Beauty Clinic: Can you recommend some men's skincare?
Q. Could you please suggest some male grooming products, particularly for after shaving? My partner suffers with a very red-looking and sore rash after each shave, which can look as if he has rubbed stinging nettles on his neck. So I am after something calming and soothing to relieve the discomfort. A. Pharmacist Shabir Daya recommends a product called Stuf Shave Gel by Derma E Skin Care, which contains aloe and chamomile to soothe and calm inflammation, plus allantoin to help hydrate the skin. The formulation, which is free from sulphates and parabens, also includes pycnogenol, a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing ingredient. The rich silky gel should help your partner to a precision shave, however heavy and tough his beard. Plus he should find it helps prevent razor burn and skin irritation, during and after shaving. Shabir Daya also suggests ‘it might be prudent to consider a product like Tend Skin Solution to get his skin over the razor burn’. Tend Skin, works efficiently for razor bumps and burn, also ingrowing hair (great for women who experience skin irritation related to hair removal too).
We had a nostalgia moment the other day walking down Curzon Street, in London’s West End, meanwhile, and passing by Trumpers, more properly known as Geo F Trumper, www.trumpers.com.
This is the legendary mecca of shaving where gentlemen still visit for the sheer luxury of being shaved by an expert. They even offer a Shaving School, a one on one session with a barber ‘where customers can learn the best technique for their skin-type and how to perfect their shave’. (Think how lovely it would be as a Valentine’s Day present too – for both partners!)