Welcome to the first edition of our new monthly men’s grooming essentials feature. Each month (or more often) we will feature a hand-picked selection of key products that we have tested and are now recommending for you to try out. There’s a ton of new products hitting the market everyday aimed at you, and it can be a confusing mess, so, as always we are here to help you out. Take a look through our selection of top picks for June and you can thank us later.
Baxter of California Grooming Lotion
Los Angeles based men’s grooming brand Baxter of California introduces a brand new lightweight and versatile hair cream. The appropriately named Grooming Lotion is perfect for any and all hair types and can be used on its own or as a pre-style cream, on wet or dry hair. For best use apply after showering for a light hold and shine-free finish or if you want a light hold for that flyaway look you can apply it to dry hair. and light hold. As a pre-style cream, apply Grooming Lotion to hair as a “primer” then follow with normal styling regimen including pomade and such.
Made with natural ingredients like meadow foam and grape seed oil, sunflower and jojoba seed oils. Want to give it a try, head here.
Tom Ford Noir Eau de Parfum
Want to smell like a true G(entleman) then check out Tom Ford’s Noir Eau de Toilette. Noir Eau de Toilette focuses on fresh, citrusy and herbal aspects of the composition. With spicy notes mixed with spearmint, Italian lemon and pure citrus oils with a sensual woody, musky perfume base. Not sure what that means? It means that it is a soft and warm smell that lasts a long time. Tom Ford Noir Eau de Toilette is available in bottles of 50 and 100 ml. Head over to your local high-end store and/or the nearest Sephora to give it a sniff.
Northern Beard Company Superior Citrus Beard Oil
This one is for all you guys with beards, or any of you aspiring bearded dudes, take a gander at the Northern Beard Company’s superior citrus beard oil. Made from all natural ingredients including coconut, argon, jojoba, almond, apricot, grape seed, and castor oil, which moisturizes and conditions while working to strengthen and soften your facial hair. The Superior Citrus scent is a sweet blend of lemon, lime and tangerine essential oils. Want to give it a whirl? Head over to the Northern Beard Company‘s site now.
Triumph and Disaster A + R Bar Soap
The root of good grooming starts at the beginning, in the shower or bath with a good bar of soap. The Triumph & Disaster almond milk and rosehip oil soap bar smells great in the shower as well as after. The almond milk in the bar soap works gently with flakes of oat to massage the surface of your skin, rosehip oil treats, heals and protects. The A+R soap is high in humectant value which means it will not dry you out and can be used on sensitive areas like your face, which is the most important part. Infused with a bespoke natural T&D fragrance inspired by a walk in the Whatipu bush, whatever that means.
Biotherm Homme Aquapower 72h Concentrated Glacial Hydrator
Biotherm Homme just released this new long-duty hydrator, which pushes the limits of hydration, and prevents the skin from drying out for up to 72 hours after being applied. The new Aquapower 72H works from the inside out to add moisture to the surface while locking moisture within and to protect skin against dehydration and external conditions such as pollution, heat and humidity that can dry it out. Apparently this new ultra-light cream is made from real life glacier! But in all seriousness it does help keep the skin nice and juicy for up to 3 days, it’s crazy.
You can purchase some for yourself here.
Big Red Beard Comb
This one here is for all you guys out there with a thick and flowing beard, the Big Red Beard Combs. These bad boys are made from 100% all natural Canadian wood. Strong and flexible, they look cool and keep you looking your best. BRBC has a whole selection of combs for any type of beard in a series of different wood types. It’s cool, check them out here.