The Skin Care Dude

🙋‍♂️ 🗯 just a 29-year-old dude offering perspective; skincare/beauty/health enthusiast 📩

What's cookin’ good lookin’?😏 Thank you @sunnyislejbco ! One of my favorite haircare brands reached out to me, and I couldn’t be more excited! I wasn’t expecting all of this—you guys are fantastic! I feel so spoiled! 🙇‍♂️ I’m obsessed with Jamaican black castor oil. I’ve been using Sunny Isle’s black castor oil as a nightly leave-in treatment for months now. My hair is starting to thin out a bit on top, and this has been a game changer. What I love about their black castor oil is that it’s super thick (more so than others). So, when I apply, it doesn’t move around or run down my face, and as long as I put it in a ½ to an hour before bed, I don’t get it all over my pillowcase (I can’t sleep with a shower cap—trust me I’ve tried). It absorbs super quickly and, the next morning washes out easily. Black castor oil has used in hair care products for… forever. It promotes hair growth (including eyebrows, lashes, and facial hair) and is excellent for treating dandruff, eczema, and breakage. Think of it as scalp superfood. Oh, and aside from the hair, it also has a bunch of healing properties (acne, stretch marks, arthritic pain… we’ll get into that later). So, this is what they sent me… • Intensive repair masque • Shampoo and conditioner from their extra dark line • Black castor oil from their extra dark line • Beard oil • 2-1 Hair and beard wash Regular pure butter (just black castor oil), butter with lavender oil, and butter with coconut oil • Edge control gel • and last, but certainly not least, pomade! Pomade that helps your hair grow? Are you kidding me!? I’m so exciteeddd, and I just can’t hideeee it!! …but not like in a Saved by the Bell—Jessie “I’m addicted to caffeine pills”—sorta way. I’m stoked! -- -- -- -- -- #haircare #skincare #jamaicanblackcastoroil #blackcastoroil #hairgrowth #skincarecommunity #haircareproducts #haircarecommunity #castoroil #skincareproducts #igskincare #naturalhaircare
Yikes. Seriously @lookfantastic ? You guys are getting sloppy 🤨 — Hey everyone! Coming at you with a little order that just arrived. It's a bit of everything. I've really been into body care lately, and I needed some haircare products. This haul includes: • Fruit Fusion Coconut Water shampoo, conditioner, and hair masque by @sheamoisture • Epsom Salt, Himalayan Salt, and Dead Sea Salt body wash by @westlabsalts • Dead Sea Salt, Magnesium Flakes, and Himalayan Salt soaks by @westlabsalts@dr.pawpaw Original Balm inspired by @offdutydiary 🙇‍♂️ I can't remember if this was the one you said to get, but as I threw it in my cart, I thought of you. • the smallest pumice stone in the world 😒 by @hydrealondon — I’m not bitter at all. • DermaBlend Color Correcter for my dark circles by @vichy_it • and a free sample of @glamglowitaly Gravity Mud Firming Treatment 🤷‍♂️ — Really into the different salts though. Now I can't wait to take a bath! — What body products are you guys into right now? And how do you feel about incorporating salt into your routine? 🧐 . • . • . #skincare #skincarecommunity #skincarehaul #skincareproducts #igskincare #saltskincare #feelingsalty #pumicestoneforbabyfeet ? #rude #theskincaredude
👋🤩 @myambuja and @mydeage (sister companies under @legart_forschungsatelier ) sent me a few avant-garde skincare products. I am so grateful—thank you. These brands define luxury, so naturally, I am utterly infatuated. Their products are handmade and free of preservatives, colorants, synthetic fragrances, paraffin, parabens, mineral oils, petrochemicals, sulfates, silicones, PEHs/PEOs, and ingredients of animal origin. — ambuja sent me two full-size products: their Zeitgeist Splash, which is a toner that smells incredible (lotus cell, green coconut, and hibiscus) and their Wanderlust Elixir, which is an anti-aging serum that claims to lift, plump, shied, soothe, and hydrate. It’s recommended for people with a normal to oily skin type. Oh, they’re observant! I didn’t tell them my skin type, so they are either attentive