Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Product Review; "Lubriderm Men's 3-in-1 Lotion"

My father has never been a tremedous proponent of skin care. The concept of facial cleanser, eye cream and moisturizer are foreign and the term "skincare regimen" would be considered a profanity.

Lubriderm has always produced emollient based products that boast curative benefits to all skin but opted to narrow their focus when it comes to men... specifically, men like my dad. Using a formula rich in moisture binding elements, Lubriderm Men's 3-in-1 Lotion is the one step item that could coax even the most stubborn guys into taking care of their skin.

I would characterize it as a "starter product" even though it has dense hydrating properties and soothing elements like Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract that nourish tired dry skin. But it also has some ingredients that wouldn't get past a more savvy skincare afficianado. For one, Mineral Oil is right up at the top of the list which isn't really such a big deal, though it is synthetic, the "slip" value is lessened by the presence of more valuable emollients like Vitamin E and Cetearyl Alchohol; both designed to extract moisture from the air. However, in a more miniscule amount we also find Petrolatum which is another synthetic that can also give a bit of slide, but when combined with essential minerals like Zinc, Copper, Potassium and Magnesium doesn't get greasy.

Because the ingredient list contradicts the feel of the product, you can use it over arms, legs, body and even face to give parched, neglected skin a basic introduction to much needed moisture. As an added bonus, the nourishing quality triples the use as a valuable, irritation free after-shave. But of course, the best part is that it's only 1 step. No need for multiple products that can be intimidating to the novice in your home, and can be used multiple times throughout the day as needed without building up. But I say that as airly as possible, wouldn't want anyone to think this was a "regimen".

Lubriderm Men's 3-in-1 Lotion; $8.49

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