Shave. Save Water. Repeat. – Water Saving Grooming Tips

To help bring awareness to the global water scarcity crisis, MËNAJI Advanced Men’s Skincare continues its water saving campaign #SaveWater on World Water Day 2017. The MENAJI #SaveWater Campaign reminds guys to conserve water, turn off their faucets when they groom and choose products that require little to no water use in their daily routines including our Clear Shave 3-in-1 Formula and Power Hydrator.

Other Water Saving Tips

Firmly Turn Off Your Faucets
Just a small drip from your bathroom sink can waste up to 20 gallons of water a day, and that number increases with every faucet within the home.

Increase the Efficiency of Your Laundry
Only wash a load of clothes when they completely fill the machine; don’t waste an entire spin and rinse cycle on a lone pair of jeans. You might also consider the purchase of an Energy Star washer, which reduces a load by 10-20 gallons on average.

Change Your Grooming Habits
You probably already know you shouldn’t leave the water running while you brush your teeth. But did anyone ever tell you about shaving? You’ll save tons of water if you fill the sink instead of turning on the tap every time you rinse your razor. The same goes for washing your face or wetting your hair. Our Clear Shave 3-in-1 product which requires NO water while moisturizing the skin. Also: skip washing your hair every day which only dries out the scalp.

Check For Leaks
Check all the plumbing and piping within your home. Is anything wet or rusted? Anything showing signs of corrosion? Even if you don’t see any conspicuous dripping, check for water damage on the floor and walls. If it’s there, something is leaking. Investing in a visit from the plumber now could save you big money in the future!

Fix Your Showers
Everyone likes a long, hot shower, but all that time you spend warming up the water is wasting it. Install insulation over your pipes and you’ll have hot water ready almost instantly. You can also purchase a “flow low” water-saving shower head that will save you up to two gallons a minute.

According to Treehugger.com, when the average American takes even a 5-minute shower, he or she uses more water than an average person in a poverty-stricken area of a developing country uses in a whole day.

Stop Unnecessary Flushing
It takes five to seven gallons of water to flush a toilet. How many times have you flushed a single tissue or cigarette butt? Save your trash for the actual trash can.

Store Water Bottles in the Fridge
Most of us need cold water on a regular basis, whether it’s for drinking, washing vegetables or cleaning up a spill. But running the tap and waiting for it to cool will waste several gallons of perfectly good water, rather just fill a few bottles and keep them stored in the fridge for later use.

Need a Car Wash? Be Careful With the Hose
Washing your car the traditional way, with the hose running at full blast, will spill a staggering 150 gallons of water. Instead, fill a bucket with soapy water and bring out the hose only for the final rinse. You should consider a professional wash if you’re truly dedicated to reducing your environmental impact.

Urban Camouflage® Undereye Dark Circle Concealer Featured in Birchbox’s New “Eye Care Essentials Kit”

Concealer For Men

Birchbox customers know that the perks at Birchbox can be amazing – but now Birchbox has released a new Gift With Purchase for the guys — and it’s a real eye opener.

For a limited time and while supplies last the “Eye Care Essentials Kit” will be available online to any Birchbox customer who spends $65 or more of full-size products from the Birchbox Shop. The “Eye Care Essentials Kit” includes Brickell Eye Balm, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye and MENAJI Urban Camouflage® undereye dark circle concealer.

According to Kyle Bergman, Buyer and Curator for Birchbox Man | Merchant, Men’s Grooming & Lifestyle, the VIP box was created in response to a growing demand for these specific products. Bergman said they curated the box to tackle crow’s feet, dark circles, puffy under-eye bags.

“We realized we needed to offer a strategic eye care category when our sales and search analysis showed that skincare was the fastest growing category, and eye care was the fastest growing category within that,” Bergman said.

MENAJI Urban Camouflage® will be featured in only the “Light” shade this go around, but the full collection of MENAJI Urban Camouflage® shades is available in the men’s section at Birchbox’s flagship store or online. The “Eye Care Essentials Kit” GWP can only be found online at www/birchbox.com in the men’s section drop down under “Gifts With Purchase. Customers are asked to use code EYECARE at checkout.

Two New Holiday Sets for Men

Holiday sets for men

This holiday season get ready to experience new ways to experiment with some of MENAJI’s most iconic products: Urban Camouflage®, 911 Eye Gel, Anti-Aging Eraser, and ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula – ready to deliver the best-looking skin that the season’s events require.

