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Beauty | Grooming

Top 10 skincare products for men

All the must-haves

Shreeja Ravindranathan
6 Nov 2016 | 04:43 pm
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Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator Exfoliating Face Wash, Dh105

Rise to shine-free, matte skin with this bright green granular gel. Its crushed apricot-seeds buff open pores releasing ingrown hairs and embedded grime, while astringent salicylic and citric acids dissolve grease and dry out acne, paving the road for smooth, bump-free shaves.

The Art of Shaving’s Shaving Cream, Dh110, Paris Gallery


Razors will glide like a dream through the rich lather of this lemon-scented cream that foams without a brush too. Coconut oil and glycerine – the mother lode of moisture – calms irritation, softens whiskers and lifts it off skin for a close, stubble-less shave.

Brickell Maximum Strength Hand Balm, Dh109,


Tough chaps need not have chapped hands. This quick-absorbing balm soaks into work-worn paws to repair callouses and roughness with olive oil, aloe vera and Vitamin E so every DIY project of yours is in good, (soft) hands.

Penhaligon’s Bayolea Hair Pomade, Dh170


The old-school barbershop style packaging is a winner, but it’s this non-greasy pomade’s iron-clad hold that makes it a champ. A small dollop leaves Movember’s man buns and slicked-back hipster barnets of pogonophiles with a clean sheen and zesty scent.

Clinique 2 in 1 Skin Hydrator + Beard Conditioner, Dh210


Whether you’re scruffing it with a full-blown beard or a shadowy stubble, this buttery moisturiser nourishes the skin beneath throughout Movember’s rough and tumble with hydrating hyaluronic acid and acne-fighting salicylic acid, and tames bristly facial hair with conditioners.

Jack Black Protein Booster Skin Serum, Dh311,


Age is just a number, but when it multiplies into crow’s feet and seamed crinkles add this hydrating serum to your skincare equation. Its potent blend of aloe vera, green tea, Matrixyl 3000 and retinol subtracts wrinkles and pigmentation.

Acca Kappa Moustache Brush, Dh130, Paris Gallery


Handle those handlebars with care and keep them luxuriant all through November with this moustache brush. Made from hand-finished Wenge wood, its natural bristles detangle, style and polish facial hair. Fan-stache-tic!

Molton Brown Vitamin Lipsaver, Dh75 for 10ml


This unisex roll-on lip balm is every bit soothing as its macho navy blue packaging, conditioning and hydrating chapped, dry lips with a nourishing blend of Vitamin E and beeswax without leaving a chalky film.

Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Eau de Toilette, Dh550 for 150ml


You can smell like Mr Right with the right choice – in this case a spritz of this three-accord blend’s clean, fresh notes of citrus, leather, Indian vetiver and cedar that exudes strength, verve and fun.

Nuxe Men Multi-use Shower Gel, Dh54, Boots



A busy man who hasn’t got all day for step-by-step vanity? This three-in-one gel foams up into a creamy lather, cleansing hair, body and face with woody oak and energising hornbeam extracts. No wishy-washy wash, this!

Shreeja Ravindranathan

Shreeja Ravindranathan