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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream Review on Caulfield's Counter

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream Ingredients List on Caulfield's Counter

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Drugtore.com and Amazon.com.
Scent: strong “tropical” fragrance
I Like: how light the cream is.  Effective at moisturizing and sinks in quickly.
Not a fan of: the strong synthetic tropical scent.

Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream is more like a lotion than a body butter.  Because the product came in a tub, I expected a thicker, heavier consistency.  The cream is not rich, but it is effective at moisturizing.  The product sinks very quickly into the skin.  I used it on all parts of my body, except for the face.  Some notable ingredients in the cream include shea butter, mango, cucumber, kukui oil, macadamia oil, and rosehip seed oil.  The only aspect of the product I didn’t enjoy was the strong synthetic “tropical” fragrance.

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Every Man Jack Age Defying Eye Cream Review

Every Man Jack Age Defying Eye Cream

Every Man Jack Age Defying Eye Cream Ingredients List Review

Every Man Jack Age Defying Eye Cream Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at Every Man Jack and Drugstore.com.
Scent: no noticeable fragrance.
I Like: how the product effectively reduces puffiness around the eyes.  Convenient packaging with a pump dispenser.
Not a fan of: how long it can take to notice lessening dark circles.

As I get older, I’m noticing more fine lines and puffiness around my eyes.  Thankfully, Every Man Jack recently released their Age Defying Eye Cream for those of us battling tired-looking eyes – not all of us can successfully pull off the puffy-eyed, constantly stoned look like Johnny Depp and still look like a million bucks.  At just under ten dollars, Every Man Jack’s Age Defying Eye Cream is a reasonably priced, effective moisturizer that works well at reducing the appearance of fine lines and puffiness.  The area around my eyes felt firmer and refreshed immediately after applying the product.  The cream is light, non-greasy, and absorbs easily into the skin.  I haven’t noticed a big decrease in dark circles, but I expect that to change with regular use.

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BEAUTYOILS.CO Pomegranate Seed Oil 100% Pure for beauty mature skin review

BEAUTYOILS.CO 100% Pure Pomegranate Seed Oil

BEAUTYOILS.CO pomegranate seed oil pure cold pressed review beauty mature skin

BEAUTYOILS.CO 100% Pure Pomegranate Seed Oil Ingredients

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at BEAUTYOILS.CO and Amazon.
Scent: fragrance-free.
I like: how incredibly nourishing the product is.  Absorbs easily into the skin.  Serves as an effective skin serum and moisturizer.  Great value.
Not a fan of: nothing.

I’ve heard many great things about using pomegranate seed oil to moisturize and alleviate a number of skin conditions.  As far as natural beauty oils go, pomegranate seed oil is one of the rarest and most expensive.  BEAUTYOILS.CO 100% Pure Pomegranate Seed Oil is an effective moisturizer that works amazingly well at keeping my skin soft and youthful.  So far, I’ve used pomegranate seed oil as a nighttime moisturizer and aftershave.  The product helps keep razor burn and other skin irritations at bay.  BEAUTYOILS.CO Pomegranate Seed Oil is rich and absorbs very well into the skin.  If you’re curious about trying pomegranate seed oil, BEAUTYOILS.CO 100% Pure Pomegranate Seed Oil is a great place to start – they offer high quality beauty oils that won’t break the bank.

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Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser review face wash normal oily skin Caulfield's Counter skincare beauty style

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser ingredients review face wash normal oily skin Caulfield's Counter skincare beauty style

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at Drugstore.com, Walgreens, and Ulta.
Scent: hard to describe “masking fragrance.”
I Like: how relatively gentle the cleanser is.  Low foaming.
Not a fan of: the sodium laureth sulfate and paraben ingredients.  Don’t care for the synthetic scent.

Cetaphil’s Daily Facial Cleanser is a good face wash to start with if you’re new to skin care.  It’s fairly inexpensive and much gentler on your skin than your typical bar soap.  This product is made for people with normal to oily skin, so if you have overly-sensitive skin, then I suggest using a face wash that is fragrance-free and made without sodium laureth sulphate, a known skin irritant.  What I like most about Cetaphil’s Daily Facial Cleanser is that it’s a clear, low-foaming gel that doesn’t dry out the skin too much.  I found the synthetic fragrance a little off-putting, but not unbearable.  Give this product a try if you’re tired of using that bar of Dial on your face.

