Pros: Leaves skin smooth and refreshed, smells good
Cons: Can be difficult to find
The Bottom Line: This is an excellent product, that has been far too long in the making. Works great and definitely a must for any guy.
The older I get, the more I find that I require regular maintenance in order to ensure that my skin is looking youthful. As a single father, I know that my appearance is extremely important, especially during those few brief moments when I actually get to go out without my son. My biggest concern being that I am in Alaska is my face, as the rest of my body is generally covered most of the year.
I have always used some sort of a facial scrub, such as St. Ives, but I never really used it all that frequently. I didn’t really enjoy the feel of it and it just made my before bed procedures more work than I really cared for. I was always about brushing my teeth and going to sleep as I was. I figured doing any sort of other maintenance was just too much effort for going to bed and normally avoided doing it. This of course changed about six months ago, when I received in the mail, a sample of Nivea for Men Face Scrub.
The Fragrance One of the most important aspects of any product that I use is the overall smell of the product. I really strive to smell like a man and as such, I generally avoid the flowery smells that are generally out on the market for many products. I would much rather have that musky man smell than anything else. Nivea for men actually has a very pleasant smell that is definitely manly. The smell doesn’t last all that long, but it is long enough that I feel comfortable in knowing that I don’t smell like flowers or mangos.
The Feel The product has a soothing, smooth feel, with a slight bit of grit to it. I would say that in comparison to other product, the lotion that is connected with the abrasive grit is much smoother and soothing than what I’m used to. I found it to be quite refreshing upon application to my face. The gritty feel was only slight, but enough to get the job done. I didn’t feel like I was rubbing sandpaper across my face, which was nice for a change. The feeling after the product is used is great. I love how my face is always incredibly smooth after rinsing. This is a great change of pace from the normally dry feeling that I have after using St. Ives and some of the other products.
Effectiveness I guess the main purpose of a deep scrubbing cleanser would be to remove the dead skin on your face, and remove all of the day’s dirt and grime. After using this product in particular I find that my face looks much younger and youthful. It is generally a bit red immediately after rinsing, however, given a bit of time, it shows my skin’s youth shortly afterwards. I think the biggest improvement was the very first time that I used the product. Since then, I have used it on a daily basis and the results just aren’t as dramatic because that initial heavy layer of buildup has already been removed.
I have also noticed that while using this product, I have fewer issues with razor burn, probably because I now have a smoother face for my razor to run over.
Where to purchase So far I have found this product to be quite difficult to find. I saw it at some local store, but don't know which one that was now. I have been ordering it from drugstore.com lately, as that seems to be the only real method of my finding it in Alaska, without visiting every shop in the state.
Energizing Face Scrub Deep Cleans, Smoothes & Invigorates • Normal Skin • Invigorating and effective deep cleaning that refines and smoothes your skin. Deep Cleaning and Invigorating Care Energizing formula with extra fine scrub particles, Vitamin E and Minerals: • Deep cleans to clear away built-up dirt and clogged pores. • Refines by lifting off dry rough skin to reveal new healthy skin. Results • Skin feels smooth, invigorated and improved. • Skin looks brighter and healthier. Dermatologically Tested Nivea for Men More Evolved Skincare - improves the condition of your skin
Directions Apply a small amount to wet face massaging gently, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off with water. Use 3-4 times a week (morning or evening). For best results use before shaving with Nivea For Men Cooling Shave Gel.
Warnings For external use only Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear.
Final thoughts Overall, I have found the product to be excellent! It does a great job of exfoliating, while at the same time leaving my skin refreshed and smooth. The smell of the product is excellent and really compliments a man much more than the traditional flowery smelling products.
In the six months that I have been using the product, I have had great improvements in the quality of my skin, and will use it another six months. Definitely recommended to anyone looking for a good man smelling product for exfoliation purposes.
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NIVEA FOR MEN Deep Cleaning Face Scrub is specially formulated to gently purify the skin and help clear away built-up dirt, dry rough skin and help prevent clogged pores. Your skin is left feeling smooth and invigorated. Moisturizer and vitamin enriched. Dermatologically tested. NIVEA FOR MEN: advanced men's face care - improve the condition of your skin.