According to an article on Reuters Japanese men are quite obsessed with beautifying themselves.
“Yoshitomo Sango treats his complexion to a face scrub, toner and face cream every morning before strolling to a nearby salon to get his hair done….”
Which brings me to my Musings today. What do you think of men that take part in a daily beauty ritual? Moisturizing? Toning? Maybe even applying powder or foundation….?
Tell the Muse and click below for my view!
“Japan’s $3 billion male cosmetics market is one of the biggest in the world, accounting for nearly one-fifth of men’s cosmetics sales globally, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. It estimates the global market will reach $25 billion by 2011….”
These numbers do not shock me in the least. Japan is a culture obsessed with beauty, could be why I love the Japanese so much, and having such a large male audience in the beauty world isn’t any surprise. I think it’s great for a guy to enjoy a beauty regime of any kind he chooses be it skincare or makeup. Any guy that feels skincare is important is so in my ace book plus the Muse has never made any secret over the fact that she loves pretty men!
What do you think?
Do you think men that worry about their skincare are awesome?
Do you draw limits on what they should and shouldn’t concentrate on makeup and skincare wise?
I’m partitioning Frankie Valli to change the lyrics to Grease is NOT the world in honor of Lush Grease Lighting Spot Treatment.
But don’t tell my sister…she thinks the Earth, the Moon, the Stars revolves around the Jersey Boys…changing the lyrics could be like breaking the law to her.
Lush Grease Lighting is the latest skincare treat from Lush for treating spots, pimples, and all the uglies that pop up on our skin.
Check it after the jump!
Lush Grease Lighting is a blend of witch hazel, thyme, calming rosemary, and antibacterial tea tree water to create an antiseptic for keeping pimples well under control. Mind you this isn’t a skin treatment but a spot treatment. What’s that mean? It means if you have a fat pimple on your forehead before a blind date tomorrow you can dab some of this on to zap that spot right out of your hair. It works a treat on minor pimples, small formations of pimples on places like your chin or forehead, etc….it works to dry pimples out, treat them, and reduce the size of the pimple all while delivering a healthy dose of treatment to clear your skin up.
I have a nice size pimple on the side of my face at the moment which I’m not up for discussing with you but I will for the sake of my review. I applied some Grease Lighting on it last night and the pimple is considerably smaller. I imagine with another dab of this it’ll probably be gone by morning w00t!
The formula is a watery, runny gel which you can tap onto blemishes easily. It’s very gentle so it doesn’t dry out your entire face but it does dry out the area you’re treating however not so much that you’re left with cracked, flaky skin.
If you’re looking for a spot treatment to save your skin Lush Grease Lighting is the way to go. It’s $9.95 and available now from Lush Mail Order or your local Lush store. I trust Lush skincare with my life so it’s a joy to have a quick spot treatment for the times that a rare pimple pops up on my face!
Clean & Clear has introduced a brand new oil-free makeup remover and it’s been around since, check this, March 2009. Why didn’t I know about it before this? Who’s in charge of the memo service? I didn’t get the memo telling me about cheap eye makeup remover…you know how obsessed I am with finding an inexpensive makeup remover! Heads will roll when I find out who messed up.
But for now I have in my possession a bottle of Clean & Clear Eye Make Up Remover and since I’m so in likey with it I’m in a forgiving mood!
$5.95 nails you a 5.5oz a bottle of Clean & Clear Soothing Eye Make Up Remover…yes under $6 bucks and you can have a very good quality remover….thank you jebus, I prayed so hard but didn’t think it would ever happen.
I have one tiny rant but I’ll get to that in sec..
First off this is incredible stuff. This removes eye makeup in a snap plus it doesn’t contain oil so no cloudy, blurred, OMG! I can’t see! feeling. The formula is very much like simple water but it manages to do a very good job of removing waterproof mascara, pigmented eye shadow, etc……
I’m deeply impressed. It does have somewhat the same formula as Lancome Bi-Facil but it’s more watery. My only rant is you have to use alot. I had to do two cotton pads to get everything off my eyes….I wish I could have just did one swipe and be good but I did have to saturate two pads to remove everything. But…I do wear alot of eye makeup in it’s defense. I’m not upset in the least about this as it did a supreme job of getting my waterproof mascara off so I’m discoing!
