Five Minutes Skincare for Men

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I have received this question: How much time do I need for my skincare? 5 minutes, 10 minutes or 20 minutes? My thought is not how much time you need but what your skin concerns are and if you are using the right products for you skin conditions.

I like to share some of the budget friendly skin care for Combination Skin Condition: But first what is combination skin? Usually, it means you don’t have dryness or redness on your skin, you will feel a little oily on the face, especially on the T zone after lunch. No major issues of your skin.  I found these products from Sephora.com. I like their website because you select the best products based on your skin conditions and there are mnay options and reviews on their products.

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Cleanser for day and night: Anthony Algae Facial Cleanser $36 8oz :
A gentle cleanser that moisturizes and calms the skin, leaving it feeling soft and refreshed. Algae cleanses and refreshes while extracts of azulene, lavender, and rose hip oil calm and sooth. Ideal for dry, sensitive, or mature skin, skin looks and feels fresh, smooth, and healthy.

Mr. Jan’s thought: No need to have day and night face wash, that’s just too much for men.  I love the fact it’s a very large bottle and lasts for a long time. You can even shave with this cleanser.

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Face Lotion:
Day: Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 $28 3.3oz
A multitasking daily moisturizer that acts as a broad-spectrum sunscreen and an advanced facial treatment. It contains blue algae extract to keep skin supple and reduce inflammation along with sea parsley, which contains a combination of naturally occurring vitamins A and C and minerals to improve skin’s overall appearance. UVA and UVB protection plus potent antioxidants help shield skin from premature aging due to sun exposure.

Mr. Jan’s thought: Always use SPF during the day. I love face lotion with SPF together. It saves time and money.

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Night: Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10 percent Moisturizer $45 2.0oz
A luxurious facial cream that features a gentle, patented time-release form of glycolic acid and helps to produce a beautiful, fresh, youthful-looking complexion. It helps clarify the skin and smooth away a rough texture, leaving it looking refined and revitalized.

Mr. Jan’s thoughts: The glycolic acid 10% is perfect to use at night before you go to sleep. It will help exfoliate the surface of the skin.

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Eye Lotion: Anthony High Performance Continuous Moisture Eye Cream $38 0.75oz
An advanced, time-released, cream formula that helps prevent premature aging around the delicate eye area. The eye cream fueled with arnica and allantonin to help stimulate circulation and reduce puffiness, and is infused with jojoba oil, shea butter, squalane, and carrot root to provide maximum hydration. vitamins A, C, and E protect, firm, and help diminish the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.

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Target Treatment:  The Art of Shaving Facial Scrub – Peppermint Essential Oil $25 3.0oz
An effective face scrub enriched with refreshing peppermint oil. This must-have Facial Scrub gently exfoliates the skin’s surface as it deeply cleanses pores. It’s formulated with peppermint essential oil, white kaolin clay, and lavender essential oil to refresh skin and leave it delicately scented.

Mr. Jan’s thought: 3 time a week you should scrub to polish the skin, but I would  suggest do this at night, if you use this in the morning it may irraites the skin after you shave.

All products informations were taking from the Sephora.com

 

 

GLAMGLOW Supercleanse and Thirstycleanse review

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Many people don’t realize how important it is to have clean skin. Ask yourself this: do you take less than 3 minutes to wash your face? If your answers is YES, you probably don’t have a clean face. If your skin is not clean, all the skin care products and makeup will build on top of the skin. In fact, unclean face is one of biggest reasons we break out. Clean skin is important. “So how long do I need to wash my face?” or “What products should I use?”

Taking a longer time to wash the face is not the solution. Using the right cleanser is what you need. Know your skin condition before you purchased the cleanser.  Glamglow recently launched two (2) new face cleanser: supercleanse and thirstycelanse. After using both cleansers, I really liked them! They change from mud to foam which is very unique.

Supercleanse is great to use a few times per week for deep pores cleanse. This cleanser makes your skin feel so refreshed and clean. My tip is to use this mud cleanser as a mask. First, apply a large amount of mud on the face and avoid the eye area. Wait for few minutes, then add water and transform the mud to a cleanser. By the way, I love the eucalyptus smell! It’s so refreshing.

$39 / 5.0 oz

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Supercleanse contains the following key ingredients:

  • TEAOXI® Technology (Eucalyptus Leaf Powder): Delivers natural eucalyptol, natural linalool oil, and powerful flavonoids to soothe and treat skin.
  • K17 and Mediterranean Clays: Detoxify, refine skin texture, and balance problem-prone skin.
  • Bamboo Charcoal: Provides balanced replenishment to the skin with essential bamboo minerals.
  • Black Cumin Seed Extract: Provides antimicrobial and antioxidant properties to help provide a more clear complexion.

