If you’ve not already read the first instalment of our rundown of what’s inside the Advent Calendar, then read about Week 1 here. In this instalment, we’re giving you a rundown of everything that’s been behind the doors from day 9 until today. Read more to find out about the luxury grooming items we’ve included in our Advent Calendar over the last week.
This perfecting serum from Gatineau delivers intense anti-ageing benefits, deeply moisturising, as well as refining the texture of the skin. Including brightening Vitamin C and humectant Alpha Hydroxy Acid, using on freshly cleansed skin before moisturising locks in its nutritive effects.
The Menscience Acne Treatment Lotion contains Benzoyl Peroxide, the same anti-acne ingredient as many prescription acne treatments. This key ingredient both fights acne outbreaks and helps the regeneration of scarred tissue, meaning it helps combat acne scars.
The Menaji Clearshave Gel is an ingenious formulation, which thoroughly coats the skin in emollient, facilitating razor glide when shaving, without creating an opaque lather. This means that you can see what you’re shaving, making it much easier to get a detailed, precise shave.
The Hawkins and Brimble Post-Shave Balm combines and Elemi and Ginseng fragrance with the emollient and soothing properties of Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Vitamin E. When used after shaving, it reduces the common side effects of redness, irritation, and dryness.
The Ritual of the Samurai Hand Lotion is a luxurious, lightweight formulation that makes use of nourishing Organic Bamboo and Sea Minerals to combat dryness of the hands without feeling greasy or uncomfortable. Strengthening the skin’s natural barrier, it prevents the cracking that can lead to wounds arising on dry patches on the hands.
The ESPA Muscle Rescue Balm is a potent remedy for everyday aches and pains, which will be especially appreciated by the sporty amongst us. Using Peppermint Oil and Eucalyptus, applying it to sore muscles stimulates blood flow to aid recovery and soothe pain. Try it for yourself and we’re fairly certain you’ll become hooked.
Even for those who don’t often suffer from dry lips, especially around this time of year, chapping and cracking can suddenly creep up on you, so it always pays to have a lip balm on hand. There are few better than the Natural Mandarin Lip Butter Stick from Korres, which also offers sun protection factor 15.
Beard oils are the secret ingredient to a loving relationship with your facial hair. If you’ve ever begun to grow out your stubble into something a little fuller, and found you’ve been put off by itchiness and discomfort, then beard oil is almost certainly for you. Softening the hair and moisturising the skin underneath, it makes beards of any length much more comfortable, all while smelling fantastic.
The Oxygen Peel from Filorga is a chemical exfoliator that unblocks pores and offers a deeper level of cleansing power that is offered by your typical daily cleanser. Exfoliating without abrasion, it’s a perfect solution for those with sensitive or dry skin.
Pre-stylers are an incredibly well kept secret. Easy and quick to apply, all while imparting huge thickening, volumising, and styling benefits to the hair, they’re truly the key to many great hairstyles, and we can’t understand why more men don’t make use of them. This Thickening Tonic from Aveda is a naturally derived pre-styler that boosts the roots of the hair and renders it pliable for styling with a wax, clay, or gel of your choice.