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FAQs

Do I need skincare designed for men?

Our formulations are specifically catered to address the specific needs of men skin. Men tend to have thicker skin, oilier skin, bigger pores, and thicker hair. All of these facets are incorporated into our products to help guys look their best.

Does your deodorant contain aluminum?

Our deodorant is an Antiperspirant Deodorant and therefore does contain an aluminum based ingredient. Given our active backgrounds, we did not just want to control the odor, but also the source of the odor. At this time, all FDA approved antiperspirants contain an aluminum-based ingredient.

Are you all-natural?

Our primary goal is to create effective products, and therefore we are a fusion brand. Although in most cases we use natural active ingredients because they are the best ingredients, we believe that scientists have created highly-effective and most importantly safe ingredients. Therefore, in certain cases we do turn to science.

What makes Recipe for Men unique?

We strive to create the best skincare products that are simple enough for every guy, but geared towards active guys. Given our active backgrounds, we created the line to specifically focus on two things – fixing skincare problems and hydration. Although we don’t like to make claims because ultimately every man’s skin is different, we know that using our products will undoubtedly revitalize, reenergize and improve your skin.  

What is Sebustop?

We have a proprietary blend in many of our products called sebustop – a mix of cinnamon, ginger, and burnet – and an ingredient that we think all men’s skincare brands should have. This blend acts as a tonic in our products, which helps to reduce poor size and help control oil.

What is Sebum?

Sebum is the oily matter that our skin produces and can be the cause of blemishes (when it clogs pores) and oily skin.

Will the products work for all skin-types?

We have designed our products to work for all skin-types, which makes it easier for our customers. If a particular product is not suitable for a skin type, we will make it clear.

Do you do animal testing?

We are proud to say that we do not test any of our products on animals. We in-fact do all of our testing with a dedicated focus group of guys, so you can rest assured that our products are safe.

Are parabens safe and do you use them?

Parabens have been used as a preservative in cosmetic products for a long time. We are aware of the various press regarding parabens in the last few years and we are constantly reading the most recent news on health and ingredient information. At this time, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review and FDA have continued to reaffirm the safety of parabens as an effective preservative. Additionally, only a very small percentage of people are actually allergic to parabens. Although some of our products do have parabens, we can assure you that our products are perfectly safe for use, as we do not use heavy parabens. 

Do you use mineral oils in your products?

Mineral oils are a byproduct of petroleum and we have never used mineral oils in our products.

Do you put alcohol in your products? Do alcohols dry out the skin?

In general, Patrick Bateman was correct when he said that alcohol dries out the skin. For this reason, we do not use alcohol in any of our products, including our Antiperspirant Deodorant.

Should I buy the Facial Scrub or the Facial Cleanser?

The two products serve different purposes. While the Facial Cleanser is a daily cleansing face wash, the Facial Scrub is actually an exfoliant. Exfoliating your skin is important because dead skin cells and dirt accumulate on your face throughout the day. Exfoliating the skin more effectively removes the dead skins cells and improves cell turnover. We recommend using both our Facial Scrub and Facial Cleanser. However, we want our customers to keep in mind that an exfoliant such as our Facial Scrub should only be used once or twice a week.

What is the difference between the Under Eye Gel and Under Eye Patches? Do I need these?

We’re not here to make you buy all of our products, but the key to vibrant appearance is great under eye care. The under eye area is the most sensitive skin on the face. Not only is the skin thinner than anywhere else on the face, it is the most susceptible to signs of aging because of stress and lack of sleep. Although trying to de-stress and getting good sleep are the best cures for under eye care (we know that it's easier said than done), a great regimen can help you look your best.

Our Under Eye Patches are a unique men’s product that focus on helping to reduce puffiness and fine lines. This treatment is meant to be an intense treatment that is used on an as needed basis. The Under Eye Gel is more of a preventative solution that is meant to be used daily. The Under Eye Gel helps to improve circulation to help reduce dark circles and reduce puffiness in the long-run.