The men’s beauty industry is booming at the moment as guys are becoming more in tune with their bodies, whether that be fitness, skin or hair health. Over the past years, we’ve even seen female-focused brands introducing men’s lines in an attempt to snap up some of the exponentially growing market. As a guy it’s easy to overlook the importance of a good skin care routine, perhaps it’s a taboo topic amongst some groups, however, a bit of attention now can save a lot of worry down the track.
Over the past 3-4 months, we’ve been trialling a wide range of products to help get an understanding of the immense offerings of men’s focused beauty products. Along the way we’ve become attached to a few specific brands/products that we now can’t live without. Here are our 5 favourites:
This is my go-to daily face moisturiser. It’s nice and light upon application and keeps the skin hydrated and looking fresh all day. The unique combination of ingredients helps reduce moisture loss while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air. Kiehl’s has been producing quality skincare products since 1851 and although their range is huge and diverse, this relatively simple cream continues to be their best seller.
A recent addition to the bathroom essentials is this cleansing tonic. Applied post-shower after a face wash, this oil-free formula removes dry, dead flakes, controls excess oil, reduces the likelihood of ingrown hairs, to leave skin smoother and less prone to blemishes. Above all this product cleans and cleans well, leaving your skin feeling fresh and ready for a days play.
Wash it, scrub up and get out, it’s that kind of product. Made with walnut shell and jojoba esters to scrub, and brown algae extract to clean and calm, the scent of rosemary and mint tops it all off. I’ve used plenty of face scrubs in my time and this stands out for me, it exfoliates while giving a great clean and smells fantastic. I use it once a day and follow with the toner, then face cream.
A fresh haircut is only as good as the product you use after. KMS is a Californian brand represented in Australia by hair stylist icon Clive Allright. I recently went down to his Potts Point salon and experienced the KMS product suite first hand and it was all fantastic. This moulding paste is the stand out for me, it leaves a great natural texture while holding most shapes and forms, perfect for long or short hair and smells great.
This is one of those “never thought I needed, can’t live without’ products. It’s a small roller-ball that deposits a liquid gel-serum to instantly cool and refresh puffy eyes on contact, reducing the appearance of dark circles and brightening the overall area. If you’re feeling rushed, tired or simply a little underwhelming throw some of this on and strap in for the day.