In just two or three decades, the male grooming industry has gone from not really existing (a dusty shelf at the back of the chemist doesn't count) to becoming one of the fastest growing beauty sectors in the world. Now we have male-only grooming salons, specially formulated male spa treatments, perfumes for men and whole supermarket aisles dedicated to male grooming products.
As modern men, it seems we're keen to carve our own paths through life, without bowing to the stereotypical idea of what a man should be. Today we're openly embracing new lifestyles, beauty regime and grooming. Men are expected to present themselves with clean style and confidence, in the worlds of both business and pleasure. I've tried and tested these products, which is effective and has left my skin young and fresh. I'm going to share with you my favourite winter grooming must have including some ladies one too.
During the winter, the skin can be cruel. Dry heat from the radiators electric shock humidity and strong winter winds can cause increased irritation red. Dry skin and chapped lips is not a way of life during the coldest months alone.
Dull, rough skin isn't a good look in any weather and I refuse to spend the festive party season looking and feeling like sandpaper so I've done something about it. I am going to share with you my ultimate winter skincare picks and grooming products that are my holly grail - for Him and Her.
Know a grown-up fan of the film franchise? There are still plenty of intergalactic gifts you can slip in their stocking, from this space-age Gillette Mach3 Turbo razor and shaving gel gift set.
Gillette Mach3 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story limited edition gift set £11.99
The revolutionary Genius 9000 Black electric toothbrush features a dentist-inspired round head that surrounds and cups each tooth with oscillating, rotating and pulsating technology to remove up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush. Designed to help you brush like your dentist recommends, this brush connects with the Oral-B smartphone app via Bluetooth technology to provide you with customized real-time feedback.
Oral B Genius 9000 Black Electric Toothbrush £109.99
The perfect 3-in-1 tool, the Braun MG500 MultiGroomer lets you create the perfect goatee, stubble or sleek clean shave. This versatile product is the ideal tool to complement any grooming regime. It comes with 3 trimming attachments to shave, style and trim, and has an extra-wide shaver head equipped with a flexible SmartFoil to provide a smooth and clean shave in only a few strokes.
Braun Multi Groomer £69.99
Braun Series 3 3040s Wet and Dry electric shaver will give you an incredibly close, smooth shave, with 30% less skin irritation and an improved FreeFloat system makes it easy to deal with 3 day beards. Micro comb guides more hair into the cutting parts of the electric shaver for faster shaving. Three independently floating cutting elements adapt to facial contours
Braun Series 3 shaver £99.00
No man enjoys that feeling of finding stray whiskers that have escaped your morning shave, so Panasonic has used its industry leading expertise in innovation and male grooming to create a tool that will rid you of those stubborn and coarse hairs - guys, we welcome you to the Panasonic ES-LV95. Featuring a 5-foil design to give a close yet gentle shave, multi-fit arced blades to offer the best contact against your skin and a fast 14,000cpm linear motor for a rapid and premium performance, this tool will get you smooth and ready to tackle the day ahead with ease.
Panasonic LV95 - £329.99
A celebration of multi-tasking manscaping, the Panasonic ER-GB80 takes at home grooming to greater heights. Catering to all trimming needs from head-to-toe, the multi-functional tool has three attachments to offer varied levels of trimming for precise results, is rechargeable, cordless and has blades which have been designed using inspiration from Japanese Samurai swords. Not only will your hair be the envy of your friends but your tool will too as the ER-GB80 is one of the coolest and most convenient must-haves for men.
Panasonic GB80 - £69.99
Aquis Hair Towels and Turbans are super light and wrap hair, rather than pulling it down. They are made from a unique fibre called Aquitex , which wicks water away from hair rather than absorbing it. The woven structure leads to faster drying time, meaning hair reaches a damp level quicker, where it starts to again it's straight. The set s made up of a Towel and Turban, perfect to pack when travelling.
CHRISTMAS GIFT SET: Waffle Luxe HAIR TOWEL & BODY TOWEL DUO £65.00
This foaming and soothing cleanser will purify the skin without disrupting the skin's delicate protective function. Gentle and non-drying it removes impurities, often caused by polluted city air, leaving the skin clean, not stripped.
No 1. Foaming Facial Cleanser - £32.00
During the cold winter months there is less production of natural oils such a ceramics and fatty acids resulting in flaky, dry and scaling skin. Regular moisturising day and night will help retain moisture in the skin and combat dryness.
