Men’s Spring 2012 Grooming Picks

by Katherine Gould

Tom Ford, Spring 2012

More and more male clients are asking me for product advice for their skin and yes, it does need to be treated differently to that of the (ahem) ‘fairer’ sex. Mens skin undergoes more stress through shaving and produces more oil due to testosterone so it makes perfect sense to purchase products designed specifically to meet these demands.

Verona Travel Shave Set, $300 at Barneys NY

Encased in a perfectly sized leather pouch with magnetic closure and featuring a rubber grip for maximum security, the Verona was designed for travel and convenience. One capsule of Shave Cream: Perform and one capsule of Shave Balm: Soothe each in their travel size 20ml finish the set to make it the perfect gift for a frequent traveler.

From L to R – Armani Moisturizing Bronzer, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Body Moisturizer

Taylor of Old Bond Street Medium Manicure Set with Zip Fastening. Right – Verona Travel Shave Set

Giorgio Armani – Skin Minerals for Men Moisturizing Bronzer, $47 at Selfridges

A natural looking cream bronzer, gives a natural glow without adding texture. Just apply with fingertips to clean, dry skin – remember to get areas around the eyes and add a touch to your ears.

Tom Ford – Neroli Portofino Moisturizer 150ml$63 at Selfridges

This lustrous champagne coloured cream absorbs quickly to nourish and moisturise the skin with the unique blend of olive fruit oil, grape seed oil and date seed extract.

Kyoku – Oil Control Lotion 50ml/1.7 fl. oz, $49 at Barneys NY

A lightweight facial moisturiser that goes on sliky smooth, leaving a clean, matte finish. I’ve used this recently on clients appearing on TV and this product not only makes skin look great on High Definition monitors but reduced the need for too much powder and diminishes redness.

Taylor of Old Bond Street- Medium Manicure Set$237 from Taylor Of Old Bond Street – Ships Worldwide

A smart kit for the discerning man. Stylish for travel or at home it contains: Nail Scissor, Cuticle Scissor, Slanted Tweezers, Sapphire Dust Nail File, Nail Cleaner, Nail Clipper and Cuticle Pusher.