MOD­ERN GENT

NAIL THE UR­BAN GENTLE­MAN LOOK, WITH THIS RANGE OF ES­SEN­TIAL GROOM­ING PROD­UCT. BY Elis­a­beth King.

Men's Style (Australia) - - Contents -

Key prod­ucts for ur­ban man

TONI & GUY MEN STYLING FI­BRE

Just the facts are a ma­jor thumbs-up for this ver­sa­tile hair con­troller that lasts for hours and washes out in sec­onds. Here goes: non-greasy, easy to ap­ply, no residue, no shine, no hard­ness and doesn’t leave your hands feel­ing sticky. Suit­able for all hair styles from clas­sic to ca­sual, shorter or longer. A dab or two goes a long way. $15.99; Wool­worths, Price­line, Coles and Big W.

L’OCCITANE CEDRAT SHAV­ING GEL

A citrus scent blast is the breezy opener for this gel-into-foam skin en­er­gizer. Used daily, it adds an ex­tra layer of smooth­ness and pro­tects the skin against break­outs, nicks, ra­zor burn and ir­ri­ta­tion. There’s an en­tire range fea­tur­ing the Asian fruit, known as citron in English, in­clud­ing a cleanser and face gel, to re­fine the ap­pear­ance of the skin and neu­tralise ex­cess oil. $38; au.loc­c­i­tane.com

CLARISONIC SMART PROFILE SONIC CLEANSER

The prime way to fast-track brighter, cleaner skin is by in­vest­ing in a sonic cleanser. The lat­est model of the Clarisonic cleanser boasts smart tech­nol­ogy, an in­tu­itive user in­ter­face and longer bat­tery life to purge the skin of dirt and grime 11 times bet­ter than us­ing your hands. That’s about as com­pli­cated as things get to achieve the best skin of your life. A dab of face wash and 60 sec­onds in the shower does the trick. Don’t overdo it. Tough guy ac­tor, Liev Schreiber, uses his sonic cleanser once a week. Twice max if he needs to squire part­ner Naomi Watts on the red car­pet. $295; clarisonic.com.au

Adress code of smart shoes and high qual­ity, well-fit­ted shirts and suits are core to the resur­gent mod­ern con­tem­po­rary look. But don’t make the lethal er­ror of ig­nor­ing the im­por­tance of proper groom­ing to ce­ment the im­age. Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent US study, over­all phys­i­cal at­trac­tive­ness and good groom­ing are the two most pow­er­ful fac­tors in look­ing pro­fes­sional and get­ting hired.

Chris­tian Bale’s de­tailed groom­ing rou­tine in Amer­i­can Psy­cho cer­tainly de­liv­ered a polished ap­pear­ance. But it’s not nec­es­sary to spend as much time as an im­pe­rial con­cu­bine to cover the gentle­man’s ba­sics of sleek hair, good skin and teeth. Dis­ci­pline, time-sav­ing short­cuts and the right – not the largest – num­ber of prod­ucts provide the crit­i­cal edge.

ELEMIS TIME FOR MEN DAILY MOIS­TURE BOOST

Over six mil­lion cus­tomers a year can’t be wrong. That’s the num­ber of peo­ple world­wide who en­trust their skin to the UK’S num­ber one anti-ag­ing spa brand. Cel­e­brat­ing its 25th an­niver­sary this year, Elemis prod­ucts for men are multi-award win­ners, in­clud­ing this lightweight lo­tion. Sup­ple­ness and elas­tic­ity are the linch­pins of the clean-shaven look. Packed with tamanu and citrus oils, reg­u­lar use con­di­tions, nour­ishes and de­con­gests the skin. $69; el­emisaus­tralia.com.au

PENHALIGON’S NO 33 EYE CREAM

The mod­ern bar­ber­shop trend re­lies on old school clas­sics. Penhaligon’s is mark­ing its 145th an­niver­sary with the No. 33 line, a com­pre­hen­sive gentle­man’s groom­ing range. A chap’s eyes some­times show fa­tigue. Tight­en­ing plant ex­tracts in this in­vig­o­rat­ing eye cream tighten and firm. Con­sider: the full range from the up­per­crust Brit brand of a cologne (a con­tem­po­rary laven­der), cleanser, beard/face scrub and mois­turiser. $84; ex­clu­sive to mens­biz.com.au

WHITE GLO DI­A­MOND SE­RIES POWER BRUSH TOOTH­PASTE

Teeth that are too white and too per­fect look false. Worse, ag­gres­sively bright gnash­ers are out of style. The new min­i­mal­ism doesn’t mean bor­der­line yel­low, of course. Get a whiter, shinier smile with this con­cen­trated for­mula – the world’s first tooth­paste for­mu­lated to be used with an elec­tric tooth­brush. $6.99; white­glo.com

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