Long gone are the days where skincare for men meant glycerin bar soap, steel wool pads, and a spitshine. There’s nothing manly about leaving a trail of flakes everywhere you go or looking like you’ve been hanging sheetrock for hours when it’s only eight in the morning.
It’s time to take care of yourself. Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, and if you want to be here for a good time and a long time, you need to show it some love. And by “love,” we mean hydration. And the best way to hydrate is with lotion.
Here’s everything you need to know about lotion and our case for manning up and introducing it to your daily routine.
Is body lotion for me?
Short answer—yes. The end. Have a nice day.
Better answer—yes and it’s way better than you remember it. We’re sure you’ve been turned off by lotion that leaves you feeling slippery and gross. We’re also sure you’ve been hard pressed to find a body lotion that doesn’t make you smell feminine and doesn’t break the bank.
Why make men’s body lotion better?
We did that all so that we can feel way more comfortable in our skin. Whether you’ve got cracked knuckles from being a lobster fisherman, dry skin from the ski slopes, or a few rough patches from catching too many rays, lotion cures what ails.
We packed our lotion with naturally derived coconut oil and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate skin that’s taken a beating. Hydrated skin can also take a beating better than dry, itchy skin. Moisturizing protects against the elements and helps to prevent premature aging.
So how do I use this stuff?
Now that you’re sold on how awesome lotion can be, let’s talk about how to work this into your busy schedule.
The best time is right after your shower. Not just because you’re already in the buff, but because showering rinses away some of your natural hydration, and hot water dries out your skin.
To build back your skin’s defenses, apply on every nook and cranny from your neck to your toes. We recommend using special products for your face. That skin is a bit more sensitive and far more exposed. Everywhere else, our hand and body lotion works wonders.
You can also reapply throughout the day. After you wash your hands? Lotion. Itchy elbows? Lotion. Ashy knees? Lotion. Just make sure the area is clean and you’re good for a touch up.
Things to look for in your lotion
Goes without saying, but lotion should make your skin feel better after you put it on. To make sure your lotion lives up to the hype, look for ones that are—
- Dermatologist tested
- Naturally derived
- Cruelty free
Hypo-allergenic. That’s fancy talk for “doesn’t trigger allergies.” Shouldn’t all lotions not trigger allergies? Well, yah. But not everyone got the memo. Make sure your lotion did.
Dermatologist tested means exactly what it says. Crazy some people don’t run their lotion by the experts before letting people rub it all over themselves. Even crazier, some people will test their lotion on animals before asking a dermatologist. Not only do animals lack the education, experience, and language skills to give proper feedback, it’s downright cruel. Get yourself a lotion approved by doctors and not dachshunds.
Lastly we have “naturally derived.” Why pay for the best lotion science has to offer when Mother Earth has been making tried and true moisturizers for literally billions of years? Aloe vera, vitamin E, coconut oils—this stuff is so safe you can eat it (but don’t), and so gentle anyone can use it.
Where our lotion goes the extra mile
That’s a lot of information to soak in. You probably just want to know where you can get the best lotion available.
Ummm, have you tried our website? We’re biased, but we’re also based. Our packaging is PCR, or post consumer recycled plastic. Our formula is vegan and gluten free. Are these mandatory for making good lotion? We think so.
Anyone can slap buzzwords on a bottle, but we live what we make. We feel responsible to our planet and our people. That means you can feel good about using our lotion not just because it stops the itch and smells awesome, but because we value the same stuff.