Beautiful things do come in small packages – just ask Unilever

image001Let’s face it, everything is getting smaller these days. This isn’t always good news (as is the case with Pringles) but it’s certainly a good thing when it comes to grooming products. So it’s nice to hear that Unilever have decided to compress their men’s deodorant and anti-perspirant brands this year as they did with their women’s ones in 2013. Each of the products pictured above has been compressed into a smaller can making them infinitely more eco-friendly and portable (at just 11cm high they’re now perfect for gym bags or office drawers).

That doesn’t mean you get less product; they’ve just squeezed a larger amount into a smaller can as part of their commitment to more sustainable formats and less propellant. Unilever aims to convert 40% of its entire aerosol portfolio to this format in 2014  –  a move that anyone who values the environment as much as fresh-smelling armpits will wholeheartedly appreciate. I know I do anyway.

Freshen up for £7 with The Body Shop’s Satsuma Body Mist

If there’s one thing this blog isn’t it’s snobby. As a grooming writer I’m happy to review a £150 fragrance or a £4 face cream. So if you’re looking for a summer fragrance I thought I’d throw this new body mist at you as an inexpensive option. It will, quite literally, make you smell like a bag of satsumas but that’s okay – it’s an aroma that’s fantastically fresh and invigorating. Since the smell of citrus fruits is known to keep you alert it’s also great to spray into the air around your desk to beat that afternoon slump!

Available from June priced just £7 for a 100ml spray