In numerical order of supremacy, this list, compiled from customer feedback, popularity, innovation, ingredients, results, price and Ape to Gentleman’s testers displays the Top 10 Sensitive Skin Face Moisturisers for Men the male grooming world has to offer.

A good sensitive skin face moisturiser should hydrate throughly but not leave the skin irritated and offer value for money – a balance which is tricky to get right. Many grooming brands assume all men have oily skin only, this is obviously not the case but only a handful produce men-specific sensitive skin moisturisers. In light of this we have included a selection of men specific and unisex offerings.

We expect a lot you say? As always, yes. And why not? Ape to Gentleman brings you our Top 10 Sensitive Skin Face Moisturisers for Men, don’t settle for anything less.

1. Shiseido Moisturizing Recovery Cream £37.00 for 50ml

Shiseido, one of Ape to Gentleman’s favourite brands steals in at number one spot. Shiseido’s offering does exactly what the title suggests, recovers traumatised skin. The reasonably thick formula, applied sparingly, will calm, soothe and hydrate sensitive and irritated skin.

Available from Shiseido.

2. Decléor Harmonie Calm Soothing Milky Cream £47.00 for 50ml

A recent discovery for by the Ape to Gentleman team but nonetheless, the Decléor Harmonie Calm Soothing Milky Cream was an instant winner. Despite the clever use of Aromachology (study of the influence of odours on behaviour), the mild fragrance does not irritate and the rich, hydrating texture keeps sensitive skin soothed and hydrated. Decléor also do a ‘fluid’ version which is better suited to those with sensitive but not so dry skin.

Available from Decléor.

3. Yu-Be Cream £12.00 for 37ml

Yu-Be is a treasure which doesn’t get enough coverage in the UK. The Japanese staple is used in Japan (known there as Yuskin A) to treat a whole host of skin ailments from dry to sensitive skin through to sun burn and minor skin irritations. The non-greasy forumla, we recommend, is best applied at night – the result the following morning is calmer, hydrated (rich Glycerin content) and calmed skin.

Available from Niven & Joshua.

4. Bulldog Sensitive Moisturiser £6.99 for 100ml

Bulldog again make our top 10 proving that affordability and quality can be one in the same. With ingredients containing zero chemical horrors, only natural wonders, Bulldog’s sensitive skin specific moisturiser expertly calms skin. Texture wise, it’s a perfect bridge between rich enough but not too thick. This non-greasy formula designed specifically for men is superb.

Available from Niven & Joshua.

5. Neal’s Yard Remedies Soothing Starflower Daily Moisture £22.00 for 100ml

A unisex offering but the deep-purple glass bottle is extremely stylish and manly (enough). The lotion itself definitely earns the title of lotion with its light texture, ideal to wear throughout the day. A host of organic ingredients and specifically, “cooling aloe vera” ensure sensitive skin is left soothed, nourished and protected. You can complete your Soothing Starflower range with their excellent face cleanser and daily essence.

Available from Neal’s Yard Remedies.

6. REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream £27.00 for 50ml

REN means clean or pure in Swedish so you’d expect it to be ideal for sensitive skin, and it is. ‘Bio actives’ such as arctic blackcurrant seed and arctic seabuckthorn berry oil help to reduce skin inflammation and irritation, along with other delicious sounding ingredients designed to soothe and calm irritated, sensitive skin. Again, we enjoyed the texture of this one with a medium thickness, quickly absorbed. Our only complaint is that it doesn’t last as long as some others in this list and at £27.00 it’s quite pricey but it’s worth it.

Available from REN.

7. Nuxe Ultra Comfortable Face Cream £22.50 for 50ml

Extremely popular in France; Nuxe is a nature-driven line of products growing in popularity in the UK and US. The Ultra Comfortable Face Cream employs Fir Honey renowned for its moisturising and repairing qualities. Other ingredients include irritation busting and protective properties, all merged together to form an excellent moisturiser for sensitive skin. Again, a reasonably thick cream but it melts into the skin quickly enough and leaves skin hydrated and soothed.

Available from Nuxe.

8. Cowshed Bullocks Soothing Moisturiser £16.00 for 100ml

Another of Ape to Gentleman’s favourite brands, Cowshed. The Cowshed Bullocks Soothing Moisturiser is designed with post-shave irritation in mind but this soothing moisturiser can be used all over the face. The stand-out ingredient is Hemp Seed Oil which can help improve dryness, eczema, irritation and skin disease. The texture is first class, arguably the best in the list and the concentrated formula really lasts.

Available from Niven & Joshua.

9. Anthony Logistics All Purpose Facial Moisturiser £26.00 for 70g

The Anthony Logistics All Purpose Facial Moisturiser isn’t aimed specifically at men with sensitive skin but as the title suggests it’s ‘all purpose’. A great consistency, fragrance-free and suitable for “all skin types”. For those with extremely reactive skin we would advise another choice from this list but if you’re a quiet sufferer then give it go. The lightweight formula is easily absorbed.

Available from Niven & Joshua.

10. E45 Cream around £4.00 for 125g

The time honoured family favourite. A cream used for years by families to battle eczema, dermatitis and other dry skin conditions. Good for soothing sensitive skin and certainly affordable. Our only slight concern is the “non-greasy formula” is in fact quite greasy. Better used as a night cream or an SOS cream.

Available from Boots.