The 50 Best grooming for men

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From moisturisers and shaving kits to soaps and shower gels, stylist Lee Holmes has all you need to look and feel great this winter

Fragrance:

Byredo Parfums Sunday Cologne

liberty.co.uk, £130 for 100ml

Sunday Cologne has citrus oils at its centre, giving it an ageless quality. It’s also a very clean-smelling scent, making it perfect for everyday wear.

Prada Amber Pour Homme

020 7494 6220, £54.95

Although launched back in 2006, making it the first of the men’s fragrances from the Prada stable, this is the scent that keeps on giving.

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino

selfridges.co.uk, £135 for 50ml

Bergamot, Sicilian lemon, mandarin and orange flower combine to create a heady but clean fragrance. A little of this goes a long way.

Czech & Speake Vétiver Vert

czechandspeake.com, £75 for 100ml

A fragrance that opens with bursts of citrus rarely disappoints, especially when it leads to its vétiver heart.

Escentric Molecules Escentric 01

harveynichols.com, £30for 30ml

A very subtle scent that packs a big punch, made up of the aroma chemical Iso E Super. A very powerful fragrance.

Givenchy Gentleman

debenhams.com, £26.33 for 50ml

Arriving on the market in 1974 at the end of the flower power generation, this scent that relies heavily on patchouli, but is perfectly balanced with lemon and bergamot.

Chanel Pour Monsieur

boots.co.uk, £45 for 50ml

First launched in 1955, this woody scent is a timeless classic that can be worn at any time of the day. Chanel insists that its formula hasn’t changed since its inception.

Calvin Klein Obsession For Men

theperfumeshop.co.uk, £35 for 75ml

This fragrance is as popular as it was when it first appeared in 1986. But if you don’t like amber then stay away.

Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’Homme

boots.co.uk, £45 for 60ml

Here’s the perfect after hour’s cologne with its rich mixture of bergamot, cardamom and cedar. It deserves its place in your fragrance collection.

Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum

harrods.co.uk, £44 for 50ml

Now available in the noblest of concentrations – parfum – this classic citrus fragrance has been updated by adding heavy-hitting myrrh.

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

harrods.com, £44 for 75ml

Despite sweet-smelling orange blossom as one of its main ingredients, this is still a masculine fragrance. Sage and sandalwood help to balance the scent.

Hermes Terre D’Hermes

hermes.com, £72 for 100ml

This is a classic woody fragrance from Hermes that mixes pepper, grapefruit and orange with patchouli.It’s a potent fragrance well worthy of a place in the Hermes stable.

 

Hands & feet:

Burts Bees Coconut Foot Crème

debenhams.com, £11.99

This foot cream is rich in glycerine and coconut oils, something which tired and dry feet cry out for. A small amount of this cream goes a long way.

Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer

brummellsoflondon.com, £14.50 for 88ml

The best thing about this hand cream is that it has a nongreasy formula so it’s quickly absorbed into hands without leaving an oily residue.

Kent nail brush

kentbrushes.com, £7

Some people may think that using a nail brush to clean your nails is overly fussy – but it’s the quickest way to buff your nails when in the shower.

Pumice stone

johnlewis.co.uk, £3.50

If fancy foot treatments aren’t your thing, then get rid of hard skin on your feet the oldfashioned way. This pumice stone exfoliates, leaving soft tootsies behind.

 

Body:

Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Body Hydrator

moltonbrown.co.uk, £18 for 200ml

This contains black pepper oil so the lotion has a fiery kick when it’s rubbed in.

Cowshed Bullocks Bracing body wash

cowshed.com, £16

This grapefruit-based body wash is a refreshing way to liven up your morning shower. Its invigoration for the day ahead.

Nivea Sensitive Protect deodorant

boots.co.uk, £2 for 150ml

A preservative-free deodorant is a great way to look after your armpits. This one has an extra mild formula and mix of chamomile and avocado.

Aveda Calming Body Cleanser

aveda.com, £16.50 for 250ml

At the end of a stressful day you need to relax. With its mixture of lavender and vanilla it’s a sure fire way to help your body unwind.

Murad Clarifying body spray

murad.co.uk, £35 for 125ml

If you suffer from the occasional spotty back then try this specially formulated spray to deal with those blemishes.

Kiehl’s Coriander body scrub

houseoffraser.co.uk, £25.50 for 200ml

Kiehl’s exfoliates without drying the skin and the coriander gives the product a suitably masculine whiff.

Bliss Cleansing Body Bar

debenhams.com, £10

A bar of soap that helps to moisturise is well worth a second look. The Bliss bar also comes with massage nubs for your back.

Clarins Men shampoo and shower gel

clarins.co.uk, £ 18.50 for 200ml

If you’re short on time when performing your ablutions then Clarins’ two-in-one shower cleanser is just the thing. Suitable for daily use.

 

Electrical:

Philips Body Groomer

philips.co.uk, £76

Keeping unwanted body hair at bay is now a relatively simple affair due in part to this groomer, which makes your grooming routine comfortable and pain free.

