Father’s Day Gifts: All the Best Grooming and Skincare Products for Older Men
It can be quite the challenge to think of Father’s Day gifts for your dad, a man who may very well have most things, if not everything at this point. But if there’s one aspect of his life you can help him with, it's combating the signs of aging.
We don’t mean making him look like a 20-year-old, but instead helping embrace the silver fox he really is. This entails learning how to deal with thinning hair, wrinkles on the skin, and other ailments that come with getting older.
Here, we round up a list of grooming and skincare products that can help the older dad look his best right now and in the future.
Father's Day Gifts for Hair and Beard
VMV Hypoallergenics 1635 Aftershave Salve
Shaving is one of man’s most timeless grooming rituals, but it can wear skin down and make it more sensitive. Give him a salve that is lightweight (and grease-free), but intensely hydrating. The gentle and hypoallergenic formula also calms razor burn and irritated skin.
Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit
An elegant grooming set with all the essentials will make dad feel like a gentleman. Upgrade his shaving routine with a badger hair shave brush, sandalwood shave soap, a stainless steel shave bowl, a steel safety razor, five Astra SP razor blades, and an alum block to ward off razor burn.
Baxter of California Hard Water Pomade
Baxter's pomade has won over men around the world, but it also has a water-based version. This formula is gentler on the scalp, so dad won’t have a hard time washing the product out of his hair. It's pretty high on the shine and has a firm hold without being stiff, too, allowing his classic hairstyle to last throughout the day.
Aveda Invati Men
The two-step hair program makes it easy for dads who want their mop to look stronger and thicker. The shampoo exfoliates the scalp, allowing hair to grow unencumbered, while the revitalizer (the conditioner) makes things look fuller. Also good to know: 98 percent of Aveda's formulas are naturally derived.
Great Lengths Instant Fix Thick Black Hair + Hold Set
Thinning hair can be scary, and while there are various formulas that may fix the problem, there’s really no going against Mother Nature, especially if genetics and age aren’t on a dad's side. If he's feeling a little conscious about his bald spot, here’s a temporary fix: Made of natural fibers, Great Lenghts mimic the appearance of actual hair strands, with a special hair mist that keeps its fibers in place.
Wahl Professional Manscape Trimmer
While a clean shaven face looks neat, there’s a certain gravitas that a well-groomed beard projects, especially on an older man. Whether your father is sporting a Van Dyke or has other body parts that needs tending, help him achieve his grooming goals with a manscaping set. This one has an ergonomic handle and three interchangeable heads for every nook and cranny.
Panasonic Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer
We all have that weird uncle who smells of cigarettes and whisky and sports very visible nose and ear hair. Don’t let dad be that guy. It goes without saying that unsightly whiskers should be out of view. This trimmer will do the job (and is safer than sticking a pair of scissors into his tiny face holes).
Apothecary 87 1893 Shave Cream
Your father deserves better than the drugstore grooming products, so get him a specialty shave cream that will make him feel like a million bucks. Aside from helping him get a very close shave without irritating his skin, this cream is scented with sandalwood and vanilla that can help relax and de-stress a tired mind.
Captain Fawcett Private Stock Beard Oil
The most zealous of beard enthusiasts swear by this beard oil, which is scented with cedarwood, black pepper, patchouli, and palmarosa. It’s a masculine and sophisticated mix that will soothe and moisturize skin and facial hair, leading to a fuller-looking and nourished beard.
Edwin Jagger Leather Razor Case
A razor is one of man’s most important grooming tools, so get him a leather razor case that protects the precious blade as well as prevent any Sweeney Todd-esque accidents during travel.
Dear Barber Mattifier Hair Care Collection
This sophisticated grooming kit is made in England and comes in a cigar gift box. Inside, it contains a travel-size shampoo and conditioner, as well as a mattifier, a product that creates texture and a thicker appearance. He needs it.
Father's Day Gifts for Skin and Anti-Aging
SK-II Moisturizing Cleanser
SK-II's products contain Pitera, a patented ingredient that’s chock-full of amino acids and vitamins, which encourage the renewal of skin cells. Dad will appreciate that extra boost in moisture and protection from toxins.
