Showing posts with label Men's Style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Men's Style. Show all posts

Monday, November 18, 2019

Winter Wonderful Men’s Grooming





Yes, we know that it isn't quite winter yet, but here in the Northeast it's expected to feel like that later today. So, with that in mind we thought "why not so the guys a little love?" It never escapes our attention that the guys like to be pampered just as much as we do. Team TME has found a few products that are perfect for keeping our suavies feeling and looking good throughout the season.





Lip Care
Big Cloud Wind Master Mint Leaf Lip Balm ($4) - Big Cloud is a new range of skincare products from Dollar Shave Club that is designed to protect you against the ravages of the winter elements. Wind Master Lip Blam protects and relives chapped, cracked lips from the drying effect of wind and cold. The soothing and nourishing formula contains moisturizing Shea Butter, antioxidant rich Tea Extracts, Sweet Almond Oil, as well as Vitamins A and E and is shine-free, for a completely matte application.

Skin Care
Razor Bump Blaster ($9.99) – Imagine no more bumps or ingrown hairs caused by shaving!  Razor Bump Blaster pads are easily applied every day to rid your face of those unsightly bumps for a smooth, healthy complexion.  Infused with glycolic and salicylic acids to hydrate and protect, this powerful formula prevents ingrown hairs making shaving, and the time in between shaves, painless. 

Hair Care
Layrite Pomade Collection ($40) - Three cans of celebrities’ favorite Layrite Pomades in a gift box that makes it easy to give the gift of hair love. Developed to replace the wax that greasers would use in the SoCal rockabilly scene, water-based Layrite pomade holds like a wax, but washes out like a gel!


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Men’s Winter Skin Care and Shaving Tips With Dr. Jeffrey Benabio

This article first appeared on TME December 2016

We can all whimsically sigh that summer is officially over and days lounging poolside are now a memory. As we go into the cooler seasons, it’s time to change up our skincare regimen and that goes for the guys as well. But, the transition from “fun-in-the-sun” skincare to protective winter skincare can be challenging and not every guy knows the healthiest way to achieve and maintain amazing skin.

Here at The Makeup Examiner, we are huge advocates for encouraging men to learn how to care for their skin and to embrace a little “luxury” time for themselves. This is especially true for the harsher conditions that colder months bring. With this in mind we again turned to skincare expert, Dr. Jeffrey Benabio for his expert advice.

The Makeup Examiner: From our experience, men tend to believe in the “one-size” product theory. As women, we know that different skin types require skin type specific products. What are the various skin types and what is the easiest way for our guys to determine theirs?

Dr. Benabio: I think too much attention has been given to “skin types.” Sure, some people are more prone to having dry or oily skin, but the truth is that our skin changes. There are many factors that can alter your skin, ranging from hormonal fluctuations and medications to weather changes and skincare products. For example, most people don’t suffer from dry skin in the summertime because of the excess moisture in the air. However, when cold weather approaches, there is less humidity in the air that causes many people to suffer from dry skin. Many men (and women) have “combination” skin with some dry and some oily areas.

Once skin type is determined, what is the best avenue for our guys to approach skin care for each skin type?

Dr. Benabio: For example, if a guy has consistently dry, itchy, red skin, then he should look for skincare products that are extra moisturizing, like Dove Men+Care’s Hydrate Face Wash that replenishes lost moisture in the skin. And he should avoid using bar soaps that can strip natural oils off the skin leading to further dryness. Instead, he should look for body washes with built-in moisturizers like Dove Men+Care’s Clean Comfort Body and Face Wash that cleanses skin and helps prevents further dryness.




As we move away from summer and toward the colder weather, what tips can you offer the guys to protect their skin against the elements?

Dr. Benabio: Colder weather means less moisture in the air and more dryness in your skin, so I always suggest moisturizing more frequently. While you may have a moisturizer or skincare routine that worked well in the spring/summer, it may not cut it in the winter months. To fight wintertime dryness, I recommend using Dove Men+Care skincare products. The Dove Men+Care Hydrate+ range, which includes a face wash and face lotion, helps moisturize dry skin and absorbs quickly without feeling greasy. The Dove Men+Care Aqua Impact Body and Face Wash, is made with ultra-light micro-moisture technology that’s clinically proven to fight dry skin. Guys shouldn’t forget about their hair, which can also become dry and brittle in the colder winter months. The Dove Men+Care Aqua Impact Shampoo is specifically designed to moisturize and strengthen hair and as an added bonus, smells great too.

