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In the relentless pursuit of excellence and perfection, our team of scientists develop remarkable cutting-edge formulations specifically designed and optimised for the characteristics of men’s skin.

Engineered for men

Combining extensive research focusing on the nature of men’s skin and innovative highly-concentrated plant-based actives, Henry’s collection has been specially developed to deliver formulations of the highest quality and efficacy. Targeting male-specific skin concerns with carefully selected actives supported by clinical data and scientific validation. Discover some of the physiological vulnerabilities of men’s skin that Henry’s products have been specially formulated and designed to confront and counteract.

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Combining extensive research focusing on the nature of men’s skin and innovative highly-concentrated plant-based actives, Henry’s collection has been specially developed to deliver formulations of the highest quality and efficacy. Targeting male-specific skin concerns with carefully selected actives supported by clinical data and scientific validation. Discover some of the physiological vulnerabilities of men’s skin that Henry’s products have been specially formulated and designed to confront and counteract.

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Larger Pores + Oilier Skin

Due to higher testosterone levels male epidermis (outer layer skin) has larger pores and more active sebaceous glands. In men, testosterone is converted to dehydro testosterone (DHT) by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. Testosterone controls hormone receptors in the skin which are responsible for sebum secretion, sweat production, hair growth, and other factors. As a result of higher testosterone levels, male skin can be three times more oiler than female skin. This higher secretion of sebum in male skin can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.

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Skin Thickness

The male epidermis is 20 percent thicker and contains more collagen. However, skin thickness in men decreases with age, beginning around age 20 years old. With ageing, the outer epidermis skin layer thins due to natural collagen loss, which tends to decrease more rapidly as males age.

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Lower Antioxidant Protection

The male epidermis has lower natural antioxidant protection, making it more susceptible to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the leading cause of oxidative stress in the skin, triggered by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules and atoms that can damage cells, causing cell ageing. They are generated by sunlight exposure and toxic air pollutants, which break down collagen and oxidise the lipid layer in the skin, impairing skin-barrier function. Uncontrolled oxidative stress over time accelerates the skin’s ageing process, contributing to the loss of collagen and elastic fibers, resulting in fine wrinkles, dull skin and premature signs of ageing. Further affecting the skin’s barrier function and the ability to maintain adequate moisture and firmness.

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UV Damage + Ageing

The male epidermis is more susceptible to UV damage and is less tolerant to oxidative stress caused by UV damage. UV damage increases inflammation, accelerated ageing signs, and sun-induced DNA Skin Cell damage. As men age, signs of ageing can occur more rapidly, with men’s skin mostly being affected by forehead lines, crow’s feet, sagging puffy under eyes, and dark circles, increasing the look of tiredness. With age, men tend to experience more age spots, wrinkles, and lines that have deeper more pronounced grooves.

Our Clarifying Facial Cleanser is designed to actively replenish the skin, boost hydration, and build cell metabolism.

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