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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
By Doug Wallace
Or at the very least, whip him into shape with some of these latest new goodies from the men’s aisles.
MenScience Hair Styling Pomade & Hair Styling Gel
MenScience has launched a couple of new hair products, more in a long line of their successful “androceuticals.” Best for shorter hair, the water-based pomade contains beeswax and panthenol to give control and hold, and not look shiny. It’s strong enough for him not to worry about touching it during the day. (Some guys are more hair twirlers than others!) $22 (2 oz.). The gel is alcohol free and has a little shine to lend that small amount of attitude. Filled with soy and wheat proteins to make hair look thicker. $18 (5 oz.).
Visit menscience.com for a list of retailers.
Cromwell and Cruthers Shaving Oil
While the ingredients weren’t “cooked up in some high-tech lab,” according to the Cromwell and Cruthers website, “they’ve been around forever.” And they’re right. The 100% essential oils list is a doozy, but really worth repeating here, in full: safflower, sunflower, grape vine, sweet almond, jojoba, vitamin E acetate, aloe, menthol, avocado, sandalwood. Soothing, calming, rejuvenating, moisturizing, and a great shave. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: perfect for the travel kit.
Visit cromwell-cruthers.com. $6 (50 ml).
Kenmen Eco/Alchémie for Men
This premium quality brand of nice things for guys out of Montreal has a new strand of natural grooming products that smell great and feel even better. The focus is on anti-aging, anti-stress and pro-wellbeing with root minerals, herbal extracts, vitamins, plant and marine extracts, all combined with essential oils and antioxidants. All very mind, body and spirit. Whether he’s shaving face or saving face.
Visit kenmen.com for a complete list of the new line and where to get it.