The amazing artist relations team at MAC sent me a few cleansing and hydrating products. I've decided to focus on them for men; should the fellas be interested in trying out MAC and not sure what to choose.
Marine Bright Formula Cleanser
I've used this (and the softening lotion) before and I was happy with the results. The formula is dense and has loads of vitamin C in it. It's hydrating and leaves the skin feeling fresh. It does have a mild citrus scent that I prefer over most cleansers. For example, Gillette's cleansing and moisturizer products are super strong scented. I've used this as my nightly skin cleanser before bed.
Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion
Infused with the potent Marine-Bright formula and Charged Water, this product leaves the skin soft, supple and moisturized. MAC says the extra dose of vitamin C helps brighten the skin with antioxidants. I did not notice my skin getting brighter over time but I like how moisturizing it is.
Charged Water Mineralize Revitalizing Mist
The latest in the Mineralize collection boasts pure diamond powder to energize and revitalize the skin with a subtle green tea and citrus fragrance. I was excited about this product, maybe because it's fun to spritz instead of applying with my hands. I tried it on a clean face and after spraying my skin felt refreshed, but not super hydrated. I'd perhaps use it as a follow up to my regular moisturizing routine but not to replace it. Note: the bottle has a glittery effect to it. The actual product is NOT glittery.
Prep + Prime Fix +
A misting spray with minerals that can be used to prep the skin before makeup (or in man's case after cleansing and before moisturizing). Do I think this product is necessary for a man? No. Do I think it's fun to use? Yes. If i had to choose one spray I'd go with the Charged Water Mineralize Revitalizing Mist and use it as as a mid day refresher or for extra moisture on top of a lotion.