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Hands down the best men's facial mask, and a staple of my skincare routine
Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2018
I've used Rugged & Dapper's Face Mask for about two years now. I apply it once a week and as part of getting ready for any event that's likely to involve being photographed, i.e., fundraiser, gala, etc. I appreciate the tingling sensation when first applied, though I could see how someone with more sensitive skin might find it irritating. No more than the amount covering the skin is necessary, as the thicker you apply it, the longer it takes to dry and without adding any benefit to your skin. The correct amount should take about 15 minutes to dry fully, and you really shouldn't have it on any longer than 20 minutes anyway at the risk of severely drying out your skin. (Likewise, you may want to wipe the product off your lips before it dries.) I recommend wearing a robe or towel and avoiding much activity in the meantime, as too much facial motion causes it to flake off into fine, white dust that you will not likely appreciate finding all over the place. As soon as I wipe it off, my skin immediately appears visibly cleaner and tighter. At five to six uses a month, a 5 oz jar should last you about three months; and at a per-ounce cost of about $4.50 (at the time of writing), it will take less than $100 per year out of your disposable income, which is a highly competitive return on an easily sustainable investment. Because it is clay-based rather than mud-based, it helps clear up and prevent minor blemishes that generally affect men even after puberty (the trade off for having higher levels of sebum in our skin that delay the development of wrinkles), but that also means this product will dry out your skin if you use it too often or don't moisturize sufficiently. So, you need to account for a high-quality moisturizer when you're looking at your skin care routine and your budget, as well.