Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Father's Day Present Idea featuring Dermalogica!

Father's Day is fast approaching and if you are at a loss as to what to get your dad then this post may help you out. I always find men especially hard to buy for and if the men in your life are anything like mine it's because they never give you any hints!

A safe bet I find is some form of quality skin care item(s). Most men wouldn't think to buy these things on their own accord and I find Blake (and his skin!) really appreciate it when I buy him some good skin care items.

L-R: Dermalogica Post-Shave Balm and Close Shave Oil

My favourite skincare brand is Dermalogica and when I was offered a couple of products from their men's line for Blake to test out I was very excited. Both of the products are to do with shaving, great considering each time Blake gets home from his two on one off mines shift he has crazy facial hair going on!

Close Shave Oil

Dermalogica Close Shave Oil 30mL

What Dermalogica say;

"No nicks. No cuts. No redness. All accuracy! Create an instant cushion between skin and razor with this ultra-smooth shaving oil for the ultimate close shave. Clear, skin-comforting formula creates an instant comfort barrier that encourages razor glide while allowing you to see where you're shaving. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour."

What I say;

First off this smells incredible and no wonder considering the mix of tea-tree, lavender and orange oils. Its an oil so obviously it is very silky and glides onto the skin easily making it feel very smooth, which I imagine would be good for a close shave.

What Blake says;

As someone who uses an electric shaver, this product was a bit confusing! We figured out though that it was to be used after a shave with a regular razor when you want a very close shave. Blake loved the smell and the texture of the oil, however as he prefers an electric razor he would probably not use this very much. However, if your man loves a close shave (or your sick of pash rash!) then this would be perfect.

Close Shave Oil retails for $41AUD and is available for purchase here.

Post-Shave Balm
Dermalogica Post-Shave Balm 50mL

What Dermalogica say;

"Refresh. Recharge. Fight ingrown hairs! So much more than an after shave: help reduce discomfort and redness brought on by shaving with this super cooling treatment balm. Shortens post-shave recovery time without leaving skin feeling heavy or shiny. A unique ingredient complex controls oily shine and helps prevent ingrown hairs and bumps. Contains no artificial fragrance or color."

What I say;

Upon application I definitely notice the cooling effect, it feels amazing on your skin. Its a lightweight gel formula which absorbs quickly into the skin leaving it feel very soft and smooth. It has an interesting smell and when you look at the list of ingredients it's clear why. A mixture of Artichoke extract, horse chestnut, rosewood, cedar wood but somehow it works and I do enjoy the scent.

What Blake says;

The first thing he noticed was the cooling effect which he thought was really soothing after the shave. He loved how his skin felt after it and rushed out to tell me that this stuff was "bloody good" even asking me to stroke his face so I could see how nice his skin felt! This amused me as usually I am making him do this to me after testing various products haha

Post-Shave Balm retails for $35.50AUD and is available to purchase here.

L-R: Close Shave Oil, Close Shave Balm.

Both of these would work great for a father's day gift but also as just a nice treat for the special man in your life.

Looking pretty happy with himself! haha

Do you find it hard buying for the men in your life? What are your Father's Day gift ideas?

Hannah xox

**Both products were provided for review by PR. All Blake and my opinions are 100% honest :)


Jordie said...

Love this idea! I don't know if my Dad would use any of them besides the shaving oil though :) men are so hard to buy for! x

dugongsss said...

Great idea! It totally slipped my mind to think about skin care items! :)

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Hannah said...

@Jordie Thanks :) They are aren't they!

@dugongss Thanks, I think it's great because most guys wouldn't buy it themselves xo