Video: Self-Care Sunday With My Husband + Vasanti Cosmetics

Because guys need self-care (and exfoliator) too

Today’s post is in collaboration with Brown Girl Magazine and Vasanti Cosmetics. Vasanti Cosmetics is one of the oldest South Asian woman-owned beauty brands, started by three sisters over 20 years ago. When they first reached out to work on a campaign including Tom, I was thrilled. I absolutely love to support women owned businesses, especially women of color. It was also right after I filmed my Meet My Husband video which was so much fun, and I thought the timing couldn’t be better to do a work on another blog project with him. Can’t say for sure what Tom’s excitement level was, but he agreed – and that is the important thing!

Every Sunday I like to take some time out to do self-care, which usually includes drawing a bath and trying out some new products I’m testing for the blog. I asked Tom to join me this time and test out the one of Vasanti Cosmetics best selling products, their Brighten Up! Exfoliating Cleanser, which is known to be popular for both men and women. Lucky for me, Tom is a big fan of a good skincare product – he often consults me before he buys something – or he may just steal it from my medicine cabinet!

Watch the video to see more of us doing couples self-care. P.S. I think this could and should become a trend, just sayin.

The Review

Tom and I really loved the Brighten Up! Exfoliating cleanser. There were so many amazing reviews (over 200,000 of them) online, so I had hyped it up quite a bit in my mind. Luckily it did not disappoint. It is packed with all natural ingredients like Papaya Enzyme and professional micro crystals that really exfoliate and deeply clean the skin, and then aloe to soothe the skin after. I have combination skin, but my cheeks are very sensitive, prone to large pores and redness, and Tom has normal to oily skin and he can get acne breakouts if he doesn’t keep up his routine. Tom was really into the fact that the texture of the micro crystals in the scrub made his skin feel extra clean – he hates when it just feels like you splashed some soap and water on your face. My sensitive skin didn’t get irritated and my face looks so much brighter immediately after using Brighten up! I even scrubbed my hands with whatever was left and got a little hand treatment bonus out of it. I also liked that the product packaging and scent is neutral and it doesn’t look like it is too “girly” for a guy to use, which I’m sure Tom appreciates.

Tom and I agreed, we really think everyone should incorporate Brighten Up! Into their skincare routine.

We also discussed the advantages of using mushrooms to improve your skin over time. Since we both consume quite a lot of mushrooms each day, we decided to try and replace this with mushroom capsules. The result? The same effects, without eating 500 mushrooms a day! We found a manufacturer of wholesale mushrooms capsules to ensure that we had a years supply for as cheap as possible – a nice little money hack. NEVER buy from retailers if you intend on using a supplement frequently. Often, you can get it cheaper from wholesale manufacturers!

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