Men and women may claim that they’re the same, but their skin, isn’t. A man’s skin tends to be thicker, rougher, oilier, and tends to dehydrate even more easily than a woman’s skin. Add to this a daily shaving routine, and you can see why guys really do need adequate, nourishing, protecting, hydrating and pampering skin care.
Recently I was introduced to Hey Dude Skincare Solutions for Men. For the clueless, a “dude” is categorized as guy (mostly–although some girls call each other “dude” as well). A dude is no country bumpkin, He’s a masculine guy who knows how to dress and is reasonably suave (e.g. Sean Connery, Will Smith, or George Clooney). He’s well dressed, and he has a cosmopolitan sensibility.
The products in the Hey Dude line definitely live up to the image of a “dude.” The products arrive in sophisticated, lightweight, brushed aluminum pump bottles with bold red and black graphics that just look really cool. And let’s face it, no guy likes to stick his fingers into a jar of cream, so these pumps make application measured, and easy and clean (three things all my male reviewers insist upon).
If I counted correctly, there are 11 different products to deal with everything from rough and dry skin, to a pale face. Since The Advice Sisters only received two of the products, we’ll be focusing on those.
At just $9.50 for a 4 ounce bottle, Hey Dude Clean Skin Gel Cleanser seems like a bargain. It is clear, and colorless, and yet it still cleanses thoroughly without stripping or irritating his skin. The key ingredients include Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin ( a natural moisturizing factor for cleansers), Olive Oil Castile ( a humectant and natural emollient that retains moisture), rose Hip Seed Oil (oil extracted from the fruits of the species of wild roses; contains Vitamin C along with astringent properties), Oil of Kumquat (an essential oil used for its natural fragrance), and Seaweed Extracts (from a group of sea plants of all sizes and shapes with a gelatin-like consistency containing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to promote hydration). and it also eliminates impurities, leaving your skin feeling fresh and energized. A clean skin is essential to prepare his skin for shaving. All the ingredients might sound exotic, but a facial wash is simple to use and understandable to guys (you just wash with it) . If you can get a guy to do this one step, he’ll be open to more skincare.
Hydration, especially during those drying, Winter months, is something every guy needs. Hey Dude Moisturize $27.00 2 fl. oz. is an unscented, oil-free gel that moisturizes with seaweed extracts and hyaluronic acid. Seaweed extracts promote the skin’s hydration, as well as improve its texture with anti-inflammatory capabilities. Hyaluronic acid is an outstanding moisturizing ingredient that draws moisture directly from the air. Other key ingredients include Phenoxyethanol – a natural preservative from grain, plus Ethylhexlglycerin – a natural preservative from vegetable.
What I find particularly unique about this product is that although it is a moisturizer, you apply it to a wet face, dispensing a small amount of product into the hands and massaging it onto the face in a circular motion. Then you rinse it off. So a guy doesn’t have to deal with a residue on his skin — a feeling most of the men I know just can’t get used to.
If you’re a guy reading this, visit the Hey Dude web site and get the products you really want. If you’re a lady looking for a great gift for a guy (the gift of good skin care), then check out all the products and get a few for him to try. Or give the gift the Platinum Gift Set for $188.88 including:
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