Grooming essentials to celebrate this year’s International Men’s Day

Mens skincare

With International Men’s Day approaching on the November 19, We’ve put together a list of items for you men to treat yourselves with. From fragrances to skincare and everything in between. If you can’t afford to treat yourself so close to Christmas then we this list might help you with some Christmas gift ideas (or for your own Christmas list).

Fragrance

Fragrance

Jean-Paul Gautier, Le Male; A fresh fragrance which has been voted Debenhams Beauty Club Awards Winner 2014. A sensitive, light fragrance but with strong masculine notes without being overpowering. Scent notes: Fresh mint, lavender, vanilla. £40.60 at Debenhams

Calvin Klein, CK One; The signature Calvin Klein fragrance which never fails to impress and it hasn’t changed much since its launch in 1994. Although it is a summer fragrance with notes of sea spray which transports you to a day at the beach, its original and fresh fragrance makes it a fragrance to wear all year round. Scent notes: Refreshing tones of bergamot, lemon and mandarin. £19 at Debenhams

Diesel, Only The Brave Tattoo; Inspired by parkour culture, rebellion and the streets of LA, the fragrance is designed to leave a trace on your skin. Legendary tattooist Mister Cartoon created the Only The Brave Tattoo bottle design, he has tattooed Eminem, 50 cent, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce. Scent notes: Apple and sage, followed by middle notes of bourbon pepper and amber wood. £24.60 at Debenhams

Hugo Boss, Bottled; This is guaranteed to be a new timeless classic fragrance. This elegant and masculine fragrance is the latest scent from Hugo Boss. It’s made to represent the powerful, driven, ambitious and established modern day man. Scent notes: Apple and citrus fruits balanced with a warm spicy cinnamon, sandalwood, cedar wood, amber and musk. £36.90 at Debenhams

Paco Rabanne, Invictus; The pure scent of victory. The new masculine fragrance by Paco Rabanne has been voted Beauty Club Award Winner 2014. This sensually fresh scent sets a modern vision of victory, success and masculinity. Scent Notes: Grapefruit, mandarin orange, bay leaf and jasmine with base notes of oak moss and wood. £37.35 at Debenhams

Skin Care

Facecare

 

Philosophy, The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash; Voted Beauty Club Award Winner 2014, this is a mild, exfoliating facial cleanser which is gentle enough to use daily. Its unique formula is sulfate-free and formulated with ingredients designed to replenish and protect the skin with antioxidants, helping to condition the skin and retain its moisture level. How to use: Apply to slightly damp face and massage for thirty to sixty seconds and rinse thoroughly. £20.70 at Debenhams

Clarins, Men Grooming Collection; The perfect beginner’s skin care kit for men. This kit contains: ClarinsMen Super Moisture Balm 50ml, ClarinsMen Exfoliating Cleanser 125ml, ClarinsMen Smooth Shave 50ml, ClarinsMen Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum 10ml and wash bag. A great gift set for Christmas. £34.20 at Debenhams

Clinique, M Protect; A daily moisturiser for men, great to give your skin extra hydration and to keep dryness at bay. Clinique’s dual-purpose moisturiser is developed for men with all skin types. This product provides essential hydration plus daily UV protection. How to use: Apply onto clean, exfoliated skin all over or wherever it feels dry. Contains SPF 21. £22.50 at Debenhams

Elemis, Deep Cleansing Facial Wash; The ultimate daily cleansing solution. This fast-acting gel contains a spearmint and peppermint fragrance with oak bark in a unique milk protein base to remove dirt and impurities to leave skin clean and thoroughly refreshed. £17.55 at Debenhams

Hair Styling

Osis, L'Oreal

Schwarzkopf, Osis Flexwax; Ultra strong texture and separation control cream wax. Gives a natural, non-greasy shine finish which instantly washes out. The flexwax formula enables you to completely remould your style again and again. How to use: Apply a small amount onto dry hair. Style, create and texture as you wish. Re-mould and texture as often as you wish. £6.99 on Amazon

TIGI, Bed Head Hairspray; Turn your hair into a work of art that lasts all day with massive shine and serious hold. Guards against dryness, humidity resistant and adds body. How to use: Hold 10-12 inches from dry hair and spray evenly, layering as needed. If using with heat tools, spot spray each section with a light misting as you style. £4 at Feel Unique

L’Oreal, Studio Line Strong Hold Clean Gel; This little hair product is great for achieving the maximum level of hold. It provides strong hold that keeps your style in place without build-up. How to use: Rub desired amount in hands. Apply equally throughout damp or dry hair. Style any way you choose. For classic styles, apply to hair and use fingers or a comb to shape style. To finish up your style, add a cool blast of air from your blow dryer. £4.60 on Amazon

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