See Why Kelly's Thoughts on Things Recommends TENZING

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There is an abundance of men's skincare products on the market that contain harsh ingredients and fragrances, and as a result many men abandon their skincare routine if their skin reacts badly to certain products. 

In fact, TENZING was created because of our shared passion to develop high-quality men's skincare products made with honest and natural ingredients.

We were so humbled when Wendy Pence from Kelly's Thoughts on Things wrote that her husband, who had been unable to use most skincare and fragrance products due to his sensitive skin, had such a wonderful experience using TENZING that she recommended our products as a great holiday gift for the man in your life.

You can ready Wendy's full review of our Adventure Pack, which includes a pre-shave oil, premium shave cream and face moisturizer, here. 

Great Gifts for the Well-Groomed Man in Your Life

Give the man in your life — or yourself — the priceless gift of looking great this holiday season. These items in our holiday gift guide will give the well-groomed man in your life everything he needs to maintain his perfectly put-together appearance.

TENZING Adventure Pack Sandalwood: This grooming kit comes with our pre-shave oil, premium shave cream and moisturizer made from all-natural ingredients. The products condition skin and stimulate skin repair, giving you a smooth jawline free of razor bumps and ingrown hairs.

Happy Socks: Happy Socks, as the name suggests, will bring joy to your often tired and over-worked feet. The socks come in big dot, half stripe, stripe and stripe dot patterns. For $45, you can give the special guy — or girl — in your life a stripe unisex gift box.

John Varvatos Vintage Fragrance: Every well-groomed man should smell as good as he looks. This 4.2 ounce, $86 fragrance has an aromatic scent, with a touch of ruggedness.

Happy holidays!

Foolproof Tips for Men’s Hair Care

 

 

From the “man bun” and high-low fades to the classic comb over, guys now have about as many hairstyle options as women do.

We’re more into our mane than we used to be. Yet, many of us still don’t know the best way to maintain it or when to visit the barber (or admit it — the salon), to keep our hair from looking like it has a serious case of bedhead.

That windblown-too-busy-to-care look may work for J. Crew models, but for any guy who takes himself seriously, perfectly coiffed hair is a part of the entire package.

Instead of forcing your strands into submission, follow these simple tips to keep your hair in the best condition:

Time Your Haircuts

If you have a fade with a bit of hair left on the top to style, wait no more than 2-4 weeks between haircuts. You want to keep the sides nice and clean at all times. Shoulder length hair requires fewer visits to the salon or barber. Go in every 6-10 weeks to keep the ends clean and to take some weight out of your hair.

Scissor cut all over? 4-6 weeks in between cuts is standard. It’s just enough time for you to enjoy some growth, but not let it get too out of control.

Good Products = Good Hair

Your hair only is as good as the products in your bathroom cabinet. The hairstyle you choose to wear on any given day will determine the kinds of products you should use.

If you want a dry textured look, get a matte clay, which adds body and structure to your hair and soothes your scalp. Take a finger scoop and rub it in your hands first. Next, apply it all over your hair, then mold and fix until you have the desired look.

For a shiny look, use a liquid pomade after you towel dry your hair, then style it and let it air dry. This will give your hair shine and movement.

Don’t Even Think About Skipping Shampoo and Conditioner

Regardless of your hair length, always use shampoo and conditioner. If you wash your hair every day, one rinse and one condition is good enough. But if you go a few days in between for that textured, grunge look, you need to shampoo thoroughly two to three times to make sure the shampoo lathers and that you cleanse your scalp. Follow up with the conditioner and only condition one time.

And don’t forget to use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. For thick hair, look for products with moisture since it’s often harder for thick or curly hair strands to hold onto hydration. For fine hair, look for products with a thickening agent so you can get volume and lift for your style.

You don’t need to become a product junkie and live in the barber’s chair to have enviable hair. Just take care of it — like you would anything else — and you’re all good.

Special thanks to Brandon Bergler at Salon Dulay in Windermere, FL for contributing to this blog post.

How to Use a Shaving Brush

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Admit it—you like to occasionally pamper yourself, too.

Last year, men spent more than $4 billion on personal grooming products, and most of this money went to skincare.

There’s nothing wrong with a little “mampering.” Every guy should embrace his inner George Clooney, and that starts with getting the perfect shave. There’s one often-overlooked way to accomplish this: a great shaving brush.  

