Male grooming has come a long way from outrageous 3-in-1 hair, face and body wash. The modern man could now put us ladies to shame with their meticulous and incredibly detailed routines. Reaping the benefits of the uptick of interest in male beauty, guys have finally been blessed with a plethora of options that fit just about every male skin need. From after-shaves to skincare tools, here is some of our favourite grooming products.
YSL Beauty Libre EDP
Championing the act of breaking boundaries and being fearless, the Libre EDP is an enigmatic fragrance that boldly walks the line between masculine and feminine. Its liberating bouquet is a bundle of aromatic bold lavender notes with the sensual touch of Moroccan orange blossom to reveal a remarkable floral fusion that is complemented by audacious notes of Musk Accord.
Foreo Luna 3
Cleansing gadgets have always been a great investment. With mask-wearing protocols firmly in place, a proper cleansing routine is of most importance. The complexion is not used to having that additional fabric layer constantly blocking and rubbing against the skin—causing blocked pores and an accumulation of dead skin cells. Which is why turning to a cleansing gadget like the Luna 3, it is the ideal option to really ensure dirt, grime and sweat that’s been collected through the day has thoroughly been cleansed off the skin. What makes the Men version of the Luna 3 so unrivalled is that apart from its 1-minute removal of trapped oil and grime, it also helps to prevent razor burns and offers targeted firming facial massages all within the one gadget.
SK-II MEN Facial Treatment Essence
Men can bask in the magic that is SK-II’s miracle broth with their male iteration of the cult classic Facial Treatment Essence. Featuring their signature Pitera essence as the heart of its formula, the main difference between the two is that the men’s one has more of a refreshing feel to its formula—akin to the sensation of cooling menthol. Expect vibrant, clear skin as it effortlessly works to improve radiance by moderating the skin’s surface renewal cycle to reveal brighter, smooth skin.
Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen
Grown Alchemist’s new sunscreen is straightforward and ticks all the right boxes when it comes to SPF. Vegan, natural and reef-safe, this incredibly lightweight formula quickly sets into the skin so that there isn’t an uncomfortable and sticky film left on the complexion. A highlight pick of ours, it features innovative ultra-sheer natural Zinc Oxide which is what is responsible for the broad spectrum protection that keeps UVA and UVB rays and environmental aggressors at bay.
Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Spectralite BodyWare Pro
Revolutionising the at-home treatment experience, the Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Spectralite BodyWare Pro impresses with its innovative LED-powered body device. Able to mould into any body part that may need a bit of love, the BodyWare Pro works in three-fold: for anti-ageing, breakout-fighting, and extended muscle relaxation. With its combination of 148 red LED lights and 68 blue lights on the device, they smartly work together to treat wrinkles and acne, help reduce visible dark spots, and alleviate mild pain over the entire body. If you and your partner are still fearful of going to your favourite spa or clinic, this device is a great option to combat wrinkles and fine lines, as well as fight and curb breakouts on the body.
Jack Black Turbo Body Scrub
This hardworking body scrub is a triple threat and the perfect muscle soother after a tiring day. A body scrub, muscle soak and body moisturiser, treat yourself with this bath or shower essential. Its blend of three mineral-rich, biodegradable salts—Hawaiian sea salt, dead sea salt, and epsom salt—exfoliates and smooths skin, whilst arnica and capsaicin help relax and soothe the tired body. For a more exfoliating experience, we recommend dry scrubbing it on the body before rinsing it off. Revive tired muscles with a muscle soak approach by applying the scrub on dry skin before sitting in a warm bath.
Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask
Inspired by the “cold plunge” tradition of the Scandinavian sauna cycle, this cooling clay mask works to detoxify, control oil and reduce the look of pores. With the male complexion typically more oiler and accustomed to larger pores, this may just be your next holy grail as it effortlessly works to shrink them right up. Its innovative formula harnesses the power of alpine willowherb and snow lotus which is responsible for that antioxidant-rich boost that soothes, mattifies and refines pores. It joins hands with AHA, BHA and their signature Green Fusion Complex to unveil dramatically improved skin texture and a refreshed, refined complexion.
Aesop Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion
Ideally paired with Aesop’s Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum, this lightweight aftershave saves skin from irritation and redness. An essential for protecting your complexion and shave, it is formulated with a nourishing blend of essential oils and essences like witch hazel, orange flower and ginger to calm, hydrate and rebalance stressed skin. On top of its comforting and intuitive formula, the brilliant neroli scent of the lotion is inviting and luxurious and catapults it to one of our favourite aftershaves.