Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Husband is Loving the New Active Naturals Men's Collection from AVEENO® (Review) #Sponsored

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for AVEENO. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

When it comes to taking care of his skin and hair, my husband goes all out pampering himself.  I remember when we moved in together years ago, that he would take just as long as me to get ready to go out.  And, when we began looking for houses, we knew we would need a house with at least two bathrooms and double sinks.  I couldn't help but laugh the other day when I went to clean the bathrooms, and noticed that he has more health and beauty products than I do. 

Because we are both getting older and starting to show our age with our grey hairs and wrinkles on our faces near our eyes, my husband has become obsessed with using eye firming creams each night to help tone the areas around his face. :-) And, when he is not tending to his aging skin, he makes a point to shave each and every day.  I wouldn't say my husband is obsessed with shaving, but he (and I have to admit that I also do) love have a freshly shaved face, as it is so soft to the touch and looks professional in his life of work.  On the weekends, he will take a day off to let his hair grow.  But, come Sunday night, he makes a point to shave, so he is ready to start fresh and with a clean shaven face for Monday. :-)

My husband, like me and the girls, has delicate skin, so he has to be careful when it comes to using shave gels, lotions and other products on his face.  He cannot use anything that has fragrances or it will make his skin breakout or become red and irritated.  And, he is not a fan of products with a lot of alcohol, as this burns his delicate skin and leaves raised bumps after shaving.  Knowing this, both he and I are always reading the labels on skincare and shaving products before we buy them for ourselves.  Over the years, one brand that we have both come to love as it works great with our sensitive skin is AVEENO.  Don't get me started on their line of baby skincare products, as I have the bathroom shelves stocked with lotions, washes, etc. and even bought more to leave at the grandparents house. :-)

Already being fans of AVEENO®, I was excited when I was sent three of their new products from their AVEENO® Active Naturals Men's Collection.  "The AVEENO® Men’s™ Collection offers a daily grooming regimen that addresses the problems caused by routine shaving. The collection includes a face wash, shave gel and an after-shave lotion that when used together, provide healthier-looking and feeling skin. The products are made with a fragrance-free formula, designed with men’s sensitive skin in mind."  I was sent their face wash, shave gel and after shave lotion to surprise my husband with, and have him try out.  When my husband came home the other night, I had the AVEENO® products on the kitchen counter, as I didn't want to forget to show them to him.  After greeting the girls and I, his eyes caught sight of these new products, and he had to check them out.  And, like me when I get new skincare products to try, he made a point after the girls went to bed that night to try out the face wash, which features "ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat ingredient, which works to cleanse, moisturize and soothe men’s sensitive skin."  He could feel the difference this face wash made, and how it got deep into his pores to provide a overall clean and refreshing feel.  His skin was soft and smooth, which we both loved.

AVEENO® Men’s™ Face Wash

•    The ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat formula works to cleanse, moisturize and soothe dry sensitive skin
•    Gently cleanses  and exfoliates with invigorating beads
•    Smoothes the surface of the skin, exfoliating dead skin cells to create the perfect canvas for a close shave
•    When used with warm water, the wash helps soften  facial hair, preparing skin for a better shaving experience,  helping prevent nicks and cuts
•    Available: February 2013 at national food, drug and mass merchandisers
•    Suggested retail price: $4.99 - $5.99  5.1 oz. bottle

Come the next morning, I found myself was taking longer in the bathroom, as he got ready for work.  I had forgot about him receiving these samples, until he came to show me his close shave, and how his skin was so soft and smooth.  Out of all the other high end shave products he has bought over the years, for sensitive skin, none have ever made his skin look and feel like these products did from AVEENO®.

AVEENO® Men’s™ Shave Gel
•    ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat  formula helps prevent razor bumps, nicks and cuts
•    After testing, 94% of men felt they received a closer shave with less irritation
•    Contains Vitamin E and Aloe to protect and soothe skin while shaving 
•    Available: February 2013 at national food, drug and mass merchandisers
•    Suggested retail price: $3.99 - $4.49 7 oz. can

AVEENO® Men’s™ After-Shave Lotion
•    Instantly calms and soothes easily irritated skin from shaving
•    Formulated with humectants and glycerin to infuse moisture in the top two layers of skin
•    Contains petrolatum that forms a protective barrier on the skin to prevent moisture loss and ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat to soothe minor skin irritation post-shave
•    Available: February 2013 at national food, drug and mass merchandisers
•    Suggested retail price: $4.99- $5.99 3.4 fl. oz. bottle

From that point onward, he has thrown out his other products, and makes a point to use these three AVEENO® Active Natural Men's products when he shaves and washes his face each morning.

He even told me over dinner last night, how he has been raving about these product with his colleagues, and how they couldn't wait to try out these new products for themselves.  I guess guys also gap about health and beauty products like us ladies do, too. :-)  My husband can't stop thanking me for scoring these review samples for him, as he would never have known about them -- unless he went grocery shopping or had to restock on shave gel, face wash or after shave lotion.  But, now that he had tried these products firsthand, his love for the AVEENO®brand has grown. :-)

If you man is not satisfied with his shave gel, face wash or after shave lotion, why not surprise him with these new products from the
AVEENO® Active Naturals Men's line?  You can learn more about these and the AVEENO® brand at their website --  If you are not familiar with AVEENO®, once you try their products, or your man does, you will be hooked. :-)

About the AVEENO® Brand:

The AVEENO® Brand is one of the brands of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. The AVEENO® Brand, a leader in ACTIVE NATURALS® technologies uses the best of nature to deliver scientifically proven results.  Most trusted by dermatologists for its natural ingredients and recommended for more than 60 years, the Brand is committed to developing breakthrough product formulations that deliver clinically proven, effective beauty care products. The AVEENO® Line includes products for face, body, baby, hair and sun protection. For more information about the AVEENO® Brand and its product offerings, visit or 'Like' us at

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for AVEENO. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.


  1. i had no idea Aveeno had a mens line! the hubby will love it

  2. I never even knew they had out products for husbands face sure took a beating while in the military..all the gas chambers and rockets and bombs etc they set off so his face is very rough and dry in places and also has a redness look to it from gas burns and explosion not only is it dry its sensitive so thanks so very much for sharing I will am gonna go and try some of these and see if they work better then what he has now ...