My skincare routine is a little less involved than Cymbre’s is. I stick with face wash and moisturizer/lotion. I started using a face scrub awhile back but only because Cymbre had gotten it for free.
Rutz Naturals sent over their entire men’s line. It included the two products I normally use – face wash and moisturizer, and introduced me to a new type of product, toner. Cymbre has always used toner, in fact she uses both a wipe and a spray every morning and evening. That might be a little intense for me, but this gel was the least intimidating thing I could add to my routine.
Rutz Naturals is all about organic and natural ingredients. The founder, Steph Schuler, was inspired by her Native American roots to put healing energy into her products. Rutz products are supposed to be energizing, and that really rang true with the products I’m using now.
Gentleman’s No. 44, their cleanser, is great for my skin. I have normal/balanced skin and this cleanser didn’t strip it. My face felt clean but still moisturized. All of the men’s products are anti inflammatory which helps with redness and soothing the skin if you shave.
Gentleman’s No 22, their aftershave/toner works well for me even though I don’t shave every day. This toner helps calm irritated skin and preps it for moisturizer. I liked that is was a gel so it was light and refreshing.
Gentleman’s All in One is their moisturizer. This is right in the middle of thick cream and refreshing gel. It is close to a lotion in consistency. This means it has worked well both during the cold days and warmer days in NYC so far this year. It has anti aging ingredients and I like that my skin felt soft but not oily. Also, like the other products, it comes in a pump which means it is much more clean than say a tub of product.
Overall I’m really liking my new skincare routine. The only thing I think they could add is some sort of exfoliant. The products are simple and seem like they work together. While $42 is a little much for moisturizer, it is around the price point that Cymbre pays for skincare with quality organic ingredients.