The holidays are fast approaching and maybe you're on the hunt for a beauty buy for your bae. If so, choose carefully and you can get double the bang for your buck. How exactly?
Well, the right buy will mean you make him (and his skin, hair etc) happy which is of course the main thing. But if you're really clever about it, you'll end up with a beauty score that works for you too. Yay!
But his needs are different from mine I hear you saying. Well, kind of. But not as much as you might think. You see, there are a vast array of skincare products that are perfectly suitable for both you and your man.
Yes, his skin will differ to yours, but not that much. The truth is most products are entirely suitable for both men and women. It’s just that marketers assume that men will be more drawn to masculine packaging, dark shades, strong lines and so on and so their beauty buys tend to have a classic 'masculine' vibe.
The contents however? Largely the same aside from scent which tends to be more masculine. So there you have it. You can use his stuff too. Here, our current favourite 'men's' buys that we can't keep our hands off.
Handsome Facial Wash (125ml), $19.99. This wash is Contains natural anti-ageing ingredients Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E.
Cleansing morning and night helps remove excess oils and grime from the skin, unclogs pores and helps the skin breathe better. Hydration and anti-ageing ingredients are more thoroughly absorbed and effective through clean skin and pores.
Plus, it smells heavenly.
Ecopure Men's Natural Skin Formula Man Cleanse And Revive Kit 1, $12. Indulge, Revive and Relax your skin with this Charcoal, Walnut Shell & Cocoa Butter Cleanse Kit. Contains body wash, body lotion, massage soap and exfoliating pads.
Sukin For Men Body Wash (500ml), $13.99. Clean and hydrate the body with a combination of baobab, sesame and jojoba oils. Removes oil and grime like nobody's business and leaves skin smooth, soft and heavenly scented.
The elegant and sunny fragrance of our signature Colonia comes in a 100ml Eau De Cologne and is accompanied by a 75ml Hair & Shower Gel and a Deodorant Spray in 50ml that gives a dash of immediate and long-lasting citrus notes on-the-go. Specially presented in a festive edition yellow box featuring illustrative decor by artist Clym. He will love it! As will you.
Rare. Exotic. Distinctive.One of the most rare, precious, and expensive ingredients in a perfumer's arsenal, Oud Wood is often burned in incense-filled temples. Exotic Rose Wood and Cardamom give way to a smokey blend of rare Oud Wood, Sandalwood, and Vetiver. Tonka Bean and Amber add warmth and sensuality. Sexy as all get out. On him and you.
Triumph & Disaster Dark Moon Hydrating Cream, $80. r
Its creators say it 'represents this concept of reflection and recovery and is designed to work with our body’s natural rhythm'. Um, maybe. But it sure does feel good on the skin. A scientifically engineered hydrating cream, Dark Moon utilises Vitamin C, Olive and Horopito to facilitate healthy, vibrant skin; working silently and naturally in the deep hours before dawn. Again, good for you - and him too.