Philips allow you to brush up on your shaving – literally.

philipsAlthough I spend the majority of the year sporting a beard even I’m a sucker for a piece of high-tech shaving equipment. Impressing me at the moment is the Philips Shaver Series 9000 s9111/43 Wet & Dry Shaver (why do shavers never have simple, memorable names?). Anyway, as well as being beautiful to handle this particular shaver has a feature I absolutely love – you can detach the rotary shaving head and add a detail trimmer or (and this is the best bit) the face cleaning brush that comes with it.

This means the the shaver also doubles up as a face polisher and exfoliator, allowing you to remove dead cells, clean your face more throughly than if you were just using soap and water and also boost circulation to the skin. Shavers are always investment purchases – and this one is no exception – but the addition of a cleansing brush definitely softens the blow – not to mention your skin. Clever.

 

A grooming product worth investing in…

the man combAs someone who’s self employed and who has a multi-pronged ‘portfolio career’ (or so I’m told) I’m acutely aware of how much time, effort and money it can take to get new projects off the ground, so I have huge admiration for anyone trying to bring a new product to market. Which is where Arthur Randall comes in. The man behind DAFT  (Design And Fresh Thinking) he’s using Kickstarter to put his (rather cool-looking) Man Comb into production.

Having had a chance to see the prototype (I am combing my beard with it in between typing this) I can tell you it’s a beautifully designed product, made with a high level of craftsmanship and the leather holding pouch, which you can attach to your belt, is absolutely lovely. It’s useful too: not only can you comb your beard and hair with it, you can open bottles with it too. And an immaculate beard and barnet is worth celebrating right?

For more info or to get involved visit Arthur’s Kickstarter project page 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