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Aesop Catherine Oil Burner Blend

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$$ ($30-$40) – Available at Aesop.
Scent: Warm blend of orange and cedar wood with a hint of clove.
I like: the multi-functional aspect of this essential oil blend. In addition to its use as an aromatherapy burner oil, the blend can be added in very small doses to carrier oils for skincare.

Aesop’s Catherine Oil Burner Blend is a lovely proprietary mix of essential oils. Made primarily with essential oils of orange, cedar wood, and clove, Catherine Oil warms the senses and settles the mind with its distinct complexity. Though Aesop markets the essential oil blend for burner use, I experimented with the oil by adding three drops of the blend to one ounce of a carrier oil for use as a body moisturizer. (Note: always take a look at an essential oil blend’s ingredients list before using them for skincare. Some essential oil blends offered by not-so-natural companies may contain synthetic ingredients not suitable for use on the skin. Thankfully, Aesop has a strong reputation for using natural, plant-based ingredients in its products.) The body oil blend turned out beautifully with a relaxing, subtle scent. When used as an adjunct in skincare, Aesop’s Catherine Oil will add a pleasant, relaxing aromatic dimension to plant-based carrier oils like argan oil, pomegranate seed oil, camellia oil and sweet almond oil. When used in an essential oil burner or diffuser, Catherine Oil Burner Blend will make your home smell like a relaxing, luxurious spa.

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EO Everyone Soap for Men - Cedar & Citrus Review

EO Everyone Soap for Men – Cedar & Citrus

EO Everyone Soap for Men - Cedar & Citrus Ingredients List Review

EO Everyone Soap for Men – Cedar & Citrus Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at EO ProductsVitacost.com and Luckyvitamin.com.
Scent: Citrus in the woods on a dewy day.
I like: the subtle masculine scent, reasonable price, natural ingredients.
Not a fan of: nothing.

Everyone Soap for Men – Cedar & Citrus by EO Products is a lovely versatile natural body wash/shampoo/shave gel with a refreshing citrusy fragrance.  This liquid soap is light and gentle on the skin.  When using this product as a shampoo, be sure to follow it with a conditioner to replenish any lost oils.  At under ten dollars for a whopping 32 ounce bottle, this product is ideal for the budget-minded, tree-hugging man who cares about his skin.  While this all-in-one soap is perfect for the guy who wants to consolidate his grooming products, curious girlfriends and wives may be tempted to experience some of the woodsy, citrusy, soapy delight.

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Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men Product Review Caulfields Counter Mens Grooming Male Skin Care

Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men

Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men Ingredients List Caulfields Counter Mens Grooming Male Skin Care

Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$$ ($20-$30) – Available at Kiehl’s and Nordstrom.
Scent: Light menthol with a hint of citrus.
I Like: how light the moisturizer feels.  The cooling effect helps to wake me up.
Not a fan of: the paraben preservatives. 

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men effectively moisturizes your face without making it feel overly greasy.  I enjoy how the lotion feels slightly cool – perfect for the mornings or any time I need a recharge.  It contains caffeine, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties – great for soothing razor burn.  Because this product doesn’t provide sun protection, it’s more ideal for use indoors or at night.  Sun worshippers needn’t worry – Kiehl’s also makes a sunscreen version of this moisturizer with a sun protection factor of 15.

 

 

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Zirh Protect Daily Face Moisturizer Product Review Mens grooming male skincare face cream lotion Caulfields Counter

Zirh Protect Daily Face Moisturizer

Zirh Protect Daily Face Moisturizer Product Review Mens grooming male skincare face cream lotion Caulfields Counter Ingredients List

Zirh Protect Daily Face Moisturizer Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$$$ ($30-$40) – Available at Zirh.
Scent: Light citrus.
I Liked: how light the product felt.  It moisturized without feeling greasy.
I didn’t like: the paraben preservatives.

Zirh’s Protect Daily Face Moisturizer is a lightweight face lotion that does a good job at moisturizing without leaving a greasy shine.  It has a light citrus-like fragrance that even those with sensitive noses should find tolerable, if not enjoyable. Avocado oil and Vitamin E moisturize while Allantoin helps to soothe the skin – which makes this an ideal post-shave moisturizer.  Fans of anti-aging products will appreciate the skin regenerating properties of its alpha-hydroxy acid content.  Because this moisturizer lacks significant sun protection, it is a better option for those days spent mainly at home or in the office.

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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 Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle Caulfields Counter Mens Grooming Male Skincare Reviews

Kiehl's Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream - White Eagle

Kiehls Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle Mens Grooming Male Skincare Shaving Caulfields Counter

Kiehl's Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream - White Eagle (texture)

Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Price: $ (under $10 – 2.5 fl. oz. tube) – Available at Kiehl’s, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s.
Scent: Light menthol and camphor.
I liked: how the shave cream protected my face from cuts and razor burn.  The blend of menthol and camphor was cool but not overpowering. 
I didn’t like: the paraben preservatives.

I was really impressed by how well Kiehl’s Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream (White Eagle) protected my face from getting nicked and irritated.  My skin felt moisturized throughout the entire shaving process.  Not once did I feel the razor “dragging” across my face.  The cream’s light cooling sensation felt both soothing and invigorating.  I highly recommend trying out this product if you are unhappy with your current shave cream or gel.  Kiehl’s also offers an unscented “Blue Eagle” version for those with sensitive skin.

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Kiehls Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer Product Review Caulfield's Counter Cream Gel Puffy dark circles

Kiehls Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer Product Review Caulfield's Counter Cream Gel puffy dark circlesKiehls Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer Product Review Caulfield's Counter Cream Gel puffy dark circles

Kiehls Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer Ingredients List Product Review Caulfields Counter

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Kiehl’s and other higher end retailers.
Scent: No noticeable scent.
I liked: how refreshing it felt around the eyes.  The product did a great job at moisturizing and minimizing the puffiness around my eyes.  The small size makes it ideal for carrying around at all times – fits comfortably in my pocket.  Contains caffeine, Arctic Root, and hibiscus extract.
I didn’t like: that it wasn’t as effective at minimizing the dark circles around my eyes.

Overall, Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer is an effective, convenient product for moisturizing and reducing puffiness around the eyes.  It also makes for a great eye refresher that can be used at any time.  If you go on a bender and need help looking alive the following day, this eye “de-puffer” will come in handy.

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