This Simple 3-Step Skincare Routine For Men Will Have Your BF Glowing Just Like You
When it comes to skincare, most guys can be a little slow on the uptake. Anything beyond washing their face in the shower and remembering to maybe applying a moisturiser every few days is about all you'll usually get from a dude.
However, mates, Bondi locals and now business-partners Dougie, Chris and Nick, have decided to launch a skincare line that's simple, effective and just for men.
We caught up with co-founder, Dougie Joseph who explains how Bondi Skin Co was born, why men need to take better care of their skin and just how easy their skin regime is.
PS: What made you want to start a men's skincare line?
Dougie: "We wanted to start a men's skincare line so that we could provide a solution for guys who struggled with the same problems that we had when it came to skincare. As men approaching our 30's, we began to take a lot more interest in our skincare regime. We noticed that whilst there were a number of men's skincare brands on the market, they didn't really cater to the simplicity and ease of use that so many men desire. For men entering into the realm of skincare for the first time, the current market was both overwhelming and messy, particularly if you lacked any prior knowledge in skincare. We felt that we could simplify skincare for men whilst still addressing the major concerns of guys that were interested in skincare."
PS: You landed on a simple skincare system of three serums, what made you start with serums and not your traditional cleansers, exfoliators and moisturisers?
Dougie: "Our research indicated that when it came to skincare, men were primarily concerned with anti-ageing products. We discovered serums because we were using our partner's products and we were all blown away with the results. When it comes to skincare, face serums are the holy grail of anti-ageing. We were perplexed as to why there were hardly any male skincare brands selling them given that they addressed the skincare issues that men were most concerned with. Rather than bring out a whole skincare range at once, we wanted to streamline our initial offering so that we could focus on educating guys on what our products do and why they were necessary. We are currently developing a face wash and moisturiser that should be on the market in the next 2-3 months!
PS: Can you tell us a bit about the three serums?
Dougie: Our serums are Australian made, natural, vegan and cruelty-free — they're also sustainably produced and packaged. We use high-quality ingredients including a number of organic native Australian ingredients. We selected three serums that have stood the test of time and are known for their anti-aging benefits. We've also labelled them numerically as 1,2,3 so that they can be used somewhat like a 3 step process. We recommend using Serums 1 and 2 in the morning and 1,2,3 at night before bed. Here's a little bit about each serum.
1. Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps defend against damage caused by environmental aggressors such as UV and pollution. Vitamin C can reduce redness, dark spots and under-eye circles, promoting a healthier overall complexion.
2. Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound in the body that attracts and holds onto moisture in skin cells, promoting overall skin hydration. It is well known for its benefits such as alleviating dry skin and reducing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Vitamin A (Retinoid) Serum
Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A that help bolster collagen production and facilitate skin cell renewal. They are known to help reduce the appearance of acne, sun spots and wrinkles, resulting in a more even, smoother skin.
PS: What kind of results can guys expect when they start using the serums and when can they expect to notice a difference?
Dougie: "We've had such a great response from our customers so far. Most guys that haven't had any prior skincare routine have noticed results almost immediately, observing that their skin is looking clearer, younger and more vibrant. Our serums are also great at preventing further ageing from occurring, which is why the sooner you start the more beneficial it's going to be for your skin."
PS: What would you say to guys who are keen to try skincare but haven't taken the plunge?
Dougie: "With Summer just around the corner now is the perfect time to start! Australia has one of the harshest environments in the world which can really take a toll on our skin and promote premature ageing — so it's super important that we look after our skin as best we can!"
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