Babybliss Super Clipper

babyliss.co.uk, £60

A professional hair clipper that you can use at home can only be a good thing. It has a high-quality finish, which makes it easy to use. Can be used either at the mains or cordless, making it versatile.

Oral B Toothbrush TriZone 5000

boots.co.uk, £84.99

This is probably one of the most advanced and easiest electrical tooth brushes available. No matter if your techniques are not up to scratch, this brush will do it all.

Panasonic ES RT53 razor

panasonic.co.uk, £129.99

This electric razor has dual uses; it can be used as a normal electric razor or, and here’s the clever part, in the shower for a wet shave. That’s modern technology for you.

Babyliss Super Groomer

boots.com, £39.99

For all of your grooming requirements look no further. It comes with five head attachments, which include a nose and hair trimmer to keep that ear hair to a minimum.

Braun CruZer beard and head trimmer

argos.co.uk, £32.99

This great little product can be used to trim your beard and your head. It has a clip and lock function meaning the comb stays in place. It also comes with a long-life battery.

Clarisonic Power cleansing brush

clarisonic.co.uk, £179

Not only does this rid you of dead skin cells, it’s also good at helping reduce shaving rashes and spots. And it’s waterproof too.

Remington Black Diamond shaver

currys.co.uk, £75

This razor has black diamond technology which gives a closer shave with the help of its titanium blades. The design is also very ergonomic.

 

Treatments:

Aman spa Thailand experience

the-connaught.co.uk, £280 for 2hrs 30 mins

The Thai experience combines massage with a herbal press which both energises and detoxifies.

Deep tissue massage

the-refinery.com, £120 for 90 mins

Already recognised as the one-stop grooming shop for urban gentlemen, The Refinery also offers massage for pain and discomfort.

Sports massage

onealdwych.com, £80 for 60 minutes

Book yourself in for this type of massage on a regular basis to help restore the balance to your muscular-skeletal system.

Back wax

ministryofwaxing.com, £42

Unwanted body hair on your back should be dealt with quickly and relatively painlessly. Doing this on a regular basis means hair will eventually become sparser.

Multivitamin facial

gentlemanstonic.com, £85

The cold plays havoc with your skin. And overindulging in alcohol during this festive period won’t help. So treat your face to this multivitamin and anti-oxidant facial.

Chiropody

trumpers.com, £45 for 45 mins

Trumpers offers a range of foot treatments. At the Curzon Street store book yourself in for a luxury chiropody appointment and indulge tired and neglected feet.

Express manicure

nickelspalondon.co.uk, £30 for 25 mins

There’s nothing more off-putting than a dirty set of nails. At Nickel, the Express manicure means hands will be soaked and nails cleaned.

Luxury wet shave

murdocklondon.com, £45

Pamper your skin with the perfect wet shave experience. Surrounded by old school shaving paraphernalia, your face and throat will be in the hands of an expert.

 

Face:

Badger brush

kentbrushes.com, £55

Raise your shaving routine at home above the humdrum with this silver-tipped badger brush. It’s also the ideal size for your wash bag so it needn’t be left at home if you’re on a business trip.

Gillette Fusion ProGlide

superdrug.co.uk, £5.97

Here’s the latest in disposable home razors. With thinner blades, which cut closer, it also has a larger lubricating strip so the razor can move slowly across the skin.

Clinique Dark Spot Corrector For Men

debenhams.co.uk, £35 for 30ml

Whether it’s blemish scars or sun damage, a small amount of this product when rubbed into the skin will help improve its tone.

Lab Series Instant Skin Booster

boots.com, £38 for 50ml

This latest product from Lab Series is perfect if you’ve had a big night out but need to look like you’ve had your full eight hours of shut eye. It helps skin feel refreshed and invigorated.

Anthony Logistics facial moisturiser SPF 15

mankind.co.uk, £18.40 for 177ml

This moisturiser has all the goodies that skin needs, such as vitamins, and anti-oxidants and an SPF factor of 15.

American Crew daily moisturising shampoo

mankind.co.uk, £7.95 from 250ml

If you’re looking for a shampoo that you can use on a daily basis then this product will do the job.

Bumble & Bumble Sumotech

bumbleandbumble.com, £21.50

A product that claims to be a combination of a wax, paste and a crème. It doesn’t disappoint; this moulding compound is fantastic stuff.

Bull Dog Original face scrub

meetthebulldog.com, £5.79

This has a pumice coconut shell content which gently exfoliates dead, tired skin. It’s also packed with essential oils to stop the skin drying out.

Elemis Ice Cool foaming gel

johnlewis.co.uk, £21 for 200ml

This foaming gel from Elemis does an excellent job creating a rich lather that protects against skin irritation and razor burn.

Simple for Men Hydrating daily moisturiser

boots.co.uk, £5.50

As you would expect from Simple, this product is 100 per cent fragrance free, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

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