BLACK PRODUCTS EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEN
Contrary to popular myth, this is not a line of
menís cosmetics owned, manufactured or even endorsed by the popular
heavy set actor. In fact Jack Black products stand on their own plaudits,
and can be seen in many menís spas across the country, and top stores
including Sephora of course. The product line can also be seen at
Nordstromís, and if you like to buy over the internet then shipping is
free for orders of $49 or more. In
fact the company is based in
Texas, a suburb of Dallas, and part of their appeal is the distinctive blue and black packaging
that makes the products stand out on a shelf. They claim that all their
products are fragrance free, colorant free, cruelty free and dermatologist
tested. Many of the products are also Pure Science formulas, paraben free
and packed with certified organic ingredients.
The flagship of Jack Black probably has to be their
line of shaving products, and in particular their Beard Lube Conditioning
Shave and the Triple Cushion Shave Lather. I particularly liked the
Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser with aloe and sage leaf, and this is a
Menís Health Award winner. For those that use an electric shave, the
Electric Shave Enhancer with witch hazel. Lavender and rosemary stiffens
and props up the whiskers prior to shaving, and the post shave cooling gel
will calm irritated skin and relieve redness.
I also became very impressed with their facial serum after using it
for a couple of weeks, and this must be a relatively new product, because
it is not even featured in the brochure. You only need a small dab morning
and night, and it does immediately freshen up the face. Then you can
follow up with the
20 moisturizer, which doubles as a sun screen and face moisturizer.
Antioxidants like Seamollient improve the appearance, PARSOL provides UVA
protection and Blue Algae and Sea Parsley reduce redness.
Also more thumbs up about another new product the
Deep Detox Clay Mask/Spot treatment. The pure science formula contains
many ingredients, many of them organic, with the prime ones being Kaolin,
Witch Hazel and Sea Kelp. Again this mask will freshen even the most jaded
of skins with regular use a least once a week.
Maybe the best way to get familiar with the line will be to order
one of the kits such as the Basic Training Jack Black Core collection for
shaving. This includes the Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, Beard Lube
Conditioning Shave and the Double-Duty
20 moisturizer, all shipped in a premium black flannel bag.
Other option is the On-The Road Travel Pack containing six compact
products, three of the aforementioned plus Industrial Strength Hand
Healer, Intense Therapy Lip Balm and Face Buff Energizing Scrub.