Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of America’s Christmas shopping season since 1952, although the term “Black Friday” did not become widely used until more recent decades
This must be the best and most luxurious bundle of this year! And even Black Friday won’t be that! The Apothecary Collection is worth over £239, yet it only costs £55 RRP and is only available at Mankind.
(Please note that Mankind is actually offering 15% off this collection*, just use Code: GROOM15).
However, this is not the only reason why we fell for it. We also really liked the carefully curated assortment of luxury male grooming essentials.
The collection is centred around exciting, innovative formulations at the cutting edge of male grooming, and giving you the opportunity to discover them for yourself. What else could you ask for?
The six products you will find inside
Argentum La Lotion Infinie Body Cream, 200ml (worth £84.00)
Rediscover your skin’s youthful capacity with ARgENTUM’s la lotion infinie Body Cream, an intense, soothing moisturiser that targets problem areas on the body to leave it feeling soft and replenished.
Backed by years of scientific research, the 99.5% natural origins cream harnesses the same powerful ingredients as the iconic cream, a blend of Silver Hydrosol and DNA HP. Working together, the ingredients melt quickly into skin, instantly hydrating, tightening and strengthening skin to create a barrier against oxidative stress. Its dose of caffeine stimulates circulation for re-energised, radiant skin, and small cutaneous imperfections will appear corrected and rebalanced. Suitable for all ages and skin types, the miracle cream will leave your body feeling super-hydrated, younger and softer. Infused with a signature, uplifting scent.
E-Cooking Peel Mask, 50ml (worth £37.00)
Peeling effect which smoothens and tightens creases.
The content of plant extract and Vitamin E in the Ecooking™ Peeling Mask decreases the appearance of creases and wrinkles and at the same time it gives a smoother and younger look.
Please note that Ecooking is a cruelty-free brand; they do not test any of their products on animals. All products are natural, organic, paraben-free and vegan.
The Refinery Shave Oil, 30ml (worth £31.00)
A must-have for the ultimate close shave. This fast-absorbing, lightweight oil prepares the skin for a soothing shave without leaving and oily residue. Borage, Jojoba and Rosehip Seed oil help promote elasticity and strengthen dry, damaged skin and Petitgrain, Patchouli and Geranium soothe and protect the skin.
Directions: massage 4-5 drops onto damp skin before shaving. Shave and rinse with warm water. Can be used under Refinery Shave Foam Gel for dry skin and is also effective as an intensive skin treatment when used under the appropriate Refinery moisturiser.
Babor Cooling Eye Gel, 20ml (worth £32.68)
A lightweight, oil-free, anti-fatigue eye gel the provides a cooling & massaging effect upon application. Helps treat puffy, swollen, fatigued & dry eye area.
Contains alpine stem cells to offer preventative protection against light-induced skin ageing; blended with rhodiola extract, betain & yeast extract to reduces puffiness & dark circles; loaded with polysaccharide & panthenol for hydrating benefits.Unveils a smoother, refreshed, more vibrant looking eye area.
Defy gravity with the vegan-friendly Firming Serum from ARK Skincare; a revolutionary, anti-ageing serum that tightens, lifts and tones sagging skin by improving resistance to gravity by promoting skin’s elastic fibre architecture.
Unleashing the ultra-firming powers of biomimetic lipopeptide Idealift™, the serum targets skin showing signs ageing including fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Highly purified Microalgae extract delivers an instant and long-term tightening effect, while active 100% natural Hyaluronic Acid locks moisture in the skin matrix and boosts collagen synthesis. Skin appears firmer and more flexible, while fine lines are plumped and smoothed.
What else? It is vegan and cruelty-free.
And yes, it is worth mentioning again, that the total value is worth over £239 RRP however it is available at www.mankind.co.uk for only £55.
And remember that there’s a special offer running right now: 15% off this collection*. Use Code: GROOM15.
It’s not very often that we test luggage -as we tend to find them a bit boring- however with this one we were excited to do so. So, why did we want to try out this luggage?
Because it has it all! (Explanation below with one picture).
3 things we really liked:
1/ The design: simple, yet elegant. Refined, yet robust.
2/ The “2-in-1”: a single bag that can become two. Its 2-in-1 design makes it the perfect bag for easyJet’s single bag policy. Travel from home-to-gate with the single bag and when on board, zip off the laptop backpack, keeping your tech and valuables close by throughout your journey.
3/ The practicality: it has it all. Several external pockets and well thought inside.
What the inside looks like
The perfect 4-wheel drive
The cabin bag designed to make your journey as hassle-free as possible. The 4-wheel, 360° spinner rotates in the palm of your hand, with no struggle to change direction.
Long story short, this luggage has been going through airports, train and tube stations not to mention on several types of pavements. And it never let me down.
Gate-8 range’s defining features include:
. Zip-off laptop bag – keep your valuables & tech to hand through the flight, travel light to your next meeting, bring onboard easyJet . For all airlines – our luggage is sized to comply with most major airlines’ hand baggage policies (yes, we even have a bag for Ryanair), giving you the confidence you can bring it onboard . Built to last – made from extra-durable materials that have been tested by airline crew standards, protected by a 5 year warranty.
