DefenAge Skincare Announces Men’s Skin Provision System Specifically Formulated for Men

Products of American company DefenAge, founded in 2014 by a team of regenerative medicine experts whose anti-aging discovery became the heart and soul of its formulas, are widely recommended by dermatologists as a high-performing, anti-aging cosmetic skincare for visible skin rejuvenation and as a safe alternative for retinol. Today the manufacturer and distributor of the revolutionary, evidence-based, anti-aging products, launches its first skincare system developed for men.

Evolved from the DefenAge Men’s Skincare Kit, the brand’s highly successful and popular skincare set for men, the new Men’s Skin Provision is further tailored directly to men’s unique needs and expectations for skincare products.

The Next Generation of Men’s Skincare

The Men’s Skin Provision set is centered around the regenerative power of DefenAge’s proprietary Defensin-molecules, which naturally refresh and renew skin (US Patent No. 11,491,096). This scientifically-proven technology is an effective solution for daily skin maintenance, as it promotes healthy skin that looks fresh, energized, and young.

The simple-to-use two-step system contains a face cleanser and moisturizer. Through an innovative formulation, DefenAge discovered a way to make the new moisturizer, 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream – Men’s Formula, just as effective as DefenAge’s award-winning, clinically proven multi-step system, cutting down on time and steps and creating a more simple and efficient system for men. Formulated for men, the innovative moisturizer received an advanced inflammation-controlling system for smoothing and calming, as well as an upgraded super-charged moisturization complex. It also contains barrier protection ingredients, antioxidants, vitamins, and vital nutrients for skin.

We conducted significant market research about what is most important to our male-identifying customers and heard what they had to say about our Men’s Skincare Kit. Overwhelmingly, we found that men seek simplicity, value, and efficiency in their skincare. We discovered a way to deliver this without compromising efficacy.

Nikolay Turovets, DefenAge’s CEO

The Men’s Skin Provision is priced below $100 for a month’s supply of cleanser and moisturizer.

Additionally, DefenAge developed a Men’s Skin Booster to jump start the skin for high-performance use once or twice a year. This system contains a full size DefenAge 1-Step-Mult-Cleanse and 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream – Men’s Formula, plus a ‘booster’ of the Defensins-packed 8-in-1 BioSerum and exfoliating 2-Minute Reveal Masque to optimize skin regeneration and cell turnover. The Men’s Skin Booster concept was developed after multi-year observations and clinical studies proved that this extra dose of Defensin-molecules promotes new skin, ‘boosting’ the skin to repopulate with fresh cells when done at least annually. This combination produces outstanding benefits for the look and appearance of the skin and overall visible skin health.

Find the Men’s Skincare Provision on defenage.com for a $98 month supply of cleanser and moisturizer. The Men’s Skin Booster retails for $134. The products will also be available in a professional formulation (Pro Exclusive Platinum Edition) through select dermatology and plastic surgeon offices, and med spas.

Neostrata Introduces a New Gold Standard in Vitamin C

Neostrata’s new 15% Vitamin C + PHA Serum is a clinically proven formula that gently exfoliates for brighter, more radiant skin in just 1 week.

Neostrata, the dermatologist born brand backed by 40 years of breakthrough innovation, launched their 15% Vitamin C + PHA Serum, which targets uneven skin tone and dark spots. Unlike most Vitamin C serums, this multi-action formula blends clinically proven antioxidants plus exfoliating Polyhydroxy Acid to help diminish visible skin discoloration and protect against external environmental aggressors.   

This lightweight and easy-to-absorb formula glides on smoothly and gives skin a boost of L-Ascorbic Acid (Pure Vitamin C), Feverfew Extract, Green Tea and Gluconolactone (Polyhydroxy Acid) to provide skin with antioxidant protection from external aggressors and oxidative stress, helping to diminish visible skin discoloration and even skin tone. Polyhydroxy Acid helps gently exfoliate skin’s surface, allowing the Pure Vitamin C to absorb into fresh, renewed surface layers of skin. You’ll ‘C’ the visible difference in your skin in no time with this daily brightening concentrate!

15% Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid): Brightens appearance of skin discolorations to reveal a natural, radiant complexion. Helps visibly fade dark spots and dark patches.

2% Gluconolactone (Polyhydroxy Acid): Gently exfoliates skin surface, including the look of dark spots, for a more even tone and texture. Sloughs off surface skin cells so Vitamin C can absorb into fresh, renewed surface layers.

