Category Archives: ANTI-AGING + PROCEDURES + MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Jane Iredale Skin Supplements: Ingestible Beauty

September 10, 2017

The optimal balance between beauty and wellness

 jane iredale – THE SKINCARE MAKEUP has a spanking new complete range of nutritional beauty supplements to support skin health. Oh! And totally affordable.

Cutting through the hype to create beauty supplements of exceptional quality and efficacy, the research-backed, ethically sourced ingredients perform at the very core of your skin, where topical creams can’t reach, leaving skin clearer, brighter, smoother and more youthful looking.

The new range of supplements launch this month and are the first step in an effective skincare routine by targeting specific skin concerns while supporting overall skin health.

Take a peek at

Skin Omegas – ideal for dry skin.

Skin Vitamin A – ideal for oily skin

Skin Antioxidant – ideal for skin protection

Skin Accumax – ideal for acneic skin

jane iredale Skin Omegas

 ($47 single pack, janeiredale.com)

Made from premium, highly purified omega-3 fish oil and omega-6 from evening primrose oil, Skin Omegas helps maintain skin integrity and a healthy lipid layer for a smooth, luminous complexion.

jane iredale Skin Antioxidant

 ($50 single pack, janeiredale.com)

Formulated with seven super antioxidant phytonutrients found in plants.

Antioxidants help to protect and repair the skin, which keeps it looking younger for longer. The phytonutrients in Skin Antioxidant are especially effective since they are enhanced with beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A.

jane iredale Skin Accumax

 ($65.80 single pack, janeiredale.com)

Combines vitamins A and C with DIM, a highly-active phytonutrient found in broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale. This holistic formula is easily absorbed by the body, and is designed to clear all types of acne and improve overall the health of the skin from the inside out. Results show Skin Accumax helps to clear acne breakouts as early as ten to twelve weeks.

 

 

jane iredale Skin Complete

 ($75, janeiredale.com)

This duo pack is a combination of two premium supplements that promote healthy skin: Skin Vitamin A and Skin Antioxidant. They are available as a pack together, or separately.

This week I just started these two below – I’ll let you know how I do!!

Skin Complete is the first step in any good skincare regimen. Suitable for all skin types, this duo pack is a combination of two premium supplements that promote healthy skin: Skin Vitamin A and Skin Antioxidant. They are available as a pack together, or separately.

Skin Antioxidant – A skincare supplement suggested for all skin types. Skin Antioxidant is formulated with seven super antioxidant phytonutrients found in plants. The skin is bombarded with damaging free radicals day and night; everything from airborne toxins to any source of light, including your computer screen. Antioxidants help to protect and repair the skin, which keeps it looking younger for longer.* The phytonutrients in Skin Antioxidant are especially effective since they are enhanced with beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A. One capsule daily with food is recommended.

Skin Vitamin A – A skincare supplement suggested for all skin types. Skin Vitamin A contains vitamin A enriched with vitamin D. Vitamin A is important to cell production and growth. It also stimulates the cells responsible for the skin’s firm and healthy tissue and so is known as the anti-aging vitamin.* Vitamin D optimizes the skin’s immune system and helps to destroy free radicals that can cause premature aging.* By supplementing with Skin Vitamin A, you will help nourish your skin from the inside. Each capsule contains optimum levels in an easily absorbable form. One capsule a day with food is recommended.

Skin Accumax is a nutritional supplement designed to promote healthy skin in order to help clear non-cystic acne and improve problem skin in general.

Suitable for all skin types, it works from the inside to improve the quality of skin throughout the body.* Scientists have blended a specific combination of vitamins with diindolylmethane (DIM), a phytonutrient identified in cruciferous vegetables.

This precise concentration of active ingredients has a powerful effect on the health and look of the skin.* For maximum benefits, four capsules a day with food is recommended for a minimum of 14 weeks.

Not Suitable for:

  • Women who are pregnant
  • Anyone planning pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • People under 16 years of age
  • Those under medical supervision. It is important to consult a doctor before use.

Not tested on animals. Manufactured in the UK to certified Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) regulations. FDA registered.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.