Do our guys need to change up their shaving routine for the colder months? If so, what’s the best approach to attain a great shave?

Dr. Benabio: Again, it’s all about moisturizing. Dry skin can become flaky which can make for a rough shave. That’s why it’s important for guys to use a moisturizing shave gel like Dove Men+Care’s Hydrate Shave Gel that lathers quickly and softens skin leading to a closer, smoother, more comfortable shave. It’s also a good idea to consider using a calming post-shave balm like Dove Men+Care’s Hydrate Post Shave Balm that absorbs into the skin quickly, soothes any skin irritation caused by shaving, and is lightweight and non-greasy.

Dr. Benabio is Physician Director of Healthcare Transformation, Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA and advised on the creation of the new Dove Men+Care Expert Shave product line. Dove Men+Care is available at retailers nationwide.



Note: A special thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Benabio for again taking time from his extremely busy schedule to share tips with TME readers! Looking for amazing tips to keep looking fresh this holiday season? Checkout this video from Dr. Jeff!






Monday, July 23, 2018

Rick Ross Launches Luxe ‘RICH’ Shower Essentials


You may have heard the rumors back in May of this year and now the wait is over! RICH by Rick Ross Luxury Shower Essentials dropped earlier this month and they were worth the wait! The NEW RICH by Rick Ross line includes shave cream, shampoo, conditioner and all over hair & body wash. Each of which contains luxe ingredients like champagne extract, caviar extract and hemp seed oil… who’s ready to party in the shower?!?!

Oh, before we party let’s discuss the benefits of the essential ingredients for the RICH by Rick Ross collection. Did you know that Champagne Extract contains antiaging antioxidants, and a small amount of proteins that help to remove impurities, repair and rejuvenate damaged hair and reduce hair loss? Oh and that super-pricey, superfood (caviar extract) helps to fortify, moisturize and provide antiaging and UV-protectant benefits to hair and skin instead, thanks to an overload of amino acids, vitamins (D, A, E, B12), minerals (sodium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium), omegas (3 and 6) and essential fatty acids? While hemp seed oil is an ultra-moisturizing and emollient oil helps to calm, soothe, plump and hydrate tired, dry skin & hair, and also balances oil levels while providing antiaging benefits? The whole package! 




RICH by Rick Ross Collection:

Luxury Shaving Cream ($13.99) - Get skin fresh, clean and ready for action with this luxurious blend of nourishing ingredients and rich formula that won’t clog up your razor. The Luxury Shaving Cream also includes the addition of Kona Coffee -- one of the best and strongest antioxidants that help improve skin’s appearance and hydrates. SLS and Paraben free.

Luxury Shampoo ($12.99) - Don’t let other shampoos hold you, or your hair, back. RICH by Rick Ross Luxury Shampoo gently cleanses hair and scalp, removes excess dirt and buildup and imparts a natural, non-greasy shine that always leaves you feeling fresh. It has a light, rich fragrance that we are loving!

Luxury Conditioner ($12.99) – Is soothing to the scalp and leaves hair with a natural, never greasy shine, thanks to an exclusive trio of deeply nourishing and hydrating ingredients. This conditioner works well on his shorter locks, just as well as it will on super long tresses.

Luxury Hair & Body Wash ($12.99) - Cleanse and condition skin in one simple step! We love this for summer! Indulge in the premium formula that rinses easily so there’s never any residue. Plus the delicious scent may help spark a little summer romance -- if you don’t already have one.

And speaking of summer romances, let’s all collectively take this opportunity to do some good for the environment: save water… and share a shower!! Seriously, why party alone? Take a deep breath and get ready to #BossUp. The RICH by Rick Ross collection in a VIP briefcase is currently available online at RICH By Rick Ross and individual products are available at retailers nationwide including Sally Beauty!



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer Skin Care Tips For Men


Team TME is yet convinced that men understand the importance (and actual enjoyment) of “luxury” grooming, let alone the basics of skin care. That’s not to stay that men folk are stupid, we believe that it’s a simple issue of not necessarily knowing what to do. We find it quite endearing when one of our “manly-men” stop by our office, poke around in the well-stocked TME closet and shyly ask what a particular men’s grooming product is for.

