Spotlight: New Products
EYE GELIf a busy day at work leaves your male clients feeling weary, their faces don't have to show it. Babor for Men Eye Gel, created especially for men's skin, delivers intensive moisture formulated to target the eye area. The gel is composed of special ingredients proven to reduce puffiness, dark circles, and under-eye bags. (888) 222-6791; www.babor.com.
Y-SPADragonfly's latest line of skincare for men includes After Shave Balm, Sport & Shower Cooler, Facial Scrub, Invigorating Foot Gel, and Anti-Oxidizing Pre-Shave. Each product is geared for all skin types and formulated to treat specific problem areas, including folliculitis and post-shaving redness, or to perform a specific function, such as skin rejuvenation and softening. (866) 403-4179; www.dragonflyspa.com.
NETTOYANT CRÈMENettoyant Crème by Yon-Ka Paris soothes overreactive and sensitive complexions, including skin irritated by shaving. Its botanical ingredients improve clarity and evenness, while refreshing, cleansing, and soothing skin. Nettoyant Crème may also be used as shaving cream. (800) 533-6276; www.yonkausa.com.
Encourage your male clients to leave a lingering impression with Skin Blends's Aroma Blends, fragrances that appeal to men and can be added to Skin Blends's fragrance-free, color-free base products. Suggest Champagne's clean and bubbly scent for a night on the town; Citrus for a fresh fruit-infused aroma; Metro for the modern, fashionable man; Vanilla if an aphrodisiac scent is requested; or Vino when a sophisticated look needs an equally sophisticated scent. (877) 754-6253; www.skinblends.com.
EYE THINGIssimo Guy Gear's Eye Thing, which includes natural anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, is a rejuvenating balm for men used to promote the synthesis and stabilization of collagen and elastin around the eye area. (877) ISSIMO-1; www.issimointernational.com.
SEAWEED FACIAL CLEANSER AND SPRAYAdd moisture at home or on the go with Repêchage's Sea Cleanse Foaming Seaweed Cleanser and Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray. The soap-free Sea Cleanse, which purifies and cleanses without irritating the skin, is most beneficial if used both before and after shaving. The Algo Mist, a great complement to the cleanser, refreshes, hydrates, moisturizes, and tones the skin, protecting it from environmental aggressors. (800) 248-SKIN; www.repechage.com.
SUPER BALM SPF 15With Super Balm SPF 15, Your Name Professional Brands combines lip treatment, sun protection, and a sheer wash of color all in one easy-to-use applicator tube. The ultra conditioning formula hydrates and prevents dry, chapped lips. (800) 221-3071; www.yournamepro.com.
SOLARBALMCreative Nail Design's SolarBalm, the spill-proof, on-the-go version of SolarOil, combines jojoba oil, vitamin E, and sweet almond oil to protect nails and skin. The conditioning balm fights rough, dry cuticles, maintains manicures and nail enhancements, soothes paper cuts, scratches, and even chapped lips, rough elbows, knees, and heels. (800) 833-NAIL; www.creativenaildesign.com.
FLAWLESS REFINEMENT MINEROCARE FOUNDATION POWDERMedicalia offers your clients a solution for concealing imperfections. Using the finest pressed minerals, Flawless Refinement MineroCare Foundation is a weightless powder that gives skin an even, natural look. The foundation's nondrying formula ensures full coverage while maintaining the skin's moisture. (866) 314-1975; www.medicalia.com.
MAN SPACEWith Comfort Zone's exclusive male skincare line, you can reassure your male clients that there won't be any girly business. All products, including Emollient Gentle Shaver, Facial Cleansing Equalizer, After-Shave Restoring Hydrator, Age Recover Serum, and Intensive Eye Recover Gel, are made with tephroline, an extract from the tephrosia plant, which promotes the synthesis of beta-endorphins. (866) 328-4637; www.comfortzone.it.
TOMATO SUMMER CREAMIt's not summer without hot sun rays and fruit fresh off the vine. Éminence Organic Skin Care recognizes this with its newly reformulated SPF 16 Tomato Summer Cream. Composed of antioxidant-rich tomatoes and herbs, beta-carotene, lycopene, and vitamins A, C, and E, the organic cream protects and nourishes skin naturally. (800) 747-6342; www.eminenceorganics.com.
