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Karamo Brown launches skincare range specifically for bald men

 

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Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown has launched a new skincare range for bald men. The presenter, who acts as the cultural expert on the hit Netflix show, announced the launch yesterday on his Instagram.

“Excuse the puffy face,” he said at the start of the video, “ I was just crying tears of joy! Because I’m excited to announce to you all I have co-founded a skincare line for bald and balding men called MANTL.

“This is a big moment for me, I have been working with my co-founders for a very long time on this. Here it is,” he says holding up a box. “We launched today. I’m so excited.

“Inside is a cleanser that you can use on your neck, face and scalp, an age-defense moisturizer … and then an SPF that I’m so proud of, you can use everywhere. And what I love best about this SPF is that it’s clear, so you can rub it into your beard and everywhere.”

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In an Instagram story, he said, “I realized that there were no products out there for bald or balding men that said ‘It’s OK to be bald,’ or how to take care of your skin, so I created it!”

A press statement about the launch says Brown has created MANTL in partnership with men’s health advocate, Peter Ricci, and Irene Kong (MANTL CEO and Chief Product Officer respectively). The company raised $1million in seed funding.

Besides the aforementioned products, there are also no-shine sheets. A pack containing all four products costs $78.95.

“MANTL’s mission is to support and empower men who embrace their baldness, offering a sense of community, encouraging them to uncover their confidence and self-love, and finally leave behind the outdated ideas of masculinity.”

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Brown first came to public attention with appearances on 2004’s TV show, The Real World: Philadelphia. He has previously spoken about how challenging he found his first brush with fame, which led to partying and drug-taking. He has also been a mental health advocate, talking of his battles with depression.

Besides Queer Eye, Brown appeared on the most recent season of Dancing With The Stars in 2019, and he also published a children’s book last fall that he wrote with his son, titled I Am Perfectly Designed.