Skip the tie this year and spoil Dad the gift of Kiehl’s!



Your guy might not tell you but he wants great skincare products as well. But he needs something created for men and their unique skin and it doesn’t hurt if its a manly looking product that smells good too. Check out the new Kiehl’s 1-2-3 Solution to Men’s Aging Skin. Spoil your Dad or your man this Father’s day.

To offer a more advanced and effective solution to men’s anti-aging concerns, Kiehl’s Age Defender collection is a regimen of three heavy-hitting formulations, providing a comprehensive solution to the signs of aging for men, by penetrates their thick and coarse skin surface to reveal a more youthful and resilient appearance. The collection includes:


Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer has a great lightweight feel and absorbs quickly leaving no residue or greasy feeling.  It works great for day and night to hyrdrate his skin and work to reduce lines and wrinkles. I really love the scent of this mositurizer, its fresh and masculine  and I love how great his face smells and feels when he is using it.

Kiehl’s Age Defender Moisturizer $40
Firming, lifting, anti-wrinkle treatment for men.

This dual-action anti-aging moisturizer is clinically demonstrated to visibly lift and firm skin, while minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Specifically formulated for men’s thicker, coarser skin, our revitalizing treatment gently exfoliates dead skin cells, which allows the formula to effectively penetrate skin’s surface layers and smooth out roughness.

Formulated with Linseed Extract and combined with Caffeine and Soy Protein, this “age defender” helps to significantly improve skin’s elasticity and firmness, while visibly strengthening skin for a more youthful, energized appearance


This serum smells great and he will love the easy to use design and slick back packaging. I love that this serum works to improve the texture and feel of your skin upon application then keeps working to reduce the signs of aging.

Kiehl’s Age Defender Power Serum $50
Strengthening, visibly lifting, anti-wrinkle treatment for men.

This powerful treatment provides a first line of defense against the effects of aging skin. Formulated with Cypress Extract, our ultra-lightweight “age defender” easily absorbs and helps to visibly firm sagging skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles for a more youthful, resilient appearance.

– Boosts the efficacy of the moisturizer
– Highly concentrated ingredients target specific concerns
– Quick-absorbing formula delivers active ingredients deep into skin
– Benefits increase with prolonged use



I love the Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair so much I might be sneaking it into my medicine cabinet. The cream is thick and rich and feels like heaven when I apply it along my orbital bone and undereye. Its nice and thick and cooling as your apply it but absorbs easily without leaving residue. This is the perfect morning skincare product, the cream cools the eye area and reduces under eye puffiness and fine lines. I may have to keep this one just to see if it works as great at reducing fine lines. All in the name of science!

Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair $30

Lifting, anti-wrinkle, dark circle reducing eye cream for men.

This “age defender” helps to visibly correct aging skin around the eye to firm sagging, reduce the appearance of dark circles and visibly resurface crow’s feet for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Our multi-action formula with Rye Seed Extract helps visibly strengthen skin for a recharged “eye-power” boost!

– Instantly brightens and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles with mineral optical diffusers
– Smoothes and firms men’s more pronounced lines to reduce the appearance of crows feet
– Formulated with Rye Seed Extract to help improve firmness and smoothness of skin so sagging bags appear diminished and the eye area looks lifted




Skip the tie and get the Dad in your life an amazing shaving lotion. The new Kiehl’s Close Shavers Squadron looks like a lotion but becomes a clear gel as he works it into his skin. It creates the perfect protection for a smooth, knick free shave. The  Kukui Nut and Eucalyptus Oil don’t only smell amazing they will leave his skin refreshed and preotected from razo burn.

Kiehl’s Close Shavers Squadron™ Smooth Glider Precision Shave Lotion $16
Precision shave lotion for all skin types.

Formula achieves pre and post shave benefits; protective and hydrating lotion formula melts on contact with skin for a high precision shave and shielding skin from razor burn.

Kukui Nut and Eucalyptus Essential Oil blend protects and refreshes skin.

This no-lather lotion is clear, making it perfect for beard up-keep and touch-ups.



All these products are avaialble at your nearest Kiehl’s shop or online at


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample to review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Dry Lip Relief – Portland Bee Balm


I happened upon this amazing lip balm while shopping one night at my local Thriftway. I was in line to pay and got sucked in by a display on the counter and the cool packaging. Lucky for me my impulse purchase turned out to be more than just a pretty face. The Portland Bee Balm is my new favorite. It feels great going on and my lips feel smoother and more hydrated than they have ain a long time. And I love that it doesn’t wear off in an hour leaving my lips feeling worse. Each application actually helps heal the dryness and leave me with soft, smooth lips. I am such a fan I have been passing around tubes getting all my family and friends hooked as well.

Portland Bee Balm $2.99
Our all natural ingredients will make your lips sing: local Pacific NW beeswax, organic cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil, organic California extra virgin olive oil.