1% Feverfew Extract: Gentle botanical antioxidant supports protection against drying environmental aggressors, such as pollution, that could worsen uneven tone. Enhances skin’s naturally occurring antioxidants.

Green Tea Extract (EGCG): Boosts Vitamin C antioxidant capacity.

How to apply: Apply to clean, dry face, neck and décolletage every morning, and follow with a Neostrata moisturizer.

For anyone seeking the gold standard ingredient, Vitamin C, in a formula packed with antioxidants to help diminish the signs of skin aging caused by environmental aggressors, like UV rays.

For more information, come into the beautiful world of Neostrata.

Kiehl’s New Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing Night Serum Accelerates Skin Renewal With Visible Results

For the consumer seeking a quick, visible reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and deep wrinkles, Kiehl’s introduces new Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing Night Serum—a clinically tested formula that penetrates up to 15 surface layers deep to begin accelerating skin surface turnover, visibly improving skin’s appearance in as early as 5 days.

Regarded by dermatologists as one of the most researched and highly efficacious anti-aging ingredients in skincare, retinol is widely recognized for its proven ability to help visibly diminish wrinkles and firm skin’s appearance.  Unlike many over-the-counter retinol formulations, which can take several weeks or even months to start seeing improvements, Kiehl’s newest skincare innovation prioritizes speedy results. The cutting-edge ‘fast-release’ delivery system deposits a high concentration of pure retinol powder into the ultra-lightweight serum base creating a fast acting 0.3% pure retinol serum that penetrates up to 15 skin surface layers. This process accelerates skin renewal and rapidly brings fresh new skin cells to the surface for a more revitalized, youthful-looking complexion.

In a clinical product study, skin showed visible improvement in the appearance of fine lines in just 5 days, as well as a reduction in wrinkles, and refined texture after two weeks of nightly use. In an 8-week consumer perception study, 100% of participants visibly demonstrated a reduction in wrinkles, including deep-set and stubborn wrinkles.

Kiehl’s newest retinol advancement comes uniquely packaged in a dual-sided component that allows the consumer to freshly activate their formula by releasing a pure retinol powder capsule into an ultra-lightweight serum base. To activate, the bottom bottle cap is replaced with a pure retinol capsule which is pressed down to release the powder into the serum. Once vigorously shaken to mix, the original cap is replaced onto the bottle.

With this packaging and formula release method, retinol is preserved and protected from degradation to ensure optimal potency and efficacy from the very first use. This enables the formula to be rapidly delivered into the skin and accelerate skin surface renewal and in turn, expedites visible results.

Dr. Nancy Ilaya, PhD, Kiehl’s Global Scientific Director

Kiehl’s Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing Night Serum is recommended for nightly use on skin that is already acclimated to retinol. Apply after cleansing and follow with a moisturizer. To help protect visible results, apply sunscreen during the day.

Kiehl’s Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing Night Serum (28ml) is available at Kiehls Boutiques, selected stores worldwide, and online. Come into the beautiful world of Kiehl’s.

Pharrell’s Humanrace Ventures Into Suncare

Pharrell Williams is making his first foray into sun care. His product company Humanrace will debut two refillable SPF 30 products, which are both made from mineral-based formulations. The expansion continues Humanrace’s commitment to formulas for all skin types.

This venture has been two years in the making, and with it, Humanrace seeks to tackle the misconception that sunscreen is not necessary for people of color and those with deeper skin tones.

Our Earth’s ozone layer naturally protects us from harmful UV radiation from the sun, but we still need to protect ourselves daily from the UV rays that get through. We believe there is room under the sun for everyone, and we all need to be wearing sunscreen daily.

Pharrell Williams, singer

Developed with the help of Pharrell’s personal dermatologist of 20 years, Dr. Elena Jones, the new line emphasizes that everyone needs to protect themselves from the sun, no matter their skin color.

The myth that dark skin can go without sunscreen originates from the fact that melanin — the substance that produces pigment in the skin, eyes and hair — helps absorb harmful UV rays. Basically: the darker your skin is, the less likely you are to get sunburned. Despite melanin’s protective properties, melanated skin is still susceptible to the effects of sun damage, including dark spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer.

The biggest misconception is that deeper skin tones don’t need sunscreen, but no matter what color your skin is, all skin tones need a daily sunscreen, rain or shine. I have patients every day asking what they should be doing to care for their skin, the easiest thing to do is start wearing sunscreen daily.

