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Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care For Men Shave Cream Giveaway Contest Review Caulfields Counter Mens Grooming Male Skincare Shaving

Win this: Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care For Men Shave Cream

Our current giveaway features the awesome smelling Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care For Men Shave Cream.  To find out more about how to qualify for our giveaways please visit the Contests section.  One lucky winner will be randomly selected.  The deadline to qualify for this contest is Monday, July 4th at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.  Good luck!

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Lab Series Skincare for Men Max LS Instant Eye Lift Cream Gel Male Mens Caulfields Counter Product Review 01

Lab Series Max LS Instant Eye Lift

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Lab Series Max LS Instant Eye Lift Ingredients List

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Lab Series Max LS Instant Eye Lift Texture

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Lab Series Max LS Instant Eye Lift Tube with Pump Dispenser

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$$$ ($40-$50) – Available at Lab Series, Macy’s, and Sephora.
Scent: None
I liked: how it tightened the area around my eyes and made my dark circles less noticeable.
I didn’t like: the pump dispenser.

The MAX LS Instant Eye Lift by Lab Series is a great eye cream specifically targeted at men.  It is very light in texture and fragrance-free.   What I noticed first when using this product was how effective it was at lightening the dark circles around my eyes – note: the effect was temporary but much appreciated nonetheless.  In addition to providing a slight tingling sensation to awaken my eyes, this cream tightened the skin which made my crows feet a little less noticeable.  It did a fairly good job at minimizing eye puffiness.  Standout ingredients include: cucumber, caffeine, algae, sweet almond, green tea, aloe, and vitamin E.  Some may appreciate the unique pump dispenser – I, however, was not a big fan of it.  I worry that when I get to the end of the tube I’ll have to cut it open to dispense the remaining amount.  If you have the cash to spend on a higher-end eye cream that works well at treating dark circles, lines, and puffiness around the eyes, Lab Series Max LS Instant Eye Lift is a candidate worth considering.

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malin + goetz grapefruit face cleanser caulfields counter male skincare mens skin care sensitive product review & and malin+goetz malin&goetz

Malin+Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$ ($30) – Available at Malin+Goetz, Bloomingdale’s, and Bigelow Chemists.
Scent: Light grapefruit.
I liked: how gentle this cleanser was on my face.  It got rid of the dirt without over-drying my skin.  The subtle smell of grapefruit was a nice, refreshing touch.
I didn’t like: nothing.  However, guys may be hesitant to spend $30 on a face cleanser.

Less is more when it comes to Malin+Goetz’s Grapefruit Face Cleanser.  This face wash effectively removes dirt without stripping the skin of vital oils.  It is clear and colorless, with a slight grapefruit scent.   The biggest thing I notice when using this cleanser is the lack of lather – which means it is gentle and doesn’t over-dry the skin.  I used this face wash day and night with excellent  results – no breakouts or signs of irritation.  As usual, I immediately moisturized after every cleansing.  The product’s thick texture allows you to use a little each time – which, even at $30, makes it a good value.

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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

  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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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How to Prep, Shave, and Soothe Your Handsome Face Caulfields Counter

  • Properly preparing your face by washing with warm water and a gentle face wash can help you achieve a smoother shave.  Washing your face removes the dirt and debris that can hinder the glide of your razor.  Using a gentle face scrub twice a week will optimize the shaving experience.
  • When using shave cream, start by applying to the areas with toughest beard growth such as the chin.  This gives the cream more time to penetrate and soften the beard.
  • Nothing can hurt your face more than using a worn-out razor.  Switch out your blade(s) the moment you notice your razor becoming dull.  Signs include increased post-shave irritation/razor burn and frequent cuts.
  • Always moisturize and condition your face with an alcohol-free aftershave balm or lotion. Don’t skimp in this department – one layer is usually not enough.  Continue to apply until any sign of discomfort or irritation is gone and your face is properly moisturized.
  • If you shower after you shave, be sure to moisturize again after showering.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step demonstration:

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Every Man Jack Face Lotion Sun Protection Caulfields Counter Review

Every Man Jack Face Lotion Sun Protection

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Every Man Jack Face Lotion Sun Protection Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Price: $ (under $10)
Scent: Fragrance free.
I liked: the price.  For $6 you get an effective light weight lotion with sun protection. Not too greasy. Paraben free, cruelty free, no sulfates, no unnecessary dyes.
I didn’t like: nothing.

It’s difficult to find flaws in Every Man Jack’s Face Lotion with Sun Protection.  This is a great gateway moisturizer for men who aren’t experienced in skincare.  At a mere $6 for a 3.2 ounce tube this face lotion with a sun protection factor of 15 is an exceptional value.  Guys with sensitive skin will appreciate how light the lotion is as well as the lack of synthetic fragrances which can cause irritation.  This moisturizer is sans paraben, sulfate,dye, and cruelty – so you can feel confident using it without having to worry about long-term health effects.  You can find Every Man Jack products at all Target stores and online at Walgreens.com and Drugstore.com.  You now have no excuse for not moisturizing and protecting your face.

Keith Richards Caulfields Counter Face Lotion Review Moisturize Mens Grooming

Moisturized? Probably not.

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Kiehl's Facial Fuel SPF 15 Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men Caulfield's Counter Product Review

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel SPF 15 Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men

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Kiehl’s Facial Fuel SPF 15 Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Price: $$$$ ($30-$40) for 4.2 fl. oz size.  Available at Kiehl’s and Nordstrom.
Scent: Light menthol with hint of citrus.
I liked: the texture – was not greasy nor was it too light.  Sun protection.  This lotion had a refreshing scent and left my face feeling invigorated.
I didn’t like: the paraben preservatives.

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