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.


Hi, I’m Rae and I am a scatterbrain. I am in my 30s and I write in this blog from the Philippines. I spend a tiny portion of my time de-stressing with makeup and skin care. Email: scatterbraintures@gmail.com | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


  1. blahblahblogchef Reply

    I haven't used shaving foam. matry nga. :)

  2. Always been wanting to get a better razor… Definitely going to try this out!

  3. Hope it works just as well for you. Let me know how it goes.

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

  5. Where did you buy your Gatsby products? A cousin abroad is making pabilin for us to buy.

  6. I used to steal some of R's Gatsby and Nivea facial wash, hehe!

  7. 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!

  8. Less nicks and less ingrown hair? I'll have to try mach 3 too!

  9. Pretty/Ugly Reply

    I often borrow some of my husband's stuff, maninly his razor. I use his eye cream too.

  10. Haven't really looked into l,oreal men. I'll check that out next time I Go to Watsons

  11. Good thing the scent wasn't manly. But I wish it was unscented..

  12. Kittykatmiyaw Reply

    I also shave my legs and my pits. I see a lot of shaving creams and gels around here somewhere, gotta try it too. Thanks for the idea!

  13. I sometimes use L'oreal Men Expert Facial Wash! I love how squeaky clean my face is after using it.

  14. 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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