MENAJI announced two new luxury skincare holiday sets for this season that will make men not think twice about leaving home wearing BLACK TIE or NAKED.

MENAJI Advanced Men’s Skincare invites men to go BLACK TIE or NAKED this season with two new luxury skincare holiday sets. Both sets contain iconic MENAJI products at holiday gift set prices.

BLACK TIE Set was created for semi-formal to formal events.

MENAJI BLACK TIE set comes in a repurposed cigar box and includes:

  • ClearShave
  • Anti-Aging Eraser
  • Power Hydrator
  • 911 Eye Gel
  • Lip Agent

$120

NAKED was created for everything else, such as holiday parties, family parties, office parties, clubbing, visiting, and holiday outings – wherever a man just wants to look good including lounging by the fire on a bear skin rug.

MENAJI NAKED set comes in a repurposed cigar box and includes:
ClearShave
911 Eye Gel
Lip Agent
Urban Camouflage

$70

As the name implies, NAKED is pure skincare loaded with antioxidants and vitamins to nourish the skin, as well as Urban Camouflage®, to cover any minor imperfections.

Both sets are available only on menaji.com.

 

Introducing our new Makeup Starter Kit for Men

Men's Makeup Starter Set

This fall, MENAJI launches their Makeup Starter Kit for Men to make it even less complicated for men to learn how to cover up their minor skin imperfections.The Makeup Starter Kit for Men includes the two most iconic MENAJI products that have been best-selling corrective cosmetics for years: MENAJI Urban Camouflage®, an organic concealer that is virtually undetectable and the original HDPV Anti-Shine Powder.

The simple, easy-to-use MENAJI Urban Camouflage® concealer for men was the original category creator for all men’s makeup that has become MENAJI’s breakaway hit, and is cruelty-free, paraben-free, chemical free, fragrance-free, rich in anti-oxidants, with skin nourishing grape seed oil and natural Vitamin E.

HDPV Anti-Shine Powder is the world’s original oil and shine blotter for men that also covers minor skin imperfections and leaves a smooth, even skin tone.

“We’ve found that men want a simple way to cover up redness, pimples, scars, dark under-eye circles and a shiny forehead, but don’t want to deal with women’s makeup and the overwhelming amount of their brands and products. We know they want few products and they’d prefer that these products come from a men’s-only skincare line. And, as men increase their use of concealers, we want to make this process affordable and simple,” said Pamela Viglielmo, President of MENAJI.

“This is not about transformative makeup like foundation, contouring, brow liners or lip stain that’s super-obvious. It’s about subtle, virtually undetectable cover-up that helps a man achieve a fresh and more youthful appearance. Let’s face it, who wants to be seen with a huge pimple on your face, an oily forehead or chin, or tired eyes?”

The Makeup Starter Kit for Men costs $55 and comes in a small, black bag made from water- and stain-resistant ballistic nylon ready to toss into a Dopp Kit or suitcase. Each bag is smartly finished with MENAJI branded pull tags, and measures 9cm x 5cm x 9cm.

Taking the Guesswork Out of Grooming Essentials for Men

Grooming Starter Kit for Men

MENAJI Advanced Men’s Skincare announced this month it is launching a newly curated skincare set for men that takes the guesswork out of which grooming essentials they will need for their 2017 skincare regimens.

MENAJI President Pamela Viglielmo said that MENAJI curated the Grooming Essentials Starter Kit for men based on customer demands for the best products to begin a daily skincare regimen, and suggestions for additional products whose benefits are layered with each daily use. She also wanted it to be the most comprehensive so the Grooming Essentials Starter Kit is good for and invigorating cleanse, exfoliation, shave prep, wet or dry shaving, preventing ingrown hairs, toning, moisturizing, anti-aging, fine lines, cracked lips, breakouts, and spot coverage.

“Every year we see customers who are more and more educated about healthy ingredients, such as apple stem cell, and they want to know what they can use to begin or improve their morning routines,” said Viglielmo. “Customers are beyond understanding that healthy skin and good-looks are a matter of good grooming, not genes. They’re past ‘What comes after shave?’ They know it’s about regimens with the best serums and natural ingredients as the baseline for hygiene and personal style. They just want to know which ones to put together for basic maintenance plus updating.”