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pre-shave oil argan oil Beta Naturals mint shaving review cool cooling all natural razor burn bumps

All you need: Beta Naturals All-In-One Clean Shave Oil + Moisturizer – Crisp Mint

pre-shave oil argan oil Beta Naturals mint shaving review ingredients cool cooling all natural razor burn bumps

All natural ingredients: Beta Naturals All-In-One Clean Shave Oil + Moisturizer

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Beta Naturals.
Scent: Refreshing blend of peppermint and rosemary.
I like: that this product is completely all natural.  Love its versatility – consolidates many grooming elements into one simple product.  Can be used it as a shave oil and after shave moisturizer.  Invigorating natural mint scent.
Not a fan of: nothing.

Many guys don’t like to spend the time to shop for skin care.  Even I sometimes get exhausted just trying to figure out what grooming products to try next.  Beta Naturals All-In-One Clean Shave Oil + Moisturizer was developed to help men simplify their shaving routines.  It’s basically a shaving oil and an aftershave balm/moisturizer in one convenient all-natural product.  It provides a nice glide for your razor while you shave and helps your skin recover post-shave.   The Clean Shave Oil + Moisturizer has a very light consistency and absorbs well into the skin.  It won’t clog pores or razors.  Oils of argan, jojoba, and grapeseed nourish and soothe while peppermint and rosemary refresh and cool.  Lavender (sensitive skin) and Earl Grey (all skin types) options are also available.  If you want to streamline your grooming routine while minimizing bumps and razor burn, try Beta Naturals All-In-One Clean Shave Oil + Moisturizer.  It could change the way you shave.

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Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 review Caulfield's Counter face sunscreen

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 ingredients list review Caulfield's Counter face sunscreen

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Walgreens, Target, and Drugstore.com.
Scent: none
I Like: how well the unscented moisturizer works on dry skin.  Also provides UVA/UVB sun protection.
Not a fan of: the silicone (cyclomethicone) and plastic (polymethyl methacrylate) based ingredients.

Cetaphil’s Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 was my go-to face moisturizer for a number of years when I first got into skin care.  The product is very basic, but effective for those with dry skin.  It’s unscented, provides moderate sun protection, and moisturizes quite well.  While this moisturizer is lightweight compared to other facial sunscreens I have used, it can leave some shine.  I have combination skin and this product worked particularly well on the dry areas.  While I didn’t experience breakouts using this moisturizer, I have heard of people with sensitive skin experiencing a slight stinging sensation when using it.  If you’re looking for a fragrance-free face moisturizer with UVA/UVB sun protection, Cetaphil’s Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 is worth trying at least once.  Who knows – maybe it will be your go-to face lotion for years to come.

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Zirh Restore Herbal Eye Cream Review Caulfield's Counter Male skin care men's grooming puffy eyes dark circles

Good for puffy eyes: Zirh Restore Herbal Eye Cream

Zirh Restore Herbal Eye Cream Ingredients Caulfield's Counter Male skin care men's grooming review puffy eyes dark circles

Zirh Restore Herbal Eye Cream Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$ ($20-$30) – Available at Zirh and Amazon.
Scent: nothing noticeable.
I Like: how this eye cream reduces puffiness.  Feels slightly cool upon application.
Not a fan of: the paraben preservatives.

A good eye cream is hard to find.  Many claim to reduce puffy eyes and dark circles, but few actually deliver on that promise.  Zirh’s Restore Herbal Eye Cream worked well at minimizing the appearance of my puffy eyes, but I didn’t notice a significant difference in my dark circles.  This product contains a number of skin-benefiting ingredients including extracts of cucumber, chamomile, calendula, aloe, and pine bark, as well as caffeine.  A one-ounce tube should last at least two months as you only need to apply just a little amount of the eye cream.  Use Zirh’s Restore Herbal Eye Cream any time you need to refresh the area around your eyes.

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