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New & Improved: MenScience Microfine Face Scrub

 |  Grooming, Skin  |  1 Comment

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We've mentioned MenScience several times in the past, but since our last mention they've gone and improved upon a few of the products–mainly the award winning Microfine Face Scrub.

Here's the technical details:

The new Microfine Face Scrub formula contains a higher concentration of emollients like allantoin and natural botanicals like aloe to make it even gentler on the skin, as well as more moisturizing. The formula is now free of paraben-based preservatives, and features an improved consistency that makes the scrub smoother and easier to apply to the face. It still features the award-winning combination of 5% glycolic acid, 1% salicylic acid, and three types of microfine exfoliating particles to loosen dirt, oil and dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. The combined action of these ingredients promotes cellular turnover and preps skin for a closer, smoother shave without the risk of ingrown.

Urban Gent Review: Though the smell could be more inviting, I can definitely see why it's a best seller. The finer exfoliating particles make for a much better, gentler, nicer feeling scrub. I hate when products have those huge sugar scrub particles that seem to be scratching your face. Most importantly, it doesn't dry my skin, and it leaves it feeling pretty soft.

Purchase MenScience Microfine Face Scrub, here.

Other MenScience products to try: Advanced Body Scrub and Advanced Shave Formula, here.

Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Men & AXE Music Line

 |  Grooming, Skin  |  1 Comment

This week we're going to mainly focus on grooming. We'll be reviewing 1-2 products per day starting with the more attainable brands to the luxury brands. We'll also try to review a few colognes as well (though they may have to wait until next week). So be sure to be ready with your opinions on the products we cover. (3 Urban Gent with similar skintypes have reviewed the products).

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Axe Music is from Axe's latest line-up of products. We've reviewed much of their stuff in the past and as everyone can tell each set has a different theme… this time Music, particularly Rock Music.

Urban Gent Review: The main thing that changes in different AXE collections is the fragrance which is inspired by the theme. In AXE Music you'll smell scents of leather and wood, two typical rocker scents (atleast the leather is). If you're an avid AXE product user, it doesn't hurt to try out their new deodorant bodyspray and revitalizing shower gel. You can get the Axe Music Line, here.

 

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Neutrogena has a men's skincare line, and recently they've released a sensitive skincare line that has "Pro-soothe Technology". Pro-Soothe technology is a unique combination of naturally derived ingredients, soothes, heals, and moisturizes dry, sensitive skin.

3 Main products in this line:

Shave Creme: Helps prevent irritation as a result of shaving

Oil-Free Moisture: Oil free non-greasy formula protects and heals with SPF 30.

Post Shave Balm: Heals and protects sensitive skin

Urban Gent Review: Neutrogena is a trusted brand anyway, so its no surprise that the products works pretty good. The soothing and calming, and the products "healing powers" are pretty much felt.  If you have sensitive skin and are on the market for a new line of shaving products, it's worth giving Neutrogena Sensitive Skin a whirl. Also,  If you are one of those guys that just uses plain soap to shave (I know there's some of you out there) then this is a nice product to start with (they also have a line for regular skin). You can get the Neutrogena for Men, here.

 

Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D 1250

 |  Grooming  |  2 Comments

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Deemed, "The Future of Shaving", Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D is the latest "great one" in the world of men's shaving and grooming. The SensoTouch's design makes it simple to use, with an easy grip handle and touch screen interface… yeah, I know, crazy right? lol. The easy grip gives you enhanced control and the touch screen interface shows the remaining battery capacity and charging status. This shaver really is a beaut…

Check out the 3 main features:

·         GyroFlex is the distinctive three-dimensional component that allows the shaver to perfectly follow the unique contours of the face. It ensures that minimum pressure is needed so that the shaver delivers a close shave without skin irritation.

·         UltraTrack is the new innovative shaver head that pivots around, tilts inward, and flexes outward to adjust seamlessly to every curve of the face and neck, facilitating a faster shave and closeness which also minimizes pressure and irritation. Whether there’s stubble or problem-causing longer hair that can lie flat against the skin, UltraTrack captures all hair by using three specialized shaving tracks: slots for normal hairs, channels for long hairs and holes for short stubble.

·         The SkinGlide system reduces pressure and therefore irritation by combining a smooth flat surface with rounded edges to glide smoothly over the skin. The Aquatec sealing enables the use of shaving gel for additional skin protection.

Get the shaver and read more reviews, here: Philips Norelco 1250 SensoTouch 3d Electric Shaver

V-MODA Crossfade LP Review

There's so many headphones out there these days, so it's hard to know which ones to purchase. We did a review of few in the Best Headphones article last year, and today we want to add one more to the list.

V-MODA Crossfade LP. I've been using these for about 2.5 months ( they came out in July for $249.99), and they have yet to disappoint. The styling is on point, they're comfortable (I can wear them for hours), and the sound is crystal clear. From what I've been told these are the preferred headphones by Apple employees and they're better quality than Beats by Dre. (More info and photos below:)

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HOLIDAY GIVEAWAYS: Patrick Dempsey II

Avon collaborated with Patrick Dempsey to debut the actor’s second fragrance, aptly named Patrick Dempsey 2. Designed to embrace strength, commitment and intimacy between two people, Patrick Dempsey 2 represents infinite possibilities. While Unscripted explored Dempsey’s belief in following one’s passions, Patrick Dempsey 2 is a sophisticated, sexy evolution of his first fragrance.

The Inspiration
The actor worked with Avon to develop a bolder, more intense scent and took inspiration from the strong connection he shares with his wife, Avon Global Creative Color Director Jillian Dempsey. To further reflect this inspiration, Jillian Dempsey appears with the actor in the Avon brochure and global advertising shots.
“There’s a very personal dimension to the fragrance,” says Dempsey. “This scent evokes the feeling of strength and intimacy you experience with the person you love.”
The Fragrance
Created by fragrance house Firmenich, the Oriental Spicy fragrance blends surprising, enticing spices with hints of wood and musk to convey the feeling of a powerful connection and reveal a more sensual side of Dempsey.
“In creating my second fragrance with Avon, I learned how to push the boundaries and be more expressive with the complexity of scent,” Dempsey explains. “Some of my favorite notes from Unscripted, fig and patchouli, appear again in this fragrance with a darker, more mysterious effect—it’s a completely different way to wear the notes.”
TOP NOTES: Saffron, Mandarin, Nutmeg
MID NOTES: Spiced Wood Accord, Green Fig, Cistus
BASE NOTES: Olibanum, Patchouli, Guaiacwood, Skin Musk Accord
Urban Gentleman Notes: PDII smells slightly citrisy at first, then vaporizes into a lightly warm christmasy musk. I imagine if people made holiday colognes– this is how it would smell. Patrick Dempsey II is perfect for men who prefer a lighter fragrance instead of the usual overpowering aroma some colognes tend to have. This is definitely a fragrance one should try for the winter– along with the PDII Dual Action Face Wash and Shave Gel.

*Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit us online at www.avon.com.
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