Grooming

Polished Skincare 

In a market saturated with skincare products for women, I’m always on the hunt for quality products catered towards men’s needs. So when the team at the new brand Polished told me about the products by Dr. Lancer and Ryan Seacrest, I was definitely intrigued. Dr. Lancer is a Beverly Hills dermatologist with celebrity clients like Kim Kardashian, Oprah, and of course, Ryan. The two men teamed up to create a product they say is driven by science.One of the best things men can do for their skin is moisturize, but you want to use a daily moisturizer with SPF. The moisturizer from Polished has SPF 30 protection, which is what most dermatologists recommend. It feels non-greasy and light, in part because it’s oil-free. It’s not always easy to find moisturizers that don’t make your face shiny, so I was thrilled to see that there was no shine after application. It absorbs quickly into your skin and Dr. Lancer says it works to minimize surface oil from forming throughout the day. The ingredients include ginger extract to minimize the look of pores and red seaweed to keep your skin looking smooth. This blend feels incredibly cooling. The moisturizer is also infused with peptides, which are anti-aging powerhouses to stimulate collagen. Remember: even on days when the sun isn’t shining, UV rays can still damage your skin so a moisturizer with SPF is always a good idea.I can’t stand chapped lips. I’m always walking around with some sort of lip balm, no matter what the season may be. The problem? Many leave my lips shiny, and I definitely don’t want to look like I’m wearing layers of lip gloss. This Polished lip balm, though, leaves a matte finish while still hydrating. It has ingredients like sunflower seed, jojoba oil, aloe, oat extracts, and vitamin E. Dr. Lancer says it’s packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients and peptides to sooth and protect your lips throughout the day. By the way, this lip balm also has an SPF in it. Yes, guys, your lips should get a little sun protection too.The travel kit they sent me also has a pretty revolutionary shaving cream that also acts as a cleanser. I’m totally into anything that saves time by combining two steps into one. But, if you’d like a separate cleanser, there’s also a daily scrub for ultimate exfoliation. 

I’m very impressed sampling this line. Not only is the packaging sleek and sexy, but the products really seem to deliver. It is so important to take care of your skin and I’m always excited to find new high-quality products that help me do so!