Yes, we know you’ve been shaving since you hit puberty, but too many men still haven’t gotten the hang of using a shaving brush — if they’ve used one at all.

Regardless of the size, shape, hair grade or hair type, a good shaving brush is essential. Every guy should be schooled in the art of using one. Here’s your step-by-step guide (you can thank us later):

Step # 1: First, apply pre-shave oil to soften your beard before you begin shaving. This lets the razor glide easily and cut the hairs without irritating your skin.

Step # 2 Next, soak your shaving brush with warm water and shake off any excess moisture. Put your shaving cream into a shave bowl and lather the cream by whipping the brush and cream in the bowl. (Tip: Use a premium product with all-natural ingredients with your shaving brush to get an even smoother shave).

Step # 3: Lather up! Using the brush, rub the shave cream onto your face in a circular motion. The more pressure and speed you apply, the richer the lather, which leads to to a smoother shave.

Step # 4: Start shaving. Take your time and always shave with the grain of your hair first. If necessary, shave against the grain to remove any stubble you’ve left behind. When you’re done, rinse your face with cold water and apply moisturizer.

Step # 5: Take care of your shaving brush. Rinse it with warm water after each use and dry it off before using it again.

Shaving brushes are a grooming must. The bristles of your brush soften the skin underneath your facial hair, giving you a clean, smooth shave. They also exfoliate your skin, get rid of ingrown hairs and reduce the chances you’ll cut yourself when shaving. Bottom line: You need one. Don’t shave without it.

Why All Guys Should Invest in a Good Moisturizer

 

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Guys, you actually need moisturizer.

And we’re not talking about the flowery, scented stuff your wife or girlfriend uses. Or the cheap, store-brand stuff you bought because you caught a good BOGO deal. If you put a shoddy product on your face, imagine what you can expect long term.

Taking care of your skin is non-negotiable, and that goes for even the manliest among us. A good-quality moisturizer should be as much a part of your grooming regimen as shave cream, cologne and deodorant. If you still aren’t convinced, here are three reasons you should stock up.

Because Dry Skin = No Bueno

Weather has a huge impact on your skin. There’s less moisture in the air when it’s cold, which leads to dry, flaky skin that even the most outdoorsy guy can’t contend with. Heat isn’t good either, as the sun can pull moisture from unprotected areas of your skin. Using a moisturizer with shea butter is a great way to restore your skin’s moisture balance. Shea butter protects your skin from UV rays, pollution and dehydration. It also stimulates collagen production, which makes fine lines and wrinkles less visible.

Another tip: don’t just moisturize your face. You also expose your ears, neck and chest every time you step outside, so apply moisturizer to those areas, too.

Because There’s No Fountain of Youth

Aging is inevitable, and with it comes certain skin imperfections. While these are all signs of every late night and youthful adventure you’ve experienced, there are things you can do to minimize the signs of aging. Men should use a textured moisturizer that lifts and firms, since their skin is usually more thick and coarse than women’s.                                                                                                                
Want healthy, younger-looking skin? Then stay away from moisturizers with dyes, sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens (preservatives often found in cosmetic products) that can dry and irritate your skin. Instead opt for moisturizers with aloe, which hydrate and tone the skin and fight early signs of aging.

Because Bar Soap Just Won’t Cut It

If you’re cleansing your face with the same stuff you use to wash your back, then you probably need a good moisturizer. Harsh soaps — and even the detergent you use to wash your clothes — can strip moisture from your skin. To combat this, use a moisturizer with ingredients that enhance cell renewal and antioxidant protection, like willow bark extract, grape seed and acai oils.

You don’t need a complicated skin care routine to have good-looking skin, but you do need to invest a little effort to get there, and that starts with choosing the right moisturizer. Trust us, your face will thank you for it.

GMA 'Deals and Steals' Spotlights TENZING

 

Yesterday, TENZING received its first media placement. Our Adventure Packs were featured on Good Morning America's Deals and Steals website as a must-have-beauty product. We were so excited and honored that GMA chose TENZING, and that so many people were able to experience our pure and natural skincare products. 

From aloe to shea butter and açaí berry, all of TENZING’s products are formulated using natural ingredients with anti-aging properties.

Every man wants to put his best foot forward every day, and that journey begins with what you see in the mirror. Our goal at TENZING is to create great products that leave you feeling and looking your best. We’ve formulated something we are proud to use on our own faces, proud to share with our fathers, brothers, friends and sons — and proud to share with you.