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Now that I am in my very late 20s (ok my 30s) and pulling a 24 hour day is no longer something I can do and just recover easily from my face needs that extra bit of help. This is the moisturiser I now tend to use the most often.
The pack contains 50 ml of the cream and my last pack cost me £9.00 from a local supermarket. Although after buying it I found it cheaper elsewhere so it may be worth shopping around. I do think it is a tad expensive but as it works it does make it better value.
The product does contain parabens which I know is a negative for some. However, unless another name is being used it does not contain methylisothiazolinone (MI).
It comes in an easy to use pump dispenser and I find half a pump of this is plenty to use for my whole face. I tend to pump it onto the back of my left hand then apply it to my face with two fingers of my right. The turquoise colour of it is a little off putting at first but the cream is nice and light in consistency and it easily spread over my face.
The heat from my hand does tend to melt it slightly which may make it a bit runnier and it is hardly a thick cream to begin with. However, it absorbs quickly and my skin is not left greasy or sticky. It certainly does not increase the oiliness of my ‘T’ – zone which is a plus for me.
No residue is left after using it and the odd colour of the cream is not visible in any way after using it. The product also has light sort of fresh scent to it which is barely noticeable after applying it.
Although I am not prone to dry skin it does keep my skin nicely moisturised and supple and, especially during winter, cared for. It has improved the appearance of dark circles under my eyes which I tend to get from time to time. Whilst my skin has never really been all that rough, discounting stubble that is, but according to my other half since I started using it as my regular moisturiser my skin has become smoother and softer. There is no real tightening effect or if there is it is not an uncomfortable or a noticeable tightness and although the condition of my skin may have been improved by this I don’t think I look any younger. Then again you can’t expect miracles.
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I often have dry skin on my face, especially after I shave, so having some sort of moisturiser to hand is essential for me. I've tried all sorts of different moisturisers, some better than others. It's almost like a gamble for me if I try a new one, whether or not it will do the job properly, or make my face feel greasy and gross. I'm pleased to report that L'Oreal Men Expert, Hydra Energetic, Daily Antifatigue Moisturising Lotion with Vitamin C (phew that's a face full of a product title, isn't it?) is a good'un.
Some moisturisers have a look of single cream, and a viscosity to match, but this L'Oreal cream looks slightly thicker than single cream and juicy as you depress the pump, to get it out of it's tube. It has a slight blueish tinge, making it look somehow medical, medicinal or mentholly - perhaps having a psychological healing effect on my mind, before actually applying it. It looked like it would feel fresh and good for my skin. And it did.
The moisturising lotion smells fresh too, with a clinically, medical, fresh smell that brings to mind a quality of not smelling of perfume fragrances, but rather the sort of lotion that will heal you (I hope that makes sense?). What I'm trying to say, is it smells pretty good.
There's nothing worse than a heavy, claggy, thick moisturiser that you can feel on your face for hours after you've used it. One of the things I love about this product, is that it feels light on the face. It's easy to apply, the viscosity is thick enough for a even coverage, but light enough to absorb into the skin in no time at all.
The 50ml tube of moisturiser came in a box, which I thought was probably a waste of packaging. The container uses pump action to get to the cream. You depress the pump to get a small squirt of lotion, meaning you can regulate how much you use, effectively. When the moisturiser is all gone, you can't depress the pump anymore, so you know it's used up.
The bottle/container says that the lotion fights the five signs of fatigue: Feeling dry, feeling tight, looking dull, feeling less firm, feeling rough. I think it does that. It also says that it helps to reinforce the skins natural resistance - too be honest, I just gauge it works by how little my face hurts from being dry and irritated - it certainly does a good job.
My skin really feels refreshed and indeed revitalised using this moisturiser, I think it's great. The only way it could be improved, would be to do away with the little box it comes in, it's just a waste of packaging and not needed, it goes straight in the bin, so what's the point?
However, I would definitely buy this product again, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. It's the best moisturiser I've used in a long time. I like that it feels light on the face, fresh to smell and small and compact to pop in your bag if you're travelling.
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© MarcoG 2012
I'm not someone who frequently moisturises, but I have been known to go through phases of doing so whenever I remember. I've had a bottle of L'Oréal's Hydra Energetic Moisturising Lotion in the cupboard for around five years, and the fact that it's still around a quarter full proves the fact that maybe I don't take as good care of my skin as I perhaps should!
