Why Men Need Skin Care Products Too

Most women realize the importance of taking care of their skin’s appearance, providing moisture and protection from the elements and time. Men tend to forget that moisture is essential to healthy skin, and many skin care products appeal more to the female market. Believe it or not, men need skin care products just as much as woman, perhaps even more. A man’s skin is much thicker than the female counterpart, and is much drier as well. Most men are in dire need of added moisture and protection.

There are several reasons why men need to incorporate a good moisturizer into their daily routine. The number one reason is shaving. Most men tend to shave on a daily basis. Shaving leaves a man’s skin feeling smooth and exfoliated, but in much need of moisture. Applying a moisturizer to your face after shaving will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and protected for a greater amount of time.

There are two reasons why men do not use proper skin care. Thanks to product advertising and early socialization, men look at skin care products as women’s products. Another reason is that many men are passive when it comes to their appearances. Most men shave their face, brush their teeth and throw a little gel in their hair and call it a day; it should not be this way.

The key to improve any man’s appearance is to purchase a trusted brand from our product line to see and feel the obvious difference proper skin care can make. Using these skin care products will convince any man how amazing his skin can look and feel. There are so many products available from our website, it might be hard for any man to choose the right brand.

We would like to help by taking away the guesswork. There are several ingredients which a man should look for in skin care products, depending on his unique skin type. Some of the key ingredients and the moisturizers that contain them are as follows.


Polyphenols are key antioxidants that are found typically in green tea and other dark colored plants. This antioxidant has anti-inflammatory properties to help fight swelling and redness caused by irritants in the environment such as dust, pollen and more.

Vitamin A

This is the ultimate ingredient when it comes to reversing the signs of aging. Vitamin A is retinol in its purest form, and has the power to stimulate cell turnover. This helps to rid the face of any visible sun damage and lighten the dark spots caused by aging.


Vitamin C

This is a super functional nutrient that is a key to any good moisturizer. Vitamin C has the power to reverse damage from uv rays and promote collage growth. More collage growth means a more youthful appearance.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

The word ‘acid’ may scare a lot of people away but it is actually very beneficial to any man or woman’s skin. It burns off the top layer of dying skin cells so that new fresh skin can grow in its place. This leads to a brighter skin tone that holds in more moisture.

The worst mistake that a man can make is to think that he does not need a good skin care regimen in his life. With shaving, extended periods of time working in the sun, and other harmful habits, a man’s skin is thirsty for moisture! Moisturizer doesn’t only mean smooth and soft skin but it also means a more healthy, attractive and youthful you!

What Products to Buy 

Following the ingredients listed above, we recommend choosing products from our AHAVA line to start a regimen. Choose a product for morning and evening, and one specifically designed for after shaving. Shaving is very hard on your delicate facial skin. If you are fighting dark circles or bags under your eyes, consider ordering an eye cream as well. L’oreal and Lancome are also trusted brands which might take years off of your manly appearance and leave your skin looking and feeling far more healthier.

Our Five Simple Tips For Choosing The Perfect Fragrance Online

Ready for a new fragrance?  At MyPerfume.com, we have an incredible selection of fragrances from all over the world.  So how do you choose the right scent without trying it first?  Ask yourself these five questions and you’ll be well on your way to selecting a fragrance that’s just right for you!


1)    What do you already like?

Do you already have a favorite brand of fragrance?  Very often, fragrances under the same brand have similar notes and styles but are designed to be work for different occasions.  Start by seeing if your favorite brand has any fragrances you haven’t tried yet on offer.


2)    Do you know what notes you enjoy in a fragrance?

“Notes” are the basic components that make up a fragrance.  For example a fragrance might be described as featuring “Citrus”, “Bergamot”, or “Woodsy” notes.  Identify notes in fragrances that you’ve enjoyed in the past, and look for something new that features one or more of the same components.


3)     When will you wear it?

Be sure to choose a fragrance that fits your lifestyle.  If you’re looking for an everyday scent that you can wear anytime, choose one that’s heavy on botanical notes like “mandarin” or “floral”.  For evening fragrances, you might prefer a blend of luscious heavier notes, like “vanilla”, “musk”, or “cardamom”.


4)    What’s your travel personality?

Believe it or not, a simple question to help you refine your preferences is to ask yourself where you’d like to vacation!  Are you a thrill-seeking world adventurer who loves exotic foods and distant lands?  Or would you prefer a relaxing vacation at the beach?


