Sunday, February 28, 2010

Votre Vu Habitude Men's Daily Face Crème


When it comes to skin care, the French just get it right. Oui! Perfect example: Votre Vu Habitude Men's Daily Face Crème. Habitude is a pretty fabulous jet-set moisturizer that keeps skin hydrated and protected (SPF 15) without ever looking greasy. This lightweight formula absorbs quickly into the skin, giving it a soft, well-hydrated matte finish. Excellent for after shaving. The scent is luxurious yet casual, clean, fresh and very French. One sniff sent me on an olfactory tour of St. Barth’s, Paris and Cap Ferrat. What’s better than that?

Bonus Points:
During the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, makeup artist Jordan Long used HABITUDE Men's Daily Face Crème with SPF 15 on actors James Franco and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, saying that "This provided nice moisture to their skin in the dry climate without being overly greasy and the SPF protected them from the elements during their long days outside." A good source tells me that Matt Damon is using it too.

How much:
$33.00

Recommended:
Highly

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

REDKEN FOR MEN Chill Blast Anti Dandruff Treatment


This dry winter air makes my scalp freakin’ itchy! Full head of hair, thinning hair, buzzed hair or no hair… doesn’t matter. Winter is the scalps enemy. I found an excellent alternative to dandruff shampoo — it’s called REDKEN FOR MEN Chill Blast Leave In Dandruff Treatment. A couple sprays of Chill Blast and the scalp is refreshed and purified — no flakes, itchiness or redness. A must for any guy wanting to pass on the dandruff shampoo.

Directions:
• Spray Chill Blast Daily Anti-Dandruff Leave-In Treatment on hair and scalp.
• Massage with finger tips.
• Do not rinse. The formula leaves hair crunch-free.

How much: $12

Recommended: Highly

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dove MEN+CARE gets you comfortable in your own skin…literally

There’s a new product launch that I’m pretty excited about. Dove has introduced MEN+CARE, the brand’s first-ever product line created specifically for men. The products are designed for men who have a reached a point in their lives where they are comfortable with themselves, but not in their skin. The lineup includes Dove MEN+CARE Body and Face Wash, Body and Face Bar and the Active Clean Shower Tool.
I’m usually not into products that do double-duty on face and body but this stuff works well on both. It’s non-drying and rinses off easily. I’m impressed and I recommend giving it a shot. Think of the Shower Tool as a Soap-on-a-Rope for 2010. It’s cool, rocks a nice grip, exfoliates and works up a nice sudsy lather as a body sponge.

Bonus Points: Dove gets major props for it’s original, sexy-clean scents — Clean Comfort, Extra Fresh and Deep Clean. My favorite is Clean Comfort. After using the wash and bar soap, it occurred to me that this is a mass marketed brand that has the scent and performance of an exclusive luxury brand…at a drug store price. I like it.

Where: Major drug stores and pharmacies

How much:
Body and Face Wash 
13.5 fl. oz. / $4.99
Body and Face Bar
 (2 bars) / $2.99
Active Clean Shower Tool /$3.99

Check out the Dove MEN+CARE Manthem.


Product supplied by brand's PR.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Parissa Tea Tree Wax Strips: A Smooth Body for Valentine's Day

Eric Dane filming Valentine's Day on the beach at Malibu.



What and Why: These pH balanced wax strips gently de-fuzz chest, back, arms and legs; easy to use with long lasting results. Keep it smooth and sexy in all the right places. Larger size strips for faster and easier hair removal; ideal for beginners, travel & touch ups.

Where: Whole Foods and parissa.com

How much: $11.99.

Picture by: Clint Brewer / Splash News

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Trend Report: Shaven & Stirred



Things are getting pretty hairy for these Mad Men.

The sexy dudes from Mad Men all have something in common – they’ve been busy growing some serious facial fuzz while on hiatus. They’ll need to shave up before returning as the dapper dudes of Sterling, Cooper, Draper and Price.

Thinking of a trim? Get groomed with Remington’s PG360—a total 8-in-1 grooming system. It features a wide trimmer, a fine trimmer, and 16 comb lengths for total versatility.


What it has:
Exclusive Neckliner to easily create straight clean neckline
Titanium Infused Blades
Hair Clipper Combs
Mustache & Beard Combs
Detail Trimmer, Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer
Mini-Foil Shaver-widest in category
Sleek Charging Stand conveniently stores attachments
Rubberized Non-Slip Grip

Where: amazon.com and Remington-store.com

How much: $19.99

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Super Bowl Monday

This Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday and we all know what the office men's room is like on Super Bowl Monday. Pheeewww!!! The culinary highlights of Super Bowl parties, aside from the beer and chips, usually include nacho grandes, three bean this, refried that, hot 'n spicy this and deep fried that. These Monday morning quarterbacks keep the office Ventilation Systems guys busy for the next twelve months.

This year, instead of leaving a fire extinguisher by the mens room sink, why not leave a bottle of Ritual's Nature Calls Toilet Drops?
Write a memo requesting your coworkers to add a few drops to the bowl before doing their business and "touchdown!" the odor is gone. This value-added gesture may not get you a corner office, but it's guaranteed to make your workday much more pleasant. Enjoy.