About Bee Balm:
We (Brad and Anika) live in lovely SE Portland and have kept bees at various residences throughout the area, including now in our backyard. Beekeeping for years as a hobby, it was Brad’s love of honey bees that was the genesis for Portland Bee Balm. True to the DIY spirit they were brought up in, Brad and Anika set out to create a high quality product that reflected the social and environmental values they hold true. It was this same spirit that allowed Brad to express his love of woodworking in the display cases he builds for our product.
We believe that the world needs more beekeepers. Beekeeping creates a powerful link between the keeper and their natural environment. Once you start keeping bees you will become keenly aware of the first blooms of spring, the last of fall, and every change in between. Guided by these beliefs and this insight, we make Portland Bee Balm with wax from northwest Oregon hives and just a few other carefully sourced organic and local ingredients, displayed in lovingly handcrafted cases.

As responsible citizens, we believe it is our duty to minimize our negative impact and maximize the positive effect we can have on the environment and people. From the ingredients we source, to the packaging we use, to our interactions with our customers, we strive to be a business that supports the health and well-being of the environment, our community, and, of course, bees and their keepers.

I pickup mine at my local Whole Foods and Thriftway but they are also available for purchase online at

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BTZ Kick Up Your Curls Curling Creme

I was recently stocking up on a few supplies at Sally’s when I decided it was time to try something new to tame my curls. I have naturally spirally curly hair, I have spent years wishing for straight hair but finally realized it would make more sense to work with what I have. The sales girl at Sally said the BTZ line is awesome for curls and the Noodle Head curl cream was a favorite. I was sold and figured I had to try it out.

If I let my girls air dry with just a basic gel or cream I get a lot of frizz and usually only parts of my hair hold the curl the rest end up weighed down and look limp or crunchy. I like the texture of the BTZ Noodle cream its lightweight and didn’t leave any residue in my hair. I added a pump to my hand rubbed it a bit to emulsify then scrunched it up into my curls. It brought out better curls than normal and the best part as it dried no frizz! I have been using Noodle Head for a few weeks now and love it. For days I leave my natural curl it helps make the most of my curls and eliminates frizz. And there is no crunchy residue my curls are soft and bouncy. Can’t wait to try more from the BTZ line.

btz results

BTZ Kick Up Your Curls Curling Creme $8.29
Paraben, Gluten and Silicone free
Defines curls and waves
Non-greasy formula
Eliminates frizz

From Beyond the Zone comes Noodle Head Curling Creme helps control frizz and giives your hair extra definition and shape, while providing long lasting hold to unruly curls. This weightless creme is excellent for use on all hair types. Compare to Matrix Biolage Curl Defining Creme and save.

BTZ products are available at Sally Beauty supply stores and online at

Disclosure: I purchased this item, all thoughts and opinions are from my own use.

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Drinakable Sunscreen from Osmosis Skincare

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We have been having some amazing weather breaking sun and heat in the PNW. As the city was starting to cook we decided to hit the beach for a day of fun in the sun. The beach is always deceiving the cool wind can make it feel so amazing and you forget you’re a little piece of meat on the grill. Since we had a long day planned in the sun I figured it was the perfect chance to try out drinkable sunscreen. Yes, drinkable!!

So we set up on the beach I pulled out the bottle and my friends and I all took our shots of sunscreen. At first they thought I was kidding but then I explained it and we all took the appropriate dose.  I wasn’t sure how it would taste, but luckily there is no icky taste its just like drinking water. They have two formulas Tan Enhancing and No Tan Frequency. We all still had pasty winter skin and chose the Tan Enhancing Formula.


The results it works amazing, if you remember to reapply every 3 hours. My friends reapplied at the 3 hour mark and I was way down the beach exploring caves and swimming holes. (Yes, we swim even though its only 54 °F most days in our ocean). I did end up getting a bit of a burn on my shoulders from my failure to reapply. But the great thing is how well it worked with the right dosing. And even with my failure to reapply instead of missing spots with a spray or lotion and having a super painful burn I had a bit of red on my shoulders. Can’t wait to use this more this summer, and this time I’ll set an alarm to reapply.



Drinkable Option: Osmosis Harmonized Water UV Neutralizer
Described at the world’s 1st drinkable sunscreen, this dietary supplement is available in two formulas (Tan Enhancing and No Tan Enhancing). Physician endorsed, no chemicals, non-toxic, this is simply purified water imprinted with unique, vibrational waves which isolate out the precise frequencies needed to protect you from UV rays. The frequencies that have been imprinted on water will vibrate on your skin in such a way as to cancel approximately 97% of the UVA and UVB rays (similar to broad spectrum SPF 30 products). This results in 3 hours of coverage that can be repeated for extended stays in the sun. These two different UV Waters allow for increased sun exposure (30x more than normal), protect your eyes, do not wash off when swimming and can increase your tanning response.

$30, 3.38 oz from
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample to review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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