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Skincare Gifts for Guys

We talk a lot about beauty on this show and how women can take care of their skin. But what about the fellas? They need help too. Our guest says now is the perfect time to introduce your guy to great skin care products -- as a gift they'd likely never give themselves. Jen Vick from ShineUP Living stopped by with her picks for men’s skincare lines. 
 
Jen says skincare companies are finally realizing the importance of offering men their own lines. From cleansers to exfoliants to moisturizers, men now have many great choices when it comes to taking care of their skin. 
 
Paula’s Choice: 
 
Includes: 
 
FACE WASH: 
 
Gentle, hard-working gel cleanses skin without making it tight or dry.
Mild, fragrance free
Tough on Dirt and excess oil
Skin-softening
 
SHAVE:
Ultra-soothing shave cream calms and comforts skin with no harsh irritants. 
Often it’s shave product that irritate the skin, causing redness and bumps…PC4MEN omits potentially aggravating ingredients (fragrance and menthol) which are present in many shave products. 
Light, non-irritating formula
 
SOOTH&SMOOTH:
Gentle and fragrance free with potent exfoliators and anti-aging ingredients. 
This after-shave does double duty as an exfoliant and skin softening agent
Calms redness and razor sting, NO STINGING
Fights sun damage
(this is Jen’s favorite type of skincare…EXFOLIATING is so important!)
 
DAYTIME PROTECT:
Broad-spectrum SPF 30 has a barely-there feel, with a weightless, soft matte finish. 
Protects skin from harmful UV rays
Anti-oxidant formula protects and fights skin-cancer-causing agents
 
NIGHTIME REPAIR:
This nighttime moisturizer hydrates and softens and smooths fine lines and wrinkles. 
Non-greasy, lotion formula
Contains retinol and antioxidants for essential hydration
 
 
KIEHL’S
 
Includes: 
 
Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub:
Scrub particles alleviate roughness and help break down tough facial hair for a closer shave
Natural, invigorating blend of Caffeine and Menthol
Caffeine reduces appearance of puffiness
Also contains Apricot Kernel Oil, with very high vitamin E content, highly compatible with skin. Moisturizes and softens skin. 
And Pure Vitamin C, a known anti-oxidant
We’re seeing a lot of Vitamin C in skincare products, and for good reason: it boosts radiance, improves texture, and reduces lines, wrinkles, and other signs of agin. 
Use 2-3 times per week
(they also have a daily Facial Fuel Gel Cleanser)
 
Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream: 
Spiked with Menthol and Camphor for the ultimate close shave, eliminating excess oils and providing an amazing cooling effect. 
Contains sesame oil, an effective emollient to soften skin
Menthol is a natural cooling agent, from peppermint or other mint oils. 
 
Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment SPF 15:
A vitamin-enriched and energizing non-oily moisturizer. A great pick-me-up to start your day!
Contains Chestnut extract to help skin retain moisture
Contains vitamin C as an antioxidant and reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles
 
Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap:
A highly effective scrub soap made with Bran, Oatmeal, this soap facilitates the exfoliation of dead surface cells, alleviating roughness on tougher areas. 
Contains Oat Bran (excellent skin-soother and conditioner) and aides in exfoliation, encouraging the growth of new skin cells. 
Oatmeal is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and absorbs surface oil. 
Also contains Pumice, a volcanic rock widely used as an exfoliant for dead skin cells. 
 
Sold separately for around $30 is the Age Defender Eye Repair:
Lifting, anti-wrinkle dark circle reducing eye cream for men. 
Anti-aging capabilities from Linseed Extract (omega-3 fatty acids,  B vitamins, potassium and more to reduce wrinkles and increase firmness). 
Actually uses mineral diffusers to blur the appearance of dark circles and to brighten the eye area. 
 
Target: HARRY’S SKINCARE
 
Getting great reviews on Business Insider, this introductory line boasts basic but effective products at drugstore prices. 
This New York City-based shaving startup has made a splash in the last couple of years with their affordable, high-quality razor line, but it’s also rapidly becoming known for their skincare. 
 
This face wash contains volcanic rock that exfoliates, while eucalyptus and peppermint leave your face feeling fresh and cool. It's a deep clean you can feel working.
 
Get immediate relief after shaving. This formula soothes skin and helps reduce redness. With Aloe, a natural soothing ingredient.
 
Our non-greasy, lightweight lotion hydrates skin with shea butter and refreshes with subtle mint.
 
(whole set for about $24)