Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

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pevonia.bmpIf there’s one lesson I've learned from my mom, it’s that it’s never too early to start caring for your skin. And today we offer a little something for the daddies who read this site (yes, daddies apparently read this site) and/or the women who like to gift them. Carole Arsenault’s husband Marc kindly steps in with a guest review of Pevonia Botanica’s natural home-spa man products. Read on for Marc’s review, as well as to learn how to win men’s skincare products from Pevonia!

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Pevonia Botanica is a natural spa-exclusive skincare collection. While of course it would be nice to go in and have a professional deliver spa treatment, if you don’t have the resources for that, you can buy the products (online at DermStore or in local spas) to enjoy at home. My son and I tested each of the products in their skincare collection for men. Here are our thoughts:

Easy Glide Shaving Emulsion

My 16-year-old son and I both loved this product. It goes on lightly but surprisingly aids in a nice close shave with a really smooth feeling. The only knock I have is with the packaging. Although I like the colors and sleek shape, when the cap is off, the bottle can’t stand on it’s own (since the cap is on the bottom) so I had to keep putting the bottle down on its side. A minor point, but I wished that the cap were on top so the bottle could stand without the cap completely secured.

Soothing After Shave Balm

The shaving emulsion was so effective that I didn’t feel that this product was completely necessary, but it did really comfort my face following my shave and took away some of the little razor burn I had. The product provided a really smooth feeling.

Aqua Gel Foaming Cleanser

My son used this product and commented that it didn't dry his face out and went on smoothly. He also commented that it felt so hydrating that he didn’t feel as if he needed a moisturizer when done.

Age Defying Caviar Balm

This product was great. I use the caviar balm with more regularity than any of the others. I did feel that the product addressed some of the 'lines' on my face. It went on lightly but really hydrated my skin.

Fitness Glow Hydrating Self-Tan

This product was easy to apply and went on very evenly. The result is natural and not too 'orangey.'

Summary: All in all I/we really enjoyed Pevonia Botanica’s products. We will continue to buy them in the future and highly recommend them to men looking for natural and gentle yet effective skincare products."

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to winner Darlene!
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Now, want to win men’s skincare products from Pevonia*? Here’s how:

  • Visit the Pevonia Botanica spa locator page, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘Pevonia’ in the subject), and name a spa near you that carries Pevonia products.

  • One entry permitted per person; US entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at noon EST, Thursday, February 19, 2009.

    *One winner will receive assorted Pevonia men’s skincare products (valued at over $80)!


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