Guys Who Spa
“My husband takes better care of his skin than I do,” confesses Jennifer Stansbury, Co-Founder of the Benchmarking Company. “He’s a high-level executive at a Big 4 accounting firm, and he was the one (when we first met) who turned me on to Dermalogica. Here’s a guy who’s educated and gets out there in the real world—and he wants to make sure he looks good.”
“I put Patchology Eye Gels on his eyes, we do family movie night with eye patches.”
Stansbury allowed me a peek inside her master bath. In the shower, her husband has Jack Black’s Face Buff Energizing Scrub, Jack Black’s Turbo Wash, the Dollar Shave Club’s Wanderer Hydrating Hair and Scalp Shampoo, plus the Conditioner, and an Aveeno body wash. It doesn’t end there. She opens his side of the cabinet and reveals Jack Black moisturizer for the face, Jack Black Post Shave Cooling Gel, Jack Black Antiperspirant & Deodorant—as well as Kiehl’s Malleable Molding Paste for the hair and Black Jack lip balm. “I put Patchology Eye Gels on his eyes,” she notes. “We do family movie night with eye patches.”
The “we” that makes up family movie night also includes three kids—two girls and the eldest, a 10-year-old boy. And guess what? Her son is also a product junkie. She leads me into his bathroom. On his counter is Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion, Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner . . . and the kid’s shower reveals more: Jack Black All Over Wash (two bottles), Dove Men + Care Fortifying Shampoo, and, believe it or not—the acne-cleansing brush from Clarisonic.
“The focus is on the fact that now men are passing down good skincare habits to their boys—it’s not just a mother-daughter tradition anymore,” she tells me.
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