It’s the one gift your guy won’t ever ask for. But, trust us – he wants it and so do you!
Studio 5 Beauty & Style Contributor Holly Stone reveals the best grooming tools for guys.
Nars Concealer (Sephora $22): You don’t want to be remembered as that teacher with the “third eye” or that salesman whose blemish spoke so loud you couldn’t hear his words? Although concealer may feel like a cosmetic, it is a MUST HAVE for any man wanting to make a good impression. Think of it as camouflage. To hide anything on your face that may stand out negatively, just ‘camo’ and go!
Dr. Bandt Pores No More® To Go (Sephora, $39): A pore refining system that controls excess oil to mattify shine. It is an ideal way to achieve a smooth, even complexion and keep pores clog free. A guys must have for healthy, youthful skin. He may not think he needs it, until he uses it!
Dove Men+Care Men+Care Body and Face Wash Clean Comfort (Walgreens, $6.99): While a bar of soap may seem like the only thing to get your man clean, once your guy smells this body wash he will want it. And once he uses it and feels how great his skin feels AFTER his shower, he will ask you to buy it again and again. And once you see how little it costs, you WILL buy it over and over again. Fragrances are manly yet subtle. Won’t dry skin out like traditional bars of soap and will leave his skin freshly scented and feeling soft. Plus, you will love nuzzling into his neck to smell that gentle scent of clean.
Crest 3D White 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects (Target, $53): Boost his confidence by brightening his smile. Whiter teeth are synonymous with good health and great hygiene. Easy to apply and quick activation, he can put these on during his commute to the office and be whiter and brighter by the time he arrives.
Sally Hansen Simple Spa Wax Refill Kit (Wal-Mart $9.48):One of the most commonly neglected grooming area for a man is one that should get the most attention. We ALL can relate to looking at a man who has big, thick hair sticking out of his nose. Gross. Nose trimmers are painful, tweezing is even worse. Train your guy to pull them all out with one tug and minimal pain. He will not only breathe better but will also not be THAT GUY with the unruly nose hair.
The Finest Shave Deluxe Sampler for Him ($25; Sephora): This set includes all the tools he’ll need for a luxurious and smooth shave. With a soothing lip balm, refreshing and moisturizing shave creams, a daily facial scrub, a conditioning treatment, and a soothing after-shave gel from brands like Anthony Logistics for Men, Jack Black, The Art of Shaving and more. Try them all and then bring the included certificate to any US Sephora store to redeem a full-size version of your favorite featured product at no extra cost. It’s a great pampering essential while also being an indulgent gift!
Sephora Favorites Deluxe Fragrance Sampler for Him ($50; Sephora): Fragrance is one of the top categories shopped for by men at Sephora. This fragrance set offers 12 samples of Sephora’s most stylish men’s fragrances from brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy and more! You can try them all and then once you’ve decided which is best suited for you, you take the exclusive scent certificate into any Sephora store to redeem a full-size bottle of your favorite featured fragrance. It’s the best gift for someone when you’re not quite sure what to get!
Anthony Logistics for Men Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash ($22; Sephora): Who doesn’t love a great multitasking product? It helps streamline routines and saves money by not having to buy multiple products! This two-in-one formula cleanses and conditions from head to toe with a woodsy, refreshing, and masculine scent.
Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 ($27; Sephora): Both women and men alike are aware that beauty begins with healthy skin so it’s really important to incorporate a skincare product that has SPF in it. Men are loving the Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 because it’s lightweight and acts a broad-spectrum sunscreen and advanced facial treatment all in one easy product.
GLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Device ($199; Sephora): Everyone wants to have a mega-watt smile and the GLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Device allows you to grin from ear-to-ear and show off your pearly whites in a great new way! This groundbreaking, at-home teeth whitening system gives you professional quality results at-home. It’s been clinically proven to whiten your teeth by eight shades – with an average of five shades in five days with no sensitivity! Plus, it’s an easy-to-use device that is super sleek!