I don’t really buy into why all so many skincare products have to be gender specific. I am sure that it has more to do with clever marketing that has made us just follow suit. Ok, that may be a smidgen cynical. I am sure that there are some real epidermal differences between men’s and women’s skin but I am sure that the differences are mainly to do with our consumer needs, concerns and habits.
These days many of our personal care items are blurring the gender divide. Here are a few of our regular culprits.
| YuskinA or Yu-Be as it is called in the UK |
is a medicated concentrated glycerine moisturiser. Hiro’s staple moisturiser. For me, it is perfect for areas of stubbornly dry patches.
| Aesop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant |
This is quite a unique product as it is a dry mix of crushed exfoliating botanicals that can be mixed into our facial cream or gel based cleansers in a sort of bespoke mixture that suits our different needs.
| Kiehls Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil |
Great applied on my wet hair as it helps to ease the frizz and it creates tidier waves and curls for my thick coarse hair. Hiro keeps his hair short all over these days and this helps to keep his sensitive scalp from drying out in the cold. Also a favourite on the body when we are on sunny holidays.
| Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Gokujyun Moisturising Lotion |
Great as after shaving for men as it is alcohol free so it soothes and smooths the skin without causing irritation. I tend to pat a little onto my face as a skin prep before applying moisturiser to relieve the feeling of tightness after washing, boost hydration and add plumpness to the texture of my skin.
| Aesop Resolute Hydrating Body Balm |
This spicy aroma cream was a gift from a friend. It has turned out to be a wonderfully hydrating foot cream for both of us. Perfect as as do our fair share of wandering!