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**The 2017 GQ edition of the Grooming Collection is no longer available, but read more about what’s inside the 2018 Christmas Collection here.
Your Christmas just got better. We’ve partnered with British GQ to bring the ultimate Christmas gift in the form of The Mankind Christmas Collection.
There’s a selection of 12 full size products that combine to make a well-rounded grooming routine. No stone is left unturned as the collection contains hair care, skincare, beard care, body care and dental care products. The Christmas Collection is worth over £400, and available to buy for just £100. Each collection comes with a 6 month subscription to British GQ, so make sure you redeem this to keep up to date with all things fashion, grooming and lifestyle.
“Every single product has been chosen with our readers’ lifestyles in mind, to take them from home to gym and boardroom to bar with maximum returns. Essential, we’ve curated the perfect routine – so they don’t have to!” – Carlotta Constant, British GQ
Whether it’s a gift for yourself, or for a friend, this selection of grooming products will take the stress out of the festive season. Well, it’ll hide the signs, which is the best we can do.
The first thing everyone should do as part of their skincare routine is cleanse. The Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser is enriched with Hungarian Moor Mud and Thermal Water, which helps nourish and hydrate your skin. This cleanser gently dissolves oil and dirt, leaving your complex clean and clear, with no redness or irritation.
Utilising Silver Hydrosol and DNA HP, Argentum la potion infinie Anti-Age Cream works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes and stress on the skin. The formula is backed by years of scientific research and contains 99.5% natural ingredients. Your skin will feel instantly hydrated, energised and radiant. This luxury face cream is the path to younger, softer and clearer skin.
Prep your skin for a close and comfortable shave with the Clinique For Men Face Scrub. The formula is packed full of non-abrasive grains which help to slough away dead skin cells. This face scrub also helps to unblock pores and remove any product build up, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and looking smoother.
Having a solid styling clay is essential for everyday styling. The men-ü Clay will provide long lasting hold, with added texture and definition. You only need a small amount of this product to work your hair, and it can be used both in damp and dry hair. Even though it’s a small package, this product actually gives up to 80 applications, and can be reworked throughout the day.
Enriched with Aloe Vera, The Refinery Eye Gel is designed to calm and soothe the eye area. Your eyes will be left feeling fresher and looking brighter. Alongside that, it also reduces puffiness and redness. This is also combined with orange flower water and rose hip oil, which both help to calm the skin and prevent signs of ageing.
Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with the Lab Series Pro LS All-In-One Face Treatment. This multi-purpose product will soothing, moisturise, repair and mattify the skin. This treatment can be applied throughout the day as required, to either add an extra boost of hydration, or to assist in oil absorption and reduce shine.
A pre-shave oil, shave cream and moisturising treatment, the Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave is the perfect multi-purpose grooming product. The formula softens facial hair, providing hydration which makes shaving easier. The product has a light, see-through texture that makes it easier to see and shape your facial hair.
The elegantly designed Gentlemen’s Tonic Saville Row Razor will look incredible on any bathroom shelf. The faux ivory handle ensures you apply the right amount of pressure when shaving due to it’s balanced weight. You can also replace the blades with Mach III, which makes it easy and accessible.
Packaged in a vintage style tube, the Marvis Classic Strong Mint Toothpaste has a strong peppermint flavour and will give you that ‘just cleaned’ feeling. The formula leaves behind a tingling sensation which makes your mouth feel cleaner for longer. The toothpaste continues fluoride which will also aid in the prevention of tooth decay and plaque buildup.
Backed by clinical studies, the Korres Men Magnesium & Wheat Proteins Anti Hair Loss Shampoo helps to prevent hair loss and improves hair strength. An ingredient cocktail of Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc work together to fortify the hair and scalp, ensuring your hair has the perfect base to grow from.
Shea Butter and Jojoba Spheres come together to create the Anthony Exfoliating And Cleansing Bar. It’s suitable for both the body and the face, and is enriched with Coconut Oil to restore softness and suppleness to the skin. The Jojoba Spheres gently exfoliate the skin, whilst Cucumber Extract works to soothe any redness or irritation.
This ultra soothing hand lotion combines innovative ingredients to hydrate and nourish the skin. Organic Bamboo strengthens the skin, ensuring your skin can protect itself against the elements. Combine this with Sea Minerals which regulate moisture balance and you’ve got a perfectly rounded hand lotion that also smells great.
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When I started improving my grooming routine, I was overwhelmed by the plethora of products to choose from. I quickly learnt that grooming doesn’t have to be complicated. My aim is to give you an understandable breakdown of skincare, haircare and general grooming.