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Burts Bees Natural Acne Solutions Gel Cleanser Moisturizing Lotion Willow Bark Salicylic Acis Caulfields Counter male skincare mens grooming men treatment zits pimples

Natural one-two punch against acne: Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Purifying Gel Cleanser and Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Combating acne can be an agonizing experience.  We prick and pinch blemishes only to realize such actions only worsen the situation – infection and scarring are common results.  There are so many acne treatment options available, but few of them actually seem to work.  When I was a foolish teenager, I used alcohol astringents to dry out my skin – not a smart move.  By drying out my skin, these products actually increased oil production, which led to even more pimples.  It wasn’t until I discovered and starting using skincare products with salicylic acid or willow bark that I began to see a noticeable change in my complexion.  Products with salicylic acid are readily available at your local drugstore.  Simply go to the acne-treatment aisle and look for lotions, gels, and washes with this effective ingredient – Neutrogena and Clean and Clear are just two easy-to-find brands that feature salicylic acid.  I prefer to use more natural products and have experienced positive results using the face wash and moisturizer from the Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions line.  These products contain salicylic acid derived from willow bark.  With regular use day and night, I have maintained a clear complexion when using the gel cleanser and daily moisturizing lotion.  Whatever you do, remember to avoid products that contain alcohol.

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Dr. Bronner's Organic Shaving soap gel spearmint peppermint giveaway competition contest product review caulfields counter male skincare mens grooming shave

Win this: Dr. Bronner's Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Soap Gel

Our latest giveaway features Dr. Bronner’s Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Soap Gel.  To find out how to qualify for our giveaways please visit the Contests section.  One lucky winner will be randomly selected.  The deadline to qualify for this contest is Monday, August 1st at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.  Good luck!

See our review for Dr. Bronner’s Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Soap Gel here.

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Dr. Bronner's Organic Shaving soap gel spearmint peppermint product review caulfields counter male skincare mens grooming shave

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Soap Gel

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Dr. Bronner’s Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Soap Gel Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at Dr. Bronner’s and The Vitamin Shoppe.
Scent: Blend of peppermint and spearmint.
I Like: how natural this product is.  The scent is refreshing, but not overpowering.
Not a fan of: the thin texture.

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Gel is the most natural shave gel/cream I have ever used.  It doesn’t contain any synthetic ingredients.  The gel’s brown color may turn off some people, but this is only superficial and does not affect performance.   The shave gel has a thin consistency and does not really lather up, which makes it especially ideal for wet shaving.  Try this product out if you can’t stand using obnoxious-smelling shave gels loaded with artificial ingredients.

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Dr Andrew Weil Origins Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Cream Review Caulfields Counter Male Skincare

Soothes Sensitive Skin: Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Cream

Dr Andrew Weil Origins Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Cream Ingredients List Caulfields Counter Male Skincare

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Cream Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$$$ (over $50) – Available at Origins and Macy’s.
Scent: Soothing blend of lavender, orange, and patchouli.
I like: the soothing herbal scent.  Its thick texture thoroughly moisturizes without leaving a greasy film.
Not a fan of: the high price tag.

I’m a big fan of practically every offering in the Dr. Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom product line.  My favorite product in the line is the Soothing Face Cream.  I love how its intoxicating herbal scent – a natural blend of lavender, orange, and patchouli – puts me in a meditative state.  The rich cream hydrates my skin without leaving it feeling greasy.  A little goes a long way, making the higher price tag easier to digest.  It’s versatile – you can use it day or night.  As with other products in the Dr. Weil line, this cream is made without the unnecessary synthetic ingredients, such as parabens and artificial fragrances/colors, commonly found in skincare products.   I recommend this cream for anyone with sensitive skin who suffers from redness or irritation.

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The Real Shaving Company Shave Cream Sensitive Formula contest giveaway competition shaving beard smooth male skincare mens grooming Caulfields Counter paraben free SLS England UK

Win this: The Real Shaving Company Sensitive Formula Shave Cream

Our latest giveaway features The Real Shaving Company’s Sensitive Formula Shave Cream.  To find out how to qualify for our giveaways please visit the Contests section.  One lucky winner will be randomly selected.  The deadline to qualify for this contest is Monday, July 25th at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.  Good luck!

See our review for the The Real Shaving Company’s Sensitive Formula Shave Cream here.

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The Real Shaving Company Shave Cream Sensitive Formula Review shaving beard smooth male skincare mens grooming Caulfields Counter paraben free SLS England UK

Great Value: The Real Shaving Company Shave Cream Sensitive Formula

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at The Real Shaving Company and Rite Aid stores.
Scent: Pine with a hint of citrus.
Benefits:  Thick texture allows for a comfortable shave; does not over-dry the skin; great value.
Drawbacks:  Those with sensitive noses may find the scent a bit strong.   

The Real Shaving Company’s Sensitive Formula Shave Cream is an exceptional value.  It outperforms some higher-end brands that cost three to four times as much.  The cream has a wonderfully thick texture that allows for a close, comfortable shave.  A little goes a long way.  I enjoyed its unique masculine scent – pine slightly infused with citrus.  However, some with sensitive noses may find the smell a bit strong.  This shave cream is definitely worth a try.

The Real Shaving Company Shave Cream Sensitive Formula Ingredients List shaving beard smooth male skincare mens grooming Caulfields Counter paraben free SLS England UK

The Real Shaving Company Shave Cream Sensitive Formula Ingredients List

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Lab Series Skincare for Men Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 Review Caulfields Counter Mens grooming male sunscreen anti-aging

Lab Series Skincare for Men Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$$ ($30-$40) – Available at Lab Series and Sephora.
Scent: Fragrance free.
I Liked: the consistency – not too heavy, not too light.  UVA/UVB protection.  Effective at moisturizing.
I didn’t like: nothing.  Though this SPF face moisturizer is priced on the higher side, it is worth every penny.   

The Lab Series Skincare for Men Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 is everything it claims to be.  It effectively moisturizes without leaving your skin feeling greasy.  As an added bonus, the lotion protects your face from the Sun’s UVA and UVB rays – ideal for keeping your skin looking youthful.  Those with sensitive skin will appreciate that this protective moisturizer is fragrance free.  It works on all skin types.  You only need to apply a small amount, which makes the higher price tag justifiable.

Lab Series Skincare for Men DAILY MOISTURE DEFENSE LOTION SPF 15 Ingredients List Review Caulfields Counter Mens grooming male anti-aging

Lab Series Skincare for Men Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 Ingredients List

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