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7 Mar

Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser Review

Anthony Logistics review Glycolic Facial Cleanser
One of the major mistakes men (and many women) make when it comes to skincare is they keep to what works. That may sound counter intuitive - after all, why mess with what's right? - but when the seasons change, temperature fluctuates or when humidity kicks in, it's in fact the perfect time to revisit your skincare regime because your body will start to change as it responses to the weather outside. Of course, any skincare regime begins with a good cleanser and it's true that if you get this right, all else follows. As a result, I recently tried out the Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser. Anthony Logistics is one of those brands that's been around for a while and...
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27 Nov

ZIRH Platinum Review – Look at ZIRH Platinum Products

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If you like ZIRH products, then you'll love ZIRH Platinum - the luxury extension of the successful men's skincare brand. According to their website, what sets ZIRH Platinum apart is the advanced use of ingredients and technology as well as their proprietary formulas. As ZIRH's luxury range, the products may be out of a lot of men's budget - on average, the products cost $125. However, if you're looking for effective products with proven ingredients, ZIRH Platinum is well worth your money. Guys who see taking care of themselves as an investment will appreciate the use of  ingredients like watermelon extract, Potassium, Magnesium and Lactate which help maintain skin hydration. On top of this, what is really exciting is the inclusion of...
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25 Nov

bellobox Review

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Some of the products and samples inside bellobox I recently received the new season's bellobox in the mail and decided write this review. For those who don't know, bellobox is a service that sends you a new set of grooming products each quarter. The idea is that you'll get different products delivered to your house, so you can try (and eventually buy) various brand's goods and products. It began with their female counterpart, bellabox, but realising its potential for men, bellobox was created. For Spring, bellobox includes products that reflect the fact that there's more sunlight and that you'll probably be spending more time in the sun. For a $30 subscription per quarter, you get a box chocked...
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19 Nov

What is Aftershave for?

What is aftershave for?
Humans have been using aftershaves since the early 19th century What is an Aftershave? As the name suggests, aftershaves are used by men on their skin after shaving, although there are similar products for women too. Aftershaves come in a various forms like lotion, balm, gel or liquid. Usually, they contain antiseptic ingredients like alcohol to help prevent razor bumps or shaving cuts. Depending on the exact ingredients, aftershaves are often marketed as toners. Why use an Aftershave? Here are several good reasons: Aftershaves help regulate your skin's oil production One of the key ingredient in aftershaves are astringents like alcohol, witch hazel or salicylic acid which help control the skin's production of oil and sebum. This means that men who are...
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14 Nov

Review: Advanced Night Repair by Estee Lauder

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Advanced Night Repair by Estée Lauder Review It's no secret that the skincare market for women is much bigger than that of mens. Billions are poured each year into creating new serums, moisturizers, cleansers etc for the fairer sex. Unfortunately for men, it means we're left with a much smaller pool of products to choose from. But as brands start to recognise men's spending power, this is starting to change. In the mean time though, guys can safely turn to Estée Lauder's iconic Advanced Night Repair if they're concerned about dry and ageing skin. But isn't the Advanced Night Repair for women? The difference between men's skin and women's skin is not profound, meaning that any skincare products 'designed' for women can be also used for men (and vice...
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7 Oct

Comme des Garcons Parfums Unisex White Eau de Toilette

Comme des Garcons Parfums Unisex White Eau de Toilette
Japanese brand Comme des Garcon always comes with quirky, unusual and left of center designs. Their colognes – like the Unisex White Eau de Toilette – is no exception. Staying in line with the brand's original Eau de Toilette, the Unisex White also features spices for top notes, using Pepper, Cinnamon Leaf and Coriander for a stimulating punch. But it also contains white flowers like White May Rose and Lily of the Valley to bring out light florals that calm the spices. Also using a mixture of sweet Pomegranate, Cloves, Nutmeg and Cedar Wood, the Unisex White Eau de Toilette is one of those fragrances you'll either love or hate, but if you love it, you'll definitely get hooked. [SHOP]  ...
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5 Oct