Read our Skin Accumax frequently asked questions

BHRC – The CVAC Process

August 14, 2017

BHRC – The CVAC Process

Welp, I just tried this and I have to say, it was so intense – that while I didn’t feel any different immediately afterwards, it must have done something on a cellular level as the pressure training was deep!

I had no idea what to expect during the process, other than from what I have read about CVAC – that it is the praised training of top athletes. Once I stepped into the pod and got a thorough training about what to expect, the pod closed and I worked with my tech guy to deal with the drastically changing pressure. I was told that a few weeks of this training, for longer and longer periods of time will help with several health and wellness concerns.

Expect ears popping, nose blowing and lots of anti-pressure breath work as you ascend and descend in pressure. The pod is cozy and you don’t feel claustro because there is a lot of light and air. Phew!

Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Spa (www.BHRCenter.com) is the leading medi-spa with locations not only in LA but also across the Country!  I’m looking forward to trying some of their lasers as my summer skin transitions to fall and I need to slough and de-freckle!

Here is what it does, but please read below for all the benefits and some FAQ about it!

The CVAC (Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning) process is a patented methodology involving adaptations facilitated via the application of precisely composed rhythm-based changes to pressure, temperature and air density.

The pressure profiles require a person’s body to respond (adapt) similar to how that person would respond (adapt) to increased workloads of exercise training.

CVAC sessions provide an effort-free physical conditioning experience for people of all ages (3 weeks old to 99 years old, to date) and all levels of fitness (couch potato to a professional athlete).

The air pressure inside will fluctuate between sea level and about 22,500 feet, with 200-400 pressure changes between.  The CVAC process helps improve overall fitness without the aggressive physical exertion often associated with traditional exercise.

 

Some benefits may include:

  • Increased overall stamina
  • Better recovery after exercise or other exertion
  • Increased overall endurance
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved overall health & wellness
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduced pain in subjects who suffered from a genetic pain disorder (per endocrinologist Dr. Karen Herbst’s pilot study)
  • Improved glucose metabolism in subjects who were type-2 diabetic, and in those at risk for the disease (per Stanford pilot study)
  • Significantly improved the oxygen-carrying capacity in athlete’s blood (per University of Hawaii study)

 

Dr. Karen Herbst, an endocrinologist at University of California San Diego

She sees the CVAC as a means to “replicate exercise” in a machine. The CVAC subjects the body to actual air-pressure changes, rhythmically squeezing and relaxing the whole human body; blood, organs, everything – similar to the way an empty plastic water bottle with its cap screwed on collapses in on itself when the simulated altitude goes up and the pressure drops, and plumps back out of the descent when the pressure rises back to normal. The effect, Herbst believes, is a stimulation of the lymphatic system, which then drains metabolic waste more vigorously, thereby reducing inflammation. This is how she explains the positive results she got in a 2010 pilot study, in which the CVAC reduced pain in subjects who suffered from a genetic pain disorder. Athletes, she says may get another benefit. The intermittent exposure to the low-oxygen, high-altitude pressure can create oxygen free radicals. In excess, they damage the body; in moderation, they signal the cells’ power plants, the mitochondria, to grow more robust. We get the same training effect on a good run, subjecting the body to the mild stress of operating at oxygen deficit, depending on how hard we push. “As with exercise,” Herbst says, “you’re stimulating all these stress pathways and, hopefully, improving the body’s entire metabolism to better handle the stresses of life.”

 

Is a CVAC pod the same as a Hyperbaric Chamber?

No, the two are not the same. The CVAC process involves a low-pressure (vacuum) environment. The hyperbaric chamber provides a high-pressure environment.

 

There is a simple analogy that can be taken into consideration to illustrate this difference. When you use a vacuum cleaner, you are employing hypobaric pressure. When you pump air into a car tire, you are employing hyperbaric pressure. Both instances employ pressure. The vacuum, low pressure. The tire pump, high pressure.

Hyperbaric chambers increase the pressure of oxygen being breathed. While in a hyperbaric chamber, oxygen is forced into the body due to the higher pressure. Most of the oxygen goes into the blood plasma. This condition persists only as long as the user remains in the chamber being subjected to the high pressure. In a way, it is like getting a high dose of oxygen (considered a medical gas/drug). During the exposure, the air can become stale if it is not being scrubbed properly (to remove the carbon dioxide). It is useful in some conditions.

