Me (to E):  What do you think about a men’s section on Scatterbraintures?

E:  Good idea.

Me:  What do we call it?

E:  Macho Corner.

Me:  Let’s make this a regular thing, how about Macho Monday?

E:  Ok lang, sounds good.

Me:  Now go try this face mask :D

Thus, Macho Monday was born.

I’m sure we can’t sustain posting a Macho Monday every week. I just thought it was fun to force get E to try skin care stuff and hear what he has to say about them.

On to the mask.

This was a free sample and I can’t remember how long I’ve had this mask in my drawer. I had a feeling it was going to be too drying on me since I use tretinoin.

I thought it would be perfect for E. For reference, E’s skin is very tolerant. His skin is oily but he’s lucky he only gets an occasional pimple every few months. He also has a few blackheads but they’re not very visible.

Product Claims:

  1. Generates self-heating action on contact with skin.
  2. Unclogs pores and refines skin texture.
  3. Skin feels deeply cleansed and shine-free.
  4. Skin feels purified for up to 7 days.


Garnier Self-heating Mask


As I applied the mask on E’s face, he panicked. He said the product was getting hot. I forgot to tell him in advance that it was supposed to be self-heating :P

E’s take on the product:

  1. It’s warm on the face.
  2. It’s easy to rinse (but there’s a lot to rinse off)
  3. “Tell them I accidentally got some in my mouth. And it tastes minty.”
  4. “My face feels tight afterwards, tight and smooooth.”
  5. “It didn’t get all of my blackheads, pero ok na rin.”


We have yet to wait 6 more days for claim #4.

But seriously though, how exactly do we assess the feeling of purified skin?

Garnier Self-heating Mask


We’ll post an update next Monday.

And hopefully, we’ll be able to post more useful reviews of men’s grooming products in the future i.e., shaving cream, facial scrub, razors, and all the stuff I can get him to use… right E?

Notes: This is a first impression review. The mask is priced at Php 49 and is available at Watsons.


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: | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


  1. Whoa! This is a great idea! How I wish bf is as game as him. By the way, I love how you've put the mask on his face :D Super pantay and smooth ha. I hope you can post more macho mondays, I'll suggest bf to read it too :D

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  3. Hey Tellie, when I initially put the product on him, I didn't get it on his brows. Kaso he went to the mirror and tried to get it as close to his eyes as possible thinking I did a sloppy job at applying it on :P

  4. Hi Ile, I think it's because of the menthol. :P Anyway, does your bf use sunscreen? E has a light skin tone and I wish he uses sunscreen.

  5. I like this product and so does my hubby! Haha! I “asked” (aka threatened) him to try it too and though he also panicked when he felt the heating action taking place, me thinks he liked it.

  6. At first I was like, “OH CRAP YOU GOT IT ON HIS BROWS!”.. And then I realized, it's a wash-off kind of mask. If it's a peel-off mask I've a feeling this'd be the last Macho Mondays :))

  7. Macho Mondays FTW! Finally, a post I can definitely relate to. Congrats for starting this series!

  8. Hahaha! It was cool of him to be game on being your “lab rat”

    Might give this a try. Nakakaintriga ang self-heating feature.

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