eBay launch dedicated Men’s Grooming Hub

Whether you’re logging on to buy a brand new bike, source the one football programme missing from your collection or are trying to track down a mid-century sideboard eBay.co.uk is a shopping experience like no other. And now you can kit yourself out with all the latest grooming gear there, too, thanks to the company’s brand new Men’s Grooming Hub.

Offering everything from moisturiser and moustache wax to state-of-the-art electric shavers, the hub is a one-stop destination for everything grooming, featuring a mind-boggling array of products from well-known brands like L’Oréal Men Expert (who announced their partnership with eBay earlier this year), electrical giants Phillips and masters of facial hair maintenance Mo Bros. As well as offering products at great prices, the hub is a cinch to navigate and everything is covered by the usual buyer assurances the online marketplace is famous for.

Perusing some of the 230,000 items on offer (yep, 230,000!) I came across everything from my favourite fragrances to one of my favourite face washes – L’Oreal Men Expert’s Purifying Face Wash For Skin & Stubble – along with a raft of bathroom cabinet basics like deodorants, shower gels and dental products. What’s more, there are some great statement-making gift sets, too, just in case you’re looking for the perfect pressie for someone.

The hub isn’t just a great place to buy your grooming gear though: thanks to fantastic ‘how to’ guides on everything from achieving a barber-worthy shave to how to adjust your routine to suit the season and a host of tip-packed videos, it’s also a superb source of information for anyone interested in maximising their looks.

So whether you’re after something for yourself or are looking for the perfect Father’s Day present, eBay’s new Men’s Grooming Hub is one bookmark you’ll definitely want in your browser.

To explore eBay’s new Men’s Grooming Hub click here.

An eBay/Grooming Guru promotion. 

Exclusive: Remington aim to Hoover up competition with new Vacuum Beard & Grooming Kit

Remington_Vacuum Beard and Grooming Kit TrimmerHaving sported a beard for over a decade now I like to think I know a thing or two about facial hair. In that time I have also tried just about every beard and stubble trimmer on the market with, it must be said, varying degrees of success.

One of the major problems with trimmers, of course, is that they have a nasty habit of creating an almighty mess in your bathroom or bedroom (on numerous occasions I’ve had to root out a sink plunger to unblock my bathroom washbasin after a quick trim).

Thankfully, Remington have solved this rather annoying problem with their brand new Vacuum Beard & Grooming Kit.  What I like about it is that as well as allowing you to shape your beard to a range of different lengths it also has a detailing trimmer for creating clean, crisp lines and a special foil shaving head which allows you to shave areas like the cheeks and neck where you might not want any beardage.

What elevates it above many other trimmers, however, is its built-in vacuum chamber. This allows those pesky beard clippings to be Hoovered up and stored away as you trim so they don’t litter your bathroom sink or bedroom floor. It also takes them away from your face, removing the need to wash immediately after trimming. What’s more, the chamber’s easy to empty and there’s no loss of suction as it fills either.

If one of things that’s currently putting you off growing a beard is the mess, the The Remington Vacuum Beard & Grooming Kit may well be a real game changer.

Available exclusively at Boots and on boots.com priced £54.99.

King of Shaves Prostyle Beard Styler

KING OF SHAVES BEARD TRIMMERIf there’s one gadget I love road-testing is a beard trimmer. Having had some form of facial hair since the beginning of the new Millennium I’ve tried (and parted company with) plenty. They are, it seems, surprisingly hard to get right. In fact, there are few that tick all boxes in terms of performance, versatility, charge time and reliability.

So how does the new King of Shaves Prostyle Beard Styler measure up? Well, it’s not bad actually, has a good charging life and is pretty efficient at powering though facial hair.

It has six different length settings – ranging from 0.5mm to 15mm – and above 3mm it goes up in 3mm leaps. What I discovered – the hard way and with the loss of a couple of weeks’ growth – is that the 3mm difference between settings is more than you think. The trimmer I use at the moment has nine settings that go up by 2mm increments which gives you a little more leeway lengthwise so it’s little wonder that I ended up removing slightly more hair than I wanted with my first try of the Prostyler.

It also suffers the fate of the majority of trimmers by having a blade that’s a little too wide for precision tidying, especially around the lips where accuracy is important (you really need to buy the King of Shaves Prostyle Multi Styler for that). In truth, though, I very much suspect that any problems I had with it come from the fact that I’m simply not used to the way it handles (imagine using gears again if you were used to driving an automatic) so I suspect that if you came to it as a newbie you’d have absolutely no problems at all.

Fore more information click here.

Remington’s Horizon Beard Trimmer – have batteries will travel.

As a beard wearer I’m always on the look out for the perfect trimmer for my face furniture. My personal favourite (and the one I use most) is the Remington MB32OC which is just about the most reliable I’ve come across.

The company’s latest creation, the Horizon, is fairly similar except that it’s a teeny bit smaller and battery powered rather than mains chargeable, with a RRP £10 less than my favourite model. In fairness, I’m not quite sure what the advantages of the Horizon are though its lower price makes it a great entry point gadget for newbies and the use of batteries over mains does make it ideal for travel. Still, worth a punt.

Available from Amazon, priced £14.99

Grooming Guru Essentials: The Remington Touch Control Beard Trimmer

Nobody knows more about beards than me. I’ve had one (if you can call my patchy approximation of one a beard) for over ten years now – co-incidentally ever since the hair on my head parted company with my scalp. And what I don’t know about beard trimmers ain’t worth knowing. I’ve tried them all, and the one I use myself is a trusty old Remington MB320C (snappy name huh?). It’s robust, easy to use and, crucially, manages to get into those difficult-to-trim places like under our nose. I’ve had other trimmers that break, snag or simply can’t manage to do the job properly but this one is great.

But now there’s a new kid on the block – the Remington Touch Control trimmer – the world’s first beard trimmer to feature a touch screen control technology. Given how everything is touch control these days I suppose it was inevitable that trimmers would be too.

So how does it rate? Well, it’s a sexy old thing, certainly much slicker than my old model and the big advantage is that the touch control allows for precision length control (unlike the 1 – 7 settings of old). In fact, you can move it in tiny 0.1mm increments, allowing you a whopping 175 length options and making it pretty much the ultimate in bespoke beardage.

What’s more (and this is a massive plus as anyone who’s ever used a beard trimmer will know) there’s a locking function which means the settings won’t accidentally alter mid-shave. You can even vary the speed of the shave and it can also be powered via your computer’s USB. More importantly, it delivers a great trim so I think the Grooming Guru can confidently declare Remington ‘Best for Beards’!

The Remington Touch Control is available from all leading retailers priced £59.99

Grooming Guru Essentials are the products I genuinely love and have used as part of my own routine.

New Remington Connector – plug and play perfection

As someone who’s sported a beard (well, a close approximation of a beard)  for over five years now I can safely say if there’s one thing I do know all about it’s beard trimmers. Trust me, I’ve tried them all.  From dinky little ones to big, stubble-munching muthas. And I’m always left disappointed.

The last one I used (the Philips Turbovac) nearly drove me to wet shaving such was its inadequacy (it’s big as a house, doesn’t suck and can’t get to those tricky bits under your hooter).

So, it is with much delight that I can tell you that the new Remington Connector is quite brilliant.

Not only does it power through facial hair, giving nice and even results, it manages to reach those awkward bits and – most gloriously of all – you can actually charge it up via your computer’s USB port. One day all grooming gadgets will be like this.

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