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‘In & Out’ Probiotic and Prebiotic Skincare Solutions by FUNDERM

They take care of the DERM so that you can concentrate on the FUN.

A disruptive skincare brand Funderm has hit UK shores! And we could only fall in love with that awesome packaging.

To enhance this process, Funderm have mixed the two-best skin-loving ingredients – Probiotics & Prebiotics, combining to formulate a unique active ‘In & Out’ solution that’s unlike anything else on the market. Individually they work great, but together with powerful active ingredients, they form a cutting-edge formula that clears pimples and blemishes, soothes irritated skin and restores the delicate ‘Microflora’ to ensure your skin is glowing, gorgeous and glorious. Goodbye bad skin days! 

In their own words, “Funderm provide the sickest solutions for your skincare needs, no matter your skin type. Whether you’ve got bomb skin that needs a little love or get regular visits from the blemish bi#%h, Funderm have created a powerful complex made to deliver quick, efficient and impressive results”.

Let’s have a closer look:

NO DRAMA | Natural Clay Mask

£32 RRP. Shop at www.funderm.com

What it is: Ready for a quickie? NO DRAMA by Funderm is a natural red clay mask that will leave your skin purified, beautiful, purified and balanced in only 5 mins, with visible results from the first use. The clay is smooth, creamy and has a soft luxurious scent. NO DRAMA is easy to apply and is made for maximum results in minimal time.

What it does: NO DRAMA features an innovative blend of clinically proven active ingredients. The formula includes Prebiotics & Probiotics and wonderous dead sea minerals leaving your skin purified, balanced and beautiful. NO DRAMA also contains Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and Vitamin B3 to inhibit sebum production and improve your skins’ texture. The active formula minimizes the appearance of pores by keeping them clean, leaving your face revitalised with never-ending elasticity. Forget what Mary J said, we want all the drama in our lives!

WAS BAD | Anti Pimples Gel Treatment

£28 RRP. Shop at www.funderm.com

What it is: It’s time to stop taking it on the chin! WAS BAD is the ultimate on-the-go invisible anti-pimple treatment gel, with visible results, for problematic breakouts and blemishes that can be such a b#@$*. Thanks to Funderm’s innovative formula with clinically proven, active ingredients and the Prebiotic & Probiotic complex, your skin will look pimple-free and purified.

What it does: This delicate oil-free gel combines clinically proven active ingredients such as Prebiotics & Probiotics and wondrous dead sea minerals to unclog pores, exfoliate dead skin cells and control sebum. Day-by-day, WAS BAD’s cutting-edge formula works around the clock to clear pimples and blemishes, soothe irritated skin and restore its delicate microflora back to full health. It’s invisible with visible results!

LAVI DAVI | Multivitamin For Skin

£32 RRP (60 GUMMIES). Shop at www.funderm.com

What it is: For beautiful skin, suck on your gummy! LAVI DAVI is a yummy, lip-smacking grape flavoured multivitamin food supplement that contains natural active ingredients such as collagen, phosphatidylserine and the $h%*-hot Prebiotic & Probiotic complex. LAVI DAVI is also gluten free and contains 0% fat. Each bottle contains enough gummies for 1 month – two per day.

What it does: Prebiotics & Probiotics work together to rejuvenate your skins’ natural bacterial compounds enabling beautiful skin. Backed by essential minerals, active ingredients and vitamins such as zinc, vitamin E, B6, phosphatidylserine and collagen, LAVI DAVI helps prevent future breakouts keeping your skin beautiful and fresh. You will taste and see the difference!

Shop at www.funderm.com

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Haircare

A selection of men’s grooming products including Conditioner, Shampoo, Styling Cream, Hair Gel, Matte Wax, Matte Clay & Salt Spray.

Wax, Paste & Clay by Johnny’s Chop Shop

Dragon Hair Wax: Medium hold hair wax enriched with Dragon blood plant extract. £7.00 RRP
No1 Matt Paste: Matt look pro-quality for long lasting hold, texture & definition. £7.00 RRP
Wild Cat Hair Clay: Strong hold, matt finish styling clay imported from Asia. Contains Beeswax, Sage Leaf, Extract & Black Pepper. £7.00 RRP
Shop at www.johnnys-chopshop.com

Builder’s Dust by Johnny’s Chop Shop

Gets a grip of limp hair and instantly adds texture, builds volume while degreasing and freshening.
£5.50 RRP. Shop at www.johnnys-chopshop.com

Gift Of Style Grooming Set by Osmo

The professional haircare brand created a collection of unique gift packs including its most successful ranges such as Grooming.
The ultimate styling experience for all style conscious gents in search of effortlessly cool originality, textured control and look definition. The pack is the ideal Christmas treat to have to offer as a gift.
Contents: Matt Clay ExtremeTM (100ml), 1 x Fibre SculptTM (100ml), 1 x Detoxify Shampoo (250ml).
£19,99 RRP. Visit www.feelunique.com

Xpander Whip Conditioner and Gelée Shampoo by Fudge Professional

Shampoo: Perfect for fine and limp hair in need of weightless volume, this specially designed shampoo uses Opti-plex technology, caffeine and ginseng to cleanse the hair whilst providing bounce and all day volume.
Conditioner: Perfect for fine, limp hair, this Xpander Whip Conditioner works to plump and volumise. Formulated with weightless fibre-dense technology, it visibly strengthens and thickens leaving the hair looking and feeling stronger and fuller.
£9,99 RRP each from www.lookfantastic.com

C-8 Invisible Volume Chalk by Electric

The chalk contains no magnesium, it only uses natural chalk – sourced from the white cliffs in Sussex (England) – to provide instant grip, hold and volume.
£19,50 RRP. Shop at www.electric-hair.com

