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!

Great Gifts for the Foodie Guy in Your Life

Do you or someone you know love to cook — or drink? Give the gourmand, foodie or aspiring chef in your life these great gifts for the holidays:

Kole: Whether you like whiskey or espresso, this handcrafted, wood flask with stainless steel accents ($95) is the perfect way to transport your favorite drink in style.

Corkcicle Chillsner: Who doesn’t love a cold beer? Insert the Corkcicle Chillsner into any standard-sized beer bottle and you’ll have a perfectly chilled beer whenever you want it.

Timana Huila Colombian: This South American coffee comes with a twist for brew lowers — the aroma of lemon zest and cocoa. It’s medium-bodied, sweet and acidic at the same time, making for the perfect cup.

Mantry: From Blue Apron to HelloFresh, meal delivery services are increasingly trendy. But Mantry is carving its own niche with meal delivery for men. Order a subscription and you’ll get six artisan food products in each delivery, along with product stories and recipes. Any man who loves to cook — or who is fine-tuning his culinary skills — will appreciate this gift.


Happy holidays!

Great Gifts for the Outdoorsy Guy in Your Life

 

If your holiday shopping list still looks the same today as it did in early November, don’t panic. You still have time to get everyone — and yourself — a great gift. If you’re still scratching your head about what to get the outdoorsy guy in your life, our holiday gift guide is all you need:

Fitbit Flex: At $99.95, the Fitbit Flex is a good option if you’ve just jumped onto the wearable fitness bandwagon. The Flex tracks distance, calories, steps and even sleep. It’s a great gift for someone who values health and fitness — and anyone whose New Year’s resolution involves getting into great shape.

10-Year Hoodie: How often can you wear something for a decade and not have one tatter or tear in it? Flint & Tinder’s 10-year hoodie comes with a 10-year guarantee. If your hoodie starts to show some wear, the company will give it some TLC and repair any rips, tears or seam imperfections.

National Parks Coffee Table Book: If the outdoorsy guy in your life is more cerebral, gift him this 160-page, hardcover coffee table book. The book features historic photos, 12 oil paintings, a U.S. map, travel tips and 59 National Park posters.

Great Gifts for the Tech Man in Your Life

With Christmas only 22 days away, we know that there are guys on your holiday shopping list that you're still trying to find the perfect gift for. We've put together several gift guides to help take the guesswork out of the equation for you. This year, no matter his interest and hobbies, get him what he likes and will use. 

First up are some of our personal favorite tech products of 2015. These are the ultimate tech gifts to give him—and gift yourself—this holiday season.

      1. Aside from all the cool streaming capabilities, the 4th generation Apple TV includes new features such as Siri voice control, App store connection and gaming.
      2. As convenient as your smartphone is for taking pictures, the Polaroid Socialmatic Instant Digital Camera allows you to take awesome vintage-inspired pics. You can print them straight from the device or share via WiFi or Bluetooth.
      3. OK, so you can see that at TENZING we really like Apple products. The Apple Watch has so many functions and capabilities than simply telling time—you can take calls, send and receive text messages and use your apps. Plus, it just looks so cool and sleek.

Happy shopping, and remember to Start Your Day Great.

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 Prevent and Treat Post-Shave Irritation

 

Razor burn is the bane of any guy’s post-shave existence.

Redness, bumps, nicks and cuts can happen even when you think you’ve gotten a perfect shave, but the key to avoiding all this is to improve your shave regimen. That starts with using the right products — and taking steps to prevent those pesky razor bumps in the first place.

Dull Razors and Other Bad Habits

A dull razor and dry shaving are a recipe for razor bumps, redness and cuts. Not exfoliating before and after you shave also leads to bumpy skin. Exfoliating before you shave gets rid of dead skin cells and positions the hairs in the same direction, leading to a smoother shave. And forget about dry shaving — it’s no good. Your skin should be hydrated before you shave. Shave after you shower, wash your face with hot water or at least apply a warm towel for a few minutes to moisten and soften the hairs on your face first.

Step Up Your Shave Game

We get it. It’s so much easier to buy the stuff on sale or the brands that everyone sees in commercials. But too often these products aren’t the best thing for your face.

Most of them contain parabens, dyes and other unnatural ingredients that add to your post-shave grief. Every time you shave, you remove the protective barrier that guards your skin from irritation. Shaving also dehydrates the skin, which means you have to use the right products to restore moisture. A good product will contain aloe, which has antioxidants that increase blood circulation and help to soften and remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smoother and more refreshed.

A good pre-shave oil is essential. Look for one that contains all-natural ingredients like castor and grape seed oils, which stimulates skin repair. Razor bumps often pop up because your skin isn’t lubricated enough, so the first step to perfecting your shave regimen is to make sure your razor has glide. Apply pre-shave oil before your shaving cream and you’ll be on the road to a smoother shave.  

Don’t shave without a premium shave cream. It should strengthen and hydrate your skin and contain ingredients (like aloe and shea butter) that minimize ingrown hairs, which lead to razor bumps. Apply it evenly all over your face to get the good glide we mentioned before.

Moisture, Moisture, Moisture

In the battle against razor bumps, there are three things you need: oil, cream — and last but not least — moisturizer. Moisturizer tones and rejuvenates the skin, adding much-needed hydration after your skin has been stripped of moisture during the shaving process. If you do everything else right but skip this critical step, you can say goodbye to a smooth shave and hello to bumpy skin.

We all sometimes get lazy with our grooming, but the results always show up on our face. Every guy should put his best face forward every day, and you can’t do that with a jawline full of razor bumps. So if you’ve been slacking, it’s time to step up your shave game. A little bit of effort will help you avoid plenty of irritation.

 

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.



Founder Spotlight: Dan Pettit

TENZING Skincare for Men was started by three friends who share a passion for excellence in everything that they do—including perfecting and refining men's skincare. But who are the faces—pun intended—behind the TENZING skincare brand? We want to introduce you to each of us on a personal level so that you can see what motivates and drives us as men, fathers and entrepreneurs. 

Today, we spotlight Dan Pettit. Read on to learn more about our founder!

What is the most rewarding advice that you’ve received?

Be authentic to who you are, including all your flaws and imperfections, and you will find out who your true friends are.

If you were a superhero what would your powers be?

Easy - who wouldn't want to fly and be invisible? What a perfect combo.

What would you be doing if you didn't start TENZING?

I would be spending more of my free time with my amazing wife and two sons. 

What fortune would you want to get from a fortune cookie?

“Ask and it shall be yours.”

Where is your favorite place to travel?

Italy is by far my favorite destination. My family and I have traveled many places, but the culture, food, landscape and people in Italy are all amazing.

 What type of product do you want to launch next?

Something that complements our current product line and continues to improve a guy's five minutes in front of the mirror. We want each of our products to help you Start Your Day Great™!