Dr. Elena Jones, dermatologist

Because there’s less awareness surrounding the necessity of sunscreen for dark-skinned people, Black patients are more likely to be diagnosed with skin cancer at a later stage, resulting in a worse prognosis. In fact, a study conducted by the CDC showed that the five-year- melanoma survival rate among Black folks was 66.2 percent, compared with 90.1 percent for white people.

The launch consists of Ozone Face Protection Daily Moisturizer and Ozone Body Protection Cream, they work in tandem to protect and hydrate your skin from head to toe. Vegan, fragrance-free, with PA ++++ protection, the Ozone Protection Set is the final step in your routine, rain or shine.

Humanrace Ozone Face Protection Daily Moisturizer

Created for daily use, the Ozone Face Protection Daily Moisturizer leads the charge. A mineral SPF 30 made with effective ingredients for your skin. Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and the company’s signature snow mushroom extract and blue light protection for a sheer, white cast free finish for hydrated, protected skin.

Humanrace Ozone Body Protection Cream

Next up is the water-resistant (40 min) Ozone Body Protection Cream, a mineral SPF 30 without the white cast. This formula dual-functions as a hydrating body cream. Squalane, jojoba seed oil and aloe work with our signature snow mushroom extract to hydrate the skin.

Refillable

The new refillable products come in bold orange packaging crafted from 50% post-consumer recycled landfill plastic, and consumers will be able to refill their sun care empties at a discounted price. The body cream and face moisturizer will each retail for $58 and $52, respectively, or consumers can buy the Ozone Protection Set, which includes both products, for $94.

The Humanrace Suncare line will officially launch for U.S. and European consumers on the brand’s website on July 14, they will be available before then exclusively for attendees of the musician’s music festival, ‘Something in the Water’, taking place in Washington, D.C., on Juneteenth weekend, June 17 to 19, and to Humanrace subscribers. 

Considering Pharrell’s shockingly luminous skin, you’ll want to heed his advice: sunscreen, always! Come into the beautiful world of Humanrace.

Lush Cosmetics Releases Gay is OK Soap to Support Equality Florida

With the alarming ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law coming into effect in Florida, campaigning company, Lush Cosmetics jumped into action releasing a limited-edition Gay is OK Soap to support Equality Florida, the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community.

Signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law limits or prohibits classroom instruction on LGBTQ issues in schools across the state. Lush’s twelve Florida shops from Miami to Destin will participate in the campaign standing in solidarity with LGBTQ youth, their families, and educators across the state who will be harmed by this outrageous law.

The gold and sparkly soap with an important message is now available in Florida stores and online and 100% of the purchase price of the soap (minus the taxes) aims to raise $50,000 for Equality Florida’s defense fund to support those impacted by the new legislation.

“Young LGBTQ people and their families are facing a political onslaught aimed at stigmatizing and erasing them. This toxic climate will make schools less safe for the youth that need our support most. It is vital that the businesses that uplift values of diversity and inclusion speak up at a time when their employees, customers and the broader community are under attack. Each of us is called to the fight to ensure every student is protected and every family is respected”, said Nadine Smith, Executive Director, Equality Florida.

At Lush, we believe the state has a responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all children and the Don’t Say Gay legislation does just the opposite. At a time when youth need our support the most, they and those that love them are being targeted. We are proud to stand with Equality Florida’s work to support the queer community at this critical and uncertain time. 

Carleen Pickard, Ethical Campaigner, Lush Cosmetics.

In addition to the financial support, Lush is encouraging customers to learn more about Equality Florida, which is part of a lawsuit against the State of Florida in opposition to the Don’t Say Gay law, and their Free To Say Gay campaign.

Lush has a long history of supporting the queer community, including hosting campaigns in support of marriage equality, transgender rights, The Equality Act and more. Through the sale of the Charity Pot Hand and Body Lotion, Lush North America has been able to donate $2.2M to 115 queer groups working on the frontlines of change. An additional $750,000 has been raised through in-store campaigns such as the one taking place across Florida this week, to 126 organizations fighting for equality and queer rights.

Come into the beautiful world of Lush and Lush USA.

Perricone MD Introduces Vitamin C Ester CCC + Ferulic Brightening Under-Eye Cream

Perricone MD, rooted in breakthrough, science-backed skincare solutions, has announced the newest addition to its leading Vitamin C Ester collection, the Vitamin C Ester CCC + Ferulic Brightening Under-Eye Cream. This supercharged formula dramatically reduces the three types of under-eye discoloration: brown, blue and red.

