Gifts Sets

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

Shaving Tips

Photo: Philips Series 9000

Shaving Tips

Shaving is one of the essential grooming habits in every man’s life. Many of the people don’t shave their beard on their own or don’t know how to shave, and many people shave in a wrong way. You should be aware of the correct ways to groom your beard. Many youngsters hate shaving because they end up messing their beard and look. Shaving in a wrong way for a long time can be proved miserable to you. 

Here are some tips which will guide you to perform shaving in the right way to get the perfect clean face.

Prepare Your Face for Shaving

Many people skip this step and directly go for rubbing their face with a razor. It creates a harsh effect on their face which is not good for the skin. As blade creates friction when is made to rub against the skin and no protecting layer is present on the front, it will damage your face, and it can also place some cuts and rashes on your face.

To prepare your face for shaving, first, rinse your whole face with a good quality of shaving soap and warm water. It will prevent you from various rashes and cuts that may have due to the presence of excess amount of oil and dead skin cells which can resist the movement of the blade on your face. Warm water will help you in moisturizing your skin to avoid easy cuts. 

After all these things, the next step is applying shaving cream. You are advised to use only high quality of shaving cream of trusted brand otherwise there may be the possibility of a chemical reaction.
Don’t apply the shaving foam or any cream directly on the dry face as you may develop some razor rashes and burns on your face.

Invest in Good Shaving Cream

Everyone should make the right choice of shaving cream. Choose the high quality of shaving cream from the trusted brands. Never use any unbranded or cheap shaving products on your face, this may give an adverse effect on your face. 
Good shaving cream is rich and creamy but not much foam. A cream rich shaving cream will provide you with more lubrication, and the wastage of cream will be less as you will achieve excellent results in less quantity. Good shaving cream will not only provide lubrication to your face, but it also acts as a moisturiser which helps in shielding your skin from the blades of the razor. 

Remember, your facial skin is more sensitive than normal ones, and it is highly essential that you should only opt the shaving cream which has the label of “for sensitive skin only” on its pack.
Aerosols are the most common and widely used shaving cream by the men. It is advised to leave shaving cream on the face for few minutes before shaving. It will help cream to moisten your skin thoroughly and made facial hair soft which will result in a smooth shave.

Select Your Shaving Brush Wisely

Many people don’t pay attention to their shaving brush which plays a vital role in the shaving procedure. There are various types of shaving brushes present in the market which includes badger brush, bore brush, horse brush, synthetic brush and many more. Shaving brush helps you to make your shaving experience smoother and better. 

Shaving brush helps you in spreading the shaving cream to every part of the face. It also helps you to remove the presence of dead skin cells from the front which allows the razor to move better and smooth on your face. Rather than using a hand, the shaving brush helps to create more lathers as compared to rubbing your hand on the front.

Always keep in mind the type of bristles when you use the brush and that the right stiffness and softness should be present. These habits will help you to get the correct method of growing a bread.

Never Shave the Same Spot Twice

It is advisable to avoid shaving the same area twice. It said that you if you have too much shaving in the same place you may develop rashes and razor burns on your face. There is a capacity of how much pressure your skin can take. It can create skin irritation and rashes which may be bad for your skin. 

Know the Proper Technique Shaving the Lip Area

You should be careful while shaving your lip area. Also, you must avoid the lip area if you are not much comfortable in this. There are various downsides while shaving against the lip area- one is that while shaving this area there is the possibility that you can have the razor cuts which can cause bumps. It may lead you to infections and inflammation on your face or your lips if you are not careful. 

While shaving through the lip area, it is advised to adjust the proper angle between the razor and the look. You should first align it at ninety degrees and then fix it to 30 to 45 degree to shave through the face. The lip area is more sensitive than any part of the face, and even a tiny cut can lead you in great trouble. The best way to prevent any accident is advised to fill up your mouth with air to expand the skin area around the mouth which will prevent you from significant cuts. 

Shave the Neck Area Last

The neck area is more sensitive as compared to the other parts of the face. It is advisable to shave the neck area at last as to give more time and concentration on it. While shaving the neck, you have to be more careful as any tiny cut can lead to bleeding. Various sensitive nerves are present in this area, and if you cut any of them, then it can cause big damage to your body. 

Whenever you shave your neck area, first, you should tilt your head in a backward direction and pull down the lower part to stretch your skin. It will help the blade to move smoothly through your neck.

