You and your inner macho man may yearn for them, but the days of relying on single bar of soap are gone — long gone. Today, with more and more advanced creams, balms and serums splashing their way onto the male grooming market, gents must come to cope with a fuller bathroom cabinet.
But it’s not all bad. The sheer number of tubs and tubes that make up your new morning regime may seem intimidating, but behind their screw-caps are some genuine benefits. So, from keeping your crows feet at bay to hydrating your skin, here are a handful of the best products to drag your grooming routine into 2019…
For versatile washing: Malin + Goetz Rum Hand + Body Wash
Okay, we know we said the days of the single bar of soap were over, but Malin + Goetz have come pretty close to replicating the humble product’s versatility. And, what’s more, they’ve done it with rum.
You heard that right, dear readers. Not only can this hand and body wash be used both in and out of the shower — and all over your body — it also comes infused with a fruity, citrus-tinged shot of rum. Ideal, unless you’re trying to scrub away a nasty hangover…
Malin + Goetz Rum Hand + Body Wash
For a youthful glow: Dr Jackson’s 02 Night Skin Cream
As more and more products hit the male grooming market, brands are trying harder than ever to stand out. Dr Jackson’s Night Skin Cream contains Baobab from the Savannah, Kigelia, Frankincense and Mango Seeds — all of which keep you looking fresh and clear skinned.
What’s more, it’s easy to apply. Simply slap it on before bed and, by the time you wake up, you’ll be nourished and invigorated with natural elasticity and antioxidant protection. That’s what we call beauty sleep.
Dr Jackson’s 02 Night Skin Cream
For an invigorating shave: Marram Co Night Out Shaving Cream
We can’t get enough of this. Night Out Shaving Cream, the latest innovation from Marram Co, does exactly what it says on the tube. A refreshing formula encourages rapid skin-cell turnover and collagen production, and is enriched with Juniper, Blood Orange and Black Pepper to invigorate not just your complexion, but also your mood.
That means when you shave before you head out for a big one, you’ll not only ensure you look presentable and ready to party — but you’ll feel that way too.
Marram Co Night Out Shaving Cream
For that sun-kissed look: Sisley Tinted Moisturiser With Botanical Extracts
Even though we’re still fighting our way through the chilly depths of winter, it never hurts to put a bit of colour into our cheeks. And, whether that means jetting off in search of some winter sun or applying some of the best tinted moisturiser on the market, we’re here to help.
Sisley’s offering comes packed with botanical extracts, and infused with softening Gardenia, anti-ageing Vitamin E and a purifying blend of Cypress, Rosemary and Plantain. It’s a solid investment to see you through to summer.
Sisley Tinted Moisturiser With Botanical Extracts
For protection against the cold: Aesop Protective Lip Balm
Inclement weather, exercise, even other grooming products — there’s no end of potential problems that can affect your lips. But, whether it’s bitingly cold or blisteringly hot in Britain this year, Aesop’s hydrating balm is the ideal weapon to have in your arsenal for the next 12 months.
Enriched with botanical oils and UV filters, it’s perfect for instant relief — so liberate it from your bathroom cabinet and keep it in your pocket all year for a quick fix.
Aesop Protective Lip Balm
For shining white teeth: Marvis Whitening Mint Toothpaste
Everyone wants whiter teeth. That’s a fact. Thankfully, Marvis are on hand to help you out. Packaged in an apothecary tube, this top-end, mint-flavoured formula has been designed specifically to freshen breath and whiten teeth.
So, if your current tube isn’t doing the trick, squeeze it out, roll it up and try out Marvis’ offering instead. You’ll be flashing a mega-watt smile in no time.
Marvis Whitening Mint Toothpaste
For rejuvenating your eyes: Sisley Eye Contour Mask
To counter those days at the office that just won’t end, Sisley are on hand to dab at your eyes. And we’re not talking tears of stress; we mean with their ingenious eye contour mask. Simply apply a thick layer of this plant-based formula on your eyelids twice a week, and you’ll reduce puffiness and lessen dark circles.
And that’s all thanks to Ginkgo Biloba extract improving skin tonicity and Malachite protecting against free radicals. Any idea what that means? Us neither, but we promise it’ll make you look good.
Sisley Eye Contour Mask
For smoother hands: Haeckels Seaweed and Geranium Hand Balm
Made in England, there’s no hand cream quite like Haeckels Seaweed and Geranium offering; as the tube suggests, it’s the gold standard. It’s antimicrobial, it promotes cell repair and it’s both fast-absorbing and non-greasy.
That makes it the ideal tube to keep with you on long winter walks, or in your office desk drawer all year long. Trust us, you’ll never have chapped knuckles ever again…
Haeckels Seaweed and Geranium Hand Balm
For once-a-week-use: Tom Ford Intensive Purifying Mud Mask
Face masks; once the reserve of women’s grooming regimes, men now routinely use these purifying products to give their skin a healthy glow and revitalised feel. And this, from Tom Ford, is your ideal way in to this brave new clay-based world.
It’ll draw out excessive oil and harmful toxins — and will act as the lynchpin of your weekly grooming routine. Trust us, Tom Ford knows what he’s doing.
Tom Ford Intensive Purifying Mud Mask
Need something to splash on? These classic aftershaves will never go out of style…