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Victoria's Secret Cosmetics
Very Sexy For Him After Shave Hydrator
Rating
3.4 fl. oz. for $15
Category:Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > After Shaves
Last Updated:12.06.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Overview

There's nothing sexy about red, irritated skin yet that's what this after shave lotion is likely to deliver thanks to the amount of fragrance it contains. Ahead of the fragrance are standard thickeners and a triglyceride, nice, but nothing special. What's missing is a range of skin-repairing and soothing ingredients that can help a man's skin after he's done shaving.

Guys, when you've finished shaving, adding a bunch of fragrance to the tender, often irritated beard area isn't a smart way to go. If you (or your significant other) enjoy the Very Sexy for Him scent, then just buy the fragrance and spray it sparingly on pulse points rather than dabbing a lotion version of the scent on just-shaved face and neck.

Pros:
  • Contains a triglyceride and thickeners to smooth and soften skin.
Cons:
  • Highly fragrant formula isn't what any man's skin needs after shaving.
  • Formula lacks soothing ingredients to reduce irritation and redness from shaving.
More Info:

Water (Aqua, Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isododecane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Squalane, Polyacrylamide, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Butylene Glycol, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, BHT, Laureth-7, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool.

Claims

This soothing, moisturizing After Shave Hydrator combines the light fragrance of Very Sexy For Him with vitamin E and aloe vera. Helps refresh skin after shaving and protects against environmental pollutants.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua, Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isododecane, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Squalane, Polyacrylamide, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Butylene Glycol, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, BHT, Laureth-7, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool.

Brand Overview

Victoria's Secret At-A-Glance

Strengths: Good concealer, and mascara; outstanding powder eyeshadow, liquid liner, and long-wearing lip color; good makeup remover.

Weaknesses: Average foundation (and only one option); disappointing eye pencil, lip balms, and oil-blotting papers.

Victoria's Secret makeup clearly tries to play up the same sleek, coy sexuality the rest of the Victoria's Secret merchandise is known for. And what could be a better environment for offering makeup! Victoria's Secret stores are all about a woman feeling sexy and beautiful, head to toe. If you're donning a silky teddy or lacy corset, the complete look almost begs for full, glossed, pouty lips and softly blushed cheeks, and this cosmetics line supplies that, albeit with shine and glitter to spare.

In the fall of 2006, the former Victoria's Secret makeup line blossomed with a whole new look and more enticing branding. Dubbed Very Sexy Makeup (to complement the company's popular fragrance of the same name), the line benefited from a streamlined product selection, while the packaging was updated from polished silver to lacquered black with metallic fuchsia stripes. The image update is sleek and mostly impressive, and kudos are due for to the well-designed tester units, which allow customers to experiment with every shade and offer plenty of tissues, cotton balls, mirrors, and makeup remover. Although I could argue that it doesn't take loads of shimmer and glitter to create very sexy makeup, I'll keep my comments focused on the products themselves, a surprising number of which are quite good and moderately priced.

Items worth checking out include the Liquid eyeliner, Face Illuminator and the impressive Long Wear Lip Shine. The lack of foundation options and a disregard for sufficient UVA protection in every product sporting an SPF rating is disappointing. If you happen to be visiting Victoria's Secret for their annual bra sale you might want to check out some of their makeup items just for the fun of it.

For more information about Victoria's Secret Cosmetics, call (800) 411-5116 or visit www.victoriassecret.com/beauty.

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