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eShave After Shave Soother Lavender review Caulfield's Counter men's grooming male skincare

eShave After Shave Soother Lavender

eShave After Shave Soother Lavender ingredients list review Caulfield's Counter men's grooming male skincare

eShave After Shave Soother Lavender Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$ ($20-$30) – Available at eShave and Amazon.
Scent: natural lavender.
I Like: the subtle scent.  Effectively soothes and moisturizes skin.
Not a fan of: the paraben preservatives.

Many of us underestimate the importance of moisturizing immediately after shaving.  In addition to getting rid of hair, shaving removes a fine layer of skin (troubling thought, right?).  If you don’t apply an alcohol-free aftershave balm or moisturizer, your skin suffers – first with redness and irritation, and ultimately with premature aging.  eShave’s Lavender After Shave Soother helps to keep skin soothed and nourished throughout the day.  It’s a relatively light lotion with a relaxing lavender scent.  The lotion absorbs easily into the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy shine.  At $27 for a six ounce bottle, eShave’s Lavender After Shave Soother is a healthy but worthwhile investment for those looking to maintain their youthful, good looks.

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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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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion Review Male Skincare Caulfields Counter

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion Caulfields Counter Male Skincare Mens Grooming Toner Product Review

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$$ ($30) – Available at Origins and Macy’s.
Scent: Light blend of chamomile, lavender, patchouli, and orange.
I liked: the product’s unique ayurvedic scent as well as its soothing and hydrating properties.
I didn’t like: nothing.  This is a great toner for sensitive skin.

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion works very well as an aftershave splash and refreshing skin toner.  I’m normally not a big fan of face toners and astringents as they usually contain alcohol and do more harm than good.  However, this “lotion” (which is really a splash) is alcohol-free and contains a number of plant-based ingredients that help soothe and hydrate the skin.  I really enjoyed the product’s calming scent, which is a light blend of chamomile, lavender, patchouli, and orange.  As with all toners the Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion should be used after washing and before moisturizing.

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Aveda Men After-Shave Balm

Aveda Men After-Shave Balm

I now only have about an ounce left of the rare and precious Aveda Men After-Shave Balm.  Aveda mysteriously discontinued this hugely popular item just over a year ago (WHY?!!!) and I’ve rationed its use since.  This magical liquid is light, soothing, and versatile – it works well on all skin types.  The scent is subtle yet memorable – a delightful blend of lavender, chamomile, and citrus.  The balm is particularly effective at treating razor burns and other shaving-related skin irritations.  If you’re somehow able to come across this stuff, buy it.  At the very least, you can sell it for double on eBay to a nostalgic men’s skincare fanatic like myself.  Now if only I can find that original bottle of New West from the 90s…

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Kneipp Lavender Balancing Thermal Spring Bath Salt

Kneipp Lavender Balancing Thermal Spring Bath Salt

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$ ($10-$20)
Scent: Strong lavender, eucalyptus, camphor, and limonene.
I liked: the strength of the scents, especially the lavender. Despite the bottle recommending a capful of the salts per bath, half a capful usually suffices.
I didn’t like: the blend of camphor and limonene – it reminded me of citronella.

If you’re a bath guy like me, you know the value of a long, warm, relaxing soak in the tub, preferably with some type of aroma-therapeutic element. My favorite scents in this situation are lavender, which has a sedating effect to get me ready for bed, and eucalyptus, which soothes the muscles after a workout. If you are looking for the ultimate natural aromatherapy bath experience, I suggest checking out the Lavender Balancing Thermal Spring Salts by Kneipp. It’s a German brand that’s relatively unknown in the US, but readily available through a number of places online including the Kneipp website and Spalook. These salts really do the trick – on the mind, muscles, and lungs! Good bath salts are hard to come by as many of them smell artificial – not so with this product. The blend of lavender, eucalyptus, clove, limonene, and camphor may not appeal to everyone, but it’s worth a try.

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