There seems to be some sort of silly shame in asking (kind of like for driving directions), so Team TME has put together a few easy to understand tips … just for the guys! The cooler months can leave your skin super dry, so if you don’t currently have a skincare regimen now is as good a time as any to begin one. A skin care regimen is seriously simple and you’re going to look and feel better once you begin one. Our editor had the opportunity to interview Hollywood’s leading stuntman, Bobby Holland Hanton, who offers quick and simple skin care tips. And this comes from a guy who has an insane schedule!

TME has also interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Benabio, on several occasions, who advises that you resist the temptation to take long, hot showers. Those showers may feel fantastic while you’re in there, but they’re actually hydration stealers. Limit your shower to no more than 15 minutes and keep the temperature warm. After your shower, you need to get moisture back into your skin so, we give you permission to steal your partner’s moisturizer and lotion… until you go buy your own!

Shaving is another issue for men. You guys just tend to be hairier. Dr. Jeff advises that guys prep their skin with a pre-shave gel. Because you’re dragging a blade across the skin of your face, you want to do everything you can to prepare and soften your stubble. Also, after-shave care is super important. Follow up your shave with a soothing balm that rehydrates skin.

You only get one face, so you gotta take care of your skin. Take care to use a moisturizer that contains SPF 30 or higher, use sunscreen when you’re playing outside (even in the winter), and don’t forget that pretty pout! Use a lip balm that contains SPF 30 or higher and a crazy but effective hack is to dab lip balm on your eyelids when you’re playing sports. 


~xo Team TME! 



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer 2017 Skin Care Tips For Men


Team TME is yet convinced that men understand the importance (and actual enjoyment) of “luxury” grooming, let alone the basics of skin care. That’s not to stay that men folk are stupid, we believe that it’s a simple issue of not necessarily knowing what to do. We find it quite endearing when one of our “manly-men” stop by our office, poke around in the well-stocked TME closet and “covertly” ask what a particular men’s grooming product is for.

There seems to be some sort of silly shame in asking (kind of like for driving directions), so Team TME has put together a few easy to understand tips … just for the guys! Summer heat can leave your skin super dry, so if you don’t currently have a skincare regimen now is as good a time as any to begin one. A skincare regimen is seriously simple and you’re going to look and feel better once you begin one. Last April, our editor had the opportunity to interview Hollywood’s leading stuntman, Bobby Holland Hanton, who offers the simple skin care tips. And this comes from a guy who has an insane schedule!

TME has also interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Benabio, on several occasions, who advises that you resist the temptation to take long showers. Those showers may feel fantastic while you’re in there, but they’re actually hydration stealers. Limit your shower to no more than 15 minutes and keep the temperature warm. After your shower, you need to get moisture back into your skin so, we give you permission to steal your partner’s … until you go buy your own!

Shaving is another issue for men. You guys just tend to be hairier. Dr. Jeff advises that guys prep their skin with a pre-shave gel. Because you’re dragging a blade across the skin of your face, you want to do everything you can to prepare and soften your stubble. Also, after-shave care is super important. Follow up your shave with a soothing balm that rehydrates skin.

You only get one face, so you gotta take care of your skin. Take care to use a moisturizer that contains SPF 30, use sunscreen when you’re playing outside, and don’t forget that pretty pout! Use a lip balm that contains SPF 30 and a crazy, but effective, hack is to dab lip balm on your eyelids when you’re playing sports. 


~xo Team TME! 



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Go To Accessories for Men This Season


Looking at the hottest men in Hollywood walk the Red Carpet for the Golden Globes, we are definitely looking at “sexy scruff” to be the latest look for 2017. Hollywood hunks from Ryan Reynolds to Chris Pine were sporting the strategically kempt/unkempt look that we all seem to love. To help our suavies achieve this look, you can turn to Bed Head for Men by TIGI’s Grooming Collection. The Grooming Collection from Bed Head for Men was created by hairdressers and barbers and features a variety of grooming products needed for giving good face!


“Guys are starting to take more pride in their appearance and are seeing the value in looking and feeling their best. There is this old-fashioned notion that it’s “manlier” to not care about the way you look, but now, more than ever, men are breaking those barriers and realizing that when you look good on the outside, your inner self feels good. At Bed Head, we believe in embracing creativity, so we’re taking a new approach to traditional grooming.” - Anthony Mascolo, TIGI International Creative Director




Balm Down Cooling Aftershave ($18) - Even former sexiest man alive, Chris Hemsworth can’t resist a proper grooming routine. Soothe irritation and reduce dryness while hydrating and moisturizing the skin with a fresh green aromatic scent.