The Original Brow Shaper by Lilibeth New York

To use the Brow Shaper, just place at a slight angle (45-degree) against clean, dry skin. Without any extra pressure, glide the Brow Shaper across your skin in short strokes. Watch the hair and dead skin remove instantly and pain free! After each use, wipe clean.
Tip: It is best advised to practice on a large area first, like your arm. To use the Brow Shaper on your face, pull the skin taught.
Why not try the Brow Shaper elsewhere?  It works on the delicate upper lip area and is great for those pesky little hairs on your chin, along the cheek and back of neck.
£7.49 RRP. Shop at www.makeupbox-ldn.co.uk

Silver Caffeine Shampoo, Styling Cream, Thickening Spray by Trevor Sorbie

Trevor Sorbie Mg Thicker & Fuller Thickening Spray contains botanical blends, multi-vitamins and amino acid complexes to add body and thickness to fine and thinning hair and care for the scalp.
Trevor Sorbie Mg Silver Caffeine Shampoo reduces unwanted yellow tones and revitalises grey, white or blonde hair.
Trevor Sorbie Mg Curl Tamer Styling Cream controls, defines and enhances your natural curls. Perfect for those who want to get long-lasting control and definition whilst nourishing and strengthening the hair. It can be applied on dry or wet hair.
Available to buy online from trevorsorbie.com, Boots.com , Boots stores and Trevor Sorbie salons now.

Matte Clay by Osmo

Osmo Matte Clay Extreme (100ml) is the prefect clay for giving extreme hold and natural expression. Will tame flyaway hairs whilst also giving extreme, yet flexible hold. Has a matte finish. Suitable for short to medium length hair. Completely cruelty-free.
£8,45 RRP (100ml). Shop at www.feelunique.com

Matte Wax by Fudge Urban

No shine wax for a messed up look. Super dry, non-sticky wax gives raw matte finish with a firm hold.
How to use: Rub through dry hair and style as desired.
£7,49 RRP (70ml). Shop at www.boots.com

Salt Spray Texturiser by Osmo

California dreamin’… evoke the beach babe and surfer chic look. Mattifying texturiser sea salt spray for gritty and messed up hair.
Directions: for a matt textured style, shake well before use. For best results use Osmo Matt Salt Spray on dry hair. Spray sparingly onto sections. For added volume, spray through damp hair and blowdry as normal.
£8.50 RRP. Shop www.feelunique.com

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Skincare

Explore our range of premium beauty brands & skincare products for men. They include moisturisers, eye creams, face gels, face cleaners, face oils, peel-off masks, mousse soaps to name a few.


Cade Purifying Charcoal Mask by L’Occitane Homme

A purifying and soothing mask in response to specific needs of men’s skin.
Enriched with Charcoal powder, Shea Butter and Cade wood essential oil, this face mask is ideal for combination and oily skins. It helps to purify and soothe the skin, absorbs excess sebum and reduces shine. Skin is left perfectly cleansed and feeling soothe and comfortable. Use twice weekly.
£15 RRP. Shop at www.loccitane.com

Prebiotics & Probiotics by FUNDERM

FUNDERM products contain an exclusive & innovative active complex made from Prebiotics & Probiotics which target problematic and pimple-prone skin.
Priced from £27 – £38 RRP. Shop at www.funderm.com

Microdermabrasion by BaeVac

Cult Instagram brand, Silky Bae, have revealed that their iconic BaeVac has become so popular with consumers seeking a professional level microdermabrasion at home, that soaring sales have meant that they now sell 1 unit every 90 seconds.
£39,99 RRP. Shop at www.silkybae.com

AC Collection by COSRX for sensitive skins

No1 seller on Amazon in the ‘Beauty & Personal Care’ category / 5-Star Rated Online / Vegan, cruelty-free, travel friendly and ingredient-focused / Teen Vogue award-winning
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Mint & Rosemary Hand Sanitiser by A.S APOTHECARY

The Isle of Harris Distillery, or the Social Distillery as it is often referred to, has provided high-strength alcohol from the spirit-making process to a number of local businesses to act as a key ingredient in the production of hand sanitiser. Those benefitting from the donation of the raw spirit for this vital product include Amanda Saurin of A.S. Apothecary, who lives in the village of Northton in South Harris and Essence of Harris in Tarbert.
£5.25 RRP. Shop at www.asapoth.com

Cocunut Charcoal Purifying Face Mask by Green People

A pore-purifying detox mask to mattify and balance combination or oily skin.
87% certified organic ingredients.
Ingredients: Activated Charcoal (absorbs pollutants and reduces the appearance of pores), Alpine Willow (balances oil production, refining skin texture), Bentonite Clay (works in synergy with Charcoal to draw dirt and toxins away from the skin) & Oat Lipid* (rich in ceramides to support the structure of mature skin and slow skin ageing).
£21 RRP. Shop at www.greenpeople.co.uk

The “Ferrari of tweezers” by Rubis

Esteemed makeup artist Bobbi Brown claims Rubis are “the Ferrari of tweezers”. The range from Rubis includes Classic Slant, Pointer, Magnifying Tweezers (pictured above) so there is something for both professionals and individuals to keep your brows in perfect shape.
Available from both Cultbeauty.co.uk and Lookfantastic.co.uk from £19.50. 

