Product Review: Schick Hydro 5 Sensitive Collection

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The Schick Hydro 5 Sensitive Collection had all the sensitivity of a toddler petting a kitten on a pillow with a rainbow in the background, while listening to Richard Marx’s hit power ballad, “Hold Onto the Nights.”

As a dude, shaving your chin is a delicate, sensitive process. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve nicked myself in that particular area based solely on excessive speed and a lack of tenderness.

Luckily, the Schick Hydro 5 Sensitive is here to save us from ourselves. The Ultra Glide Blades are equipped with Skin Guards (that would be a sweet band name) that smooth the surface of the skin while you shave. In the 20-plus shaves I used the product, it didn’t happen once. And I sped through my shaves like a young Apollo Ohno.

Since we’re being sensitive, I have a confession to make. Thanks to investing in high priced, high-end shaving creams (not to be confused with the Tribe Called Quest classic, “The Low End Theory”) over the years, I’ve tended to look upon Edge products with a jaundiced eye.

I mean, look at the people Edge hangs out with — Wal-Mart, Target and almost any other national retail chain. Edge will pretty much align itself with anyone that will have it, and those whoreish tendencies have never been lost on me.

But, as with the case of many whores, there is also something that attracts you in the first place, no matter how many strange beds she’s laid in.

Read the full review here.

  

Old Spice “Get Shaved in the Face” Electric Shavers & Trimmers

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Old Spice has introduced its new lineup of Old Spice Electric Shavers and Trimmers powered by Braun, along with a new digital advertisement – “Get Shaved in the Face” – with actor (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and Old Spice Guy, Terry Crews. And, the timing couldn’t be more perfect! 

 
Reasons to “Get Shaved In the Face” with new Old Spice Electric Shavers and Trimmers:
  • Old Spice Guy Terry Crews Said So – Terry Crews helped introduce new Old Spice Shave Gel last year, so he knows what he’s talking about. He also looks pretty intimidating with his shirt off.
  • First Day of Spring (March 20) – It’s time for guys to hibernate those nasty winter beards.
  • Beard Envy – With any new facial hair transplant comes the need for a new beard trimmer. Talk about taking advantage of a trend.

New Old Spice Electric Shavers and Trimmers:

  • Hair Clipper ($49.99) – Like a lawn mower for your hair with 8 adjustable settings.
  • Beard & Head Trimmer ($49.99) – Get your face and head shipshape with 12 adjustable settings for precisely trimmed beardstyles and hairstyles.
  • Wet & Dry Shave & Trim ($59.99) – This is the pocket knife of shavers for your face. Shave, trim and define with one tool, in and out of the shower.
  • Shaver ($69.99) – Like 3 smooth barbers for your face, this shaver features a triple-action cutting system with twin foils that shave off stubble and an integrated cutter that shortens longer hairs.
  • Wet & Dry Shaver ($79.99) – Features triple-action cutting system that’s tough on hair and smooth on skin. Can be used on land or at sea (in the shower) with Old Spice shave gel.

    For more information on the new shavers, visit oldspice.com.

  

Workplace Survival Kit

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Sometimes in the office, it’s difficult just to survive. For instance, when a hooded gunman is stalking your beloved “cube farm” with an AK-47, like in the picture above; we’ve all been there. Or, at least felt like it, thanks to a tight deadline or when we’ve mistakenly hooked up with a female co-worker on a whim the night before.

Even on days when you aren’t cowering behind a formica tabletop to save your hide, just getting to work on time can prove difficult. When running late for work, it’s easy to overlook personal grooming and hygiene in order to be on time to the office. Reviews, meetings, plans, and interactions also have a way of rearing their head at inconvenient times. In order to prepare for wildly unexpected situations, 800razors.com, the burn-free razor company, shares its office survival kit.

1.     Cut Those Hairs Down to Size – A few unruly neck hairs or a missed patch on your upper lip will have guys sweating bullets that someone will call them out for their missed razor stroke. A silky smooth razor with a thick lubricating strip in your desk, such as a razor from 800razors.com, will keep you razor-burn and hair free.

2.     Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – Body odor can eat at you and the noses of your work neighbors. Instead of worrying about stress sweats, grab your deodorant and rub it on, in private, of course.

3.     Brush Away that Garlic Breathe – Oral hygiene plays a huge role in office interactions. While it may be a better idea to avoid potent foods that leave you gassy, having a new toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss is your best secondary line of defense.

4.     A Pair to Spare – A sweaty summer day, a stressful meeting, or an untimely rain storm all have ways to make a disaster out of our outfit! Keep a pair of extra socks, underwear, or a t-shirt nearby to keep you feeling fresh and looking neat.

5.     Dab It On – An accidental spill of coffee or food has a way of throwing off a guy’s appearance and mojo. Instead of soaking your clothing in the bathroom sink, keep a Tide To Go or other stain removing stick readily accessible to get your look and your attitude back into tip-top shape in no time.

  

The Magic Number for a Smooth Shave? It’s pH 5.5

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Seventy-eight percent of guys experience shaving irritation, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. As readers know all too well, this manifests in many different ways – Redness, flakes, razor burn, dryness, sensitivity – But what they likely don’t know is there’s one factor to blame for all of these problems, and it’s both surprising and preventable: It’s an off-balance pH. (Dust off that 8th grade science class vocabulary!)

Guys’ skin performs best at pH 5.5. At this slightly acidic pH, the skin’s barrier is optimized to seal moisture in and keep irritants out. But the soap, hot water, abrasive towels and harsh chemicals involved in the daily shave (and daily workout, daily shower, etc.) can raise skin’s pH as high as 9 or 10, causing dryness, breakouts and all those dreaded irritations.

This science has inspired the dermatologist-developed skin care brand Sebamed to launch NEW pH balanced grooming products for men, including an after shave balm and deodorant balm, formulated at exactly pH 5.5 to balance skin after each shave to solve these concerns.  Free of soap, alkali, gluten and parabens, these new locker-room essentials will keep even the most sensitive skin smooth and soothed.

Check out Sebamed here.

  

Have You Seen Aaron Rodgers’ Moustache?

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During this past Sunday’s Packers and Vikings overtime tie, the Fox camera kept cutting to the Packers sideline and showing a man that I assumed was an equipment manager on the sideline.

But it was no equipment manager; it was Packers stud QB Aaron Rodgers, sporting a moustache that would make any maintenance man proud.

I marveled at the thickness of it. If a man can grow a superior moustache, it’s his obligation to society to maintain it, if only for the kids.

In this world of shaved chests and hairless faces, it made me quiver with delight.

Speaking of moustaches, who better to talk about their cultural relevance than beard physician and sex oblect, Dr. Allan Peterkin?

Do it for the kids, friend.

 

  

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