FOR HIM
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The backstory behind Kyoku, a new line of skin care for men, is almost as intriguing as the products themselves. On a 2005 trip to Japan, Dr. Asim Akhtar, an American scientist who grew up in his family’s beauty business, was introduced to the town of Yuzuri Hara, which literally means “the village of long life,“ and found that a surprising number of residents were more than 80 years old, yet their skin showed none of the usual signs of aging. Studies concluded what Akhtar suspected: The villagers’ strict diet and cleansing regime, which included daily use of volcanic ash, bamboo, and pea extract, among other plants and minerals, greatly contributed to their good health and appearance. Now he’s created the Kyoku skin-care line, incorporating many of those same basic healthy ingredients. $12.50 to $49, kyokuformen.com

FOR HER
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Beyond being a savory appetizer of choice for the well heeled, caviar is loaded with proteins, minerals, vitamins, and phospholipids known to hydrate, nourish, and firm the skin while simultaneously slowing down the effects of aging. Now the luxury Swiss beauty firm La Prairie, a pioneer in cellular anti-aging skin therapy, has put the regenerating power of caviar extract into its White Caviar Illuminating Système. The three-part regime employs biotechnology to produce brighter skin, prevent future age spots, and arrest pigmentation patches. $250 to $450 per bottle. laprairie.com