I’ve tried ’em all so what are my favourite moisturisers? Well, here are the ones I’d recommend.
Oh, and by the way, free to post your own favourite fives in the comment boxes!
If you’re a fan of the Clinique Skin Supplies For Men range then make sure you’re one of the first to get your hands on their excellent new Age Defense For Eyes. A lightweight anti-ageing eye cream especially formulated to protect the delicate skin around your peepers, it doesn’t hit Clinique counters nationwide until October.
But if you go online you can snap one up from www.cliniqueformen.co.uk from tomorrow (20th Aug). Trust me, when it comes to protecting your eyes against those fine lines and crow’s feet every extra day helps!
Anyone who’s ever tried Biotherm Homme’s High Recharge range will know what an absolute lifesaver it can be. Designed to give fatigued skin a boost of energy as well as to remove grease, grime and dead skin cells their brand new High Recharge Energy Cleanser is the perfect tonic for haggard (or as I prefer to thin of it tired skin). Having spent half the night on Twitter watching the shock news of The King of Pop’s untimely demise unfolded I could certainly do with something to give me a wake-up call!
Available from www.mankind.co.uk, priced £17
As Brand Communications Manager of P&G Grooming James Nunn is a man with big responsibilities (not to mention annoyingly good skin). At the annual Beauty Magazine awards last year he also revealed himself to be quite a nifty mover on the dancefloor, which I’m sure he’ll be thrilled about me mentioning here. But enough of all that, it’s his insights into male grooming I’m interested in. And if anyone knows what it’s all about he does…
GG: Men’s biggest grooming mistake?
JN: Not getting the basics right! It’s a mistake because women do take notice. In fact 73% of women think men who take care of themselves are more successful. Grooming is easy and economical, so having clean hair, a good shave and fresh breath is a no-brainer!
GG: Favourite fragrance?
JN: BOSS by HUGO BOSS – a modern classic.
GG: Biggest change in male grooming in the last five years?
JN: Attitudes are changing when it comes to skincare. While half of guys admit to using a skin care product, fewer than 20% actually bought their own (which means they’re nicking their partners Olay). But as role models like Jonny Wilkinson open up about their own grooming regimes, the man on the street is becoming more confident and less embarrassed about their skincare needs.
GG: Desert island grooming product?
JN: Gillette Series Moisturiser with SPF 15 – no sunburn for me thanks!
GG: Next big thing in male grooming?
JN: Oral Care – In these tough times, guys are doing everything possible to build their confidence at work. You never get a second chance to make that first impression!
GG: How influential is the internet when it comes to male grooming?
JN: Guys spend time researching everything online before they buy, be it a laptop, a new phone or the latest grooming gadget. These days the internet is an indispensible tool. But beyond simply looking for recommendations and solutions to common problems, guys are taking notice of new fashion, lifestyle and grooming trends from around the globe. The internet and blogs like Grooming Guru are the influential research tools for guys.