Oct 17, 2013 >> G&F’s Men’s Grooming Secrets
Grooming products for men aren’t the easiest sell. But if you can show good results with only a few simple additions to your guys’ routine, the risk of introducing a new product might be a good payoff—because who doesn’t want their main squeeze to have baby soft skin? We asked some of our favorite men to try their hand at some grooming essentials that are often overlooked in a guys’ beauty regimen. The result? An arsenal of top tier products that might have been thought useless but actually prove to be heavy hitters in looking and feeling great.
So grab your guy and share our picks with him. These seven simple products will be a total game changer when it comes to that cute l’il mug of his.
A. ANTHONY INSTANT FIX OIL CONTROL, $20
Shine = Bad. Instantly reduce excess grease on the skin with this smoothing agent. We loved the non-scent scent (yes, we said non-scent scent) and the multi-tasking formula that also reduces the appearance of pores.
B. KIEHL’S FACIAL FUEL EYE DE-PUFFER, $20
If you couldn’t resist the peer pressure for another round of Manhattans, chances are you’re going to need a little fix in the AM, too. Meet Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-puffer—the perfect cooling product to help reduce swelling around the eyes.
C. CLARISONIC ARIA FACIAL CLEANSING BRUSH, $199
Although this is a bit of an investment, the pay off is pretty impressive. The power brush clears away oil and dead cells. And the result? Totally kissable skin.
D. BROOKLYN GROOMING FORT GREEN SHAVING OIL, $29
Now we aren’t asking you to do away with your basic shaving gel, but with just a little more investment, you may just find that a more hands-on brand delivers a better result for your skin. Brooklyn Grooming’s products not only smell great, the formula is perfect for every skin type.
E. DR. DENNIS GROSS FERULIC + RETINOL TRIPLE CORRECTION EYE SERUM, $65
Let’s face it: we’re all going to age. Some of us will age better than others. To keep up with the joneses, just a dab off Dr. Dennis Gross’ eye serum will fight eye wrinkles and inevitable sun damage.
F. HIDDEN FOLK PATCHOULI/BLACK PEPPERCORN/PERU BALSAM BATH SOAP, $18
Take an Irish Springs break and find a soap scent that might bring a little more to the table. Local apothecary company Hidden Folk sources the best ingredients for their soaps and it shows. Not to mention that the packaging is uber-masculine, too.
G. KYOKU LAVA MASQUE, $22.50
Now we know what you’re thinking, masks are for ladies. We hate to say it, but you’re wrong. Try Kyoku’s lava mask and you’ll agree with us. The delicate formula diminishes breakouts and blackheads. Take it from us: you’ll be hooked.