• Gift Ideas For Men on Global Morning News

    Posted by Patrick Levesque

    In the video above, Jamie Beuthin and Patrick Levesque talk to various Global Morning News anchors (including Sophie Lui, Steve Darling, Mark Madryga and more) about gift ideas.

    These segments aired in past years but a lot of these gift ideas are equally popular if not more so now. Check them out to get some ideas for the special men in your life!

     

    Global Morning News 2014

    Global Noon News Hour 2013

    Global Morning News 2012

  • MASC On Breakfast Television: Gift Ideas For Men

    Posted by Patrick Levesque

    MASC was featured on Breakfast Television Vancouver this morning, hosted by the lovely Dawn Chubai as she talked gift ideas along with Marc Torhjelm from The Cross (an amazing home & decor store across the street from MASC). 

    Specifically featured from MASC were two stellar super natural skincare sets from Ursa Major. 

    Both sets will fully equip that special someone with these best selling essentials: Face Wash, Face Tonic, Shave Cream, Face Balm

    Ursa Major is a natural skincare line out of Vermont and their products have had nothing but positive reviews by our customers. Some exciting new products coming soon from these guys - including a new all natural deodorant! 

    Check out all of the Ursa Major products here

     

  • Fear The Beard: Big Love From Big Brother Kenny Brain

    Posted by Patrick Levesque

    In Season 2 of Big Brother Canada (which aired this spring), Kenny Brain quickly became one of Canada's favourites. He stood out as a great competitor both with his physical game and social game. Furthermore, his sense of style could not go unnoticed with his well maintained beard and perfectly styled hair. 

     We're glad he's loving the products from MASC, particularly the Bluebeards products!
  • Blake Skjellerup: December MASCed Man of the Month

    Posted by Patrick Levesque

    What is the MASCed MAN campaign all about? 

    We want to shine the spotlight on some familiar faces and highlight the success they've had in their careers, in addition to sharing their thoughts on how skin care and grooming fits into their daily regimens. As they say, "Confidence breeds success" and at MASC, we strive to provide you the tools and information necessary to maintain a healthy and well-groomed appearance in a simple, no-fuss manner. By doing so, it'll give you that little extra boost to help you to better tackle the day-to-day challenges in your busy lives and achieve the goals you've set for yourself. 


    Meet Blake Skjellerup
     

    We're excited to introduced you to our second ever "MASCED MAN of the MONTH," Blake Skjellerup from New Zealand. The 28-year-old is an Olympic Short Track Speed Skater who competed in the 2010 Olympic Games for New Zealand and is currently training to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Socci, Russia. 
    Blake is currently doing the majority of his training in Calgary, Alberta. Learn more about this talented Olympic hopeful below! 
     
    How long have you been Speed Skating and what was your experience like competing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics?

    I’ve been speed skating for 18 years now. Competing in Vancouver was amazing, it was the achievement of something I’d worked long and tirelessly for. 

    Where are you doing most of your training right now?
    Currently doing more of my training in Calgary, Alberta.


    How much time do you spend in New Zealand these days? 
    Definitely not enough unfortunately! I get home as much as I can, for a month or so during the off season.
    What do you like to do for fun when you're not training?
    Today, we are visiting the marshmallow museum & factory in Kolomna where I’m training and competing. I try to do as much as I can, but I like my down-time after training to just relax and zone-out.
    What is your morning and evening skincare / grooming routine?
    My routine is more evening-based because I have limited time in the morning, but in the morning I wash my face with water and apply a daily moisturiser/SPF. In the evening I shower, use a daily light exfoliant, then I cleanse and moisturize Then I lastly apply an eye creme.



    When did you start getting into skincare and why? 
    I had a friend who got me into skincare properly at the age of 21. We’ve only got 1 face, so we must look after it!
    What is one of your favorite MASC products?
    This would have to be Evo Gansta Grip. It holds my hair exactly how I want it and it’s very smooth. I always take a couple of bottles with me on tour so I never run out.


