Finding the right combination of skin care products can be stressful. And since stress can be bad for the skin, it’s a vicious cycle. Luckily, many top brands make skincare sets for men that include several products to meet a range of needs, from treating dry, irritated skin to soothing breakouts.
“Kits provide a great opportunity to try out products before splurging on full-size counterparts,” says New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Ryan Turner. “They’re great for men looking to start a skincare regimen or looking to modify their regimen to focus on specific concerns.”
Whether you’re looking for a starting point or hoping to address specific needs, like acne or anti-aging, we asked the experts for their top picks for men’s skincare kits.
$51 to by Harry
Harry’s is known for its affordable shaving needs, but its skincare range is also top-notch (we tested it). This set includes a full line of products, from an exfoliating facial cleanser and day and night moisturizers to a blemish treatment and brightening eye cream.
$30 to Nordström
Malin+Goetz products are specially formulated for sensitive skin. This starter kit with trial size products includes simple basics like face wash and lip moisturizer.
$58 to Nordström
“This kit from Kiehl’s has a bit of everything to add hydration to every part of the face,” says Turner. “[The Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate] is intended specifically to help the appearance of wrinkles. It also includes bestsellers like the Ultra facial cleanser and Avocado eye cream.
$150 to Amazon
With key ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinol and salicylic acid, Geologie uses proven formulas to simplify skincare. This kit includes a 90 day supply of products.
$35 at Amazon
This set of industry favorite Black Jack is ideal for travel. It comes with everyday essentials, like cleanser and moisturizer, in plane-ready sizes.
$34.95 $32.99 at Amazon
Bevel targets the needs of melanic skin, with products formulated to reduce dark spots and irritation without greasy residue. This three-piece kit includes a facial cleanser, exfoliating toner, and moisturizer.
$15.50 to Ultimate
“For those who shave, this is a great, simple option,” says Turner. “There’s shaving cream, face wash and moisturizer. You can’t get any simpler than that. The kit includes trial sizes so you can test it out and take it anywhere.
$48 to Nordström
Kiehl’s brings its trusted formulas to this complete set of shaving needs, with Facial Fuel cleanser, brushless shave cream, aftershave and moisturizer.
$100 to Amazon
“This set was created for those who are looking for everything,” says Lumin co-founder Darwish Gani. All six products help minimize your skincare routine, while covering all the bases. “The products in this set clarify, purify and hydrate the skin, reduce acne scars and hyperpigmentation, and help stop premature skin aging.”
$60 $49.99 at Amazon
“This three-step routine made with ingredients like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and pomegranate extract softens fine lines and wrinkles, helps repair sun-damaged skin, and works to prevent breakouts,” says Gani.
$39.50 to Ultimate
“If you’re looking for a kit to test different products, this is a good option,” says Turner. “In addition to the basics like a foaming gel cleanser and a medium-weight moisturizer, it also includes a deep cleansing oil and a brightening polisher that can help take your skin to the next level.”
$28 $16.80 to Amazon
Mario Badescu has been formulating simple and gentle treatments for three generations. With this set, you can try face spray and eye cream as well as basics like cleanser and moisturizer.
$15 to Amazon
For acne-prone skin, this kit from Mario Badescu is great value, with a salicylic acid cleanser, oil-free astringent, mask to help calm existing breakouts and more.
$46 $40 to Every Man Jack
Designed to hydrate dry skin, this four-piece set includes a facial cleanser, exfoliating scrub, eye cream, and face lotion with step-labeled products to guide your routine.
$29.99 to Amazon
A top choice among dermatologists, the French skincare brand is known for its anti-acne products. This two-month supply includes a salicylic acid cleanser, pore-refining toner, and benzoyl peroxide spot treatment.
$41.99 at Ultimate
CeraVe is another top brand recommended by dermatologists specifically for acne. This set includes a retinol serum and day and night moisturizers to help restore acne-prone skin.