Market research reports point to a growing number of male consumers, with an acceptance of spending on personal care, who research products on their phones from the comfort of their couch, who care about:

  • Value, with room for indulgence
  • Their surroundings
  • Sun protection and anti-aging
  • Style trends
  • The difficulty-level of understanding what the products do

The global market for men’s grooming products is expected to exceed $43 billion by 2020. MENAJI’s Grooming Essentials Starter Kit was curated to prepare a baseline regimen for men to use that include a little more than what they would normally buy, but yet need to incorporate. For example, studies show that men understand the importance of using anti-aging products but won’t use them unless they are handy. The Grooming Essentials Starter Kit covers everything from shaving to breakouts to anti-aging for $125 and keeps it conveniently handy.

“We’re always looking to strengthen the relationship with our consumers by listening and recognizing their values, leading them to their true core wants or needs, in terms of skincare and looking good,” Viglielmo said.

 

MËNAJI’s ClearShave 3-in1 Featured In Top Beauty Awards 2016

Our ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula’s #SaveWater Campaign is a Finalist in the ICMAD CITY Awards for “Best Cause Marketing”

MENAJI Advanced Men’s Skincare, a pioneering brand of men’s healthy, natural grooming products that emerged before men’s grooming boomed, is in the headlines again, this time as a finalist in one of the industry’s most prestigious awards: the 2016 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Awards.

Established by the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) in 1995, the CITY Awards honors only the most creative companies, entrepreneurs, new products, package designs and marketing programs in the industry, and is considered the gold-standard award in the independent beauty industry.

The only men’s shave gel that does not lather and saves 3 gallons of water during your morning grooming routine, the ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula by MENAJI.
More than 120 entrants convened for the awards ceremony held during CosmoProf North America on July 25, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

This year, MENAJI’s #SaveWater campaign was recognized as a finalist as one of the industry’s most innovative Best Cause Marketing campaigns.

#SaveWater, a “social good” campaign with the theme of water conservation, was launched by MENAJI on March 22 World Water Day 2016, in an effort to bring awareness to the global water scarcity crisis. The MENAJI #SaveWater Campaign challenges guys to turn off their faucets when they groom and choose products that require little to no water use in their daily routines and featured MENAJI’s ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula as a product that is socially-conscious about water scarcity by not requiring water usage to achieve a result that typically requires water.

ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula is also on demand by makeup professionals, because makeup artists are often faced with grooming celebrities on set, red carpets, or in front of the TV without access to water.

The #SaveWater campaign is also multi-tiered, as it aims to educate, by giving monthly tips on how to save water, encouraging men to “turn off their faucets” during grooming time by using MENAJI ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula, and giving away one ClearShave every month. MENAJI #SaveWater will run from March 22, 2016 until the end of December 2016 and will feature contests and giveaways throughout the year using #SaveWater to remind everyone that every effort helps — using “Water-Free Luxury” products, and “turning off the faucet” in their daily grooming routine.

MENAJI ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula shave gel is a multifunctional shave product designed to be a cut above regular shave gels, said MENAJI President Pamela Viglielmo. ClearShave doesn’t sting thanks to its natural botanicals, and doesn’t lather. Because it is a clear gel, a man can shave his face, head, and entire body quickly and precisely. It was developed to be used anywhere and anytime without the need for water (such as a gym, on film location, on a plane, at an airport, etc.).

MENAJI ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula continues to be a favorite since its launch in 2015, hailed as one of the best new products of the year by bloggers, consumers and makeup artists alike.

“We’re honored to have been competing against some of the world’s most innovative products and people in the industry. We’re thrilled #SaveWater got picked as a finalist in “Best Cause Marketing” because research reports reveal that global shortages will make water an increasingly precious and politically-charged commodity. We worked a long time to develop ClearShave to be the shave gel of the future. It’s more than a product; it’s a movement,” said Viglielmo.

There’s No Masking the Truth: MËNAJI Celebrates “Year of the Masque”

MENAJI Gives Shoppers Free Masque Samples So They Can Indulge in MultiMasking August 2016

A recent research report by Mintel dubbed 2015 “The Year of the Mask” indicating that the popularity of this emerging product has made it one of the hottest trends in the skincare market. Mask sales rose significantly driven by a move toward more customized skincare solutions. According to Mintel’s Facial Skincare and Anti-Aging US 2015 report, sales of masks grew to almost $30 million. Some of the key drivers were young males.

