Men’s Winter 2022 Grooming Guide


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Don’t wait until spring to clean out your medicine cabinet and begin a new ritual of self- care. Fashion Reverie has created a list of personal care products that will not only help you survive the winter but will also give you a head start on being brightened, toned, and rejuvenated. The man who stays ready doesn’t have to get ready, and these products will have you ready to combat the winter elements as easily as a snowplow through fresh snow.

On The Go: Artistry Renewing Solution Mini-Set

Being active and busy is no excuse to not address the fundamentals of self-care. Sure, you may not have time for a deep tissue massage, acupuncture, or a trip to the men’s spa, but you can take 5 minutes out of your day to make sure that at least your face is on point. Artistry has created their Renewing Solution Mini-Set so that you can put your freshest face forward no matter where you are—at home, at the office, or at the gym. Compact enough to fit into a small dopp kit, the set includes a foaming cleanser that conditions the skin, a toner that revitalizes and hydrates, and a cream that nourishes your face. In two weeks, you’ll see a more youthful-looking face in the mirror.

Head: Karamo Mantl (for balding men)

Excuse me, sir. Your epidermis is showing! In cold weather, exposed skin is susceptible to drying out, flaking, and even cracking. That’s bad enough if that happens to your hands, but it’s particularly troublesome if it’s happening on your face and head. Bald men may be more prone to the effects of cold weather, so they should take steps to take extra care of their skin. Reality television star Karamo Brown co-founded Mantl, a skincare line that helps cleanse, moisturize, and protect your whole head from environmental stressors.

Though the product line is inspired by balding men, you don’t have to be bald to use it. Everyone needs to protect the skin they’re in. With Mantl, you can keep your head and face covered with their individual products, you can try out a starter kit, or replenish your full routine every three months with their subscription service.

Face: Givenchy Le Soin Noir

When science learns from nature, it can result in some of the best outcomes. Givenchy’s Le Soin Noir line is inspired by Vital Black Algae Sap, a concentrate extracted from sea algae which has the power to regenerate itself. That is combined with the golden sap of another alga to create an advanced formula that optimizes cell reconstruction, increases skin hydration, and stimulates oxygenation. Infused into a range of products from cleansers and serums to cremes and lotions, Le Soin Noir uses millenia-old natural biological processes to develop modern approaches to combat aging.

Eyes: Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair

The cold winter days and long winter nights take a toll on our body, but no one wants to look tired and weathered all the time. Kiehl’s Age Defender Eye Repair is a men’s anti-aging cream that lifts, firms, and visibly reduces dark circles. It firms the skin around the eye to reduce the appearance of crown’s feet and under-eye wrinkles. It also brightens the skin for an age-defying visage.

Teeth: vVardis

Winter is the “get ready” season. This is the time when we prepare ourselves for the “big reveal” in the spring. We hit the gym, we take care of our face and skin, and we work on whitening our smile. vVardis has the last part covered. vVardis’ Whitening Collection is a four-piece oral care set that includes their Edelweiss whitening toothpaste, Rheinholz wooden toothbrush, Weiss bad antibacterial mouthwash, and Aletsch teeth whitening gel. Collectively, this set is engineered to strengthen, whiten, and protect your teeth while providing a long-lasting, healthy-looking smile.

Hands: O’Keefe’s Working Hands Hand Cream

Our hands may be the most exposed and used parts of our body, and with that comes a lot of wear and tear.  Often, we want the newest product that boasts of vitamins and miracle properties that are “guaranteed” to change our lives. And other times, we want what’s tried and true. Enter O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream. No fuss, no muss, just old-fashioned good stuff. This hand cream creates a protective layer on your skin which increases hydration and helps prevent your hands from drying out. It is guaranteed to bring your hands relief, or you get your money back.

Body: Buttered by Kenya

We’ve all heard the song “Get Me Bodied” by Beyonce, but have you heard of Bodied by Kenya? This all-natural skincare line is custom made to order, created with no toxins, but loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. The body butter also can be used to fade dark spots, scars, skin discolorations, stretch marks, and wrinkles. On top of being healthy for your skin, it smells great! The Red Bamboo scent delivers a unique blend of spicy woods, fresh notes, and sensual accents to create an irresistibly fresh scent. The Late Night scent is addictive and seductive; it is a steamy combination of spicy notes and sensual undertones—perfect for a midnight hour rendezvous.

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Feet: Roots & Bloom

We give our feet a rough time year-round, but even more so in the winter. Often tightly trapped in dense socks heavy boots, our feet just don’t get the care they deserve. And when we neglect our feet, they can become hard, dry, and cracked. To keep yourself trotting along, get the Foot Therapy Trio by Roots and Bloom. The set comes with a multi-acid, exfoliating pads, BHA resurfacing toner pads, and an Ultra Hydration oil. They even throw in a free natural volcanic pumice stone to slough off the dead skin. With consistent use, cracked feet can become soft, smooth, and cured to babysoft condition.

—Carl Ayers

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