The CVAC process offers a dynamic, continually changing range of low pressures. The air is always fresh and is never recirculated. As the oxygen level is mildly lower than normal, the pressure is continually changing and the temperature is changing as well, this allows the body to make adaptive changes to meet these challenges. This is never seen in hyperbaric chambers. You aren’t training anything in them. You are just dosing the body with oxygen. The CVAC process is an exercise that encourages the body to adapt toward an ability to thrive and survive at a higher level than before. Additionally, the adaptive effect continues to work even after the session is over. Just like exercise, the CVAC process has a cumulative effect.  

Is a CVAC pod the same as high-altitude tents that athletes sleep in?

No, the standard high-altitude tents that some athletes sleep in as a training aid simulate only one aspect of living at higher altitude; the reduced amount of oxygen the body absorbs. The CVAC, on the other hand, subjects the body to actual air-pressure changes, rhythmically squeezing and relaxing the whole human body, blood and organs.

 

How does the CVAC process provide effort-free physical conditioning?

The pressure profiles (dynamically cycling changes in atmospheric pressure, temperature and air density) require a person’s body to respond (adapt) similar to how that person would respond (adapt) to increased workloads of exercise training. The resultant adaptations have similar effect on multiple metabolic pathways and cardiovascular fitness (refer to links below).

Another way to explain how the CVAC process is similar to exercise is that exercise represents a dynamic physical mechanism (external influence) for evoking homeostasis*. The  CVAC process also represents a dynamic physical mechanism for maintaining homeostasis as a means of thriving.

A person (of any level of fitness) using the CVAC process to improve their fitness should look at it as a regimen of regular rhythmic use. Our rotations provide varied workloads, allowing continued improvement in fitness. Proper adherence to our method of sequential progression through the tier levels of the CVAC process ensures optimal levels of workload without risk of injury.

While in the CVAC pod, the occupant is exposed to mild-to-moderate, transient, pulsed low atmospheric pressure. To date, six Institutional Review Boards including those at Stanford University, University of California, San Diego and Florida State University have determined that the CVAC technology poses no significant risk; therefore the CVAC technology is considered safe.

We have data from University-based studies showing that resultant adaptations have effect on multiple metabolic pathways and cardiovascular fitness similar to exercise training (refer to the links below). We need more appropriate studies and research on the CVAC process, but the best proof one can supply for something like this is to engage in regular, rhythmic use of the CVAC process as many people who regularly taking CVAC sessions are becoming more adaptable, healthier, stronger and more limber.

Please don’t mistake the CVAC process for “altitude training” as many have done over the years. There are devices marketed for altitude training that titrate nitrogen to simulate high altitude. CVAC process exposures do not cause any acclimatization. Acclimatization takes many hours of daily exposures over multiple weeks, even months. All CVAC sessions are composed in a way that doesn’t allow for any hypoxic decompensation to occur. 

* Homeostasis in a general sense refers to stability, balance or equilibrium. It is the body’s attempt to maintain a constant internal environment. Maintaining a stable internal environment requires constant monitoring and adjustments as conditions change. This adjusting of physiological systems within the body is called homeostatic regulation.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_homeostasis

Primary examples of homeostatic regulation in mammals include regulation of the proportion of water and minerals, removal of waste, regulation of body temperature and the regulation of blood glucose levels.

Links: http://www.cvacsystems.com/index.php/news/stanford-university-and-veterans-affairs-researchers-demonstrate/

http://www.cvacsystems.com/index.php/news/the-doctors-tv-show-discusses-potential-role-of-the-cvac-process/

http://www.cvacsystems.com/index.php/news/effort-free-physical-conditioning-technology-shows-promise-for-c/

 

Improved performance & recovery for Athletes

We also market the concept of improved recovery, power and endurance to athletes.  Competitive cyclists, runners, tri-athletes, tennis players, MMA fighters, Motor Sports racers, hockey players (and other athletes) are maximizing the outcome of their sport-specific workouts by adding the CVAC™ process to their training armament. These athletes regularly report great improvement in power and endurance that are consistent with findings of independent researchers, such as the scientific findings published in the peer-reviewed International journal, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 20, 26 32 (2009). In this study performed with athletes at the University of Hawaii, the CVAC process was shown to significantly improve the oxygen-carrying capacity of study subjects’ blood. Further, when athletes take CVAC sessions for recovery from maximal effort, hard training days, they are able to effectively maintain their fitness levels without contributing to the overtraining effect.  We believe that  this concept provides these athletes with more power (output) with less effort, and many other benefits to their performance.

