Fun fact Beauté Gazette loves MEN! But this post isn't just for all the hunks out there, this is also for your sweet girlfriends, boyfriends, mothers, sisters, cousins and friends who are so sweet they don't want to tell you that you have dry skin or your nose hairs really bug them or it would be nice if you shaved once in a blue moon because you give me pash rash! It's a modern world giving a gentleman the gift of grooming products is as normal as giving a babe a bottle of her favorite perfume (Annick Goutal, Petite Cherie in case anyone is wondering? Hint HINT!)
Here are a few products for bro's which have caught my eye of late:
Tweezerman Essential Grooming Set for Men $40.80
If you are a dude and your adorable girlfriend gave you this set as a gift - Take a hint! You either have out of control nose hair which she hates staring at over dinner or your toe nails make her want to gag. Fret not though she isn't going to dump you, the opposite actually she must really REALLY love you and has given you a Tweezerman Essential Grooming Set for Men to sort yourself out so your relationship can have a better shot minus nose hair and hobbit feet.
Tweezerman is available from www.feelunique.com and David Jones
La Clinica For Skin & Body Mens Lime and Pomegrante Moisturizing Balm SPF15 $14.00/50ml
This caught my eye when I was researching my previous post about La Clinica products and it immediately made me think of a couple of boys I know as it is perfect for extreme weather conditions. Does your boyfriend leave your cosy bed before 6am because 'the waves are just too good babe' well instead of slapping him maybe just gently rub this into his face instead. The balm will act as a protective barrier against drying salt and freezing water. It is also only $14.00 which is a price which wouldn't be too intimidating for a male to spend if he was wanting to upgrade a little in the skin care stakes.
La Clinica is available from www.laclinica.com
Weleda Shaving Cream $12.85/75ml
I often get asked if there is a difference in mens and womens skin types i.e can men and women use the same products? Is there THAT big of a difference? Well aside from all the marketing and big companies convincing you that there is, there actually is. Not so much for cleansing or moisturizing but facial hair and shaving is the big difference. Duh! I have witnessed horrifying acts of facial shaving by males, using soap and blunt razors!!! OUCH AND EW!!! Boys lather up and lather up good please with a lubricating and moisturizing shaving cream, this will help stop any irritation and ingrown hairs.
Busted, I totally tested this out and shaved my legs with Weleda's Shaving Cream and it is really good!
Weleda Products are available from www.naturalhealthorgainics.com.au
MALIN + GOETZ Detox Face Mask $60.00/118ml
Ok so for some males there would be no way, no how that they would use a face mask. So this Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask is a good option it can be used as a daily cleanser as well if your skin or his skin is feeling super dry stage. My tactic for application would be to say 'oh your skin looks dry why not let me pop this cleanser and leave it on for 5mins' that way you avoid using the word face mask which is associated to general womens faffing and is not manly at all. Packed with Vitamin C and Vitamin E to boost the skin with antioxidants and soy proteins to plump and firm. This face mask is totally co-ed and to be honest a couple that face masks together - stays together.
Malin + Goetz products are available from www.meccacosmetica.com.au
Aesop Theory of Evolution Gift Set $310.00
Giving this to someone is like giving someone a very BIG and very expensive hint. If you are giving this gift to a man then chances are he needs a complete skin overhaul. I often think about unlikely coupling, what happens if you meet an amazing manx but you when you stay over and it completely freaks you out that your Creme de La Mer is perched next to a can of industrial strength Lynx? Chances are he has just never learnt about skin care or bothered to care. Here is your chance, make him care! Make him care with Aesop. The Parsley Seed range is great for men because it is will keep blemishes away as well as being super hydrating.
Aesop is available from www.aesop.com/au
Korres Marigold and Ginseng Aftershave Balm $34.95/150ml
After he has got the hang of shaving without almost cutting his throat every morning phase two would be to introduce am aftershave balm. I love Korres products, they are heaven! I just can only imagine a hunky Neptune type men in Greece lathered in Korres products and just begging to rub my favorite cinnamon and vanilla Korres body butter into my back. Back to reality! Coaxing your boyfriend to use this aftershave balm packed with Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel which will help with bumpy stubble and irritated hair follicles.
Korres products are available from www.meccacosmetica.com
Anthony Logistics for Men Vitamin A Facial Treatment $33.95/47ml
This will come as no shock to anyone men are as vain as women and are just as paranoid of lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun spots, freckles and pigmentation. They just aren't as articulate as women at expressing it and aren't as clued in, probably because men don't have advertising about skin care almost pumped into them from every media outlet possible. This facial treatment has enough anti-aging ingredients in it to calm even the most paranoid stud, packed with Vitamin-A (Retinyl Palmitate) even the most sun damaged skin should soften by applying this treatment every evening.
Anthony Logistics products available from www.feelunique.com