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It’s Raining "Men" in My Bathroom

I’m growing a liking to men’s grooming products.

It all started with the Gillette Mach 3.  E insisted that there’s a huge difference between disposable razors and the more expensive ones that have 3 blades and state of the art pivoting precision.

I was not convinced so he had me try his razor to shave my armpits.  From that point on, I never used any other razor ever again. I even bought my own so we won’t have to switch blades when one of us has to use it.

I like shaving with the Mach 3 coz I get the whole thing done with only 3 passes each underarm.  I underwent 3 diode laser hair removal sessions in the past so note that my pits aren’t that bushy. Anyway, I noticed that I get less nicks and fewer ingrown hairs since I used Mach 3.

My men’s razor affair was followed by using men’s shaving cream.  Seeing E use shaving cream almost every day heightened my curiosity as to why he uses it and how it works.  In the past, I used to just soap my pits and shave away.  Then I found out that shaving is so much better with shaving cream. I get even lesser nicks and I cant remember when the last was that I got ingrown hairs. Add to that, I also get to see which areas I already shaved which is particularly helpful when I shave my legs.

Using men’s shaving cream was more for convenience though. Because I could just buy shaving cream for women but I didn’t want to add any more products in the shower.  Currently, E and I use  Gatsby’s Shaving Foam for Sensitive Skin. Tip: Don’t dare try mentholated ones, they’ll burn your armpits like hell.

The most recent addition to my list of men’s products is Olay Men’s Solutions Multi-Solution Revitalizing Cream. I’ve been using this for about 2 weeks now and so far I’m loving it.

Since I ran out of moisturizers some time late last year, I’ve been using body lotion on my face (Cetaphil Restoraderm) and some of the sample moisturizers I got from Glamourbox.  Cetaphil Restoraderm is awesome but as it is getting warmer, I decided to buy a lighter moisturizer.

Initially, I was set on buying Olay Total Effects with Cooling Essence, but I thought Php 799 was too expensive for a basic moisturizer that won’t do anything else but moisturize.

I had the brightest idea of checking out their men’s line thinking that if it’s basic I’m looking for, I’ll probably find it in the men’s section. If I find anything there with ingredients similar to cooling essence, I’ll buy it.

And I did.

It only cost me Php 399 — half as cheap for the same amount of product.

First 10 ingredients –  Olay Men’s Multi-Solution Moisturizer:
Water, glycerin, niacinamide, isohexadecane, dimethicone, isopropyl isostearate, polyacrylamide, sorbitan stearate, cetyl alcohol, sucrose polycottonseedate

First 10 ingredients –  Olay Cooling Essence:
Water, glycerin, niacinamide, isohexadecane, dimethicone, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol, panthenol

Based on the ingredients list Olay Men’s Multi-solution Moisturizer might be a good dupe for Olay Total Effects Cooling Essence.

I am mostly likely to write in-depth post for this moisturizer. For now, let me just say that I like it a lot and it doesn’t smelly as musky and heavily fragranced as I imagined it would be.

Let me know if you also use products marketed for men. I hope I’m not alone.

19 Comment

  1. I have to use mach 3 too! I often wax but there are times when I have to shave too. I've used Rexona Men deodorant in the past whenever I go to aerobics. I dunno I just like the chemistry of the scent with my sweat,hahaha. Looking forward for the moisturizer review!

  2. I got them from Watsons (Aside from shaving cream they also have oil control film, bifesta makeup remover, and hair products)

  3. Cool! The only thing that keeps me from buying products targeted for men is if they have a masculine scent. Otherwise, it's A-ok!

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