MENAJI Advanced Men’s Skincare announced this month that in August 2016 the company will be giving away samples of their luxurious Deep Cleansing Masque to celebrate the rise in popularity of this unique men’s grooming product.

MENAJI Advanced Men’s Skincare Deep Cleansing Masque for Men, made especially to address the 20% more oil production on a man’s face, increased popularity with overall mask market demand increase, said MENAJI executives.

MENAJI Advanced Men’s Skincare Deep Cleansing Masque, made especially to address the 20% more oil production on a man’s face, increased popularity with overall mask market demand increase, said MENAJI executives. “The Mask has become a staple in men’s grooming,” said Pamela Viglielmo, President of MENAJI. “From industry reports to Instagram – every guy is multi-masking!”

Multi-masking which is the exercise of using different facial masks on different areas of the face at the same time, is the preferred way of using masks now, said the Mintel report, as it customizes skincare and customers perceive an improvement in efficacy.

Additionally according to the NPD Group’s 2015’s review of Beauty Sales, what grew specifically in the category of skincare was masks in alternative formats (such as clay and paper).

Viglielmo said that MENAJI has always been aware of the benefits of clay on a man’s skin and that is why it is the key ingredient in the MENAJI Masque.

“People need masks because everyday cleansing is simply not enough to have radiant, youthful, fresh skin. Our specially formulated Masque addresses the 20% higher oil production in men’s skin that other clay and mud masks do not. Skin treatment for men begins with a deep clean to absorb oil, exfoliate dead skin and reduce pore size. Our Masque digs deep to get rid of blackheads while also enriching the skin with vitamins A, C, E, and antioxidants,” Viglielmo said.

Viglielmo also stated that people love masks because of the pampering aspect. In August, MENAJI will give away masque samples with every purchase of their skincare and cosmetics line to help those who haven’t multi-masked, get started, and those who already are multi-masking, enjoy healthier skin.

“A mask is a spa-like experience. Multi-masking forces you to cool down and relax while you wait for the treatment to work. During this downtime you can be kind to yourself, concentrate on your breathing and meditate. It’s only a few minutes but what a world of difference it does for your face and your health,” Viglielmo said.

Menaji Returns To New York Fashion Week

Men's Fashion Week

Male-Specific #NYFW:MENS Lures Pioneer Mens Cosmetic Brand to Step into the Limelight for Loris DIRAN at the HG CONTEMPORARY Gallery in Manhattan and More…

MENAJI Advanced Men’s Skincare, the first brand to create fast-acting corrective skincare and HD cosmetics for men, returned to New York Fashion Week (NYFW) this year supporting several designers during New York Fashion Week: Men’s (NYFW: MENS) held July 11 – 14. This global event proved to be the perfect venue to promote MENAJI, rounding out the theme of all-male models, fashion and grooming.

Pamela Viglielmo, President of MENAJI, said that for years, many women’s makeup brands with deeper pockets have dominated the NYFW space due to sponsorship demands and makeup artists who had more expertise with those products. Finally the men’s category is as important as the women’s.

However when the Council of Fashion Designers of America launched NYFW: MENS, a standalone showcase for American men’s fashion in 2015, they may not have anticipated the shift by some designers to use male-only cosmetics. A report by Mashable also quoted a study by Euromonitor that shows men’s grooming in the U.S. is estimated to become a $6.5 billion industry in less than two years.

Expert makeup artists, too, who had experience or wanted experience using men’s cosmetics lines flocked in to create neutral, natural-looking lightly-enhanced visages on the models for SS17 styles. Male attendees, too, aware of the trend were either using some form of cosmetics or interested in learning how.

“We participated in NYFW a few years back before NYFW:MENS became official. But this year it is much different” said Viglielmo.  “There’s a dedicated time and space set aside for men now – NYFW:MENS. We’re honored and privileged to have worked with some of the hippest designers through some of the most knowledgeable makeup artists.  We welcomed multiple requests through Instagram and Facebook for product and demos for the shows and supported three designers!”

