The Male Gaze

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Generally it's considered unhealthy to bring work home, and a solid work/life balance is definitely in line with the philosophies of spas found in the pages of American Spa. I do often notice my work finding its way into my home, but when it's aromatherapy, hair oils, and nutritional supplements or an on-location visit while out of town it's excusable. My husband certainly doesn't mind when he gets to be a skincare guinea pig for innovative men's products and has opened his eyes to the world of spa. He's not alone, as many of you have discovered more and more men booking an expanding variety of treatments and returning. Here are some products made especially for men and their masculine concerns:

Kerstin Florian Men Clarifying Raspberry Extract: Infused with rose flower oil, this nourishing concentrate helps reduce inflammation and hydrate and balance skin. www.kerstinflorianusa.com

GiGi No Bump Shave Gel: Achieve a smooth, touchable, hair-free face and neck. This precision shave gel contains salicylic acid, which deeply exfoliates to treat and prevent bumps and ingrown hairs, while micro-breads moisturize and sooth to provide an ultra close shave.  www.gigispa.com
 
Bye Bye Blemish Anti-Acne Cleanser cools and refreshes with salicylic acid and mint. Micro-beads release vitamin E on contact to mend skin and wash away impurities revealing a brighter, smoother looking complexion. This antibacterial formula can be used anywhere acne strikes, including face, back, and chest. www.byebyeblemish.com
 
Body Drench Daily Moisturizing Unscented Body Lotion: Restore dry skin to its natural condition with this ultra-hydrating lotion. Formulated to drench rough dry skin, it softens and smoothes. www.bodydrench.com
 
Clubman Club Mend Bump Repair: Unclog pores, heal irritated skin and prevent scarring with the Clubman Club Mend Bump Repair. The gel formula spreads smoothly over face and neck to ease razor burn, shave bumps, and ingrown hairs. www.clubman.com

Woody’s Quality Grooming After Shave Tonic: This soothing post-shave tonic features a combination of monoi oil to soothe, plus calendula and chamomile to revitalize and refresh, blended with aloe vera and vitamin E to moisturize and repair. www.woodysgrooming.com

The latest on what else appeals to men in the spa, 'Blurring Gender Lines', may surprise you.