The 50 Best grooming for men
From moisturisers and shaving kits to soaps and shower gels, stylist Lee Holmes has all you need to look and feel great this winter
Friday 28 December 2012
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.
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.
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.
czechandspeake.com, £75 for 100ml
A fragrance that opens with bursts of citrus rarely disappoints, especially when it leads to its vétiver heart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
moltonbrown.co.uk, £18 for 200ml
This contains black pepper oil so the lotion has a fiery kick when it’s rubbed in.
This grapefruit-based body wash is a refreshing way to liven up your morning shower. Its invigoration for the day ahead.
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.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.co.uk, £35 for 125ml
If you suffer from the occasional spotty back then try this specially formulated spray to deal with those blemishes.
houseoffraser.co.uk, £25.50 for 200ml
Kiehl’s exfoliates without drying the skin and the coriander gives the product a suitably masculine whiff.
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.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This razor has black diamond technology which gives a closer shave with the help of its titanium blades. The design is also very ergonomic.
the-connaught.co.uk, £280 for 2hrs 30 mins
The Thai experience combines massage with a herbal press which both energises and detoxifies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As you would expect from Simple, this product is 100 per cent fragrance free, making it ideal for sensitive skin.
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