Price & promises
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Costing £10.19 from Superdrug for the 50ml size, the product is designed to "help fight the signs of fatigue, dull-looking skin and drawn features" - three things that my face probably has in abundance! Unfortunately, the moisturiser doesn't feature a SPF - something which I normally find to be a handy inclusion.
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Containing an ample helping of vitamin C, the moisturiser arrives in a plastic pump-action container surrounded by a card outer box. The lid is removed with ease, and a firm press on the button provides an ample amount of the moisturiser. I found that with time, the nozzle did clog up - but i'm talking about over the course of four to five months, so it's not a huge issue.
Using the product
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Once out of the container, I would describe the product's aroma as 'adequate' rather than being anything special - there's actually not much of a smell at all, which I imagine many people would appreciate. Applying the cream is easy - it's not too thick a consistency and absorbs into the skin easily. I like the fact that the moisuriser feels cool on the skin, especially if applied as an after sun lotion. Once on the face, the product feels not too greasy, and it doesn't give me a shiny face (although as I'm a bloke, that's not something that I would lose any sleep over anyway)
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Overall, I've found L'Oréal's Hydra Energetic Moisturising Lotion to be an impressive moisturiser which cools and sooths the skin. The only downside is the fact that it doesn't feature any sun protection; if it did I would probably buy it more often - recommended nevertheless.
==L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Moisturiser==
Buying Himself some man moisturiser has only been a relatively recent thing to do and it did take me a while to persuade him that it was an OK thing to do and acceptable in most circles these days! I tried to break him in gently by giving him trial sized bottles of No.7 men's moisturiser but he didn't take to it especially well. For Christmas last year I bought him a Nivea Men's Moisturiser and although it has to be said that he did use it up he did say that he wasn't too keen on the way it took ages to soak in and would often leave his skin feeling tacky. So with this in mind for his birthday this year I splashed out a little bit more money and bought him this highly recommended product from L'Oreal.
It is not the cheapest or the most expensive product on the shelves but at £8.05 p from Boots it is a pretty affordable price for most people. For that money you get a little bottle of product which holds 50 ml and comes in a fairly manly looking bottle. The pump action of the bottle is easy to use (I have given it a go for review purposes) and one press down will release enough of the cream to be able to cover the face and neck area sufficiently.
Himself is really pleased with the product, so much so that he has made me go out and buy him another bottle as he liked it so much more than the Nivea one he had been using and the difference in his skin really is very noticeable.
The product claims on the bottle to help fight the signs and look of fatigue and generally improve the quality and tone of the skin and I was surprised that within a mere couple of days Himself skin was looking so much better. The white cream product inside the bottle is a thick consistency but smooths over the skin well and soaks in at a very good rate. Himself said that it didn't leave his skin feeling tacky like the Nivea one and when I tried it out on myself I found the cream to be very light in texture once rubbed into the skin but yet the moisturising affect really was very good.
Since Himself has been using the product he really does look so much better. It seems as though the puffiness that he had under and around his eyes has more or less completely vanished and any areas of dry or hard skin have also gone. Surprisingly for just a cream it really has knocked a few years off him (I am contemplating on using this cream daily myself as other wise I wouldn't want people thinking I am older than him!!!).
The scent of the cream is, as you would expect, rather manly too although the fragrance is very light and not very obvious once the cream is applied and all soaked in. The fact that the cream has the added bonus of having Vitamin C in it obvious does some good to improving the skin and keeping him looking fresh faced throughout the day.
All in all I have to say that I am very pleased I did buy this product from Himself. We are both in agreement that he looks far better for using it and the fact that it sinks into the skin fairly fast means that it suits him down to the ground. I can't rate this product highly enough and I am sure he will continue to make me buy it for him as long as it is being sold. I feel for all of the reasons I have mentioned that it is well deserving of a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
L'Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Moisturising Lotion
As the older you get, the more important it is to take care of your skin and you better start early before it's to late with these things. You can better start before you get a tired looking skin, because it's better to prevent it. I use the L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Moisturising Lotion which fight the five signs of fatigue. These signs are: dark circles, tired eyes, sallow complexion, sagging and uneven surfaces.
It also reinforces the skin's natural resistance. A special ingredient is the abbreviation ADS soothes the skin and thus makes for less irritation, less tightness of the skin and greater comfort. And hydration; does not feel greasy. The skin cream promises to hydrate for 24 hours resulting in a softer and smoother skin. It is not greasy or sticky and absorbs quickly.
The cream can be used both morning and evening. It's strongly advised to massage the skin to stimulate. The product can be used after shaving. There is a slightly sweet smell to this cream, which incidentally will not hang around for long. I do find the smell very visible for a face cream but it's a nice scent.
