Guys, don’t even try to pretend you wouldn’t appreciate quality grooming products as a gift — at least it would save you shopping for yourself.
Here’s a round-up of great-hair and great-skin stuff to put on your holiday wish list. You know you want it.
Get your morning tingle here: L’Oréal Professionnel Homme Energic Ice Mint + Ginseng Shampoo. Wakey, wakey! Available for $14.50; go to lorealprofessionnel.ca for salons.
We know you love a multi-tasker: Fruits & Passion F/P Homme 003 Shower Gel Hair and Body is a hair-to-toes deal. Available for $15 at Fruits & Passion boutiques.
The Gillette Scrubber is a manly shower puff so you can get your scrub on. Available for $4.99 at drugstores. For revved-up dry-skin sloughing, try the Dermalogica Ultimate Buffing Cloth with shower gel, then lotion up — no joke — within three minutes of towelling off. Available for $24; go to dermalogica.ca for retailers.
Toronto-based Bill Baker created organic skin and body care because his sensitive skin asked for it. His Consonant Body Pure Unscented Organic Foaming Face Wash and Body Lotion might answer your skin’s call too. Available for $18 and $22 at The Bay, select Sears stores, and consonantbody.com.
Oxy Acne Fighting Face Formula Face Wash is part of a whole facial grooming line that helps put the kybosh on breakouts. Available for $11 at drug stores.
The Art of Shaving and Gillette teamed up to produce the high-end Fusion Chrome Collection Power Razor, with micro-pulse action for better glide and a spotlight to show up those hard-to-see spots. Available for $150 at Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew.
More for your sensitive side: Nivea for Men Easy Cross Shave Gel, $6, and La Roche-Posay XY Homme Anti-Redness Normalizing Balm, $27. Both at drug stores.
With its sleek design, roller-ball tip and cooling formula, Biotherm Homme High Recharge Yeux Anti-Fatigue Cold Eye-Serum could be the easiest way to get a you to use an under-eye treatment — whaddya say? Available for $40 at drug stores.
That you’ve been buying Neostrata Intense Daytime Total Anti-Age Complex SPF 15 for yourself means you’ve definitely learned something about effective anti-wrinkle skincare from swiping from your lady’s stash. Props. Available for $84 at drug stores.
Good for your hair and environmentally responsible: David Babaii for Wildaid Volcanic Ash Sculpting Clay, $13 at Sears or DB4Wildaid. com.