Elta MD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47

Elta MD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47 reviews
As any dermatologist will tell you, the sun is one of the main causes of skin cancer and also one of the biggest contributors to ageing skin. Consequently, as someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, it's important that not only do I not get burnt, but that I also keep damaging UV rays at bay. Recently, I bought the Elta MD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47 which I've found to be one of the best sunscreens I've used. What do I mean by 'best'? I personally have two measures when choosing sunscreens: 1) Is it a natural sunscreen? 2) And does it leave a white streak on my face ? The Elta MD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47 passes both these tests. Firstly,...
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3 Oct

Five Products to Treat Dark Under Eye Circles

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Dark under eye circles are a problem that plague men and women of all ages. While a lot of people think its main cause is a lack of sleep, the truth is, allergies, genes and diet also play an important factor. The skin under the eye is the thinnest, meaning it's most vulnerable to wear and tear. If you don't take good care of them, they are often the first signs of ageing. By that time, no amount of product can help get rid of dark under eye circles. Scroll below for the top products proven to fight dark under eye circles Simple fixes for dark under eye circles A lot of treatments exist for dark under eye circles, but...
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27 Sep

New Shaving Products from Zirh Skincare

Founded in 1995 by Brian Robinson, Zirh has been going from strength to strength with its distinctive packaging and easy-to-use products. Zirh has recently released four new shaving formulas for their men's grooming range. Each have been created to cater to different skin and hair types whilst helping protect the skin from dryness and flakiness. Depending on your skin type (learn more here), there's definite a product suitable for every man. Zirh's four new products are: Zirh Sensitive Skin Calming Shave Gel – helps relieve irritation and cools the skin. Zirh Sensitive Skin Calming Shave Cream – for sensitive skin types in a cream formula. Zirh Heavy Beard Skin Conditioning Aloe Shave Cream – for those with heavy beards and coarse hair. Zirh Ultra Performance-Infused Shave...
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23 Sep

Remington Black Diamond X-System Rotary Shaver

Remington Black Diamond X-System Rotary Shaver
It's nice when you receive products in the mail, but it's always better when it's a quality product. Last week, I received the Remington Black Diamond X-System Rotary Shaver. For whatever reason, I've never used an electric shaver before, but now I'm converted. The Remington shaver gives a clean, close shave and has a great battery life - I haven't charged it since first use. Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) Technology If you're currently using Remington shavers, then you can expect a much closer shave using this. It's DLC coated dual close-cut tracks help reduce irritation and razor bumps. In fact, Remington's studies show it gives a 400% smoother shave compared with their other rotary shaving products. Remington's Top Shaver The Remington Black Diamond X-System Rotary...
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17 Sep

VS for Men I-Pro Intensive Clipper

VS Sassoon I-Pro Intensive Clipper
If you're in the market looking for something to help tame hair-related issues, there's the new VS for Men I-Pro Intensive Clipper which I recently received it in the mail. As a professional grade hair trimmer, it features engineered Japanese steel blades that are specifically hardened to deliver a salon-even hair cut effortlessly. The VS for Men I-Pro Intensive uses lithium-ion technology which gives it sustained shave time of up to 75 minutes with just a 30 minute charge time. It also has a quick charge option. With a heavy-duty 4.0V DC motor, the VS for Men I-Pro Intensive is the brand's most powerful clipper. It's three times more cutting power than a magnetic motor and gives an really smooth cutting. The package includes a...
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15 Jun

Dermalogica Barrier Repair

Dermalogical Barrier Repair Review
Dermalogical Barrier Repair - A moisturizer targeting sensitive skin If your skin is looking a bit rough and damaged, it may be time to invest in the Dermalogica Barrier Repair, a Dermalogica customer-favourite product created specifically for damaged skin. The company claims that the Dermalogica Barrier Repair helps strengthen epidermis that’s been stressed and damaged. Usually, this is caused by weather – the harsh sun, cold temperatures or dryness. In the warmer seasons, the formulation can be used as a day time moisturizer, in the cooler months it helps calm down skin flare ups. Whilst the packaging say it’s just for problematic skin, we’ve found that it also offers other benefits. The rich gel uses Dermalogica’s in-house UltraCalming™ Complex which soothes sensitized skin,...
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7 Jun