That Bi-Facial feeling!
Fact is…it’s a killer deal and it works. It’s the best drugstore remover I’ve come across and well worth a pick up. I think it’ll replace…wait for it…my Sephora eye makeup remover. I have to test a bit more before I retire Sephora but it’s looking like Clean & Clear Make Up Remover is winning the coveted position of being the Muse’s eye makeup remover.
Loves it and Muse Approves it for purchase.
Try it, I have a feeling you’ll like it as much as I do.
Dude, wait, people get Botox because they sweat? Say word, who knew? If you seek a blissfully dry (as in sweating) existence it appears there are all sorts of remedies for it including injections and prescription drugs. Whoa. And I thought I had problems, luckily sweat never was one.
But it’s ok…if you sweat..alot…or a little…the Muse still loves you…mmmm just don’t touch me I’m kinda a germ phobic k?
Seriously though, if you sweat quite alot or enough to make you uncomfortable DERMAdoctor is here to fix the problem right up. You know how much love I have for the good doctor? She rocks my eyes daily and makes ‘em look all kinda of well rested!
Check out DERMAdoctor Med E Tate after the jump!
DERMADoctor Med E Tate are medicated hyperhidrosis-control wipes for use on your face or body to keep you dry all day.
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating even though a person remains inactive. This effects the face, under your arms, palms, soles, areas under the breasts, cleavage, etc…You don’t have to have hyperhidrosis to take advantage of DERMAdoctor Med E Tate as it also promises to keep makeup from melting away on a hot day! The product comes in individually wrapped packets and are medium size wipes that are heavily saturated with product. They feel cooling and non sticky after application.
I was recently given DERMAdoctor Med E Tate to test out and I wasn’t quite sure the best way to use ‘em. I don’t really have a prob in the sweating department as I remain comfortably dry all day, yo Secret deo thanks chica! So I tested them in two ways….I gave packets to all the men in my life. Good friends, my dad (who sweats terribly in heat), and even to my friend Jillian who, god bless her soul, runs 3 miles daily even in the heat. As for me? I collected the data and heard what they had to say about the pads and I also gave ‘em a whirl myself one day while I was outside for over 8 hours.
Most of my friends didn’t get the point and I was left with, “huh?” “wait what?” “you want me to use this under my arms and on my face…?” Yea well obviously these aren’t the most intelligent men in the world.
My dad was funnier as he thought it was rather great. He didn’t use them under his arms according to him but he did end up wiping his forehead with only one (I gave him five but he didn’t use them all) and said that it remained drip free all day. Go dad!
As for Jillian she used it the same way my dad did and had the same results but she also ended up using one under her arms as well and just reported feeling a cool sensation under pits for most of the run plus since the pad was so saturated she wasn’t sure if she was sweating or if it was the pad the entire time that was wet…geez….obviously this is why I’m the blogger around here…what terrible reviewers.
As for me since I’m not much of a sweater I felt like they were a rather nice cool down treatment on a sunny day. I’m not sure if they did much for makeup as they are so saturated I was terribly scared to wipe my face with them for fear of the pad removing my makeup but I did use on my forehead and the back of knees and it was a nice cooling sensation. One area it did seem to exceed at keeping cool and dry free was the middle of my back. I don’t sweat but my back tends to get damp on a very hot day. I ended up wiping my back with one prior to going outside and my back, surprised, remained completely dry. It wasn’t too hot a day so I think I’ll be taking these along with me when I head to California in the Fall as I want to test them out when I’m walking around in 85-90 degree heat and see if they still keep my back dry free.
So far I’ve read alot of reviews as I was curious what people were saying and it seems a big time rave.
If you sweat alot these could be a life saver and perhaps worthy of a pick up (maybe if you have sweaty palms you can now rejoice at these keeping them dry!). One box contains 30 pads for $48.