We’re all becoming a little more aware of what ends up on our plates these days. But even as we shop for the locally raised, highest-quality and healthiest options, keeping up with latest terminology and classifications can be a bit perplexing.
When Tim Tyndall retired from being a university science professor, he needed a hobby. So “Dr. T,” as he is known around the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina, put his botany, biology and chemistry expertise to use by making soap in a shed in his backyard. That pastime, which began in 1997, now churns out more than 130 different kinds of soap – one of the largest varieties of the handmade product in the United States.
In recent years, the modern man has come to the rightful realization that there’s nothing wrong with feeling comfortable, looking good and just downright taking care of himself. Unfortunately, the marketing and hygiene industry warped that view into that misguided “metrosexual” deal, often producing men’s products whose advertising budgets dwarfed any investments in actually making a high-quality, male-formulated product. We deserve better.
After 26 years working behind the barber’s chair, veterans Pedro Zermeno and Scott Serrata set out to perfect the craft of classic men’s grooming products. Recently launched under the moniker Imperial Barber Products USA, the pair developed and tested a selection designed with performance and functionality in mind.
“We set out to create something made for men that is a grooming necessity, but also a luxury experience.”
Building on his family’s apothecary heritage and old fashioned recipes, Kyle Hinton recently launched a line of all-natural formulas aimed at making men’s morning shaving ritual a little more satisfying. Created in small batches, each Prospector Co. product is made with ingredients that achieve maximum effectiveness without harming the skin. “I look at it like food for the face. In the same way that we should watch what we eat, we should make it a priority to know what we are putting on our skin – especially during and after a shave when skin is most vulnerable,” Kyle told us.