Mid - February and this means Valentine's day!! All of us have started to see the red hearts everywhere now, chocolate, dinner offers and love cards!
I think that we need to demonstrate the love every day and the 14th February it is just a date to mark on the calendar, however, I love to be spoiled, go out for dinner and spend a good day with my other half, have the excuse to eat chocolate and drink prosecco.
Nevertheless, I am always uncertain about what to gift, so this year I have created this gift guide for what I think a man would love to have this day. For me, I like a small gift for Valentines, nothing excessive or mega expensive, just something that the other person will appreciate and use. This year I have focused on my skin treatment and here is my list in collaboration with Maleskin.
1 FACIAL CLEANSER OR FACE WASH
ANTHONY GLYCOLIC FACIAL CLEANSER
Perfect to deep clean, clear and purify the skin on your weekly routine. This product contains 4.9% glycolic acid that gently exfoliates your skin, it is free from paraben and does not produce foam. Ideal to use before shave as it prevents razor bumps and ingrowing hairs. You can find it here.
2 EXFOLIANT SCRUB
4V00 DISTINCT MAN DEEP EXFOLIATION SCRUB
Another great product, probably a bit pricey, but worthy and effective. This product will help to remove the excess oil, dirt and dead skin. The product combines spherical mineral particles, with plant and marine extracts to accelerate the exfoliation process.
3 SHAVING PRODUCTS
This is a bit personal, so I have decided to include two products, my favourite and a new one that I have tried and works perfectly.
JACK BLACK BEARD LUBE
Since I tried this product, it has become my number one choice replacing any foam shaving gel. This product helps to soften the shaving process, it feels good like you are putting a moisturiser on. It is rich in nourishing fatty acids and phospholipids, the Beard Lube binds moisture to the skin creating a smooth, effortless glide while preventing irritation, nicks and cuts. You can find it here.
BRITISH BARBERS SHAVE BUTTER
As I said before, I understand that the beard lube can be a personal choice, but this one is a product that you will succeed with. The shave butter is ideal for thick stubble and all type of skins and provides nourishment to the skin to reduce any irritation from the razor for a softer luxurious shave.
BULLDOG SENSITIVE AFTERSHAVE BALM
After speaking about the shaver products, I need to include an aftershave. If you have read me before, you will know already that my skin is sensitive and irritates easily when I shave, if this happens to your partner, here is one of my new founds. This product contains baobab oil, oat oil and willow herb. It is more like a cream and it is not as liquid and sticky as others that I have tried, which is good, and the best thing is that it smells nice like a soft milk, it remembers to a bath lotion. Available here.
There is a whole range of moisturizer, and this time I have chosen a selection of Henri Lloyd Skin Protection. Remember that it is a daily product that helps to keep your skin hydrated all day so with this one, do not mind spending a bit more.
OCEAN MINERAL MOISTURISER
With SPF15 protection, this moisturizer will protect your skin against the UVA and UVB rays. It contains marine extracts and ocean minerals that refresh, hydrate the skin up to 12 hours. The moisturizer is formulated specially to target and fight signs of ageing, namely skin dullness, fatigue and stress. You can find it here.
OCEAN MINERAL SUN DEFENCE CREAM AND TINTED MOISTURISER
The sun defence cream comes with SPF30, which is perfect for winter if you going to ski and summer. This cream also includes all the ocean minerals, it is easy to apply and fast absorbing.
The tinted moisturiser, as well as the first moisturiser, includes SFP15, the difference is that this one includes a subtle tint to cover up any skin imperfections as spots, marks or dry skin. You can buy both products here.
6 EYE ROLL-ON
L’ORÉAL MEN EXPERT PURE POWER
My life shaver! I have been using this product for a long long time because I always wake up with dark marks on my eyes. The one that I present you today is a new one that Maleskin sent to me last week and I think is going to be my new number one. This product is designed to combat fades marks and dries spots in 3D, it comes with an icy metal ball which is easy to use for targeted application and brings an instant cooling effect, apply from the start to the end of the eye without pressing hard during 2 or 3 times. Find it here.
And this is my Valentines gift list, let me know if you like these products and how you are going to spend your valentines.