The ultimate male grooming guide 2013
For any image-conscious male, looking after your complexion is a must. The shelves of your local department store can often seem like a minefield full of gimmicks and clever marketing. Here at The Upcoming we’ve broken it down for you, and selected our tried, tested and much-loved male grooming products that no bathroom cabinet should be without.
The Konjac sponge
If you’re not a fan of using products on your face then break yourself in gently. Simply add water to the Konjac sponge and massage in circular motions around the face for an effective deep cleanse and exfoliation in one. Suitable for daily use on the face or the body.
Bay Rum Cologne glass atomiser bottle 50ml, £36
If you’re yet to discover your signature scent, then look no further than Geo.F.Trumpers Bay Rum collection. The unmistakable and striking scent of crushed bay leaves and cloves is sure to set heads turning!
Eshave verbena lime collection, £43
Awaken your senses with the complete shave collection from eshave, which includes pre-shave oil, shave cream and aftershave soother.
A great way to energise and start the day, with essential oils of lemon and lime to soothe the skin, which act as antibacterial agents and to put a spring in your step, ready to face whatever the day has to offer you!
Nickel Spa for Men love handles firming gel, £14.87
For those tiresome love handles that you just can’t shift, combined with healthy eating and an active lifestyle, Nickel’s firming gel supercharges your regime. With results of up to 1.7cm lost on each side of the waist, this intense breakthrough actually tricks your cells into thinking they are already saturated in fat, resulting in the cells blocking fat from entering.
Jack Black epic moisturiser, £22.26
This multi-tasking marvel oil provides immediate nourishment to the face, hair or body. Easily absorbed, light-weight and sheer, it’s the ideal product to keep in your gym or holiday bag. Simply warm a few drops between your palms and apply when you need a hit of moisture, an anti-oxidant boost for a tired complexion or the approved appearance of your lifeless hair.
OhSoBo refreshing foot oil 200ml, £18
The antidote to tired and weary feet or rough, dry and cracked heels. Your sole saviour! With an uplifting and nourishing blend of essential oils for an instant surge of deep hydration, massage a small amount into the feet before bed and wake to find your feet revitalised. Just what you need to get your feet ready for those summer sandals.
Bumble and Bumble creme contour, £21.50
For your high-definition styling needs, stand out with Bumble and Bumble creme contour. This pliable and light-weight paste awakens limp locks for a boost of volume to even the shortest of styles.
Lush British Nanny, £25.95
With the British summer time being so unpredictable, don’t get caught without your SPF, and for the summer months switch your usual moisturiser to British Nanny. With an SPF 30 to offer high levels of sun protection, almond and hibiscus oils to provide your skin with vitamin C and E, and a blend of shea butter, almond and coconut oil to hydrate.
Kiehls blue astringent herbal lotion, £26
One of Kiehls’ many hero products, this iconic formula has been treating all manner of skin ailments since 1964!
Apply with a cotton bud to blemishes or cuts, smooth over the face to help dry an oily complexion or apply where needed for razor burn and ingrown hairs – no male grooming bag should be without this multi-tasking cure-all lotion.