The Thirstycleanse is designed for dry skin but I still feel a little to dry for my skin. So if you have very dry skin, I would recommend you use this only a few times a week but not daily. I also found that I like to use this mud cleanser as a hydration mask after any mud or clay mask.

$39 / 5 oz

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Thirstycleanse contains the following key ingredients:

  • Brazilian yellow clay to help to remineralize the skin, pure green coconut water to immediately boost skin for intense hydration.
  • Olive milk rich in olive lipids and proteins to replenish skin.
  • Plumeria flower blossom extract rich in omega 3, 6, and 9 to restore the skin barrier function.
  • Indian gooseberry revitalizes and restores natural skin clarity while TEAOXI® olive leaf powder delivers natural linoleic acid to maintain moisture.

Glam Glow was famous for the mud treatment, but personally I found that it’s a bit pricey for their mud. So if you are on a budget, these cleaners would be a great way to experience them.

* Ingredients info are from Sephora.com

 

Skin Care Essentials, Your Questions and Steve’s Answers

The Skin Care Essentials series was a huge success, thanks to all of our amazing YouTube subscribers! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of your support. Keep watching we have some great videos coming!

In this last episode of Skin Care Essentials, I respond to the excellent questions from my YouTube subscribers. I am sure many of you have similar concerns, so I decided to address these questions in a video for everyone.

Skin Care Essentials Episode 6, Sunblock

As many of you know, I travel most of the time for work. Needless to say, those of us here at Mr. Jan All In One can get a little bit behind on our blog posts. Therefore, please accept my apologies for the delays in getting episodes 5 and 6 of Skin Care Essentials posted on the blog. So here we go with Episode number 6! This episode is all about selecting sunblock. Even though we are still in the dead of winter, our skin is exposed to dangerous UVA and UVB on a daily basis. Sunblock is not just for summer tanning, it is an important part of a well thought out skin care regiment. After watching the video, please comment on here on the blog or on my YouTube channel.

Skin Care Essentials, selecting the right eye cream

Episode number 5 of my Skin Care Essentials series has been uploaded to YouTube. This episode is all about selecting the right eye cream for your skin condition. The eye is such a delicate part of the body, choosing the correct product and applying the product in the correct manner is essential for getting good results. I love your comments!! After watching the video, please comment on here on the blog or on my YouTube channel.

Cle de Peau Synactif Review

Exclusive Cle de Peau Synactif Sample Set

I’m starting off the New Year with my review of a sample set of Cle de Peau Synactif products. OMG, this is the top of the skin care line for Cle de Peau! A full size of each of these products (5 in all) would cost $1750. I can’t wait to try it!!

Cle de Peau Synactif Promotional Sample SetSynactif boutique is the first skin care line that will help detoxify the skin by removing unwanted wasted build up and fluid from skin. When lymphatic channels are in healthy state and functioning properly, they help “purify” skin by removing harmful substances such as inflamed cells and excess water. Dehydration, stress, UV rays and toxin build up will increase the lymphatic block.

The Synactif skin care products include a newly discovered ingredient that strengthens the functions of lymphatic channels …however, I still recommend massaging the face regularly to improve the overall skin condition. Massaging the face regularly helps to detoxify the skin. Keep in mind, if you have a sensitive skin condition, you should moderate the amount of massaging you do on your face. For more information on this, see my video from the Skin Care Essentials series featuring skin conditions on YouTube.

This is an exclusive sample set that is only available to regular customers. The sample set I obtained was provided for my blog review. However, each of these products can be purchased separately.

Savon Soap:

This facial soap give you a cashmere soft feeling and lots foam with just little amount…the feeling of this is unbelievable

 Softening lotion:

I would say this is toner, but in a lotion form, give your skin a radiant clarity and hydration.

 Daytime Moisturizer with SPF 17:

Face cream offer UVB and UVA protections plus keep skin looking  vibrant all day.

Nighttime moisturizer:

A rich cream effectively restores moisture and repairs skin as you sleep. It can be apply around the eye and mouth.

Intensive Cream:

The best of the best!! This cream addresses all visible signs of aging by reducing wrinkles, sagging, dark spots and dullness.  I would say if you just looking for one product that will do it all. This is it however is 40ml for $1000

Check out Synactif website to learn more

 My Tip: 

Always purchase your skin care or makeup with same person, you never know what he or she will send you as a special gifts for being a loyal customer.

Skin Care Essentials Series, Episode 1, Skin Conditions is on YouTube!

I am so happy to report that the first episode of my Skin Care Essentials series has been uploaded to YouTube! This episode is designed to help you determine your skin condition. Determining your “skin condition” is the initial and most important step in your quest to purchase the correct skin care products.