Apply the Aftershave

The shaving process can remove two layers of your facial skin. So, to provide nourishment to face, it is advisable to use aftershave lotion after you finish shaving. 

Always remember to use right aftershave lotion that is specifically for men. Don’t use the aftershave lotion having alcohol as its ingredients as it may lead to great irritation and may provide burning experience to your skin.

Bonus Points

Tips for Men with Sensitive Skin
For sensitive skin, one point should be kept in mind that before shaving, do use face scrub or face wash which will make your skin soft. You should use high quality of blades for shaving and rinse it frequently with water while shaving.

Get a Good Quality Razor

To get the real and smooth experience of shaving, use a good and high-quality razor that will not provide irritation to your skin. Many razors are harsh on your skin and have a very rough movement around your beard. The blade should be smooth, and when you place it on your beard, it should require less force to move. A good quality razor has a safety guard that prevents your skin from getting cut, and this safety guard also helps you to hold the blade more efficiently without having a fear of cuts.

More Blades Do Not Equal Better Shave

If you are thinking of using five blades cartridge, then it is a terrible idea. You should avoid using too many blades although you can use three blades for a better shave. Some blades will create more irritation, and due to the presence of more blades, the movement of the razor is restricted. The number of blades will also influence the curves that you take around the round parts of the face, and there is a possibility that you may have cut on the curves of your face.

Rinse with Cold Water

It is a vital tip to rinse your whole face with the cold water just after the shave. It will help you to rehydrate your face. It will also wipe out the remaining amount of shaving cream from your face and will make your skin soft. It also helps in detecting the location of cuts that you may have during the shave.

Grooming is not only a part of hygiene maintenance, but a well-done shave can give your face a whole new look. By following these steps, you can have a smooth and safe shaving experience without any hustle.

Guest post by Randy Gardner from trendyseekers

Natural Grooming For The Millennial Male

At StylePilot we are always keen to try new products and support new initiatives. Especially when we are talking about natural products. And the demand for a natural approach is fast growing!

So, let us introduce the Green People brand to you.

In their own words: ” Green people is a range of high performance products for men packed with clinically proven natural actives. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin types, the range is certified organic and packed with the most effective natural ingredients available, from Green Seaweed and Chamomile to Tara Bush and Aloe Vera. You won’t find any skin irritating chemicals, drying alcohol, harsh foaming agents, synthetic fragrances or animal derived ingredients. All products are natural, organic, cruelty free and vegan friendly”.

Let’s have a closer look at the new grooming range from Green People for Men! Here is below what we’ve tried:

No. 1 Exfoliating Face Scrub

£13.50 RRP (100ml)

Complex, time-consuming skincare routines are a thing of the past with the Green People for Men range. Keep breakouts at bay with the No. 1 Exfoliating Face Scrub (125ml), a powerful blend of key plant actives that eliminate toxins and refine skin tone. Dead cells are buffed away by Bamboo Stem while toxins are trapped and drawn out by Bentonite Clay. The result is clearer skin without the use of harsh chemicals and no irritating artificial fragrances.

No.2 Soothing Shaving Gel

£13.50 RRP (100ml)

Smooth and soothe the skin for a perfect shave with No.2 Soothing Shaving Gel (125ml) a non irritating face wash which creates a high density natural lather with a creamy feel that lasts longer on the skin, allowing for a closer, more precise shave. Seaweed creates the perfect ‘skin slip’ feel, allowing the razor to glide over the skin with no nicks, cuts, razor burn or dragging, for a smoother daily shave.

No. 3 Cooling Moisturiser

Post-shave, apply the No. 3 Cooling Moisturiser (100ml) and feel the non-greasy formula soothe and calm the skin. Blending Shea Butter and Almond Oil, this light moisturiser replaces natural oils while anti-inflammatory Peppermint Oil and plant actives balance the flora of the skin.

£14.50 RRP (100ml)

Where can I buy those?
The Green People range is available from Ocado, Whole Foods, Planet Organic, Revital and independent natural health retailers nationwide, as well as online at www.greenpeople.co.uk.

Raw Supremo Grooming Products: Dare To Be Different

It is just love at first sight: a refreshing packaging that makes you want to try those products. And isn’t it great to bring a bit of colours to your your bathroom shelves?

