Is your guy handy? He needs DU’IT Tough Hands!

DU'IT Tough Hands

DU’IT Tough Hands

I really lucked out in the husband department – he is way more than just a pretty face!! He can cook like a pro and is an incredible athlete. He’s a great father who is just as happy to take his daughter hunting as he is to have a tea party with her. And, he’s a finish carpenter, so any ‘honey-do’ project that I can dream up, he can actually do.  KevinKevin and LisaBut his hands are a mess…calloused, cracked, scratched, often covered with dried glue and who knows what else that causes tons of uncomfortable skin issues. Super tough hand creams that tackle these concerns are always welcome in my house and Kevin was thrilled to try DU’IT Tough Hands ($11.95).

DU'IT Tough Hands

DU’IT Tough Hands

DU’IT Tough Hands is a heavy-duty hand cream that isn’t greasy and has no fragrance. It actually creates a protective ‘glove’ over hands, protecting them from any further damage while also healing any problems that currently exist. This isn’t kid stuff…it’s industrial strength cream that tackles big problems like cracked skin, irritation from latex gloves, even cement!

DU'IT Tough Hands swatch

DU’IT Tough Hands swatch

While it gives immediate gratification, my hubby reports that the best results come with consistency and a little time. He recommends applying it every morning, applying some after washing hands throughout the day if possible, and definitely applying it at night for at least a week. His hands healed and he had amazing results when he used this consistently. The price is terrific for a 5.1 fluid oz. tube.

Ok, I told you to get this for your guy…but seriously, if you have any issues at all with dry cuticles, hangnails, callouses, cracking…you will love DU’IT Tough Hands. It doesn’t have a scent, it’s not all greasy, and it works wonders!!! I see that they do have a version called Tough Hands for Her that I’d love to try, but in the meantime I am totally going to be highjacking the tube that Kevin is using.

Head over to or to CVS and give this a try. Get one for your significant other and be prepared to steal it away every chance you get.  – Lisa

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Grooming Lounge is the perfect place for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day will be here in a New York minute, so why not get that shopping done now? The Grooming Lounge, an online website dedicated to manly grooming, takes all the work out of ‘dad’ shoppping for you. I count 96 different available brands from ACE for Men to Zwilling, with some pretty intriguing brands in between. Hello, Colonel Conk!  Of course I also had to take a look at Wurkinstiffs, Fresh Balls and Sasquatch Soap Bars. Don’t let the male-centric brand names scare you off – there are some seriously awesome grooming products here for bathing, shaving, and smelling good. This site is definitely worth a perusal.

Grooming Lounge The Shavior and Mug Moisturizer

Grooming Lounge sent two samples to test from their own line:  The Shavoir and Mug Moisturizer. Both are awesome gifts if the dad in your life prefers shaving to the bearded look.

Grooming Lounge The ShaviorGrooming Lounge The Shavior swatch

The Shavior ($24) gets serious props just for having a freaking fabulous name. Beyond that, pretty much everyone who shaves experiences irritation, bumps, and ingrown hairs at some point. This lotion not only does triage for already existing problems, it also helps to prevent further issues. Glycolic acid prevents the buildup that leads to bumps, and the lotion is full of botanicals, antioxidants, moisturizers and even sunscreen. Paraben, oil and sulfate free.

Grooming Lounge Mug MoisturizerGrooming Lounge Mug Moisturizer swatch

The Mug Moisturizer ($25) is something even the most skin care-resistant men will want to use. Men who shave in particular are prone to itchy or flaky skin. This is a light, oil-free moisturizer than has a slight outdoorsy scent. It leaves skin moisturized but not shiny, something my hubby definitely prefers. The terrific ingredients include Apple Fruit Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Chamomile Flower Extract and Sodium Hyaluronate.  Paraben and sulfate-free.

The Grooming Lounge products get a big thumbs up from the men in my life and the website is definitely easy to use and loaded with amazing Father’s Day gift possibilities. Head on over to take a look, even if it’s just to find out who the heck Colonel Conk really is.  – Lisa

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Avene Dermo-K – buy it for him, then steal it for yourself!

The perfect product to buy for your husband/SO/brother/dad because you are such a thoughtful, amazing wife/girlfriend/sister/daughter? Avene Dermo-K.

The perfect product to then steal for yourself?? Yup. Avene Dermo-K.


Avene Dermo-K…made for a man, perfect for a woman!

Avene Dermo-K ($27, but you can often find it cheaper at online sites like Dermstore) is a perfect solution for ingrown hairs. If the man in your life suffers from skin irritation due to shaving, he will love this. It softens the skin and hair so ingrowns heal much faster. It’s also cleansing so it reduces any chance of infection. Plus, it has no fragrance, no parabans, it’s hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic so it’s great for even extremely sensitive skin.

Avene swatch

Avene swatch

It’s billed as shaving care for men and it’s in the Avene Men’s Skincare section…but you will want this for yourself. Just smooth this on to any ingrown hairs at night and in the morning your problem will be a thing of the past. Apply it regularly and you will prevent any ingrowns from happening in the first place.

You can find Avene at various online skin care sites, as well as at dermatologist offices and local spas.  – Lisa


  • Avene Thermal Spring Wate (55%) + alpha-bisabolol (0.3%) – Soothes while reducing the risk of irritation
  • Urea (5%) + Glycolic Acid (3%) + Zinc (0.1%) – Soften the skin to free the hair and prevent bacterial risks

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