Last updated: 27 January 2017

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 Dry Skin Moisturisers for Men the male grooming world has to offer. A good dry skin moisturiser should be thick, absorb quickly but last, be a good texture, be concentrated, possess quality ingredients, easily dispensed and offer value for money. We expect a lot you say? As always, yes. And why not? Ape to Gentleman brings you our Top 10 Dry Skin Moisturisers for Men, don’t settle for anything less.

1. Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Moisturiser

Our #1 moisturiser for dry skin- designed to intensely hydrate skin whilst providing pH balance. Its oil-free formula absorbs instantly without residue or shine, and deeply moisturises. Made with natural anti-oxidants, vitamins E and B5 (panthenol) all of which deeply nourish the face while Glycerin and Sodium PCA provide extra hydration for the skin. The addition of Allantoin and Chamomile help soothe and calm skin- ideal for use in place of an after shave balm or those who suffer with redness and rosacea- 118ml.

£37 from NIVEN & JOSHUA

2. Shiseido Men Moisturising Recovery Cream

A pricey affair but Japanese brand Shiseido have created an excellent, rich moisturiser for dry skin. Perfect for use during the winter months or all year round after shaving. The thick yet quick-absorbing cream keeps your skin nicely hydrated and recovered after shaving- 5oml.

£41 from JOHN LEWIS

3. Yu-Be Tube

The Yu-Be Tube should arguably be number one here. It’s easily the most potent moisturiser and capable of keeping dry skin hydrated, however it crosses the threshold of moisturiser > medicated cream, similar to E45. This isn’t an issue if you suffer from dry skin but it’s rich texture takes longer to absorb if you’re skin is more Normal to Dry than just Dry… a little goes a long way- 37ml.

£14.75 from NIVEN & JOSHUA

4. Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier Cream

This heavy-duty cream is ideal for dry and sensitive skin types and those exposed to cold, harsh conditions. Emollient ingredients soften, hydrate, and provide a barrier against the elements. A smooth, sustained finish leaves skin feeling protected, calmed and supple- 60ml.

£39 from AESOP

5. REN Vita Mineral Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream

A multi-active day cream that replenishes the skin with moisture and vital nutrients. Powerful antioxidants, trace elements and vitamins further protect and energise the skin to keep it healthy. In summary- it hydrates, replenishes and nourishes. It also helps protects against free radicals to combat the signs of premature ageing- 50ml.

£20 from SPACE NK

6. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

One of Kiehl’s most iconic products, this light-textured moisturiser lasts up to 24 hours and helps to retain moisture within the skin, leaving it feeling comfortable and well-balanced. Made with antarcticine (glacial glycoprotein extract) and imperata cylindrica (desert plant extract) it reduces moisture loss and helps water replenishment- 125ml.

£42 from LIBERTY

7. Grown Alchemist Camellia & Geranium Blossom Hydra-Repair Day Cream

A non-greasy, nourishing facial moisturiser designed to improve dry skin hydration without leaving residual oil or shine on the skin. Camellia and Rosehip Oil contain Phytosterols which improve hydration and condition the skin. Polysaccharides from Aloe Vera help the skin appear revitalised leaving it feeling smooth and soft. Triglycerides from Jojoba Oil re-balance the skin improving the skins appearance- 65ml.

£29 from JOHN LEWIS

8. Elemis Daily Moisture Boost

This lightweight moisturiser recharges and hydrates the skin after shaving, defending it from harsh external pollutants. This lightweight, daily moisturiser is formulated to immediately nourish and hydrate skin, including after shaving- 50ml.

£30 from NIVEN & JOSHUA

9. Sisley Sisleÿum for Men- Dry Skin

Specifically designed for men with dry skin: Sisleÿum is both an aftershave and an anti–ageing moisturiser. Skin is instantly soothed and moisturised with extract of white horehound and shea butter to calm razor burn and extract of wild pansy that stimulates water circulation in the epidermis to rehydrate skin. Tightness and redness due to shaving are relieved; skin is softer and more comfortable- 50ml.

£165 from SELFRIDGES

10. Perricone MD Deep Moisture Therapy

This rich, antioxidant-based cream rich in Tocotrienols designed to hydrate, nourish and repair dry, damaged skin. It delivers an intense surge of soothing moisture nourishment to relieve dry, flaky skin. Included are anti-aging properties which work to minimise the appearance of imperfections and wrinkles too- 59ml.