I want to blog about men's grooming products, a topic I haven’t yet discussed. I am not certain many men will read this because it will not contain talk about any sport or have images of pretty girls, but I am going to try. Most men are fairly simple in their approach to getting ready for the day or buying a product. We women are the ones losing hours of our life researching a product, scouting it out, and applying it. Instead a man’s approach is to see it or hear it is good through a friend and, BAM, it is bought and applied. Then they are on their merry way.
I read many magazines to get a feel of products and trends. Men’s product reviews are like show and tell, a picture and maybe a few sentences about it. Not an article. Why? They don’t need all of the information. They just want the important facts. So men, if you are still with me, I will be short; yet, informative.
Years ago, men's products were pretty straight forward. There was shaving cream, talc, aftershave, and maybe cologne for the face and body. There was also hairspray and gel for their locks. Now there are facial scrubs, hair pomade, putty and molding paste, teeth whiting, and under eye patches. YES, I just said that there are anti-aging patches made to target men. Women don’t want wrinkles. So why would men, right? The product is called Under Eye Treatment by Recipe for Men. This is from a company out of Sweden. The price is $36.00 for 6 pads. Does it work? Men’s Health says it is worth a try.
Men, are your lips starting to feel dry? How about trying Buchler’s Chapped Skin Remedy for $7.00? It is from the website themotley.com. That website sounds manly, doesn’t it? The lip balm has no parabens, fragrance, or shine, but it does have a 12 SPF if you do outdoor work or sports.
The picks that I actually love are these last two. The Cool Fix by Anthony Logistics is $11.00 travel size at Anthony.com. It is a shaving product that helps reduce redness after shaving or waxing, (This works for us too ladies!) releases trapped ingrown hairs, helps with razor burn and bumps, and prevents future ingrown hairs.
Finally my most favorite pick is the newer cologne Red by Ralph Lauren Polo ($44.00). It has a scent that will have the women begging to “Like” you for sure on Facebook. I know many of you men might say, "This is all good, but I will stick to using my wife’s shaving gel or facial cleanser that is in the bathroom." I say, “COME ON MEN, make an effort to go out of the box and surprise your gal or partner by buying a product on your own!" It may win you over some points for effort and you might like the benefits that come with using these products. Before long you will even have to hide your toiletries from your other half.