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DLA gift guide part I - Skincare & grooming products


As it’s 12 nights before Christmas I thought I might as well share few ideas in terms of what to buy as a gift - no matter are you looking something for yourself or for someone else. Or what I hope someone would buy me perhaps.

There will be 6 posts in total, all taking a look of some specific area, starting with skincare and grooming.

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Taking care of your (or your loved one’s) body, skin and hair are at least as important as taking care of your clothes - so be sure not to underestimate the meaning of good skincare & grooming products and the way they can make you feel.

When choosing a product one need to pay attention to the skin (or hair) type, the environment in which one is living, and the climate where the product will be used. In case you’re buying a gift to someone else, try to keep in mind and be informed what’s the right kind of product you’re looking for.

That being said, I like to think that these kind of products are not just individual products but also as part of your bathroom “decoration”. So it’s definitely not insignificant how the products or the packages to be exact you’re using look like. To be strict, that’s pretty much one of the most important things when making the decision. I personally like packages, cans and bottles that are simple, reduced and “sophisticated”.

In general this is a good category to go for gifts especially if you want to stay in the mind of the recipient as these are products that every man are (or at least should be) using every single day no matter is one staying at home or traveling.

Interesting names to check out

At the moment I’m personally a satisfied user of Clinique products but in case you’re looking for something new or to change your (or someone elses) daily range, here are three brands to check out.

Baxter of California - offering selection from shaving and basic skincare all the way to “lifestyle” products such as candles and car fresheners - was launched in Beverly Hills in 1965 with the first men specific grooming line in the US, which included Skin Toner for Men and Under Eye Concentrate for Men, all of which managed to satisfy the skincare needs of the leading men in Hollywood.

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Australian Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987 with a quest to create a range of superlative products for the skin, hair and body. All the products are developed at the company’s in-house custom-built laboratory, using both plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients of the highest quality and proven efficacy.

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By their own words, Prospector Co. is a product line for those who seek purpose and forethought in their skin and shave products. What began with pre-shave, post-shave and no-shave formulas for men has expanded to include wares for women, as well as categories in organic shaving, personal fragrance and interior scents, body creams and cleansers. Our products are free of harmful additives, artificial fragrances or colorings, using only quality, natural ingredients with discerning scent and archival influence. 

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Baxter of California products available at Opumo, Aesop at their own web store or via Trunk Clothiers and Prospector Co. from their website.

For my hair I personally use American Crew products, which seem to be at the moment on sale here.

Pictures via tyylit.fi.


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