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Steamcream go mo for Movember

This – I like. STEAMCREAM is supporting Movember this year by releasing limited edition Mo and Mini Mo Moisturisers.  They feature the signature Movember moustache on the STEAMCREAM original tin – each filled with the award winning moisturiser. By now you should already know that Movember is the men’s health charity responsible for raising awareness for men’s prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.   STEAMCREAM has pledged to donate 10% of all proceeds to the Movember Charitable Foundation. Top tips from STEAMCREAM STEAMCREAM is versatile, it can be used as a shaving cream, a soothing after shave balm, face, body and hand moisturiser, or even a styling hair product. Containing chamomile, lavender and rose – combined with oatmeal and jojoba STEAMCREAM’s essential oils work together to reduce redness and calm razor rash. The skin under a newly formed moustache can become exceptionally dry (I speak from experience with this), so simply massage a small amount of STEAMCREAM through the hairs of your moustache with your fingertips, and finish with a small comb through. So what’s …

How to…care for your moustache

It’s Movember and for the uninitiated, growing a mo is no simply task. OK, the hair growth might be easy – but defining a shape and style – that takes some time effort, and a touch of class. There’s a real art to growing a moustache – something that with a little love and attention will give you a facial focus to be proud of. Gentlemen’s Tonic, specialists in male grooming and wet shaving has shared a few top tips on how to keep a handle on your moustache: 1.    They suggest you call in the professionals. (OK, you say – they would say that – but with a professional shape and style first – you can use your time to craft and maintain at home). I sought the expert advice at Gentelmen’s Tonic for my beard and have never looked back. 2.    Keep it clean: You need to wash your moustache! Using your regular facial wash is fine, although perhaps introduce a scrub once a week. A slick of conditioner applied every time you …

Stubble Trouble

THE STORY: As a grooming writer I get sent lots of products to try and review. The pile gets quite big and on occasion things get buried, like this little number I recently uncovered. Temple Spa Stubble Trouble must have been in my grooming draw for at least a year. As I’d just finished my favourite shave gel I decided to put this to the test. It’s got a fresh marine-like scent, applies easily and has a gentle foam – a little goes a long way (you really don’t need much) which makes it super cost effective. The razor glides easily over the skin and the ingredients help sooth any razor burn. THE SCIENCE: It contains a whole host of herbal ingredients that are antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Lemon, Lime oil, Thyme, Aloe Vera, Juniper oil, Lavender, Basil, Bergamot, Patchouli, Rosemary, Cardamom. THE VERDICT: As a little goes a long way – it’s well worth the price tag (and some). THE DETAILS: £15 for 150ml www.templespa.com

Thalgo Men Shaving Gel

THE STORY: As far as shaving gel’s go – there is a vast difference in quality and you can really notice this, the more you pay.  Standard mass market high street brands are good – don’t get me wrong. I use these regularly, but if you are prepared to pay a bit more – the quality and performance improves dramatically. That’s what I found with Thalgo Men Shaving Gel. It’s £10.60 – it won’t break the bank, especially as it really lasts. The nozzel that releases the gel from the can is quite small – so you only use a small amount – actually it delivers exactly what you need. My experience of mass market shave gels is that the nozzel releases far too much product and you go through it twice as fast. Performance? Thalgo Men Shaving Gel gave a smooth shave, the gel lightly foams and is a great texture that applies easily and allow the razor to glide across the skin. It’s got a gentle citrus, marine-like fragrance and I really loved …

Trim and tidy

THE STORY: Men are blessed with hair – usually in places where they least want it. On their back, shoulders, chest and often most offensively in the ears and nose. I certainly inherited my father’s hair genes. Losing it on top and as I age, it’s sprouting from my ears and nose. But never fear – the grooming industry is here. Coming to our collective rescue is Sassoon for Men with a hygiene trimmer – perfectly designed for trimming nose and ear hairs. THE GADGET: Sassoon for Men actually do a great range of hair removal gadgets and the new TITAN SERIES Hygiene Trimmer is no exception. It works a treat. What I loved about it is the in-built high beam light for precision trimming. There’s absolutely no excuse now – you can even trim your bushy bits in the dark. It includes some high-spec technology too – the nano silver technology blade provides an anti-bacterial action, while the rotary function ensures that you are able to remove unwanted hair without pulling. It’s also got …