Milk & Peel Balm by Erborian

A daily cleansing and exfoliating oil-in-balm, for flawless-looking skin in just one step. Formulated with Sesame milk, known to visibly smooth skin’s surface texture, as well as exfoliating enzymes, MILK & PEEL BALM gently removes dead cells and cleanses the skin every day. Made with over 40% botanical oils, this balm transforms into oil and melts on the skin, giving a feeling of comfort.
£26 RRP (75ml). Shop at www.erborian.com

Moisturizing balm by Lumin

Developed with Korean innovation and technology, Lumin’s goal is to get more men using skincare by making it easy, affordable and effortless. They believe taking care of your skin should be a habit for all, regardless of gender, and aim to make it as second-nature as brushing your teeth. 
With just 6 core products, Lumin was formulated to specifically target men’s skin concerns, and it works. 89% of guys felt 24-hour hydration after applying their moisturiser, and 82% saw fewer fine lines in 28 days.
Moisturising Balm @ $29 RRP – Shop at www. luminskin.com

Caviar Lime Hydra Eye Treatment Cream by Too Cool For School

This naturally powerful hypoallergenic eye treatment for dryness, wrinkles and puffy eyes contains 65% caviar lime extracts. The moisture of the Caviar Lime, combined with 6 kinds of hyaluronic acid works hard to diminish crows’ feet and smile lines, by increasing moisture and elasticity levels in this delicate area, for even the most sensitive skin.
£24.99 RRP. Shop at www.boots.com

Active Face Cleanse Gel & Active Face Hydrating Gel by Organic Apoteke

Active Face Cleanse Gel | Wash away your imperfections… Let out your inner glow… A purifying cleanser that detoxifies, stimulates healing, refines pores, and prevents blemishes.
£35,95 RRP. Shop here.
Active Face Hydrating Gel | Detoxifying & Oxygenating. Clear complexion, Radiant skin… This multi-action moisture gel evens complexion, heals and protects, rebalances skin, stops spots.
£35,95 RRP. Shop here.
The actives in those products create a youthful blush by stimulating microcirculation.
Shop the full range at www.organicapoteke.com

The Smart Facial Cleansing Massager LUNA Mini 3 by Foreo

FOREO’s newest model includes upgraded technology such as the ‘Find my LUNA’ feature on the app, and the never-been-seen-before ‘glow boost’ – a 30 second glow boost feature rejuvenating skin immediately. 
The device also carries all of the trusted hallmarks of the LUNA range including a smart Swedish design, 650 uses in a single charge, high grade hygienic silicone body and customised power levels.
£139 RRP. Shop at www.selfridges.com

Face cleaners by NAKIN

Nakin Natural Anti-Ageing Advanced Cleansing Milk. Formulated with an advanced active blend of oils, hyaluronic acid, pomegranate and seaweed extract, it helps to even skin tone and assist cell renewal.  £15 RRP. Shop at www.nakinskincare.com.
Nakin Natural Anti-Ageing Purifying Face Toner. Facial toners are like a deep clean for your skin. They help to clear pores deep down, as well as condition skin with active toning, astringent and tightening ingredients. There’s no better way to freshen skin. £15 RRP. Shop at www.nakinskincare.com.
Read StylePilot’s review here.

Face Oil by DAYTOX

DAYTOX Natural Day and Night Facial Oil is a light, dry oil that easily absorbs into the skin. Containing vitamins E and C to help fortify and strengthens the skins natural barrier, and  Almond oil, a powerful natural antioxidant that prevents the effect of stress and harmful ultraviolet radiation rays to the skin. 
£24 RRP. Shop at www.ocado.com

Peel-Off Mask by Daytox

Active charcoal peel off mask provides an intensive deep cleanse, absorbs excess sebum and combats the formation of blackheads. The result is a more revitalised radiant and refined complexion. Free of parabens, silicones, artificial colours and allergen free perfume oils. Certified vegan and cruelty free.
£20 RRP. Shop at www.waitrose.com

Egg Mousse Soap by TooCool for School

This creamy, meringue-like cleanser combines milk proteins, amino acids, and egg extracts to thoroughly cleanse the skin in a perfectly harmonious trio. Tiny particles are able to go deep into the skin, not only to dissolve oil and dead skin cells, but also to nourish for long-lasting smooth and hydration effect. Egg white extract purifies, tightens, and brightens while egg yolk extract moisturizes. Your skin is left thoroughly clean, hydrated, and glowing but NEVER feeling tight or stripped.
What is it formulated WITHOUT Paraben, Sulfate, Mineral Oil.
£18.50 RRP. Shop at www.boots.com

Gym Bag Heroes Gift Set by Green People

Post-gym grooming essentials for men in a canvas wash bag. This pack contains: Green People For Men – No. 6 Detox Shower Gel (150ml), Green People For Men – No. 8 Thyme & Prebiotics Deodorant (75ml) and Green People For Men – No. 10 Itch Away Shampoo (150ml).
£39,95 RRP. Shop at www.greenpeople.co.uk

Luxurious Soap by Urban Apothecary London

Majestic and rich. Oudh is one of the most highly valued ingredients of the perfumer’s palette. This rare and resinous wood from a tropical tree is loved for its smoky and aromatic woody character. In this oriental composition, the unique scent of oudh is freshened with geranium’s rosy tones and deepened with smooth notes of amber, vetiver, patchouli and praline.
This luxury soap has been formulated with an extra-gentle vegetable base and is enriched with softening shea butter. Use with warm water to create a luxurious lather before washing off to leave skin beautifully cleansed. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of warm water. For external use only.
£12 RRP. Shop at www.urbanapothecarylondon.com

Irresistible Almond Collection by L’Occitane

A gift of pure indulgence, this collection contains all your Almond must-haves: 250ml Almond Shower Oil | 100ml Almond Body Balm | 50g Almond Delicious Soap | 30ml Almond Delicious Hands.
RRP of £49. Buy online, or in shops, from L’Occitane.

