What I am living for #4 / by Mike Tyle

For my readers in Germany and a few Eastern European countries I am sure everyone is aware of the wonders that can be found at DM.

For everyone else you are missing out! Like a typical drugstore you can get everything you may need from garbage bags to aspirin... and sometimes randomly kids clothing. Unlike a typical drugstore there is no candy isle only organic food. One of my faves is the Mediterranean couscous, shout out to you!

But what I am really here for is the body care products. All companies have their own brands that sit next to the L'Oréal and Nivea's of the world but the DM brands really are on par with the big names. Alverda & Balea being the main beauty care lines they have some good stuff to offer. For my self in particular I am a huge fan of the Balea Men's line!

I am always one the look out for something new and for the price I can afford to be obsessed. The list is always growing but at the moment my latest must haves are as follows:

Lift Effect 6in1: Awesome.

Plumps wrinkles effectively and gives the skin new elasticity - all day! Anti-Wrinkle: The wrinkle depth is reduced - the face is smoothed. UVA and UVB filters protect against light-induced skin aging and also against light-induced pigmentation. Contains SPF 15. Care Booster with glycerin and provitamin B5 moisturizes intensively, protects and nourishes the skin. Quickly absorbed - without greasing (big plus, since I hate lotion!).

Also it smells nice and masculine. What's not to love! 

Volcanic Rock Peeling Mask: I use this about 2 or 3 times a week. The rest of the time I use Aveeno men's face wash which my parents sends me every couple month in a care package from home. :)

This intense exfoliating scrub is deep cleansing and a highly effective clarifying mask with an antibacterial formula and active volcanic rock and salicylic acid. Inhibiting the formation of blemishes, it has a matte effect, refines pores and protects the skin from drying out.

I usually leave it on for about 5 min while I am showering and then wash it off last. Really makes the skin feel fresh, smooth and neat.

Energy Q10: I used this daily until the Lift Effect product came into my life...

Q10 and "green coffee" add new energy for tired skin. Stimulating regeneration and promotes skin's own construction processes while increases the moisture content of the skin. Along with an added UV-protection. 

My only issue with the cream is that after it dries is sometimes leaves silicon flecks. Isn't not noticeable but feels odd.

All 3 items listed also have the added benefit of being vegan!

I will have to stock up before moving this coming month! Luckily I will only be a couple of hours away.