About Face: Clinique 2 In 1 Skin Hydrator & Beard Conditioner

Above: Clinique's 2 in 1 Skin Hydrator & Beard Conditioner
Above: Clinique's 2 in 1 Skin Hydrator & Beard Conditioner

Don’t think you need to moisturize your face? Really? Think that bar of soap and water you splash around once, maybe twice a day in the shower will do the trick. Think again. Your skin is your body’s largest organ. (Yes, Ron Jeremy, even you.) And while we know your facial skin only comprises a portion of it, it’s likened to be the most important of all as it has the most exposure to the elements. So how does moisturization factor into this? You need to do it.

Dry skin can result in flaking, cracking and fissures (tiny tears) that over time can evolve into a rough and red appearance, not to mention potential infection from bacteria. And trust us, no one wants to get up close and personal with your face when it’s comparable to the peeling and worn leather wallet in your back pocket. The good news, skincare manufacturers have made the hydration process super simple.

Products like Clinique 2 in 1 Skin Hydrator & Beard Conditioner are fragrance free and loaded with refreshing and conditioning ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, panthenol, panthethine and phytantriol to hydrate, comfort, soften and treat your skin, while improving its overall appearance by diminishing fine lines. Plus, they have the added benefit of ingredients like salicylic acid and acetyl glucosamine that when applied to your facial scruff work to remove excess oil and eliminate dead skin cells, helping you get a smoother shave or grow a softer beard, minimizing in-grown hairs.

So not only are you killing two birds with one product, you can also use this lotion twice a day: in the morning and before you go to bed.

Clinique 2 in 1 Skin Hydrator & Beard Conditioner is $36, available at Shoppers Drug Mart and at Clinique counters at department stores across Canada.

Adriana Ermter

Adriana is an award-winning writer and editor. The former beauty director for FASHION magazine and editor-in-chief of Salon and of Childview magazines has hosted beauty videos for fashionmagazine.com, as well as contributed to Men’s FASHION, Chatelaine and chatelaine.com, Flare and flare.com, Huffington Post Canada, National Post, AmongMen.com, thekit.ca, iVillage.ca and thewhaleandtherose.com. She lives in Toronto with her very spoiled feline, Trixie-Belle, and a fantastically large perfume collection.

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