Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa is more than a pretty face with a a tightly toned torso and a voice like butter. At one point, he was a actually a real dude — just like you.
After running track in high school, Mustafa decided to try football and ultimately walked-on at Arizona State University as a wide receiver. He played in the 1997 Rose Bowl and caught passes from quarterback Jake “The Snake” Plummer.
Post graduation in 1997, Mustafa played on the practice squads for the Tennessee Oilers, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks and even played a season in NFL Europe for the Barcelona Dragons.
After football and prior to landing the “Old Spice Guy” gig, Mustafa owned and operated a restaurant in L.A., won $47,000 on game show The Weakest Link, and landed acting roles for shows on NBC, ABC, USA Network and The CW.
We spoke to Isaiah just prior to the kickoff of Old Spice’s year-long partnership with Tough Mudder at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, where he and thousands of athletes took on a grueling 10+ mile obstacle course.
On his workout routine:
“I workout every day and each day I do a specific muscle. I like to lift weights whenever I can, but if I can’t do that I have a workout system devised by Ross Dickerson who I follow on Instagram. It’s some plyometrics, but really a mix of a lot of things. I also play ice hockey five nights a week, so that is where I get my cardio.
On his diet:
“I am a big proponent of intermittent fasting, which Terry Crews got me into. I don’t eat anything in the morning, other than a pot of Bulletproof Coffee, until three o’clock. From three o’clock in the afternoon until 11 o’clock in the evening, I eat all of my food for the day. I usually eat a lot of grains, vegetables and fruit, and fish.”
On his smoother than velvet vocal styling:
“I wanted it to be a mix of James Brolin, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West and Ron Burgundy. So far, I think I’m pulling it off.”
On The Hardest Working Collection and his relationship with Bob Giovanni:
“Bob Giovanni and I have a great relationship. A working relationship that is. You know, as in the The Hardest Working Collection. See what I did there?”
On being the Old Spice Guy:
“Before I was the Old Spice Guy, I wasn’t the Old Spice Guy and nobody was paying attention. So being the Old Spice Guy is fine by me!”
We’ve partnered with Old Spice to give you a chance to win your own Hardest Working toolkit, featuring a collection of scents so powerful, so masculine, we almost didn’t want to share it with you!
In this Old Spice toolbox, you’ll find one of each Hardest Working Collection product (Odor Blocker and Sweat Defense anti-perspirants, plus Dirt Destroyer body wash) to put you through the paces as you lead your legendary existence. Dig a bit deeper and you’ll also find:
• FREE entry into a 2016 Tough Mudder event to challenge the performance of the Hardest Working Collection
• An Old Spice T-shirt fit for Legendary Men
• A gift from Tough Mudder partner Merrell to keep more than your armpits dry
• An autographed photo from the product king himself, Bob Giovanni (as seen on Old Spice’s popular digital infomercials)
• Recognition of your Legendary status with a customizable trophy, as commemorated by Old Spice
The giveaway ends on April 20th, so don’t waste another second and enter today!
Schick Hydro shavers now have a more convenient way to restock their favorite Schick blades with the new Amazon Dash Button for Schick Hydro, launching today.
The new Amazon Dash Button for Schick Hydro offers a variety of different cartridge refills and Hydro Sensitive Shave Gel to fit everyday shaving and skincare needs, including the new Schick Hydro 5 in regular and sensitive SKUs, Schick Hydro 3, Schick Quattro® for Men, and a variety of disposable razors to choose from, including Xtreme3® disposable razors.
What is the Amazon Dash Button? It’s a Wi-Fi connected device that reorders your favorite product with the press of a button. Each Dash Button is paired with a product of your choice, which is selected during the set-up process. When you’re running low, simply press Dash Button—ensuring you never run out of your essentials again.
To learn more or to purchase an Amazon Dash Button for Schick Hydro, click here.
AXE is highlighting the creative thinking guys do in the shower with the new AXE Shower Thoughts video series.
Starting today, fans can see the first of three AXE Shower Thoughts videos, which features pro basketball icon Muggsy Bogues showing there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to brilliance on the court.
In the subsequent videos, actor/musician/YouTube personality Chester See discovers that the tuba is the coolest instrument around, while Pretty Little Liars regular Brendan Robinson shows how standout style can make all the difference.
As a dude, do you know how bad petroleum jelly is for your skin? Of course not, why would you? You’re a dude. I had absolutely no idea, either.
The most egregious of all is that before it’s refined, petroleum jelly includes carcinogenic compounds. What’s a carcinogen? A substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.
Carcinogens do not cause cancer in every case, all the time. But why are we so cavalier about using petroleum jelly if we know the potential exists?
Petroleum jelly was originally created for the purpose of coating the bottom of oil rigs in 1859. You heard right friend; it was literally made to help streamline vessels traveling in the ocean, not the vessel of your body.
Rather than actually healing your skin, it creates the illusion of moisturized, hydrated skin, by creating a barrier and sealing the skin so that moisture cannot leave. So really, it functions as a water-repellent while suffocating your pores.
Waxelene is the anti-petroleum jelly.
Launched in 2010, Waxelene all-natural and is created with only 4 ingredients – beeswax, organic soy oil, vitamin e oil and organic rosemary oil. The raw ingredients are obtained from certified organic, non-GMO suppliers. It can be used in all the ways that you would traditionally use petroleum jelly on your skin.
The first thing I noticed was the texture. It has a soft, rich, creamy texture that goes on clear and smooth via the jar or the tube. Once applied, it legitimately feels wholesome and healing. As a person with very dry skin, I only had to apply Waxelene once per use. It protects skin for hours and does not have the greasy texture of Vaseline.
It’s also equally effective as a lip balm. Rather than using petroleum jelly or Carmex and it’s harsh chemical mixture, Waxelene actively heals the skin.
It’s also so versatile, you can use it in over 100 ways. From everything to removing chewing gum to blocking ant holes check out this list of alternative uses.
The woman in your life will also dig the product. Used by celebrities Heidi Klum and Halle Berry, it’s a less harsh way to remove eye or face make-up that actually replenishes the skin, not just strips it down.
At best, petroleum jelly literally does nothing: It provides no nourishment and is a temporary solution to dry skin. At worst, the risks associated with carcinogens just aren’t worth it.
For more information, visit the Waxelene website.