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Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Because men get wrinkles too



Here's a holiday gift idea that doesn't involve complicated gadgetry or dreadful BBQ grill tools:


ZIRH anti-aging products! Just for dudes! How fun ... if your guy actually cares about his skin. Which most don't until it's too late.

I got a nice-sized sample of ZIRH Reverse (about $45 for a full-sized pump at Sephora) in the mail and was tempted to use it on my own face, but I was scared. What's in this stuff to make it so manly? Sawdust? Testosterone? Motor oil? Full-calorie beer?

Turns out, it contains ingredients like "penta-peptides" and "niacinamide" to plump the skin and make it soft and supple. Really, the only man-specific thing about it is the cool, techie-looking blue and silver packaging and the DNA-shaped swirl inside. It kind of looks like hair gel and smells clean and soapy. Much more man-friendly than your ladylike pots of creme and dainty tubes with wands and tiny brushes.

But does it work? My boyfriend shrugged the first few days after he started using it. But after a few weeks, he said he did notice his skin felt really soft, and I noticed the rapidly emptying pump next to his sink, so he must have liked it.

I'm not going to embarrass him by posting his before and after photo, but here's an actor's representation.





Deal Diva Emily

Photos: Getty

[Last modified: Friday, December 3, 2010 12:35am]


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