Three tips for a better men’s shave
Prepare the Skin: For maximum comfort, Kiehl’s recommends shaving after a warm bath or shower so your pores are relaxed and facial hair is softer. To create a similar effect, you may also apply a damp, warm towel to the face prior to shaving. Use the Kiehl’s facial scrub appropriate for your skin type to soften and lift the hair from your face for an easier, closer shave and to minimize ingrown hairs.
Best Application Method: Smooth on shave cream without water. A thin layer of one of our rich formulas is all that is needed — a thick layer will make shaving more difficult and may clog the razor. Be sure to massage the product thoroughly onto the skin so that all areas are covered, which will ensure maximum protection against the impact of shaving. Glide razor carefully across the neck and beard area.
Protect the Skin: After shaving, apply a soothing treatment, such as our Men’s Alcohol-Free Toner or Calendula Toner, applied with sterile cotton, followed by the Kiehl’s after–shave moisturizer most suitable to your skin type.
Men’s Hair Styling
These stylist favorites are key to creating and managing your desired hair style. For men’s hair styles, always start with a small amount of styling product and continue to add more as necessary.
CREME WITH SILK GROOM (MOISTURIZES AND CONDITIONS FOR OPTIMAL STYLING):
Creme with Silk Groom has developed a cult following through the years amongst customers, editors and professional stylists. This fan favorite is ideal for dry to very dry and medium to coarse hair, as it moisturizes and conditions hair for optimal styling. It’s non–greasy and leaves hair smooth and protected.
MALLEABLE MOLDABLE PASTE (MEDIUM HOLD FOR PLIABLE STYLES):
For modern, changeable styles on short to medium hair, Malleable Molding Paste allows hair to be molded into multiple shapes and styles with medium, long–lasting hold. After application, hair remains malleable, allowing re–styling to match a change in mood.
CLEAN–HOLD STYLING GEL (MEDIUM–STRENGTH HOLD FOR EVERYDAY STYLES)
Clean–Hold Styling Gel is best for medium–strength hold on everyday styles. This non–greasy gel provides long–lasting hold and manageability without flaking or drying out. Also great for slicked–back looks.
FOR A FULL BODY SCRUB
To properly clean a man’s rougher, thicker skin, we recommend the fan–favorite Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap. This highly efficient scrub soap is made with sloughing and soothing Bran, Oatmeal and Pumice and thoroughly cleanses skin and facilitates the exfoliation of dead surface cells.
BEST KIEHL’S BODY WASH
Cross-Terrain All–In–One Refueling Wash is a versatile energizing wash that thoroughly cleanses hair and body without over–drying, and also effectively conditions hair. This formula contains coconut–derived cleansers and soothing Aloe Vera — as well as an invigorating blend of Menthol, Vitamin E and Citrus oil for a refreshing, tingling sensation and clean scent.
Cross-Terrain All–In–One Refueling Wash can also be used as a shaving aid, making this all–in–one wash a favorite for gym bags, traveling and the man on the go.
FOR 24–HOUR SWEAT AND ODOR PROTECTION
Protect yourself from perspiration and body odor with Superbly Efficient Anti–Perspirant & Deodorant Cream. This gentle cream leaves skin soft, soothed and conditioned but without residue or white marks.
Key ingredients include Aluminum Chlorohydrate — a gentle yet effective aluminum salt frequently used in anti–perspirants — and Witch Hazel, extracted from the leaves and twigs of the Hamamelis Virginiana plant, and known for its skin softening properties.
FOR DRY, ACTIVE HANDS
Formulated for the driest, most active hands, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve forms a glove–like protective barrier against moisture loss. This heavy–duty moisture treatment is a thick, rich formula that stands up to severe dryness caused by heavy industrial work, manual labor, weight–lifting, neglect, or exposure to harsh elements.
Apply liberally to clean hands to protect and repair dryness. For best results, reapply to hands after washing.
Q&A with Dr. Geyer
DOES LACK OF SLEEP CONTRIBUTE TO DARK CIRCLES?
There are many causes of dark circles under the eyes. According to Kiehl’s Consulting Dermatological Expert Dr. Adam Geyer, fatigue, along with dehydration and environmental stressors, can affect the fluid balance in the body and blood flow in the area — leading to prominence of the underlying vascular bed and theorized slow blood flow through the capillaries. However, there can be several contributing factors in any given individual, including genetics, epidermal melanin, age and allergies.
Kiehl’s Tip: To treat and reduce puffiness under the eyes, Facial Fuel Eye De–Puffer is a lightweight cooling, de–puffing eye stick formulated with Caffeine and refreshing Arctic Root to minimize puffiness and to help revive and awaken tired eyes. The formula glides on easily and provides an instant cooling effect, and the convenient and portable packaging makes this a great product for any man on the go.
