by Simon Schier

Caring for Men's Skin Part 4:The Most Important Skin Care Tips

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Does your care routine look like youany Product for the skinsomehow apply Then it is time you took 5 minutes to read this text, because: fraudulent labeling and incorrect applications cause you to damage your skin.. 


Skin care can make you sick, thoughYou are relying on the wrong care products.

The aim of good cosmetic products is to take care of the body. It is imperative that pharmacologists and toxicologists oversee the formulation of care products: they take responsibility for ensuring that personal care is effective and good for the skin.

Choosing the right care products is a challenge, especially for men. Men's skin needs different care than women's skin. At the same time, the range of recommended men's cosmetics is comparatively small.. 

There is also a real problem in the cosmetics industry: Unfortunately, it all too often uses ingredients that can be cancerous, damage the skin, have hormonal effects and / or pollute the environment. 

The solution: You have to ask clearly which products you use! 

These skin care ingredients are taboo: 

Stay away from cosmetics that contain one of the following ingredients (INCI name):

  • Silicones: Dimethicone, Methicone, Polysiloxane or Cyclomethicone (e.g. Cyclohexasiloxane)
  • Parabens: methyl paraben, ethyl paraben, propyl paraben, butyl paraben, isopropyl paraben, isobutyl paraben
  • Mineral oils: Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Paraffinum Subliquidum, Cera Microcristallina, Microcrystalline Wax, Ozokerite, Ceresin, Vaseline, Paraffin Wax, Paraffin Oil, etc.
  • Alcohols: Diethyl Phthalate (DEP) and Dimethyl Phthalate (DMP), Ethanol, Alcohol, Alcohol denat., Ethyl Alcohol, Methanol, Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol
  • PEG derivatives and PEG emulsifiers: PEG, ceteareth-8, polyethylene glycol
  • Other substances of concern: butyl hydroxytoluene (BHT), sodium lauryl sulfate, nitrosamine sources, diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA) and polycyanoacrylates, trisodium EDTA and microplastics such as Acrylates / C30-10 and Acrylate Crosspolymer

We also believe that good skin care should be justifiable for the world around us. 

Therefore, check whether the manufacturers refrain from animal testing and do not use plastic in their cosmetics. Some creams and facial cleansers use microplastics and thus harm the environment: 

The plastic gets into the oceans through the water, where it is ingested by fish. This harms the ecosystem and later ourselves when the plastic-filled fish end up on our plate. With your purchase decision you have a say in this matter. 

You should avoid the following substances in plastic-free cosmetics:

  • Acrylate Copolymer (AC)
  • Acrylate Crosspolymer (ACS)
  • Dimethiconol
  • Methicone
  • Polyamides (PA, nylon)
  • Polyacrylate (PA)
  • Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) Polyquaternium (PQ)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyethylene glycol (PEG)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polypropylene glycol (PPG)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polyurethane (PUR)
  • Siloxanes
  • Silsesquioxanes

How do you best check your cosmetics for questionable ingredients? 

The bad news: the list of questionable ingredients is long. The good one: You can easily check your product: You enter the name of a care product and know whether it is good for you or not. Codecheck is also available as an app. 

Designed for good and healthy skin care: an overview of the sober care products 

We believe that good, highly tolerable cosmetics for men are based on a powerful formulation, safe ingredients and the best from nature and science. 

That is why we develop our products in our laboratory according to scientific standards for the special needs of male skin. And: We keep our hands off substances that are harmful or unnecessary and whose fate on the skin has not been clarified. 

Facial care: Hydra Defense Cream

For every day and all skin types: The Hydra Defense Cream regenerates, protects and hydrates the facial skin optimally. It is a light and mattifying anti-aging face cream that forms a natural, antibacterial protective barrier and supplies the skin with valuable vitamins and nutrients as well as moisturizing ingredients. 

Try it out here

Cleaning: Gentle Facial Cleanser

The Gentle Facial Cleanser is a mild, low-surfactant facial cleanser with a 3-in-1 formulation. It cleanses the face intensively with kaolin mud and activated charcoal without drying out the skin. The contained red algae extract provides moisture care and soothed skin. Recommended for all skin types. 

