As regular readers know, we are always keen to hear about new men’s cosmetics, especially skincare. Looking good is both its own reward and it also helps our image in business and leisure. So a little discreet help is appreciated. I recently received Sensiderma Day Moisturising Lotion for Men from Queen Cosmetics which I review below.
Queen are an interesting company, who I had not heard of before. An English company, they were founded in 1927 by three dermatologists ( a link to Queen is at the bottom of this article). They began making cosmetics for sensitive skin, partly in reaction to some of the more harsh chemical-based cosmetics that were around at that time. As dermatologists they had treated many women whose skin had been damaged by over-powerful cosmetics and it was clear to them that kinder, gentler products could be made.
Their hypo-allergenic range of cosmetics quickly became popular amongst young, wealthy and fashionable Englishwomen and in a few short years that knowledge hopped the Atlantic and Queen became a connoisseur brand in the US. Queen cosmetics, carefully tested for both gentleness and effectiveness, became a beauty secret amongst intelligent women. Over time Queen Cosmetics became classic English beauty products.
Today Queen continue to work in the same way. Customers find their products by word of mouth and they maintain a discreet presence in specialist pharmacies and beauty salons. They have a ferociously loyal clientele who, clearly, know a good thing when they see it. The Sensiderma for Men day moisturising lotion is their first venture into men’s skincare.
Sensiderma for Men: Day Moisturising Lotion
Day Moisturising Lotion comes in a metallic sliver plunge dispenser, so a quick depress and the cream feeds from the nozzle. It is a fine white cream, in fact a very fine, smooth, non-oily cream with a silky feel.
There is no fragrance to the moisturiser, it is fragrance free, which for me is a boon, because this job allows me to wear men’s fragrances most days now. The cream goes on easily, and because of the quality, you only need a little to cover your whole face. It spreads easily and penetrates the skin quickly.
One of the most noticeable things about this moisturiser is that feels really good, there is a significant soothing and cooling effect. I have taken to putting it on after shaving as it has the same soothing effect as an after-shave balm. On one occasion I put it on after scraping a small razor-burn into my neck and the Sensiderma immediately took the burn out of the scrape. So there is a high degree of comfort in using this moisturiser.
The effect is immediate, my skin immediately looks healthier, this moisturiser smooths out any hint of rednesss or skin irritation. Applied around the eyes it takes some of the sharpness out of my wrinkles. This product has power where it counts, in its ability to quickly penetrate a man’s skin, which is of course tougher and harder than a womans.
The Sensiderma dries matt and invisible on the skin in around twenty seconds. This is good for those of us who need to slap it on and go. However the soothing pleasing sensation stays for about an hour. I am conscious of my skin feeling relaxed and comfortable, which is pleasant and gives me a small but significant boost. After applying the Sensiderma my skin feels soft to the touch (which is what girls want), hydrated and smooth. The effect is long-lasting. Over several (busy) days I have noticed that my skin is still in good shape at the end of the day.
What is most striking about Sensiderma for Men is the sheer quality of the lotion. For me the gold standard of skin care is Elemis pro-collagen marine cream (I know, it’s for girls) which is a superb day moisturiser. It terms of fine quality the Sensidera moisturiser runs very close to the Elemis product, which is a huge compliment. Also, the Sensiderma moisturiser is a third of the price of the Elemis product, no small consideration.
Sensiderma Day Moisturiser is a superb product. I will be keeping an eye open for other men’s products launched by Queen. It will be interesting to see what they come up with. This day moisturer is quick, very effective and very luxurious. My skin feels really good with it on. One to try, I recommend it to you.
Sensiderma Day Moisturising Lotion for Men costs £21.50 from Queen Cosmetics here
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