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Well Groomed: Men’s Travel Essentials

Tuesday 26th April 2016
Ultimately, a man’s life is centered around simplicity and practicality. As is his grooming routine. When it comes to men’s skin care organic ingredients and gentle scents take precedence. Here’s a lesson in packing light for your honeymoon, surviving long haul flights and housing your fly-friendly grooming products.
Posted under: wellness Tagged: #grooming

FACE + MOISTURE

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Photo: Aēsop.

Ensure your skin is protected during travel, and radiant and glowing upon your arrival. Plant based and laboratory-made brands Aēsop and Grown Alchemist are creating gentle, environmentally friendly men’s skin care products that typify the ‘non-beauty’ beauty brand. Packaging is nondescript and inoffensive and comes in various travel size kits.

For the blokes out there who want to feel in control of the cleansing process, opt for the FOREO Luna Mini Cleansing System. This palm-sized device uses innovation pulsations to deep-cleanse and unclog pores. Small and mighty, this product is perfect for traveling and works to provide an ideal pre-shave complexion.

Moisturising with an SPF Day Cream is incredibly important for traveling, particularly when you intend to spend hours’ sun-gazing on a Mediterranean beach with your other half.

Well traveled international fashion photographer, Sam Bisso is familiar with adapting his beauty routine to long voyages. While we don’t all get to experience the joy of a hot shower on an Emirates first class flight like he does, Sam advocates hot water and lemon to compensate for your skins dehydration when spending extended time in the air.

“I always apply Cosmedix rescue balm and mask before take off and I re-apply moisturizer as often as possible.” Open Sam’s beauty bag and you’ll find the following: “I use Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance, Eleven hair products, Piz Buin Sunscreen, La Mer Moisturizer and Remington clippers.”

Farewell fiancé preferred products

Crème de la Mer Cleansing Gel, Size: 200ml $105.00, Aēsop Moisture Replenishment for Dry Skin, Set $125.00, Dr Jackson’s 01 Day Skin Cream with SPF20, $73.90, La Prairie Advance Marine Biology SPF Day Cream, $180.00, MD Solar Sciences Mineral Créme SPF 50, $30, Cosmedix Rescue, $44.00.

HAIR

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Photo: Fellow Barber Free and Loose Styling Kit, $40.00.

Arguably the most important and visually alluring aspect of a male is his hair. Again, simplicity in both product and application is paramount, especially on your honeymoon. Aim for a product that conditions and tames your mane, whilst making sure that it stays in place for as long as you need it to. American Crew Daily Shampoo and Conditioner is just right for your hair cleansing honeymoon regime. If you’re going to incorporate any additional styling products to your regime, run a comb through your locks before application to make sure that there is an even distribution of healthy, natural oils to the scalp.

Farewell fiancé preferred products

American Crew Grooming Spray, $23.95, ELEVEN Australia Sea Salt Texture Spray, $23.95, ELEVEN Australia Hydrate My Hair Moisture Shampoo, Size: 50ml $5.95, CHI Organics Olive Shampoo, $12.00-$38.00, Fellow Barber Styling Cream, $22.00, Alder New York Natural Hair Powder, $30.00, Redken Get Groomed Finishing Cream, available at select salons.

SCENT

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Fragrances. Photo: Alexander Atkins.

Whether you’re a man of action and adventure requiring a bold, spirited scent or a subtle style crackerjack who is best suited to a pineapple and blackcurrant top note, you’ll need a special scent for your honeymoon. A modern, masculine perfume that lingers is perhaps the most pleasing aroma to your female counterpart. Wondering what scent best represents your personality and style? We’ve picked out a few for you to try. If you’re taking your scent on board with you remember to check the rules for carrying liquids. Products 100ml or less must be placed in a clear zip lock bag on international flights.

Farewell fiancé preferred products

Creed Aventus, $99, Calvin Klein CK, Size: 50ml $$79.00, Jimmy Choo Man, $95.00-$119.00,  Armani Eau Pour Homme by Giorgio Armani, $79.95, Joop! Homme by Joop, Size 125ml $59.00, Dior ‘Sauvage’ Eau de Toilette, Size: 100ml $149.00.

SHAVE

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Photo: Baxter of California.

Avoid itchy, angry bumps after shaving by utilising a pre-shave oil and aftershave balm. Shaving removes up to two layers of  skin and while this promotes fresh skin growth, it can also cause discomfort and red skin. Razor burns and bumps can be easily remedied by ensuring you use a quality shaving cream, a sharp razor blade (remembering to change the blade often) and shaving in the same direction as hair follicle growth. Unveil that pronounced jawline of yours!

Farewell fiancé preferred products

The Bearded Man Company Sandalwood Beard Oil, Size: 10ml $9.93, Lather and Wood Shaving Soap, available at select online retailers, One Blade Shave Travel Brush Aluminum, $99.95, Harry’s Post Shave Balm, $9.00, Baxter of California Shave Tonic, $18.00.

Looking for a travel safe home for all of your newly acquired beauty products? We’ve got you covered.post-wellness-mens-travel-essentials

Paul Smith Lux Leather Wash Bag, $248.00, Country Road Carlisle Wetpack, $49.95,  Hugo Boss Nemphis Balisitic Nylon and Leather Trim Wash Bag, $149.95.

By Grace Campbell

Tuesday 26th April 2016