Until recently, most guys looked at skin care as an “either-or” proposition. Developing a skin care regimen was either for other guys, or guys used their girlfriends’ stuff on the sly. Now, the men’s skin care industry is booming. Per CNBC, the men’s personal care market could balloon to $166 billion by 2022. That’s a lot of money. And a lot of faces. This means that a lot of guys like you are taking the time to ensure that their skin stays healthy and looks youthful. Whether it’s a botox treatment for men or facial moisturizers, guys are embracing skin care.
Recently, we’ve discovered a new men’s skin care brand that we’re excited to share. So what separates Disco from all of the other upstart men’s grooming brands trying to capitalize on this trend?
Disco Skin Care has a complete line of products that cover everything from stinky pits to bacne and dry skin. Disco is based in Austin, Texas and its products are made in Los Angeles, a rarity for a beauty company. Disco skin care products are also plant-based. In fact, they’re vegan, non-GMO, cruelty-free and don’t contain parabens, phthalates, talc, gluten or fragrance.
Disco launched in 2019 with the support of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Eva Simmons-O’Brien. The Yale-educated doctor has worked with Disco to develop new skin care products specifically designed for guys’ skin. Men’s skin has a different pH balance then women’s skin, which is why you may have had mixed results when trying your girlfriend or wife’s skin care products. Those products just don’t have what men need. Disco’s products fall between 5.5 -6.5 pH, so they protect your skin mantle and therefore are more effective.
Disco and Dr. Simmons-O’Brien have also gone out of their way to make these products easier for men to use. Since guys handle products differently, she ensured that the cleanser and eye cream come in a roll-on stick that mimics the design of deodorants. On top of that, all of the products are designed to last for three months and are available individually or in a subscription box.
With so many products to choose from, you may want to kick it off with the Disco Starter Set.
The starter set contains the brand’s Face Cleanser Stick, Face Scrub and Face Moisturizer, which is a great combination for guys looking for effective anti-aging products. The stick cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes in on step. Active ingredients contain activated charcoal, phytic acid and coconut oil. The scrub, which should be used once or twice a week before shaving or before bed, has a blend of papaya, apricot and chamomile; perfect for working on breakouts and cleaning out pores. Their lightweight moisturizer has anti-aging ingredients that include macadamia oil, Vitamins C and E, and is scented with eucalyptus — perfect for those days when you feel groggy.
For guys dealing with under-eye bags, there’s the Disco Eye Stick. It’s formulated with a potent mix of Pycnogenol (a strong antioxidant) that reduces puffiness and dark circle, Niacinamide (type of Vitamin B3) that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and caffeine. Caffeine has antioxidant properties that will soothe skin while also helping reduce puffiness too.
if you’ve been dealing with acne and want to stop future breakouts, try the Disco Face Mask. Formulated with papaya, charcoal, willow bark, eucalyptus and aloe, it’s gentle on your skin. The company suggests that you use it three times a week in the shower before shaving. The mixture helps clean pores, draw out toxins and restore the skin’s natural pH balance.
If you want to go whole hog, as it were, pick up the Regimen Set. This skin care package contains the Disco face mask, moisturizer, eye stick, face scrub and cleanser. It also makes a great gift if you’re shopping for your partner.
Check out the Disco skin care website for more product combinations and prices.