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gary_9vj



Joined: 04 May 2007
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Location: USA

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 12:33 am    Post subject: Skincare for men? Reply with quote

Hi, I'm a 27yr old male with great skin, and I'd like to keep it that way.

I've never really used a moisturizer, but I think I'm going to start right now just so I can get a good lead.

Can anyone recommend me a good moisturizer for men? Is there any real difference between skincare products for males and females?

What ingredients should I look for?

Thanks!
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desmond



Joined: 05 May 2007
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My husband is 32 and wanted to start using skin care products. He uses Jack Black's Double Duty moisturizer, which is a moisturizer made just for men and it has SPF 20 in it for sun protection. I've been looking around for skin care information for men online and found and interesting site cosmetics-hair.com Itís an e-Shop and products are pretty good, if you're interested in more than just moisturizers for your face. Good luck.
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jamesherried



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ingredients used in mens' skin care products are basically the same as those used in skin care products that women commonly buy. There is no "male version" of L-ascorbic acid, for example.

Anyone who has ever taken a marketing or advertising class knows that companies typically choose a "target market" (eg- males, females, teenagers, senior citizens, Afro-Americans,etc.) before they sell their products and put their ads together, and they do this to market their products more effectively. So creating a line of skin care products for men is just a marketing strategy to help sell the products to a wider range of people, even though the products and ingredients are the same. Since you're a male, I wouldn't make the mistake of assuming that the best skin products for you are necessarily those marketed for men. It's the "ingredients" in the product that are important to you as a consumer, not the marketing strategy used to sell the product.
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Dfontaine



Joined: 08 May 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and to add to what James said, even though there are certain differences in male and female skin mostly due to hormones, there is a much bigger difference between say dark skin and pale skin.

Generally I find products targeted to only men are more about the fragrance than the ingredients and are generally not effective. I would stay away from all products that have a men's and womens line as most of them are more interested in selling products than making good one's.

I was approached by someone to design a skin care products for people with fibromyalgia. There is a long list of things that can't go in it, but I almost laughed when I saw how much people were selling water,glycerin silicones and Emusifying wax for.
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dawndelcastillo



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: eye area skin care and mens products Reply with quote

As someone who uses a ton of different types of skin care products and have found that there are some that work and some that don't I can totally understand where you are coming from on trying to find something that works and especially when it comes to products for men. what everyone is saying in this forum is correct, the main difference is packaging and fragrance. There are several great products that help prevent wrinkles as well as minimize existing ones and they are Lancome's Elastin based lotion and Relastin's elastin based lotion. I have been using Lancome's for quite some time and i really do love it, however I have had the pleasure of trying Relastin Skin Revitalizer and it is amazing. It goes on smooth and doesn't leave a greasy residue or feeling on your skin, for men I would imagine this would be important. It doesn't sweat off or cause your skin to feel more greasy either. The only draw back is the lack of sunscreen but it is best to use a separate product anyways.

Relastin offers several different discounts on their sites to help you get acquainted. visit them at relastin.com

take care everyone, if you try the product please write about what you think....
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jamesherried



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, in regards to choosing the best skincare products for you as an individual, it's not your gender that matters; it's your skin type that's important.
For example, a person with oily skin (regardless of gender) would ideally use a different moisturizer from that used by a person with dry skin. In fact, some people claim that if you have oily skin, you don't need a moisturizer at all. Also, a person with oily skin would ideally use serums and gels (rather than creams) for the delivery of active ingredients into the skin.
In fact, Dr. Denese claims that ideally everyone should use serums and gels for the delivery of active ingredients, because she claims that the moisturizing properties of creams tend to impede the absorption of the active ingredients into the the skin. So her approach is to use serums and gels for the delivery of active ingredients, then use creams for moisturing.
In regards to skin type, traditionally dermatologists have recognized only four skintypes, I believe. But Dr. Leslie Baumannn, in her book "The Skin Type Solution", claims that there are actually 16 skin types, and she claims that to find out what products are best for you, you need to find out which one of those sixteen skin types you have. The problem there is that it can be hard to find out exactly which one of those sixteen skin types you have. But in some cases, it's obvious that a person has dry skin, or oily skin, in general.
Another problem is that I noticed that Dr. Baumann (in her book) recommends at lot of products made by Johnson & Johnson. Then I found out that she works for that company. But her message about choosing the right product for your skintype is still clear
So the bottom line here is that your gender is generally not important in regards to what skincare products you choose (with the exception of estrogen creams); it's your skintype that should be the determining factor in regards to what products you use.
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angelina22



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you could use it that would make your skin cool looking and will give an fairer look too.
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