So just who is Billy Jealousy and why should you care? I can’t answer the first part of the question, but I can tell you the reason you should care. Because Billy Jealousy definitely knows how to take care of your appearance. When we let our readers know that we were going to be doing some reviews on Men’s Care Products, tons of them wrote in and said boldly “We want to know about Billy Jealousy”. That is all we needed to hear.
We contacted Pat Parsi, founder and president of Billy Jealousy, and asked him what the “golfer” should try out?” He gave us a ton of info on the brand itself and why their products are held in such high regard.
Parsi launched the male grooming brand in 2004 in Texas. Pat believes that “good grooming = confidence = power.” Almost four years later, the brand has more than twenty products in the line and some of them are just what every golfer needs. The description of Billy Jealousy as a brand is spelled out below. It just made me want to try their stuff out even more.
Billy Jealousy is more than just a product–it’s a way of life that defines who you are: effortless yet edgy, playful but still polished. Sharply tailored for today’s sophisticated bad boy, Billy Jealousy is geared toward those who know how to look good. After all, an investment in your appearance can really pay off. Billy Jealousy’s line of Cosmeceutical skin care products has been scientifically designed to help cleanse and promote the attractiveness of men’s skin. And that’s because Billy Jealousy’s cosmeceuticals produce a change in both the skin’s structure and its function, allowing it to heal, regenerate, and overcome persistent blemishes.
Billy Jealousy bases its formulas not on marketing practices but on scientific research, and uses only the finest raw materials in all of its products. The advanced formulas have been blended to exacting levels to deliver optimum performance in looking after a man’s skin. Each of our formulations contains five to 20 different key ingredients, which combine to create a chemical reaction that has a direct benefit in enhancing your appearance and protecting your hide. Yes, we’re meticulous, and we’re precise; but it’s this attention to details that gives our formulations their edge and your image a boost.
So in speaking with Pat, he mentioned that he has a kit called WanderLust Travel Kit. Knowing that he knows better than me, I told him “that sounds good” and within a few days the kit arrived. Let me tell you this. This kit IS PERFECT FOR EVERY GOLFER! We will go through each product shortly, but the kit itself is just what the doctor ordered. It comes in a nice plastic pouch and contains 2 oz. bottles of the 5 products that are used most often. Great for any gym bag or golf locker. And of course perfect for people that travel. Personally I would have liked to see a small thing of after shave included, but it definately does not take away from the kit as a whole. Here is what the kit comes with:
2oz Hydroplane Shave Cream
2oz Fuzzy Logic Shampoo
2oz White Knight Facial Cleanser
2oz ILLICIT Body Wash
2oz Cool Medium Hair Gel
Free Poster and Clear Vinyl Pouch
And best of all, you get the whole thing for $36. It is available at tons of high end department stores and of course online. Lets get to the profile of the products, because in the end, that is what really matters. We had a few testers take each one with them on our recent golf outing. We all used the products and for the most part all came up with the same results.
First up to try was the Body Wash. It is called Illicit. One whiff of the products aroma and you are hooked. I squeezed out a quarter sized amount into a wash cloth and was blown away by just how “clean” I felt. My skin was smoother and have I mentioned just how GOOD this stuff smells? While in the shower I had the opportunity to give their Fuzzy Logic Hair Strengthening Shampoo a try. Once again, the smell just blew me away. It smelled just like peppermint candy or candy canes. One issue I always seem to have with men’s products that use the mint smell is that they never seem to get it right. Sometimes it has too much of a menthol smell and other times it is just overpowering. The Fuzzy Logic shampoo got it just right. And of course because they are “Cosmeceuticals”, the shampoo will prevent hair loss. At this point I was pretty hooked. But let’s be honest, if I am going to invest in products, it has to give me a good shave. So after toweling off I head over to the sink to begin what used to be a chore and has now become the Ritual of Shaving.
First up in this process is using the face wash. In this line it is called White Night Gentle Daily Facial Cleanser. I could not quite place the smell. I liked it as it had a very fresh scent to it, but I could not place where I knew it from. After looking at the bottle I realized it. It is the calming and soothing smell of Rosemary. It is very mild and is quite refreshing. I gently washed my face and it worked as described. I did really like the smell yet again. This wash seems to really prepare your face well for a shave. And of course that was next on my list.
Now I have heard about Billy Jealousy Hydroplane Super-Slick Shave Cream for quite some time. It has won awards including the 2007 Esquire Grooming award for best shaving cream. After using it I could see why. It has a very very light natural citrus/mint scent. It was extremely mild and I kind of liked that. I used very little on my entire face. What a shave. Extremely smooth and not any irritation at all. Most of the time I get some irritation when shaving. This one gave me none whatsoever. I know that there is a ton of research and science behind these products and I could try and go through all of it. But for me, it just WORKED. The description “Super-Slick” is a great one, because it really is slick on your face. Now I had finished shaving and got dressed and it was time to do my hair.
I was in such awe of the travel kit so far, I almost completely forget that it had Hair Gel as well with it. When you first unscrew the cap it almost looks like Jello. It has a light scent of citrus and cucumber that I absolutely loved. Now I am one that has always struggled to find a good hair product. I have tried tons of them. This is by FAR the BEST hair product I have ever used. Like I have said in other reviews, if you only try one of the Billy Jealousy Items, the Cool Medium Hair Gel was my favorite. While that was my choice, the other three reviewers said the Hydroplane Shaving Cream. But back on topic here. The gel is not too thick and not too thin. It goes on nice but is not sticky at all. Makes your hair workable but does not dry real stiff. Wonderful Wonderful Product.
So overall what we learned in this review was that this kit is a must have for any traveling golfers. It is also a must have for anyone that gets ready at their course. This kit is perfect for the locker or the gym bag. Did I mention in this review that these products smell GREAT? Not only is this a good and functional travel kit, it will go as a great way for you to demo quite a few of the Billy Jealousy brand without having to buy full bottles. But do not let the 2oz size fool you. This size is enough to last months. So little of each product is used that 2oz goes a long way. This is definitely one line that all of the readers should check out. You can find out all about the brand at Billy Jealousy and keep your eyes out for them at select retail shops all over the place.
Till Next Time