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Gifts Sets

L’Homme Cologne Cedrat Gift Set by L’Occitane en Provence

A fresh and masculine set containing: Spray Deodorant, After-Shave Cream and Eau de Toilette. 
Refreshing, masculine and full of character, this collection blends citrus notes of cedrat with icy notes of mint and woody spices.
L’OCCITANE has been manufacturing products in Provence, in France, since 1976. 
Behind each product lies an ingredients lies a producer, working with us to sustainably develop their land.
Shop at www.uk.loccitane.com

Gift Of Style Grooming Set by Osmo

The professional haircare brand created a collection of unique gift packs including its most successful ranges such as Grooming.
The ultimate styling experience for all style conscious gents in search of effortlessly cool originality, textured control and look definition. The pack is the ideal Christmas treat to have to offer as a gift.
Contents: Matt Clay ExtremeTM (100ml), 1 x Fibre SculptTM (100ml), 1 x Detoxify Shampoo (250ml).
£19,99 RRP. Visit www.feelunique.com

Washbag Essentials: Skin & Hair Kit by Manual

This tremendous trio are the ultimate in face rejuvenation and hair well-being. A proven cocktail of ingredients backed by science to fight the signs of ageing, maintain your mane, and keep your head all handsome.
All in one bag: the moisturiser, the power shampoo and the wrinkle warrior.
£39 every 2 months. Shop at www.manual.com

Gym Bag Heroes by Green People

Post-gym grooming essentials for men in a canvas wash bag. This pack contains: Green People For Men – No. 6 Detox Shower Gel (150ml), Green People For Men – No. 8 Thyme & Prebiotics Deodorant (75ml) and Green People For Men – No. 10 Itch Away Shampoo (150ml).
£39,95 RRP. Shop at www.greenpeople.co.uk

Tweezers & Scissors by Rubis Switzerland

The Ferrari of TWEEZERS: According to the makeup artist Bobbi Brown, Rubis have the best eyebrow tweezers in the world. Grasps the smallest hairs: the tweezer tips are so precisely aligned with one another that they can grasp even the smallest hair.
Rubis® Classic Tweezer (1F000) £25.50 RRP. Shop at  www.amazon.co.uk
These Rubis NAIL SCISSORS cut your fingernails in a simple but precise manner. They are also suitable for cutting the cuticles. 2 in 1: With these scissors you can cut both your nails and cuticles. The scissor tips are slim enough to perfectly cut the protruding skin around the nail.
Rubis® Classic Scissors (1F000) £23.50 RRP. Shop at  www.amazon.co.uk

Clean Shaven Gift Set by Raw Supremo

This ‘Lose It’ gift set is ideal as it includes 3 products gently Fragranced with Raw Supremo’s signature Coconut & Lime fragrance: Shaving Oil, Facial Moisturiser and Shaving Cream. See StylePilot’s review here.
£14.99 RRP – Shop at www.rawsupremo.co.uk
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Fragrance

Explore Fragrances, Eau de Parfum, Perfumes, Aftershaves, Gift Sets, Luxury Brands, Celebrity Brands.


Eau des Baux by L’Occitane Homme

An elegant and luxurious French eau de toilette with a woody fragrance for the energetic and self-confident man. Created through the distillation of authentic lavender blended with the peppery, nutmeg scent of burnt wood, L’Occitane Eau de Toilette is a nod to the rich scents of French Provence, in their ruggedness and mystery. This elegant and luxurious cologne is intended for men, but women love it, too. 
PERFUMERY NOTES 
Top Note: Black pepper, Lavender 
Middle Note: Nutmeg, Cinnamon
Base Note: Tonka Bean
£49 RRP. Shop at www.loccitane.com

Black Oud Fragrance by LUKE

A masculine fragrance, but has so much dimension because of the Lemonchello and spice. A unique masculine fragrance, a perfect complement for day or evening wear.
£25 RRP (75ml). Shop at www.luke1977.com

Hugo Iced Fragrance by HUGO BOSS

Discover a blast of ice-cold freshness with Hugo Iced aftershave for men, a fragrance designed for the modern urban man, set to inspire him to embrace the fresh potential of every day.
£46,50 RRP (75 ml). Shop at www.thefragranceshop.co.uk

Refillable Fragrance Atomiser by Twist & Spritz

Whether you are heading out straight from work, going to the gym or even have a day full of important meetings, you will always want to smell your best. However, with many of us not wanting to cart around massive bags or heavy bottles of aftershave this can be a bit awkward. Why not invest in the stylist atomiser to decant your favourite scent into. 
 This carries 8ml of scent which equates to 100 sprays.
£10 RRP. Shop at www.thefragranceshop.co.uk

Laconia Eau de Parfum by Tom Daxon

Tom Daxon spent the autumn of 2017 in Monemvasia, Greece. A vibrant-flavoured homemade lemonade, served to him at his hotel, inspired him to create this succulent and citrusy Laconia scent. With a heart of water mint, green violet leaf and jasmine, the light floral scent is injected with zesty punches of lemon, orange and mandarin top notes. A base of sea salt, vetiver and cardamom culminates in a rich aquatic scent that lingers on skin. Addictively wearable, Laconia is elegant and fresh – the perfect fragrance for spring and summer.
Read StylePilot’s review here.
£105 RRP (50ml) / £155 RRP (100ml). Shop at www.tomdaxon.com

