Forget the gift vouchers, boxes of sweets and bits for the motor this Father’s Day– fellas love their beauty buys too, and we’ve got some cracking choices for June 20 in this month’s Pulse picks…
Men’s skin is thicker and renews faster, so skin needs more energy to function optimally, and the skin cell’s ‘energy-producing factories’ (known as the mitochondria) can be damaged by the impact of a busy life.
What to do about it? Trust in ClarinsMen which has just issued a plant-powered duo for him.
The Energising Gel promises to hydrate and strengthen the skin, while leaving an invisible non-oily and non-sticky finish. And those who need a little support around the more delicate eye area need to try the Energising Eye Gel, which will help to reduce dark circles and puffiness, and massage and refresh. Price: £35 (Energising Gel) £31 (Energising Eye Gel)
Get it: clarins.co.uk
Sisleÿum for men delivers a global anti-ageing response – capable of fulfilling all functions and responding to all the skin’s needs. It nourishes and moisturises, repairs and soothes, and aids the skin to recover energy and vitality, leaving it more resistant to stress.
Skin is firmer, wrinkles are reduced in appearance and the face is visibly younger.
This is perfection, bottled!
Get it: H Beauty in centre:mk
> Buy for him, treat yourself: The brand is currently running an exclusive promotion – any customer spending £150 or more on products in the MK store will receive an exclusive gift with goods worth £58.
Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Soothing Treatment Lotion is a lightweight, watery lotion to hydrate the skin and relieve visible redness and irritation.
This bottled brilliance is tried, tested and loved; the global best-seller sells at a rate of one every eight seconds!
Nutrient-rich and superfoods-infused, once dad pats this onto his skin, he’ll feel instantly refreshed. It works for all skin types, helping to replace the haggard with the healthy, and with its blend of organic geranium, orange, patchouli and lavender, senses will be uplifted too.
Get it: origins.co.uk
In the mid-noughties Escentric Molecules launched the single aroma-molecule in a bottle, Molecule O1,which was hailed as the anti-fragrance fragrance, and ‘the scent of the 21st century.’
Last month the brand launched a new trio of fragrances 01+1; Molecule+.
Molecule+ pairs the love song to minimalism with a single scent ingredient; choose from the fruity and aromatic Mandarin, the creamy powderiness of Iris, or the sophisticated, moody beauty of Patchouli.
Each fragrance is designed to be worn by all genders, so sneaking an occasional spray is allowed, girls!
Get it: escentric.com
Lush has spruced up its Father’s Day collection offering fun shower gels, super soaps and much more. Our choice picks? Go for the Rad Dad Shower Gel. It makes use of Siberian fir needle oil, a herbaceous fragrance which has stimulating effects, and by promoting blood flow, it can relieve muscle aches and creates a cosy, warming effect on the skin. Pair it with the crisp, clean scent of Dirty Deodorant Powder. A feast of freshness.
Price: £7 (Rad Dad), £9 (Dirty)
Get it: Lush in centre:mk and Grosvenor Centre, Northampton or at uk.lush.com
Making sure that your dad is a smooth operator has never been easier, thanks to The Bluebeards Revenge brand. The Scimitar Double-Edge Safety Razor is ideal for gliding through the toughest stubble with just one blade.
It’s a durable, plastic-free razor that is nicely ‘dressed’ too; finished in a timeless chrome-plating with the brands’ iconic skull and crossbones logo proudly in place. You might say it’s a cut above the rest…
Get it: bluebeards-revenge.co.uk