Built to last it is protected by a 5 year warranty, this sturdy cabin bag will stay by your side for years to come.
GATE8 specialise in designing the world’s most functional travel cabin bags and travel accessories. As seasoned travellers, they know the pain points and are obsessed about using clever smart design to make travel hassle-free as possible. Be it by helping one to avoid baggage check-in, keeping one tech and valuables secure or arriving with a suit that is ready-to-wear, each detail and feature has been carefully designed and tested to make one life easier, stress free and convenient.
Cool, charming, charismatic and confident? That’s the BESPOKE LONDON man.
In BESPOKE LONDON own words: “A new fragrance range for men who appreciate all the finer things in life. Proving that smelling luxe needn’t cost the earth, the brand new fragrance range captures the essence of sophistication and embodies every type of man”.
Features Vibrant notes of nutmeg, bergamot and saffron blend with jasmine and orange blossom, before revealing a layer of sumptuous sandalwood and vetiver accords.
Eau de parfum
OtherBenefits Perfect for day or night!
We really liked the nice combination of flavours: vibrant but still delicate and not overwhelming. The body spray can be a nice addition to leave in your sports bag for occasional top ups.
In Manual’s own words: “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.”
An original and smart approach with either a “one-time purchase” or a “subscription model”.
In a nutshell, what you need to know is that Caffeine stimulates hair follicles. Biotin is vital for keratin production. Saw Palmetto is known to strengthen and revive hair.
WHAT’S INSIDE? Caffeine Caffeine is scientifically proven to be a stimulator of hair follicle growth. Tried and tested. So foam up and get your caffeine fix directly to the root of the problem. Biotin Biotin supports healthy hair growth and not getting enough can seriously damage your hair mojo. It’s an essential vitamin for the protein synthesis sculpting that masterpiece that is your hair keratin. Michelangelo has nothing on you. Saw Palmetto A natural extract that strengthens and revives hair. It’s extracted from one very powerful berry. Oh hair yeah. Natural goodness With Ginger, Sage, Olive Oil extracts…thank you Mother Nature.
One-time purchase: Buy now for £14 or subscribe and save 15%: £11.90 every 2 months.
From the hands to the face, Mr Moisturiser provides unrivalled moisture and skin protection. With Hyaluronic acid, one of nature’s most hydrating molecules, which can hold 1000 tiumes its weight in water and allantoin which soothes, protects, and regenerates the skin.
WHAT’S INSIDE? Hyaluronic Acid It’s one of nature’s most hydrating molecules, with our skin holding 50% of the body’s Hyaluronic Acid. It has an unrivalled love for moisture, attracting 1000 times its weight in water. Allantoin Allantoin soothes, protects and regenerates the skin. Bye bye dead skin, hello moisture. A world class all-rounder for keeping skin at the top of its game.
One-time purchase: Buy now for £14 or subscribe and save 15%: £11.90 every 2 months.
Fighting wrinkles is a science. Luckily, they don’t have to don a lab coat. They’ve got the ultimate ingredients right here and ready to go to.
WHAT’S INSIDE? Vitamin C A potent antioxidant that fights the signs of ageing and neutralises skin damage caused by UV and pollution. It stimulates collagen production, helping against blemishes and hyperpigmentation. Brighter skin for that sunshine glow. Coenzyme Q10 Naturally occurring, it’s one of the most powerful antioxidants found in the body. Aiding the skin in regeneration and repair. It helps combat the signs of ageing and wrinkles by fighting against free radicals and oxidative stress cell damage. Peptides Replenishing the cells and enabling your skin to hold firm, Peptides slow down the ageing process aiding in the synthesis of collagen. No more caving in. Hyaluronic Acid Just one gram of Hyaluronic Acid has the remarkable ability to hold up to six litres of water. Making the skin feel and appear hydrated, plump and healthy. This stuff is Triple Hyaluronic Acid – the ultimate in skin hydration and protection – penetrating your skin on many levels.
One-time purchase: Buy now for £24 or subscribe and save 15%: £20.40 every 2 months.
For most of us who take care of our skin, having the right cleanser plays a vital role in the first step to helping look after our skin. We need a reliable product that will dissolve impurities and daily dirt without putting a burden on the surface.
You can cleanse, refine and comfort skin with Nakin’s natural anti-ageing face cleansers with active ingredients that detoxify and condition. They have two very special products within the range that offer a superior face cleanser routine for clear, comforted and treated skin.
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.
In Nakin’s own words: “With hyaluronic acid, pomegranate and seaweed extract in the formula, you can expect the cleansing milk also to help assist cell renewal as it penetrates the dermis to promote elasticity”.
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. With aloe and seaweed extracts it will have a gentler effect on priming the skin than a traditional toner.
Every product provided at Nakin is guaranteed to have ingredients that are naturally sourced and cruelty-free.
They don’t use anything unnecessary or artificial to alter the appearance or fragrance of our tones and cleansers, instead preferring to use natural elements like aloe vera and seaweed over paraben and silicone.
And don’t forget that Nakin skincare range is wheat and gluten-free.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 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.