Summer has faded and autumn has appeared vibrant in all her glorious shades. Keep up with the seasons and start reassessing your grooming habits.
Electric Ink – keep your tattoos looking vibrant and defined
All summer you’ve bared your tattoos and although your tan is fading you don’t want the same fate for your ink.
Electric Ink Skincare Defining Body Oil – use on healed tattoos to moisturise and soothe dry skin whilst improving your tattoo’s definition. Price £10.95 from Boots.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil for its moisturising abilities; Vitamin C to help to reduce the appearance of skin ageing; Vitamin E Acetate to increase moisturisation of the skin’s surface and help prevent the signs of sun damage, and White Lupin Seed Extract, which helps to improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness.
Electric Ink Skincare Exfoliating Body Wash – will help brighten and clarify the appearance of dull and tired tattoos by removing the build up of dead skin cells. It helps rejuvenate the appearance of older ink that sits on the second layer of your skin. Price £9.95 from Boots.
Ingredients include: Amino Acids helping to even skin tone and improve skin clarity. Red Algae extract to give the skin a luminous complexion with its anti-pigmenting activity, and Multi-Fruit Extracts which contain naturally-occurring alpha hydroxy acids and will rejuvenate and exfoliate dead skin cells.
All products are vegan friendly and available from Boots.
Other products include:
Electric Ink Skincare Vibrancy Serum. Price £12.95.
Electric Ink Skincare Daily Moisturiser. Price £10.95.
Embryolisse for Men
This brand may be more famous for its luxury female skincare products with its celebrity following, but let’s not forget its men’s products. A fairly recent addition (a couple of years) compared to the ladies’ beauty products which started in the 1950s. But we say better late than never!
This 4-1 aftershave balm soothes, moisturises, fights ageing and tones-up the skin in one gesture. Formulated with a hyaluronic acid base, aloe vera, and soy proteins, it moisturises and soothes the outer layers of the skin. Natural actives of peppermint, cedar peel, and hamamelis leaf help tighten the pores. The tapioca starch reduces shiny zones and the vitamin E helps to fight against ageing.
This Aftershave Balm suits all types of skin. RRP £19, available from Feel Unique.
This shower gel can be used on the face, the body and the hair. Completely soap-free formula offers a gentle cleansing. Suitable for all types of skin and hair.
Ingredients of vegetal glycerin, peppermint, hamamelis and cedra, the fragrance is of light minty and woody notes.
Many of you may prefer separate body gel and shampoo, but it is always handier to take one product to the gym or when travelling. RRP £19, available from Feel Unique.
31st State – skincare for the teenager
This one is for all those young colts out there. You may pass on your expert skincare knowledge to your sons, little brothers and nephews, but the products you use may not necessarily be suitable or best for the teenage skin. To help them on their skincare way is a new vegan skin, hair and body range just for them!
Launched one year ago in California, 31st has arrived on our shores and is available from ASOS.
Inspired by her upbringing in California, Stephanie Capuano developed 31st State, an antidote to all the chemically-pumped products on the market and designed with Gen Z guys in mind, it captures the essence of Effortless California Clean, without the harmful chemicals.
Products in the range include:
Foaming Face Wash with natural Magnesium, Copper and Zinc can help to prevent breakouts and restore tired skin when used daily. Price £12.99.
Overnight Clearing Pads are quick and easy to use and are designed to help combat congested skin and unclog block pores by gently exfoliation. Price £15.99.
Spot Control Gel gives instant soothing relief to spots, itchiness and redness. Price £12.99.
2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash has been created with Silver & Zinc to help control body odour and keep you smelling fresh all day long. Price £8.99.
Style & Shape Hair Putty will give your hair a clean matte finish. Price £8.99
Roll on Deodorant – Created with Zinc, Silver and other natural ingredients, is both anti-inflammatory and a natural disinfectant, so you know you’re treating your underarms with the best stuff. Price £5.99.
Easy Hold Styling Gel gives teen hair natural hold and definition without the dreaded stickiness. It contains Tamanu Oil, extracted from a tree native to Polynesia, to help your hair shine and provide natural UV protection. Hydrating Shea Butter is included to keep your hair beautifully conditioned, keeping it looking thick, styled, shiny and smelling great. Price £6.99.
Hairburst for men
Hairburst has launched a brand new product – aimed solely at male hair. Developed to maintain healthy hair growth and hair pigmentation; and reduce hair loss.
Containing over 31 vitamins and minerals, it will also support men’s daily health and vitality, at every stage of life.
Hairburst Hair Vitamins for Men has been specifically formulated with Biotin, Selenium and Zinc which contribute to the maintenance of normal hair, together with Copper to help maintain normal healthy hair pigmentation.
The vitamins contain a large range of nutrients that help to maintain health and vitality in men and can slow down hair loss as the quality of hair and hair roots are improved, meaning hair won’t fall out as easily.
Hairburst Vitamins for Men is strictly cruelty, gluten, dairy and nut free, and suitable for vegetarian and vegan consumers.
*Please note – Hairburst Hair Vitamins for Men can only help to maintain and improve the quality of existing hair and not hair that has already been lost during the ageing process.
Price £24.99 for 60 capsules from Superdrug.
Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International.
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