Lion Tamer Beard & Hair Balm ($18)  - If your beard is starting to resemble Casey Affleck’s, and then this is the product for you. The first of it’s kind; this balm is specially designed to tame both the hair and beard with light control and conditioning that lasts.




Fuel Around Nourishing Beard Oil ($18) - Jake Gyllenhaal’s beard is as polished as the award show trophies this season! Reduce beard burn with this oil that conditions and shines while nourishing the skin.



Mo Rider Moustache Crafter ($18) - If there were an award for best moustache; Dev Patel would’ve been the clear winner. Sculpt any moustache to perfection with this strong hold formula that features a subtle fragrance.


TIGI Bed Head for Men products are available at Ulta and select salons nationwide.



Friday, April 8, 2016

Life and Style Advice For The Guys From ‘The Style Guy’ Glenn O’Brien


This interview first appeared on The Makeup Examiner February 27, 2015

Despite having taken a backseat and focusing more on the behind the screens tasks at TME, when I was offered the opportunity to do a Q&A with a men’s style expert, I was pretty stoked. When I found out it was Glenn O’Brien … I was rather intimidated. Yes, you read that correctly. This woman, who is afraid of nothing, was actually scared at the thought of interviewing that esteemed gentleman. Glenn’s bio reads like a “How-To” on living life to the fullest, but hey … anything for the guys. Right? So without further ado, here is the interview with Glenn that gives stellar advice on how to do life … with style! 

Yvonne P. Mazzulo: I recently watched a brief interview that you gave about “How To Be A Man”. In the interview you’d stated that “fashion is doing what everyone else is doing and style is what you are doing”. Do you believe that everyone should develop an individualistic approach rather than following what’s trendy? 

Glenn O’Brien: I think that following one’s own instincts builds personality and confidence. Showing genuine individual style is part of what distinguishes a person from the crowd. It shows you’re not afraid to think for yourself.  But I’m not saying all fashion is bad. Over the last ten years men’s clothing has changed its shape, becoming slimmer, with shorter jackets and flat front trousers. That’s not a trend, it’s a direction. I think men should pay attention to directional shifts because they aren’t just novelties, they are real cultural markers. 

Again referencing the interview, you stated that if you approach everything like an art project it would turn out all right. What advice do you have for the guys that aren’t so artistic?

Glenn: There’s a difference between being artistic and being creative and problem solving. I think the key factor in being effective in your work is really applying intelligence, logic and even instinct to the job at hand. Simply doing things the way they’re usually done isn’t going to lead to distinguishing yourself. 

What advice do you have for the guy who is afraid to try anything new because he may make a mistake?

Glenn: Life is really a matter of learning by trial and error. Even if you’ve done your homework and prepared for something new, you still have to experience it and get a feel for it. A lot of the satisfaction we get in life comes from overcoming fear and facing challenges. And challenges are inevitable. You can try to hide from them, but they’ll find you eventually.

I have a housemate that’s just graduated from university. What advice can you offer for transitioning from “college-style” into the work force?

Glenn: You’re not going to follow the herd to the top. At the same time you don’t want to come off as a show off or a freak.  In college we tend to blend in with our peers and maybe we try to display character in a sort of juvenile, rebellious way. What works in Animal House or The Hangover isn’t going to work in Wall Street or Up In the Air.  Career is a whole new movie. Think big pond, not small pond.

You’ve spoken about dressing with a sense of occasion, which I completely agree with. Can you elaborate on that for my readers?

Glenn: I often see young couples where the girl looks really put together in a nice dress and shoes, with well-styled hair and makeup, and the guy is wearing an un-tucked t-shirt and Seinfeld jeans and sneakers. Evolution is all about life adapting to the conditions around it. If you’re not learning and adapting you’re not evolving.

How do you find your own style? Do you have a muse?

Glenn: My grandfather was a Naval officer and then a businessman and he was always well groomed and paid attention to detail.  I think I picked up a lot of ideas about style from Hollywood movies. Certain stars always looked good no matter what part they played -- Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, James Coburn … today we have Clooney. I see a lot of men doing interesting things, but they are usually subtle.  People think of dandies as show offs but the greatest dandy of all, Beau Brummell, said “If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed.”