    What types of products do you take with you on the road?
    I’m on the road for most of the time, so I take everything with me!
    Do you have a particular diet/eating plan you follow to compliment your training? Does it change in the off season?
    As an athlete we have to eat properly and in moderation through our training and competing, trying to limit processed foods and increasing our intake of proteins (chicken and fish are staples of my day). In the off-season, chocolate, chips and wine creep their way back into my daily routine!
    Do you have any pre or post competition rituals?
    I’ll let you into a secret… I have a McDonalds at the end of each season - which is only once a year!
    As an openly gay athlete who plans to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, are you worried about the laws regarding homosexuality in Russia? 
    I’m not worried at all, I’m just going to go and compete in Russia as me - Blake the athlete. I’m hoping these laws will change in time, and I believe that going to the games will raise more of an awareness instead of just running and hiding from the issue.



    Do you do any sort of visualization, affirmations or even have any vision boards that you think has been helpful for you on your journey to the Olympics?
    It’s a constant game of vision and affirmation inside my head. I believe in me, and if I didn’t then my competitors have already won.
    You can follow Blake on Twitter @BlakeSkjellerup, Facebook and Instagram. You can also support the campaign to send him to the 2014 Olympics hereThanks so much, Blake! Best of luck to you at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Socci! 
  • Jordan Harvey: October MASCed Man of the Month

    Posted by Patrick Levesque

    What is the MASCed MAN campaign all about? 

    We want to shine the spotlight on some familiar faces and highlight the success they've had in their careers, in addition to sharing their thoughts on how skin care and grooming fits into their daily regimens. 

    As they say, "Confidence breeds success" and at MASC, we strive to provide you the tools and information necessary to maintain a healthy and well-groomed appearance in a simple, no-fuss manner. By doing so, it'll give you that little extra boost to help you to better tackle the day-to-day challenges in your busy lives and achieve the goals you've set for yourself.  


    Meet Jordan Harvey

    We're excited to introduced you to our first ever "MASCED MAN of the MONTH," Jordan Harvey from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Harvey is 29 years old and plays Left Back for the team. He's originally from California but since joining the Whitecaps, he and his equally talented girlfriend, singer Kimberly Caldwell, have relocated to Vancouver, BC. Learn a little more about Jordan Harvey below! 
     
    How long have you been playing soccer? 
    I've been playing soccer since I was five years old and professionally since I was twenty one. I joined the Whitecaps in 2011. 
    What do you like most about living in Vancouver? 
    Being outdoors in the summertime. From naps on the beach to riding my bike....it's hard to stay inside when there is so much to offer here in Vancouver. 
    What do you like to do for fun when you're not training or playing soccer? 
    You will usually find me skateboarding on the Seawall or paddle boarding in English Bay. 


    What is your morning skincare / grooming routine?
    I wake up and wash my face with Malin+Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser and their Vitamin E Face Moisturizer. I also like to use Urth Face Scrub in the shower. For a little extra help, I will use Dr. Dennis Gross Age Erase under my eyes.
    When did you start getting into skincare and why?
    My mom and sister gifted me some male skincare products for Christmas a few years ago and then I was hooked. You will rarely see me clean shaven but I still like to take care of myself especially now that I'm approaching my 30s.
    What is your favourite MASC product? 

    Who takes longer to get ready - you or Kim?
    She would say me and I would say her for sure. I take longer to get into bed and she takes longer to get out the door.
    What types of products do you take with you on the road?
    I usually take my entire daily routine with me on the road because I'm traveling constantly for games.
    Do you have a particular diet/eating plan you follow? 

    Every morning I have eggs, wheat toast, and a strawberry/pineapple smoothie plus a coffee to go. For lunch a turkey or ham sandwich and for dinner whatever my girlfriend cooks which is normally healthy. Fish and rice or chicken and veggies but I would have tacos every night if I could. Every once in a while I will slip up and have a pizza day. In the off-season I keep active daily but definitely take advantage of being around my family's cooking during the holidays.
     

     
    Do you have any pre or post game rituals?
    I am a routine kind of guy so I like to wake up early and eat healthy so I can squeeze in a quick nap before I put my suit on to get out the door. Of course post game always depends on the outcome of the game. 
    Huge thank you to MASC for the support and for taking good care of me. - Jordan

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