We took these pictures back before this whole COVID-19 situation came in and forever altered life as we know it–and it seems like a lifetime ago now. We were hanging out with our (extended) family, Zack was trying out all of these new products that he loved, our friend came over to take photos…we really had no idea it would be the last time we’d be able to see each other (aside from screens, of course) in who knows how long? Talk about taking the little things for granted. Things like going to the store and being able to buy toilet paper and hand sanitizer whenever you needed them.
And speaking of hand sanitizer, I was already impressed by Every Man Jack after reading about their dedication to making clean, affordable grooming products for men (products that are naturally-derived, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free, never tested on animals and housed in recycled plastic bottles) before the pandemic, but when I saw how they responded afterward, I was sold. They even did a limited-run of their own hand sanitizer to be included in all orders over $20 — and making more as we speak! Plus, they’ve also added a 20% discount on their subscription box option where subscribers can get products sent right to their door. It’s companies like this one that are making it easier for the rest of us to do our part while staying home.
And speaking of staying at home, now is the perfect time for your man to try something new with his skincare or shaving routine. I know Zack and I have spent more than a couple nights doing a face mask together…and I highly recommend this one. Every Man Jack has a bunch of options to choose from, all cruelty-free, naturally-derived, and plant-based–and good for the environment.
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Skincare For My Man: Cruelty-Free, Plant-Based & Naturally Derived Men’s Grooming Products
Every Man Jack is a men’s grooming brand that’s dedicated to using as many naturally derived or plant-based ingredients whenever possible. All products are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free. They’re committed to making clean and affordable products, most of which are manufactured in the U.S. They use at least 50% Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic in their bottles and never test on animals.
And that’s exactly why Every Man Jack (based on an old English idiom meaning “a group of men”) launched their “Rethink Your Routine” campaign–to “challenge men to reconsider the quality, standards, and ingredients of the products they use in their current grooming routine and make the switch to Every Man Jack’s Men’s Grooming products.” Once you start thinking about where your products are coming from and what they’re made of, it’s impossible to stop–and that’s a good thing!
So if they’re clean and affordable, can they also be effective? We asked Zack to test out some products to see what he thought. (Spoiler alert: he re-thought his routine…he’s now an Every Man Jack convert.)
Every Man Jack Shave
Zack hasn’t used a manual razor blade to shave in years, so he was worried he’d get razor burn. He didn’t. He really liked the shaving cream–it was smooth and helped the razor to glide over his skin. He liked it a lot more than the typical foamy stuff, and his skin wasn’t irritated and bumpy after shaving. It felt smooth and looked great.
Every Man Jack Skin Care
Face Scrub: We both love this stuff, actually. Salicylic acid (an ingredient I’ve been using for years for blemishes and breakouts) combined with activated charcoal makes this scrub super-effective at removing dirt and oil deep beneath the surface, and unclogging pores. Jojoba beads (biodegradable) exfoliate and make your skin feel super soft and smooth.
Face Lotion: Super-thick and moisturizing, this lotion felt really good on his dry skin and didn’t irritate it at all–a little goes a long way! Plus the SPF 20 helps protect skin from UVA/UVB rays on a daily basis.
Eye Cream: “Nobody wants to have bags under their eyes,” said Zack. If that means an extra step with eye cream, he’ll take it. This stuff isn’t greasy and really does work to lessen dark circles and bags. I just have to teach him to apply it with his ring finger, sensitive area and all–and it would probably make for a much better picture. 😉
Every Man Jack Deodorant
Aluminum-free, vegan, paraben-free and made from naturally-derived ingredients, these deodorants rely on things like lichen extract or volcanic clay for odor and wetness protection. The citrus fragrance is easily unisex (I would use that one myself) while the sandalwood and cedarwood smell pleasantly masculine. Zack said it worked and likes that it’s aluminum-free. (Reviewers LOVE this stuff and say it’s great for sensitive skin.)
Every Man Jack Body
I’ll be honest, I’ve totally been using these products in the shower too, especially the citrus ones. They smell SO GOOD. The body scrub has (biodegradable!) scrubbing beads that feel so good as they exfoliate your skin and the bar soap has wheat bran that also exfoliates without making your skin feel dry and tight. And if you’re short on time, there are Speed Shower wipes that can be used on the face or body. They’re biodegradable wipes that cleanse, deodorize and hydrate skin on the go.
Every Man Jack Hair
The sandalwood shampoo + conditioner smells really good and keeps Zack away from my shampoo and conditioner! But seriously, this is the perfect shampoo for him to use on a daily basis. It cleanses and moisturizes just enough so he doesn’t have to use a separate conditioner that can weigh down his hair and make it look greasy. And as far as styling, Zack really liked the fiber cream. It’s really thick so a little goes a long way–he took a little bit and emulsified it in his hands before applying by running them through his hair. He liked that it gave his hair texture and hold without being stiff or greasy.
A huge thank you to Every Man Jack and RewardStyle for sponsoring this post! Zack LOVES the products and has completely changed his routine–and is now thinking a lot more about where his products come from and what’s in them. Amy, we always love working with you and your photos are always amazing. And readers, thank you so much for your continued support…it does not go unnoticed and is so very much appreciated!