Best of Christmas skincare for men
As I'm no expert in mens skincare, once again I have tapped into the knowledge of my spa savvy colleague Mark Smith (aka The Spa Man) in London for some festive gifts for the man - or men in your life. Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and here's to a GLOWing 2018!
Elemis The Superman
High performance skincare to cleanse, nourish and hydrate. Includes: Full size Deep Cleanse Facial Wash 150ml, Full size Daily Moisture Boost 50ml and Sharp Shower Body Wash 100ml
ESPA Ultimate Grooming Kit
The Ultimate Grooming Kit comes in its very own ultra-handy Man Tin, with four hard-working formulas for stronger, healthier, and revitalised skin. Collection Includes: Dual-Action Shavemud 30ml, Invigorating Face Wash 50ml, Energising Shower Gel 70ml, The Hydrator 35ml
[comfort zone] Man Shave Kit
The ideal shave kit for guys who want to ensure their skin is nourished and protected. The Man Space soft shave performer (150ml) and the Man Space extra cream (50ml) ensure intense hydration and some revitalising action, even for sensitive skin.
Temple Spa Work It Out
Work it Out detoxifying oil works wonders on knots, tension and tight muscles. A body boosting blend of 21 Mediterranean essential oils including juniper, clove, cypress & thyme, renowned for their muscle soothing benefits in a lush base of natural oils – sesame, avocado, jojoba, kukui, grapeseed, soya bean & grapefruit.
£25/€28 for 100ml www.templespa.com
Hommage Home Travel Kit
Hommage is a men’s brand I see regularly in spas across Europe, but rarely in the UK (although I recently spotted it at Four Seasons 10 Trinity Square). This set includes three bottles of Perform – the brand’s rich shave cream designed to promote cellular repair, replenish moisture and reduce irritation.
You get a deluxe size for home and two convenient capsule size products that meets security standards for travel. I haven’t tried it – but I’m guessing it must be good to package it up like this.
Fully embracing the movement for less packaging – soaps are where it’s at for Christmas. SCRUBD is a new natural range of triple-milled, all-natural, organic soaps made using a traditional method. They are weighty, dense and promise to be longer lasting. Four soap bars include: Cedarwood & Grapefruit, Charcoal & Black Pepper, Oakmoss & Spearmint and Lemongrass & Lime.