When I use the cream it quickly absorbs in my skin but not straight away. It doesn't feel sticky but in the beginning you can clearly tell that the cream is still there. The skin feels very moisturized but after thee minutes or so it's gone and it doesn't leave any shiny effect behind.
You won't see any result straight after the first time you used other than you skin will feel softer and smoother. It do believe it has a long time effect and after a month of usage you can tell the skin does look a bit better and more taken care of but it's always difficult to say how much effect the product really has. I don't think I suddenly look more awake but using this product in the morning does give me a better and fresher feeling and the skin does look better. The negative thing about this product is that you will have to pay around 7 pounds for 50ml which I find quiet a lot.
Although I am a young man in my 20's I use L'Oreal for Men Hydra Energetic Moisturiser. This product is part of a range from L'Oreal that includes foam gels and an eye cream. I chose the moisuriser in the 50ml size because I wanted something for my hands which become very dry as I handle a lot of paper and cardboard throughout the day and they become very dry and worn. The moisuriser comes in an attractive silver, white and orange box and the wording is very distinct and as there are many mens products appearring on the market it certainly stands out.
The anti-fatigue moisturising lotion is easy to apply and when I rub it into my hands it instantly refreshes my skin. The lotion is not at all greasy which is good in my opinion because I dont like the lotions that leave a residue. The lotion also soaks quickly into your skin and with it containing both vitamin C and caffeine it helps to revitilise dull skin and signs of fatigue. As I dont use this on my face, I am more interested in it freshening up my skin on my hands and this is such a good lotion for that.
As most of you are aware, attitudes towards men using these types of products are changing, and it is becoming easier to find products specifically designed for men. the L'Oreal Men Expert range is one I have little experience with, but going by this moisurising lotion it is definately worth a look at. There is something to suit all men, and the moisurising lotion is affordable at around £7 and is widely available. The smell of the lotion is hard to describe, but it certainly isn't feminine which is the beauty of buying products designed specifically for men!
I started using moisturisers around the same time that I started shaving. It was more out of necessity than anything else, as the act tended to leave my skin in a right state. I've used several products over the years, but never really found any keepers. On the off chance I bought this moisturiser because it was on offer in ASDA. I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Moisturising Lotion is sold in a 50ml pump action tub. The men expert range of products all have the same coloured packaging, that being orange and a sort of metallic blue/grey which does make them stand out on the shelf. It claims that the ingredients, which include vitamin c and caffeine, work together in fighting the signs of fatigue and improving the appearance of dull looking skin.
The moisturiser itself is pale blue/green in colour and dispenses very easily thanks to the pump mechanism. It is creamy in texture without being too oily or greasy. In terms of fragrance, there is a fresh scent but nothing too over powering.
The first time I used it I pumped a load of the stuff onto my hand and preceded to rub it into my face. I soon realised that I had used far too much and have learned since that one pump provides the perfect amount needed for one application to the face and neck. The moisturiser is absorbed into the skin very easily and leaves it feeling smooth and hydrated. It also provides a great soothing effect after shaving especially if you suffer from any sort of shaving rash. After use, the appearance of the skin is much healthier. I tend to use it only after shaving, so between 3 and 4 times a week. The 50ml tub usually lasts about a month.
In terms of price, the moisturiser can be expensive. I've seen it for anything between £5-£12, not sure why the price range is so broad. It's often on offer in the big supermarkets as well as being part of 3for2 offers with others mens skincare products in Boots and Superdrug, so it pays to look around.
One thing that I do find slightly irritating is that once the amount of moisturiser left in the tub goes below a certain level, you can't pump any more out. I decided to cut the top off once and found there was probably enough for a couple more applications, so to be honest not too much gets wasted.
An effective moisturiser that leaves the skin feeling great. Can be expensive so make sure you shop around. Highly recommended.
As mentioned in my last review, I have for the past few years started to use L'Oreal products as part of my skin care regime. Being the wrong side of 30 now my skin started to appear dull and did not look in great condition, I would on occasion use some of my wife's moisturiser if my skin felt dry but on the whole I didn't bother.
Deciding to take the plunge I invested in the L'Oreal Skin Renovator 60ml tube and the 50ml Moisturising cream both from the Men Expert range. Unlike the exfoliator you are able to use the moisturiser as often as you want without the potential of damaging your skin and I tend to use this normally after shaving, which is ether three or four times a week depending on how lazy I'm feeling.
