The tier of most-wanted superpowers are teleportation, flight and super strength. If there’s one thing that superheroes can’t defeat even with their supercharged power levels — it’d be common skin ailments like aging, acne and sun-damage. Enter Men’s Folio’s curated league of legendary skincare which will work for anybody from The Avengers (fyi, these are bags we’d think they’d love) to the X-Men, it will work for mere mortals like us too.
Pictured above — The Intrepid Trio — The Lab Series Oil Control + SPF mattifying range consist of a cleanser+mask, toner, and moisturiser that fights off excess shine and dastardly breakouts. Ingredients include amazonian white clay to absorb oil, salicylic acid to dissolve skin debris and sea whip extract to calm irritation.
The All-Rounder — The Dior Sauvage moisturiser didn’t earn its legendary title as the all-rounder for nothing as it is gentle enough to be used on any part of the body (you might want to keep it off nether regions). Your face will appreciate it the most as its 100% natural cactus extract base provides a smooth and mattifying finish.
The First-Class Legend — Our homegrown hero Allies of Skin has invented the first water-less Vitamin C serum (ICYMI, it’s the Vitamin C 35% Collagen Rebuilding Serum) in the world which means you will be getting a whopping dose of skin loving with 35% vitamin c (most skincare typically contains 15-30%).
The Silent Hero — Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque is going to sit assuredly amongst the ranks because when you’re in need of an oil mopping and saving from breakouts, count on it to deliver with its purifying amazonian white clay.
The Unsung Hero — You might not think much of cleansers because they’re the shortest step in the skincare routine but the Dr.Jatt+ Micro Foam has micro foam that is big on cleansing power and is good for sensitive skin too without wrecking skin’s natural pH level.
The Flashy Trio — A brow gel comb, shaving oil and exfoliating scrub that will make you feel like a million bucks without costing a million bucks. Your inner Clark Kent will appreciate the latter two products’ citrusy herbal scent and your skin will love its moisturising and purifying properties.
The Time Traveler — The latest local hero to enter the war against aging, The Skin Firm’s Timeless Youth Elixir doesn’t contain villainous ingredients like parabens, petrolatum or any nasty synthetics. Instead, it’s filled with Himalayan red rice that turbo charge skin with antioxidants and hydration.