 

How does a CVAC Session Feel

You will sit down, and relax inside a CVAC pod. Fresh air will move in and out, and you may feel pressure in your ears and changes in temperature around your body. The air will feel cooler as the pressure decreases, and warmer as the pressure increases. Experiences vary – many report feeling relaxed, and others feeling energized.

 

The initial session is Tier 1 which is the Acclimation Session and consists of 5 – 5 minute sessions. Then you advance to Tier 2 and the sessions are 20 minutes each. There are a total of 6 Tiers and you must complete at least 15 sessions in each Tier to advance to next level. Spending up to 20 minutes in the CVAC pod three times a week can boost athletic performance by improving circulation, boosting oxygen-rich blood cells, removing lactic acid and possibly even stimulating the mitochondrial biogenesis and stem-cell production.

 

For more information please contact:

 

Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center

1860 Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

310.473.5800 Office

310.473.5801 Fax

info@bhrcenter.com

www.BHRCenter.com

www.BHRmedical.com

 

NATASHA’S SUMMER BEACH BAG ESSENTIALS

July 30, 2017

You’ve booked your flight and bought your bikini. What’s next on your summer vacation to-do list? Stock up on the very best summer beauty products! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite beauty finds to keep your skin and hair protected from the sun, surf and sand.

ACURE’s Dry Oil Body Sprays — Lock in moisture and get your summer glow on with ACURE’s Dry Oil Body Sprays. These ultra-lightweight, easily absorbed conditioning sprays are available in three delicious scents—Citrus Ginger, Coconut and — my favorite — Rose. With just one spritz, skin is soothed and moisturized without that greasy feel, and — even better —  you can tame frizzy salt-stiffened strands by spraying on your hair! 2 in one! RETAIL PRICE/AVAILABILITY: $12.99 each, available at www.acureorganics.com

DERM iNSTITUTE’s Cellular Brightening Daily Defense SPF 50 — Summer’s the time to soak in those rays—just make sure to apply DERM iNSTITUTE’s Cellular Brightening Daily Defense SPF 50, a 2-in-1 brightening moisturizer and physical sunscreen. Enriched with anti-oxidants and therapeutic herbs, skin is protected from free radical damage. In addition, broad spectrum SPF 50 blocks the sun’s harmful UV rays, so you’re able to enjoy the sun without worrying about damage or burning. Added bonus — it smells like cookie dough! RETAIL PRICE/AVAILABILITY: $110, available now at www.diskincare.com   

INOAR’s Argan Oil — Everyone knows the sun, wind, chlorine and salt water are super damaging to the hair. That’s why my hair mantra this summer is, “condition, condition, condition.” If you want to take hair conditioning routine to the next level, try INOAR’s Argan Oil, which eliminates frizz, smooths hair, and locks in hydration. This oil will leave your hair super silky and smooth — and never weighed down. RETAIL PRICE/AVAILABILITY: $34, available now at www.inoarprofessional.com

Philip Kingsley After-Sun Scalp Mask — Forgot to pack your hat? Got a little too much sun? End your day with the Philip Kingsley After-Sun Scalp Mask. This calming scalp mask is ideal for soothing sun-burnt, sensitive skin.  I used it on myself and my daughter — and it was amazing! Infused with Chamomile Extract and hydrating Aloe Vera, this treatment will leave your scalp feeling completely nourished and moisturized. Apply directly to your scalp, and rinse off after 10 minutes. It’s that easy! RETAIL PRICE/AVAILABILITY: $30, available at www.philipkingsley.com

XX Natasha B.