Trying a new fragrance is all about selecting one that reminds you of the things you love.  To get started, think of your favorite vacation and see if you can find a fragrance that reminds you of it.  Maybe notes of cedar remind you of visiting a National Park, or notes of jasmine could bring back memories of touring Asia.  You’d be surprised how scents can powerfully bring good memories back to life!


5)    If it sounds good and looks good, try it!

Much care is put into the descriptions of fragrances on MyPerfume.com to help you choose your favorite fragrance.  If a description of one of our fragrances sounds appealing—try it!


Also, perfume bottles are carefully designed to reflect the scents they contain, so ask yourself if you like the bottle or not.  A shiny bottle encrusted with tons of crystals probably contains a bright, bold scent that’s perfect for a night out while a minimal, demure bottle probably contains a fragrance more suitable for everyday wear to the office.  As a rule of thumb, ask yourself: Does the bottle match the outfit I’ll have on when I want to wear this fragrance?   If the answer is yes, then you’re making the right choice!

Modern Classification of Olfactive Families

The following is a description of the subcategories that exist under the modern classification of oflactive families. These were developed from 1945 onwards and are used today more often than the traditional classifications as they better describe and categorise the  types of scents and synthetic compounds that are commonly found in modern perfumes:

Aquatic: (also known as Oceanic, or Ozonic): This is the most recent addition to the modern olfactive families having only come to the fore in 1991 with the release of Dune by Christian Dior. The agent responsible for this smell family is also a relatively recent discovery, it being a synthetic called calone, that was only discovered in 1966. This family of smells is typified by the characteristic oceanic androgynous scents found in many modern fragrances.

Bright Floral: Bright floral takes both the traditional Single floral and floral bouquet categories and combines them into the new category of Bright Floral.

Citrus: This fragrance category consists of the distinctive sharp scents of the citrus family of fruits. Modern compounds and an increased knowledge of middle and base note production have helped in the manufacture of distinctly citrus like perfumes and colognes where in the past they may have not been as used doe to their short life span once worn.

Fruity: This category features fruit smells that are not citrus such as wild berry, passion fruit, peach and mango.

Green: Green scents are very reminiscent of the traditional Chypre category featuring light and delicate aromas of cucumber and grass.

Gourmand: Gourmand scents combine organic and synthetic compounds to create the aroma of foods, more specifically deserts. Vanilla is one of the most popular of these types of scents.

Olfactive families explained

In the perfume trade you will often hear the term “Olfactive families” used. Though initially this might seem like impenetrable industry-specific jargon it is really quite simple. Oflactive refers to our sense of smell and families are the different groups under which various scents or elements within a fragrance can be grouped. Simply put it means smell groups. Of course no two people will ever have identical senses of smells, or even opinions about different scents, so the process of classifying these different aspects of fragrance that occur in perfumes are in no way objective. Nevertheless they do provide some sort of basis for common understanding, as well as a language that can be used in order to express and convey the experience that a perfume gives us. In this respect they are quite similar and can be thought to run parallel to the sort of language that wine aficionados have developed over the years so that they are better able to express the intricacies of a specific wine to each other and also to the general public at large.

In the description of perfumes and throughout the development of the science of perfume production there has been a split between what can be thought of as the traditional classification of olfactive families that emerged at around the turn of the last century and the modern classification of olfactive families circa around 1945 and inspired by the development of perfume technology as well as the ongoing change of tastes.

Traditional Classification of Olfactive Families

The following is a description of the subcategories that exist under the traditional classification of oflactive families. These were developed from the early twentieth century onwards and are heavily dependent on nature but also on geography in order to identify and taxonomise the different natural scents that went into perfumes at the turn of the last century.:

Amber: Quite a broad class of scents that is composed of sweet, and animal smells such as labdanum and ambergris and tend to be sweet in fragrance and bring to the imagination the Middle or Far East. These scents also tend to have a synergistic effect with vanilla, flowers, woods and may be amplified by camphorous oils and incense resins.

Chypre: Chypre is the French word for the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Scents in this family would have once been associated with the island and include Bergamot, labdanum. oakmoss, and patchouli.

Floral Bouquet: This is a combination of different single floral scents into a synthesis or bouquet

Fougère: Fougère is the French word for fern, smells that belong to this category tend to be more masculine in nature, smelling quite woody and herby and often built over a lavender or oakmoss base.

Leather: This family of fragrances are typified by strong middle and base notes that bring to mind the smell of leather. These smells include wood tar, tobacco and .honey

Single Floral: Single floral are simple fragrances that originate from only one source flower, such as rose, or carnation.

Wood: These smells consist of all the well know wood smells found in various essential oils such as agarwood, cedarwood, sandalwood and Patchouli..