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Male Bloggers’ Favourite Grooming Products

I’ve called on some of my male blogger friends to share their favourite grooming products with you. We all know that it can be pretty overwhelming to sift through all the male grooming products out...

I’ve called on some of my male blogger friends to share their favourite grooming products with you.

We all know that it can be pretty overwhelming to sift through all the male grooming products out there, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to highlight some tried and tested faves from the guys I follow online.

All from the UK, these guys cover a range of subjects from personal grooming to fitness and interiors – there’s quite literally something for everyone.


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Marcus Jaye – The Chic Geek

Marcus is one of the nicest – and most knowledgeable guys – in the industry. 

His blog The Chic Geek has been running since 2009 and he’s built a reputation as one of the go-to guys for men’s style and grooming content.

Buly 1803 – Pommade Concrète Balm

Marcus said, 

“Buly 1803 is a French brand with roots steeped in history and a boutique in the sixth arrondissement of Paris. Their Pommade Concrète balm is enriched with Chamomile Water and Shea Butter to combat the the elements of the cold weather on your hands and feet.

I love the packaging and while not authentically old, it’s a great reinvention and really captures the imagination.”

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Luke Christian

I met Luke on a press event with Braun earlier this year. Hailing from Leeds, his blog is an array of beautiful product pictures and outfit of the day shots.

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel 

Luke said, 

“I love the Facial Fuel by Kiehl’s because it is one of the best moisturisers I have ever come across!

It hydrates my skin, and leaves it feeling moisturised. I find that it also has a ‘mattifying’ effect, which is great for me as I dislike products that leave my skin looking shiny and oily.

It doesn’t feel too gloopy on the skin, nor does it irritate my skin!”

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Ali Gordon

When I asked Ali to be part of this post, my brief was, “Pick a product that will make me look like you.” 

Ali is a rare mix of being extremely handsome (look at that jaw!) and also super-nice! 

I was pleased to see that he had picked this Lab Series product. Also one of my favourites, I’m hoping my face begins to morph into his. 

Check out Ali’s blog and YouTube channel for travel, fitness and style inspiration.

LAB SERIES Max LS Matte renewal lotion

Ali said, 

“If I had to grab one grooming product to take away with me, a face moisturiser would be the one!

Dry tight skin is one of the most uncomfortable feelings & therefore makes it a product I couldn’t live without.

The LAB Series lotion gives great coverage with the smallest amount applied leaving my skin well hydrated for the duration of the day. It’s a premium moisturiser but worth every penny.”

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Ed Lemont – The Discerning Man

Ed’s blog The Discerning Man is definitely one to watch for 2017. 

He’s got his finger on the pulse for all things men’s grooming and lifestyle and also takes really beautiful pictures! 

The Magnitone Clean Sweep

Ed said, 

“I love the fact that the Magnitone can be used in the shower with any facial cleanser to deliver a deep daily facial clean.

What makes this cleansing brush different from all the others in the market, is the fact that it has an additional moulded head and turbo mode to exfoliate under the beard to eliminate dry skin and ingrowing hairs.”

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Neil Thornton – The Science of Appearance

I’m not too sure how I met Neil. I’m pretty sure it was at a press party (Neil, is that right?), or perhaps backstage at London Collections: Men? 

A self-confessed ‘social media addict and style seeker’, Neil’s blog The Science of Appearance ticks all the boxes for men looking for both style and substance! 

Radical Skincare Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum

Neil said,

“It’s hard to pick just one product from Radical’s incredible range, but this serum has changed my skin for the better.

A powerhouse serum, it’s patented Trylacel technology means it delivers its amazing ingredients at a higher potency than any other leading brand, offering unmatched results.”

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John Robertson – The Everyday Man

A fellow Scot (he lives in Glasgow), John’s blog The Everyday Man has regular posts on fashion, fitness and lifestyle. 

If you’re looking for a broad range of content, John is your guy! 

Kiehl’s Age Defender skincare range

John said,

“I’ve been a bit greedy and selected the Kiehl’s Age Defender skincare range (which is made up of 3 products) is definitely my favourite men’s product that launched this year. If I found any of these 3 in my Christmas stocking this year I would be more than delighted!

The 3 products target specific facial concerns and work together to combat the signs of ageing. I start with an application of the serum which strengthens and lifts the skin (and smells great) before I apply the moisturiser on top. Lastly I finish off with a sparring application of the eye cream around my eyes – I find it great for dealing with my dark circles.”

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Charlie Irons – Man About Town

Building on the success and following of his Instagram account, Charlie started his Man About Town blog earlier this year.

A foodie with a penchant for travel, he’s my go-to for weekend getaway (I’ll pretend I get weekends!) inspiration. 

Origins ‘Out Of Trouble 10 Minute Mask’ To Rescue Problem Skin

Charlie said,

“With the cold weather of Winter hitting the UK our skin can take a real battering and the change in temperature can be the cause of breakouts and blemishes.

I am a big fan of clay based face masks to clear your pores but for actually fighting the spots, you can’t go far wrong with Origins Out Of Trouble with Zinc Oxide and Camphor to calm the skin. A great gift for anyone who is active and who likes to take care of themselves and a perfect stocking filler.

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