Housed in a pump action tub, the moisturiser is easy to apply and the directions advise you to apply to cleansed facial skin and massage in. The moisturiser itself is a thick rich cream which has a non-perfumed aroma to it but does smell fresh, it is not oily or greasy and absorbs into your skin very quickly. I always use this after exfoliating once a week and then when I've had a shave, specially formulated it claims to be effective against wrinkles and reinforces the skins natural resistance.
Once applied your skin feels nourished, smooth and tighter, especially around the corners of your eyes where laughter lines appear and I can always tell the difference from before applying and after.
I would definitely recommend this to accompany the Skin Renovator as after your skin has been exfoliated this soothes your skin and makes it feel really soft. It is an effective after-shave balm as well soothing any razor burns that may occur.
Quite expensive as a moisturiser alone, costing round about £6.00 for a 50ml tub, however due to its anti-wrinkle formulation it does smooth and nourish skin as well as proving effective on lines and wrinkles so in my opinion it is worth the money. As I use this product more often than the exfoliator a 50ml tub lasts on average 5 to 6 weeks before I have to replace it.
As with all products of this nature it does pay to shop around for it as it sometimes appears on offer along with other products from the L'Oreal range, and especially now in time for Christmas there are great deals in Boots and Superdrug where you may be able to get it cheaper.
5/5 Dooyoo stars from me, it does work on my skin and is an effective moisturiser and anti-wrinkle cream, a bit pricey but as a product specially designed for men's skin it isn't as flowery or as perfumed as women's moisturiser.
L'Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Moisturising Lotion -The real expert !!
I got the first exposure to this product probably around six months through a sample by filling a survey questionnaire. Since then I have been purchasing it fairly regularly and replaced my daily moisturizer as well.
This product is a part of 'men expert' range of L'oreal and is very refreshing and revitalizing in nature. I would recommend a daily or alternate use of this product.
The lotion is of a creamy look and is very smooth in appearance as well as feel. I could not find any special fragrance in it but really liked it after application. So if you really want a fragrance associated with your lotion probably you might not like this. After around a month of usage I find my skin a lot softer.
I find this quite non-greasy, non-sticky in texture and it does not leave any sort of residue after usage which is really soothing. I am not very sure about the vitamin C augmentation in your skin as claimed by product features but it is definitely anti fatigue as you get a relaxing feel upon its application.
The product is bit pricy as around 50 ml bottle comes for £8 which is bit on the higher side.
My verdict for this product is a definite GO AHEAD and I am pretty sure about its effectiveness and long term gain.
Even though some men find it somewhat strange to have a facial care regime and a desire to keep the face looking young or in tip top condition, I don't see anything wrong with it. I really started using moisturisers shortly after I begun to shave, and the more closely I look in the mirror, the more I see imperfections that only I seem able to see and I am always trying to correct these. Take for example after shaving. Once I have used the towel to dry off the water having removed the shaving foam, my skin around the beard always feels dry and bits of skin are left over, and when I stand back I can tell that I need to put on some moisturiser. This is my second favourite moisturiser behind Nivea's range, mainly due to the price, but there are many good things about L'Oreal's Hydra Energetic range and this particular product.
Packaging and price
The small bottle the moisturiser is presented in is very stylish, with a greyish coloured background, an orange collar and a clear plastic head. In the bottle there is 50ml of moisturiser, and on the outside there are facts about what the product does and instructions on how to use. It claims to recharge the skin with energy, ads (active defence system) to reinforce the skins natural defence resistance and provides 24 hour hydration. I received this as part of a box set for Christmas, but individually they are sold for £5.00 in Sainsbury's. The pump design also means you don't overuse it and waste some as I have found with non-pump bottles of moisturiser.
After using the product, my skin does feel a lot softer and the razor burns after shaving are soothed quite nicely. The smell is very nice, not too strong but masculine and a very clean smell to it. I did notice quite a difference when using this product, and I would recommend it, however the price may put many people off, as it is nearly twice the price of other moisturisers and you only get 50ml, so it may be used up very easily.
The L'Oreal brand gives them an excuse to try to charge more for this product, but I do think the results do justify the price quite a bit. If you have the money to spend then it is worth trying it, but for most people if you have to watch every penny it would be better to go with a cheaper option in my opinion.
Thanks for reading
If i could sum up in one word?...Quality
You may think the price is a little steep but when you consider what it is your getting its quite the steal!!
When you use this moisturiser you only need the tinyest amount for it to work on your entire face,an amount the size of a pea would easily cover most faces,but i like to do my neck after shaving and use 2 pea sized amount.Its incredible stuff to use after a shave,it really sooths and cools the skin,and leaves it soft.
