While I may not be venturing into the world of reviewing men’s skincare, I wanted to share these new Vichy Homme Code Purete products set to launch January 16, 2013 because I know how many women out there are solely in charge of their man’s skincare products, so you may find this beneficial if you know of someone who could benefit from these new, innovative men’s skincare products! This new line of purifying skincare products are meant to heal imperfections, reduce shaving micro-cuts and sooth skin with Vichy’s unique mineral water.
The male facial dermis is very different from that of females; it has a higher collagen density which makes it age differently, it has more sweat glands which can produce up to two times the amount of sebum (and shine) as well as having hair growth (did you know a men’s beard can have anywhere from 6000 to 25,000 hairs!?) which can lead to irritation during shaving. Folliculitis, also known as ingrown hairs, is a very common skin concern with males and can be quite serious if they become infected.
The new Vichy Homme Code Purete Skincare System includes 3 products to help fight oily, blemish-prone skin in males. The system includes the Purifying Cleansing Gel ($17 CAD), which eliminates excess sebum and leaves skin feeling fresh and clean; the Purifying Shaving Foam ($13.50 CAD) which reduces micro-cuts to limit razor burn and bacterial proliferation and finally the Purifying Hydrating Fluid ($25 CAD), a light, non-greasy moisturizer which leaves skin feeling comfortable and refreshed.
Designed to be used together, these 3 products each contribute to reducing imperfections, discomfort and sensitivity in male skin.