and read my posts, or happened to guess correctly. Regardless, I’m impressed (we’re going to forget the fact that men are typically oily, and pretend like they love me 😭) They included samples of their Couture Charisma Elixer (serum for depigmentation and radiance), Empire Overnight Eye Cream (dark circles and puffiness), and Couture Capsule Cream (for normal to dry skin types). — deage sent me a full size of their Molecule Essence, which is an essence (I double checked, because you never know) that claims to tighten, firm, and lift. Ooooh, talk dirty to me! It’s suitable for all skin types. They also sent me a bunch of samples, which includes their Cell Serum (which ironically goes on after the serum and is recommended for normal to dry skin types), Detox Oil (rebalance, retexturize, renew, and protect), Genius Serum (which is a hydrating cream that draws in moisture), and Molecule Essence (for the travel bag). — I’ll keep you guys updated. In the meantime, go check them out! . • . • . #skincare #luxuryskincare #skincareproducts #skincarecommunity #naturalskincare #essence #toner #moisturizer #antiaging #antiagingskincare #skincareobsessed #ambja #deage #igskincare #theskincaredude
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🍂 Loving autumn, but missing spring. On that note, I'm becoming a full time bird watcher 📸 Need bird photos? Bird memes? Motivational bird posters for your office? 👋👨 I’m your man.
Just a few of my favorite things 🕯 Have a lovely Wednesday, everyone. . milk concentrate and almond supple skin oil by @loccitane retinol, AHA, and BHA body treatment by @paulaschoice donkey milk body lotion by @olivolio_greece_official (I'm obsessed 💛) body contour treatment oil by @clarinsofficial . Quick edit: not as relaxing as it seems. I'm listening to the @rupaulsdragrace soundtrack, making bubble castles, and flooding the bathroom. There's literally water everywhere. My husbands going to kill me 👀 🗣🗯 Baaaabeeeee, what does renters insurance cover?! We’re out clean towels! They're all wet! Can you make me a sandwich?! Babbbbeeeeeee?!?? • . • . #skincare #bodycare #luxuryskincare #bubblebath #skincareproducts #skincarecommunity #theskincaredude
🐟🐠 Elena!!! 🙈 I reached out to my love at @koreankiwibeauty and asked her for some suggestions, because I wanted to start using more k-beauty, but they have so many products on their website that I wasn’t sure where to start... I know I wanted a cream cleanser, but that was it. She, being the best person ever, sent me some of her favorites at the moment. We have two products from the @naturerepublic_kr Hawaiian Deep Sea collection: • AHA Cleansing Lotion, which is a gentle exfoliating cleanser • and the Cleansing Oil to Foam, which is 2-in-1 product that’s supposed to provide a double cleansing experience I am so stoked! Have any of you guys tried either of these? Let me know in the comments below 👇 (I’m basically Dr. Seuss 🧓🏻). • . • . • #naturesrepublic #cleanser #facialcleanser #koreankiwibeauty #2in1cleanser #ahacleanser #skincare #skincareproducts #skincarecommunity #skincareaddict #skincareblogger #skincarekorea #kbeauty #kbeautyproducts #theskincaredude
🧖‍♂️🛁 Does anyone else take bath breaks? I was in the midst of doing some work, and I decided I needed an Epsom salt soak (with J&J shampoo bubbles 🤷‍♂️—thats all I had). After a while, staring at a computer starts to make my head spin, and I couldn’t think of a better way to break up my day. ... Also, doing a little masking sesh with the Grapeseed Butter Cleanser by @antipodesskincare. Technically it’s a cleanser, and the company doesn’t mention masking with it, but it smells like apple butter, so I don’t really care. It leaves my face feeling silky smooth 💆‍♂️ ... Anyhow..... Happy Sunday! Whatcha guys doing? 🙇‍♂️ . • . • . #skincare #skincareproducts #skincarecommunity #skincareaddict #bath #bathtime #bathbreak #bubblebath #shampoobubblebath #sundayfunday #sundayvibes #luxuryskincare #theskincaredude
