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Posted by 09.02.14

At the recent 2014 Emmy Awards, Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston’s receding hairline looked a bit more bountiful than usual, and it accompanied a new pencil mustache. In fact, regarding Bryan Cranston’s new look (a big change from his bald look on Breaking Bad), Metro New York tweeted about Cranston, saying, “He’s applying Rogaine everywhere.”

True or in jest, he certainly wouldn’t be the only man looking to regain lost hair through ROGAINE®. At least 50% of men experience some form of hair loss by the time they’re 50 years old. A thick head of hair is something that’s often taken for granted…until it’s gone. According to Washington DC dermatologist and hair restoration surgeon Terrence Keaney, “Androgenetic Alopecia or male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for over 95% of hair loss in men. By age of thirty-five, about two-thirds of men in the U.S. will hair loss to some degree. By the age of 50, about 85% of men will experience visible hair thinning.”

In partnership with ROGAINE®, Diana Schmidtke, one of the world’s foremost celebrity grooming experts, shares her favorite grooming tips, tricks, and her predictions on upcoming hair trends for men.

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Thinning Hair

  1. Using the right styling products is key, especially for men with thinning hair. Avoid pomades and gels, which are high in shine and can give the appearance of thinner hair. Instead, opt for products that have a matte finish like a paste, clay, volumizing spray or dry shampoo.
  2. Treat the scalp and hair gently, especially after a shower—wet hair has more elasticity, making it more prone to damage. Always pat hair dry instead of vigorously rubbing it with a towel.
  3. When hair starts to thin, choosing the right haircut is more important than ever. Shorter cuts with blunt lines are great options for thinning hair.
  4. The right haircut and styling products can help mask thinning, but they won’t stop hair loss or help regrow the hair you’ve already lost. As soon as you notice signs of thinning, it’s time to take action and start using Men’s ROGAINE® Unscented Foam twice a day, every day. It works in 9 out of 10 guys!
  5. Talk to your stylist about any hair concerns you may be having. They have an arsenal of tools and advice that can help!

Upcoming Grooming Trends

  • The looks of the 1950s and 1960s continue to be popular. To achieve the modernized James Dean look, ask for a style with shaved sides, higher hair on top, and a  squared shape.
  •  The bedhead look is still a popular trend with no signs of slowing down. For this loose, undone look, go light on the styling products. Rub just a little bit of mattifying product on your hands and fingertips and run them through your hair quickly from front to back, making sure it is distributed evenly.
  • During the summer, we tend to see shorter hair trends, while in the winter hair trends are longer with coordinated facial hair. Trim your facial hair accordingly, or opt for the always-perfect 5 o’clock shadow look.

Diana says, “A man is sexiest when he feels confident, embraces who he is, and has something special to offer to the world.” Hair or no hair, we couldn’t agree more!


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Posted by 08.30.14

Jan Marini brought her experience from the early years of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) to build her successful eponymous skin care company. Now after two decades, Jan Marini Skin Research (JMSR) is still going strong in the professional skincare market with a growing flock of devotees.

Founded in 1994, the San Jose, CA-based Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. (JMSR) is a recognized leader and innovator in skin care committed to growing and improving the professional skin care market. The JMSR team has relocated to a new, 40,000 square foot space in Silicon Valley, the center of technological innovation which seems somehow apropros.

CEO and Chairman of the Board, Jan Marini, is still at the helm, known as a true pioneer in the professional skin care market. In 2005, JMSR became the first company to market a cosmetic eyelash enhancement conditioner that was at the forefront of this breakthrough beauty category. Under her direction, JMSR has established a portfolio of proprietary and patented formulations as well as some exciting introductions, include the first lipid soluble vitamin C with a neurotransmitter factor, the first topical TGF beta-1, the first combination of glycolic, salicylic and Azelaic acid, and the first topical product with resveratrol.

In the UK, I had the pleasure of moderating several training courses in aging skin care for the JMSR team, at a time when no one else was all that interested in skin care education for beauty therapists, nurses and doctors. These all day Saturday symposiums featured leading plastic surgeons and skin care professionals and were standing room only. They were so popular, in fact, that we had overwhelming requests for the workbook we put together for attendees from aestheticians and doctors who could not attend. These courses became a kind of cult phenomenon in the professional skin care market which was in its infancy in the UK in those days.

Although many of Jan’s signature formulations are still in the range, one cannot overlook how JMSR has been modernized over the years! The packaging and branding is fresh and clean, and speaks to an updated outlook on the future of skin care with an underlying theme of clinical data.  Most recently, Robert Weiss, MD, conducted a study on new patented growth factor and peptide anti-aging formulation and Leslie Baumann, MD, completed a consumer preference study comparing JMSR’s C-ESTA® Serum and Marini Physical Protectant™ to two leading competitors with significantly positive findings.

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Posted by 08.21.14

The House of Taupin has done it again. Texoane Cosmeceuticals is their latest achievement in a long line of innovations.

Madame Valerie Taupin has the eye for detail of a couturier. Her keen aesthetic sense has contributed to building a brand with a distinctively feminine image and she has an enviable two decade track record in Europe to live up to. Taupin founded Teoxane more than a decade ago after developing a reputation as the sole female powerhouse in the dermal filler world.

She originally launched her skincare range in 2009 with three products in Europe, and they have been developing additional products ever since for a total of six. The Teoxane skin care range that made its way from Geneva, Switzerland to the US in early 2014 features crossed linked hyaluronic acid; the same material used in their range of full facial injectables. Their patented formulas create a mesh when you apply it to the skin that permits the active ingredients to gradually release and work their magic to diminish signs of aging. The result is a firmer, tighter and more hydrated skin’s surface.

The range includes RHA Advanced Dry Skin, RHA Serum, RHA Deep Repair Balm, RHA Skin Refiner, and RHA Advanced Normal-Combination Skin. The serum has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid combined with potent antioxidants and has prestige feel and lovely texture that your skin drinks up.

Teoxane Laboratoires’ partner Alphaeon launched the skincare range in the US under the brand name Teoxane RHA™ (resilient hyaluronic acid). According to Taupin, “We put the technology of our fillers in our skincare formulas: our patented RHA technology plus a complex of restructuring ingredients providing powerful antioxidant protection and revitalizing action. We offer a targeted response to visible signs of skin aging.” She has developed an innovative skincare line that nicely complements aesthetic treatments.

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