What advice do you have for the ladies to help the guys achieve their best self?

Glenn: Ladies shouldn’t hesitate to recommend or gift products to their guys. Women often understand the difference the right products can make. I recommend the new Dove Men+Care face and hair ranges -- including the Deep Clean+ Face Scrub, Hydrate+ Pro Moisture Shave Cream, Sensitive+ Pro Moisture Shave Cream, Ultra Hydrating Cream, Thickening Spray Gel, Fortifying Styling Gel and Fortifying Styling Paste. The brand is helping men shine in their everyday “red carpet” moments (i.e. meetings, presentations, date night, etc.) with their collection of new grooming and styling products.

ABOUT GLENN O’BRIEN
Glenn O'Brien graduated from Georgetown, where he edited The Georgetown Journal. He was editor of Andy Warhol's Interview, then New York bureau chief of Rolling Stone. After a year growing a beard at Playboy he became the first Editor-at-Large in magazine history at High Times, a title which he intended to mean that his whereabouts were unknown. For 12 years he wrote the column “Glenn O'Brien's Beat” for Interview, and was the magazine's Tri-State Editor. He produced and starred in Glenn O'Brien's TV Party, which David Letterman called “the greatest TV show ever,” and he wrote and produced the film Downtown 81, starring Jean-Michel Basquiat. He has also worked as a stand-up comedian, an advertising creative director, and copywriter. He is a Pisces with Aquarius rising, is married, and has two children. He currently resides in New York.

You can catch the ultimate style advice in Glenn’s “The Style Guy” column at GQ and grab a copy of his book “How To Be A Man”! Dove Men+Care products are available online at Dove Men and retailers nationwide.

Note: A very special thank to Mr. O’Brien for taking time from his schedule to share his expert advice with TME readers (and me)! If you’re ever in our neck of the woods, stop by. You’ll always be welcome.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Men’s Winter Skin Care and Shaving Tips With Dr. Jeffrey Benabio


We can all whimsically sigh that summer is officially over and days lounging poolside are now a memory. As we go into the cooler seasons, it’s time to change up our skincare regimen and that goes for the guys as well. But, the transition from “fun-in-the-sun” skincare to protective winter skincare can be challenging and not every guy knows the healthiest way to achieve and maintain amazing skin.

Here at The Makeup Examiner, we are huge advocates for encouraging men to learn how to care for their skin and to embrace a little “luxury” time for themselves. This is especially true for the harsher conditions that colder months bring. With this in mind we again turned to skincare expert, Dr. Jeffrey Benabio for his expert advice.

The Makeup Examiner: From our experience, men tend to believe in the “one-size” product theory. As women, we know that different skin types require skin type specific products. What are the various skin types and what is the easiest way for our guys to determine theirs?

Dr. Benabio: I think too much attention has been given to “skin types.” Sure, some people are more prone to having dry or oily skin, but the truth is that our skin changes. There are many factors that can alter your skin, ranging from hormonal fluctuations and medications to weather changes and skincare products. For example, most people don’t suffer from dry skin in the summertime because of the excess moisture in the air. However, when cold weather approaches, there is less humidity in the air that causes many people to suffer from dry skin. Many men (and women) have “combination” skin with some dry and some oily areas.

Once skin type is determined, what is the best avenue for our guys to approach skin care for each skin type?

Dr. Benabio: For example, if a guy has consistently dry, itchy, red skin, then he should look for skincare products that are extra moisturizing, like Dove Men+Care’s Hydrate Face Wash that replenishes lost moisture in the skin. And he should avoid using bar soaps that can strip natural oils off the skin leading to further dryness. Instead, he should look for body washes with built-in moisturizers like Dove Men+Care’s Clean Comfort Body and Face Wash that cleanses skin and helps prevents further dryness.

As we move away from summer and toward the colder weather, what tips can you offer the guys to protect their skin against the elements?

Dr. Benabio: Colder weather means less moisture in the air and more dryness in your skin, so I always suggest moisturizing more frequently. While you may have a moisturizer or skincare routine that worked well in the spring/summer, it may not cut it in the winter months. To fight wintertime dryness, I recommend using Dove Men+Care skincare products. The Dove Men+Care Hydrate+ range, which includes a face wash and face lotion, helps moisturize dry skin and absorbs quickly without feeling greasy. The Dove Men+Care Aqua Impact Body and Face Wash, is made with ultra-light micro-moisture technology that’s clinically proven to fight dry skin. Guys shouldn’t forget about their hair, which can also become dry and brittle in the colder winter months. The Dove Men+Care Aqua Impact Shampoo is specifically designed to moisturize and strengthen hair and as an added bonus, smells great too.

