Wednesday, June 17, 2009

father's day: travel light

For guys who are always on the go, this compact travel kit will save time otherwise spent on refilling travel bottles or searching for products in their miniature form. The rich shave cream features a blend of absinthe extract, jojoba oil, vitamin E, active aloe, and pro-vitamin B5 to help the razor glide over skin and ensure a close shave. It also soothes skin and protects it from irritation. The light-textured aftershave balm features marigold and ginseng to soothe and comfort skin after shaving. The toning and hair strengthening shampoo, with magnesium and wheat protein, the juniper and rum shower gel, and the ruscus and chestnut eye cream make up all the necessities of a daily skin care routine. Metrosexual or not, it's a gift he won't be able to do without. Available at and Korres Natural Products stores in New York City.

father's day: boost his ego

OK, so your guy is successful at work, dresses well and knows how to turn on the charm when the time is right. He thinks he's all that and you can confirm it--with the Big Kahuna Gift Set ($52) from Carol's Daughter, perfect for Father's Day. Even work-a-holics will relish the feeling of paradise they'll get from this blend of Hawaiian white ginger, musk and spearmint oils that combine to create a masculine, clean scent. The Big Kahuna Bar Soap comes in a chunky, glycerin form that's easy to hold in the shower and really lathers up. Big Kahuna Shea Souffle moisturizer has a creamy, soothing feel but absorbs quickly to hydrate even the driest skin. Big Kahuna Eau de Toilette smells cool and fresh. One spritz will transport him straight to the shore. To order, go to

father's day: ready for your close up?

Need a great Father's Day gift? Take a cue from Hollywood's leading men and give your guy some of these cutting-edge products from Dermalogica's Shave line. Professional makeup artists like three-time Academy Award-winning Ve Neill recently used Shave on Academy Award-winners Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx, leading men in the new Universal Pictures release, “The Soloist,” to get their skin camera ready. The products include Close Shave Oil, Daily Defense Block SPF 15, Invigorating Shave Gel, Post-Shave Balm, Pre-Shave Guard and Soothing Shave Cream. A key ingredient for any successful film or TV production, Dermalogica's Industry Insider program gives instructors an opportunity to consult on-set with studio makeup departments to discuss the specific demands and needs of a particular project, then partner with the makeup artists to create a personalized treatment plan for principal cast members. But Dermalogica is also available for the non-thespians among us in select skin care centers on the recommendation of a qualified professional skin therapist in addition to the brand’s concept spaces in Santa Monica, CA; New York, NY; London, England; Berlin, Germany; Auckland, New Zealand; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Mumbai, India. To learn more about Dermalogica® and the brand’s concept spaces, please visit

father's day: you snooze, you lose

More than 80 million Americans snore. If your dad is one of them, pick up this one-of-a-kind anti-snoring device, Silent Snooz ($12.95), for Father's Day. Designed to ease and even eliminate discomfort for those subjected to snoring, Silent Snooz offers an innovative design, aromatherapy benefits, and a drug-free solution. How it works: The V-shaped nasal dilator fits comfortably on the base of the nose and exerts different levels of pressure to effectively open the nasal passages. In three sleep-inducing scents--soothing Eucalyptus, calming Lavender and fragrance-free Original, Silent Snooz is available at Associated Wholesalers, Avon Catalog,, Drugfair, Kerr Drugs, Ingles Supermarkets, Hannaford Brothers, Harmon, Magic Mark Stores, Rite Aid, Walgreens and select drugstores nationwide. It's definitely a gift that goes a long way and has tons of payoff. Sweet dreams!

father's day: who's your daddy?

To make sure your dad or husband looks good this father's day, give him a practical gift like LUSH's Daddyo Shampoo ($26.75). Perfect for guys with silver or blonde locks, this purple rinse shampoo deep cleanses and conditions to give hair shine and volume while eliminating brassy, yellow tones. Made from fresh lemons to restore color and add shine, organic coconut oil to give hair strength and seaweed minerals to get it into condition, this vegan formula makes it easy to go grey and be proud of it. For more info or to purchase Daddyo Shampoo for your special guy, go to

Sunday, June 14, 2009

father's day: first gear

What does a ball player know about men's fragrance? Apparently a lot. Derek Jeter's Driven ($25) is Avon's best-selling scent and makes a great Father's Day gift. Designed for the man who is accomplished and works hard to fulfill his dreams, Driven highlights his inner perseverance and determination and inspires those around him. It's the embodiment of strength and inspiration, reflecting the drive it takes to lead a truly successful life. Featuring a mysterious blend of exotic saffron, blood orange and precious woods, Driven offers a clean, attractive scent but doesn't come on strong. So most men will love it and feel comfortable wearing it. The question is: Who loves it more--the men who wear it or the women who get to enjoy it when they're around? Find out for yourself when you order Driven exclusively through an Avon Representative. To find one near you, all 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit