There’s a drugstore down E’s office building where there were vaseline reps giving away samples of these. He brought 2 home thinking they would be great for a Macho Monday post.
Before this, I didn’t know that Filipino men are into whitening. E doesn’t need whitening. His skin is already white as it is — the type of white that gets cooked like a shrimp when exposed to the sun. He doesn’t transition from tan to red. He burns right away.
He isn’t really interested in the whitening aspect of this product. But he sure likes exfoliating his skin. Digression: sometimes I cringe whenever I see him swipe a cotton pad drenched in VMV Superskin 3 toner after shaving. He doesn’t swipe, he scours his face — like he’s cleaning a dirty frying pan.
I found it amusing how he described it particularly when he said ‘nothing special’… spoken like a true beauty product reviewer :P
And now I know that he likes mint. I should’ve already known this since his favorite shampoo is Head & Shoulders’ Cool Menthol variant.
I tried the scrub on myself too, before I began my Lush Ultra Bland Experiment. To be honest, I feel like there isn’t any difference between men and women’s foamy scrub cleansers. It wasn’t any harsher and it didn’t smell as manly as I have expected. It feels just like the Garnier Multi-action Scrub or, if it had scrubby bits, the Too Cool For School Rules of Pore Morocco Ghassoul Foam Cleanser. The only difference between those cleansers and Vaseline Men is that the latter had a macho color scheme packaging… and the price point. Women seem to be willing to pay more. I’ve actually been exploring men’s skin care territory because they are cheaper and I’ve already added a few in my grooming routine.
To end this post, I asked E if he would buy the scrub and he said:
Hmmmm… No. Hindi naman ako mahilig bumili. Possibly? Pero hindi ko alam presyo nya.
And with that, let’s assume that the product is not bad, it’s just not mind-blowing enough to buy. I’m sure he’ll just use whatever I put on the sink.