Generally, men’s skin care products are multifunctional when it comes to their packaging, ingredients, and texture – we all know the legendary 2-in-1 combination, which is much more common in men’s beauty products. However, are the products targeted at different genders really that different? Let’s find out!
Are there any differences between male and female skin?
The short answer is yes.
Men’s skin tends to be oilier and have a higher concentration of sweat glands and hair follicles. As a rule, men also have more body hair. This means that men need active ingredients capable of penetrating oilier skin in higher concentrations. For this reason, gel-based cleansing products are generally more suitable for men. The final choice should be made based on personal goals and individual needs of the skin.
‘Beauty products should be selected based on what we want to achieve while taking into account the needs of our skin.’
Magrada’s Oak Shower Gel is a sulphate-free shower gel that contains aloe with moisturising and calming properties and potent oak root extract, which pamper and caress the skin when combined. Aloe extract promotes wound healing, nourishes, refreshes, is anti-inflammatory, alleviates irritation, and protects the skin. Oak root extract has natural anti-microbial properties which calm irritated and swollen skin.
Hair needs attention
The majority of hair care products for men focus on combating hair loss. When it comes to styling, men usually have shorter and thicker hair, which means that their styling needs could also be different. In terms of styling products, the textures of products aimed at men have a lighter consistency and absorb faster.
Just like women, men also have different hair types, and special care products have been created for them. When hair tends to be flat, you should prefer volumising shampoos. In the case of dry hair, products with nourishing and moisturising formulas help.
Oak shampoo ‘Imperial’ is suitable for all hair types. This is a new approach to men’s care – primeval and natural components have been combined into a light and gentle shampoo. This natural shampoo for daily use forms a fine lather. It has a short list of components, which includes oak root extract with natural anti-microbial properties to soothe an irritated scalp and stimulate hair growth.
Solid shampoo – convenient and efficient
Solid shampoos are popular newcomers in hair care that continue to win over new fans! It is also a favourite of travellers. Using a solid shampoo means that you do not have to deal with liquids and it is convenient to use anywhere – in urban as well as rural settings. In addition to cleaning, the shampoo helps to style the hair, making it easier to adjust.
Perks of solid shampoo:
1) very compact
2) easy to use
3) lasts longer than regular shampoo
4) eco-friendly and sustainable
The Magrada deep-cleansing solid shampoo ensures that your hair is clean and healthy. The exquisitely foaming shampoo with a minimum number of ingredients contains a powerful oak root extract and cocoa butter, which together calm the irritated scalp and stimulate hair growth. This dynamic formula deep-cleans and helps with styling. Oak extract has natural anti-microbial properties which soothe irritated and swollen skin. Cocoa butter contains plenty of essential fatty acids which help to improve the protective function of the skin. Pro-Vitamin B5 adds healthy elasticity and shine to the hair and improves the structure of processed hair.
How do you use solid shampoo?
Using dry shampoo is as easy as using a solid soap to wash your hands.
- First, you should wet your hair. Foam is created as a reaction between the cleansing agent and water. The more water you use, the more foam you create.
- Wet the dry shampoo. You can rub it straight into your hair. Alternatively, you can rub it into your hands until you create enough foam to apply into your hair.
- Wash your head in the same way you would with a regular shampoo. Distribute the foam evenly through your hair by massaging the scalp and hair roots gently. If necessary, add water and more shampoo until your head is evenly covered in foam.
What could you ‘borrow’ from women?
Exfoliating helps to invigorate the skin regeneration process and improves subcutaneous circulation. This is a luxurious beauty treatment which tones and moisturises, making the skin beautifully radiant.
Lavender body scrub is an efficient mixture of sea salt and fruit oils. The mineral-rich finely ground sea salt gently exfoliates dead skin cells. Apricot, safflower, and jojoba oils, however, nurture and soften the skin. The sea salt helps to relax the muscles and stimulates the natural regeneration process of skin cells. This is a perfect solution for men!
Another thing to borrow from women’s makeup bags is lip balm! Particularly during colder seasons, lips tend to become cracked and chapped, causing discomfort.
The silky lip balm from Magrada has a cooling effect, alleviating roughness and moisturising and nourishing the lips, so they will be healthy and supple. Wonderful!
However, the reality is...
… a product will usually be suitable for any gender if its effect and composition suit the skin type. The reason why men usually prefer the so-called men’s products is scent. The products themselves are gender-neutral. Therefore, women are definitely welcome to use men’s beauty products and vice versa. If a product is scent-free, then anyone might like it. For example, sun screens are considered unisex.
It is as simple as that!
‘In our family, the boys often borrow my products and Lisanna keeps secretly stealing their face creams. And it works. The products are unisex, after all.’ Kaire Miiter