Autumn is really the most important time for self-care before Winter truly sets in. Last week I made it to KX Gym in South Kensington for a facial – something I would definitely recommend. It’s open to non-members too, so worth popping into!
With that in mind, here are some great finds for home use. First off, I’ve fallen in love with Givenchy’s Peeling Rénovateur Puissant from the GivenchyMan collection. It’s a pretty formulaic approach to masking, but the product itself delivers this brilliantly refreshing finish that adds a level of freshness that a lot of other brands don’t. It also has an amazingly clean finish, so you’re not spending the entire night pulling mask off your face! You can shop it online at Harrods.com
Onto a more sensory note, Tom Ford has just released the body spray equivalents for more of the Private Blend collection, including my personal favourites Noir de Noir, Tuscan Leather and Tobacco Vanilla – I couldn’t be happier. They’re so great in terms of carrying them to the gym or a quick afternoon spritz.
On a beard oil front, I’d like to introduce you to Peppermint Beard Remedy from Alchemy Oils which is so very subtly refreshing but not in an overly minty way, because let’s be real, who wants to smell like toothpaste all day. The texture of the oil is also really mild – and doesn’t leave a greasy effect. Oh, and the bonus is that it stimulates growth just in case you trimmed your beard too close one week!
Last but not least, and on a more accessible level comes Mankind – a company determined to make grooming a “fuss-free, pleasurable experience to get you looking and feeling great”. It’s an ideal starter kit and the offering features everything from socks to shampoo and conditioner. A personal highlight is the inclusion of the IMEDEEN for men capsules that help to improve skin quality and reduce signs of ageing. Make sure to explore the offering in full at mankind.co.uk and shop some of the UK’s most premium grooming brands.