With the harsh weather now behind us and sunnier days ahead, I decided it’s time to pay close attention to my overall well-being and in particular the look and feel of my skin. My daily routine changes somewhat throughout the year but currently I’m using Kiehls and MenScience products.
Both skincare product companies offer natural ingredients which in my opinion is the only way to go. I’m against anything that’s too harsh or chemically on my skin, and certainly prefer the less perfumed potions and lotions on the market.
From the small beginnings of a New York City pharmacy to the global company we know today, Kiehls have been trading remedies as well as skin and hair care treatments for the past 160 years. Creating high quality formulas derived from natural ingredients they offer unique product ranges for both men and women, all simply enveloped in recyclable packaging.
Kiehl’s Face Wash
From the array of Kiehls men’s cleansing products I’m currently using the Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, a non-oily gel with a (bearable) light and fresh fragrance and ingredients that include: caffeine, menthol (to wake you right up), vitamin E, and lemon and orange peel extracts. I wet my hands first, then add a small squirt of cleanser, working it into a lather directly on my face. I find I get a really deep cleanse without my skin drying out and my face is left feeling energized, refreshed and alive! This is a mainstay in my bathroom cabinet – I have re-ordered many times as I find the product really compliments and enhances the texture and feel of my skin – the price tag is reasonable for a facial cleansing product too.
MenScience Audroceuticals, based in Florida, USA, were established in 2004 and specialising in men’s grooming products. They create simple ‘no frills’ packaging incorporating natural ingredients into the dermatological-grade products they design with a focus on offering men a skincare range that deals with issues such as anti-aging, acne, skin nutrition and sun protection.
Menscience Face Lotion
I’ve been using the Menscience Advanced Face Lotion for about a week now, moisturising with it day and night. It’s a light-weight, oil-free lotion that incorporates the following natural ingredients: hyaluronic acid, glycerine, green tea, alpha hydroxyl acids, and vitamins A, C and E. Just a small amount squeezed into the palm of your hand is enough to massage into the face and as it soaks in one can immediately feel the skin softening – it’s smooth to the touch and feels slightly more ‘plump’ due to the much needed hydration it’s receiving. There’s also no stickiness or residue as there can be with other products. I imagine if one continued to use this lotion for a long period of time it would definitely improve the texture and look of their skin. Do note however that the Advanced Face Lotion does not include SPF so you’ll have to invest in the TiO2 Sunblock SPF 30, also created by MenScience which is slightly less in price, but also moisturises and softens. I wholeheartedly recommend other men try this great face lotion – with its ultra-light formula, you don’t feel as though you are wearing a product at all.