ULTIMATE SHAVE/FACIAL KITIf your spa's retail selection needs an update, consider going back to the basics. All men need a shaving kit, and Men-ü offers the ultimate in travel-sized bottles. Men-ü Ultimate Shave/Facial Kit lets men on the go shave, cleanse, and moisturize in just three easy steps. The kit includes Barbiere Shave Brush and Stand, Shave Creme, Healthy Facial Wash, and Facial Moisturiser Lift. (800) 987-6790; www.men-u.co.uk/home.asp.
VITAMIN E-D-A CLEANSING BARCombining the cleansing effects of green tea and the antioxidant power of vitamins, E, D, and A, Baxter of California has brought back the bar of soap as men's face wash of choice. The Vitamin E-D-A Cleansing Bar lathers richly and rinses completely clean, soothing the skin without robbing it of vital moisture. It is now available in bergamot-pear essence. (800) 421-3614; www.baxterofcalifornia.com.
TRES HOMME LINEGuinot Paris's Tres Homme line, which includes Facial Cleansing Foam, Facial Exfoliating Gel, Moisturizing and Soothing After Shave Balm, and Express Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel, is formulated specifically for a man's skin and lifestyle. The products include ingredients such as birch extract, horse chestnut extract, and vitamin E to nourish and maintain a healthy complexion. (800) 748-5825; www.guinotusa.com.
M: FOR MEN LINEToday's man takes a keen interest in skincare and cosmetics but still likes it simple. France Laure Cosmétiques combines versatility with simplicity in its new line of skincare products for men. M: For Men includes an All-Over Cleansing Gel, Face and Body Exfoliating Gel, Day and Night Cream, and Eye Contour Cream. All are formulated for men's skin and perform multiple functions. (800) 361-1361; www.francelaure.com.
HIS EXCELLENCYIredale Mineral Cosmetics recently launched its first mineral line for men. His Excellency products are available in H/E Men's Kits that contain bronzer for men, an applicator brush, lip balm, and a wash glove. The bronzer, which comes in five shades, and the lip balm both contain SPF for coverage and protection. H/E products alleviate blotchiness, rosacea, and redness and will adhere to the skin until removed with cleanser or the denim blue wash glove included in the kit. (800) 817-5665; www.janeiredale.com.
HOMME PRODUCT LINE EXTENSIONSShaving-induced irritation is to men what wrinkles are to women—a feature they don't want to see on their faces. With this in mind, Sothys Paris has extended their line of Sothys Homme to include three skincare products to help men take control of their skin. These products, which include Revitalising Hair and Body Care, Soothing After-Shave Balm, and Matifying T-Zone Fluid, are all enriched with an exclusive complex to help regulate skin after shaving. (800) 325-0503; www.sothys.com.
SUPER DUPER LASH TIPSTake a tip from professional makeup artists and advise your clients to apply Joey New York's Super Duper Lash Tips to the ends of upper lashes to enhance eye color and give eyes a brighter and subtly seductive look. The product can be used alone or over black mascara and comes in blue, green, plum, and purple. (800) 563-9691; www.joeynewyork.com.
LIVING CELL CLARIFIERGlyMed Plus's Living Cell Clarifier turns back the hands of time by correcting damage from aging, sun, chemicals, and lifestyle imbalances. At the same time, the clarifier protects living cells against new free radical invasion and inflammation. Safe for all skin types, Living Cell Clarifier is a natural way to achieve even skintone. (800) 676-9667; www.glymedplus.com.
DAILY SHAVE KITAchieving a close shave without razor burn or ingrown hairs is as simple as two steps with Menscience Androceuticals Daily Shave Kit. The kit comes with Post-Shave Repair, a cooling and refreshing toner that combines tea tree extract and salicylic acid to resolve irritation and prevent clogged pores. Also included is Advanced Shave Formula, which is composed of glycerin and aloe to alleviate razor burn; allantoin, azulene, and tea tree extract to help soothe and condition sensitive skin; and salicylic acid to clear pores and follicles. (800) 608-MENS; www.menscience.com.
