BAG SOME AFFORDABLE GROOMING PRODUCTS AT THE SUPERMARKET

The male grooming sector continues to grow, and the choice has become bigger than ever before. British supermarkets now stock multiple ranges of affordable grooming products, and here we bring you four of the best...

Bull Dog

Probably the biggest, and fastest growing, male grooming brand out there, the Bull Dog range really does cater for every aspect of male beauty. What started off as a skincare range has gradually expanded into a full-on male grooming collection, boasting additional items such as beard oils, shaving foams, hair care products and deodorants.  If you're looking for a naturally formulated collection of grooming gems, then be sure to check out the Bull Dog range.

Dove Men Care

Dove, known historically for its soaps and women's body care solutions, launched its male grooming collection a few years ago, and it has proved to be a popular range since. Affordable and easy to access through all major supermarkets, Dove Men Care is a collection worth trying for the guys who prefer a fuss-free approach to their grooming routine.

Rock Face

This quirky male grooming brand specialises in two main aspects of men's beauty - skincare and body care. It's not often that guys will purchase the full Rock Face collection, but rather pick one or two products from this impressive line.  If you're short of a buck or two, then Rock Face offers you an excellent alternative to the more expensive brands, but not compromising on performance.

Man Cave

One of the newer lines to hit big supermarket chains like Sainsbury's, Man Cave offers men as small but innovative collection of male grooming products.  The products from this cool brand includes body care sprays, moisturisers, shampoos and shaving gels.  With its refreshing scent and affordable price, this collection gives you pretty much everything you could want from a grooming range.

TEOXANE ANNOUNCES FDA APPROVAL FOR THREE HA DERMAL FILLERS





Teoxane Laboratories, a global leader in Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers, are pleased to announce that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for 3 HA dermal fillers, RHA®2, RHA®3 and RHA®4.

These products have been approved for the correction of moderate to severe dynamic facial wrinkles and folds (NLF) in adults aged 22 years or older.

Teoxane’s Founder and CEO Mrs Valerie Taupin said:

“Since its inception in 2003, the foundations of the company have been based on integrated Research & Development. Today we are delighted with the news of the FDA approval of RHA®2, RHA®3 and RHA®4 for sale in the US market. This further reinforces our commitment to delivering science-based, high-quality HA dermal fillers to the global market”.


We are ever thankful for your continued loyalty to the Teoxane brand and we are delighted that this news will help to further strengthen the positioning of Teoxane as a world class HA provider in today’s aesthetic market.

Vist the official website www.teoxane.com/en/my-first-injection 

CORNERSTONE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR MEN



The jolly Christmas season is approaching thick and fast so it's time to start preparing your gift ideas for the man in your life. Whether it's a boyfriend, husband, brother, father or grandad, this comprehensive 5-step list could make a great collection of gifts for the clean-shaven gentleman in your life.

Cornerstone Razor & Blades

Cornerstone's new razor has five super sharp, fine blades, optimally spaced to increase shave performance and reduce clogging, an Aloe Vera strip to help the blades glide smoothly, as well as a new precision trimmer blade for those hard to reach areas. Each blade is made from Japanese chromium steel to reduce micro-corrosion of its cutting edge and coated with a layer of titanium and diamond grade carbon to ensure the cutting edge stays sharper for longer. Please note, although their razors are perfect for your face, we do not recommend using them for head-shaving.

Sensitive Face Wash

It's important to always wash your face in the morning as during the night your skin goes into 'repair mode' and will withhold oil which can prevent your normal daytime products (such as your Daily Moisturiser) from working properly. Using Cornerstone's Face Wash is an oil-free and sensitive daily face wash blended with mint and cucumber extracts to deliver a gentle yet invigorating clean. It removes excess dirt and impurities from your skin to make your skin feel energised and refreshed in the morning.

Foaming Sensitive Shave Cream

Cornerstone's foaming sensitive shave cream combines a blend of willow bark and bamboo to provide a rich foaming lather to condition and protect your skin whilst you shave. The natural willow bark extract, known for its anti-inflammatory property, helps to reduce shaving irritation leaving your skin smooth and ready for the next step.

Sensitive Cooling Post-Shave Balm

Used after shaving, Cornerstone's Post-Shave Balm cools, refreshes and moisturises - helping to restore your skin’s natural moisture balance and reducing irritation. Blended with mint and honey extracts to soothe and condition. As with the scrub, if you’re not used to a post-shave balm – we’re pretty sure that once you’ve given it a try, you won’t regret it.

Leather Wash Bag

Travel in style with Cornerstone's leather wash bag. Every wash bag is handmade using tough, distressed buffalo leather, which will soften over time to give a distinctive, stylish character. The interior waterproof lining will keep all your travel essentials safe, while the smaller zip pocket keeps things organised.

5 GROOMING GIFT-SETS FOR MEN



Check out five of the best male grooming gift sets, whether it be for Christmas, a birthday treat, or for your man on that special occasion...

With the festive season well on its way, it's time for many of us to start considering what gifts to get for our friends and loved ones. The male beauty industry continues to grow rapidly, and there has never been a better time to be a part of it.  The broad range of brands and products on the market gives us more choice then we have ever had. And that goes for gift sets too.

