Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
In recent weeks, I’ve received excited notes and comments from several readers who’ve taken advantage of The Body Shop’s amazing sales, promos and charitable initiatives. But tell me truthfully – how many of y’all have used these promotions to spoil your man? Or your father?
Well, let’s change that. With Father’s Day just around the corner, I think it’s the perfect time to put a big smile on dad’s (or dad-to-be’s) face with fabulous Men’s products from The Body Shop. From Maca Root to White Musk for Men, The Body Shop offers an entire range to choose from: bath, body, skin care, fragrance, hair and gift sets.
Described as a “modern, masculine and sensual scent that’s an infusion of musk and woods with crisp, fresh, and aromatic notes”, I’m quite digging this fragrance. Swoon! Top notes of lavender make this a “friendly” scent – brooding, smoldering hunks need not apply. Although staying power is minimal, I think that’s one of the things I love about it – I don’t taste the perfume at the back of my throat as I lean in for a hug. In fact, the middle notes of sandalwood, amber and vetiver are so captivating, that I daresay this could be a unisex EDT.
(Confession – I have previously tried layering the fragrance on top of TBS Vanilla Perfume Oil, and do believe I’ve stumbled upon quite a yummy women’s perfume.)
Now my husband has much love for the Maca Root Balancing Face Protector. Like most men, he’s oily in the t-zone and shies away from moisturizes that make his face look shiny (I can’t imagine him whipping out blot powder from his back pocket). The Face Protector promises to hydrate his skin while reducing shine in the t-zone, delivered in a lightweight, targeted daily moisturizer.
Hubby uses an electric shaver so we didn’t have a chance to test out the Maca Root Shave Cream, but based on the appearance and a quick dip into the product, I can attest that this is definitely a thick, rich cream – with just a delicate hint of clean, woodsy fragrance.
So what the heck is Maca?
“Touted as the ‘super food of the Andes,’ the maca root, dense with essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, was first used by the Inca more than 2,000 years ago for energy and endurance. During the height of the Incan empire, legend has it that Incan warriors would consume maca before entering battle to make them fiercely strong.
Maca root is native to the mountains of Peru and can grow at high altitudes of up to 4,500 metres above sea level, in soil which is rich in minerals, where it survives the harsh seasonal extremes, thriving in its natural environment. The Maca Root collection helps maintain skin firmness, with naturally derived Community Fair Trade ingredients such as brazil nut oil from Peru and organic aloe vera from Guatemala, to help improve the vitality and condition of the skin. The range is truly a champion amongst men.”