Sweet Spice and Sandalwood Eau de Parfum by Bespoke London

Cool, charming, charismatic and confident? That’s the BESPOKE LONDON man.
For guys always on the go, BESPOKE LONDON Sweet Spice & Sandalwood will match your rush of an adrenaline high with its vibrant explosion of saffron, coriander seeds, nutmeg, bergamot and neroli, followed by orange blossom, rose and jasmine. As your rush dips, so does your fragrance turning into a lingering combination to cedarwood, amber, sandalwood, vanilla, incense and guaiac wood.
Read BESPOKE LONDON StylePilot’s review.
£9,99 RRP (100ml). Shop at www.superdrug.com

Bowmakers Eau de Parfum by D.S. & Durga

Bowmakers is a wonderfully woody composition with rich accords of mahogany, tree resin, and rosin – violin wax. Warm and sumptuous, with a hint of roughness that reflects the hard worn outdoors lifestyle of the 19th century workers that inspired the scent.
£148 RRP (50ml). Shop at www.trouva.com

Gentleman Suave Eau de Parfum for Men by Yardley London

Enhance your Dad’s personality this Father’s Day with an elegant fragrance from Yardley London Gentleman Collection. Suave Gentleman is a fragrance for the stylish, charming and chivalrous man: it is modern, sophisticated fragrance for him.
This iconic scent contains fresh notes of bergamot, lavender and orange oil, combined with neroli and a warm base of musk and nutmeg.
£19,99 RRP. Shop at www.yardleylondon.co.uk

Eau de Parfum by MiN NEW YORK

Turn of the century, a carnival travels at dusk. A scrumptious, gourmand perfume. A splendid wonder swirling in enchantment.
Top: Bergamot, Pink Peppercorn, Ananas & Cotton Candy
Heart: Cistus, Labdanum, Nuts & Geranium
Base: Patchouli, Caramel & Wood Chips
£60.00 (15ml) / £220 (75ml). Shop at www.harrods.com

Luxury British Perfumes by Clive Christian

Original Collection Travel SetCitrus, Oriental, Spicy, Woody.
20% Perfume Concentration. The Original Collection masculine edition travel set, combines 1872, No1 and X into three compact bottles. This exquisite set is presented in a luxurious black coffret holding each miniature perfume perfect for travelling or gifting. 
See StylePilot’s review here.
£195 RRP. Shop at www.clivechristian.com

Golden Serenade by JUSBOX Perfumes

Jusbox explore the connection between scent/ music and inspired by the first gold record that was awarded to Glenn Miller and his band in 1942 for the sales of 1 million records. An extrait de parfum strength with notes of pure oud oil, amber and saffron.
Read StylePilot’s review.
RRP £250/ 78ml, exclusively at www.selfridges.com

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Essential Tips: Blazers

A blazer is a key component of the modern man’s style offering. It smartens up casual looks with a tailored edge, yet exudes a more relaxed impression than a suit. It will pair equally well with a denim and tee combination, or a crisp shirt and tailored trousers.

Some believe the garment’s name is derived from the navy uniforms made for the crew of the HMS Blazer in 1837, others claim it was due to the ‘emblazoned’ family and school crests that were applied to 19th century blazers. Whatever the origins of its name, its adoption into mainstream menswear stemmed from the necessity of a casual style of jacket to thrown on at more laid-back occasions.

Here, we take a look at the crucial styles and factors to consider when investing in this wardrobe all-rounder.

The Cotton Blazer

A cotton blazer is suitable for dressing up a fine-gauge knit during transitional months, or pairing with crisp shirting and crew-neck tees during warmer weather. A navy two-button style is a wardrobe failsafe you can rely on time and again; the shade is timeless and will complement both micro-print patterns and solid colours layered beneath.

Where to wear it: To the office with your formal shirting and silk accessories, at the weekend with a crew-neck tee or merino knit. You can’t go wrong at most smart-casual occasions with a navy blazer.

The Wool Blazer

Given that the British climate is generally of a cooler persuasion, a wool blazer is an indispensable style suitable for wear throughout most of the year. A quality virgin wool or mohair blazer in a neutral shade will prove its worth and versatility each season, and retains warmth while remaining breathable.

Where to wear it: Wear it in the week dressed up with a striped silk tie and a crisp poplin-cotton shirt, or try it with an Oxford shirt and lean indigo denim for weekend drinks. Finish the look with leather derby shoes for the office, or penny loafers at the weekend.

The Linen Blazer

Linen tailoring has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent seasons, and its suitability for warmer climes makes it ideal for maintaining a polished appearance in summery conditions. The fabric is renowned for its cooling, lightweight qualities due to the breathability of natural linen fibres.

Where to wear it: Holidays to tropical climates or warm Mediterranean city breaks. Linen is also acceptable city wear in summer for those who want to beat the heat while remaining smart. Try it with a minimalist white polo tee abroad, or chinos and an open-collar shirt in town.

The Tweed Blazer

Heritage fabrics have been big news in menswear design for successive seasons, with designers and brands reinterpreting this traditional British fabric in a modern context with slimmer, more contemporary cuts. The dense weave of tweed cloth means it retains warmth exceptionally well, explaining why it was used in the past exclusively for outdoor sports. This makes it the perfect way to combat the cold and damp British winters.

Where to wear it: Traditionally confined to the country, tweed has now made its way into the urban closet. Sunday lunch, weekend drinks, or strolls in the rural wilds are all acceptable occasions to don a tweed number. Wear it with sturdy boots in the country or polished leather brogues in town.

