Metrosexual men cost their partners £230 a year Jul 1, 2013 22:40:28 GMT -5
Post by PurplePuppy on Jul 1, 2013 22:40:28 GMT -5
Metrosexual men cost their partners £230 a year in beauty products
Men are costing their partners £230 a year by using their skin creams and lotions, a study shows.
By Radhika Sanghani and agencies
3:00PM BST 01 Jul 2013
Metrosexual men are using their partners’ beauty products and being caught out by using too much, research shows.
It costs their female partners £230 a year to replace the expensive moisturisers and skin-care products.
More than half of the 520 women surveyed across the UK said their male partners use their beauty products, according to Escentual.com who carried out the poll.
It found men prefer to use the most expensive brands, especially French brands such as Clarins and La Roch Posay.
More than a quarter of women said they caught their partners using the products because they used more than the women normally did.
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It was suggested men used the products because they were too embarrassed to buy the skin products themselves and did not like shopping, but wanted to groom and pamper themselves.
Rakesh Aggarwal CEO of Escentual.com said: "Twenty years ago most men wouldn't have dreamed of using a moisturizer but nowadays it is much more common-place thanks to role models like David Beckham.
“But it's clear that many men still haven't got into the habit of actually buying their own beauty products and tend to use their partner's moisturizer instead.
"Clearly there is still some stigma attached for men to buy beauty products in public, but mainly it's because guys hate going shopping.
“This is why we have seen a marked increase for men buying skin-care products online because that way they can avoid feeling awkward in a shop."
Celebrities like Simon Cowell, David Beckham Gordon Ramsey have changed perceptions on male grooming with Ramsay admitting to have had botox and a hair transplant.
The term metrosexual is a now a common description fo many modern men who use it to describe themselves.