Today I’m stepping on to a new territory and writing about a topic that I’ve been meaning to broach on the blog for quite a while but never got round to. I’ve been wanting to write about the men side of beauty, skin care and health but attempting to convince the men in my family to cooperate was a challenge and a half in itself. I’ve completely won over my Mum and sister, they are quite willing to change up skin care routines, implement more products in to their lives but my Dad and brother, they are in a rut that they refuse to budge from. I’ve seen men be able to take advice for their hair from places like ChaptrHair, so why can’t I bring them over to the beauty world too? However finally they agreed and have been testing out some products for me.
I made my Dad and brother try out some products from the Dove Men+ Care range just a little over a month ago, I wanted them to try the products fully for at least 28 days before reporting back because otherwise they probably would’ve just nodded their heads and said yes, yes it’s great just to get rid of me! Today I have my Dad’s feedback on a couple of the the products from the range and I thought it would be great to share. I did have to nudge him to get information, for example I had to ask him if it made his skin feel more moisturised rather than him sharing that information with me freely. Men eh? The men in my family are definitely not metro-sexual, quick easy and simple routines are definitely more favoured.
The first product that was tested was the Dove Men+ Care Revitalise Shave Gel, which promises to instantly revive tired skin. Now my Dad has always as far as I can remember used Gillette for his shaving needs. Never tried anything else, he used to use shaving foam when I was a little girl and then moved on to the Gillette shaving gel when it came out. I would know, I’ve been stealing his shaving gel for as long as I’ve been shaving my legs! After some moaning and groaning he agreed to give this a try. This is what he had to say: He said that it IS different from his previous one, the razor glides through more smoothly and shaving is slightly more faster than before. His skin doesn’t feel as stripped of moisture as it used to after shaving and it is less irritating. As for reviving skin, he didn’t really notice that much of an impact but his skin from my point of view does look more brighter and less dull skin. However that may be a mixture of this product and the one below! As far as reviews go from my Dad, that was a thumbs up. This retails for £3.49, cheap and cheerful, and I think Gillette may have seen its last day. Now that I’m back at home, I can resume stealing his shaving gel again (our secret!)
I introduce you to Dove Men+ Care Aqua Impact Body and Face Wash. This was slightly out of my Dad’s comfort zone, he is a simple man no frills and no fuss as has been using his Dove Original soap bar for absolutely ever. He likes the scent, it does the job and he sticks to it. I’ve bought him face wash from the Clinique Men’s range because the soap definitely has drying effects on his face however it was too much fuss for him using a separate face wash so it was passed on to my brother. However after confiscating his soap he has been using this product on both body and face. The Dove Men+ Care Micro Moisture technology promises to fight against the cause of skin dryness so I was interested to see if that promise was upheld on my Dad. He told me: The product lathers really well though he does miss his soap as he feels it gives a deeper clean (I think that is in his head) and the scent is nice, not too overbearing like the shower gels I use! He isn’t getting any dryness in his face and likes that he can use one product for everything. Also he thinks that 200ml for £2.75 is an absolute bargain. He has gone back to his soap, but uses this on the face and when he feels his skin is getting dry he reverts back to using this for both body and face. I think his skin does look brighter on his face so thumbs up from the both of us.
You can pick up Dove Men+ Care Products from both Superdrug and Boots.
I hoped you liked today’s post, something a little different from me. I have been getting my brother to try out more products from both Dove and another brand and will report back soon on his thoughts. He goes through shower gels really fast so I’m getting him to try out a few and share his thoughts. Until next time lovelies, take care!