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Want to know what Winter Grooming Essentials have made the cut on my bathroom cabinet? Then continue reading…
It’s not often for myself to take to a male grooming product. Let’s be upfront, the majority of products for men on the market are often very similar and dare I say, boring. I have become somewhat ruthless when it comes to selecting a few that have cut. I stay away from male grooming products that contain unnecessary fragrances and chemical detergents. Your skin with thank you too!
*Particle for Men Body Wash: One word, incredible! After reviewing the brand’s face collection (which you can read here). I was kindly offered to experience their latest duo to the portfolio. Beginning with the mineral-rich body wash; refreshing, awakening and insanely addictive. Enriched with high-grade sea minerals including magnesium, sodium and potassium to deeply cleanse whilst treating skin concerns such as dryness and itchy skin.
Cocooning the skin with its creamy, “almost” luminescent texture that glides heavenly over dampen skin. Don’t expect a crazy amount of lather. But enough lather to satisfy your skin’s cravings for a deep cleansing experience. The skin was left smooth and comforted, you might think twice about applying your everyday body lotion, it’s that good.
The Particle for Men Body Wash has made a great addition to my bathtime essentials. I prefer to use the product after working up a heavy sweat at the gym, It really does a thorough job at removing unattractive body odour thanks to its mineral-rich content.
Using premium, active, ingredients is what Particle for Men is known for, and they didn’t skimp on high-performance ingredients with this *hair wash. We have Capixyl, a peptide that treats hair loss. Redensyl re-activates dormant hair follicles whilst encouraging hair thickness. Biotin and Green Tea combined support natural hair growth thanks to its essential nutrients.
Rest assured that Particle for Men has considered the needs for men upon creating a well-formulated shampoo, like this one. SLS/SLES (that are often known with stripping hydration and colour), Salt and paraben-free, the three ingredients that Particle for Men left out, and what a good job too.
Dare I say, my Mum has been using the shampoo, and why not. She loves how it doesn’t leave her fine hair tacky or heavy.
*Nocturnal Essence Moisturiser: We have hit the beautiful season of Autumn which means the temperature is now declining. Our skin is more prone to dryness during the colder months. Incorporating a moisturiser that contains hydrating ingredients will prime and protect skin for Winter.
One key ingredient to look out for, sodium hyaluronate (also known as hyaluronic acid), this humectant works as a magnet for moisture on the skin, helping your cells to retain moisture as much as possible. Luckily for us fellas, this Noctural Essence Moisturiser from #FrshFced includes the skin-quenching ingredient.
Pleasing to the nose buds, this men’s moisturiser also contains coconut and olive oils to further wrap the skin with vital moisture. Thirdly, Shea butter comforts and protects against outside aggressions.
Aromatic, lightweight and deeply hydrating. As a result, the Nocturnal Essence Moisturiser absorbs straight into the skin without leaving a single trace. Call this your Winter saviour!
Furthermore, adding a drop or two of the *Apricot Beard Oil will satisfy the cravings of those with a drier skin type. Deeply-rich in moisturising fatty acids from Avocado and Macadamia, this beard oil from #FrshFced works an absolute treat on those with facial beards.
ARK Skincare Hydrating Serum: Not a grooming product as such, but one or two drops of this Winter hero into your favourite moisturiser will elevate your moisture levels to the max. There’s a handful of skin-quenching ingredients that I am certain your skin will appreciate when applying.
Firstly, we have Cucumber to relief tension for irritated skin. An ingredient widely used in after-sun products to soothe and de-stress sunburned skin. Secondly, the famous humectant, Glycerin pulls water from the outer layer into the deepest layers of the skin. This will provide you with a plumpious, camera-ready glow. In addition, we have Laminaria Algae that injects vital mineral salts and a cocktail of multivitamins into the skin.
In essence, its best to apply the serum over dampen skin for maximum absorption. Again, you only need one or two drops for the entire face, applying more will cause the skin to feel tacky.
Will you be including one of these in your Winter skincare routine?