The curation of these October 2021 grooming launches is informed by cutting edge technology, ease of use and a new democratic approach to male beauty.
Rationale the Essential Six Collection: Each of the Australian brand’s range — conveniently labelled #1 for calming and soothing to #6 for firming and hydrating — is born from decades of researching a problem created from modern living. How does a skincare label address problems like the over- usage of mobile phones to being more mobile in real life? The answer is the six ranges that adapt to any skin type, state and lifestyle.
Chanel Le Lift Series: 30 years of research has led to two products from the French House that tackle two problems — the maintenance of one’s skin’s youth and making sure it remains matte (one often has to choose a product that solves either).TheLeLift Fluid (it dries to a soft matte finish) contains an alfalfa extract that is comparable to retinol without the usual sensitisation while the Le Lift Lip and Contour Care instantly smoothes and lifts the area around one’s lips.
Clé De Peau Beauté Synactif Neck & Décolleté Cream: The skin around one’s neck is thinner than that on the face and it produces even less oil, which means ageing is more accelerated around the neck (the most common sign is called turkey neck). Clé de Peau’s solution is a cream specifically formulated for use on the area (it is too rich to be used on the face) and comes with a massage tool for lymphatic drainage and contouring.
Dior Sauvage Elixir: Francois Demachy — Dior’s perfumer- creator — likens the flanker to the original perfume as an amplified version. The volume — rich sandalwood, musky amber and smoky Haitian vetiver — has been pumped up and choreographed with sweet liquorice and earthy patchouli. Sauvage Elixir is also a Parfum Concentré, the highest concentration of essential ingredients compared to a solid perfume.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix: The flanker to the iconic series can be used both day and night and preferably, with the cryo-steel wand included in its packaging—whichcoolstheskindown by two degrees to reduce puffiness while increasing micro circulation. One would also notice that the product’s 360° Mesh Matrix Technology reduces friction and excess tugging upon application.
Gucci Beauty Cushion De Beauté: The Gucci Beauty Cushion De Beauté solves one issue most of its counterparts do not — fighting modern problems like blue light (Titanium Dioxide) and pollution (Lipochroman and Butterfly Bush Extracts). It has a glowy finish that drier skins would benefit from but if one has oily skin, its medium coverage stretches to full when one powders over.
This story about the most exciting October 2021 grooming launches first appeared in our October 2021 issue.