The Double-Breasted Blazer

The double breasted blazer is rather like sartorial marmite – you either love it or hate it. There’s certainly been a concerted effort to reinterpret this style for modern tastes, and retailers from high-street to high-end are full of them. Appearing a touch more formal than the single breasted, the overlapped, double-button front creates a structured silhouette that broadens the shoulders, offering a more masculine shape. It’s ideally suited to gents with taller, more slender frames – avoid it if you’re shorter and stockier as it broadens the chest and will make you appear squatter.

Where to wear it: In the city for work or play – it can transition nicely from the boardroom to after-hours dinner, and will make a sharp impression on a date. Try it with a lightweight cashmere roll-neck and printed silk pocket square for an elegant retro-inspired look.

FINDING THE RIGHT FIT

Fit illustrations from Artofmanliness.

Finding the right fit for a blazer can be a bit of minefield, but following our simple guide below will hopefully find you one that fits like a glove.

Sleeve Length

The ideal sleeve length should finish just on your wrist bone and show about 2cm of your shirt cuff. It shouldn’t be approaching your knuckles, nor should it be so short that it shows your entire shirt cuff.

Blazer Length

The hem of the blazer should finish at your knuckles. It shouldn’t extend beyond this and shouldn’t finish above the wrist (unless specifically a cropped blazer).

The Front Fastening

When fastened, the jacket should sit comfortably showing the loose outline of your waist. The material should not be ruching or pulling (too small), not should there be so much excess fabric that your body shape is lost (too large).

Whether you’re wearing a two-button or three-button blazer, always leave the last button unfastened.

The Shoulders

The shoulder seam of the blazer should sit naturally on the end of your shoulder. If it’s too small, the jacket will pinch and ruche around the shoulders, too large and the seam will be drooping over the edge of your shoulder.

ESSENTIAL HINTS & TIPS

Buying your blazer

  • Avoid synthetic fibres – they don’t breathe like natural cloths and ultimately won’t last as long
  • Don’t buy into trends if they don’t suit you. You may be reading about the virtues of the double-breasted blazer everywhere, but if you have a shorter, stockier frame, it’s only going to make the situation worse
  • Wear what you’re comfortable with – everyone has their own taste in apparel, and rules are there to be broken, so if you feel like wearing a tweed jacket to the office, go for it, but keep the rest of your ensemble smart and city-appropriate
  • Don’t just buy the first thing you see – do you research into brands to find the perfect fit. Many brands have a signature cut which will suit certain individuals, and once you’ve found yours, you can return to the brands each season knowing what to expect

How to Care for your blazer

  • Give your blazers a rest – don’t wear the same blazer day after day. Instead, invest in several and rotate them. Hang your blazer up after a day’s wear and let it air before putting it back in your wardrobe
  • Get rid of those flimsy wire hangers you have left over from your last dry-cleaning trip and invest in some broad-shouldered wood hangers for your blazers. These will help maintain the shape of your blazer
  • Don’t dry clean too often. The dry cleaning process uses chemicals which gradually break down material fibres with each treatment. We recommend dry cleaning no more than twice a year for each garment to prolong its lifespan.

Words by Shane Kurup

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Shake Up Your Drinks Cabinet With New Hard Milkshake Liqueurs

How spoiled we have been: whilst being stuck at home here it is a box containing three bottles of milkshakes and alcohol! A match made in heaven!

Before you ask, it has an insanely rich taste and low alcohol (15% abv) so it has been made for an incredible drinking experience.

In a nutshell, the Brand new bottled ‘hard’ shakes have all the deliciously decadent flavour of an American diner milkshake, but with a boozy twist! Introducing Chocolate, Strawberry and Banana Hard Milkshake Liqueurs, available exclusively at Firebox.com.

Perfectly blended with a hard dose of cream liqueur goodness, this tasty trio of dairy-filled delights can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, in a shot or as the pivotal ingredient of some creamy cocktails.

Add a sumptuous kick to your drinks cabinet and test your home mixology skills with these luxurious liqueurs – take your pick from these tempting flavours:

Strawberry Hard Milkshake Liqueur

£19,99 RRP. Available exclusively at www.firebox.com

Deliciously decadent version of the classic American Diner milkshake, but with a boozy twist. Velvety in texture with candied, fruity strawberry notes and a bold vanilla finish.

This indulgent velvety blend tastes absolutely heavenly whether sipped neat on the rocks, drizzled over desserts, or mixed into smoothies and sweet summer cocktails – strawberries-and-cream Caipirinhas anyone? Yum. 

  • Sweet, velvety strawberry with rich, creamy vanilla. SO delicious 
  • That classic diner shake experience – with a boozy twist
  • Your new favourite summer tipple has arrived!
  • Reduced alcohol content (15% ABV) for a relaxed drinking experience
  • Add a luxurious boozy kick to smoothies, desserts and cocktails
  • Tastes ridiculously good over ice or mixed into smoothies and cocktails

Banana Hard Milkshake Liqueur

£19,99 RRP. Available exclusively at www.firebox.com

Transport yourself to the beach with rich banana flavour perfectly balanced with vanilla and a blended dose of cream liqueur goodness.

This smooth and milky mashup tastes absolutely sublime whether served neat over ice, poured liberally over desserts, or sloshed into smoothies and milk-based cocktails – give a fruity boost to that Banana Daiquiri! 

  • Fresh n’ fruity banana with smooth, creamy vanilla – the perfect tropical tipple 
  • All the flavours of a classic diner shake, with a boozy twist
  • Tastes absolutely fantastic served neat on the rocks
  • Reduced alcohol content (15% ABV) for a laidback drinking experience
  • Add a bright and boozy banana kick to creamy cocktails and desserts

Chocolate Hard Milkshake Liqueur

£19,99 RRP. Available exclusively at www.firebox.com

Delve into the silky smooth texture of luxuriously creamy chocolate, with sweet notes of decadent vanilla and a sophisticated alcohol kick.

