Seven of the most popular beauty products for men
How to Be a Man: Some of the best beauty products for men as selected by Warren Dowdall, personal beauty stylist at Brown Thomas in Dublin
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Clinique for Men Charcoal Cleanser €25
This gentle gel cleanser uses charcoal extract to detoxify, dissolve excess oil, debris and pollution on the skin’s surface. It’s suitable for all skin types and is completely non-drying, leaving the skin clean, comfortable and ready for the rest of the routine.
La Mer The Moisturising Gel Cream €265
Men’s skin is thicker and oilier than women’s, so a moisturiser that’s light and absorbs quickly is better. This gel is a water-based moisturiser that doubles as a post-shave soothing balm. It calms irritation, nourishes, hydrates and wakes up tired complexions. Suitable for all skin types.
Tom Ford For Men Brow Gel Comb €40
Brows can be a blessing or a curse, and this clever product can enhance your natural shape or tame bushy brows, depending on what you need. The gel is formulated to nourish and smooth the brows and it dries down to an imperceptible finish, keeping the brows groomed without looking “done”.
Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream €28
This lightweight eye treatment is loaded with skin-repairing peptides, which boost collagen and elastin production, meaning less apparent lines and firmer-looking skin around the eyes. Caffeine helps eliminate puffiness and dark circles. It is suitable for all skin types.
Aveda Invati Men Nourishing Exfoliating Shampoo and Aveda Invati Men Scalp Revitaliser €32
Thinning hair is a worry for a lot of men, and Aveda’s Invati Men range really delivers in repairing and thickening the look of fine hair. The Nourishing Exfoliating Shampoo exfoliates the scalp and removes product build-up and excess oil. The Scalp Revitaliser thickens the hair instantly and strengthens it over time. Use the two steps every day for maximum results.
ClarinsMen Shave Ease Oil €32
This oil can be used alone or before shaving foam to soften facial hair and ensure a close, smooth shave. Essential oils of rosemary, eucalyptus and mint calm the skin and minimise the risk of razor burn. Suitable for all skin types.
Clarisonic Alpha Fit Cleansing Brush €220
The new Alpha Fit is a more streamlined version of the popular and effective Clarisonic, a classic. This is perfect to pop in your gym bag. Use it with your regular face wash to clean skin six times better than manual cleansing, which means less oiliness and congestion and fewer blackheads. There are two speeds; use the first if you shave, to gently soften bristles and give a smoother, closer shave. If you have a beard, use speed two to deep cleanse the beard and avoid ingrown hairs. Suitable for all skin types.
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