Three forms of vitamin C and free radical-fighting ferulic acid visibly reduce dark brown circles while peptides help minimize the blue appearance of under-eye puffiness and bags caused by poor circulation and fluid drainage. With a biomimetic oat protein to visibly reduce redness triggered by allergies and inflammation, it leaves the delicate eye area feeling calmed and comforted. This breakthrough under-eye cream promotes a firmer, brighter and more radiant appearance.

“We had tremendous success with the launch of our Vitamin C Ester CCC + Ferulic Brightening Complex 20%, which inspired us to innovate in other segments”, states Chief Marketing Officer, Robert Koerner. “The Vitamin C Ester CCC + Ferulic Brightening Under-Eye Cream is the ideal complementary product to the face serum using a multitude of powerful ingredients to deliver proven and effective results against one of the most prominent eye concerns”.

The results speak for themselves: In a consumer study of 109 women after 28 days, 89% saw firmer-looking skin, 87% saw brighter, more radiant skin and 87% saw improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

The Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester CCC + Ferulic Brightening Under-Eye Cream (15 ml / 0.5 US fl. oz. – $72) is now available on their website, Macys.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Nordstrom.com, and Bloomingdales.com, and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of PerriconeMD.

Maggie Q’s ActivatedYou Essential Skin Food Prep Your Skin for Summertime from the Inside Out

With summer approaching, increased exposure to sunlight is inevitable – meaning extra precautions need to be taken for the health of our skin. ActivatedYou founder Maggie Q encourages you to properly prepare for summer by nourishing your skin to help avoid further damaging effects. Ultraviolet rays break up collagen, which makes up 80% of your skin, so Maggie recommends always applying clean or non-toxic SPF products and minimizing direct sun exposure for long periods of time.

To further support  the skin’s health, Maggie recommends taking collagen-supporting supplements like ActivatedYou Essential Skin Food, to help support  your skin texture from the inside out. ActivatedYou Essential Skin Food is a dietary supplement that encourages healthy collagen production for firmer, plumper-looking skin. Studies show that with the use of “anti-aging products or treatment, collagen production can be boosted, or its natural loss can be slowed down. Anti-aging treatments are also necessary to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkle, acne and it also helps in making the skin firm”.*

ActivatedYou Essential Skin Food is a dietary supplement that encourages healthy collagen production for firmer, plumper-looking skin.

ActivatedYou Essential Skin Food is a collagen support supplement designed to support  the overall appearance of skin texture and minimize the look of sagging and dull skin. As we age, our natural collagen is depleted and breaks down faster due to sun exposure. This groundbreaking formula contains zero animal-based collagen and is 100% plant-based, unlike many collagen support supplements on the market.

ActivatedYou Essential Skin Food blends minerals, plant-based vitamins, essential amino acids, and herbal extracts to provide the most powerful benefits of support collagen for strong tissue and hair, healthy nails for firmer, plumper-looking skin. These nourishing compounds are the perfect way to help encourage a renewed and energized complexion and fight skin-damaging free radicals.*

ActivatedYou Essential Skin Food Key Ingredients

  • Dermaval™: A natural collagen-booster that uses phytonutrient compounds like pomegranate extract, camu camu, coffeeberry, and quercetin to help fight the breakdown of elastin in the body and support the elasticity and firmness of the skin.†*
  • Vitamin C: A natural antioxidant that helps fight off free radicals that damage the skin, to promote more radiant and bright-looking skin.†*
  • Amino Acid Complex: contains Lysine and L-Proline, building blocks of collagen, that work together to help tighten and plump skin’s appearance over time.†* 
  • Cosmythic™: An elixir containing polyphenols that help ‘energize’ old cells responsible for collagen production, for more youthful-looking skin.†*

*All individuals are unique. Your results can and will vary.

ActivatedYou Essential Skin Food can be purchased on the ActivatedYou website for $69.95 with a 90-day money-back guarantee.

Perricone MD Unveils New High Potency Hyaluronic Intensive Hydrating Serum

Perricone MD, the brand that puts forth breakthrough, science-backed skincare solutions, announces its latest addition to the award-winning High Potency Collection with the launch of the High Potency Hyaluronic Intensive Hydrating Serum. This fast-absorbing, deeply nourishing serum instantly replenishes skin with essential moisture to promote visibly smoother, firmer and plumper skin.

