Valentine's day has come and gone but why not get a "just because" gift for your special man. We must not forget to honor and show our love to our men as well. One of the greatest gifts to get your guy is a nice shaving kit (its like a gift for yourself as well - a well-groomed, delicious smelling man is always appreciated). I gifted my wonderful guy a J. Paul Anti-Aging Skin Care Kit (MSRP $88), and asked him for his 2 cents, which I share with you here:
"I recently had the opportunity to try a new multi-step shaving process. The product was by J.Paul and was called “Anti-aging
Daily Defense Shave Kit.” The four piece kit included a five blade travel razor, glide shave cream, ice aftershave, and a daily defense cream. All of them came in a nice leather, on-the-go kit.
Personally I am not a fan of shaving with creams. For my money, shave gels and foams typically work better. However, the Glide Shave Cream with Aloe and Jojoba is top notch with a great ingredient base. J. Paul claims that this creme is the backbone of this line providing the closest shave possible while eliminating painful razor burn and ingrown hairs. After trying it for myself, I can’t disagree with any of their claims. It provided a very satisfactory shaving experience.
The Alcohol Free Ice Aftershave was by far my favorite part of this kit. Far and away the best aftershave product I've ever used. J. Paul claims that this product is the result of groundbreaking research that utilizes a bio-available form of Vit. C, moisturizers, oil absorbing clay's, and of course menthol which provides the “Ice” part of this product. It certainly left my skin feeling soothed and calm. I also appreciated the scent of the product. It was a manly smell that was different and refreshing.
The wild card in this kit comes from the high end moisturizer. It is said to contain PT3 which is a revolutionary bioactive complex that reduces protein oxidation while stimulating protein repairing enzymes. It is combined with amino acids and vitamins A, C and E to help hydrate the skin. This does seem to be a highly effective daily moisturizer. Again the scent is pleasing and the application smooth and easy.
I enjoyed these products. It was a simple regimen but also highly effective." The perfect combination for the busy guy in your life!
Some Ingredients that stood out to the Certified Fabulous Team:
Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) - stimulates cell growth, increases enzyme activity and normalizes cell division. Vitamin A counteracts the skin aging process and improve the appearance of UV-damaged skin.
Sodium Asorbate (Vitamin C) - As an antioxidant, vitamin C scavenges and destroys reactive oxidizing agents and other free radicals. Vitamin C improves skins elasticity, decreases wrinkles by stimulating collagen synthesis, reduces redness and promotes healing.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)- is an amazing antioxidant, it protects cells against free radical damage and prevents the peroxidation of body fats. Vitamin E improves the elasticity and smoothness of the skin and has excellent moisturizing properties.