10 beauty products every man should own
Well groomed gents
uro 24/7 provides you boys with a hit-list of hot finds for the freshest face, body, beard, and yes, we'll don't mind saying it – nails – in town. Go ahead, explore, buy and try... And reap the rewards in no time.
1. Pre Shave Oil by Anthony Logistics
A blend of lightweight essential oils to soften the beard and protect the skin for a close and most importantly, comfortable, shave. This little pot of wonder also helps prevent razor burn and is ideal for those with a heavy beard. Ingredients include Olive Oil, essential oils of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Rosemary combined with conditioning Vitamin E and healing Calendula. Yum.
2. The Clarisonic Plus Sonic Cleanser
A product that the fairer species has gone quite nuts over in recent times – you should know that the Clarisonic cleansing brush is the only way to wash and exfoliate your boat race these days. You'll find various versions of the above from all major pharmacies and beauty counters in the region.
3. In Transit Muscle Therapy by This Works
Pick up a packet now and you won't regret it later – a portable muscle relief potion, capable of diffusing tension in hard-to-reach areas thanks to rollerball application. It also has a rich blend of essential oils including relaxing Marjoram, stimulating Black Pepper and pain-relieving Clove. Piercing warmth and pain relief for headaches and achy muscles awaits.
4. Rough Luxury Soft Molding Wax by Oribe
Great for shorter cuts to those who prefer a little length to their tresses, this stuff is formulated without sodium chloride and is colour and keratin treatment safe. Phew! It's basically clever UV protection for hair in an ultra-pliable paste that smoothly takes hold for definition, texture and shine.
5. Windsor Shaving Beech Bowl by D.R. Harris
A piece to seriously impress your partner, think of this as the Rolls Royce of soaps, the Rolex of shaving balms. Devised by a chap called D.R. Harris Windsor (we presume?), this is a solid soap of the finest quality which has been not once, twice but triple-milled for profuseness of lather. In a nutshell it softens the beard allowing for easier shaving. It's own shell, however is a hand-turned wooden bowl crafted exclusively for D. R. Harris, available in either mahogany or beech... Take your pick.
6. Medium Protection Face Sunscreen SPF 15 by Bakel
The presence of ceramides as well as an anti-ageing action, this clever product increases skin tone and elasticity. And for the science part? Its malt extract counteracts the degeneration of collagen fibres caused by UV rays, and the inclusion of shea butter deeply nourishes the skin and improves skin firmness. The SPF values reported have been scientifically demonstrated too, FYI.
7. Bayolea Moustache Wax by Penhaligon's London
- Ready to hear something swizzle? This is the must-have accessory for men with facial hair who like to keep their moustache neat, tidy, and with perfectly twizzled ends. It forms part of a larger, comprehensive gentleman's grooming range from Penhaligons and it's lightly, dare we say it; beautifully, scented with Bayolea, too.
8. Lemon Sugar Body Scrub by C.O. Bigelow
Want to feel smooth and smell delicious? Of course you do. This extraordinary scrub exfoliates and nourishes skin with a cocktail-like blend of pure brown and white sugar mixed together and skin-brightening lemon extracts. Needless to say, it's hydrating and ultra-nourishing formula leaves skin looking radiant, smooth and renewed, with a 100% natural fragrance.
9. Gold Manicure Set by Czech & Speake London
If you're looking to keep your digits in check in the coolest, most envy-inducing way possible, we think we've found your answer. This super suave eight-piece 'Gentleman's Manicure Set' comes in red and black leather case containing: 24 carat gold plated 9cm slanted tweezers, safety scissors, classic nail scissors, nail clippers, a nail file (gold handled), toe nail clippers, cuticle nipper, and of course, a double ended cuticle instrument. Grooming gold.
10. Intensive Purifying Mud Mask by Tom Ford
Listen, if you're going to take advice from a man about looking good later in life, let it be 53-year old Tom Ford. He's like Neverland's never-ageing Peter Pan with an equally charming nature and good-time-guy ways – not to mention his frankly incredible complexion. Apparently that's due to a weekly clay mask treatment, integral to Ford's personal grooming routine... So much so that he developed his own time-signalling Mud Mask to counter the dulling and irritating effects of a busy lifestyle, which succeeds in drawing out oil, dirt and toxins and diminishing tension lines leaving skin feeling clean, hydrated and conditioned, and you looking revitalised and younger. Someone make him King already.