The men’s grooming aisle is a jungle. Different men have different needs. Sometimes, their routines are probably as complicated as those of women.
Still, as with anything, the essentials are the most important to master.
If you’re a guy in need of some direction or if you’re a woman looking for a few things to help update your loved one’s grooming kit, I think you should consider a few (if not all!) of the products that cover hair, styling, shaving and beard care, facial and body care.
For quick self-styling, there is the Malin + Goetz Sage Styling Cream that creates a natural hold via botanical sage and absorbent fatty acids. It also conditions the hair and leaves no residue.
But great hair always starts with a good shampoo. Jack Black’s True Volume Thickening Shampoo keeps hair thick and also dandruff-free. It’s made with expansion technology, basil and white lupine that keep the hair fresh without hair-damaging sulfates.
When it comes to the face, men need a good moisturizer, too. The Body Shop’s Guarana Coffee Energizer Moisturizer for Men is a vegan, lightweight moisturizer that helps the skin look and feel energized. Created with Brazilian guarana and Ethiopian green coffee, it wakes up the skin cells while soothing them via the aloe vera extract.
Skincare also includes putting a premium on how you shave. No man should be without a luxurious shaving set that elevates the practice to an experience.
The Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge Shaving Set & Stand would help any man perform a classic shave.
For those who don’t like to shave, there’s the Clinique for Men 2 in 1 Skin Hydrator + Beard Conditioner. This lotions helps the skin be at its best while conditioning and strengthening the beard.
The foundation of a good grooming routine is a thorough shower.
The Kiehl’s Grooming Solutions soap bar is a deep-exfoliating soap that moisturizes the skin through jojoba seed powder, pumice and pracaxi oil.
I also suggest the Acca Kappa Black Pepper & Sandalwood Parfum for Men. The perfume is formulated with an interesting blend of bergamot, elemi, davana, saffron, cloves, nutmeg and balsam fir.
There is also the YSL L’Homme After Shave Lotion which spoils your skin with a comforting blend for just-shaved sensitive skin.
Any man needs a few reliable products that can keep up with him. The Tom Ford Oud Wood Deodorant Stick is a fast-drying formula which combines one of the rarest, most precious and expensive ingredients in a perfumer’s arsenal: oud wood.
Topped off with exotic rosewood and cardamom, sandalwood and vetiver, it smells good all day.
Finishing everything off is a good sunscreen. Otherwise, all the other skincare products are useless.
The ClarinsMen UV Plus Anti-Pollution has SPF 50 to keep skin safe from damaging sun rays, and antipollution ingredients that guard against premature aging.