5 Skin Myths Exposed

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Dr. Rebecca Baxt is a board certified Manhattan and New Jersey dermatologist who empathizes with her patients who feel they are doing everything ‘right’ and still are unsatisfied with the appearance of their skin. What’s more, she often sees patients who feel they are doomed to bad skin based on myths that “you get the genes your parents have.” Here are the top 5 skin care myth’s she sees, and the truth behind them:

Neutrogena Face Scrub And Lotion

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Neutrogena’s  “Razor Defense” line, especially their “Daily Scrub,” has been a favorite “drug store” brand of mine for a long time.  So when they changed the line-up a bit I was a little concerned.  I’ve used the updated Face Scrub and the new Face Lotion enough to form some impressions.

Bee Bald

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Bee Bald recently sent us some samples of their products, oriented for head (and face) shaving and care.  They said their products “are packed with effective, high-quality ingredients including Honey and Bee Pollen, proven to have superior hydrating, antioxidant and antiseptic properties.”  That piqued our interest so we gave a set to Jeff Sherman (one of Sharpologist’s resident baldies) for his dome and a set to Mark (mantic59) who used them on his face.  Here are their comments:

Turn Back the Clock with ZIRH Platinum

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Do you remember the first time you looked at in the mirror and realized you weren’t a kid anymore? I don’t, although at age 39, it’s been sneaking up on me for a few years now. The creases in my forehead don’t go away when I stop squinting. The lines around my eyes – particularly the right one, that’s the side on which I sleep – show more mileage these days. And I don’t like it.

York Grooming: Another Shaving-Related Indiegogo Campaign

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OK, I admit it, I have a soft spot for shaving-related start-up businesses.  I’ve previously mentioned two other Indiegogo projects, Dave’s Shower Shave and the Bonsai shaving accessory.  Here’s a new one, the York Grooming Co. shaving kit.  It includes a pre-shave cleanser, shave cream, and post-shave moisturizer.  They want to model the “software” end of the business like Raz*War, Dollar Shave Club, or myShavingClub do the “hardware” end: a periodic subscription where product comes automatically.  Give their Indigogo funding page a look HERE.