Do our guys need to change up their shaving routine for the colder months? If so, what’s the best approach to attain a great shave?

Dr. Benabio: Again, it’s all about moisturizing. Dry skin can become flaky which can make for a rough shave. That’s why it’s important for guys to use a moisturizing shave gel like Dove Men+Care’s Hydrate Shave Gel that lathers quickly and softens skin leading to a closer, smoother, more comfortable shave. It’s also a good idea to consider using a calming post-shave balm like Dove Men+Care’s Hydrate Post Shave Balm that absorbs into the skin quickly, soothes any skin irritation caused by shaving, and is lightweight and non-greasy.


Dr. Benabio is Physician Director of Healthcare Transformation, Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA and advised on the creation of the new Dove Men+Care Expert Shave product line. Dove Men+Care is available at retailers nationwide.


Note: A special thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Benabio for again taking time from his extremely busy schedule to share tips with TME readers! For more skin care advice, visit Dr. Benabio on YouTube


Monday, August 3, 2015

Hollywood's Leading Stuntman Shares His Best Grooming and Fitness Secrets


In an ongoing series to bring the guys some much deserved attention, The Makeup Examiner caught up with Hollywood Stuntman, Bobby Holland Hanton on April 1, to discuss men’s grooming, health and lifestyle. Bobby Holland Hanton is an National Gold Medalist (GB), former footballer and award-winning stunt double who has worked with the likes of leading men Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: The Dark World” and “Heart of the Sea,” Christian Bale in “The Dark Knight Rises,” Daniel Craig in “Quantum of Solace,” and most recently Channing Tatum in Jupiter Ascending (set to hit theaters July 2014).

Bobby has won SAG Awards for “Inception”, “Harry Potter the Deathly Hollows” and “Skyfall”; two Taurus World Stunt Award nominations for “Quantum of Solace” and “The Prince of Persia the Sands of Time", and landed in the 2009 Guinness World Records for the most targets hit with a back somersault throw in one hour. So, when it comes to understanding what it takes to push your body to its limits, and still look amazing, Bobby knows of what he speaks!

The Makeup Examiner: Your resume is amazing! Modeling, acting, gold medalist … How did you get into the intense world of stunt double?

Bobby Holland Hanton: I have had a physical career since a very young age, particularly in gymnastics. I enjoy being active, and crave the adrenaline that comes along with the job. I got a call out of the blue to audition to double for Daniel Craig in "Quantum of Solace." It was a dream come true. I went in for four or five vigorous exercise auditions; six weeks turned into six months, and I've never looked back.

I’d read that your schedule for “Thor: The Dark World” was up at 5:30 am and you kept going until 10 pm. With such an intense schedule how do you keep your energy at level?

Energy levels were very difficult to maintain, all due to the fact that my diet was so strict. I had to play around with a few things, changing around the diet, experimenting with different foods within the diet at different times. I was given Paleo protein bars from a nutritionist that I would eat as a last resort. For me, real food is better, say a breast of chicken, but sometimes that wasn't necessary available at times I needed the energy. I also had protein shakes, and powder which would offer an energy boost. Another thing I found effective is black coffee.

What advice can you give my readers for maintaining energy levels throughout the day?

Find a clean protein bar that works for you. I try and avoid ones with sugar, to eliminate the crash. I also would say a quick, double espresso shot or some black coffee.

Regarding diet and exercise, is there a different regimen for when you’re working on set versus down time?

During my down time I have the capabilities to train twice a day, more consistently. When filming or on set, I have to find time and squeeze in a workout whenever I can, whether it be during lunchtime, or late at night after we've wrapped for the day.

You've doubled for so many leading men, all of whom look so different. How do you morph into someone like, let’s say, Channing Tatum for “Jupiter Ascending” or Chris Hemsworth for “Heart of the Sea”?

For Chris, I was working out twice a day for nearly 9 months, with heavy weights and a lot of protein mixed in with my diet. Upper body workouts were very frequent. I have found that between movies it has been best to maintain a middle ground, and I have been blessed to have the ability to change body types rather easily.




