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Kiehls Cross-Terrain All-In-One Refueling Wash Product Review Caulfields Counter Body Face Shampoo Men Male Skincare Mens Grooming

Kiehl’s Cross-Terrain All-In-One Refueling Wash

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Kiehl’s, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s.
Scent: Somewhat woodsy with a hint of pear.  Menthol provides a tingling sensation.
I liked: how refreshing it felt in the shower.  This all-one-cleanser is free of parabens and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.  Guys will find this product convenient – it really is gentle enough to use all over your body.
I didn’t like: the scent at first.  The fragrance was quite strong when I smelled it out of the tube.  However, I grew to like the scent after a couple of uses.

Here it is, guys.  An all-in-one cleanser I can finally advocate using.  Unlike a number of other all-in-one washes for the body, face, and hair, Kiehl’s Cross-Terrain ‘All-in-One’ Refueling Wash effectively cleans you from head to toe and wakes up the senses with a crisp, clean scent – all without the use of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and parabens.  The scent was a bit strong at first (note: I sniffed it directly from the tube).  However, when I used it in the shower, the fragrance was more balanced and pleasant.  Menthol and citrus oils help energize while aloe vera and vitamin E help soothe and keep the skin from over-drying.  If you need an all-in-one wash for the gym, consider this gentle yet effective option.

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Drunk Roommate in Shower Bar Soap Caulfields Counter

Until recently, I never really thought about the difference between a bar of soap and a liquid face or body wash.  They both serve the same function, but one has to be superior to the other.  I decided to educate myself by reading a few online forum threads on the topic and found some advantages and disadvantages of each.

Bar Soap
Advantages:

  • Convenient – good for when you’re on the go. Can be easily used without a sponge or washcloth.
  • Generally provides more lather when used without a washcloth.

Disadvantages:

  • Bar soaps are usually made with harsher ingredients which can strip your skin of oil. This often makes the skin over-produce oil to compensate for the dryness, which can ultimately lead blemishes or breakouts.
  • Bar soaps are less hygienic than liquid face or body washes.  They are constantly exposed to moisture, which makes their surfaces ideal breeding grounds for bacterial growth.  Imagine yourself sharing a bar of soap with a roommate who doesn’t have the best body hygiene habits.  Just consider the places on the body a bar of soap is rubbed against.

Face or Body Wash
Advantages:

  • Liquid Face and body washes are gentler on your skin compared to bar soaps as they don’t contain as many harsh ingredients.  Liquid washes won’t strip your skin of vital oils as much as bar soaps can.
  • More hygienic to use than bar soaps.

Disadvantages:

  • Liquid washes are usually more expensive than bar soaps.
  • Require a washcloth or sponge for maximum lather.

Final verdict
Go with a liquid wash whenever possible.  The extra money spent on liquid washes is well worth it when you consider the toll many bar soaps can take on your skin.

And remember to always moisturize after every wash!

Note:  The skin on the face is thin compared to other parts of the body – which makes it more sensitive.  I don’t suggest using the same soap for your face that you use for your body.  If you’re going to use the same liquid cleanser for both areas, try using one that is natural and not heavily scented.  Cleansers with synthetic fragrances can cause facial breakouts.  For an all-in-one type of liquid cleanser, I recommend using an all-natural castille soap such as Dr. Bronner’s.

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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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Bill Murray Caulfields Counter Male Skin Care Mens Grooming JD

Step 1: Wake up to the Gentle Alarm app.

Step 2: Enjoy a cup of hot tea with your breakfast while catching up on the latest news.

Step 3: Wash face with warm water and a great cleanser.

Step 4: Shave using a reliable razor and moisturizing shave cream.

Step 5: Apply a light, refreshing aftershave.

Step 6: Have a cathartic moment. Not sure what I mean? Take a wild guess.

Step 7: Take a warm shower (to condition face post-shave) using an invigorating natural soap for body and scalp. If necessary, apply a healing conditioner. Rinse.

Step 8: Dry hair gently. Pat dry face and body.

Step 9: Awaken face by applying an energizing moisturizer with SPF.

Step 10: Moisturize from neck down with a soothing moisturizer.

Step 11: Apply an effective natural deodorant.

Step 12: Get dressed, step out, and conquer the world.

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