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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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Murad Man Face Defense SPF 15 sunscreen sunblock men's grooming male skincare moisturizer lotion

Murad Man Face Defense SPF 15

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 2.5%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Oxybenzone 2.0%
Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pentylene Glycol, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Bis-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Ether, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Diisostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Chitosan Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc Gluconate, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$$$ ($30-$40) – Available at Murad, Ulta, and Amazon.
Scent: very subtle hint of geranium.
I Like: how the lotion is light and easily absorbed.  Keeps the skin moisturized without that greasy feeling.  Not tested on animals.
Not a fan of: the paraben preservatives.

Murad’s Face Defense SPF 15 lotion for men moisturizes well without leaving my skin feeling greasy, which is relatively rare for a sunscreen.  The lotion absorbs quickly, almost immediately after applying.  Its scent is hardly noticeable – those with a keen sense of smell might detect a hint of geranium.  This lightweight facial sunscreen does not come cheap – a two-ounce tube lasting 1-2 months costs $33.  If you have the disposable income to spend on an effective, non-greasy facial moisturizer with sunscreen, try using Murad Man Face Defense SPF 15.  You just might like it.

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Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream review dry sensitive skin caulfields counter male skincare mens grooming

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream Ingredients review dry sensitive skin male skincare mens grooming

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream Ingredients

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Walmart, Target, and Walgreens.
Scent: Fragrance free
I Like: how rich and easily spreadable the cream is.  Moisturizes body and face.  Effectively treats dry, irritated skin.  A good value.
Not a fan of: the petroleum-based ingredients.

Cetaphil’s Moisturizing Cream is a fantastic gateway moisturizer for those who are not too concerned about how natural their skin care products are.  This widely-available unscented cream effectively moisturizes dry, sensitive skin on the body as well as the face.  Its consistency is extremely thick – similar to that of Crisco, but nowhere near as greasy.  What impresses me most about the cream is how quickly it alleviates dryness.  The product leaves behind a slightly greasy film, but it becomes hardly noticeable ten minutes after application.  If you’re still using your girlfriend’s synthetic berry-scented lotion, you should consider moving on to a fragrance-free alternative such as Cetaphil’s Moisturizing Cream.  It does a better job at moisturizing without making you smell like an air freshener.

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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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Hugo Naturals All Over Face & Body Lotion Energizing Grapefruit Review Caulfields Counter

Hugo Naturals All Over Face & Body Lotion - Energizing Grapefruit

Hugo Naturals All Over Face & Body Lotion Energizing Grapefruit Ingredients List Caulfields Counter

Hugo Naturals All Over Face & Body Lotion - Energizing Grapefruit Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at Hugo Naturals, Drugstore.com, and Amazon.
Scent: Honeysuckle and grapefruit – similar to bubblegum.
I like: how natural and versatile (for face and body)  the lotion is.
Not a fan of: nothing.  This is a great all-around moisturizer.  I look forward to trying some of Hugo’s other products.

Hugo Naturals is a natural skin care brand known for its great smelling products.  Their Energizing Grapefruit All Over Face & Body Lotion is ideal for those who want to keep an uncluttered vanity counter.  I feel comfortable using this product on my face as well as my body because of how natural it is – they keep the synthetic “filler” ingredients to a minimum.  Upon opening the bottle, you will notice a sweet, almost bubblegum-like aroma – I attribute the sweetness to a blend of grapefruit and honeysuckle extracts.  This lotion contains a number of ingredients that benefit the skin including willow bark, shea butter, olive oil, aloe, and chamomile.  If you’re looking for a versatile moisturizer to use on the face and body and don’t mind the sweet smell of honeysuckle, I suggest trying Hugo Naturals Energizing Grapefruit All Over Face & Body Lotion.

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The Organic Bath Co. Mountain Sage Moisturizer for Men Review Caulfields Counter Male Skin Care Grooming

The Organic Bath Co. Mountain Sage Face & Body Moisturizer for Men

The Organic Bath Co. Mountain Sage Moisturizer for Men Ingredients List Caulfields Counter Male Skin Care Grooming

The Organic Bath Co. Mountain Sage Face & Body Moisturizer for Men Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at The Vitamin Shoppe and Amazon.
Scent: Fresh blend of lemon, eucalyptus, and sage.
I like: how natural the product is.  This versatile lotion absorbs easily into the skin.
Not a fan of: nothing really.  The scent is a bit too lemony for my taste.  However, the smell quickly fades away.

Prior to a recent chance visit to my local Vitamin Shoppe, I had never heard of The Organic Bath Company’s Mountain Sage Face & Body Moisturizer for Men.  The product’s packaging is nothing to write home about.  Let’s be honest – it’s pretty ugly.  What convinced me to purchase this moisturizer was what the product didn’t have: sulfates, parabens, artificial scents, petroleum by-products, and a high price tag.  Nowhere else could I find such a large-sized (14.2 fluid ounces) natural face and body moisturizer for men for under eight dollars.  I like the lotion’s versatility – it really is effective at moisturizing both the face and body.  The lotion’s jojoba oil content nourishes without making your skin feel greasy.  The lemon scent may take some getting used to, but it’s a small price to pay for using such a natural, effective moisturizer.

 

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Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men Product Review Caulfields Counter Mens Grooming Male Skin Care

Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men

Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men Ingredients List Caulfields Counter Mens Grooming Male Skin Care

Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$ ($20-$30) – Available at Kiehl’s and Nordstrom.
Scent: Light menthol with a hint of citrus.
I Like: how light the moisturizer feels.  The cooling effect helps to wake me up.
Not a fan of: the paraben preservatives. 

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men effectively moisturizes your face without making it feel overly greasy.  I enjoy how the lotion feels slightly cool – perfect for the mornings or any time I need a recharge.  It contains caffeine, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties – great for soothing razor burn.  Because this product doesn’t provide sun protection, it’s more ideal for use indoors or at night.  Sun worshippers needn’t worry – Kiehl’s also makes a sunscreen version of this moisturizer with a sun protection factor of 15.

 

 

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