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A better life for sensitive skin.

Men's skin is physiologically different from women's skin

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Recent advances in biometrology has identified four major differences between men's and women's skin:
  • Higher concentration of blood vessels. Men have a larger number and a higher concentration of blood vessels, especially on the cheekbones.
  • Richer hydrolipidic film. The sebaceous glands, which are responsible for sebum production, are larger, more numerous and more active in men than in women.
  • Thicker skin
  • More facial hair: testosterone stimulates the growth of facial hair in men.
  • , both in the epidermis and the dermis. 

Specific problems

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These physiological characteristics, combined with shaving (the main factor  revealing male skin sensitivity), may result in certain specific problems:
  • Persistent redness or erythrosis, directly linked to the fragility of the veins.

  • Dry skin, which may be aggravated by the use of certain "after-shave” care products, especially those containing alcohol.

  • Ingrown hairs

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