaps and aftershaves may lead to the skin drying and not addressing the need for wound healing. Men tend to spend more time outdoors, which means that their skin is more exposed to the elements like UV rays, wind, or environmental pollution. This, in turn, contributes to the skin ageing faster, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. In the case of most cosmetic brands, the biggest if not the only difference, is in the marketing and in the packaging. Men’s cosmetics packaging is more functional. The format of the cosmetics is more traditional: gels, creams, and lotions. The ingredients and regimen are also more functional. Remember, it is very important to ensure that the organic products you are acquiring are properly certified.

James + Jake
James + Jake

Our Selection of Organic Cosmetics for Men 

Since you’re here, you clearly care about natural, cruelty-free ingredients that will not only support your health but also, our planet. If you're a conscious man or are after a gift for a man who cares about himself and his surroundings, keep on reading. 

Odacite Black Mint Cleanser 

As numerous studies have shown, good looking men with care of appearance earn as much as 5% more than their less groomed counterparts. Healthy skin and skin colour also make men more attractive to women. For those gents who appreciate taking care of their appearance and health of their skin, we found something truly sensational: Odacite Black Mint Cleanser. Who doesn’t enjoy the sensation of cool freshness on their face? This rhassoul clay and activated charcoal-based product transforms into a gently and yet deeply cleansing purifying foam. The facial skin will be invigorated and hydrated. The overall result will be mattified skin with an ultra-fresh feel and minty scent. Other ingredients include peppermint and tea tree. Their astringent properties diminish the appearance of pores and contribute to lifting skin fatigue. The apple wash adds creamy texture thanks to the apple amino acid, which works wonders on removing dirt and sebum. This  product is 100% natural and vegan too.

Altr London
Altr London

LILFOX Sandalo Sandalwood Toning Mist 

The scent of this blend is so super sensual and masculine it’s mind-blowing. The sandalwood and smoky quartz are the heroes of this fusion. This tonic provides sublime hydration and protects the hydro-lipid barrier of a man’s skin. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory and soothing action of the sandalwood, this cosmetic will calm any irritation, whether caused by shaving or an outdoors lifestyle exposing your skin to the natural elements. Quartz's presence will remind you to stay grounded, whilst sandalwood will remind you of the importance of your spiritual development. Mr. Fox Sandalo Sandalwood Toning Mist is a real head-turner, literally. 

Is It Worth Going Organic? 

By avoiding products that are laden with harsh toxic chemicals and using ones that have been filled with natural ingredients, you’re contributing hugely to your overall wellbeing in the long run. Remember, what you’re putting on your body is as important as what you're putting inside your body. Going natural and organic doesn’t require any extra time investment. When considering the prices of different types of products available, you will come to realise that organic cosmetics not only have a higher percentage of active ingredients with zero toxicity and are cruelty-free, they are also often much more efficient. Not to mention the environment-friendly packaging.


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