This year, MENAJI was selected for the perfect assortment of products, for the full look for established Loris DIRAN’s SS17 show at the HG Contemporary Gallery. Loris Diran is an award-winning, New York-based, Armenian-American designer who has worked for such super houses as CHANEL and VERSACE. Through the expertise of a talented team of makeup artists familiar with MENAJI, led by Lucie Nguyen, the collection shone exuberantly.

Loris DIRAN, who needed a sun-kissed glow, was very pleased with MENAJI’s effortless enhancement, said his collection was not about color, but instead the subtraction of color.

“(In my collection for SS17) Fabrics are meant to be sun-bleached and of the palest tones with just a splash of foliage green. Joined with the black and bone grouping, it creates a story of textures and rustic detail, reminiscent of traditional South American style. Proportions are a juxtaposition of elongated shirts and jackets, with shorter, shrunken pant lengths, all to convey a romantic vision for Summer 2017,” said DIRAN.

“NYFW:MENS was the perfect showcase for MENAJI which simply enhances a natural look,” Viglielmo said.

MENAJI also contributed to designer Orlebar Brown’s “Swimming in the Sky” presentation of luxury resort and swimwear, as well as supported emerging designer Corey Woods on his premiere launch of “The Irvington Collection” Yerise by Yeroc & Co. Woods has an existing line of luxury eyewear, YERISE: The Eyefull Tower Collection SS17.

NFL Veteran Christopher Houston Talks Grooming and Style Secrets with MËNAJI

This summer, MËNAJI had the privilege of sitting down with NFL veteran Chris Houston – former player for the Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons – as he exclusively revealed his favorite style shortcuts, secrets, and much more.

Q: How did you start your career in the NFL?
A: Coming out of the University of Arkansas I was blessed to be drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2007, and thereafter was honored to continue my career with the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers.

Q: What prompted you to leave pro football?
A:  I was always excited for the next chapter in my life as I was playing football. Finally, I came to a juncture where these other interests were calling me. So in 2015 I decided to leave pro football, and once again, God blessed me with open doors of opportunity to start pursuing these other interests. Through planning and preparation, I was able to enter into in the entertainment industry, the real estate business, as well as mentoring children.

Q:  So do you plan to “go home” so-to-speak? Where are you originally from?
A: Home for me is Austin, Texas so I will continue to plant my roots there as the city is rapidly expanding. In addition, as mentioned before, I have entered into real estate so both Austin and Atlanta are the two cities I am investing in and will travel between to start off.

Q: What are the other interests that prompted you to leave football?
A: Acting is a huge interest that prompted me to leave, because like football, it takes a lot of time, commitment, dedication and skill to be great. I already have an amazing acting coach and have been taking acting classes. This is allowing me to audition for major TV, Film, theater and web projects. Thus far I have worked on a project for Warner Brothers that I did for Spring Hill Entertainment, which is owned by LeBron James and Maverick Carter.

Q: How do you define your personal style?
A: That is a good question. It’s funny because I’ve been labeled a “pretty boy” by friends and family for my interest in fashion and style. But I consider myself to be a man with street style who is growing and is open to learning the various forms of fashion as I continue my journey in the entertainment industry- especially the business of fashion. Personally, I would define my style as relaxed, yet upscale. I also like styles that are sporty and when wearing suits, I like them to look laid-back. Grooming and accessories wise, I’ve never been into many products, but I do love to pamper myself and my mom.

Q: Which one of MENAJI products are you going to try?
A: I’m excited to try the Face & Body Scrub and ClearShave 3-in-1 Formula. I think that these products are a good start to keep my face fresh, especially now that I need to always be ready for that next acting opportunity or audition.

About Chris Houston
Chris Houston is a former American football cornerback who played in the National Football League (NFL). Houston played college football for the University of Arkansas, and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Houston was also a member of the Detroit Lions and the Carolina Panthers. In 2015, Houston decided on early retirement from the is pro football career to pursue various entertainment and business endeavors. Currently, he is an actor, entering into fashion industry and is in the real estate business with current investments in Atlanta, GA and Austin, TX. Follow Houston on Instagram @_champ23 and for more information and booking contact info@d4sm.com.

Our Aftershave is a Forbes Feature for Rockin’ Dads this Father’s Day!

The MËNAJI Powerhydrator Aftershave was selected this week as one of Forbes’ featured Fathers Day products for cool dads.