10 Grooming Essentials for Men

Male grooming is a constantly growing industry, with more products on the market than ever aimed at helping men look after themselves. You don’t have to devote much time or energy to skincare, as a few multi-functional products can make a world of difference. AGENT’s list of 10 Grooming Essentials for Men will give you an idea of where to start.

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Male grooming is a growing industry, with more products on the market than ever with the aim of helping men look their best. With a busy work schedule you don’t have the time or energy to devote to skincare, thankfully a few multi-functional products can make a world of difference. AGENT’s list of 10 Grooming Essentials for Men will give you an idea of where to start.

 

1. PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30

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THE BEST thing you can do for your skin in the long-term and one of the most important Grooming Essentials for Men is to start wearing SPF now. Winter or summer, the sun’s rays can damage your skin, so to avoid looking aged and leathery before your time, slap on SPF before heading outdoors. This option from PC4Men (the male-focused line from Paula’s Choice) feels weightless on the skin while offering SPF 30 Broad Spectrum protection from UV damage.

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2. Braun Series 7 Electric Razor

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TO SAVE time in the mornings while still ensuring a smooth face, it’s important to have a good razor. One of the most popular grooming essentials for men who has a hectic work schedule is the electric shaver. An electric shaver allows you a smoother, quicker shave. The Braun Series 7 730s-4 Shaver charges in one hour, gives 50 hours of shaving time, and is 100% waterproof for easy cleaning under the tap.

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3. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

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ESPECIALLY in winter, dry conditions can cause painful chapped and cracked lips. To avoid this, a no-nonsense lip-balm is a must. Jack Black’s Intense Therapy Lip Balm contains shea butter and avocado oil for great natural moisture, while also providing SPF 25 protection. This balm comes in four flavours/scents, but the original Natural Mint & Shea Butter is a cult favourite.

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4. NYR Men Close Shave Oil

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Shaving every day is  tough on your skin, but a good shaving oil will help to keep it soft. Neal’s Yard Men make a close shave oil that protects against razor burn while smoothing and nourishing the skin. Just apply to your face before shaving.

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5. Ursa Major 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic

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CHANCES are, you don’t have time to apply a plethora of different products every day, so multi-purpose options are a great idea. This 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic cleanses, exfoliates, heals and hydrates—a truly catch-all solution to keep your skin looking good. It can be used after a shave or before bed for fresh-feeling skin.

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6. Moroccan Oil Hydrating Styling Cream

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Although lacquer-hard, slicked back hair may seem retro and cool, only a very few can actually pull it off. Also, hair gels and pomades can dry out your hair, leaving it thin and frizzy. For a less rigid hold and a healthier alternative for your hair, try a styling cream instead. This one by Moroccan Oil contains argan oil to nourish your hair while smoothing it and creating natural shine.

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7. Malin + Goetz Acne Treatment

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Nearly everyone suffers from acne at some point in their life, whether it’s due to hormones, stress or diet. Luckily, keeping your skin under control is one of the grooming essentials for Men that is easy now there’s so many products to help. This treatment by Malin + Goetz dries out oily spots and prevents future breakouts.

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8. Perricone MD Blue Plasma

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KEEPING your skin looking fresh and smooth at all times is one of the most important grooming essentials for men, a mild peel is a great way to strip dead-skin and impurities. This Blue Plasma peel from Perricone MD unveils your new skin with just one application a day, creating a more youthful appearance.

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9. Diptyque Philosykos Eau de Parfum

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SMELL is the most powerful human sense, so smelling good is important to make a good impression. Although it can be tempting to just pick the mass-produced cologne with the best advertising campaign or whatever one your aunt got you for Christmas, choosing a higher-quality scent will make you stand out. Diptyque’s Philosykos Eau de Parfum contains notes of Fig Leaves and White Cedar to deliver a woody, masculine scent.

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10. Every Man Jack Cedarwood Deodorant

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PERHAPS the most essential aspect of any man’s grooming regime is preventing B.O, so a good deodorant is a must. Although plenty of drugstore brands will keep sweat and odour at bay, they contain all kinds of chemical ingredients which can be harmful long-term. Every Man Jack’s Cedarwood Deodorant contains no parabens, phthalates, dyes or sodium lauryl sulfate while providing lasting protection from odour.

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