Grooming Guru Essentials: Mr Natty Frank’s Beard Elixir – the ultimate beard conditioner

If you’ve cultivated a facial forest, as I have, you’ll know that whilst it might be fantastically on-trend and a cost-effective solution to the exorbitant price of razor blades it isn’t entirely without its drawbacks. Not least, it can be prickly, flakey and occasionally (usually after a tuna sandwich or messy spag bol) faintly odouriferous.

The remedy for these beardy bugbears comes in the shape of this handy little beard and ‘tache conditioner. A concentrated elixir, it contains a blend of natural oils to lubricate and condition the beard and moisturise the skin beneath. What I really love about it, though,is the way it smells. With refreshing bergamot and pine and earthy vetiver and patchouli it manages to be both fresh and very sexy. Grrrrrr, as beardy types are inclined to say.

Mr Natty Frank’s Beard Elixir cost just  £7 for 10ml and is available from nivenandjoshua.com. Perfect for Movember too!

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

Happy Birthday Korres!

Greece might be bankrupt (only a sequel to Mamma Mia! can save it now) but it’s good to know what at least Greek skincare brand Korres is in fine fettle. In fact, the brand, created by George Korres in Athens and characterised by its use of certified organic ingredients,  has just turned 15.

If you’ve never come across it before make sure you check it out. I especially love the soaps (see this previous post), an the Basil Lemon Shower Gel and the Pomegranate Cleansing Wipes (both brand best sellers). The fragrances are fab too, especially the Saffron, Amber and Cardamon one, which is a snip at under  £25.

Anyway,  if you fancy helping the Greek bail-out why not have a look at the range? Korres is available to buy online from www.nivenandjoshua.com