As you can probably tell from a previous post, I really like soft hands. I can’t stand for my hands to be dry and rough for myself or others to feel. I also don’t like to feel rough dry hands when I shake, or hold someone’s hand. Well, I think I have found the perfect product to make sure that the hands that I touch and shake of the men around me will be nice and soft, as well as smell great. I was recently introduced to the new Vaseline Men line. This line is unlike any other lotion/hand cream I’ve seen for men. It has the same great Vaseline qualities you’ve come to know and love and now it also has a great manly fragrance as well.
Vaseline has introduced two great products for men, Vaseline Men Fast Absorbing Body and Face Lotion and Vaseline Men Extra Strength Body and Face Lotion. Unlike other materials, when skin is moisturized and performing optimally, it actually has the ability to get stronger. The stronger and more resilient skin is, the healthier you are. Vaseline Men is a line of body and face lotions designed to fortify men’s skin to make it resilient.
Vaseline Men Fast Absorbing Body and Face Lotion has a suggested retail price for the 24.5 oz pump bottle of between $5.49 and $5.99
·Lightweight formula absorbs within 15 seconds
·Instantly relieves dry skin
·Builds healthy skin resilience
Vaseline Men Extra Strength Body and Face Lotion has a suggested retail price for the 10 oz bottle of between $3.19 and $3.69
·80% more hydrating ingredients to heal extra dry, rough skin
·Locks in hydration to defend against dryness
·Lightweight, non-greasy formula
I had the opportunity to create a word of mouth campaign with the products I received to sample, and decided to introduce four men and their acquaintances, to the new line and capture their thoughts.
First, I introduced this line to my husband who really suffers with dry skin during the winter months. He is always scratching his back and arms during the dry seasons. I asked him to use it after his shower and after each hand washing. I gave him the pump bottle to take with him to the office, and the 10 oz. bottle to use after the shower (since this is the most fragrant one.) His thoughts:
·“I don’t need to use cologne after getting out of the shower.”
·“I just can’t believe I didn’t scratch my back all day.”
·“The Fast Absorbing really does what it says, I don’t like greasy hands.”
·“All the guys that stopped at my desk had to give it a try to see if it really was fast absorbing.” “Consensus – Yes.”
·“I can tell its moisturizing my skin after several days use.”
Second, I introduced this to my father, who as you may remember from a previous post, works quite a bit with his hands in the garage and in his garden. Most times when he is working on a project he doesn’t wear gloves unless he is working with some type of chemical. I also asked him to use the Extra Strength after showering/bathing and to keep the Fast Absorbing by the sink in the garage, so he can use if after clean up.
·“I love Vaseline products and can’t wait to try this.”
·“I smell so good after using the Extra Strength; I might have to fight the ladies off me.”
· “It’s great to have this in the garage where I spend so much time, it reminds me each time I see the bottle, to use it.”
·About the Fast Absorbing, “It disappears into the skin and isn’t greasy, but you know it’s there.”
·“I even used the small bottle at the coffee shop and my buddies tried it too. They thought it was great that it evaporated on their skin and wanted purchase some of their own.”
Third, I introduced this to Qasim, a guy who works for our company, but also has a job as a mechanic. He’s complained to me before that he hates to get grease under his nails and likes to keep his hands clean and soft. He usually wears plastic gloves while working under the hood, but sometimes has to use bare hands to get to a part. I knew he would be a great candidate for this product, so I gave him two bottles to sample.
·“I like the scent; it’s nice to be able to update throughout the day.”
·“Tell me how to keep the guys at the shop from using it all, the bottle is almost gone.”
·“I think it’s great that I can use it, and then put on the rubber gloves with no wait time.”
·“I’m going to see if I can by this by the barrel, my skin has never felt this good.”
·“My wife really likes that my hands are softer, and that my face and hands both smell great.”
Of course you know that no sampling of a product would be complete, if I didn’t try it myself. Hey, it’s made for a man's skin, but it doesn’t make women grow hair or anything weird. So, my thoughts, it absolutely does what it claims to do. It dries in 15 seconds or less and is very lightweight on the skin. The fragrance is a little masculine for women, but I like the scent on everyone I encountered. I also shared the other two bottles I had with the Priest at church. He likes to smell nice and is constantly shaking hands, and likes to wash his hands a lot especially during cold and flu season. He loves that it has a manly scent and he will not have to use as much cologne. He has told me that he has gone through half the bottle already and loves that his hands are nice and soft when he shakes hands with the church and community members. I have to tell you ladies, you really should get a bottle or two of this for your guy. You’ll be more likely to hold his hands and he’ll love you for it (even though he won’t say so).
Go by and check out the Vaseline website for more information on the Men’s line, as well as their other products. Also have your guy, take a look at the “Train Like a Pro Sweepstakes” which ends 1/4/10. The guys can download Michael Strahans’ workout, and watch a video of him on how to get in a quick 15 minute workout, which also includes health tips.
The sweepstakes prizes include:
·A trip for two to ESPN’s New LA Studios.
·A personal training session, with a trainer to professional athletes’
·A year’s supply of Vaseline Men
·A signed item (TBD) from Michael Strahan
And, as if the wonderful people at Vaseline haven’t already been generous enough, they are offering three lucky winners a set of each of these lotions for their very own. The winner(s) will receive one Vaseline Men Fast Absorbing Body and Face Lotion 24.5 oz pump bottle and one Vaseline Men Extra Strength Body and Face Lotion 10 oz bottle. Thank you to Vaseline for sponsoring this giveaway and allowing me to introduce so many people to your wonderful products.
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