They say the older men get, the better they look, and in my own life, I’ve found this to be totally true. Joe’s early signs of wrinkles and the single gray hair that pops up on his temple every now and again? Handsome and kinda adorable. The same signs of age on me? Hmm… It’s not that I mind getting older — I really don’t! — but there is something kinda weird about noticing lines that weren’t there a few months ago. All the advice you heard about taking care of your skin in your teens and twenties springs back in to mind, and you want to kick yourself for ever tanning as a 15 year old (or is that just me?).
But here’s something that popped into my head the other day: Maybe men age so well because their skincare products are their secret weapon. I mentioned ordering Jack Black Protein Booster Skin Serum (yes, for guys!) back in this post, and let me just tell you, I’m sold. I try lots of beauty products all the time (it’s a bit of a vice, I’d say), and this one’s for sure a keeper. It’s not sticky at all — you apply it and it soaks in almost instantly. I have been using it both in the morning, under moisturizer, and at night as well, under one of two moisturizers that I switch between (this one and this one for now). All else equal, I’ve noticed that my skin has been a firmer, brighter, and smoother. In fact, a lot of days I’ve been going with no foundation, concealer, or powder of any kind (did I mention this stuff dries completely matte too?).
One of my favorite aspects of the serum is its aroma. To me, it smells like Earl Grey tea. It’s not overly manly, or girly, it just smells a little herbal. Even Joe is hooked. I mentioned the product to him, and he gave it a whirl one day. His review? He loves how fast it soaks in, and that it can serve as a light moisturizer after he shaves. You heard it here first! He even asked me to order another bottle for his own use. Now that’s a glowing review.