Manscaper Monday: Greening Your Grooming Routine

19 04 2010

In honor of Earth Day this week, AreYouBeing.com is celebrating with a series of eco-inspired stories. From recycling to reducing energy consumption, being more eco-conscience starts with all of us making small changes that, together, lead to major, positive impacts on our environment.  And if you’re a guy who follows a regular grooming routine, you can start by switching to eco-friendly products.

For our “Manscaper Monday” grooming post we’re spotlighting one of our favorite personal care lines, Lavera.  Voted the “Greenest Beauty Brand in Europe” by OEKO-TEST magazine – the leading consumer report and environmental and health focused organization in Europe – Lavera upholds the highest levels when it comes to eliminating harmful ingredients and reducing contamination caused by outer packaging.

Lavera offers a full range of skin, hair and body products, and they’ve also launched a men’s collection called Lavera Men Care/Men SPA.  The collection covers all the basics including an after shave balm, face wash, moisturizing face cream and shave cream.  Several of these products have been awarded Natural Solutions 2009 Beauty with a Conscience Awards.

While we love the full range, especially the Mango Milk Shampoo – free of harmful sodium lauroyl sulfate and parabens – our favorite product is the Men SPA Cool Lemon After Shave, which is also vegan-friendly.  This refreshing splash features organic aloe vera gel and other nourishing plant extracts to soothe, calm and deliver moisture to irritated skin post-shave.  The most enticing aspect is the delicious aroma of lime, cool mint and mandarin.  Though it sounds fruity, it’s a light aroma – not overbearing – that will help wake you up every morning.

For more info on Lavera, log onto www.lavera.com.  Are you familiar with this brand?  If so, tell us about your favorite products?  If not, what other eco-friendly grooming products do you recommend?

Disclaimer: Samples were received in exchange for editorial review.





Cut Bad Hair Days with Girl-Approved AXE Hair Products

23 06 2009
You have the car, the fancy clothes, yet you can’t seem to find the date.  Could it have something to do with your bad hair errors

Listen up guys.  If you’re still sporting a pasty, crusty hairdo, your chances of scoring might be limited since most women find these hair mishaps to be a major turnoff. 

Click here to read more of my review on the new AXE Hair Collection.





Recession-Proof Father’s Day Gifts from Every Man Jack

8 06 2009

Every man deserves a quality shower and shave in the morning, so what better item to give your dad this Father’s Day than the gift of grooming.

To kickoff my Father’s Day coverage, I want to share with you two grooming must-haves from Every Man Jack, one of my favorite men’s personal care lines. If you’re new to AreYouBeing.com, I talk about the brand frequently because they offer a wide assortment of products to meet virtually all of your grooming needs. The best part is that the entire collection is available at Target, with the products only setting you back $3 to $8 each.

Realizing that budgets are tight this year, Every Man Jack is offering two new kits with the budget-conscience shopper in mind.

The Signature Shave Kit comes with three full-size products; a Pre-Shave Face Wash, Shave Cream and Post-Shave Face Lotion in the brand’s staple mint fragrance. The Citrus Hair + Body Kit also includes three full-size products including a 2-in-1 Daily Shampoo, Scrub Body Wash and Scrub Body Bar in a clean, citrus scent. You get all this, plus a travel bag, for just $9.99. So while it’s not a huge investment on your part, your dad will think you spent a lot more time and money finding him the perfect grooming set.

Every Man Jack Father's Day Kits at TARGET: Signature Shave Kit & Citrus Hair + Body KIt

Every Man Jack Father's Day Kits at TARGET: Signature Shave Kit & Citrus Hair + Body KIt

Check back every day this week as I continue to highlight some of the best in gadgets, gear, grooming, style and more for Father’s Day.





Every Man Jack Launches Viral Videos to Promote WANTED Contest

28 05 2009

I’ve been talking about the WANTED Contest from Every Man Jack for a few weeks now.  If you haven’t been following, the men’s grooming company is holding a nationwide casting to find the everyday guy to star in their first naitonal ad campaign in Men’s Health magazine.

Now, the company has launched a series of viral videos, which you can see on AreYouBeing.com first.





Grooming: Memorial Day Fun in the Sun Skin Protection

18 05 2009

Memorial Day is just a week away, but before you pack up and head to the beach for a long weekend in the sun, it’s time to stock up on your sun protection arsenal.  And while there are a myriad of options at your local drugstore, the following are some of my favorites. 

Every Man Jack
Every Man Jack, the line that has been bringing affordable grooming to the masses at Target stores nationwide, has just launched their new SPF collection, which includes a Face Lotion SPF 15, Body Lotion SPF 30 and a dual-pack Lip Balm SPF 15.  The line is enriched with aloe and vitamin E to soothe and hydrate while a combo of octinoxate, octisalate and oxybenzone provide broad spectrum protection from aging UVA and burning UVB rays. 
Retail Price: $5.00 each
Available at Target and www.EveryManJack.com

Mercola
Mercola Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 implements a secret recipe from the people of Acapulco.  The all-natural formula is a great alternative to common chemical-laden sunscreens. Blended with rich oils, soothing compounds and antioxidant-rich green tea, this sunscreen nourishes and moisturizes skin, protecting it from sunburn, while reducing sun damage. 
Retail Price: $18.97
Available at www.Mercola.com

JOCK SOAP
Jock Block™, part of the M.V.P Advanced Skincare Collection, is a gentle, non-greasy moisturizing formula that combines the newest nano and bio-technologies.  If that sounds too advanced, all you really need to know is that it provides full spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays while blocking over 85 percent of all forms of UV rays.  My favorite part is that this sunblock doesn’t clog pores, so you won’t have to worry about skin breakouts, or sunburns for that matter, when you return to the office
Retail Price: $32.00
Available at www.GetJock.com

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Every Man Jack, Mercola Natural SPF 30, JOCK SOAP Jock Block SPF





Every Man Jack WANTED Sweepstakes

16 05 2009

Listen up guys.  If you’ve ever dreamed of being a male model, now’s your chance.

Earlier this week I mentioned Every Man Jack’s WANTED Sweepstakes – a nationwide search to find the everyday guy on the street to star in their first national ad campaign.  Well, the campaign has finally launched, and you can be among the first to sign-up for a free profile.

All you have to do is upload a few snapshots and tell the guys at Every Man Jack a little bit about yourself.  From there, a panel of judges will narrow down the selection.  In the end, four guys will win be awarded an entertainment prize pack, a trip for two to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and a one year supply of Every Man Jack grooming products.  One lucky man will walk away with the ultimate prize; a feature in Every Man Jack’s ad in Men’s Health magazine.

Click here to signup now.

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Every Man Jack WANTED Model Contest - Men's Health Ad





Grooming: Saving Face & Money with Thrillist.com

15 05 2009

I’m always going on and on about how to save money by joining Netflix.  Why not save some money on something that will make you look good too?

Thrillist.com is running a new promo called “Cheap Gear Rundown” where they provide their readers with a ton of great promos.  Check it out now – and signup for their daily e-blasts – for discounts on everything from sports inspired clothing from Amongst Friends to manly grooming from Jock Soap

One of my favorite products from Jock Soap is Topical Storm Exfoliating Body Wash.  It has a light scent and is perfect for getting rid of all that dead skin after a long day of playing ball in the scorching sun with the guys.

Click here for additional product suggestions for looking good while beating the heat.

JOCK SOAP Topical Storm Exfoliating Body Wash

JOCK SOAP Topical Storm Exfoliating Body Wash