As a woman, I know that makeup can give our skin a bit of a beating. With all of the makeup that’s used for your roles, how do you care for skin?

It is extremely important to maintain a strict grooming regimen, especially when I am constantly wearing makeup like you said, and wigs, while being physically active. I am lucky enough to work with Dove Men+Care who offer a full range of products specifically made for men’s skin, face and hair. I love the thickening shampoo, which truly does work, when I have wigs pulling at my hair for 12 hours a day (in Thor!). I also use the Odor Guard PW, which is extremely gentle on my skin, and keeps me moisturized after all of the makeup and prosthetics used in many of these Superhero movies.

What is your everyday skincare routine and how can the average guy implement this into his lifestyle?

I am all about having a routine day in and day out from skincare to diet and exercise. I wake up in the morning and have a quick shower, where I’ll wash and cleanse my face thoroughly. I immediately apply face lotion to keep my skin moisturized throughout the day following the shower. If I am filming outdoors, I love to use the Dove Men+Care Hydrate face lotion, because it has SPF. Just like my diet and exercise, I think discipline is a large part of a skincare regimen. Guys must take the extra 5-10 minutes every day to care for their skin and be sure they are applying the correct products to ensure the skin stays moisturized.

Can you share what you’re working on now and what we can next see you in?

I am currently working on the new Avengers (Captain America), and then have some things in the pipeline, which I cannot disclose at this time unfortunately -- but stay tuned for more to come! The movie releases, which you can expect to see me in throughout the months, are Maleficent (May), Jupiter Ascending (July), and Heart of the sea (2015).

What’s the most important thing that you’d like my readers to know regarding an overall healthy lifestyle?

An overall healthy lifestyle requires discipline. You have to set a goal for yourself and strive towards that. I try and focus on the longevity in trying to maintain that goal. For example, I give myself a treat day, which keeps me disciplined throughout the week, I looking forward to that day. You must set goals, but also rewards too – otherwise the goals seem quite unattainable at times.

Note: A very special thank to Bobby Holland Hanton for taking time from his busy schedule to share his expertise on a healthy lifestyle! Dove Men+Care products are available online at Dove and retailers nationwide. You can check out some of Bobby's stunt work at Bobby Holland Hanton!



This interview first appeared on TME April 3, 2014

Friday, June 5, 2015

L’Occitane Cedrat Men’s Grooming Collection Preview



Father’s Day will be celebrated on June 21 and to help you get a head start on gifts for dad in conjunction with our commitment to introducing the guys to amazing grooming products, Team TME has a preview of L’Occitane en Provence’s newest launch  -- L’Occitane Cedrat Men’s Grooming Collection, which will launch on Monday June 8!

Originally from Asia, cedrat (or citrus) was the first citrus fruit to reach the shores of Corsica, France, and in the 19th century it was produced heavily in the area to make candied fruit and liqueur. Although its taste was eventually found too bitter to eat alone, the cedrat extract that was derived from the pulp was coveted for its skin-energizing properties. To this day, L’Occitane continues to harvest cedrat during the winter months on the island of Corsica at a small, organic cooperative.

What’s in store for the gentlemen? Luscious skincare, body care and fragrance! And yes, Team TME has had the privilege of previewing the Cedrat Collection so, when we say luscious we mean luscious!



Cedrat Skincare Products:

Pure Cleanser Energizing Scrub ($22) - Cleanses the skin with natural exfoliating particles derived from lemon rind to effectively remove impurities and dead skin cells for a more refined texture. Skin will appear clean, soft and purified. Lather on wet skin with an emphasis on the T-zone.

Face Gel ($42) - A multi-benefit moisturizer that helps to refine skin texture, neutralize excess sebum, and visibly reduce signs of fatigue. Its light, gel texture is quickly absorbed, leaving skin matte, clear and fresh. Apply daily on a cleansed face.

Shaving Gel ($20) - This fresh gel transforms into silky foam for a precise and comfortable shave for all types of facial hair. It protects skin from the razor blade and helps reduce the sensations of irritation and tightness, leaving skin clear, soft and energized. Lather on wet skin, shave and rinse thoroughly.

After-Shave Gel ($34) - This soothing gel helps to hydrate and soothe skin after a shave. It helps to reduce feelings of irritation and tightness caused by shaving, while helping to tone and protect skin from external aggressions. Apply on the face and neck after shaving.