Kiehl’s Line Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate

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Kiehl's Line Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate - A review

[Note: I've never attempted writing such an in-depth review about a product, but thought I'd try something new. Readers: Let me know what you think!] I've been feeling a bit worse for wear lately (late night organization for an extended trip - that's another story), so I've been getting some pretty severe dark eye circles. Luckily, a friend passed on this Kiehl's Line Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate to me, saying it could help. Anyway, like any gift-receiver, I was grateful. But I also a bit skeptical; a quick search online shows no raving reviews. The Line Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate is under Kiehl's 'Dermatologist Solutions' line, which they claim are a...
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29 May

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Cleanser

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Cleanser Review
The Aveda Botanical Kinetics Cleanser is packed with organic essential oils   The Aveda Botantical Kinetics Cleanser is an organic ingredient powerhouse. A plant-derived product, this cleanser dissolves dirt and impurities whilst helping keep skin balanced. It's great for normal to oily skin and men who like a gel consistency. acked with sixteen certified organic essential oils like camomile and lavender, Aveda has created a solid cleanser that leaves skin supple and not dry. It's also one of the only products on the Aveda website that's rated five out of five stars - for over 440 reviews (and counting). Guys will find the addition of Vitamin E a welcomed touched since it's essential for healthy skin. This cleanser isn't for...
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17 May

Geo. F. Trumper Sandalwood Shaving Cream

Geo F Trumper Sandalwood Shaving Cream Review 2
By now, our readers should know we're particular about smell. Whether it's in our cologne or skin care products, we're turned off when a scent is too strong and overpowering. Luckily for us, we came across the Geo. F. Trumper Sandalwood Shaving Cream - a moisturizing shaving cream minus the mass produced scent often associated with similar products. Geo. F. Trumper is the famed British barber and perfumer that has been in business for over 125 years, and it's products like the Sandalwood Shaving Cream that attest it's noted reputation. The thick, creamy texture gives a remarkable latherability and the scent, as we mentioned, is favourably subtle. The use of stearic acid, myristic acid and glycerin give the cream a decent...
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1 May

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hairspray

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If you have dry hair, you'll appreciate it when brands make specific products catered to your needs. The John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hairspray, as the name suggests, helps remove frizz from your dehydrated hair come rain or shine. I personally prefer the hold of my hairsprays to medium (this product is marketed as 'Firm Hold'), but I do like the UV filter embedded in the formula. The smell is a love or hate: a mixture of salon goodness with a tinge of grape. Available here....
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30 Jan

Review: Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Product Range

Kiehls Facial Fuel Review Product Range HommeStyler Blog
Review: Kiehl's Facial Fuel Product Range The full Kiehl's Facial Fuel product range reviewed from left to right Kiehl's sells their Facial Fuel as a product range for men who want their skin care to be simple and effective. The range's tag line is "energizing skincare for men" and all its products contain various ingredients that help awaken and brighten dull-looking skin. Each of the products target various skin concerns and they're reviewed below. Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash When choosing a face wash, the most important thing is to find one that suits your skin type. Whilst the Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash says it's for all skin types, those with sensitive skin may find this product a bit too...
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5 Jan

Grooming Review: Mr. Skincare Product Range

Mr Essentials Skin Care product range review HommeStyler blog
Grooming Review: Mr. Skincare Product Range Mr. is an all Australian skin care brand for men, with a focus on harnessing the power of plants and plant derivatives. If you're skin prefers natural ingredients, then this is definitely the range for you. Firstly, the smell of Mr.'s product is truly amazing. An aromatic blend of essential oils filled our noses when we opened each and every product. Whilst this is a good news for the olfactory senses, some may find the smell overwhelming. Those who are sensitive to particular plants or essential oils should also beware since they may irritate the skin. Secondly, the packaging of Mr. Skin care products is sleek and understated. We like how all the products come out without...
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