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Kiel's Cactus Flower Mist - The Spa Man

The Spa Man’s summer skin essentials for 2017

Summer presents lots of skin challenges, so The Spa Man has curated his set of perfect summer skin essentials. From cleaning (most important) to hydrating (well essential really) through to SPF protection (now why wouldn’t you?). Then the finer points like eye cream, hydrating mist and a touch of fake tan. There’s something from everyone here in the summer skin essentials round-up for 2017. Verso Skincare Foaming Cleanser There’s something brilliant about Verso. Not only is it simple and easy to understand. The products are a dream to use and offer excellent results. It has a light, almost fruity fragrance a little like papaya. I LOVE IT. It’s soothing and purifying and perfect for daily use. This foaming cleanser will purify the skin without disrupting the skin’s protective function. It gently removes light make-up and impurities, leaving the skin translucent and clean. £32 www.feelunique.com Kiehl’s Cactus Flower and Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist Excellent a an all-round spritz when it’s really hot (keep it in the fridge for an extra cooling action). Or simply spray after cleansing …

Best skincare for men: The Refinery Skincare Essentials

  Planning an escape in 2016? I have the perfect travel companion. I’ve said before that I’m a big fan of The Refinery range and have to highlight this great little travel kit. The blend of aromatherapy essential oils is spot on, it’s masculine without being over powering and the products hydrate and revive the skin in an instant. Great for travel, this skincare essentials offers some of the best skincare for men. The Refinery Skincare Essentials kit is a comprehensive collection of essentials, including the Refinery Revitalising Moisturiser, Refinery Eye Gel and Refinery Face Scrub formulated with carefully selected botanical extracts and essential oils with rejuvenating properties for skin that is clear, smooth and revitalised. Read more about the best men’s skincare shave products Best skincare for men: The Refinery Skincare Essentials contains: Refinery Revitalising Moisturiser 50ml: Enriched with anti-ageing ingredients, including creatine, vitamins C and E, plus essential oils of frankincense, sandalwood and vetivert, this powerful moisturiser penetrates deep into your skin to provide intensive hydration. Refinery Eye Gel 15ml: Lightweight and easily absorbed, …

Total refresh: LAB Series Multi-action Face Wash

LAB Series Multi-action Face Wash is billed a dual action face wash – promising to cleanse and refresh the skin, dissolving excess oil, unclogging pores and removing dead skin cells. After trialling this for a couple of months, I can assure you it leaves the skin clean, fresh and feeling like it’s been resurfaced. It has a light creamy texture with little beads that ‘melt’ as you massage it into the skin. Fragrance-free it doesn’t overload your senses first thing in the morning and is packed with vitamins to nourish the skin too. Recommended for use morning and night, I added this to my skincare routine once a week, like a scrub. With thin skin on my cheeks I was once advised by a top facialist to exfoliate no more than once a week. But for most guys once a day would be perfect. Most importantly, a little goes a long way which makes it a cost effective purchase. £18.50 for 100ml. What else? It can be used as a pre-shave wash/exfoliate for lift the …

New face scrubs

Giving your face a good scrub once a week will keep it looking smooth, fresh and help to reduce blackheads, excess oil and ensure your face cream had a good surface to work on. Get scrubbing. Mazorin Wash Trade Face Scrub Mazorin’s a great brand, designed as a range for executive men. It’s exfoliation action comes from Bamboo and Maracuja powder to unclog pores and clean the face without drying it. It also contains Salicylic Acid, a gentle chemical exfoliation to really refresh the skin and make you look human again. £15 from www.nivenandjoshua.com and www.mankind.co.uk Scaramouche & Fandango Face Scrub With exfoliating Prickly Pear extract and little beads help to slough off dead skin cells, the addition of a new active ingredient, Chronodyn Cell Energiser, helps to firm and tone the skin fighting the signs of fatigue. It’s a gel-based formula, not too scartchy on the skin and has a nice fresh scent. Perfect in the morning. £8 and available from John Lewis, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges waitrose and other independent retailers. Rockface Face …

Germaine de Capuccini for Men – Energy Eyes Roll-on

THE STORY: Eye creams and gels marketed at men are plentiful. But the simple act of unscrewing a lid, squeezing the gel on your finger and applying to the eye area is yet one more thing to add into a grooming routine. For me – it’s often a step too far. I do it for a week and then promptly forget. The advent of roll-on eye products is a god-send. Unscrew the lid and roll-on. Done. So in the name of research I have committed to a months trial of Germaine de Capuccini for Men Energy Eyes Roll-On. Light, fresh and easy to use, it’s anti-ageing and designed to target the signs of tiredness and wrinkles around the eyes. The roller is cooling on application and you know what – I can truly, honestly see the difference to my wrinkles. They are smoother, look less pronounced and (generally being a bit of a cynic) am well and truly sold. THE SCIENCE: Contains Micro-Dermoxine complex that works to reduce the length and depth of wrinkles. Caffeine …