Skin Care for Men
Don't ask me how, but the gals at Bathtime Suds Report persuaded me
into going into one of those upscale department stores and
convinced me to check out the
men's personal care department.
Looking and feeling like the proverbial duck out of water, I
reluctantly parked my favorite bike at the curb out front and
strolled inside. Talk about culture shock! I've never seen the
inside of one of these department stores and from the looks I
received many of the customers and employees were seeing a
genuine motorcycle enthusiast up close for the first time.
really nothing like those representations Hollywood likes to
show the general public on the big screen. For some reason it
made me grin from ear to ear when I noticed one of the girls
behind those cosmetic counters smiling when I walked in.
I wondered if there would be much in here that would appeal to a
guy like me - I like denim, hate polyester, ties and lapels, I
love cotton and earth tones. I'm what you'd consider a down
to earth kinda guy.
The first range of products I checked out were from
California North whose line was created especially for
active men exposed to the rough outdoor climates of Northern
Real world testing by mountain climbers, mountain
bikers and sailors helped
California North develop personal care
products for men designed to counteract the visual
effects of sun damage, aging, environmental and lifestyle
I found their environmentally friendly and cruelty free skin
care products appealing to my visual and olfactive senses.
A California North Skin Care Starter Set ($42.00) soon found
it's way into my saddlebag. I had a road trip coming up and this
would be a bit better than those miniscule hotel
bars of soap that may last me all of a single shower.
My skin and hair takes a beating whenever I'm out on my
motorcycle for an extended period and this was the perfect
opportunity for me to try this line.
The Sea Blast Shampoo and Watermint
Conditioner was great for my wind whipped hair - I
noticed a difference after the first use. Mineral
rich and hydrating, my hair and scalp felt great. The peppermint
conditioner left my hair easy to brush and my scalp feeling
The Razor Shavecream and Aftershave Care
remain unopened - I kinda like the 25,000 plus whiskers on my
face. I'll see if I can pass these to someone who can use them.
The citrus fragrance and non-abrasive formula
of the Gelskin Wash
was great on my skin, left me clean but a bit dry on my wind
burned face. Following up with the Action
Moisturizer felt great and provided instant relief,
especially on my cheeks. The Gelskin Scrub was
reserved for another time when my skin isn't as stressed from my
mode of travel.
The Titanium SPF 30 sunscreen to worked fairly
well. I didn't notice my face to be as tanned as usual after a
trip on my bike. Seems to block the sun's rays pretty well and I
didn't notice a greasy or sticky feeling.
If you haven't tried men's skin care
products, I suggest you start with a California North Skin
Care Starter Set. Available a Nordstrom's, Macy's and