We’re about a week and a bit into the new year and according to research, most new year’s resolutions have failed by now. In fact only 8% will succeed with their new year wishes. If you promised yourself a new you in 2017, I’m here to keep you on track with a selection of grooming products to keep you looking your best for the year ahead. Here’s a selection of products and tools that I think you have to try in 2017:
Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries Black
Smiles are only getting whiter and brighter, and a must have in 2017 are your pearly whites on show. Keep your teeth healthy and clean with the Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries Black. There’s very little this brush can’t do! It removes 100% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush and comes equipped with four brush heads designed to floss, whiten, clean and even calm sensitive teeth. The Oral B Pro 7000 Smart Series features Bluetooth 4.0 technology which pairs with the Oral B app providing you with useful information to improve the efficiency of your brushing and even entertain you, so you reach your brushing goal. The brush is also equipped with pressure senses which alert you if you’re brushing too hard which can lead to sensitive teeth. Oral-B Pro 7000 SmartSeries Black RRP $299. Available exclusively to Shaver Shop stores nationally.
Dessata Barber Brush
The hipster trend is on its way out and the well-groomed gentleman is on the rise in 2017. Whether your hair is your crown and glory or maybe even your beard, make sure you look dapper in 2017 with the Dessata Barber Brush. Created for men who like to take care of their beards, it features 237 triple height bristles to reduce strain on the beard to minimise pulling and breakage. Now while I don’t have a beard I use the Dessata Barber Brush on my hair, and it’s ideal for keeping hair smooth and reducing knots. It’s also 30% smaller than the original Dessata Barber Brush and features a sleek design with a gold moustache and bristles. Dessata – Barber Brush $26.95. Available online from the Dessata website.
Foreo Luna 2 for Men
Put your best face forward with the Foreo Luna 2 for Men designed to leave your skin looking smoother and clearer. This sonic facial cleansing brush harnesses the brands ‘T Sonic’ Pulsation technology which gentle removes dead skin cells and rids pores of 99.5% of dirt and oil revealing a clearer and more youthful look. The Foreo Luna 2 for Men can also be used pre-shave to achieve a closer and smoother shave. Unlike other cleansing devices on the market, the Foreo Luna 2 for Men is constructed of non-porous silicone that resists bacteria build-up to be up to 35x more hygienic than standard bristled cleansing brushes. The Luna 2 for Men is also cost effective as you don’t have to replace any parts. In clinical trials, men experienced 100% comfortable shave, 93% reported more refreshed skin and 97% said they noticed firmer looking skin. Foreo Luna 2 for Men $249. Available in Australia from the RY.com.au website.
Skinstitut Moisture Defence Ultra Dry
If this is the year you’re getting serious about your skincare, then you need a moisturiser that delivers serious results. Skinstituts new Moisture Defence Ultra Dry moisturiser has been developed for those with dry skin or who are concerned about premature ageing. It’s formulated with Progeline – a powerful biomimetic peptide – along with Olive Fruit and Green Tea extract to hydrate skin while improving the appearance of lines and loss of elasticity. Moisture Defence Ultra Dry also features smoothing, anti-inflammatory and healing benefits making it suitable for anyone who suffers from irritated or itching skin caused by conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Skinstitut Moisture Defense Ultra Dry $49. Locate your nearest Skinstitut retailer.
Remington Rapid Cut Hair Clipper
If your hairstyle is short, shaved or sharp the product you must this year is the Remington Rapid Cut Hair Clipper. This clever hair clipper features an ergonomic design which fits in the palm of your hand with premium curved blades which mould to the scalp for the perfect cut. One of my favourite features of this product is it’s completely showerproof making it convenient for the gents which shave their heads in the shower, and it’s incredibly easy to clean. The Rapid Cut Hair Clipper also comes with nine combs to achieve your desired length. Best of all this product features a 40-minute battery life so you’re not constantly recharging and its self-sharpening blades mean minimal maintenance for this device. Remington Rapid Cut Hair Clipper $99.95. To locate your nearest stockist visit the Remington website.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50 Nutritive Oil
It’s the season for sunscreen and while I’m not going to sit here and rattle off why sunscreen is super important (especially in the Australia), what I will say is the higher in SPF, the better! Unfortunately, a lot of sunscreens on the market get thicker and heavier when the SPF protection increases but not La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50 Nutritive oil. This light-weight oil nourishes the skin and delivers a satin skin finish without being sticky. Skin is protected from sunburns, skin reactions and cell damage from UV rays and is two hours water resistant. This product features a hypoallergenic fragrance and has been tested under dermatological control and may be suitable for those with dry or sensitive skin. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50 Nutritive Oil $36.99. Locate your nearest stockist.
Hugo Boss – Bottled Intense
2016 was the year of intense fragrances, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Intensify your presence in 2017 with Hugo Boss Bottled Intense. This new edition of the Classic Boss Bottled fragrance features 1/3 stronger concentration of precious oils making the original fragrance headier and more luxurious. Boss Bottled Intense bursts with refreshing notes of crisp green apple, orange blossom and geranium, followed by woody notes of sandalwood, cedarwood and creamy vanilla at its base. This fragrance is ideal for wear both day and night, so there won’t be an occasion which isn’t suitable. Hug Boss Bottled Intend 100ml $128. Available from selected Myer and David Jones Stores along with Hugo Boss Boutiques.
Obagi Professional C-Serum 20%
I cannot stress the importance of using a serum at night so if you’re not using one make this the year you start. While there are hundreds of serums on the market for both men and women, an ingredient known for its incredible benefits to the skin is Vitamin C. Obagi Professional C-Serum 20% delivers a concentrated dose of this powerful vitamin (absorbic Acid) to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C also instantly brightens skin, retains moisture levels, improves pigmentation, neutralises free-radicals and compliments collagen production. Obagi Professional C-Serum is available in three concentrations with 20% best suited to normal-to-oily skin types, while 15% is suited to all skin and 10% for dry or sensitive skin. Obagi Professional C-Serum 20% $99.95. Obagi Professional C-Serums are available for purchase at cosmetic clinics, dermatologists and plastic surgeons. Visit the Obagi website to locate your nearest retailer.
Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque
Let’s face it; there are going to be times throughout the year when we’re going to be stressed or tired, and these effects will reign havoc on our skin. Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque is there for these moments in life to replenish skin with rich antioxidants. Formulated with a blend of botanicals to soothe the skin and vitamins A, C and E to help repair damaged or ageing skin, this powerful masque will remedy dull, dry, dehydrated and lacklustre skin returning it to its former glory. Use it once or twice a week or whenever your skin is in need of a well-deserved boost. Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque $73.50. Available online from the Dermalogica website and selected national stockists.