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Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo Review Caulfield's Counter Haircare Hair Dandruff Cooling Men Women

An all-around great shampoo: Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Aveda.
Scent: Mint with subtle rosemary.
I Liked: the natural, refreshing scent and mild tingle.  My hair felt clean and my scalp felt energized after using this shampoo. Ideal for use on normal to oily hair.
Not a fan of: nothing. However, those with dry hair may want to explore other options or use this shampoo sparingly – maybe once every few days.

What I enjoyed most about using Aveda’s Rosemary Mint Shampoo were a) the scent and b) the cooling effect it had on my scalp.  The smell is a natural, invigorating blend of… drumroll please… rosemary and peppermint.  The fragrance is evident but not overwhelming – it’s just the right amount.  This shampoo left a pleasant, mild tingling sensation on my scalp.  I highly recommend this product for those of you with shorter hair who enjoy using a thoroughly cleansing shampoo, as it effectively lifts oil.

Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo Ingredients List Caulfield's Counter Haircare Hair Dandruff Cooling Men Women 01

Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo Ingredients List A

Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo Ingredients List Caulfield's Counter Haircare Hair Dandruff Cooling Men Women 02

Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo Ingredients List B

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King Of Shaves Alphagel Shave Gel Sensitive Skin Review Caulfields Counter Male Skincare Mens Grooming Shaving Cream

King Of Shaves Alphagel Shave Gel Sensitive Skin

King Of Shaves Alphagel Shave Gel Sensitive Skin Ingredients List Caulfields Counter Male Skincare Mens Grooming Shaving Cream

King Of Shaves Alphagel Shave Gel Sensitive Skin Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at TargetRemington, and King of Shaves Direct.
Scent: Cool blend of tea tree oil, spearmint, and camphor.
I Like: the gel’s cooling effect.  It’s an excellent value.  Not animal tested.  Made in the UK.
Not a fan of: the sodium laureth sulfate.

Not long ago, I was still using shave gel in a can.  I thought the thick foam from canned shave gels and creams made for superior, less-irritating shaves.  I was wrong.  Most canned shaving products contain synthetic ingredients that can actually dry out and irritate sensitive skin.  For those of you with sensitive skin still searching for a reasonably priced shave gel in a tube, may I suggest trying King of Shaves Alphagel Shave Gel.  It contains aloe vera and tea tree oil to help soothe your skin.  The gel’s translucence eliminates the guesswork in shaving – you see exactly where your blade is touching your skin.  The energizing blend of spearmint and camphor cools and helps to wake you up in the morning.  It has a medicinal, but tolerable scent – I actually like it.  Try using this shave gel if you’re on a budget and have sensitive skin.

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Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Shaving Cream

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Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Shaving Cream Texture

Overall Rating:
Price: $$$ ($20-$30) 4 oz. tube – Available at Malin+Goetz, Grooming Lounge, and Barneys New York.
Scent: Menthol.
I liked: how cooling and invigorating it felt – no other shave cream comes close in this department.  It rinsed easily off the blade and did not dry out my skin.
I didn’t like: Nothing.  However, the major cooling sensation and price tag may take some getting used to.

It felt as if my face was in the Arctic when I used the Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Shaving Cream.  I have never experienced a more cooling shave cream.  The menthol really packs a powerful punch – ideal for those mornings when you need a little help waking up.  Because this shave cream doesn’t really lather up it didn’t over-dry my skin – I’m sure the extra boost of vitamin e doesn’t hurt.  Unlike some thick creams out there, this one didn’t clog up my razor cartridge – which I greatly appreciate since they cost a fortune to replace.  Four ounces of this frigid goodness will cost you $22 – worth trying if you’re man enough to face its chill.

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Kiehls Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer Caulfields Counter Product Review Men Shaving

Kiehl's Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer

Kiehls Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer Caulfields Counter Product Review Men Shaving Texture

Kiehl's Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer (Texture)

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Kiehl’s, Nordstrom, and Barneys New York.
Scent: Light menthol, slightly medicinal.
I liked: the cream’s richness – you only need to apply a small amount.  This product did a great job at soothing and moisturizing my face after shaving.  Enjoyed the light menthol fragrance.  Contains a number of beneficial ingredients including avocado oil, sesame seed oil, vitamin E, and cocoa butter.
I didn’t like: the paraben preservatives.

Kiehl’s Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer won me over as soon as I tried it.  I enjoyed how rich and thick this balm felt.  Natural ingredients such as avocado oil, sesame seed oil, olive oil, and cocoa butter helped to instantly soothe and moisturize my skin post-shave.  Because the cream is so rich, you only need to apply a small amount.  The light traces of menthol and camphor felt subtly invigorating.  You can use this product any time, day or night – not just after shaving.  This cream works particularly well in cold and/or dry weather.

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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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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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Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash

Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash 8.4 fl. oz.

Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash Ingedients List Product Review Caulfields Counter Mens grooming male skincare

Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash Ingedients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$ ($10-$20)
Scent: Very light menthol.
I liked: the mildness of the wash, slightly “energizing” feel & scent, and value.
I didn’t like: the paraben preservatives.

I had a pleasurable time washing my face with this refreshing cleanser. The wash, which has the texture of a very light gel, made my face feel clean without drying it out like many cheaply-made washes and soaps. An 8.4 ounce bottle costs $18.  You only need to use a small amount of the product for each wash. Who needs coffee when you have menthol, caffeine, and citrus extracts in your face wash to wake you up in the morning? My only wish for the Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash is that it be made with less synthetic ingredients, particularly the paraben preservatives.

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