To treat all signs of eye–area fatigue, including dark circles and puffiness, we recommend Eye Alert from the Facial Fuel collection. Eye Alert is the ultimate solution after a long flight or long night. The formula is made with cooling Cucumber and Alfalfa Extracts to energize and hydrate the thinner skin of the eye area. Its potent blend of Vitamin E and Caffeine fights fatigue as it helps combat dark circles and puffiness, and with regular use, skin in the eye area appears strengthened and the look of fine dehydration lines is reduced.
Sunscreen is the most essential component of any anti–aging skin care regimen. Proper sun protection fights up to 90% of skin aging, including lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and tone, and breakdown of collagen and elastin. It is also your primary defense against developing unwanted brown spots.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR:
Sunscreens should offer both UVB and UVA protection in order to be truly effective, so look for "broad–spectrum" protection. Also look for oil–free, non–comedogenic formulas to avoid clogging facial pores.
First and most importantly, you should apply sunscreen every day as part of your anti–wrinkle, anti–aging skin care regimen. After you cleanse, tone and moisturize, apply a broad–spectrum sunscreen liberally to dry skin 15–30 minutes before sun exposure. Don’t skimp — use a tablespoon of sunscreen to cover the face and neck, and use about one ounce (a full shot glass) to cover the entire body. Be sure to cover the hairline. Additional serums and/or makeup can be applied on top of your sunscreen.
Reapply your sunscreen if you’re outside more than three to four hours, or after swimming or sweating. In addition to the daily use of an appropriate sunscreen, efforts should be made to wear sun protective clothing when outdoors and limit extended sun exposure during peak mid–day hours when UV rays are most intense.
Everyone is at risk of sun damage. Just because your skin does not burn does not mean that you do not need sunscreen. Any alteration in the color of the skin, including a suntan, indicates that damage has already occurred. Do not be fooled by cloudy skies. Although sun exposure is reduced on a cloudy day (especially if it is a rainy day), clouds block only as much as 20% of UV radiation.
Healthy Skin Essentials
Powerful Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate with 10.5% pure Vitamin C is Clinically–Demonstrated to be as potent as Retinol without the sensitivity. It is a powerhouse formula that improves the skin’s overall appearance and health and addresses the visible signs of skin aging. It benefits skin in three ways:
- Resurfaces skin to visibly improve skin’s tone, texture and radiance
- Noticeably decreases the appearance of marionette lines, crows feet, and sub–orbital wrinkles
- Defends against oxidation and free radical damage
Apply Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate over the entire face twice daily, after cleansing the skin (avoiding the eye area). It can be used alone or layered under your usual moisturizer.
Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a 99.8% natural blend of nourishing oils including Squalane, night blooming Evening Primrose and eight essential oils which work with skin’s natural nocturnal activity to reestablish a fresher, more toned and radiant appearance by morning. It is a silky, lightweight formula with a readily–absorbed texture. The key benefits include:
- Enhances skin’s natural recovery activity
- Skin looks visibly restored and regenerated by morning
- Contains high concentrations of potent active ingredients, including 9% Squalane and 15% Evening Primrose Oil
- 99.8% natural, Paraben–Free, Mineral Oil–Free, Water–Free and Fragrance–Free
- Provides the skin with vital nutrients at the precise time when it is most receptive to those nutrients
After cleansing the skin in the evening, apply 2 — 3 drops of Midnight Recovery Concentrate. It can be used alone or layered over Powerful Strength Line–Reducing Concentrate for optimal anti–aging results. If additional hydration is desired, a moisturizer can be applied on top of Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ is a lightweight, daily facial fluid that provides skin with UVA and UVB broad–spectrum protection. This oil and fragrance–free formula glides on smoothly and evenly for a weightless, matte finish. Key formula benefits include:
- Provides powerful, long–lasting sun protection against UVA and UVB rays
- Helps prevent pigmentation irregularities (dark spots and freckles), wrinkles, and the breakdown of skin’s collagen and elastin
- Protects sensitive skin from the stretching of small blood vessels, which reddens skin due to overexposure of the sun
- Oil–free, water–resistant, ultra–light fluid texture is non–comedogenic (won’t clog pores), with an invisible, matte finish
Super Fluid UV Defense 50+ should be layered on top of any other treatment or moisturizer as the last step before any makeup application. Apply liberally and cover all exposed areas, including the face, neck and décolleté.
Leading dermatologists have long recommended the daily use of sun protection as the most important method of protecting the skin against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays, thereby "slowing down" the visible signs of skin aging. In fact, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 90% of skin aging can be prevented with daily sunscreen use.