Formulated with a unique Hyaluronic 4 + 2 Complex, which features 4 forms and 2 natural building blocks of hyaluronic acid to provide instant and long-lasting hydration for a smoother, plumper-looking complexion and a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. A mix of molecular weights allows the complex to penetrate different layers of skin, and since we lose hyaluronic acid in our body with age, topical application supports the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture. It’s also combined with one of Perricone MD’s signature sciences, DMAE, and niacinamide to help visibly firm skin, diminish dullness and strengthen skin’s moisture barrier for a healthy, youthful-looking appearance.  

Since hyaluronic acid is a proven, go-to ingredient in skincare, we wanted to take a different approach when formulating our Hyaluronic Intensive Hydrating Serum. By introducing an exclusive complex with 4 forms and 2 natural building blocks of hyaluronic acid, we’re able to promote plumper skin from the outside-in and inside-out for maximum results.

Robert Koerner Chief Marketing Officer

The results speak for themselves. In clinical and consumer testing: 97% saw improved skin hydration for 72 hours*, 86% saw softened fine lines and wrinkles** and 85% felt firmer, more supple skin**.

The Perricone MD High Potency Hyaluronic Intensive Hydrating Serum (59 ml / 2 US fl. oz. – $129) is now available on their website, Macys.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Ulta.com, Nordstrom.com, and Bloomingdales.com, and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of PerriconeMD.

*In a clinical study of 35 women.
**In a consumer study of 109 women after 28 days.
 

Malin+Goetz To Offer Exclusive ‘Malin+Goetz For Ciel Spa’ Bath Amenities In Guestrooms at Delano, Hyde, Mondrian, Morgans Originals And SLS Hotels Globally

Ennismore is partnering with the upscale head-to-toe skincare brand to introduce a new collection that provides a more environmentally sound solution to bathroom amenities and is collaborating with Clean the World on a robust recycling strategy for large bottles replacing single-use.

Ennismore, developer of unique hospitality properties and experiences around the world, announced today a global partnership with Malin+Goetz across its brands Delano, Hyde, Mondrian, Morgans Originals and SLS. The collaboration is the first time that the New York based skincare and fragrance company has partnered with a hospitality collective on a unique packaging and fragrance assortment. Thanks to La Bottega, leader in the curation of luxury bath and body products for hospitality, this partnership was able to come to fruition with a collection that will also bring a fresh new environmentally sustainable perspective and offering to guests.

Andrew Goetz, the brand’s founder says, “We founded Malin+Goetz on the principles of ‘less is best.’ Less packaging, no unnecessary ingredients, and less steps all equal better health.   Best for your skincare, and best for the environment.  We are proud to partner with Ennismore in bringing our curated amenity collection to their amazing properties. A great format innovation with wonderful products that’s great for everyone… and the planet”.

The new collection ‘Malin+Goetz for Ciel Spa’ was inspired by Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz’s widely acclaimed bergamot fragrance, across their sought-after body wash, vitamin B5 and gentle hydrating formulas – a combination completely unique to Delano, Hyde, Mondrian, Morgans Originals and SLS.

The fragrance and product line consisting of gentle hydrating shampoo and conditioner and bergamot body wash, bar soap and moisturizer was created uniquely for their brands to bring the Ciel Spa experience to their guests every day during their stay.  

The 400ml large format dispensers will be available in all guest bathrooms, replacing single use 50ml bath amenities, which often required replenishment multiple times throughout each guest’s stay. For a safer and more hygienic travel experience, bottles will not be refillable to ensure the quality and efficacy of the product.

Additionally, the collection was developed in collaboration with Clean the World to ensure all products are being recycled correctly, including soap which is recycled into new bars for those in need. The new program launches in February 2022, and the full collection will be available in guest bathrooms by March 2022. An on-property and online retail program is in development and set to launch by the end of the year.

Come into the beautiful world of Enismore: Delano, Hyde, Mondrian, Morgans Originals, SLS and Malin+Goetz.

Tired legs? Holy grail: Clarins Energizing Emulsion

Your lifesaver for tired legs for decades! Clarins Energizing Emulsion is a great product if you have a standing job, are on the road all day, traveling, during or after exercise or if you are pregnant! The added mint essential oil provides an immediate feeling of comfort for lighter legs.

How to use: Use when needed. Always massage in lightly from the feet/ankles upwards (towards the heart). Especially the calves and back of the knees. For men with hairy legs, no problem, it’s gone in no time….

Tip: Add a few drops of the Clarins Relax Body Treatment Oil to the Energizing Emulsion for lighter legs and a relaxing moment after a busy day.

Discover Energizing Emulsion. Come into the beautiful world of Clarins.