Culture. Style. Taste.
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The Dapper Gentleman: Men’s Grooming Must-Haves

Male grooming and cosmetics are as mainstream as ever (thank goodness). With this surge in popularity comes an array of must-have skincare crucial for daily upkeep and presentation.

From shaving essentials to complexion rescuers, here are some of the products that will keep you guys looking and feeling sharp.

On the Cutting Edge

Proper shaving techniques can sculpt and enhance your face, all while contributing to a clean-cut appearance. Proper products—particularly those that prevent post-shaving irritation—are essential and can make the process more enjoyable.

Frustrated with razor bumps? Chances are, the real issue is your shaving cream. Choosing a product rich with moisturizing and soothing properties can go a long way in warding off irritation. The Ultimate Shave Cream – White Eagle from Kiehl’s has cooling menthol, as well as squalene and sesame oil that condition the skin.  Follow it with Facial Fuel – Energizing Moisture Treatment to invigorate your skin keeping it refueled, re-energized and revitalized.

To aid the skin post-shave and prevent redness, irritation and ingrown hairs, consider a salicylic acid-based exfoliant, like the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator. Available at Sephora, this product is the “holy grail” for many grooming aficionados.

The Smell of Success

A daily fragrance is a must for the gentleman on the go. It can lift spirits, inspire confidence and drive, and, if chosen carefully, become a signature trait. Who doesn’t want to be known for smelling nice?

With vibrant notes of orange blossom, grapefruit and lemon, Tom Ford’s Mandarino Di Amalfi fragrance—available at Bloomingdale’s—is perfect for smelling fresh and clean amid the South Florida heat. Mint and thyme further invigorate the scent and enhance its masculine appeal.

If the bowtie-accented bottle isn’t an indication, Bond No. 9’s The Scent of Peace is the boutique brand’s male counterpart to its #1 bestselling fragrance. Notes of bergamot and pineapple awaken the senses, while vetiver, cedarwood and patchouli add depth and complexity.

Looking to reveal your inner prince charming? Mysterious, aromatic and romantic are just a few words that describe the Cypress & Grapevine cologne from Jo Malone. Inspired by the ambience of hanging gardens, the scent includes notes of cypress, moss and grapevine. Cypress & Grapevine can also be paired together with Fig & Lotus Flower for a modern, invigorating combination.

A Fresh Face for a Fresh Outlook

Contrary to popular belief, skincare is not gender-specific. In addition to clearing out complexion woes, a solid skincare regimen is a personal health necessity—and it can actually be enjoyable! Here are several products to cleanse, moisturize, and protect your skin.

Sephora is an excellent one-stop shop for every skincare need. Jack Black’s Pure Clean Face Wash is a customer favorite. It contains gentle, yet effective, oat-derived surfactants paired with soothing aloe and rosemary extract for oil control.

Follow up with Drunk Elephant’s Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer. Described as a “shot of protein” for any skincare regimen, the lightweight cream conditions skin and supports firmness.

A must for everyone, Florida resident or otherwise, a daily sunscreen is an anti-aging lifesaver that also helps to prevent skin cancer and other dermatological conditions. Supergoop’s SPF 40 “Unseen” sunscreen—sold at Anthropologie—features a lightweight, gel texture that is invisible and scent-free, allowing for comfortable daily wear.

To shop these and other male grooming essentials, visit Aventura Mall today or call (305) 935-1110 to learn more.

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