Men’s Health & Body Care – Do Men care for their Skin also?

We found out that men based on some survey spend about $28 billion U.S. dollars to take care of all their grooming needs (hair, face, shaving, etc.), whereas women (it’s not a surprise really) spend $91 billion U.S. dollars globally just for looking after their skin & body. If we compare the spending trend between them – it seems like our men are saving more money or are they hurting their health & body? Perhaps a little of both. We asked men who we know about their spending money for body care products, and said typically that their money goes to soap, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream and that’s it really.

Before Ben Brookman and family went back to Australia to live, Ben who has a Biochemistry background, was working very closely with our GM Lesley Batty to develop nourishing and caring mens’ products that will be affordable so men can also start caring for their skin health as well and as often as women do. Rightfully so, together with the rest of  The Summit Vanuatu Distillery Team, we successfully developed and launched our mens’ care products under the Summit Men banner. 


Our aim is for our men to start looking after their Skin & Body like our Women do. There is nothing wrong with that. Men like women want to look good and feel good about themselves without damaging their health & body and yet not looking rather vain.  Right? Men goes to work like women do. Men faces people for work, for socializing and many other where they also want to look clean and presentable. Ready to face the world. To look young and have beautiful skin is a major bonus.

We aim that every time you use our health & body care products – men & women – not only that you and your family will not be exposed from toxic and damaging ingredients, you also will feel super young, super safe and super vibrant with a much younger and healthier looking skin. We also aim to take you to a heavenly comforting place, to feel our tropical island breezes blowing gently and cooling your face and your body, hearing that subtle swaying movement of the palm fronds, hear that splashing sound of the waves relaxing your senses, feeling that gentle caring wind stroking and caressing your stressed and tired skin.   Hear our Melanesian ancestors speaking gently in your ear, lovingly telling you that it’s okay, that you are safe, telling you to relax, to heal, to enjoy and to feel our Tropical Island sunshine and to enjoy that loving and comforting embrace from Mother Nature wherever you are… All these we promise you…

Your Skin Type

Do you know what your skin type is? If you don’t know, we can confidently say that you will be happy with our skin products, because we have sourced our key ingredients available in Vanuatu South Pacific that best suits any skin types and any  skin color. We are also consciously and intentionally creating our skin products well-suited for all skin types as described below. 

1. Oily skin  This type of skin can typically allow acne breakouts, blackheads, lumps and clogged pores… You will also notice that your skin will feel greasy all day long whether you are being active or not.

2. Dry Skin This type of skin exhibits a very tight sensation and may feel rough and have uneven texture when you feel it. You may see some redness and typically have smaller pores, but may not be so susceptible to breakouts or blackheads.

3. Combination Skin This type of skin is the most common – there are some parts of your skin that may feel and look oily – where the centre of your face and along your nose is typically oily, cheeks look normal or can be very dry.  This type of skin may look and feel normal and the thing is that you may find that the area surrounding your eyes may look drier than the rest of your face.

4. We also find that some people have very Sensitive Skin – this is the type where one will find, notice and experience that most skin-care products they have used, especially the scented or highly artificially fragranced ones, can make skin feel worse and not better. Ideally and we also suggest that it will be best to use men’s / women’s products that are not loaded with artificial fragrances and other toxic chemical ingredients that are found to be problematic.  There are vast amounts of literature on the web that explain how these toxic chemicals can trigger adverse stressful reactions in sensitive skin, leading sometimes to psoriasis, acne, eczema or other damaging skin conditions. 

What available skin care products can Metroman or Everyman buy and try  from our shop online?

Based on answers we got from men we asked, and googling also…

1. A Bar of Soap

Men want a bar of soap – Lather your body all over but avoid the eye area. Rinse off with water at a temperature to suit you. A little goes a long way because of its lustrous lather. Sandalwood evokes the romance of a bygone era. Trading vessels came to Vanuatu’s shores from far away countries to trade trinkets for this precious wood. They made oil to use in high value perfumes and to seek relief with its medicinal qualities. The wood was, and still is, in demand for religious purposes and wood carvings. You can feel this same aura of romance when you use our soap.

2. A Shaving Cream

51000536[1]Men want a shaving cream  – we created a shaving foam to use while in the shower – Foam all day from your head to your toes, leaving your skin and hair with a deposit of rich, natural moisturizer. Sandalwood Water adds fragrance along with its unique antibacterial qualities to virgin coconut oil plus a refreshing splash of Lime to gently cleanse and hydrate your skin without leaving a filmy residue.

Our Body Buddy can also be used as body soap and shampoo. Here’s a secret – Our GM’s Husband – Jim Batty – uses our Body Buddy as his shampoo, body soap and shaving foam!

3. After Shave Moisturisers

51000502shavecalmMen want a moisturiser to counter the effects of shaving – –  Our Shave Calm has the purist quality ingredients of Sandalwood and Tahitian Lime oils cleanse (anti-bacterial) and soothe (anti-inflammatory) whilst tamanu oil heals any cuts or other wounds with its anti-burning, pain-relieving and moisturising traits to leave your skin absolutely rejuventated and hydrated.  Shave Calm has a base note of Virgin Coconut Oil.


 We also have Shock Absorber –  Shock Absorber moisturiser has a base note of beautiful canarium nut oil (nangai oil), teamed with pure sandalwood oil.  How luscious is that?

You may wonder why we call our fabulous Metroman’s moisturiser “Shock Absorber”? Wikipedia explains that “A shock absorber is a mechanical device designed to smooth out or damp shock impulse, and convert kinetic energy to another form of energy (usually thermal energy, which can be easily dissipated).”  We at The Summit liken this description to the action that happens when you use our Shock Absorber to counter the sometimes painful effects of razors, or to provide a barrier for your skin’s protection from the wind, or simply so your skin feels soft to your partner’s touch.  It can be used as an all over skin moisturiser which in turn creates an all over feel good form of energy which may become very available to be dissipated.

Canarium indicum (known as Nangai nuts in Vanuatu) is among the oldest and most important tree crops in Melanesia. Its oil contains healthy fatty acids which give it excellent emollient properties, penetrating your skin deep down.  We combine this with the antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory skin care benefits of Sandalwood Water and infuse it all with a generous dollop of Sandalwood Oil to leave your skin with a refreshed, firm, healthy, hydrated and most of all, happy, feeling, all with the romantic and mysterious aroma of sandalwood.

4. After Shave

Most men want an After Shave – This condensate water product results from the distillation of Vanuatu sandalwood oil. It is exceptional in skin care with slightly drying and astringent properties. Its aroma is soft, dry, delicate and sweet scented thus making it a great natural aftershave, with the addition of those skin-loving essential oils of sandalwood, ginger and cinnamon bark.  

Ladies, would you agree that our men use anything that their ladies buy for them? We do too!  So, you may like what we have for your men…  Try it! Your men will truly appreciate this gesture and will treat you like a queen in return! But not all men – there are still men who stay under the radar when it comes to health & body products.  They have obviously not tried The Summit products yet!!

We have several selections of men’s care products at  For Daddy, For Hubby, for boyfriend, for yourself… Start Loving and Caring for your health & body – because if you don’t – nobody else will! or if you are lucky… no worries!!!

Be one of The Summit Metroman! Happy, Chilled, Vibrant, Young Looking and Relaxed Skin & Body!

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