Peta Certified Beauty Store Has You Covered! Vanity Planet

July 26, 2017

How is this for a mission statement:

we’re not your average beauty company. from day one we made it our mission to cut the b.s. and create a brand that combats the idea that beauty is shallow. sure, we like to get dolled up and admire our foxy selves in the mirror, but that doesn’t mean we’re self-obsessed or conceited. we just know that when we look good, we feel great. and who wouldn’t want that?

vanity planet exists to bring you rad products, straightforward benefits, and daring content to help extract your best. there’s no shame in an awe-worthy complexion or head-turning hair. why? because taking care of your exceptional self means a bold, more confident you in this crazy world. we’re here to be an unapologetic shout in a crowd of conformity. after all, being the beautiful babe you are should never be boring.

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So yah. This is a site you need to know amount. Quality and well edited. Vegan. Cruelty-free. I was quickly able to scour some top notch much needed goodies in seconds – the site is adorable and excellently designed! Class Act!

My top picks are here – but this is only because I am stocked up on so much good stuff to review. The site is chock full of so many goodies.

Ultimate Facial Cleansing System

The Mack Mama!!

The Ultimate Skin Spa is a dual-speed, rotary device designed to address the needs of multiple skin types all in one system. Because let’s face it, our skin changes with the weather so our skincare routine should too. Luckily, this system is designed to fit the needs of your skin year-round.

about the product
The first time you wash your face with the Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa Facial Cleansing Brush will feel like the first time you’ve ever truly washed your face! OK, so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but if you haven’t tried it yet, it’s time for an upgrade!

What feels like a year’s worth of dirt and debris will be gently but thoroughly buffed away, leaving nothing but smooth, soft, glowing skin behind. This dual-speed handheld spin brush works with your favorite cleanser and one of three interchangeable brush heads to customize the perfect routine for your skin type.

Pair the lowest speed with the Daily Cleansing Facial Brush Head for a gentle surface cleanse, or use the Exfoliating Brush Head with the highest speed to slough off dead skin cells and reveal a radiant complexion. There’s something for those with sensitive skin as well – the Silicone Facial Brush head has soft bristles to massage skin clean rather than buff or scrub. Get ready to glow!

  • Dual-speed lightweight spin brush suitable for all skin types, including the most sensitive
  • Gently but thoroughly removes hard-to-get dirt, makeup, and debris
  • Water-resistant for use in the shower
  • Skin is left clean, smooth, and ready to absorb masks, serums, and moisturizer
  • 3 interchangeable brush heads are included: Daily Cleansing, Exfoliating to be used once a week, and Silicone for sensitive skin
  • Includes hard protective case for storage and travel
  • Cordless; operates on 2 AA batteries (not included)
    AND LOOK!!!

Elite Sonic Toothbrush

I have been searching HIGH and LOW for the mutha load – and here it is!!

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Get the most efficient clean, without the hassle! At 40,000 brush strokes per minute, the Elite Sonic Toothbrush puts in the hard work so you don’t have to. Get a truly effortless white smile in as little as two minutes, twice a day.

about the product
Even the most stubborn plaque and residue are no match for the Elite Sonic Toothbrush, that operates at 40,000 strokes per minute. With DuPont Bristles and its Two-Minute Smart Auto Timer, the Elite Sonic Toothbrush gives you an optimal clean in record time. The toothbrush boasts three modes—Clean, Dazzle, and Pulse—to match your smile’s needs. To give your toothbrush a charge lasting up to two weeks, place the handle in the included Charging Base. Keep your brush heads in the UV Sanitizing compartment, killing germs and ensuring nothing stands in the way of those pearly whites.

Key Benefits:
• Optimal clean: UV Sanitizer kills 99% of germs and bacteria on your brush heads
• Two-Minute Smart Auto Timer promotes brushing for the ADA-recommended time, notifying you when to change areas
• One full charge that lasts up to two weeks
• Includes two brush heads and one interdental brush head so you can kiss plaque goodbye

Grove Rejuvineting Scalp Massager

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A scalp massage is an easy shortcut to relaxation and stress release – just think about how great you feel after having your hair shampooed at the salon. But scalp massage comes with a ton of additional benefits – it increases blood flow to your scalp to promote hair growth, distributes natural oils to boost hair luster, and can help to control or even eliminate dandruff. The Vanity Planet Groove Rejuvenating Scalp Massager is a gently vibrating handheld massager that gives you all the benefits of a salon scalp massage in your own shower.

