I think Epicuren Man is one of the most underrated brands in men's skincare. It doesn't have much presence (you can't find it anywhere it seems), which is a shame as it's an incredibly competent line, using its very own enzyme vitamin protein complexes. Many of the products are pretty specific to skin problems; the one I like is Skintopia Power Equalizing Oil Control.

Those who suffer from oily skin (like me) will be completely pleased with the Epicuren Man Equalizing Oil Control. It fights off excess oil production with pH balancers, antioxidants, and botanical extracts. In fact, the entire line is pretty all natural and it also works for alpha hydroxy exfoliation (known to help control acne and excess oil in skin, which often causes the acne). Willow bark is great for renewing skin by stimulation of cell formation. With the help of salicylic acid (which helps tame acne), it's great for keeping skin "normal."

The ingredients used also balance and smooth the skin, and some help other skin issues, like aging (hyaluronic acid, green tea, and algae seaweed extract). So you're basically getting bang for your buck. It's virtually scentless (if anything comes to mind, I would say calcium) and, when applied, it absorbs quickly. There's absolutely no trace of oil on my face after application. (Of course, you want to remember to not totally strip your skin of oils, only excess, which you can't really benefit from if you have that embarrassing shiny mug or know it's cause for pimples to materialize).

My only gripe about Epicuren Man Equalizing Oil Control is that there's no SPF. This is something that would work great during the day as I like something heavier at night. But it works fine throughout the day (indoors!).



Water, calcium starch octenylsuccinnate, glycerin, sclerotium gum, caffeine, metyl methacrylate, crosspolymer, butylene glycol, tocopheryl acetate, sodium c8-0 alkyl sulfate, siloxanetriol alginate, retinyl palmitate, lecithin, hyaluronic acid, ethoxydiglycol, echinacea angustifolia (cone flower) extract, coenzyme a, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, ecentella asiatica (gotu kola) extract, carnitine, caprylic/caric triglyceride, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, arginine, algae (seaweed) extract, alcohol, willow bark extract, peg-12 dimethicone, propylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, methylisothiazolinone, disodium edta.