This luxurious chocolatey concoction tastes unbelievably delicious served neat, over ice, or glugged generously into a milk-based cocktail – think next-level White Russians and chocolatey Espresso Martinis! 

  • Smooth, silky, creamy, chocolatey – my GOD it’s good
  • All the flavours of a classic diner shake – with a boozy twist
  • Get your moreish milkshake fix without drinking a whole tub of ice cream! 
  • Reduced alcohol content (15%) for an easy-going drinking experience 
  • Move over Irish Cream, there’s a new (and far tastier) liqueur in town!
  • Tastes great over ice, in a coffee, or splashed into creamy cocktails and desserts

Each one of the Hard Shakes has a reduced alcohol content for an easy-going drinking experience so you can really savour the flavour.

About Firebox:

Firebox: A London-based lifestyle retailer selling a highly curated mix of unconventional homeware, lifestyle accessories, gadgets, food, drink and gifts ‘with a twist’.
We believe the products we choose to surround ourselves with are a reflection of the way we live our lives and are an extension of our personality. Our mission is to shake things up and get people to embrace their more imaginative side.

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Advanced Whey, Whey Isolate or Protein? WTF!?

Finding the right time of protein for your training can be pretty daunting. Well, it has been for me!

So, let’s start with some basic knowledge.

Why should I use protein powder?

If you train hard and regularly then adding a protein powder to your nutritional regime will help you repair and build muscle. Boosting your protein intake through a powder format is the easiest way to do so. There is a wide range of different types and flavours of protein powders so there is something for everyone.

How often, and at what tome of the day, should I have some protein shakes?

It is recommended to take some no more than once a day either 30 minutes before or after exercise.

How to use protein powder?

Protein powder can be used/consumed in many different ways. It can be mixed with water to form a drink or added to a morning shake or you can also add protein powder to a multitude of food recipes such as pancakes or porridge.

This was for the basics, now let’s have a closer look at each one of them…

PRO Advanced Whey

£35,99 RRP. Shop at www.trrnutrition.com

PRO Advanced Whey Highlights

  • Low-fat.
  • Contains over 25g of Whey protein.
  • Scientifically formulated to contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
  • Certified with Informed-Sport and banned substance tested for athletes’ assurance.
  • Contains DigeZyme® digestive enzyme complex (Digestive Enzyme Complex: a mix of digestive enzymes that are formulated to aid and speed up the digestion process).

PRO Advanced Whey Key Ingredients

  • Whey Concentrate: after whey protein is removed from milk it’s micro-filtered to create whey concentrate, which strengthens its amino acid profile.
  • Whey Hydrolysate: Renowned for speeding up the absorption of protein into your body.
  • Whey Isolate: Has a high protein content and low fat and carbohydrate content.

CORE Whey Isolate

£29,99 RRP. Shop at www.trrnutrition.com

CORE Whey Isolate Highlights

  • Protein powder containing over 20g of whey protein isolate.
  • Developed by team TRR to support high-intensity training.
  • Scientifically formulated to contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.

CORE Whey Isolate Key Ingredients

  • Why Protein Isolate: CORE Whey Isolate contains 20g of protein per serving and is free from thickeners and artificial flavours.

VEGAN Protein

£24,99 RRP. Shop at www.trrnutrition.com

VEGAN Protein Highlights

  • Plant-based protein powder containing 20.7g of protein per serving.
  • Suitable for vegans.
  • Designed for athletes by experts. Developed in partnership with Andy Murray, Dr Eva Carneiro & elite sports nutritionist Glenn Kearney.
  • Scientifically formulated to contribute to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass*

VEGAN Protein Key ingredients:

  • Pea Protein: Rich in iron and Vitamin C, pea protein is a high-quality, easily digested protein source.
  • Pumpkin Protein: With a high protein content of 60%, pumpkin protein is also rich in phosphorus, magnesium, manganese… 
  • Sunflower Protein: Sunflower protein is rich in protein, fibre, amino acids, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B6.

Ingredients Glossary

  • Pea Protein: Rich in iron and Vitamin C, pea protein is a high-quality, easily digested protein source. It contains more arginine than dairy proteins and its abundance of branch-chain amino acids (BCAAs) contribute to the maintenance and growth of muscle mass.
  • Pumpkin Protein: The protein from pumpkins is extracted from their seeds. With a high protein content of 60%, pumpkin protein is also rich in phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and other important minerals, such as iron, copper and zinc.
  • Sunflower Protein: Sunflower protein is rich in protein, fibre, amino acids, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B6. Niacin and riboflavin, a B vitamin, both help with the maintenance of bones and contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism. It is high in fibre and its protein content helps with the growth of muscle mass.
  • Whey Concentrate: After whey protein is removed from milk it’s micro-filtered to create whey concentrate, which strengthens its amino acid profile.
  • Whey Hydrolysate: Renowned for speeding up the absorption of protein into your body.
  • Whey Isolate: Has a high protein content and low fat and carbohydrate content.

ABOUT TRR

TRR is a team of health experts and world-class athletes. They formulate supplements which are specifically designed for athletes who are serious about sport. They develop supplements that elite athletes not only approve of… but ones that they have actively helped to design.


See also Andy Murray’s article on StylePilot.

