The best new grooming products we discovered this month

From opulent elixirs and body washes to spritzes and razors, here are the latest products to have hit the market

It’s the little wins that can often illuminate your daily routine, like the lights on a pachinko machine – a spray of something good onto your pulse points, a gritty exfoliant that scrubs away the ardour of the working week just gone, a dependable pomade or putty that minimises your chances of having a bad hair day.

So to keep you in the loop on what new grooming goods you should to be seeking as and when the seasons pass by, every month we’ll update you on the finest products that have hit the market, from opulent elixirs to body washes, spritzes, razors and everything in between.

For this month’s greatest grooming gems, take a look below…

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Purifying Concentrated Cleansing Bar

Sustainability is at the core of Kiehl’s new cleansing-bar range, all made with five times less water than a conventional liquid cleanser and also presented in minimal-waste packaging. This option, which comprises bamboo exfoliants (renewable) and Amazonian white clay (fairly traded) is angled at those with oily skin – it cleanses and exfoliates, creating a luscious lather, and helps balance excess oils. There are a further two options in the lineup: one made with calendula petals; the other with squalane, a common moisturising ingredient. 

The best new grooming products we discovered this month

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Purifying Concentrated Cleansing Bar

£20.50

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Aesop Control and Déodorant

Given that the travel season is fully in its groove, it’s time to start prepping for the red eye. Aesop’s Control – a mix of niacinamide, sodium ascorbyl phosphate and salicylic acid – is a transparent gel that will help minimise and soothe blemishes, ideal for scenarios when your pores erupt under the oppressive, stifling climes of an aircraft. For a refresh, the brand’s deodorant – which features a slightly woody-rich mix of vetiver root and coriander seed – is a carry-on essential. 

Heath’s Eye Serum

If, however, you’re eschewing holiday mode in favour of overtime at the office, it’s likely that you’re lacking some serious Zs, and Heath’s Serum aims to counter the dark spots around your eyes that come as a result. It is mixed with soliberine NAT, which, it is alleged, helps block the damaging blue light emitted by smartphones and other tech; and hyaluronic acid and Persian-silk-tree extract, both of which revive the eye area, reducing any puffiness and lightening it up. 

Diptyque Citronelle/Lemongrass Candle

Taking its cues from summer in the Mediterranean – where two founding members of Diptyque used to top up the tan – this candle revolves around the tangy, vibrant note of lemongrass. Verbena, neroli and orange blossom bolster the fresh profile, and the playful label work is by artist Matthieu Cossé. 

The best new grooming products we discovered this month

Diptyque Citronelle/Lemongrass Candle

£51.00

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White Company Oval Bamboo Body Brush

Wash off a day in the sun, or a heavy holiday, with help from this bamboo body brush. The robust nylon bristles will exfoliate, buff and polish, and the rope handle allows for easy drying. We recommend pairing it with a scrub of choice, and work it all in circular motions for maximum effect. 

The best new grooming products we discovered this month

White Company Oval Bamboo Body Brush

£20.00

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Grüum Skyda and Iäka

With the heatwave now in full flow, we’d nudge you towards the Scandi-inspired young British label Grüum, whose calling card is its clean, pared-back packaging. Its daily defence lotion – Skyda – which is said to be compatible with all skin types, as it is free from synthetic fragrances and parabens – doesn’t leave behind a greasy, thick residue, and is SP50. Iäka, an aftersun mist, is made with aloe vera, cooling lavender and eucalyptus, and is targeted at those who’ve spent just a little too long under the sun. 

Patrick’s FM 2.5 Super Matte Finish

Hair wax, for quite some time now, has endured a non-favourable repute, often evoking images of greasy, viscous, unworkable products. Patrick’s FM 2.5, which markets itself as a wax, but leans more towards a dry clay, offers a solid, matte finish, circumventing any crispy textures, and is fragranced with quite an addictive blend of cologne de sandalwood and leather accord. We’d say it’s best for those with shorter styles.

The best new grooming products we discovered this month

Patrick’s FM 2.5 Super Matte Finish

£38.00

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Loewe Honeysuckle Candle

Developed in Spain, the honeysuckle candle (right), which appears more like an objet d’art thanks to its ribbed glazed-terracotta vessel, disperses a gentle, floral aroma that is appropriate for languorous summer days. It is made with 100 per cent vegetable wax and has a burn time of approximately 30 hours. 

The best new grooming products we discovered this month

Loewe Honeysuckle Candle

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