Cedrat Body Care and Fragrance Products:

L’Occitane Cedrat conveys a fresh, delicate, citrus fragrance that is light, yet refined for a perfect masculine balance. From the wood family, users will experience head notes of bergamot and citrus, heart notes of nutmeg and blue ginger, and lastly, base notes of cedar and cashmere wood. Okay, it’s just a damn sexy scent!

Eau de Toilette ($58 – 100ml) - A flask-style bottle featuring lacquered, colored glass resembles the appearance and freshness of the cedrat fruit, while the silver label adds a chic and elegant touch. Spritz on body as often as desired to achieve a delicate, citrus fragrance that perfumes the body.

Stick Deodorant ($18) – This round, perfectly sized, stick deodorant, glides easily over the skin without leaving any traces. Designed to prevent unpleasant body odors, it dries fast to provide a feeling of freshness, and helps to perfume the skin with energizing notes of cedrat, with an alcohol and aluminum-free, non-sticky formula.

Shower Gel ($20) - A multi- purpose, one step shower gel for the body and hair that gently cleanses while leaving a fresh, masculine scent that leaves a woody wake. Enriched with organic Corsican cedrat extract for its energizing properties, lather with water to invigorate skin and bring suppleness and shine to hair.

Body Soap ($7) - Formulated with a soft vegetal base, this body soap cleanses and perfumes the skin with fresh energizing notes.

L’Occitane Cedrat Men’s Grooming Collection will launch June 8th, 2015 at L’Occitane boutiques and online at L’Occitane


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dollar Shave Club Announces Launch of Men’s Hair Styling Line



Dollar Shave Club (DSC) announced today, March 25, the launch of Boogie's by Dollar Shave Club -- a new line of hair styling products including Gel, Clay, Cream, Fiber and Paste, with an additional product – Pomade arriving this summer.

Keeping its promise to help men live better lives through high-quality personal care products, content and technology, DSC will feature the collection alongside a specially designed tool to help men select their ideal product and a full satisfaction "Hairantee." With Boogie's, DSC takes its next step towards owning the men's bathroom.

Boogie's style products include:
  1. Boogie's Bold Hair Gel (5.5 fl. oz., $10; 3.4 fl. oz., $7.00)
  2. Boogie's Casual Hair Clay (2 fl. oz., $10)
  3. Boogie's Dream Hair Cream (3.4 fl. oz., $10)
  4. Boogie's Smart Hair Paste (3.4 fl. oz., $10)
  5. Boogie's True Hair Fiber (2 fl. oz., $10)
To help members identify their perfect hair product, DSC is launching "Boogie's Match," a personalized product finder. "Boogie's Match" takes members through a series of hair-styling questions to create a recommendation detailing which Boogie's product is best for them.

All new products come with "The Boogie's Hairantee" -- if the product isn't a perfect fit for the member, DSC will ship them a full-sized replacement option at no cost. All DSC products, including Boogie's are available for members to purchase at online at Dollar Shave Club.
  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Harry's Partners with Jimmy Chin for Exclusive Collection




Harry’s Shave launched today, Jan. 20 a limited-edition collection that was sparked by an instant connection and mutual admiration between the grooming brand and renowned adventurer, photographer, and athlete Jimmy Chin. Not only did the partnership created top-notch Harry’s razors – they documented the entire behind-the-scenes experience with Jimmy’s talented eye behind the lens making for stunning scenes!


As a revered documentarian and professional mountain climber, Jimmy photographed the Jimmy Chin x Harry’s collection in the mountains of Wyoming at Grand Tetons National Park. The collection features four limited-edition Truman razors inspired by the vibrant colors of mountain climbing gear. The Jimmy Chin x Harry’s collection combines Harry’s signature quality craftsmanship and sleek design with Jimmy’s adventurous spirit and passion for exploration. The collection features four Truman razors inspired by the vibrant colors of mountain climbing gear.





The razors are packaged in custom matchboxes and retail for $15 alone or $25 in a shave set. The Jimmy Chin x Harry’s collection is available for purchase today, Jan. 20th online at Harry’s and TheCorner Shop.



About Jimmy Chin: As one of the most sough after and recognized adventure sports photographers and filmmakers, Jimmy has participated in and documented break-through expeditions, from climbing notable first ascents in the Karakoram, to skiing first descents in the Himalayas. He is one of the few people to climb and ski Mount Everest from the summit.