Groomed for Movember: 12 Essentials for the Guy in Your Life

Groomed for Movember

By VITA Daily

Get primped and proper this Movember — whether you take up the cause with a full beard or a five-o’clock shadow. —Julia Parfenyuk    

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  • SMOOTH IT OUT

    By VITA Daily

    First things first: Exfoliate and remove any buildup of dead skin cells with Collezione Barbiere Cleansing Scrub from Acqua di Parma. Made in Italy, this iconic scrub has a blend of oils and micro grains of pumice stone that will leave your skin smooth and even-toned. $57 at holtrenfrew.com.

  • DO THE CLEANSE

    By VITA Daily

    Made for normal to sensitive and dry skin, Billy Jealousy White Knight Gentle Daily Facial Cleanser gently removes dirt and oil without drying your skin. It’s got a light, calming scent of bergamot, eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender, and gets bonus points for its SLS, paraben and artificial fragrance-free formula. $29.50 at menessentials.ca.

  • LATHER ON

    By VITA Daily

    Looking for a pampered shaving experience? This smooth, creamy Almond Shaving Cream by Taylor of Old Bond Street (a heritage British brand founded in 1854) will get you off on the right foot with its rich, sweet fragrance and texture. $15.80 at tayloroldbondstreet.ca.

  • GO BOTANICAL

    By VITA Daily

    Pick up Aesop’s Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet for a refreshing shave in one go. The Shaving Serum and Post-Shave Lotion are formulated with gentle and skin-calming botanicals for a razor-close shave without foaming, plus an irresistible woody, warm aroma. $105 at holtrenfrew.com.

  • THE REFRESH

    By VITA Daily

    Splash on this fresh Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Aftershave Lotion post-shave. It has a classically masculine fragrance, made with essential oils of lemon, thyme, rosemary, galbanum and patchouli. $47.50 at tayloroldbondstreet.ca.

  • SWEET HYDRATION

    By VITA Daily

    This hard-working Urth Antioxidant Face Complex moisturizer replenishes hydration with shea butter and hyaluronic acid, gently resurfaces skin with glycolic and salicylic acids, increases elasticity and soothes with chamomile and aloe. $58 at menessentials.ca.

  • BUMP RELIEF

    By VITA Daily

    Prevent and reduce painful razor bumps, ingrown hairs and razor burns with Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Razor Bump Relief. Made with soothing extracts of ginger root and willow herb, you’ll need this treatment in your cabinet. $37 at kiehls.ca.

  • COMB THROUGH

    By VITA Daily

    Give your beard and hair a fine brush-through with this laser-cut, hand-finished Model No. 3 medium-fine tooth comb by Chicago Comb Company, which is made in the USA of sleek stainless steel. $42 at chicagocombcompany.com.

  • STRIKE OIL

    By VITA Daily

    Dapper’s latest, the Black Tusk No.2 Beard Oil is made in Ottawa from cold pressed, 100% natural ingredients. Rub a few drops of this cypress and smoky cedar-scented oil (also packed with vitamins and antioxidants) into your beard and skin for softer, silkier hair. $25 at drakegeneralstore.ca.

  • AS CLOSE AS IT GETS

    By VITA Daily

    Get close with the German-engineered, hand-crafted Jack Black Double Edge Safety Razor. Invest in this high-quality piece for long-term shaving rituals. $160 at holtrenfrew.com.

  • Silky Smooth

    By VITA Daily

    This smooth, creamy Supreme Cream Triple Cushion® Shave Lather by Jack Black moisturizes with macadamia nut oil. At holtrenfrew.com.

  • WAX ON, WAX OFF

    By VITA Daily

    Made with all-natural ingredients (real beeswax, coconut, jojoba, lemon and tangerine and oils) and a fresh citrus scent that isn’t overwhelming, this Northern Beard Company Superior Citrus Wax will keep your beard and ‘stache conditioned and in check. $15 at menessentials.ca.

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