I don’t know about you, but this often happens to me. I often use le bfs shaving cream (guilty) and he often puts his hands in my face products. Okay maybe not all of them (I don’t think that guys appreciate facial oils and serums). Guys in general find it more difficult to have any kind of skin routine- they will wash their face (if at all) with soap and be done with it. Something about women’s skincare scares them and gives them the idea that men’s grooming has to be as precise and long. I have a full skin-routine – cleanse, tone, exfoliate, moisturize and treat. As a woman I take out the time for my skin because I know you need to start early in order to maintain healthy-looking skin through the years. So often, a man will see a woman’s facial routine and be completely freaked out by the amount of time it takes.
Luckily it doesn’t have to so difficult for the guys with the help of the Lab Series Skincare for Men products. Lab Series Skincare for Men was developed over 20 years ago and is especially developed for men, and has a very simple Clean-Shave-Treat system for your average guy-on-the-go. The products are easy to use, and cater for all of the skin-care needs that a man has. Now luckily, Steve was already using some-sort of cleanser to wash his face every night (yes sometimes it was mine) and he is very good with sunblock so he was very excited about trying out the products for me and giving me his opinion so I can report back.
The Lab Series Skincare for Men basic routine consists of just 3 products: A Multi Action Cleanser, The Pro LS Treatment and the Power Protector Sunblock. I was taking Steve’s notes down through out the week to see what he has to say about the products and whether or not he wants to continue using it and recommend it to other folks.
Please note that I did have to paraphrase his words. I just didn’t feel like “Ya babe, its kiff” is a good enough sentence to use 😉
The Multi Action Cleanser Power Wash: This little guy combines everything in one- it is a cleanser, an exfoliator and a beard softener (grrr I hate beards).Perfect for the guys on the move.
What the boyfriend had to say: This is the product that he liked the most. Incredibly easy to use and it does everything in one go. The exfoliating beads are very soft and he has been using the wash every day. The skin felt smooth after using the product. He highly recommends it 🙂
The Pro LS: All in one facial treatment. As the case with the Cleanser, the Pro LS also combines a few steps into one: it soothes after shaving, takes away the oiliness in the skin and moisturizes all in one go. Sometimes I wish they made these things for women, instead of me using so many different products to keep my face oil free and moisturized. Just one, and you’re done!
What the boyfriend had to say: Although he liked the product, he has been struggling to use it every day. For a guy who never used anything it takes time to adjust to such a product. I did a bit of research and that it is the case with most men. They feel a bit uncomfortable at first but since they see the result that the product does, they are more willing to use it every day. He thinks he will use it twice a day in winter, when the skin tends to be more dry and tight, as it is a very rich, moisturizing product.
The Power Protector SPF 50 – This product not only protects your skin from the sun, but also helps even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark circles. Again, why isn’t there one like this for ladies? I use three different products to achieve all of this!
What the boyfriend had to say: As he is a very avid golf player, this was super handy for him. He mentioned that he liked the texture – not very thick, and easy to apply and rub into the skin. Personally (for both of us) the SPF factor of 50 is a little too high for a normal day, but when he spends the day on the golf course, it’s perfect. He is going through this product the fastest, because he uses a lot of it every day.
Okay so now that you have read all about this awesome brand, I have a surprise for you! I have a hamper to give to one of you so you can spoil that special man in your life, just in time for Christmas! Be it your boyfriend, husband, father ,brother or your best guy friend, I guarantee you that any man will be glad to see this under the Christmas tree!
Entering is extremely easy: Follow the Gentleman’s Journal (@TheGentlemanSA) on Twitter and Tweet us (I’m @irinadoman) the answer to this simple question “What are the 3 basic Lab Series Skincare for Men products that every man should use?”. Please also use the #LabSeriesSA in your answer.
Competition is open from today (17.12) and will run until Sunday (22.12). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday!
If you can’t wait to hear if you have won and want to spoil the special main your life, all three products as well as the full Lab Skin Series Range is available at selected Edgars, Red Square,Woolworths, Stuttafords, Foschini and Truworths Stores . The Multi Action Face Wash retails for R270 for 100 ml, The Pro LS for R295 for 50 ml, and the Power Protector goes for R480 for 100 ml.
Good luck! 🙂