My long-suffering “beauty husband” is constantly bombarded with products to try. While he does his best to get through the lot I throw his way; I always find tons of unused products (most expired) at the back of his section of the bathroom cabinet. These usually being eye creams, serums and the generally more ‘treatment’ type products.
However, he regularly works his way through basic’s like face washes, sunscreens, deodorants, moisturisers and body lotions.
Now, my darling hubby is covered in tattoos (two full sleeves and legs) and in order to keep them looking their best, he applies lotion to them every day – but only in summer! “Nobody wants his or her tattoos to look dry and scaly, Candice”.
However, in winter it’s a different story. Because his ‘artworks’ are not visible (they’re covered with clothing), he neglects to moisturise his skin daily – and only applies a body lotion when his skin is so dry, it starts to itch! When I asked him why, he said he hates the feeling of applying moisturiser, and then getting dressed and having his clothing stick to his body.
After explaining to him that Vaseline® MENbody Extra Strength Lotion is fast absorbing and non-greasy and, if used regularly, will actively hydrate and soothe his very dry skin, he committed to trying it for 5 days.
The Vaseline® MENbody Extra Strength Lotion is clinically proven to deeply moisturise and relieve very dry skin from the first application. The formula is infused with restoring micro-droplets of Vaseline® BLUESEAL that works to restore dry and damaged skin. It also contains Stratys-3™, a breakthrough in moisturising technology. When used regularly, it fortifies and hydrates the skin, making it more resilient.
This is what he had to say about the product:
“I’ve tried a few products from the Vaseline Men brand before and enjoyed using them. In fact, if I actually buy any body lotions, it’s usually Vaseline.”
Texture & smell: “I liked that the Vaseline® MENbody Extra Strength Lotion is lightweight and not too runny. It absorbed very quickly, wasn’t oily (I hate oily) and gave my skin a nice tingle. Immediately afterwards, my skin felt smooth and moisturised. This feeling lasted the whole day. I also like that the scent of the product isn’t overpowering and disappears after a few seconds. I’d describe it as clean and fresh, but still masculine.”
Packaging: “It’s practical and masculine and, because I travel so much, I liked that the formula is available in two sizes – a 400ml (R49.95) and a small 200ml (R29.95) – perfect for packing in my toiletry bag.”
How did your skin feel after 5 days? “A lot better than it usually does when I don’t apply moisturiser. It wasn’t itchy or dry and felt soft and smooth. I’ve also been using this lotion on my hands and they look a LOT better. Usually in winter they get very dry, but this has made a huge difference. What I like the most is that because it absorbs so quickly, I can get on with my work without waiting for the formula to absorb.”
Would you buy this body lotion? “Yes, without a doubt.”
You’ll find the Vaseline® Men range of products at pharmacies and supermarkets nationwide. For more on the range go to www.vaseline.co.za
This post is sponsored by Vaseline