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Every Man Jack Face Lotion Sun Protection Caulfields Counter Review

Every Man Jack Face Lotion Sun Protection

Every Man Jack Face Lotion Sun Protection Ingredients List Product Review Caulfields Counter mens grooming male skincare SPF 15 sunscreen

Every Man Jack Face Lotion Sun Protection Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Price: $ (under $10)
Scent: Fragrance free.
I liked: the price.  For $6 you get an effective light weight lotion with sun protection. Not too greasy. Paraben free, cruelty free, no sulfates, no unnecessary dyes.
I didn’t like: nothing.

It’s difficult to find flaws in Every Man Jack’s Face Lotion with Sun Protection.  This is a great gateway moisturizer for men who aren’t experienced in skincare.  At a mere $6 for a 3.2 ounce tube this face lotion with a sun protection factor of 15 is an exceptional value.  Guys with sensitive skin will appreciate how light the lotion is as well as the lack of synthetic fragrances which can cause irritation.  This moisturizer is sans paraben, sulfate,dye, and cruelty – so you can feel confident using it without having to worry about long-term health effects.  You can find Every Man Jack products at all Target stores and online at Walgreens.com and Drugstore.com.  You now have no excuse for not moisturizing and protecting your face.

Keith Richards Caulfields Counter Face Lotion Review Moisturize Mens Grooming

Moisturized? Probably not.

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40 Carrots Carrot + Cucumber Eye Gel Caulfield's Counter Product Review

40 Carrots Carrot + Cucumber Eye Gel

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆
Price: $$ ($10-$20)
Scent: No noticeable scent.
I liked: the effectiveness of the gel as a moisturizer. Paraben free.
I didn’t like: the mild stinging sensation the gel caused around the eyelids.

I am still searching for an eye gel that I really like.  Time has taken a toll on the area around my eyes.  With each passing year the folds around them become more noticeable.  I’ve never looked more like an insomniac with my dark circles and puffy eyelids.  Who do I turn to?  What works?  On a whim, I decided to buy 40 Carrots Carrot +Cucumber Eye Gel from Amazon.  During the first few weeks of use, I experienced a mild stinging sensation – not something I was accustomed to.  The retinol in the product caused some slight discomfort, but the feeling disappeared two minutes after application.  As a moisturizer, 40 Carrots Eye Gel is effective.  However, I want an eye gel to “wake my eyes up.”  If I spend more than $10 for half an ounce of eye gel, I expect it to somewhat impress me.  Overall, I didn’t care much for the gel.  I didn’t notice any smoothing out of lines around my eyes nor did the dark circles get lighter.  I still haven’t found what that great eye gel I’m looking for.  Maybe I should start wearing sunglasses 24/7.

Bono and his hot bikini chicks - Caulfield's Counter

Who needs eye gel when you can have this?

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Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Face Wash for Men Caulfields Counter

Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Face Wash

Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Face Wash for Men Ingredients List Product Review Caulfields Counter Male skincare Mens grooming

Bulldog Natural Skincare Original Face Wash for Men Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at Abe’s Market and Bulldog.
Scent: Refreshing citrus blend of Lime, lemon, and bergamot.
I liked: how it was gentle yet effective – it did not dry out my skin.  The subtle masculine scent. Great value – $10 for an exceptional natural men’s face wash that’s made in England? I’ll take it.
I didn’t like: nothing. It’s one of the best natural alternatives out there for men.


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Kiehl's Facial Fuel SPF 15 Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men Caulfield's Counter Product Review

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel SPF 15 Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men

Kiehls Facial Fuel Sunscreen SPF 15 Ingredients List Product Review Caulfields Counter Male skincare mens grooming

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel SPF 15 Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Price: $$$$ ($30-$40) for 4.2 fl. oz size.  Available at Kiehl’s and Nordstrom.
Scent: Light menthol with hint of citrus.
I liked: the texture – was not greasy nor was it too light.  Sun protection.  This lotion had a refreshing scent and left my face feeling invigorated.
I didn’t like: the paraben preservatives.


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The Toxic Avenger Caulfields Counter Paraben

Are your skincare products increasing your chances of getting cancer?  Let me be more specific – do your products have parabens in them?  Parabens are a family of chemicals mainly used as preservatives in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.  These low-cost, effective preservatives are commonly found in moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, shave creams, and many other body care products.

Typical parabens to look out for include:

Seriously, watch out for these ingredients in the products you currently own and intend to purchase.  I want all of you to live longer, healthier, more productive lives – which is why I am posting this.  Considering that up to 60% of what you put on your skin enters your bloodstream, using products with parabens in them is no joke.  One application may not make a huge difference, but over an extended period the effects are potentially harmful.  The next time you’re in the shower, take a look at the ingredients of your body wash and shampoo to see if they contain parabens.  There’s a good chance they do.

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Yao Pau Dirk NBA Armpits

Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Price: $ (under $10).  Available at Crystal and Amazon.
Scent: None
I liked: how natural it was – unlike antiperspirants, this product did not leave ugly, caked-on yellow underarm stains on my shirts. Great value – it lasts up to an entire year.
I didn’t like: how fragile it was – try not to drop it on a hard surface.

I used to hate it when my shirts would get those disgusting, caked-on yellow pit stains.  That was when I relied heavily on antiperspirant deodorants to combat body odor – I would slather that stuff under my arms every day not knowing that it would end up ruining countless t-shirts and polos.  Despite switching brands (I went from Degree to Arrid, then back to Degree) the stain problem persisted…until I discovered the Crystal Body Deodorant Stick.  I initially had my doubts about using what is essentially a smooth salt rock to prevent body odor – how could it possibly work?  Apparently, the crystal leaves a trace of natural mineral salts which remain on the skin and fight odor-causing bacteria.  After using the crystal deodorant for a few months, I noticed my shirts no longer had the residue in the underarm  area.  More importantly, the crystal was effective in combating body odor.  While there are rumors of risks associated with the use of antiperspirants (Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer have been linked to its long-term use), you should try using the crystal not only because it is safer, but also because it is effective at fighting body odor without ruining shirts. The Crystal Body Deodorant Stick is legit.

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Aveda Men After-Shave Balm

Aveda Men After-Shave Balm

I now only have about an ounce left of the rare and precious Aveda Men After-Shave Balm.  Aveda mysteriously discontinued this hugely popular item just over a year ago (WHY?!!!) and I’ve rationed its use since.  This magical liquid is light, soothing, and versatile – it works well on all skin types.  The scent is subtle yet memorable – a delightful blend of lavender, chamomile, and citrus.  The balm is particularly effective at treating razor burns and other shaving-related skin irritations.  If you’re somehow able to come across this stuff, buy it.  At the very least, you can sell it for double on eBay to a nostalgic men’s skincare fanatic like myself.  Now if only I can find that original bottle of New West from the 90s…

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