Has anyone tried anything by Filorga (@filorga_italia )? My doctor swears by them (she also sells their products *nudge nudge* 😏) and gave me these samples last week. I wanted to get some insight because I’ve seen this brand a lot in Europe and I've read some mixed reviews. Essentially, they’re known for their topical enhancing products like lip plumpers and ”topical fillers.” I tested their hyaluronic (hypnotic funky fresh 🎶) sheet mask out, and I like it. The mask itself is suuuuper thick, so doesn't hug your skin like their Korean counterpart, (which makes it sort of difficult to keep on), but the serum they use is magical 🧙‍♂️ • Thoughts? Experiences? It’s so thick that I almost want to save the mask and use my own serums. I wonder if it’ll hold up in the washer 🤔 . p.s. - if you’re wondering why the packaging looks all beat up, I have Toula (🐶) to thank for that... She’s always stealing my damn sheet masks. Rude! • . • . #filorga #sheetmask #hyaluronicacid #hyaluronicmask #hyaluronicsheetmask #skincare #skincareproducts #skincarecommunity #skincareblogger #skincareaddict #theskincaredude
🙉 I’m so excited! The amazing Akvile, from @systemakvile , sent me her first starter set! Thank you so much, darlin’! I can’t wait to start using it. The packaging is beautiful! Akvile is amazing, btw. She is super knowledgeable, friendly, down to earth, and just all-around great person. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to her, and she’ll be more than happy to help you out. It came with... • a micellar foaming cleanser with 2% salicylic acid (80ml) – daily and nightly use • peeling AHA+BHA exfoliant (50ml) – 2-3 times a week • moisturizer (50ml) – daily and nightly use • and an SOS target (10ml), with a roll-on applicator which I love – on an as need basis All her products are vegan and alcohol, color, silicon, and paraben free! Now, this starter set is meant for acne-prone skin, which typically I’m not. So, I’m excited to see how my skin holds up and whether or not it prevents any future breakouts. If this screws up my skin girly, I’m coming for you—Germany’s not that far 😘 Don’t worry; I already warned her that I'm a confrontational judgy queen, but she wanted an honest opinion, so here we are 🙇‍♂️ Stay tuned… . • . • . #holisticskincare #holisticliving #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #skincarejunkie #skincarecommunity #skincareluxury #luxuryskincare #systemakvile #theskincaredude
👋😬 I’m doing everything in my power to put off having to get things done today... I’ve masked, cleaned the floors, washed dishes, did some laundry, played around with this little acrylic organizer... I even thought about taking a “day bath.” 🤔 Hmm... I guess I did get some stuff done today—just not the necessary. 🙇‍♂️ Sooooo, whatcha guys doiinnnnng? . • . • . #skincare #skincareproducts #skincarecommunity #skincareaddict #skincareluxury #somewhatorganized #whatchadoin #theskincaredude
Harnessing me inner @boy_into_beauty with this photo 🌿 Review time—let’s get right to! Today’s product: Enzyme Powder Wash by A’Pieu gifted by the angelic @koreankiwibeauty 🥝 What is it? A powdered cleanser—my first as a matter of fact. Repurchase? I strongly liked this product. If I were a minimalist looking for a simple cleanser, yes I would. Recap on initial thoughts: too drying. Boasts: Mild cleanser containing papaya enzyme to gently cleanse and exfoliate dead skin cells. My thoughts: Okay, when I first tried this product, I didn’t like it (‘Irish Spring’ comes to mind). My skin felt tight, it has a “soapy” smell, creates a ton of lather, and it left my skin feeling all sorts of parched. But now that there's almost none left, I can confidently say that I really enjoyed this product. Guys, I used to work for a plastic surgeon; while I was there, I learned a lot about skincare from their medical esthetician. I learned the proper technique for washing my face, putting in moisturizer, yada yada yada... What I had learned was that you have to wash your face for 1 minute using small circular motions and lukewarm water—great, fabulous, wonderful. With this cleanser, you don’t need to wash your face for one minute. When