A pro at justifying a luxury splurge in the grooming department, I am thrilled to have joined forces with Neiman Marcus to curate a round-up of essentials for you guys. Literally, you GUYS. Today, August 19th, is National Men’s Grooming Day and a perfect time to evaluate your current shower and sinkside situations. And treat yourself. A mecca of all things prestige, Neiman Marcus offers countless solutions to upgrade and maintain your appearance using superb formulas from your favorite brands. With unbeatable online shopping perks, you’re a few clicks away from a new and improved self.
Following is a tight edit of my favorite Neiman Marcus finds for skin, body, hair, and fragrance. File under: luxe everything.
Molton Brown Ultrabar
Just because you’re a bar of soap kinda guy, don’t think you can’t appreciate the finer things in life. The Molton Brown Moisture-Rich Aloe & Karité Ultrabar is that very fine thing. Crafted to perfection, this British import is an everyman’s in-shower multi-tasker. Deep cleansing yet never drying, this nourishing bar is infused with Shea Butter and Aloe Vera, making it a safe pick for the face and body. In a pinch, the airy lather can even help you with a shave. The fresh and masculine blend of sandalwood and citrus is posh without trying. Also, it’s huge. $22 (8.8 oz.)
Omorovicza Soothing Shave
Hands down the fanciest shaving cream I’ve ever used. Known for the highest grade spa quality formulas, every Omorovicza product is fueled by mineral-rich Hungarian Thermal Water. And since Hungary has the highest number per capita of thermal springs anywhere in the world, the stuff is pretty incredible. Soothing Shave is a thin, lotion like solution that glides on with a cooling sensation and helps achieve the closest shave. Packed with countless botanical extracts, it leaves the skin feeling ridiculously smooth, soft, and conditioned. $30 (150ml)
La Mer The Treatment Lotion
One product from the famed La Mer line I recommend to every guy out there is The Treatment Lotion. Once per day, every day, splash some into the palm of your hand and press it into your freshly cleansed face. Instantly refreshing, this ultra hydrating solution feels absolutely weightless but delivers impressive soothing and brightening results. Infused with the legendary Miracle Broth (Algae Extract on steroids), it will address and correct uneven skin tone and any loss of firmness. It makes for a genius after shave treat and lasts forever. $140 (150ml)
Tom Ford Skin Revitalizing Concentrate
Leave it to the modern Godfather of grooming, Tom Ford, to deliver a most impeccable men’s skincare range. An absolute hero, the Skin Revitalizing Concentrate is an elegant serum face oil hybrid that will take your anti-aging routine to new heights of efficacy. The powerhouse formula is loaded with firming and rejuvenating plant oils, butters, and extracts including Evening Primrose, Jojoba, Coffee Seed, Squalane, Algae and Aloe. Two pumps of this potent complexion transforming medley will cover your entire face and while slightly oily at first, it will absorb within seconds. You’re gonna love the way you look. This one is worth its weight in gold. $150 (30ml)
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel UV Guard SPF 50+
A non-negotiable part of every daytime grooming routine, broad spectrum sunblock is the only ingredient that can protect against photoaging. That would be hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and loss of elasticity. You don’t want any of those. Expert on men’s active skincare, Kiehl’s delivers one of the most user friendly sunscreens in this Facial Fuel formula. Oil and fragrance free, it is so light, you will neither feel nor see a thing, yet it blocks all skin damaging and cancer causing UVA and UVB rays. Shake well, apply all over face and neck, and never skip this step. The portable slim bottle means you can keep one on you at all times. $38 (50ml)
Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Balm
This is why you need a jar of the Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Balm: you’re a dude, not a reptile. Treat yourself to this miraculous treatment and you will never have to deal with dry, itchy, or red skin again. Surprisingly non-greasy, the Coconut, Shea and Cacao base is enriched with skin protective Vitamin E that fights free radical damage and slows down the aging process. Use it on scars that you’d like minimized, elbows or as a hand cream before bed – the sleek black jar makes for a sophisticated accessory on any nightstand. The gender neutral scent is light and pleasant. Use sparingly because while it absorbs well, you don’t want to look shiny nor slippery. $80 (185ml)
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino All Over Body Spray
There’s a good chance you have a favorite fragrance or two in rotation but you haven’t lived until you indulge in Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino. This aquatic citrus with a crisp green layer nails a summer day vibe on the Italian Riviera. Adopting a casual approach to this luxe scent, the water based formula and aerosol delivery system are ideal after the gym, to freshen up on a humid day, or before heading out for happy hour. Smelling great is crucial. Just don’t overdo it – less is more. $67 (150ml)
Oribe Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste
The perfect finishing touch, this Oribe styling aid is all quality, no hype. Soft indeed, creamy and incredibly easy to work with, this melting paste delivers a light and manageable hold, a soft natural shine and a great texture to any hair type. Flexible enough for hair that is wet or dry, it provides a lasting effect with every application. Warm up a small amount, run your fingers through your hair, piece your signature creation, and admire it all day long. Fresh and never overpowering, the light fragrance is pure bonus. $38 (50ml)
Disclosure: I was compensated by Neiman Marcus to curate the above round up for National Men’s Grooming Day. All featured product was provided at no cost to me.