Men are starting to take skincare seriously

  • Written by a Staff Writer

How Aussie Brand Othr Half is driving the change with their premium 3-step routine.

Navigating the shelves for skincare is daunting enough as it is. For guys, this was proving an almost impossible task, as Tanis experienced first-hand during her 10 years in the skincare industry.

Over time, the number of partners enquiring about specific products for their boyfriends and husbands increased, which proved one thing - Men were now looking for ways to begin their skincare journey, and do so in a serious manner. Despite this, the idea of walking into a store and picking up a select routine was still a foreign concept, as the number of products on offer, types of products, and confusing terms was proving too much for guys to grasp.

In 2020, Tanis and her partner Tim began talking daily about the space, specifically in Australia. For Tim, he understood that he was fortunate to have someone close to him who could help him navigate the space and point him in the right direction when it came to the products he required. Although this was the case, he realised that most guys weren’t in this position and consequently weren’t ticking the box when it came to this form of self-care.

Enter Othr Half. Having launched in April of this year, the Australian skincare brand has set out to provide simplified, high quality natural skincare solutions to men from all walks of life. Further to the products on offer, they pair wanted to develop a brand that would lay a platform for education. Tim and Tanis knew that it was one thing to create great products, but their true mission was to help men understand why they should be rounding out their self-care routine, the overall benefit of natural skincare formulations, and the plus side of maintaining a routine.


Othr Half has launched to the public with their hero pack, Baseline. Baseline consists of three fundamental skincare items. Each product has been thoughtfully formulated alongside some of Australia’s best natural cosmetic formulators to do their job extremely well and are most effective when used in a consistent routine. Here’s a breakdown of what’s included:

Downpore: Everyday Face Cleanser

Downpore is a trusted facial cleanser, designed to freshen you up in the morning and wash the day away at night.

Face cleansers are essential in maintaining the health of your skin. Without them, the dirt, excess oils, and external pollutants that gather on your face throughout the day will stay there, which can cause breakouts and further aggravate your skin. Downpore has been crafted to suit all skin types, ensuring the user's skin remains balanced and hydrated whilst receiving a thorough clean.

Featured Hero Ingredients:

Licorice Root Extract, Willow Bark Extract & Salicylic Acid, Green Tea

Refinery: Face Exfoliant

A no-nonsense facial exfoliant designed to help buff away dead skin both manually and enzymatically. Refinery clears the old to make room for the new.

Refinery provides your skin with the thorough reset that it deserves. Through both manual and enzymatic exfoliation, it promotes smooth skin texture and even skin tone, whilst helping to eliminate flaky and dull skin and the likelihood of getting pimples and ingrown hairs.

Featured Hero Ingredients:

Pineapple & Papaya Enzymes, Pumice, Activated Charcoal & Jojoba beads, Benzoic Acid

Gatekeeper: Everyday Face Moisturiser

A loyal everyday moisturiser designed to restore hydration and maintain the youthful appearance of your skin.

The best moisturisers for men help to maintain the skin's moisture barrier, leaving a hydrated and healthy surface whilst reducing excessive dry, dull and flaky areas. Gatekeeper, a jack of all trades, is a lightweight and hydrating formula designed to target the most common skincare concerns for guys.

Featured Hero Ingredients:

Kakadu Plum Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane & Vitamin E

When seeing Othr Half’s products for the first time, it becomes immediately clear that a high level of thought has been put into every aspect of the range. From the packaging design, to the instructions included on each item, Othr Half are serious about finally simplifying the skincare game for men and putting forth formulations that truly hold them in a class of their own.

You can view the Othr Half range here.


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