I absolutely love Jack Black men’s skincare mostly because they really address true skin aging, targeting the right concerns with focused products at a fair price. And their newest releases plow over most of their competition. But my respect for the brand took me longer than it should have.
Anyone who knows me is aware I have access to the most advanced, most expensive, biggest brand name skincare companies in the world. We’re talking tons and tons of the very best stuff! Was I a little jaded? Um, kinda-sorta.
BY MARCO MEDRANO
It was a hardcore New York City winter in 2015 and I was clearing, tossing or donating most of the excess beauty products in my overflowing “beauty vault.” We’re talking everything. Then I really started looking at Jack Black’s ingredient label list. Wow! Blue Algae and Sea Parsley? Organic white tea and Niacinamide? Hydromanil, ginger root and vitamins C and E? These are items that should be in my much more expensive skincare. So, not only did I go the other direction, but I also started gobbing it on, selectively, since I still have to fully test many other brands for periods of time.
But with the release of two super-potent products, CBD+HA Serum with 200 mg Cannabidiol + Hyaluronic Acid and Nighttime BAK-up Retinol Alternative with Bakuchiol + Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Jack Black has officially captured a very sophisticated market share of advanced skincare users. The first product above (HA) is the first thing you put on your skin after cleansing, scrubbing, or toning. It works well as a moisture serum or as the first layer under a moisturizer, for more mature skin (like mine). I keep a second bottle of HA at my desk to fortify my mug for the endless Zoom meetings and place it right over any forehead wrinkles to plump or to extend my Botox (it really works). Nighttime BAK-up should be your last bedtime routine item after serums, with a little extra dab laid on top of creases or “wrinkles-to be.” The product’s primary ingredient, Bakuchiol, is a retinol alternative to avoid redness and sensitivity, while tightening, lifting and evening skin tone. It’s a true must-have.
Jack Black’s range has tiered levels of products to complement younger skin or more assertive remedies for the rest of us. And their website is packed with synergistic product suggestions, chat and actual customer service which can guide you through satisfying solutions on how to mix and match products that address your skin, age and existing conditions. Jack Black’s product bundles are expertly thought out, too.
BONUS: Here are my top Jack Black product picks to help conquer dull skin, wrinkles, slightly sagging or just un-pampered skin. Face Buff Energizing Scrub with Vitamin C and mint. Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser with kaolin clay and volcanic ash. Clean Boost Antioxidant Toner or Bump Fix (my absolute favorite if your close shave can lead to imperfections). Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads, Protein Booster Skin Serum (the bomb!), Line Smoother 8% Glycolic Acid Treatment (use SPF), MP 10 Nourishing Oil (amazing) or Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20.
Today, luckily, there are plenty of choices when it comes to men’s skincare and Jack Black stands out by using effective, next-gen ingredients that even only-the-best-beauty-products-for-me conscious women would absolutely recognize. Jack Black’s straight forward approach of real science leading to results-oriented formulas is a sure recipe for success. The good news is by the time your skin hits the next age category, Jack Black will certainly be ready for you. GetJackBlack.com