5 grooming and cologne ideas for men

5 grooming and cologne ideas for men

Author: Canadian Living


5 grooming and cologne ideas for men

Skin care
Many men are still hesitant to incorporate "beauty" products into their routine, even when their skin needs a little help. Convince your man to give skin care a try by picking up one of these product options. He’ll thank you later.

Lancôme Men Energizer Gift Set, $65
This handy gift set has everything a man needs, including Lancôme Men Energizer Total (that's man-speak for moisturizer), cleansing gel and a trial size of shave foam.
Available at The Bay, Sears and other select stores and at

Clinique 3-Step System:
• Liquid Face Wash Regular Strength, $16.50
This formula gently and thoroughly cleanses the face and neck, leaving skin feeling fresh and comfortable. It can also prep skin for a comfortable shave.
• Scruffing Lotion, $14.50
Speeding up the skin's renewal process, this lotion helps control excess oil and lessens the chance of clogged pores.
• M Lotion, $24.50
Suitable for all skin types, M Lotion relieves skin dryness, soothes and provides moisture. It can also help ease shaving irritation and keep skin in good working condition.
Available at Clinique counters across Canada

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Shaving products
If your guy has dry, sensitive skin that is prone to razor burn, help him out with one of these products so you can both say goodbye to the days of toilet-paper-covered nicks.

Nivea for Men Moisturising Shave Foam, $3.49
Developed for normal to dry skin, this ultrarich foam, enriched with moisturisers and vitamins, helps prevent dry and tight skin, improving the skin's condition.
Available at drugstores

Kiehl’s Close Shavers Shaving Formula, $21.50
With a blend of spearmint, eucalyptus, cedarwood bark and rosemary oils, this shave oil protects, comforts and moisturizes skin. It's formulated for men with sensitive skin, ingrown hairs, razor burn or a tough beard.
Available at Kiehl’s stores across Canada;

Page 2 of 5Hair products
If he’s willing to lather and rinse, he’ll be more likely to repeat this behaviour when his eyes open to the world of hair care.

La Coupe Thicken 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner, $6.99
A no-nonsense and high-performance approach to hair care, its thickening formula improves hair quality and appearance and imparts fullness.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu and Zellers

Redken Get Groomed Finishing Cream, $13.99
This weight-free cream delivers light control, allowing styles to look clean-cut and well groomed. Silicone smoothes and enhances shine.
Available at salons; 1-866-9REDKEN

Page 3 of 5Natural products
If you’re forever trying to convince your natural, down-to-earth, likes-to-get-his-hands-dirty partner or family member to take better care of himself, you're in luck. All-natural products are becoming increasingly popular and with a new men’s line, Burt's Bees is guaranteed to please.

Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Travel Set, $24
These sample sizes double as ready-to-travel product and an introduction to the product line. The set includes Natural Skin Care for Men Cologne, Natural Skin Care for Men Aftershave, Natural Skin Care for Men Shave Cream, Natural Skin Care for Men Bar Soap, Natural Skin Care for Men Body Wash and Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm.
Available at drug and health stores

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Summery colognes
Citrus and floral scents are no longer reserved just for women. This summer, the latest trend in men’s cologne features top notes in both aromas, the perfect gift to start his season off on the right foot.

Clinique Happy For Men (50mL), $39.50
Based on the extremely popular scent for women, the male counterpart features cool, crisp citrus scents aimed at making those who wear it “happy.”
Available at Clinique counters across Canada

Lacoste Essential (75mL), $66
This cologne features aquatic citrus, tangerine, bergamot, tomato leaves and cassis and makes use of a patented time-release technology, meaning it'll last all day.
Available at The Bay, Sears and drugstores

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