The cream itself soaks in really quickly so your able to just slap it on and head of out.Its not an oily mosturiser like some others so you know your not walking around with greasy and oily skin,and because it soaks fast,you know that no one can tell youve got it on.
The pump container it comes in makes it really easy to get a nice amount out,just a light press is enough for one use.The big upside to this is ive noticed when im tired and i put this under my eyes after an hour or so it makes the bags much lighter in colour and makes your eyes seem much more open.
All in all,the best on the market!
I've only recently started using this as it was part of a small package purchased at Asda.
The L'Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Moisturising Lotion is a pump action moisturiser which you apply to a cleaned face and skin. I started using this product as my eye's were looking tired and I had only been using the Nivea mouisturiser for my face.
The first few days was a case of my face getting used to the product, a few little spots appeared, but after a couple of weeks they soon vanished and my skin started to improve and look more hydrated and fresh. People have commented saying that I'm looking 'healthy'.
You can pick this up for around £8 on it's own, or about £12 if part of a package (recommended). It has a 'unusual' smell, which I can;t quite put a finger on, though my partner seems to like it :)
I have combined this product with the 'anti-matte' lotion, as this is extremely benficial for anyone who's skin appears to be 'greasy'.
The product is quite expensive, but get it as part of a package (I got the one with shaving foam, face wash and Moisturiser and you'll see it last longer.
I also find the results are best to use it every other day, rather than every day.
The price of the product IS more expensive than the supermarkets own brand, though I have found this to be a very effective moisturiser and more so than other brands such as Nivea. The results speak for themselves and I honestly don't feel it's a repacked cheap product. I'm sure there are other cheaper alternatives, though no doubt there will also be alternatives double the price!
I haven't tried all the other brands yet so it would be wrong to preach this is the best. It is however, the best I have used.
Get the product it as part of a package and save yourself some money, you'll find these sets come cheap near christmas at places such as boots!
LOREAL MENEXPERT HYDRA ENERGETIC
As anyone who knows me will tell you, over the last few years I have become a bit of a metrosexual. I have convinced myself that I am ugly and now I persist in finding cosmetic products that may help lift some of that ugliness. A good skincare regime certainly plays a big part in taking care of yourself and helping to make you look the best that you can. I am not ashamed to admit that I use these kind of products, neither am I ashamed to admit that I use certain products that are probably designed for women, toners being one. But one thing is for sure. I resolved that during 2007 I would do my utter best to make my skin look smoother, clearer and healthier than it has ever looked before. LOreal Hydra Energetic is just one part of my regime .
WHY I BOUGHT IT
Having tried many different face creams before, some designed specifically for men, and some designed specifically for women, I was struggling with my self-consciousness and I couldnt find a product that was giving me the results that I so desired. However, on my travels around Ciao last month I came across a review on this product and decided that the next time I went shopping I was going to get some to see for myself whether the product really was as good as this person had said it was. And so it was that pretty much the next day I found myself trundling off to Tescos hoping to god that they would stock this particular cream. My eyes scanned the shelves passing over cream after cream after cream until finally there it was.
The Hydra Energetic cream comes in a small grey and orange container with a pump on the top. This seems to be pretty standard for these sorts of products in the mens ranges and is easy to hold and press the top down without getting it all over the place. The way the product has been designed makes it look like it should be a lot more expensive than it is (although it is expensive), but more so, gives the initial impression that this is a product that extensive research has gone into and that will actually work.
The one thing that I have found whilst using various facial creams is that they all seem to smell remarkably similar. So I was pleasantly surprised that this one smells very different indeed! The smell is hard to describe although it does seem to have a faint tinge of peppermint in there somewhere as well as almonds and a faint soapy aroma. I for one, definitely love the smell of this product and I find the smell alone to be quite invigorating and refreshing.
As you would expect, this cream is very smooth, with the consistency of thick yoghurt. It is very soothing when applied to the skin and is very quickly absorbed into my skin. Unlike a lot of other products that I have used I do not have to sit there for an hour waiting for it to be properly absorbed, a couple of minutes is all it takes and of course, if it is being absorbed it is more likely to do its job than if it was just sitting on the surface of the skin. Oddly, this cream has a pale blue colour to it. Where most facial creams are white, this one is again different to others.
