It started with a follow by @ToiletTreeProd on twitter. With a clever name like that, of course I was going to see what they were about. So after a few tweets back and forth, I come to find that the person behind the twitter account is not only a runner, but a FitFluential Ambassador. She asked if I would like to review one of their products.
Despite the start of beard season (well, long beard season. I wear my beard year-round) I was interested in the fog-less mirror or their toenail nippers (BTW, they liked my post on ingrown nails enough to add it as a guest post on their blog). Karen then set me up with a fog-less mirror.
A couple of days later, my package had arrived. I opened it up to see the oddest looking mirror.
Turns out there was a little error when the order was made and I was sent their Professional Skin Care System. Being the good sport I am, I decided to give it a try. I’m comfortable in my manliness enough to experiment with exfoliation.
So I want to apologize ahead of time for this review. I’m no expert in skin care or beauty products. I know that you can’t just use a bar of soap for everything. Face wash and shampoo should be tossed in there, too; maybe even a conditioner.So anyway, onto my experience.
The Professional Skin Care System is a fancy name for a Dremel-like rotary tool that you use on your skin. It comes with several attachments: 3 brushes (1 for the body and 2 for the face) and a pumice stone. Apparently you don’t have to crush up pumice stone and add it to soap a la Lava. It also works as a scrub tool when it’s whole.
My anniversary was earlier this month, so I figured what better day to try it than while getting ready for our dinner date. Unlike a Dremel, the Skin Care System is waterproof, meaning you can — and are encouraged to — use it in the shower. Like the directions stated, I added some face wash to the brush and buffed away at my face. I rarely even use a washcloth, so I definitely could feel this tool gently removing dirt, oil and dead skin from my mug. Bonus: The brush did a great job at scrubbing my beard clean.
Time for apology number 2. I have an action shot:
Next, I switched the brush over to the big one used for washing the body. The brushes are easily interchangeable. Unlike my Craftsman drill, they just snap on and off — no drill chuck needed. Anyways the brush was great for reaching my shoulders and back – two of the biggest victims of sweaty runs.
Don’t worry, no pictures.
Lastly, after I got out of the shower I switched to the pumice stone. The stone is meant for your calloused and blistered feet. Luckily I rarely ever come across any blisters. As for callouses, I prize them as signs of strength and toughness, much like a guitar player would on his fingers after continuously shredding them on the strings. Never-the-less, I gave it a try. I’m happy to say that the stone didn’t wear away at the toughness of my heels. Rather, it took away the dead skin that had been building up (gross, right?) and smoothed it out. My feet aren’t any more sensitive than before, but maybe my wife won’t gag when she sees them. And yes, I took a before and after picture. Again, I apologize .
SO, there you have it.. my feet-wetting experience in the cosmetic product review world. I can’t tell you how it compares to other similar products, but I can tell you I just may continue to use it. I really like the job it does cleaning out my beard. Those beards can get itchy, you know. They should add that feature to the box.
Heck, they could give it a manly color scheme. Repackage it for men with features like “removes car grease from under your nails.” and give it the slogan “It’s like a Dremel… for your skin!”.
I should be in marketing.
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- Website: toilettreeproducts.com
- Twitter: @ToiletTreeProd
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The opinions on this review are my own. I was not paid or persuaded in any way to give a particular opinion on this product. ToiletTree Products provided a free sample of their product for this review.