The Vanity Planet Groove Rejuvenating Scalp Massager is water-resistant and fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, allowing you to use as little or as much pressure as you’d like. It has flexible rubber tips that comfortably stimulate and gently exfoliate your scalp while lathering up your favorite shampoo, or distributing your favorite conditioner or hydrating hair oil. You can also use the Vanity Planet Rejuvenating Scalp Massager outside of the shower to unwind.

about the product
Make the most of your hair care routine with this nifty scalp massaging shampoo brush. Groove Rejuvenating Scalp Massager is a battery-powered, vibrating brush that has blunt, rubber bristles that gently loosen dead skin cells and oil buildup while giving the scalp a soothing mini-massage. This device is perfect for massaging dense and thick hair, including braids, extensions, and weaves. Not only does this brush make cleansing your scalp a breeze, but it also helps promote blood flow to the scalp, which can increase scalp health and hair growth—let’s get real, we all want full, luscious locks!

Key Benefits: 
• Helps promote hair growth and scalp health
• Lifts away dead skin cells and oil buildup on the scalp
• Pairs well with your favorite shampoo and conditioner
• Increases blood flow to the scalp
• Thoroughly cleans braids, weaves, and extensions
• Vibrations offer a relaxing massage

The List: Mid-Summer Essentials for Men

July 19, 2017

Recently I switched up my style and daily grooming routine so I have put together a male must have list that will instantly transform the average Joe to a dapper dude. These brands are not only suave and sexy they also are healthy and strategically crafted to make any man appear to be the perfect gentleman. Every man loves a good pair of sunnies, undies, sex, and effective grooming products. After my research these are the best I have personally tried thus far and I highly recommend you go out and get them immediately to impress that special someone or just to better yourself. Since every man loves sex the first product I want to turn you on to (pun intended) is Sex Dust by Moon Juice. This is a lusty blend of adaptogenic superherbs that help combat the effects of stress to ignite your creative and sexual energy, in and out of the bedroom. I prefer adding to a protein shake with a nut butter but you can add this product to your morning coffee, water or pretty much anything you drink excluding alcohol. The special blend consists of Ho Shou Wu, Organic Cacao, Shilajit, Maca, Organic Schisandra, Cistanche, Epimedium and Organic Stevia leaf.

Every male loves a fresh pair of undies and Related Garments invented the perfect pair of boxer briefs that come with two pairs of matching socks, one being long and the other being footies that are not seen when wearing shoes. Honestly, these are probably the comfiest underwear I have ever worn even beating out the usual go-to Calvin Klein collection. Related Garments states they were built on the principle that every detail counts, even if it goes (mostly) unseen. Men deserve better when it comes to the basics. No longer should we be subjected to dingy, hole-ridden, stretched-out waistband underwear and socks. Considering the fact that your underwear is hugging your most precious package we think your goods deserve what is good. Related has a dual meaning and message, besides the obvious about the founders being brothers, it only seemed logical that socks and underwear should be sold in pairs. Stylish and luxurious sets of socks and underwear make prep work in the morning simple–and leave a lasting impression.

Another thing no man should leave the house without are a nice pair of sunnies. These effortlessly chic and affordable sunglasses are made by Chimi Eyewear  I have the Kiwi colored – out of the nine different colors in three classical models- and wear them every single day. I get compliments on them everywhere I go from the grocery store to running at the park. Chimi Eyewear is based in Stockholm, Sweden but ships worldwide free of charge – that deal is hard to beat. Chimi Eyewear’s colorful shades are made for colorful people. CHIMIs are designed to match every mood and style of colorful peoples lives.

I strongly believe in the importance of a distinguished and diligently dapper gentleman always being consistent with grooming. Three brands I absolutely love and incorporate into my daily regimen are Kiehl’sSonage and Herbivore.  I use the Sonage Patagonia Berry Stem Cell mask which is one of the best face masks on the market and doesn’t burn like most masks while fully hydrating my skin; Herbivore’s gorgeous orange Phoenix facial oil that gives you that sexy confident wrinkle-less glow every man needs and the entire Kiehl’s Age Defender moisturizing line as well as the Kiehl’s Grooming Solutions Texturizing Clay for the perfectly flexible hold with an aroma of Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Eucalyptus essential oils.  

XX Jonathan Stinson