Don’t Hate, Exfoliate! Beauty Gifts For Men

Wake up, people – a new age of self-care has dawned, and it does not recognise gender! That being said, it’s really hard to find skincare gifts for men.

Most men are not used to receiving gifts that allow them to take care of their skin and hair. It’s almost impossible to know what to buy. Even if you know what he likes, it’s likely that he doesn’t have everything that he needs to keep looking and feeling his best.

Fortunately, with Payflex, you can give your man in your life the gift of looking good without having to spend a fortune on a salon visit. Our guide has sourced only the best quality self-care products to keep him in good nick!

We’ve got a notion for lotion: skincare gifts for men

When it comes to self-care, what better place to begin than with skincare? Our skin is our biggest organ, and it is deserving of gentle cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturising. The options for men’s skincare were pretty skint in the past, but that’s changed. Self-care is gender neutral, and skincare brands are waking up to that. After all, everybody deserves access to quality skincare!

Keep it clean: facial cleansers

The first step to getting clean is, well, getting cleansed! We’re spotlighting local brand Pastry from Beauty on Tapp. The Pastry range features a salicylic acid cleanser, an essential in any skincare regime. We love Pastry for its clean aesthetic, gender-neutral branding, and quality ingredients.

For a wider range of skincare brands, check out the cleanser page from Beauty on Tapp. It features science-backed cleansers with a cult following, like Cerave’s gentle, ceramide-rich cleansers, and cream cleansers from beauty giant La Roche-Posay.

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Don’t settle for anything less than you deserve, whether it’s skincare, beauty products or whatever catches your eye! Payflex takes the hassle out of shopping by offering Buy Now, Pay Later – your new shopping ally! Sign up with Payflex and grab the beauty and skincare goodies you want. BNPL means you can get them now and pay them off in 4 instalments over 6 weeks, with zero interest! Feeling beautiful yet? Give Payflex a try today!

Moisturiser gifts for men

From catchy pop anthems to food items like kimbap and kimchi, Korean culture is finally getting the global recognition it so thoroughly deserves. And skincare is no different! Korean beauty is a distinct branch of skincare which celebrates gently moisturised, glassy skin. What better way to achieve that but with a good moisturiser?

Korean beauty is such a popular and well-established style of skincare that it has earned its own category on the Beauty on Tapp website. This is an excellent place to start looking for moisturisers that make excellent gifts for men. Snail mucin, the star ingredient of many moisturising Korean beauty products, makes an appearance in the COSRX Advanced Snail 92 All-In-One Cream.

COSRX makes for great K-beauty gifts for men. The skincare brand is focused on developing cutting-edge formulations rather than smoke-and-mirrors marketing techniques. Plus, their clean design would fit right into most masculine-leaning bathrooms. Win-win!

All aboard the exfoliation station

Exfoliation seems to be a new frontier of skincare for many men. Never fear! We are here to guide you through the basics so you can explain exactly what you’ve just gifted the man in your life as he stares, uncomprehending, at the newly unwrapped exfoliant in his hands.

You’ll be happy to learn that Takealot stocks the full The Ordinary skincare range. The Ordinary became something of a viral sensation with its AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, which is an excellent exfoliant. The Ordinary makes ideal skincare gifts for men because, like Pastry, they ditch gimmicky marketing ploys for science-backed formulations delivered at an affordable price point.

Additionally, their pared-back, simple aesthetic pairs well with most boys’ bathrooms. If the man in your life appreciates simple, classic designs, then he’s going to love The Ordinary. Trust us!

Mask on: facial masks for men

Is there a better gift for men than the gift of luxurious self-care? And what says “pamper time” more clearly than a facial? You can shop an entire range of facial scrubs and masks from local brand JUSTBLiSS Soap. These organic facial scrubs, made with fair trade sugars and hemp oil, help stimulate dull and lifeless skin by gently removing dead skin cells.

For a more varied range of facial masks, check out the Face Masks range from Cosmetology. They stock luxury skincare brands from Avène to Nimue – for the discerning man in your life!

Shaving and beard care

Of course, one area in which every man is familiar with applying beauty products is shaving. Well, with Payflex, you can make that experience a super luxurious one! Shaving products are great gifts for men. If the man in question is new to skincare, then this might be the ideal place to start introducing the basic tenets of cosmetic self-care.

Payflex merchant AbsoluteSkin has an entire category dedicated to men’s shaving products. Here, you can find high-end products like the AHAVA Man Foam-Free Shaving Cream. The classic, understated design of the packaging is going to fit right in with your other purchases, too. We’re all for packaging with a sharp, masculine edge! Who says that skincare belongs to the realm of florals? Not us.


So, you’ve piled all of these high-quality, tastefully-designed skincare gifts for men in your cart – now what? When it comes to gifting the men in your life with skincare, you’ll get what you pay for. But that shouldn’t mean that luxurious gifts need to be out of your budget. When you check out with Payflex, you can put a smile on your boo’s face today and only pay for your purchases later. Six weeks, four installments, zero interest. That’s just enough time for a new skincare regime to take effect if you start shopping today!