Giving Face with X Lifestyle

I don't know about you but I can't stand when my face looks dry. It's this desire to keep from looking desiccated that always fuels my hunt for men's moisturizer. I could go to Target or Wal-Mart and scourge the skincare aisle but what's the fun in that? I prefer something different, specifically something local, and something that will also get the job done. Enter X Lifestyle Products by Tye Idleman, hand-made grooming products with 10 natural ingredients (hence the X) or less to ensure you're only putting what's needed on your body. Part of the reason I was attracted to the daily moisturizer is that it's simple and it's straight to the point. Don't get me wrong, I love fancy vibes as much as the next skincare-conscious dude but give me a long-winded spiel about how your moisturizer includes cacao beans from Guatemala, rosé champagne from Paris, holy water from Mother Cabrini's shrine, the hand blessing of 10 monks, has been serenaded in a Kumbaya circle, and packaged by raccoons under a full moon, you're going to look up and realize I left the conversation. I'm a man on the go, stick to the point and be genuine and you'll have my attention. X Lifestyle Daily Moisturizer hooked me right away.

Of course, I can't vouch for a product until I test it out. So I set out with the awesome Denver Style Mag photographer Gina one morning so we could catch the moisturizer in action. The first thing that caught my eye was the packaging: 1) It's black so I automatically loved it and 2) the minimalistic labels express what it is and ingredients are on the bottom of the container. Next, I loved the smell, which is the result of ingredients like soy wax, tea tree oil, rose water, and peppermint leaf (amongst other ingredients). It smells pleasant, organic, and more than anything, it smells clean.

Other moisturizers I've used are lotion-like and have a creamier consistency. I was surprised when I dipped my fingers into what was a solid consistency. It's definitely a new experience but one I warmed up to after I realized how easy it is to apply and spread on the skin. For those that hate replenishing grooming products constantly, the solid consistency allows for a longer-lasting moisturizer. I use it almost daily and I can guarantee you it will last me the rest of the year.

In the end, I'm left with a moisturizer that doesn't leave my skin too oily, that's all natural, local, and pleasing to the senses. Lastly, for a product that's going to last a long time, the price can't be beat. I'm a giant lover of local businesses and I'm glad to support someone else's passion for skincare. If you're a guy looking for an effective, no-frills moisturizer, or a woman who's trying to get her man to become more conscious about skincare, be sure to check out X Lifestyle Products.