In their own words: “Raw Supremo is a neat range of grooming products created by a team who understand the lack of variety in men’s grooming products, they are bored of seeing the same old stuff in plain packaging smelling of something their Grandad’s used to splash on their skin”.

Current men’s grooming brands are typically sandalwood & vanilla scented with a limited variety. Raw Supremo has the fragrance of Coconut & Lime to break the stereotype of men’s grooming products.

StylePilot has selected a couple of products for you:

Hair Removal Wax for Men – Nook & Cranny

£14.99 RRP

Here we go: some hair removal wax for men! Will you be brave enough? ;-).

Sugar Stripease (lovin’ the name here) provides 100% natural hair removal wax that “offers an enjoyable, painless waxing experience!”. So they say!

Instructions

1. Put on a light dusting of talc to dry the skin.
2. Apply a thin film of the sugar paste in the direction of the hair growth.
3. Rub the strip onto the covered area in the direction of application.
4. Hold the skin taut and pull the strip back against the hair growth in a quick, smooth motion.
5. Remove any excess residue with a damp flannel.
(see leaflet within the pack for full directions of use).

Raw Supremo Clean Shaven Gift Set – Lose It

£14.99 RRP

Looking for a gift idea? For father’s day perhaps? You’ve got it all sorted then. 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.

Instructions:

Shaving oil, Cleano Supremo: Take a pea-sized amount and run all over your face, add a little extra to those dry and irritated areas post-shave.

Facial moisturiser, Supreme Smoother: Gently rub a pea-sized amount into your skin in circular motions. Add a little extra to dry areas.

Shaving cream, Aromo Foam: Can be used with or without a shaving brush. Simply massage into the skin with warm water and shave in the direction of the hair growth.

Facial Moisturiser 100ml – Supreme Smoother

£9.99 RRP

Supreme Smoother facial moisturiser does exactly what it says on the tin! After that close shave, your skin will thirst for moisture. The formula reduces shaving irritation whilst revealing a clean and smooth skin.

Instructions: Gently rub a pea-sized amount into your skin in circular motions. Add a little extra to dry areas.


What else?

  1. Raw Supremo is cruelty free.
  2. Made in the UK!
  3. Natural ingredients.

Shop at www.rawsupremo.co.uk

Trevor Sorbie Launches New ‘Mg’ Men’s Grooming Products

At StylePilot we do like when it comes to testing a new product. This time we have not been disappointed: we had not one, but three products from the International salon and haircare brand Trevor Sorbie to try.

Those three new additions to the product range – revitalising silver & grey hair, taming natural curls and thickening hair – result from a growing demand for men’s grooming products, so we were told.

Below, the three new men’s grooming products to Trevor Sorbie’s haircare range:

Trevor Sorbie Mg – Silver Caffeine Shampoo

RRP £5.99, 250ml

Trevor Sorbie Mg Silver Caffeine Shampoo reduces unwanted yellow tones and revitalises grey, white or blonde hair.

It has an amazing fragrance, and its (purple) colour makes it even cooler.

The ‘small prints’:

• Perfect for grey, white or blonde hair
• Developed, tested & approved in the Trevor Sorbie award winning salons
• SLS, Sodium Chloride & Paraben free
• Cruelty free & vegan
• 95% naturally derived ingredients
• Made in Britain

Trevor Sorbie Mg – Curl Tamer Styling Cream

RRP £7, 150ml

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.

The ‘small prints’:

• Perfect for naturally curly hair
• Contains a styling agent to give long-lasting control & definition without stiffness
• Developed, tested & approved in the Trevor Sorbie award winning salons
• SLS, Sodium Chloride & Paraben free
• Cruelty free & vegan
• 92% naturally derived ingredients
• Made in Britain

Trevor Sorbie Mg – Thicker & Fuller Thickening Spray

RRP £7

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.

The ‘small prints’:

• Perfect for helping hair look and feel thicker
• Contains a botanical blend, multi-vitamin & amino acid complexes to help promote thicker hair & care for the scalp
• Developed, tested & approved in the Trevor Sorbie award winning salons
• Cruelty free & vegan
• 97% naturally derived ingredients
• Made in Britain

Available to buy online from trevorsorbie.com, Boots.com , Boots stores and Trevor Sorbie salons now.

Additional information:
Vegan, cruelty free and featuring over 90% natural ingredients, this new collection has also been developed, tested & approved in the award-winning Trevor Sorbie salons.