Posted by Jimmy
I have bad news: there are some crappy skincare products sitting pretty on some shelves right now. Sorry to state the obvious but I have to accept the harsh reality that when I pick up samples that seem promising, only to be disappointed when I've tried it or researched the ingredients. I'm constantly turning down marketing companies that want to shower me with some of their products when often it's not even worth writing about. Granted, there are some of those products out there are not all bad. But they're not completely good. I've seen a lot, tried a lot, sampled a lot and I have to admit, I'm not easily sold and have pretty high expectations (as you should, too).
With that said, there are some products that have managed to impress me, a few that have proved itself to stand out from mediocrity. One of the product's that have effortlessly commanded my attention is Buster's Organic Face Moisturizer (Peptide Complex).
I discovered Buster's back in January, when I spotted an advertisement in a men's magazine and immediately emailed the owner. He happily sent me a few samples, including Buster's Organic Face Moisturizer.
What's compelling about Buster's is that they are the first all-male organic brand I've come across (the closest to them is a brand called Bull Dog, based out of UK, which is only all-natural). It's almost a relief to know there's a brand devoted to organic ingredients and men's skincare.
Buster's Organic Face Moisturizer Peptide Complex is one for the record books, as it's completely original (challenge to anyone who can find me another men's-based moisturizer with peptides as the main concentration). Peptides are one of the best options for battling aging skin. We have to remember that skin is made up of collagen. As we get older, our collagen is sadly broken down and destroyed so our skin isn't tough, thick, smooth and young. Peptides are basically those building blocks of "mini proteins" that replaces that lost collagen. There's different types of peptides and different ways its meant to help you stay looking young.
In the face moisturizer, the peptides help stimulate the collagen, increasing the skin's thickness, refining those wrinkles and restoring elasticity to the skin. The moisturizer is also quite moisturizing (thanks to hyaluronic acid, which helps promote collagen formation, and it's, as I said just one sentence ago, very moisturizing, especially with the combination of jojoba oil and other botanicals).
I love how it also comes in three scents (natural, holiday and original)... you can pick and choose! The scents differ from the range of organic essential oils they use. Effortlessly one of my new favorite brands on the market (well, online, as they are not sold in stores yet).
Jimmy was also impressed with Buster's mineral face wash
Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Isopropyl Palmitate (Palm Oil), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Oil), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, L'Arginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Citric Acid.