Since it’s almost Father’s Day, I thought a more masculine themed post was in order! I constantly make jokes that my hubs steals my products… and that isn’t far from the truth. He is very well taken care of in the beauty department, so I asked him to share his go-to products in his own words. The guy has great taste, what can I say?
HARRY’s Truman Razor: Ask anyone, I hate to shave. It’s true. Whose big idea was it to get us men to wield a razor sharp blade of all things, around our face in the morning when we’re our groggiest?! Thankfully, Harry’s has the Truman, an expertly designed razor for comfort and control to get us through. The handle has a weighted core and the molded exterior provides an ergonomic grip. It comes in a variety of colours for you to choose from that’ll look great in your (her) bathroom. The best part? Never worry about running out of blades again! Harry’s has a subscription program that delivers straight to your door, so it makes a great gift (nudge!).
May Lindstrom Skin’s The Blue Cocoon: Being married to a Beauty Editor means I have access to all sorts of products, and over the years, I’ve secretly nicked a balm or two from the Mrs., so by proxy you could say I’m a bit of an expert? That said, after using the Blue Cocoon, I demanded that this be stocked in our medicine cabinet with NO exception. A little goes a long way with this blue miracle. It’s perfect for healing the most stubborn razor rash as well as any other inflammations as they occur, giving me a dewy and supple completion. (note from erin: he’s literally obsessed!)
KIEHL’S Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion: I have an extremely thick beard, and after a couple of days of regrowth, my skin can start to become looking dry, flaky and ruddy in texture. I’ve used scrubs in the past to various degrees of success. For me, this is the holy grail of exfoliators. I use this once or twice a week: after I shave, and then again 3 days later. Instantly, the skin on my face is smoother and clearer and it serious cuts down on my razor bumps. Another bonus is getting rid of all the dead skin will help the absorption of any topical skin treatments to maximize their efficacy.
Routine’s Like A Boss Natural Deodorant De-odor-cream: Do you know what stinks? Deodorants that don’t work. Or worse, those with synthetic scents that leave you smelling like a teenage boy who just discovered their single new chest hair needs an abnormal amount of body spray to survive. The Like A Boss deodorant is Routine’s strongest formula, made from beeswax and clay for absorption. It’s mildly scented with geranium, rosemary and lavender with hints of mandarin, bergamot and spearmint. All you need is a pea sized amount rubbed into each armpit. Each pot lasts anywhere from 3 to 6 months (depending how many CrossFit classes your man takes), and for the true north strong and free lover, it’s hand-made in Calgary, Canada.
KMS California’s Tame Frizz Taming Creme: A man’s hair is important, but depending on your man, taking care of it may not be. My outlook on hair is that it should be able to move and should be touchable no matter its texture and type. Now that Mad Men has finally paid its TV bar tab, we’re going to see men’s hair move away from the shellacked lego hair helmets for a more natural look (Don Draper, I’m looking at you). This humidity resistant taming creme from KMS’s Tame Frizz line will add control, definition and style manageability to any hairstyle (including the man-bun). Use on towel dried hair or blow dry it in for extra control and definition.
Suntegrity’s Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer: If your man is anything like me than he worships the great outdoors… and the sun. It also probably means he forgets to use sunscreen. To make sure that your mister doesn’t get too “George Clooney-ed” before his time, get him to use this all-natural sunscreen. One, it comes in a metallic container mimicking a silver bullet (already awesome) that doubles as a mirror, and two, a little dab goes a long way.
Tom Ford’s Grey Vetiver Cologne: If a man has to get one thing right, it has to be his scent. However, since scent is so personal don’t take my word for it. Help make your man an instant classic and take him on a date wherever Tom Ford fragrances are sold to explore all Mr. Ford has to offer. Tom Ford is rarely ever wrong., I say.