Every week, we get to see (and test) the latest men’s grooming products hitting the market. From the best new moisturisers to scents, sun lotions and more, here are the latest and greatest items we suggest adding into your grooming regime ASAP.
Medik8 for men CSA philosophy kit essential edition
In 2009, grooming label Medik8 invented a philosophy called CSA. It’s dead simple and states that you should use vitamin C and sunscreen during the day, and at night use vitamin A. To make things easier, it’s just introduced a kit with three easy to use products. First up is the day radiance cream, which has a radiance-boosting formula that’s packed with antioxidants that fight the toils of urban environmental damage. It’s light, non-oily and makes you look instantly better. The night ritual cream is also pretty great, as it has 0.2% retinol which rejuvenates your skin and gives you a nice glow the following morning. Both creams should be applied after cleansing, but not before you’ve used the third and final product in the kit, the surface radiance cleanse. You only need a little bit, and massage it into a slightly damp face and wash away with cold water. This is a straight-forward skincare plan that’s hard to go wrong with.
Philips sonicare protectiveclean 6100 electric toothbrush
No matter how skilled you might think you are with an analog toothbrush, you’re not going to get the same results as an electric one – they’re far superior. Philip’s new toothbrush is up there with the best, it’s fitted with three varied intensities and three different modes – clean, white, gum care – as your gums are much more sensitive than your teeth. It doesn’t stop there though as it also uses sonic technology to lifts away all the stuff you don’t want hanging around you teeth and it also has a pressure sensor that tells you when you’re pressing too hard. Time for an upgrade, you’ll save money on going to your dentist.
£300, at mankind.co.uk
La Mer the regenerating serum
Such is its prestige, La Mer is like the Ferrari of the grooming world. So, when it releases a new product it’s worth paying attention. The latest item that’s been added to its bathroom cabinet is this regenerative serum that reduces signs of fine lines and wrinkles and gives you a more youthful complexion. It contains the brand’s patented ingredient Metabolic Ferment, which is a new super plant stem-cell ingredient that helps your skin boost its natural metabolic energy and collagen production. There’s also the Miracle Broth, which is at the heart of Le Mer’s hero product, creme de la mer. The broth is special not because of the ingredients (trust us when we say they’re all brilliant), but the way in which they are combined over a three to four month fermentation process. Apply a few pumps into your hands and massage into your skin.
£275 for 30ml, at mrporter.com
Patricks EB1 triple correction eye balm, 5g
According to Tony Montana, the eyes ‘never lie’. And you know what, he’s right, as nothing gives away the fact that you’re tired than dreary, half-open and sad eyes. So, it’s probably wise giving them some TLC. The good news is that Patricks new eye balm fixes that and targets lines, dark circles and general puffiness with its ingredients that include; chamomile, green tea, Persian silk tree, and Vitamin C and E. Oh, did we mention it’s also 100 per cent vegan?
£60 for 5g, at selfridges.com
Baxter’s of California ‘Pacific Cannabis’ eau de parfum
As Lana Del Rey once sang, ‘All I wanna do is get high by the beach’. Obviously, that’s not always a practical way to start your day – beaches are certainly few and far between within the M25. However, grooming brand Baxter’s of California is bringing a hint of that laid-back West Coat lifestyle to your morning routine with its first ever fragrance, Pacific Cannabis, which takes the kush accord (crisp, green and herbal) and blends it with spicy pink peppercorns, fragrant rosemary, warm patchouli and a driftwood accord to instantly transport you to Venice Beach boardwalk. Talk about high perfumery.
£95 for 100ml, at selfridges.com