This cream has quite a thick and greasy consistency and I was convinced that it was going to leave my skin looking shiny and feeling greasy but it absorbs extremely well without leaving any greasy residue on it and no shine. It moisturises really well without feeling heavy and is great for men as it is something that you can just put on in seconds and not worry that people can see it as it just leaves my skin feeling fresh and healthy with no tightness or dry flaky patches.
I have really weird skin that can be really sensitive to things that go on it and even some products that are designed for sensitive skin can leave me looking red and feeling itchy. Ideally I wouldn?t use anything other than water but without a moisturiser I get dry flaky patches and breakouts so I need to use something but finding something that agrees with me and my wallet can sometimes be a challenge.. Even though this cream doesn?t mention anything about being for sensitive skin I don?t have a problem with using it as it doesn?t give my skin that pink hue that shows something in a particular cream isn?t agreeing with my skin. Nor does it leave my skin itchy. Although this doesn?t give me any noticeable irritation it does sting my neck area slightly when I use it straight after shaving.
I have to say that my skin does feel a little bit firmer and I do notice it feeling that way straight after putting the cream on but this is just a temporary feeling but it has left my skin looking really good. This has been a noticeable difference in my skin while using this which was surprising as before this I was using a really expensive moisturiser for me that felt good and I thought was good but my skin is definitely healthier looking and much more even and toned looking. I?d even go so far as to agree with the energising claims as although it isn?t going to make me look like I?ve had a full eight hours when I haven?t my skin does look more hydrated and less sallow.
For anybody who wants a no nonsense moisturiser that is going to protect their skin and leave it looking good then I would recommend this. It should be suitable for most skin types as I have really sensitive skin but it is also dry in some places and greasy in others and this is helping with the dry areas and stopping the greasy areas from becoming really shiny and spot prone. For the money this is great and is just as good if not more so than other men?s moisturisers that I have used which cost two or three times the price. The only slight concern is with the slight stinging that it gives me on my neck after shaving but even this is mild and it wouldn?t put me off recommending the cream.
I have been using this product for a couple of years now and its excellent. Its one of The Body Shop "Maca Root" (Peruvian) range for men. Its pricey at £10, but there has always been a 3 for 2 deal on it and the other "Maca Root" products, which makes it £6.66 and considering the improvements i have noticed is a price worth paying. Deffinately worth checking out the face wash and moisturiser of this Body Shop range as well!
It is easy to apply once daily after you have showered in the morning, taking just a couple of minutes. A little certainly goes a long way and each tube tends to last me around 3 months. Its also great for after shaving, reducing burn and leaves skin feeling smooth and fresh. Just because we are men doesn't mean we have to always "man up" and just take the shaving burn!
It is primarily a hydrating and oil balancing product, balancing those oily and dry areas you have with the rest of your face. I have found it very effective and after a week noticing that my previous oily skin was gone and my face looked far fresher. I also go swimming almost everyday and therefore suffer from dry areas from time to time. I have dipped in and out of moisturisers, but this is the first one i have found that combats my oily skin while still hydrating my dry skin very well. Overall great for combination skin! I never get dry skin anymore, even with my frequent swimming schedule. Also, it never leaves my skin feeling greasy like some hydrating products do.
Another great positive is that it controls oily skin all day long. I have found with other similar products that they only work effectively for a couple of hours or so, however this one is great and even at the end of the day that oily skin is nowhere to be seen.
I have continued to use it for 2 years now and will to continue to until the line is discontinued! Great product, could not fault it in anyway.