The Skincare Edit: Beauty and The Boy

When it comes to beauty, Josh – often referred to as “the boy” for generic blogger purposes – doesn’t have a leg to stand on, a refreshing change from the computer scientist who knows everything. Part of the reason for this is that he doesn’t really care though. Upon lecturing him after his announcement that he only ever washed his face with water (side note: what is it with people who do this? Would you wash the rest of your body with just water? No.) his response was simply: “you know when I talk to you about rendering, and you glaze over? Well that’s how I feel about skincare.”

Fair Enough. Until a few weeks ago we left it at that, until a few weeks back when he announced he wanted his skin to look better before he starts the onslaught of job/internship interviews. Mission accepted.

To start off, I thought we should tackle the whole “washing your face” thing, and thrust the Origins Pure Cream Cleanser* at him on his way to the bathroom most evenings now. The ingridients list looks okay and using a cream instead of a gel will helps it’s dry skin. Josh seems to have combination dry skin, so I decided he’ be best sharing the Origins Make A Difference Plus* – my all time favourite – in the evenings. I catch him stealing this on a regular basis now – even in the mornings – so it must be a goodie. The Elemis Mattifying Moistuiser* is also being used on warmer days to avoid that sweaty skin look. He likes. Finally, I recommended that he gave the La Roche Posay Effeclar Duo a go for his break outs. This step was not a winner as he’s hardly used it, but that’s alright – 3 out of 4 isn’t bad! 

What’s more, he even left me give him a facial – apparently having your face rubbed is very relaxing? Who knew…


  1. Katie
    24 May 2013 / 12:57 pm

    I force my products on my boyfriend sometimes as well. He's one of those "wash with water" kinda guys too!

    Katie x
    And Katie / Beauty & Lifestyle

  2. Talisa Tossell
    24 May 2013 / 1:14 pm

    Amazing post!

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  3. Danielle Arnold
    24 May 2013 / 1:29 pm

    I'm guilty of just washing my face with water. I used to regularly use the same products and my skin was perfect, but the stuff I was using was discontinued and I haven't found anything since. Towards the end of last year and the beginning of this one, I had a bad reaction to everything I tried. In order to get rid of the permanent rash caused by the products – including an Elemis kit that I had high hopes for – I ditched all the products for a while, stuck to just water and my skin has been a lot better since!

    I suppose the reason I'm hesitant to use anything on my skin now is because I've just got to a stage where I'm comfortable actually showing my face to people and I don't want my skin to revert back to its former state.


  4. Dannii Ofe
    24 May 2013 / 2:01 pm

    i've been trying to get my boyfriend into a simple skincare routine for ages now, not working, i cant understand how anyone would not want to even wash they're face properly, its so refreshing!

  5. Unknown
    24 May 2013 / 2:28 pm

    I got my boyfriend into skincare after he bought me a few new bits for Christmas. His favourite is Origins Zero Oil gel cleanser.
    He loved your boyfriends response to skincare by the way!
    Paris x

  6. makeup lover
    24 May 2013 / 3:03 pm

    I loved this post!
    Amy |

  7. Maddy
    24 May 2013 / 3:52 pm

    So funny, I hope he is enjoying his new skin care routine! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  8. Natalie Stubbs
    24 May 2013 / 3:54 pm

    I have to keep my boyfriend away from my products haha, he loves my Estée Lauder ANR too much! x

  9. Kelly
    25 May 2013 / 3:03 am

    Hahaha this is so funny! I need to try to get my boyfriend to use some more!

  10. Gemma Oliver
    27 May 2013 / 2:18 pm

    I wish I could get my boy to regularly wash and moisturise at least! I can only manage to persuade him to do it about once a week! Boys are just crazy. I even bought him his own products ages ago. I'm going to persist so hopefully he'll eventually get the message that he needs to do it everyday.

    Gem x

  11. ashleighsteaparty
    30 May 2013 / 5:57 pm

    I've spend a small fortune on Clinique for Men for my husband and he hasn't got a clue how big a deal that is, I don't think he's touched any of it!

    Ash 🙂

  12. Delbert Hambleton
    08 Jun 2013 / 3:59 am

    I would love to know what your favorite face solutions are so far? Loved learning more about Skinlastin products, they look too good to miss.

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