I was taught, I don’t think they took into account other types of cleansers, only what they offered and recommended. This cleaner is super concentrated. You literally need that smallest amount of product before it begins to lather up like crazy (side note: when I see lather, I immediately cringe; for me, lather has always been synonymous for drying). After I gave you guys my initial thoughts, I said “screw it,” let’s experiment. I’ve used it as a facial cleanser; as body wash; as part of a dual cleanse; in a super hydrating routine; in a minimal routine; in an exfoliating routine. What I figured out was... 1. I was using too much cleanser and 2. I was washing my face for too long. • . 💬 Continued in comments
[Dino] 🐶🗯 Daddy was going to do a review tonight, but he decided cuddle to instead. Good night, fwends 💛 • #nohashtags #onlybellyrubs
Do these things have expiration dates? It's dissolving like a piece of wet toilet paper. pffft... So much for my late night masking sess. 🤷‍♂️ Holy hot damn my mirror’s dirty. Gross—I should really do something about that... eventually. 👀 . • . • #nightmasking #skincare #skincareroutine #skincarecommunity #skincareobsessed #sheetmask #ricemask #screwit #theskincaredude
Do Be Do Be Dooooo Its Monday, Folks! I’ve been playing around with some filters and shadows—whatcha think? It’s not my normal jam, but I think I dig it. Ugh, on another note, my school fall trimester started and most of my classes involve virtual group projects. 🧐 Are you f*cking kidding me? What ever happened to reading a book or researching a subject, and then having to write a paper or give a presentation? I always get stuck doing most of the work while my lovely peers pick their nose and diddle themselves 🤨 On a positive note, I was able to rent all of my books on @chegg which is pretty badass 😊 . Anyway, hopefully I’ll have a chance to do some reviews this week. I need a damn nap 💀. I feel like Britney Spears circa 2007. . • . • . #skincarecommunity #textures #textureshot #shadows #skincareproducts #skincareblogger #skincareluxury #skincare #bitterbitch #bitterbitchesbelike #theskincaredude
4,000 years old and it’s still under construction 🙄 — I know I’ve said this before, but Athens was amazing. The food was unbelievable, the people were so friendly, and it was quite possibly one of the cleanest cities I’ve ever been to. — Take me back! 😭🙇‍♂️💭 . • . • . #athens #athensgreece #travelathens #acropolis #travel #travelgreece #skincarecommunity #daydreamer #daydreaming #daydreaming 💭 #travelholic #travelers #travelgram #theskincaredude
In the lovely words of @carolinehirons , “Take it to the tits. How far down you need to go when applying your facial skincare products. Your face doesn’t end at your chin in skincare.” Right on! @tombasek , this one is for you buddy—thanks for the quote. What you see here is The Problem Solver by @maylindstromskin in action, which I’ve decided to thoroughly test out! My moobs are all tingly... I think I might be enjoying this a little too much 😳 . Okay, I’m starting to flake now and Toula’s (🐶) starting to eye me up. I’m not a piece of meat Toula! Guess it’s time for a shower. Later 👋😬🚿 .• •. .• •. .• #takeittothetits#theproblemsolver #carolinehirons #maylindstrom #bodymask #skincare #skincarecommunity #luxuryskincare #woahnelly #theskincaredude
Stopped by the organic store a couple of doors down and picked up some teas. What do you think of these autumn flavors? 🍂 • 🍁🍋 turmeric, lemon, green tea (eh, autumn in Sicily—turmeric makes it warmer, so I stick by my categorization) 🌶🍫 cacao, chili pepper, licorice you know, the older I get, the more I like licorice 🤷‍♂️ 🍂🍃 turmeric, cinnamon, ginger which is what I’m currently drinking with a splash of almond milk . I also got a big ol’ bag of ceremonial grade matcha on amazon 🙉🍵 Matcha is an all year round kinda thing. • • • . ☕️ #tea #organic #october #skincarecommunity #tumeric #cacao #chai #fall #autumn #cinnamon #ginger #lemon #greentea #chili #licorice #theskincaredude
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