Metro Man & Metro Home

By Christopher Kennedy

Ecocentricity

Pangea Organics line of skin care products has a dual selling point: they are both effective in treating various skin types, as well as “green.” Pangea sells what it calls “ecocentric body care”: cleansers, scrubs, creams, toners, masks, lotions and soaps, which use only “whole organic herbal extracts and whole organic essential oils.” Pangea Organics products are chemical-free and additive-free.

A good example is the Pangea Organics Shower Gel with Canadian Pine with White Sage. A small amount provides a decent amount of lather, and leaves skin feeling clean and moisturized. Other offerings include Oatmeal with Italian Bergamot bar soap, and Malagasy Cinnamon Cassia with Cloves bar soap. Aside from imparting a clean, fresh feeling, the scents are very therapeutic. Pangea also offers an Egyptian Calendula & Blood Orange facial cleanser, which gently exfoliates. Products range in price from $8 to $40.

Grooming On the Go

Perfect for travel, the Tweezerman personal grooming kit contains four man-friendly, high quality Tweezerman personal care tools. Conveniently packaged in a sturdy leather storage case, the kit features Tweezerman heavy duty nail clippers, a perfect pocket nail file, facial hair scissors with rounded tips for safety and comfort – and a favorite for guys on the go: the pocket-portable stainless steel point Tweezerette.

The Tweezerman is a bit pricier than your average drugstore grooming kit, but it delivers by providing a razor sharp cut, and fine stainless steel grooming tools that stand the test of time. The kit sells for $65.

Quiet, Please

There are currently dozens of stop-snoring products on the market, but the effectiveness and unique features of the Silent Snooz put it near the top of the list. The Silent Snooz snoring aid promotes freer breathing by gently stimulating the septum to open the nasal passages providing snoring relief. The Silent Snooz is reusable for a full 30 nights, washable, comfortable and easy to apply.

The Slient Snooz is available in three types: unscented, eucalyptus, and calming lavender. Additionally, it has an advantage over products that use an adhesive strip: You won’t wake up with red marks on the bridge of your nose in the morning. Silent Snooz retails for $19.99.

Brush Strokes

The Oral-B Pulsonic toothbrush bristles feature more than 27,000 vibrations per minute. The Pulsonic’s “thin precision” bristles promote naturally whiter teeth by gently polishing off surface stains. Additionally, a subtle two-minute timer with 30-second intervals makes it easy to track how long you’ve been brushing each quadrant of your mouth and helps you reach the dental expert-recommended brushing time.

The Pulsonic offers two customized brushing modes: Clean, which provides effective plaque removal and cleaning of your teeth; and Sensitive, which offers gentle care of your gums and other sensitive areas. The Pulsonic Precision Tip Brush Head cleans between teeth in hard-to-reach areas – where stains start – and is also ideal for cleaning around dental work with its Interspace design. The brush is rechargeable, so there is no need to replace batteries. Retails for $55.

Originally published April 2009
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