Wildleaf Vitamin C Serum
By age 40, dad should have a skincare routine that can combat the signs of aging and the effects of sun exposure and free radicals. Vitamin C and niacinamide help reduce the appearance of dark spots and repair skin damage, while vitamin E and aloe vera hydrates and nourishes dull and dry skin.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Kiehl’s has a fantastic men’s skincare collection, and its holy grail product, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate, promises to alleviate tired skin by refining skin texture and wrinkles. Apply the lightweight facial oil before bedtime.
Clinique for Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate
Heavy and greasy creams turn men off from taking care of their skin. Introduce dad to a water-gel moisturizer that can be worn in tropical weather. It boasts of instant and powerful hydration that, Clinique says, will last for 72 hours. This also comes in a portable bottle that dad can take anywhere.
Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42 Sunscreen
It goes without saying that everyone should be applying sunscreen every day, because the sun's UV rays are one of the main culprits of aging. Help dad protect his skin with a light and oil-free sunscreen that is also built for a harsh city environment. This has a matte finish, so he doesn’t have to worry about looking like he's wearing a mask.
Cliff Original Hair + Skin Care Essentials Box
The first step to looking great is covering the basics, which means fighting off dry skin and unkempt hair. This grooming box contains the essentials: all-natural men’s grooming products, including a daily face moisturizer, a hair pomade, a utility wash brick, and three lip balms.
Father's Day Gifts for Hygiene and Wellness
Wild Products Sage Essential Oil
Old people love multi-purpose products. This essential oil is ideal for a host of tito woes. Sage purifies the home, calms and relaxes nerves, and relieves stomach pains. When mixed with a moisturizer and applied on the face, its antioxidant and antibacterial properties can help cell renewal.
Christophe Robin Intense Regenerating Balm with Rare Prickly Pear Oil
This sulfate- and paraben-free balm is another universal product that can treat several skin concerns, including sunburnt skin, chapped lips, and cracked soles or palms. For hands and feet, slather this on and then slip on cotton gloves and socks. It’s also a great for styling hair and beards.
This Works Sleep Plus Trouble Shooter
Sleep can be hard to come by at a certain age. This two-in-one formula can stimulate sleep, as well as combat skin aging with ingredients such as vitamin E, multifruit acids, and hyaluronic acid. Wear before bedtime.
VMV Hypoallergenics Sweat Acne + Antibacterial Monolaurin Gel
Adult acne getting your father down? This coconut-derived gel features antibacterial ingredients that busts the fungus that causes sweat-induced bacne. It also provides a cool and refreshing feeling.
Badger Mind Balm Variety Pack
It’s best to keep dad in a state of calm, especially if stress can trigger certain health conditions. This variety pack of premium organic aromatherapy oils (headache soothers, cheerful mind balm) can lift his mood and keep his mind alert.
Fragrance Wardrobe for Him by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Even if dad already has a signature fragrance, he can switch things up with a fancy kit that contains eight fresh, woody, or masculine scents. Each spray bottle contains 11ml of fragrance, handy enough for travel.
Dental Flosser Oral Irrigator
Flossing is an essential yet cumbersome part of effective oral hygiene. This nifty little device beats having to reach into every nook and cranny of the mouth with a string, because its water jet dislodges food particles in between teeth, even in the farthest corners. It will upgrade his dental ritual.
Baylis & Harding Men’s Sport Citrus Lime & Mint Collection
If your old man still likes to keep active in the gym or on the court, equip him with a shower collection that will make him smell fresh and feel invigorated. The includes a shower gel, hair and body wash, aftershave, and a facial wash scented with lime, mint, and woody notes.
Cut to the Chase Manicure Set
There's a reason why a man should keep his fingernails neat and tidy: Aside from good grooming and basic hygiene, short nails don’t get in the way of daily activities. Let dad carry a confident handshake with this personal manicure set containing just the right tools he needs for fingers and toes.
What are the Best Grooming Products for Men 40 and Above?
At this point, a man should already have an established grooming routine. He should use a facial wash that does not strip off natural oils, because oils maintain skin’s youthful appearance. As his skin is more prone to oxidation and free radicals, products with retinol, an ingredient that smooths wrinkles and fades dark spots, and products with vitamin C, which can brighten skin, are also needed. At this age, eye cream becomes even more essential. Because the skin under his eyes is thinnest, it is prone to sagging, wrinkles, and dark spots.