Review – Jack Black – The Defensive Line Anti-Aging Triple Play


Jack Black Defensive LineFull disclosure: I entered this fatherhood game at the tender age of 36 years old. Now, given that Father Time will eventually visit me pretty soon (if he already has not), and coupled with the reality of raising a newborn this late in life; a brother is going to require all the assistance he can get to fight back the impending reality of  burgeoning wrinkles. Even before the arrival of my daughter, I had committed myself to a robust grooming regimen with a complete overhaul of my skin care products. Jack Black was one of the first skin care brands that I decided to trial. I instantly became a huge fan.

Fast-forward to the here and now, I have been afforded the fortuitous opportunity to test and evaluate the Jack Black Defensive Line Anti-Aging Triple Play leading into Father’s Day. Consisting of Jack Black ProSeries offerings Protein Booster Skin Serum, Protein Booster Eye Rescue, and DIY Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads; this collective promises to address a gentleman’s face with the desired result to produce healthier skin. A great value at $100.00 (purchasing each separately will cost you $140.00), this package is a great investment for a gentleman seeking better looking skin. Let’s see what this set has to offer.

Jack Black Skin SerumProduct Details

The silky liquid texture is readily absorbed allowing for immediate delivery of the efficacious ingredients below the skin’s surface. Serums are intended to be used with a moisturizer or blended with another product. It is the ideal companion to any of our moisturizers (Line Smoother or Double-Duty) or Post Shave Cooling Gel. Except for customers with oily skin, serums are not intended to provide adequate hydration when used alone.

Peptides are chains of amino acids (the building blocks of protein) that are essential to human life. They function as messengers in the skin, allowing the epidermis and dermis to communicate more efficiently. As we age, communication diminishes within the skin resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Peptides improve cell communication by sending specific signals that affect skin’s response.

Observations

  • Residing inside an opaque, cobalt blue glass bottle, the contents arrive with a somber yellow appearance and slightly greasy touch. However, don’t allow the appearance or the feel dissuade you from granting Jack Black’s skin serum an audience.
  • As noted above, the serum does have a slightly greasy feel, but it is quickly absorbed by the skin and leaves no greasy residue.
  • It should also be noted that the skin serum should not act as a replacement for your skin moisturizer. Both a good skin moisturizer and serum should be used in conjunction for optimal results. I usually chased the application of the serum with Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer.
  • In comparison, I used regular body lotion (Lubriderm) as an alternative to gauge results. The combination of the Jack Black serum and moisturizer left my skin feeling tighter and firmer after applying.
  • For the Jack Black Protein Booster Serum, I would suggest that 2-3 pumps from the bottle should be sufficient for complete coverage of the face. The amount is small, so a bottle should afford a gentleman a long time of usage depending on the frequency of application.

 

Jack Black DIY Power Peel

 

 

Product Details

A high-potency formula that offers results similar to a professional strength peel with less irritation and down time. In one easy step, it instantly but gently exfoliates the skin, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, increases firmness and lightens dark spots.

Observations

  • The resurfacing pads arrives as a medium-sized, slightly moistened circular wipe. There are approximately 40 wipes housed within each blue container with a silver flip-top lid for access.
  • The wipes are pleasant smelling with slight hints of orange and lemon hanging in the air as you flip open the top. However, there is a faint hint of alcohol as well, so exhibit caution when using around the eye area.
  • There is some slight tingling during and after usage, so if you are a gentleman with sensitive skin, you should probably apply a wipe to a small area and see how your skin reacts.
  • The wipes do dry out the skin a little, so I would definitely follow up with a good moisturizer to revitalize your skin.

 

Jack Black Eye RescueProduct Details

Protein Booster Eye Rescue harnesses the power of clinically tested peptides to aggressively target aging where people see it first, the thin skin around the eyes. It successfully combats fine lines, wrinkles, and helps minimize puffiness and dark circles.

Peptides are chains of amino acids (the building blocks of protein) that are essential to human life. They function as messengers in the skin, allowing the epidermis and dermis to communicate more efficiently. As we age, communication diminishes within the skin resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Peptides improve cell communication by sending specific signals that affect skin’s response.

Observations

  • Having logged my fair share of sleep-deprived nights, the Jack Black Eye Rescue is a much-needed booster to perk my eyes up. The soft, slightly creamy texture absorbs eagerly into the skin without a hint of residue.
  • The cream is very gentle on the skin, so a gentleman need not worry about irritating the area around the eye.
  • Much like the Jack Black Double-Duty Moisturizer, this eye cream will leave your skin tight and firm with the added benefit of knocking out puffiness.

In conclusion, I really like the Jack Black Defensive Line. It would be even better if the moisturizer was included as well. I would see myself using that more than the resurfacing pads. Nevertheless, this would be a cool addition to any gentleman’s grooming arsenal. The pricing may scare some men away because let’s face it; men generally don’t spend a lot of money on grooming products, nor do they delve into the nuances of skin care maintenance. However, if you are a gentleman that has a few worries about aging skin, I would most definitely recommend trialing the Jack Black Defensive Line. The link is below.

http://www.getjackblack.com/Products/The-Defensive-Line-Anti-Aging-Triple-Play__8070.aspx

Gentlemen’s Standard Approved
Disclosure: TGS was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes only. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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