An Honest Review of Smartwool’s New Intraknit Base Layer Editors’ Recommendations Ably Apparel Clothing Is Almost Impossible to Get Wet or Dirty The Best Anti-Aging Creams and Skincare Products for Men Turo Skin passed the “four immediate questions” test I typically give a new skincare brand before spending the time to test it out. First, is it teeming with junky chemicals? Answer: No. Aside from some of the UV sunscreen ingredients in the daily moisturizer, it’s made from all plant or sea based, naturally derived substances and is free of chemical preservatives (read: no parabens or sulfates, lots of algea extracts) Next, does it reek? Answer: No. It’s a combo of green tea and citrus. Then, does the packaging remind me of my mom? Answer: Not at all. Rather sporty, slick and sophisticated. And, finally—does the name start off with “man-this” or “dude-that.” Answer: No. (Do we really need our shave foam to remind us what chromosomes we were born with?)That was a little more than a month ago and since then, I’ve added all six of the Turo Skin products to the front lines of the product calvary I have occupying every open space in my room/bathroom. The new men’s skincare brand was created by board certified plastic surgeon John Renucci MD, FACS (don’t let the plastic thing turn you off, he’s not just filling in Botox), who gets the intimate issues guys face when it comes to skin—we’re redder, itchier, flakier, oilier and larger pored than those in the fairer sex.He’s been working on the Turo formulations for ten years (!!), starting because he couldn’t find the kinds of salubrious products he could recommend to his male patients. Ok, so ten years ago things were a little different in the world of men’s grooming (there’s plenty of very good brands that’ve emerged since then), but it really is a hard-copy statement of the doctor’s commitment to finding the perfect solution for men. And his good work has paid off with a line of products that I have no doubt stand out with the best of them, and will be sticking around (though, after 5 weeks, I need some refills).So, a little rundown for you…The 3-in-1 Shower Cleanser (shampoo, body and face wash) would be for those of you often in a rush—it won’t dry your hair or clog the pores in your face and is made with anti-aging and moisturizing algae extracts, green tea and abyssinian oil.The Multi-Active Foaming Shave Cream also exfoliates and is made with anti-inflammatory (licorice extract) to ward off annoying razor burn (also other nourishing nutrients like sea moss and yeast extract).The Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Sunscreen (SPF 15) is non-comedogenic (its broad-spectrum formula doesn’t use pore clogging sun blockers) and lightweight but uses the magic of licorice and sea mayweed extracts to calm irritations, making it good to use, post-shave.The Regenerating Night Cream, contains retinol (a prescription vitamin A that’s really good at fighting the signs of aging and sun damage) and a cabal of other anti-agers and skin soothers. (This one’s my favorite)The Protective Lip Balm (SPF 15) goes on matte and doesn’t taste like your girlfriend (actually, more like shea butter, which you’ll find inside).The Acne Spot Treatment, I was shocked, actually works (great for ingrown hairs). To get to the roof of the problem, it uses lilac cell culture extract and salicylic acid, which sounds scary, but really comes from the bark of the willow tree. And avocado extract to keep your sebum in check.The line just launched and as of now, only available via their website at turoskin.com. The Best Wetsuits to Keep You in the Water All Year Long The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About
New Delhi: The Hague-based International Court of Justice on Thursday said it will deliver on July 17 its verdict in the case relating to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on death row in Pakistan. Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India approached the ICJ in May 2017 against Pakistan for denying consular access to Jadhav.
As the federal policy does not overstep provincial jurisdiction, Ontario’s top court has sided with Trudeau’s carbon tax. But the Doug Ford government says their fight against this tax is not over and in a statement today Premier Ford says he is disappointed in the courts ruling.“We know, as do the people of this province, that the federal government’s carbon tax is making life more expensive for Ontarians and is putting jobs and businesses at risk”The province argued that the federal carbon tax overstepped provincial authority, but the chief justice with the Ontario court says climate change is a matter of national concern.Federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna said “carbon pollution which knows no borders, is a clear issue of national concern, and which presents an urgent threat to canadians and the world. One of the Ford government’s top priorities since taking office has been abolishing the federal carbon tax in Ontario.”She went on to say that the tax will cost the average household nearly $650 000 a year by 2022. And Ford isn’t the only one fighting Trudeau on this. The top court of Saskatewan also sided with the feds last month. Manitoba, Alberta and New Brunswick are also fighting against the tax on carbon pollution.Ontario Green Party leader Mike Schreiner says the Ford government has tried to distract Ontarians with stickers at gas pumps and selfies, adding that “for the past year, the Premier has wasted our money in a $30 million misinformation campaign to sabotage climate solutions.”Ford says his government will appeal the ruling. Political analyst Keith Leslie says Ford was expecting this outcome.“Premier Ford has spoken before about losing a couple of battles but planning to win the war. They want to get this to the supreme court. They’ve budgeted $30 million to do so”The province says it doesn’t need the carbon tax to address climate change.Adding to that, Ottawa is increasing the carbon tax on new natural-gas plants as part of the final regulations for its carbon-pricing system for big industrial greenhouse-gas emitters.The move is intended to discourage power companies from building the facilities. Changes taking effect this week mean that new natural-gas plants will have their emissions standard toughened each year after 2021, to the point that in 2030 they will pay the carbon price on every ounce of their emissions.