In the world of male grooming there is an array of price points – from inexpensive to extravagant. Perhaps the more important thing to consider when picking your products however is value for money.
This may mean you spend more money on a product initially, but if you get more use out of it and it does the job better than its cheaper counterparts – you’re getting value for money.
Take a look below for Fashion Beans’ male grooming expert Lee Kynaston’s top picks.
Scent: Le Labo Patchouli 24 (£105 for 50ml)
When it comes to fragrance, longevity is key. And that’s where some of the more expensive brands have got it right. The longevity of a scent depends on various factors, from its concentration to the fragrance notes.
This scent has smoky, earthy and leathery notes and best of all, a couple of sprays will last all day. So while it may seem like an expensive outlay at first, it is bound to last longer than cheaper options.
Cleanser: Shiseido Men Cleansing Foam (£23.50)
Thick, creamy and gentle, this cleanser is hailed as a hero product because it lasts two or three times as long as similarly sized cleansers. A little of this foam goes a long way, so be sure to use it sparingly.
Aftershave balm: Clinique Post-Shave Soother (£20)
Containing skin-soothing aloe, this balm has a light consistency that never feels greasy on the skin. Again, a little goes a long way so go easy on the product. No need to worry about clashing scents either – this balm is fragrance-free.
Body wash: Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser (£31 for 500ml)
Your body wash is probably the only product you use on your whole body – so it makes sense to invest in a decent product. This cleanser has a great scent and its formula will cleanse thoroughly without leaving your skin feeling tight or dry. The range also includes a body scrub and a body balm, offering some consistency to your routine.
Hair styler: American Crew Fiber (£11.43 for 85g)
Gaining cult status in the grooming world, this product is loved for a reason. Offering hold and texture with a matte finish, this styling product protects hair from water loss, helping it appear fuller. Use on damp hair and work it in with your fingertips.