When I first met Mr GQ he used bar soap on his face and vitamin e cream as a moisturiser.
Today, I just had the following conversation with him (whilst he was in the shower).
Mr GQ: Babe, can you get me a new cleanser please?
I handed him an exfoliating face wash which he examined and then said...
Mr GQ: No babe, I just need a normal cleanser, not one with lumps in. I have these two that I use for exfoliating, I just need a normal cleanser without the lumps in it.
Me: This one is a cleanser, it just has micro beads in it.
Mr GQ: No babe, I just need a smooth cleanser, I already have two face scrubs that I use.
We then went on to discuss the shaving cream I handed him that could also be used as a face wash. He was quite skeptical that a product could do both things, but agreed to test it out and let me know how it went.
I think I've created a monster. Mr GQ now uses a day cream (with sunscreen) and eye cream, cleanser, scrub and anti-aging night cream. He has a tinted moisturiser for when his face is red or he has pimples that he wants to cover up. He also uses body wash and body lotion.
Mr GQ is well aware of my love for make-up and skin care, but he's never actually seen where I keep all my products. A few months ago he found me with my box of skin care products. I imagine that most men would react with horror, however Mr GQ was delighted. He sat down next to me and spent the next half hour looking at all the products, asking what each one was for, and keeping some for himself! He walked off with pore minimiser, another anti-aging night cream and a day cream.
I'm quite concerned that he'll raid the supply when I'm not there to make sure he's using the right product, so I've told him he's welcome to use anything that he wants but he needs to talk to me so that I can make sure he's using the right product.