I am a big advocate of keeping the process of skincare as simple as possible. In this day and age, we are bombarded with such a vast array of products that its often difficult to find the perfect one. Personally, I often skip men’s skincare products as most of the ones I have tried do not cater for my needs and only really concentrate on the moisturisation of the skin. When you get to my age (cough) I need something effective to combat those fine lines and imperfections.
A few months back I discovered a fantastic skincare brand based in France called Otis Skincare. After reading numerous articles on the adverse effects of shaving on a man’s skin, founder Sandra Scott-Allen sought out to create a simple, yet effective range completely tailored to men’s skin. After intense research she recruited renowned Parisian laboratory (Laboratiore BF) and together they created a highly effective three step process designed to optimally fulfil the needs of men’s skin.
Daily Face Wash – Cleanse
Cleansing is such an important part of any skin care routine! In order to remove excess oils, dirt and clear any blocked pores to avoid breakouts you will need to cleanse. Otis skincare have created a daily face wash that cleanses, exfoliates and regenerates the skin without that accompanying dryness that usually occurs. Alpha-Hydroxy Acid gently exfoliates the skin removing any skin clogging debris and stimulates skin renewal. The addition of black tea extract provides antioxidant to help protect against damaging free radicals. Aloe Vera and Glycerine both sooth and hydrate the skin and I especially love the added Tea Tree essential oil helping to purify and regulate any excess oils. This multi-action face wash leaves my skin feeling fresh, hydrated and healthy, ready for that perfect shave.
Protective Shave Cream – Shave
I was a tad dubious when using this product as I have always used a gel when it came to my shaving routine, however I was pleasantly surprised. This rich and creamy formula provided a comforting layer on the skin, allowing the blade to pass over the neck area with ease and continued to protect it throughout the shave. As well as the ingredients of Tea Tree oil, Glycerin and Aloe Vera the addition of Shea butter and apricot stone oil provided an added degree of protection, softening the hair and keeping the skin nourished, preventing that dreaded rash.
Hydrating Daily Moisturiser – Hydrate
Did you know that a man’s skin contains about 20-30% more collagen than a woman’s, but starts to decrease after the age of 40? Not only does this moisturiser hydrate and nourish with Hyaluronic acid, Jojoba oil and Vitamin E, it is also packed with an anti-aging peptide called Matrixl. This active ingredient is said to stimulate collagen production in turn improving elasticity and helping to smooth those pesky little lines. The Hyaluronic acid provides long-term hydration. I especially loved the texture of this anti-aging moisturiser as it quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving a shiny or greasy residue.
The quality of these products also extends to the design of their packaging which is both masculine and chic. I especially love that they come in a handy 100ml size, perfect for travelling. This three-step process really took me by surprise, and I was immediately impressed by both the quality and the packaging. As I previously mentioned, I would previously disregard a men’s skincare products but Otis is one for the keeping and definitely gets that Blublazerguy seal of approval.
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