Staff Picks: Beauty products our men swear by
We hug them, we kiss them, we get our faces pretty close to theirs so they better be taking good care of their skin! Seriously though, we PV girls are pretty obsessive about our skin care that we try to make sure that our loved ones are taking care of themselves, too. Getting men to do this can be a particular challenge (some just vehemently refuse to put anything on their faces) but some of us have had a bit of luck making a convincing case for following a regular skin routine. So today, we're letting you in on what our dads, husbands, boyfriends and brothers have on their vanity!
Liz: When I first met James, the only "beauty" product he used was the basic Safeguard soap. This was, obviously, unacceptable! He actually has pretty good skin before but now I'd like to think it's even better. I can't make him use moisturizer or sunscreen (ugh) but he does love nice cleansing products. His staples are the Shiseido Speedy Perfect Whip, Lux Body Wash, and Himawari Oil in Shampoo. He's also a huge fan of the Pantene 3-Minute Miracle Conditioner since it makes his hair look sleeker!
Every so often I'd force him to mask up with me. It's our bonding time. Leaders of course is the best sheet mask brand, but when he's got blocked pores I make him use the Origins Charcoal Mask. <3 You know what, one of these days I'd make him write about his skincare routine and how it's like dating a beauty person mwahahaha.
Den: I honestly can't relate when women can't get their men to use skincare - my husband is so into it that at one point, he had three kinds of moisturizer and an eye cream! These days he swears by the Burt's Bees Anti-blemish Solutions line, Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-wrinkle Extra Protection Day Care, and occasionally swipes from my Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream Ex. He uses virgin coconut oil to shave, and has his own concealer from Artdeco.
Kim: My boyfriend of six years is loyal to Kojie San. He's been using the stuff for years, and I've witnessed how it cleared out his acne marks from puberty and gave him stellar skin in general. I've also gotten him into a nose pack (Clear Nose White) and sheet mask (Etude House) habit. The couple that does skincare together, stays together?
Stacie: My brother suffered from acne for a few years, making him extremely OC with his skin. Currently, he uses Master Anti-Pimple Facial Cleanser after washing his face with a regular foaming cleanser. His routine consists of cleansing three times a day, a tip we actually got from our mama. He also goes for a facial cleaning once a month and visits his dermatologist whenever he has skin concerns.
Katsy: I have only ever gotten Mark to try out the a few products once (which he "reviewed" here) but that's about it. I am still in the process of convincing him to use skincare of any kind. Sadly, no progress yet.
Rae: Except for VMV Hypoallergenics SuperSkin 3 toner, my husband doesn't have skin care staples. He just uses whatever I place on the sink. Sometimes I do ninja moves when he's asleep and apply serum or gel moisturizer on his face. His skin responds well to the Laneige Perfect Renew Serum. Haha! My goal now is to get him to use sunblock regularly. He's paler than me and burns easily.
Angela: My handsome dad loves putting on Nivea sunscreen on his face every day. I think that's the reason why he doesn't look his real age!
Jorj: My husband's low maintenance, to say the least. The only skincare product he uses is Likas Papaya, which has been a staple in his routine (of just washing his face and whole body with soap) since he was in college. He likes it because it brightens his face. He had a bad case of acne in high school, but he doesn't have marks. So, yes, Likas Papaya actually works!
Are the men in your life conscious about their skin care? How do you convince them to try products?