I hope you are having a great week. I am slowly getting back to my blogging schedule. I have been rather busy since two months. During this time I really missed it here, discussing with you about products we love or hate. The topic might look like superficial in the end but I met all kinds of amazing people through this little blog during last years which makes all the effort worthwhile.
Today I have something which I haven't reviewed before, skincare for men. I occasionally show a perfume or two but skin care is something which most men are still coming to terms with. I can definitely see more man using moisturizers and night creams. My last two gifts to my father and my father-in-law consisted of moisturizers. That said there is still lots men can learn from women on this category. After all we are the queens of skin care! Thomas got to test two products from Clarins Men Anti-Age Skin Care line, Revitalizing Gel and Clarins Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum. I asked him frequently how these felt like, here are his thoughts and my bits in there, hope you enjoy...
|Clarins Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum, Revitalizing Gel|
First things first, for men, it has to be technological dude! Clarins got this right. Being woman working in a technical field, I have to admit I am drawn to products which have interesting opening closure mechanism as well. Below I tried to give you an idea of how it works but let me tell you, it is not as complicated as it looks. One has to twist the silver ring in the direction of the arrows and voila, you have the pump out. No wait, it is not the pump which is coming out, it is the protection which goes down. Well made, looks like the skincare of the aliens living in a more technological planet, well made and fun!
And of course the colors, blue and silver. Once hubby was out of moisturizer, I offered one with a pink packaging and he refused to put it on haha! What is that with men and color? I know men who would happily help you carry plastic bags around as long as they are not pink! Go figure.
|Opening mechanism: Clarins Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum, Revitalizing Gel|
As for the product, Clarins got the most important thing right. It shouldn't sit on the skin, it should be absorbed, if possible instantly. After all no men would like to be seen wearing skin care. The gel texture of both of the products, Clarins Men Anti-Age Skin Care line, Revitalizing Gel and Clarins Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum make this possible. Out of curiosity I stole some of these and applied on me (after all I am the one who is typing the reviews!) and I was blown away by the fact that how fast it was absorbed. Of course this is achieved by some amount of alcohol in Revitalizing Gel so I include the ingredients list below for your reference. Revitalizing Gel has Shea Butter and Oat Kerne Extracts to get the man of your life a glowing skin while the others think it is his natural complexion.
There is an application video of how-to apply the eye serum on Clarins Website. I wished I had seen it before because Thomas got a good amount in his eyes during the first trials. Men and eye serums, gosh, this is something which needs a little bit more time I guess. Anyway there is caffeine in there to get rid of puffiness it also aims at dark circles as a long time effect. These are always hard to test but it leaves a nicely hydrated eye area after the usage. Both of these products are very light weight in our terms and suitable for secret skin care admirers, ehm, men!
|Ingredients & packaging: Clarins Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum, Revitalizing Gel (click to maximize)|
Final thoughts: Clarins Men Age Control Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum and Revitalizing Gel are both light weight, easily absorbed products with a nice nerdy touch to the packaging. From what I can tell, Thomas liked them both since the bottles are now empty!
Does your hubby, father, brother use skin care? To what extend?
Disclaimer: The products in this post were sent free of charge for
I am not paid for this review. All opinions are mine and my hubby's ;-)