According to the packaging, LOreal Hydra Energetic Cream:
Recharges the skin with energy
Reinforces the skins natural resistance
Moisture and lotion texture for men
Although I have only been using this cream for around three weeks, I have already noticed some significant results. My skin seems much fuller, firmer and softer, has less blemishes and appears more radiant looking. I dont know if I am using too much but by the weight left in the tube I think I am nearly empty. But, the most important thing is that I will definitely, without a doubt be buying this again just as soon as mine has completely run out. Although this cream is quite expensive, mine cost me £7.49, I think it is definitely worth paying a higher price for a product that actually gives you the results that you want.
THE SECRET INGREDIENT
I believe the main secret ingredients in this product are vitamin C and caffeine.
OTHER TIPS FOR HEALTHY LOOKING SKIN
Drink lots and lots of water each day
Dont spend too much time in the sun, and wear sunscreen
Give up smoking!
Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables which are full of antioxidants
Your skin needs essential fatty acids (EFAs). Make sure you eat a balanced diet including oily fish, nuts and seeds.
Sleep! Most of us dont get enough sleep and your skin will certainly benefit from an extra couple of hours in bed each night.
As I get older I become increasingly vain and desperate to keep the boyish good looks that broke so many hearts in my early twenties. Some would say this has no become something of an obsession or borderline paranoia so when a new or interesting product that promises to recharge my skin with energy and leave it moisturised I just cant resist giving it a try. LOreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue moisturising lotion crossed my path when my wife bought a tub as a present. Moving now onto my third tub I feel as though I can give a fair and balanced opinion of any potential pros and cons of this moisturiser.
The moisturising lotion forms part of the LOreal Men Expert range of facial products, designed as a daily active defence system used to help nourish, moisturise and refresh the skin. The leaflet that comes with the lotion goes to great lengths to explain that using the Anti-Fatigue lotion will increase softness, form a layer of resistance to pollutants while leaving skin feeling refreshed, smooth and looking totally refreshed. Living in London and being exposed to filthy air on the Underground and being blasted by exhaust fumes when out on the street, it was a case of nothing ventured nothing gained, although I was slightly skeptical of how good it actually would be.
Using the lotion is easy and thanks to the pump dispenser you are unlikely to end up with a hand full of the lotion or not enough to cover your own nose. This serves two purposes that add to the positives. One press of the pump and a pea sized amount of the bluey green lotion is dispensed. The strange colour and strong fragrance are the first things to hit home. Once it has been dispensed the lotion has a quite thick consistency and remarkably doesnt soak into the palm of your hand. It doesnt start to be absorbed until you actually rub it onto your face meaning none of it is lost during the application process. As it is rubbed onto the face the smell of the lotion increases in strength and the crisp, clean fragrance lingers for a while. If asked to sum up the actual smell I would have to say that it has an almost clinical edge to it, but thankfully I am a big fan.
After rubbing between my palms and then gently massaging the lotion into my face a quick glance in the mirror showed that indeed only a pea sized amount is needed to cover my entire face and as soon as it touches an area it seems to be absorbed as quickly as it is applied. As it is a moisturiser the first few minutes after applying do leave your face looking a touch wet, if not greasy but as it completely dries in this appearance fades in no longer than 2-3 minutes. Once it has been applied there was no irritation but a slight tingly sensation as though a cold wind had just blown in my face which I can only describe as refreshing.
My weekly facial routine starts with shaving, then the use of a Dead Sea Mineral facial peel followed by using the LOreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue moisturizing lotion and I have found this to produce the best results for me personally. Since my stocks of the facial peel have been depleted I just use the lotion and whilst the results are not as good as previously, my face and condition of my skin is still ten times better than prior to using it.
In terms of results regardless of my facial routine I could not be happier. Immediately after applying my skin feels incredibly soft and smooth so much so that my wife cannot stop touching my face just to feel how gentle it is. Over the longer term I have noticed that I do not suffer as much from the patchy, dry or blotchy skin that has plagued me since I moved to London and best of all, the lines of my forehead do not appear as pronounced as they did prior to using this lotion.
The lotion is widely available both online and from most large supermarkets and is priced between £5 and £7 for a 50ml tub. Personally I paid £6.49 for my last tub and while I think this is expensive for a moisturiser, but as it does live up to its billing and the claims made it is money well spent. It not only does it smell pleasant, it also leaves my face looking moisturised, visibly less tired and lasts for at least 4 weeks when used on a daily basis making it in real terms very good value for money.
I have now found a product that does everything it claims to do and I wont be switching to any other brand. In the world of male grooming products, LOreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue moisturizing lotion is king.
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