Grooming 101

Our roundup of the best quick fix grooming products.

Easy come easy go: Imagine deleting unpleasant memories with the touch of a refresh button. Clinique Skin Supplies for Men Dark Spot Corrector (Rs 4,850/30 ml) does that. Well, sort of. The powerful formula diminishes the appearance of sunspots, dark spots and acne scars in four weeks. It also helps reduce ingrown hairs. You can’t go wrong here.  In the dark: If you’ve been up after hours tuning in to the latest episode of Breaking Bad or texting the missus, your dark circles are probably laying testament to it. Lucky for you, the Shiseido Men Eye Soother (Rs 3,150/15 ml) adds vitality to the skin around your eyes that’s been ravaged by straining at the computer or dehydration. For a pocket-friendly option, look towards the Olay Men Multi Solution Eye Gel (Rs 699/15 ml). The light-textured gel is enriched with pro-vitamin B5 and helps get rid of pesky dark circles. Use twice a day for maximum impact.  Citrus blast: If you don’t have a girl by your side to ‘pick you up’ on a Monday morning, the Clinique Happy for Men Deodorant Spray (Rs 1,299/200 ml) will. The delicious citrusy scent is packed with notes of Kaffir Lime and Mandarin Orange and stays with you through the day.  Break the ice: Throw out your aftershave lotion. You’re in the age of the L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Post Shave Gel (Rs 650/100 ml). The miracle worker with its built-in ‘Extinguisher Effect’ combats razor burns instantly. Plus, it contains ceramides that cool and hydrate your skin.  Empowered man: We know you’re secretly wishing for your skin to feel velvety soft and exude a radiant glow, just like your girlfriend’s. Now you can match up, thanks to the Shiseido Men Skin Empowering Cream (price on request/50 ml). Brimming with beech bud extracts, your skin feels renewed in just a few days. The effective formula works especially well on your facial contours and eye area. Rough it out: You’ve tried every kind of gel out there, filling your bathroom shelf with wax, putty and the like. And you’re still having hair-raising experiences? Incorporate Toni & Guy Rough-It Texturising Spray (Rs 775/200 ml) into your daily routine and you’ll have found the secret to soft and smooth hair. PS: It’s unisex so make sure your girlfriend doesn’t get her hands on it. 

 - Ashwin Rajagopalan

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