So, if you're keen to get your man that something special for whatever the occasion, then here are some gift ideas to seriously consider...

A.  The KIEHL'S men's starter kit contains a great range of skincare products that will leave your man looking and feeling better than ever before.  If you're looking for a more premium, yet popular gift set for your man, then you can't ever go wrong with the much respected brand, KIEHL'S.

B.  Royal Shave have released a rather dapper looking shaving kit that mixes traditional with contemporary.  The vintage shaving scene boomed in 2012, and it hasn't looked like dipping anytime since. If your man takes pride in his shave, then consider this stunningly assembled set.

C.  The modern and sleek packaging of the Hunter men's skincare pack could well leave your man feeling very impressed.  This contemporary line of skincare products may cost you more than the average kit of this nature, but we believe it's worth it, especially if your man takes pride in his skin.

D.  Is your man one of the very few that sports a moustache? If so then consider this cheerful little moustache grooming kit that contains a moustache wax, oil and comb. This would make an ideal stocking filler or a side gift.

E.  Salvatore Ferragamo is a top men's fashion brand, and it's great to see them doing awesomely cool gift sets too. Consider this traditional and stylish shoe polish kit that gives your man everything he needs to keep his shoes looking clean, polished and dapper. 

MOVEMBER: HELPING MEN LIVE LONGER



From humble beginnings in Australia in 2003, the Movember movement has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring support from over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world.

Movember's success can largely be attributed to the strength of the global community. Regardless of the city in which we live, we're part of something bigger, united by a commitment to help change the face of men’s health.

The Movember Foundation receives a ranking of 49 out of the top 500 non-governmental-organisations around the world.  Movember funds three-part series ‘Man Up’, for the Australian television network, ABC. The program tackles gender stereotypes, the pressures of manhood, and most importantly why so many men are driven to suicide.

640,000 people tune in for each episode – sparking conversations across Australia and the world.
In the USA, the ‘Making Connections’ programme is delivered across 16 sites. The $6M initiative connects men and boys within their communities to promote resilience across generations – working in particular with boys and men of colour, military members, veterans, and their families.

Participating countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA

5,295,657 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas since 2003 (and counting)

1,200 men’s health projects funded since 2003

Get involved and help men live longer by making a donation today.

ANTHONY JOSHUA TEAMS UP WITH LYNX


Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua Stars in New Lynx Online Campaign, ahead of his latest bout at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.

Deodorant giant Lynx are the latest brand to link up with Anthony Joshua after his Wladimir Klitschko win. The Watford star will be seen across a number of flash online ads scattered across the internet, mainly on YouTube.

Joshua said: “I’m in and out of the gym all the time, so I know how important it is to have products that will leave me smelling and feeling good. I've been using Lynx products since I was a kid so it feels right to mark my first ten years in the ring by creating the Lynx YOU Anthony Joshua range. I’m excited to see the products on the shelves and hope they will help guys to smell great and feel good!”

HOW TO PREVENT SEASONAL HAIR LOSS THIS AUTUMN





Many men experience severe hair loss as autumn begins to kick in, so we ask: what is seasonal shedding and how can it be prevented? 

Hair shedding often occurs in autumn season, but it doesn't usually last longer than a couple of months. It's normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day. When the body sheds significantly more hairs every day, a person has excessive hair shedding. The medical term for this condition is telogen effluvium.

Seasonal hair loss is actually very common, and research suggests that most of us have slightly higher rates of telogen during the month of July. Telogen is known as a resting phase for the hair follicle, which means that the hair is extra prone to shedding and falling out. The second most common time for shedding is during the month of October.

What is a normal rate of shedding?

Most people have about 100,000 hairs on their heads and lose around 100 to 125 hairs per day. This amount can increase substantially during the phase of shedding.  One can lose up to five times the amount of hair in the peak of shedding phase, therefore the process should be very noticeable.

How can shedding be stopped? 

Luckily, the shedding process is not permanent, and so after 6-8 weeks your hair should go back to its normal state.  Unfortunately for hair loss sufferers (male pattern baldness), hair shedding can be quite damaging, and in many cases the amount of hairs lost are not retrievable. Men who are going through any form of alopecia should take the right steps to try and prevent the rate of hair fall and increase the rate of hair growth.

What treatments can I use for shedding? 

Hair shedding can be treated with a number of different options.  A good hair care routine should be an essential part of your autumn grooming plan, so be prepared to add a few products to your current routine.  Multi-vitamin hair supplements like Viviscal, Nutrafol and HR23+ are excellent treatments to use all year round, but especially during shedding season. They offer your hair all the right nutrients and minerals for better hair growth and less hair fall.  Hair thickening shampoos and conditioners may sound great, but they tend to be ineffective.  However, the topical solution minoxidil could be worth considering if you are willing to risk the potential side-effects.

When will I experience the most hair growth?

Humans are much like animals in so many aspects of life, and hair loss is no exception. In a similar fashion to animals and their fur, we tend to experience the best rate of hair growth throughout the colder months of the year, to keep us warm.  This is why many of us tend to shed more during the hotter period of the year, in order to keep cool.