MAY 2021’S BEST MEN’S GROOMING DROPS
THE BEST RELEASES IN MALE SKINCARE, HAIRCARE, AND FRAGRANCE THIS MONTH
Lockdown restrictions are slowly easing, and the long-awaited indoor meal awaits. Whilst April showers seem to have arrived late, it’s not too late to get your grooming regime ready for the world opening back up. Here are some of the best grooming drops this month.
Finally, gyms are back open! After working on my lockdown bod for so long, I’m going to need all the help I can to get back into shape. Vigour8 created the perfect body wash for your post workout shower, in fact it’s also your shampoo and conditioner. Gym’s are notoriously breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, enter Vigour8 which is anti-bacterial and anti-viral, and features a range of ingredients that will sooth your aching muscles and aid in recovery. Time to set my morning alarm!
Available from Vigour8 - £19.89 for 530ml
Medik8 Mutiny Lip Balm
I’m a broken record when it comes to lip balms, it’s an essential item that often gets overlooked, but never leaves my pocket. Mutiny is a squalane based lip balm, a lipid that’s almost identical to squalene, which makes up 12% of our sebum. What results is a lip balm that replenishes the skins natural barrier rather than petroleum lip balms which sit on the surface. My lips have suffered through mask wearing, Mutiny has been a game changer for me.
Available from Medik8 - £19
Miller Harris Étui Noir
Étui Noir is the leather fragrance you’ve all been looking for, dark and resinous, smooth yet sweet. Some fragrances take time to grow on me, Étui Noir was an instant hit, and all that I’ll be smelling of for the foreseeable future. Better yet, Miller Harris have newly reformulated the accompanying Bath & Body collection, consisting of a gorgeous body wash and luxurious soap. We all need a bit of me time, what’s better than making that time smell incredible!
Available from Miller Harris - £22 for 300ml Body Wash
The Bluebeards Revenge Shampoo Bar
We all need to be more eco-conscious, so many of the products we use daily create waste. The Bluebeard Revenge have developed a range of shampoo bars that create zero waste and are vegan friendly. Each bar is SLS free, paraben free as well as being enriched with coconut oil. Bars are available in three fragrances - Classic, Original and my personal favourite Cuban. Your hair will smell as great as it feels.
Available from The Bluebeards Revenge - £5.99 for 50g
Lorenzo and Ryan are the fragrance fanatics behind Hoohaa, the exciting new fragrance subscription service. Created to connect customers with the world of niche fragrances, with the goal of finding the perfect scent for them. You’re asked to choose between edits, a selection of characteristics and fragrance preferences, then sit back and wait for your monthly 10ml fragrance to arrive each month.
Available from Hoohaa - £14.95
Mojo Skincare Range
Not to rest on their laurels, Mojo have followed up on the successful launch of their styling products with a skincare range consisting of an Anti-Ageing Moisturiser and Exfoliating Face Scrub, both featuring Mojo’s signature fragrance. The Moisturiser is non-oily and applies effortlessly, leaving my skin feeling smooth and nourished. The Face Scrub feels smooth between the fingers yet works wonders in cleansing and revitalising my skin. Both make excellent additions to your daily routine.
Available from Mojo - £12 for 75ml
Ole Henriksen Wrinkle Blur Bakuchiol Eye Gel Crème
If there were prizes for how a product looks, then we’ve got a gold medal winner here. The purple ribbons of bauchiol are mesmerising, and this clever product only mixes active ingredients once you pump it out for use. Bakuchiol is a plant-based ingredient that’s used as a retinol alternative, combined with orchid stem cells, plant proteins and peptides, you have a fantastic Eye Gel that feels great on skin and does a wonderful job of reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Add a splash of purple to your daily routine.
Available from Boots - £42 for 18ml
D.S. & DURGA - St. Vetyver
St. Vetyver is the latest release from Brooklyn based D.S. & DURGA, the husband-and-wife team that produce incredible fragrances. St. Vetyver is an armchair travel experience to the Caribbean, with top notes of sour orange, pink pepper, and sea grass. Mid notes of cane, clove leaf and toquilla straw then base notes of vetiver, bread nut and rhum agricole. This fragrance is a warm Caribbean evening in a bottle, warm ocean breeze, vetyver and rum. Until we can make it there in person, this is the trip we all need!
Available from D.S. & DURGA - $260 for 100ml
Dr Mazin Al-Kafaji is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and has made a career of treating patients with serious skin conditions. His treatments are now accessible to all with Dermatology M. Maskne is an unfortunate side effect of lockdown life, but with use of Jin Yin Hua Honeysuckle Cleansing Wash, Fei Zi Shui Spot Treatment Gel and Zi Can Shui Gao Nourishing Cream I’ve been amazed at how quickly my outbreaks have cleared and how nourished my skin has looked. A lockdown skin miracle!
Available from Dermatology M - £16-42