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Upscale Your Skincare Regime With Omorovicza


Gone are the days when men would feel restricted to the two moisturisers in  the “Men’s” section on the shelf. More and more men are realising the importance of caring for their skin and are actively seeking products to cater to their skin’s needs. After all, we all have our own issues with our skin and a one-for-all approach isn’t going to do the trick. Men are predicted to spend £49billion this year on grooming and beauty, which has increased four-fold since 2015, proving the size of the market. (source)

Today we’re going to look over the luxury Hungarian-based skincare brand Omorovicza (pronounced O-MOR-O-VEET-SA). This article will be perfect for those of you who are looking to upscale your skincare regime but not sure if the bang is worth the buck.

Brand overview

Omorovicza was founded in 2006 by married couple Stephen and Margaret Stephen de Heinrich de Omorovicza. The founding was inspired when Stephen took Margaret to the thermal bath his family built in the 1800’s. During this trip they realised the full potential of the healing properties of the water due to the unique mix of minerals. The healing waters are the basis of the brand and no synthetic or harmful products are used in any of the products e.g. parabens, glycols. This makes it a perfect choice for those who have reacted to aggressive products previously (myself included!).

The brand is now stocked in hundreds of stores and spas across the globe and is a firm fixture within the luxury skincare market.

Products

I’ve been using the below products but do look over the full site to see what will work best for your skin-type. During lockdown they are also offering a 40 minute video skin consultation to advise you on what will work best for you. The consultation costs £50 but you will receive a £50 voucher after the consultation to spend on-site. If you were always put off by the idea of going to a consultation in-person, you now have no excuse by being able to do it from home.

Cleansing Foam

£52 RRP. Buy here.

Let’s admit it, we can all be lazy when it comes to cleansing. And if you are cleansing at the moment, you could be using a product that is doing more damage to your skin than good.

The Cleansing Foam from Omorovicza contains no nasty ingredients and doesn’t leave you with that dried-out feeling that some cleansers can. The product is very lightly scented, making it accessible to fragrance lovers as well as non-fragrance lovers.

I have very dry skin which only worsens with things like stress and city living. I’ve found this product to be the perfect balance of removing impurities whilst allowing the skin to hold onto the current moisture level, leaving me feeling refreshed. You can see why this is one of their best-selling products.

Apply the foam onto a damp face morning or evening and then rinse thoroughly.

Reviving Eye Cream

£82 RRP. Buy here.

It only takes a few late nights for dark circles to worsen and to become the main focus on your face (or at least to you in the mirror). That night out with your pals was definitely worth it, but you’re finding that your eyes aren’t bouncing back as they did in the past. Lots of men are seeing the same thing and becoming more self-conscious of their dark circles, with brands now creating concealers targeted at men and to instantly disguise the results of those late nights.

Whether you wear concealer or not, the best course of action is to integrate an eye serum into your routine to reduce the puffiness and dark circles.

The Reviving Eye Cream achieves just that. Putting a little bit on in the morning makes your eyes look more radiant and makes your eyes the main focus rather than the dark circles. Any puffiness disappears and the light scent of cucumber gives you instant gratification of feeling refreshed.

Reviews on the Omorovicza site speak volumes, with one reviewer claiming  that the eye serum allowed them to banish their dark circles in just 3 weeks. I have found that my dark circles have reduced drastically and my eyes have “popped”.

If you’ve reacted awfully to eye creams in the past, or just conscious of your eye-area, I highly recommend eye serum this to allow you to achieve amazing results whilst being soft on the skin.

Illuminating moisturiser

£87 RRP. Buy here.

Moisturising is widely accepted as an imperative part of any man’s routine.

This moisturiser is a stand-out on the market for a number of reasons. The unique formulation using ruby crystals enhances the complexion by blurring the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, meaning that your skin will appear younger and flawless. The product is very light and easily absorbs into the skin. Compared to many other cheaper moisturisers, this won’t leave you feeling greasy and means you can go on with your day without making you feel like you need a wash.

This moisturiser is designed to work for skin types from dry to normal. None of the ingredients in the moisturiser will make your skin flare up and will bounce light off your face in the “illuminating” manner that is intended.

From using the product personally I’ve found that my skin looks brighter and my previously dry skin is now bursting with hydration. I haven’t used a moisturiser before that packs as much of a punch and can instantly transform the appearance of the skin. If your 30+, the ruby crystals will aid you in turning back the clock.

Queen of Hungary Mist

£55 RRP. Buy here.

The final product we’ll be looking at is their famous face mist. This product has been talked about a lot in the female-influencer landscape but less so in the men’s-sphere.

Face mist may be unfamiliar to some of you in general, but the key goal is to provide you with an instant refresh at any point in the day. If you’re living in the city, you’ll know the feeling of your skin feeling groggy after your morning commute, or going to that meeting feeling not your usual vibrant self. It’s especially great for those summer months where the high temperature and humidity steals moisture from your skin.

A few spritz of this will give your skin a lasting glow and give you that immediate rejuvenated feeling that you’re missing. The neroli and rose scent is very soft and disappears soon after use, so you don’t have to worry about anyone asking you what your cologne is.

I’ve been using this after my morning routine and at a few points during the day, just to give my skin the boost it needs.

Overall

Omorovicza is a fantastic brand if you want to start caring for your skin more. The no-nasty-ingredients approach means your skin will be well looked after by the healing waters of the Budapest-based thermal bath.

Whether you’re looking for age defiance, an injection of hydration into your skin or your skin to look flawless, the brand’s formulations are tried and tested at improving both the appearance and feel of the skin. Compared to cheaper brands, the quality and effectiveness of the products are head and shoulders above the rest and you will instantly see an improvement.

Now is a good time to explore the brand with the “free” video consultation, and delivery times have remained at 2 business days despite the lockdown.

Shop the full range at Omorovicza.com.