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While rosehip seed oil has long been a natural beauty staple for women, men have yet to widely adopt and experience its remarkable skin care benefits.  There is no reason men can’t implement rosehip seed oil into their grooming routines.  Rosehip seed oil is packed with essential fatty acids, including omega-6 and omega-3, as well as pro-vitamin A, all of which contribute to smoother, healthier skin.  Here are three simple ways guys can use rosehip seed oil to achieve a better complexion:

  1. Rosehip Seed Oil as an Aftershave
    Once you’re done shaving, rinse and pat dry your face.  Next, rub a couple drops of rosehip seed oil between your fingertips and palms and gently apply to your cheeks, chin, neck, and area around your mouth.
  2. Rosehip Seed Oil as a Daytime Moisturizer
    Rosehip seed oil will keep your skin properly moisturized throughout the day when applied every morning.  After every face wash, simply rub a couple drops between the fingertips and palms and gently apply to all areas of the face, paying particular attention to areas susceptible to fine lines and creases.
  3. Rosehip Seed Oil as a Nighttime Moisturizer/Anti-Aging Serum
    When used every night before bedtime, rosehip seed oil produces a noticeable improvement in facial complexion and skin tone.  Wash your face very night with water or a mild cleanser to get rid dirt and debris accumulated throughout the day. Next, rub a couple drops between the fingertips and palms and gently apply to all areas of the face and neck. Don’t forget to moisturize your forehead as well.  Follow these steps and you will wake up flake-free with a confident glow.

Adopting rosehip seed oil into your daily skin care routine might take a little time to get used to, but the results are undoubtedly worth it.  If you’re constantly battling a dry face and uneven complexion, maybe it’s time you consider ditching what you’re using as a moisturizer and experience the natural skin care wonder that is rosehip seed oil.  May this bit of advice help you achieve greater confidence.  Cheers!

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Apricot Kernel Oil is an effective, all-natural way to regulate your skin’s oil production.  High in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and E, this light oil is ideal for oily and normal skin types.  Apricot Kernel Oil also works well on mature skin, especially on the areas around the eyes and throat, because of its tightening and astringent properties.  When purchasing natural beauty oils, be sure they are cold- or expeller-pressed.  I also recommend buying natural beauty oils that come in amber-colored bottles.  The colored bottles help protect the precious oils from light, thus maintaining the oil’s effectiveness.

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant review face scrub exfoliant male skincare Caulfield's Counter men's grooming

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Ingredients List review male skincare men's grooming Caulfield's Counter

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$$$ ($40-$50 for 2.6 oz) – Available at Dermalogica, Drugstore.com, and Ulta.
Scent: faint citrus-like fragrance.
I Like: the mild grittiness.  Makes it an ideal face scrub for sensitive skin.  Also contains salicylic acid, which helps keep acne and ingrown hairs at bay.
Not a fan of: the paraben ingredients.

Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Talc, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Oryza Sativa Bran (Rice), Oryza Sativa Starch (Rice), PCA, Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Limonene, Methylparaben, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Salicylic Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil (Grapefruit), Papain, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (Licorice), Cyclodextrin, Melaleuca Altemifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil (Tea Tree)

Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant may be the best face scrub for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.  This product differs from traditional exfoliants as it comes in powder form.  All you need to do is add water to activate the scrub.  It’s very gentle with a slightly noticeable grittiness.  While this exfoliant is marketed for daily use, I tend to use it about two to three times a week to help keep pores clear.  Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant comes with a hefty price tag, but a full-size 2.6 ounce bottle should last you at least six months.

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Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion Review Caulfield's Counter Male Skincare men's grooming pimples zits salicylic acid treatment

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion Ingredients List review Caulfield's Counter

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Burt’s Bees, Drugstore.com, and Walmart.
Scent: Lemongrass
I Like: that it’s an all-natural acne treatment lotion. Great for use as an aftershave as well.
Not a fan of: the thick, somewhat sticky feel.

Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a reliable all-natural acne treatment if used daily.  Its active ingredient is salicylic acid, an anti-inflammatory compound sourced from willow bark.  Because this product contains salicylic acid and provides no sun protection, I suggest combining it during the day with your go-to SPF lotion to obtain the benefits of both moisturizers.  Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Daily Moisturizing Lotion also works well as an aftershave due to its anti-inflammatory properties – this especially applies to those who frequently suffer from razor burn or razor bumps.  One drawback is the lotion’s texture – my face felt a bit sticky and tight immediately after application.  I suppose it’s one of the trade-offs of using an all-natural moisturizing acne treatment.  The product has a light lemongrass scent – slightly herbal and lemony.  I suggest trying this face lotion if you want to manage occasional breakouts.  Its relatively low one percent salicylic acid content may not be enough to make a noticeable difference for those with highly problematic skin.


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Argan oil for acne, skin, face, hair and more. Beta Naturals Argan Oil review.

Beta Naturals 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil

Argan oil for acne, skin, face, hair and more. Beta Naturals Argan Oil review and ingredients.

Beta Naturals 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil Ingredients

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Beta Naturals and Amazon.
Scent: None.
I like: how well this product moisturizes without leaving your skin greasy. It is all-natural and absorbs easily into the skin.
Not a fan of: nothing.  This is a phenomenal versatile moisturizer that works particularly well for those with dry skin.

Argan oil might be the single most nourishing natural skin care ingredient available on the market.  My research into this awesome extract eventually led me to launch a skin care company.  Prior to starting Beta Naturals,  I couldn’t find a lot of information relating to men on the use of argan oil.  If you’re a guy and this is the first time you’re hearing about argan oil, then it is my absolute pleasure to educate you on its benefits.  I love how versatile Beta Naturals Pure Argan Oil is.  I use it in the morning as a naturally soothing aftershave and before bed as a nighttime moisturizer for the face and eye area.  The high vitamin e content in this product helps the skin recover quickly from shaving.  Essential fatty acids make Beta Naturals Argan Oil an ideal anti-aging product as well.  Don’t let the word “oil” fool you into thinking it is thick and greasy – on the contrary, the consistency of the product is very light and absorbs easily into the skin.  Any initial shine dissipates quickly.  It does not clog pores and works well at regulating oil production – my skin does not overcompensate and produce excess oil whenever I use the product.  Beta Naturals Pure Argan Oil has no scent, nutty or otherwise, and won’t interfere with any fragrances you might be wearing.  The one ounce bottle may seem small, but it packs a punch – a little goes a very long way in moisturizing – I usually just rub 1-2 drops between the fingertips and apply.  Now that I have opened your eyes to the wonderful world of Beta Naturals 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil, are adventurous enough to try it?

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