Try it out here 

Anti-aging: timeshift serum

Reduces the visible depth of wrinkles by up to 45 percent! The Timeshift Serum is an effective, gentle and needle-free alternative to Botox: Its recipe uses the wrinkle killer acetyl hexapeptide, nourishes with aloe vera and green tea and ensures a pleasant freshness when applied with mint. Suitable for immediate, temporary wrinkle correction even on already damaged or aged facial skin!

Test it here 

Shave: Aftershave Repair Fluid and Beard Oil No. 1

Say goodbye to irritation, pimples and redness caused by shaving. With theAfter Shave Repair Fluid you give your skin the ultimate intensive care for sensitive skin. Its formula has been scientifically tested and has it all: it inhibits inflammation with babassu oil, relieves irritation with nourishing witch hazel and supplies your skin with moisture and vitamins. A well-groomed beard should be fun and look gorgeous, not itch and tug. For this he needs valuable oils every day and that is exactly what Beard Oil No. 1: It surrounds the beard hair, makes it supple and noticeably makes it easier to comb.. 

ThatAftershave Repair Fluid test here and here to Beard Oil No. 1 

Hair: Daily Shampoo and Follicle Conditioner

Hair care and an extremely good hair loss cure require caffeine as an ingredient and strong teamwork: The Daily Revival Shampoo fights clearcut at the root with the new Sandalore principle, which reduces hair loss by 17.4% and the lifespan of the hair by 30 % increases. The Follicle Treatment Conditioner strengthens the hair follicles and nourishes the scalp with raspberry ketone and field horsetail extract 

Try the Daily Revival Shampoo and the Follicle Treatment Conditioner in a combination package 

Then only one question arises: How do you use good care products in such a way that they are good for you and your skin? 

A simple care routine for men: perfectly groomed in 5 steps in 15 minutes 

Step 1: The shower (about 10 minutes)

The shower is about cleansing the body and preserving the body's own skin barrier if possible, otherwise you risk dry skin and wrinkles. The water temperature should therefore be lukewarm rather than hot, you should use soap sparingly and spend a total of no more than 5 minutes under the water. Use a mild, moisturizing facial cleanser on the face, as this is where the skin is particularly sensitive..

Use a soft towel that you pat yourself with rather than rub dry. So you don't rub off the skin barrier. If you use a hair dryer, set it on a low temperature and keep it at a distance. This way you don't dry out your hair and skin excessively.

Step 2: the shave (optionally about 10 minutes)

The wet shave should be thorough and, if possible, not irritate the skin. That's why it's good if you showered before shaving: Your whiskers are already soaked and the shave is easier that way. Otherwise, place a warm towel on your face for two minutes to prepare the whiskers.

Prep your face with shaving foam or soap and a shaving brush. Make sure (!) That the razor blade is really sharp and that you shave without pressure and with the direction of growth. After shaving, wash off the last remaining soap with cold water and use a nourishing, moisturizing aftershave. Because: Your skin needs nutrients after shaving in order to be able to regenerate!

Step 3: facial care (less than 5 minutes)

Face moisturizers are about more than looking fresh and getting rid of dark circles. By giving your skin moisture and important nutrients, you arm it for the environmental stresses of everyday life and keep it young for longer.

Apply the face cream to your cheeks, forehead and around the eyes with gentle circular movements. A small amount is enough to plump up the skin and make the complexion look clear. To reduce and prevent wrinkles, you apply an anti-wrinkle serum with peptides.

Step 4: Deodorant and perfume (a few seconds)

Your deodorant should look after 24 hours and do without aluminum, regardless of whether you use a spray or roll-on. If you use perfume, use it sparingly: Wear it on your chest and possibly on your main hair so that it can develop its best effect.n.

Step 5: the home stretch (optional)

The last scrutiny: Do you need styling for your hair? Are your fingernails clean and cut short. Do you see hair protruding from your nose?us?

Complete! Now you are well cared for for a perfect day! 

You will see: young, healthy and beautiful skin is not that difficult in practice! 

Stay healthy and #TreatYourself


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