Borrowing from the Boys…

Due to disruption yesterday this post (which should have gone up yesterday lunchtime) is getting a little longer in the spotlight for you all to add your thoughts! Penny will be back with her musical discoveries this afternoon!

Unsurprisingly, my first stop when it comes to beauty products is not the mens beauty aisle in Boots. Last week however when we were on holiday, I dipped into Pete’s washbag and decided to try out his moisturiser, L’Oreal for Men Wrinkle De-crease. A bit of a cheeky present I got him for his thirtieth (with an anti-aging sub-text!) it had only made it away with us as Pete had remembered he might need a bit of extra attention for his skin after a day of sub zero winds and reflected sun on the slopes.

I was really pleasantly surprised, it had a lovely light fluid texture from the pump dispenser, sunk straight into my parched skin and had that bonus male fresh fragrance that I quite liked! After weeks of super cold weather here in the UK alternating with harsh central heating, I’ve really been battling to keep my skin hydrated and fight the flakes I experience on my t-zone without feeling like I have had to slick my face with overly thick or heavy moisturizer. I couldn’t believe something so light and fresh feeling could do such a great job.

Apart from occasionally borrowing deodorant or a razor if I have run out myself, I’ve never really used mens grooming products and it left me wondering if I was missing out?

Is there anything in your beauty routine that you borrow from the boys?


4 thoughts on “Borrowing from the Boys…

  1. Yum, I love that slightly masculine product smell!

    Mens’ shaving foam is just as good but often half the price.

    Mens’ shaving blades are often better too – more blades and I swear they’re sharper!

  2. My OH uses moisturiser and face scrub now (a littler persuasion from me to look after his skin now he is in his mid thirties!) and I have never thought about pinching his, although now I’m tempted to see if they’re as good as mine! I do pinch his hair products though if I’ve run out of mine!

  3. They have this brand of products for acne-prone skin, Dermalogica, which my brother-in-law uses and I have been tempted to try them.

    Other han that, I have heard stories of the opposite, men sharing women’s products, notably Estee Lauder’s Idealist Pore refiner. That sh*t is super expensive, but it really is good for the skin. Every time I can I get samples. (I splurged for it as a pre-wedding treatment, but haven’t gotten it since then).

  4. I learnt recently my OH shares my St. Ives, wondered why it was disappearing so quickly! I agree, men’s shaving cream/gel is far cheaper than women’s and a Mach 3 is by far the best razor I have ever bought.

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