We promised you the stories of our two Macho blokes who have been trialling our Men’s kits –
We hope you enjoy!
Macho Man 1 – Chris
Written by Meagan. about her husband, who has never used skin care and –
actually consented to both using it, being written about and having his photos used!!
The end of Men’s Month brings the end of me watching my husband master a daily Skin Care regime.
He has pretty good skin, is very outdoorsy, loves the ocean and never – seldom wears a sunblock. He doesn’t really believe in skin care though nods his head when he is told, and is interested to read about the science behind Osmosis. His background is in science and he works in a scientifically based field which has helped him see the relevance. Here are my observations from the four week period. You can read the funny stories from his initial use if you look back on our first men’s month News.
His skin really does look amazing! I would have used the words plump and glowing – but he took that as an insult and thought i was saying chubby and greasy!! He just looks fresh! I feel like he would continue to use the regime without any reminding now, but he also did ask ‘Does this mean i don’t have to do it anymore”.
Sometimes men and skin care are a little tricky, I’m not sure if he’s pretending not to care to seem masculine, or is it possible he’s actually enjoyed using it as well as the results. He definitely has needed less “nagging” to use his kit as the month has progressed and he has mastered only using one pump plus saving the cleanser for just his face rather than using it as a total body wash!
In a magical world, I would convince Chris to have a series of Dermafrac treatments. It’s a great treatment for those with some (or a lot) of sun damage and left over acne scars (not Chris). Dermafrac is something that would tie in
perfectly with his at home care. If you, or your man would be up for microdermabrasion and skin needling, definitely take the plunge and suggest a series. The difference in both men and women’s skin when using
product with treatment is extraordinary.
The Osmosis Replenish serum.
I thought, Cleanser, fine, Moisturiser, fine, but the serum would be pushing my luck. He said it kind of tingled at first, but then made him feel really ‘clean’ and he’d prefer to use that over a moisturiser. Men hey!
Macho Man 2 – Joe
Whilst my Husband Chris has been trialling the Osmosis pack, our good friend Joe has been putting the Aspect Dr pack to the test. He has now used it for four weeks, so we asked for his opinion/thoughts on it.
Joe works outdoors as a Carpenter, so his skin is exposed to all weather conditions. He seems to have a tan all year round, so we asked if he uses a sunblock
“Nope, only when surfing in Summer I’ll put on zinc sometimes so I don’t get fried”
The Aspect Dr kit is perfect for Joe, as it contains aDeep Clean cleanser, great for removing the dirt and grime of a construction site. The Active C Vitamin C serum is a powerful antioxidant fighting free radicals and helping the sunblock to perform better. There’s also the Dry Touch SPF 50 which we’re dying for him to use every day.
Unlike Chris, Joe found the products very easy to use. Wash face, put on serum, rub in sunblock and away he went. He used comments like “It’s so easy having it in the shower, I use it every day”, “I feel like the serum is making me look younger-because that’s what my girlfriend told me it’s doing”, “I feel so clean” and “There’s no greasy feel at all, I can’t even tell it’s on”.
We noticed the Aspect Dr Vitamin C Serum made a dramatic difference in his skin tone. It looks genuinely healthier, as the antioxidants rid him of the ‘rough’ texture that sometimes comes with tanned skin.
It’s great to know that Joe would happily continue this routine.
The after shots! Thanks guys!
We sincerely thank these “Men” for their time, their skin, their efforts and especially for their honesty in their opinions of what came easy and what didn’t. They have both said they will continue with looking after their skin as they now realise it’s ok, it doesn’t hurt, they look and feel better and, most importantly their skin will be healthier for it.
Hopefully this helps / intrigues / inspires you to start skin care yourself – or start chatting to your man about it. Men age, dehydrate, get acne, blemishes, and pigmentation just like women. It’s important to treat and look after it!
Don’t hesitate to head yourself or your man to our online consultation page if help is needed.
We’ll be leaving the reduced price on both the Men’s kits for the time being – just in case we’ve inspired you to make a change.
If you would like more information on caring for specific male skin concerns check out our Men’s Skin page.
During Men’s Month we asked our female clients about the men in their life’s skin; their attitudes and whether they used any product, including Sunblock.