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By Bir Ganguly

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Billy Jealousy, a men’s cosmoceutical line that launched in New York earlier this year (check our March story) has put some new hot products on the shelf since. And, these products would not only make other men jealous of your sleek and toned good looks, but also of the good karma you will have acquired by investing in them. For every product sold, the company donates a portion of the proceeds to key organizations that support the arts, the environment, and human needs through the Billy Jealousy Fund.

The new About Face Anti-Aging Serum ($48, 1 oz.) comes with our favorite glycolic acid in a gentle, regular-usage form. With daily use of the serum, this super-exfoliant will tighten, tone, and even out the skin to get rid of fine lines, bumps, and hyper-/hypo-pigmentation problems. Additional ingredients will prevent inflammation, sag, and puffiness and promote the skin’s natural immunity and healing ability to counteract blemishes and superficial scars. Can somebody suggest a better excuse for being fashionably late than having to stop at every shiny surface to admire one’s reflection?

It is quite amazing what a difference a nice head of hair can make to one’s looks and perceived age. Hair-loss – meaning noticeable net loss, since hair is constantly falling off and new ones taking their place – can creep up quite imperceptibly and, for some unfortunate souls, start as early as just past their teens. By their early- or mid-thirties, a significant percentage of men experience noticeable thinning, especially near the temples and possibly, on the crown of the head as well. So, before it gets to the stage where you might have to consider comb-over, spare yourselves and us, and please take a look @ Billy Jealousy’s Hair Raiser Follicle Restorer ($75, 3.5 oz.).

The major cause for male hair-loss is the active presence of the hormone DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) in the hair-producing cells, along with decreased blood flow to the scalp. Hair Raiser promotes hair regrowth by both increasing blood flow to the scalp and stemming the presence of DHT in these hair cells using vasodilators and DHT blockers, respectively. Results may vary – however, twice-a-day usage on a regular basis should start showing results in one month with thicker, coarser hair. In approximately four months, terminal hair should start sprouting back in areas that had thinned out.

Billy Jealousy products are available at Barneys New York, select Nordstroms, and www.billyjealousy.com.

Originally published August 2005

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