In the third instalment of our B.I.G. 5 series, celebrating National Men’s Grooming Day this month, we’re taking you through the best of the Best in Shaving & Beards on Mankind.
As good as a fresh clean shave feels, shaving is not the most enjoyable experience for your skin. Passing a blade along your face even once can irritate the outer layers of the skin, so you can imagine the damage multiple passes can do.
For this reason, it’s crucial that your shaving foam not only provides the necessary glide to minimise the damage you do to your skin, but that helps to repair the skin and soothe inflammation. The Shave Foam Gel from The Refinery uses soothing Aloe Vera, anti-bacterial Peppermint, and a highly moisturising blend of emollients to give a fantastic shave every time.
Next up on our list of the Best In Shaving & Beards is a razor that has been an icon at Mankind for many years. The Bolin Webb R1-S 3000 Razor is a grooming tool that is worth investing in. Designed for optimal handling and control, the stylish and hygienic handle is inspired by the design of the classic car model the Austin Healey.
Taylor of Old Bond Street are one of the brands at the forefront of efforts to bring traditional shaving methods into the modern era. Their Sandalwood Shaving Cream can be used to generate a thick lather, that both softens the facial hair and skin and creates an exceptional level of glide. Used with a traditional Shaving Brush and Safety Razor, your shave will be unbeatable.
Perhaps the only must-have beard product, no matter what length of facial hair you prefer, is the Beard Trimmer or Electric Razor. Whether you want to keep a fully grown beard tame, or whether you’re venturing into the world of facial hair for the first time, something to create shape and gradation is absolutely essential.
What makes the Braun Series 3 310S Wet & Dry Shaver such a standout product is that it’s with you every step of the way. From a clean shave, with its dual foil setting, through to detailing, to higher guard length settings, this fully waterproof Beard Trimmer and Electric Razor is an extremely impressive all-round package.
Beard itching, discomfort, and beard-druff are all major reasons that people are deterred from chasing their beard ambitions. If only more people knew about Murdock London’s Beard Moisturiser, the situation could be very different.
Luxuriously scented with Cinnamon Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Patchouli and Menthol, the Beard Moisturiser densifies and softens coarse and brittle facial hair, while thoroughly moisturising the skin underneath, makind the beard growing process a breeze.
Next up on our list of the best in shaving & beards is the ESPA Men’s Triple Action Grooming Oil. Since it launched earlier this year and has quickly established itself as an outstanding beard and shaving essential. A highly nourishing oil that has a triple function, acting not only as a facial oil, but a beard oil and shave oil too, this multifaceted product transforms dry and itchy beards, and ensures shaving it off is a smooth process.
Sleek design and high quality natural ingredients combine in the L:A Bruket range, and their No. 154 Beard Wash is no exception. Witch Hazel works to cleanse the skin, balance oil levels, and protect against blemishes, while Laureal Leaf Essential Oil and Chestnut Extract protect and condition the skin. Refreshing both in scent and sensation, this luxurious beard wash is the ideal product to soften and clean your facial hair.
men-ü have perfected the use of ultra-concentrate formulas to provide exceptional results with minimal waste. Their refill packs and recyclable packaging are a convenient way to ensure your grooming routine is taking less of a toll on the environment, and the high proportion of active ingredients in their Shave Créme makes it extremely effective. Read more about how to best make use of it in the 7 steps to a perfect shave with men-ü.
The importance of following up your shave with a post-shave balm or lotion cannot be overstated. Preventing the potentially traumatic shaving process from causing lasting damage to the skin, and aiding the healing process immeasurably, the Aesop Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion makes use of luscious Rosa Canina Fruit Oil and other natural emollients to condition the skin, and Witch Hazel to protect against blemishes and outbreaks in the aftermath of shaving.
Particularly in the early stages of beard growth, unruly growing patterns can stop your facial hair from looking the part, even when it’s still too short to comb. A beard brush such as the beautifully crafted Keats Beard Brush from Murdock London is the ideal tool for taming it, keeping your facial hair neat, well-shaped, and free of debris or beard-druff.