MEN SENSATION PRODUCTSAfter Shave Balm, Day and Night Moisturizing Fluid, and Face Wash Gel with Peeling Effect from Biodroga's Men Sensation line prepare men's skin for shaving, condition it afterward, and provide a fresh, balanced, and well-groomed look. (800) 258-3812; www.biodrogausa.com.
AQUA-GEL FOAMING CLEANSERMen can wake-up or cool down with the masculine aroma of Pevonia's Aqua-Gel Foaming Cleanser. The cleanser thoroughly removes daily impurities while hydrating the skin. (800) PEVONIA; www.pevonia.com.
MUG SHOTMug Shot, a line of four masks for men by Nickel, rids the skin of grime, wrinkles, signs of fatigue, and shiny skin with minimal effort. Anti-Ageing Cream Mask provides hydration through weekly applications. Moisturizing and Energizing Cream Mask is a wake-up. Peel Off Mask for Sparkle and Vitality (pictured) wards off surface impurities and dead cells, and the Chewing Gum Mask, exfoliates and cleanses the skin. (212) 242-3203; www.nickelskincare.com.
CLEANSING GELCleansing Gel, a product from Thalgo's men-only line, cleanses the skin of daily toxins and excess sebum. Using the properties of Algue Bleue Vitale, it restores radiance and revives skintone, leaving the face refreshed and clean. East, (800) 228-4254; Midwest and West, (866) GO-THALGO; www.thalgo.com.
OPUS BELLE: THE ART OF BEAUTYSpecially designed for women over 40, Janssen Cosmeceutical's Opus Belle: The Art of Beauty focuses on hormonal influences such as the reduction of estrogen production at the onset of menopause to care for mature skin. www.janssen-beauty.com.
MATTE NAIL ENVYOPI takes men's grooming to a new level with Matte Nail Envy Nail Strengthener, which fortifies nails and dries to a totally natural-looking, matte finish. It contains hydrolyzed wheat protein to strengthen nails and should be applied every other day for optimum results. (800) 341-9999; www.opi.com.
SHAVING PRODUCTSIf your male clients open doors and tip generously, they deserve to look like the true gentlemen they are. Suggest True Gentlemen shaving products. Combined with the benefits of aromatherapy and prepared with pure ingredients and botanical extracts, the oils, creams, and balms will ensure a comfortable, problem-free shave. (800) 380-3050; www.truegentlemen.com.
HOMME LINEFeaturing five key products, G.M. Collins Homme line is the first dermo-corrective skincare line exclusively for men. Each product––Hydrating Gel, Shaving Gel, Hydrating Cream, Purifying Cleansing Gel, and Soothing Moisture Lotion—has a masculine, invigorating fragrance. Promising immediate results and offered in travel kits for dry and oily skin, the Homme line for men provides deep penetration of active ingredients and moisture. (800) 341-1531; www.gmcollins.com.
EYE CONTOUR FIRMING MASQUE STICK SYSTEM FOR MENPharmaskincare combines the moisturizing and firming qualities of a face mask with the convenience of an easy-to-use stick in its Eye Contour Firming Masque Stick System for Men. The product's bio-active skincare elements help repair and reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, while replenishing the skin. (800) 266-9506; www.pharmaskincare.com.
CLOSE SHAVE GELNo hair will go unnoticed with Bullie Care's Close Shave gel. The clear-blue color helps men see where they should and shouldn't shave, while cutting down on the number of passes needed for a close shave. The botanically based gel is rich in antioxidants, allowing it to fight redness, irritation, and red bumps. (866) 6-BULLIE; www.bulliecare.com.
COMFORTING TEAAveda's organic, sugar- and caffeine-free Comforting Tea will help relax and calm clients' senses. Infused with licorice root and peppermint, the tea bags are ideal for de-stressing at home or on the go. (212) 680-5829; www.aveda.com.
SKIN KIT FOR MENDermalogica wants men to know that ingrown hairs, flaky skin, sun damage, and untreated blemishes are not the marks of a manly man. With just five minutes and five products, the Skin Kit for Men has the tools necessary to help fix these problems. The kit comes equipped with Professional Shave, Medicated Clearing Gel, Special Cleaning Gel, Skin Prep Scrub, and Active Moist Hydrator. (800) 831-5150; www.dermalogica.com.