No 2. Day Cream - £85.00
This awards winning serum repairs and regenerates skin with a high does of Ver's patented Retinol 8 Complex. Instantly nourishing, the high levels of Vitamin A have dramatic impact of the tone, texture and clarity and of skin-reversing signs of ageing by stimulating the syntheses of collagen and skin pluming hyaluronic acid.
No 4 Super Facial Serum - £95.00
The Super Eye Serum with Retinol 8 Complex smooths and firms the skin. Instantly absorbed, the highly potent Retinol 8 Complex stimulates sluggish skin cell, encouraging the syntheses of collagen and skin plumping hyaluronic acid - to plump crow's feet, creases and reduce dark circles and eye bags.
No 5 Super Eye Cream £65.00
CHRISTMAS FRAGRANCES FOR HIM AND HER
Alford and Hoff No. 3 100ml £75.00
Alford & Hoff's third fragrance is a contemporary aromatic scent boasting a trio of highly refined vetyvert. Crafted by world-class perfumer, Rodrigo Flores-Roux, this Eau de Toilette is highlighted by industrial-style accords. Constructed around a woody personality, this scent is modern and full of energy.
Vince Camuto Oud Eau De Toilette 100ml £70.00
Crafted with top notes of Spanish Saffron, Shaved Nutmeg, Dark Rum and Davana, Vince Camuto Oud is mysterious and memorable woody oud scent, rounded out by a heart of Black Sage, Baie Rose, Creamy Musk and Coffee Absolute, and a base of Rich Cedar, Black Agarwood, Patchouli, Warm Amber, Leather and Indonesian Sandalwood. The alluring combination creates an elevated and scintillating scent with a long-lasting
Parfums De Marly Pegasus Spray (EDP, 125ml) £160.00
Pegasus is a heady fougere scent that adds a touch of Equestrian royalty to the distinct masculine flavour that is exclusive to Parfums de Marly fragrances. True to its roots and fit for a gentleman, this scent is made up of a stimulating blend of Bergamot and Almond which dries down into a Vanilla and Sandalwood base. Boasting of a classy inspiration and a powerful union of Oriental culture, the sensational Pegasus is another must-have fragrance from Parfums De Marly.
Kenneth Cole Mankind HERO £39-£49.00
Kenneth Cole MANKIND HERO is a fresh new fragrance that celebrates the evolution of the modern hero: the committed partner, father, the better man, the great protector. He is a man who embraces simplicity, inspires self-belief in others, and keeps his friends close and his family closer. This is the evolution of mankind...MANKIND HERO.
Crush by Rihanna £20.00
Crush by Rihanna 30ml Gift Set contains the 30ml EDP, a 90ml Body Lotion and a 6ml Rollerball. Rihanna announces the debut of Crush by Rihanna, the second fragrance in her namesake RiRi collection. Crush is a mysteriously sexy and provocative scent. Breaking boundaries and setting new rules, this perfume feels empowering, strong, confident, and unapologetic.
Cheryl StormFlower Platinum £23.50-£39.95
StormFlower Cheryl Platinum is a unique addition to Cheryl?s fragrance range; a celebration of everything that is exceptional and beautiful about the StormFlower brand. Resilience, contrasted against soft and timeless beauty, elevates the appeal of this striking fragrance.
Carven L'absolu Eau de Parfum £37.80 - £67.50
L'Absolu is aptly named. It is the Fragrance of a Fashion House with a Haute Couture legacy. Intense are its notes, as not everything can be L'Absolu. L'Absolu is deeply floral and intensely voluptuous, with sensual and irresistible notes.
Parfums De Marly, Athalia 75ml - £140.00
A hyper feminine juice, Athalia by Parfums de Marly is youthful, angelic, and equally balanced between softness and gently captivating sophistication.
Valeur Absolue Serenitude Dry Oil 100ml £30.00
The scent of the Serenitude oil is infinitely soft, rose dominates in perfect balance with the creamy sandalwood. The freshness of cardamom and pink berry contrasts with the warmth of the Philippine nutmeg, while coriander combines its floral notes with Indonesian patchouli.
The Very Nature Candles 200g £25.00
Nature inspires, from a delicate leaf to a majestic forest. The more we explore, the more extraordinary the colours, smells and shapes become. The effects of light, weather, magnification or time can give us images, which are so amazing, they seem unreal, leaving us in awe. This is what inspires The Very Nature.
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