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PRODUCT FOCUS: Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer – Review

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer

When it comes to my skincare, I usually avoid men-specific product ranges (unless they’re really great) as I’m all about scent and find that most men’s ranges are often fragranced with what brands presume men want their skincare products to smell like. A pretty scent is all part of the overall skin pampering experience and in some cases essential oils and other ingredients can provide … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream – Review

Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream

Ever since my obsession with beauty and grooming took hold, I’ve been a huge fan of Dr. Hauschka’s skincare range. Not only do the products feel great on the skin and smell divine, but they are packed with natural ingredients that, quite simply, get results. For no particular reason, Dr. Hauschka went off my beauty radar for a couple of years but I reconnected with the brand recently and … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Shiseido Men Anti-Shine Refresher – Review

Shiseido Men Anti Shine Refresher

Skin fact: men’s skin produces more sebum than women’s. This often means our skin ages slower, but it also leads to shine. My T-zone (forehead, nose and chin area) gets pretty shiny so I’ve tried lots of anti-shine products over the years, but the one I always go back to is Shiseido Men Anti-Shine Refresher. This wonder product looks and feels like a moisturising gel so it’s great for a … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Yon-Ka Hydra No.1 Hydrating Skincare Range – Review

Yon-Ka Hydra No.1

When preventing fine lines and premature skin ageing, hydration is key. Before a recent sun holiday I armed myself with skincare essentials from Yon-Ka’s Hydra No.1 range and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. My skin remained hydrated, soft and refreshed looking throughout my trip, despite several long flights, numerous boat trips, a few late nights and long days spent lying in … [Read more...]

HAIR LOSS PREVENTION: Nioxin Cleanser, Scalp Revitaliser and Scalp Treatment – Review


Our hair really is our crowning glory and if you’re lucky enough to still have it then you should do everything you can to hang on to it. There are several options for preventing hair loss; from lotions and potions to supplements and surgery. Some work, some don’t. Preventing hair loss has long been an obsession of mine, and the latest weapon in my arsenal of prevention is Nioxin, a … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE’S BIRTHDAY: Win a Remington Wet Shaver Worth €100

Remington WETECH Waterproof shaver

One for the boys today! Shower, shave and go with the new Remington WETech Shaver, delivering a superior trim with steel blades and an improved flexing head to closely follow the contours of the face, plus longer lasting lithium battery power and cordless action. 100% waterproof for a quicker, cleaner shave, the Remington WETech Shaver, which can be used with both shaving gel or foam, not only … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Micro Pedi Man – Review

Photo Martina Regan

Following several weeks of long distance running training, the soles of my feet took a bit of a battering. An upcoming holiday meant my feet would be on display so it was time to break out the big guns. Recommended by Irish Olympic athlete Robert Heffernan, the Micro Pedi Man is a hand-held device – much like a sander – that gently buffs away dry, hard and rough skin on the feet to ensure … [Read more...]

SCENT OF A MAN: Guess Seductive Homme Blue – Review

Guess Seductive Homme model

A man’s perfect scent can become an absolute style essential. The people at Guess know a thing or two about creating the perfect pair of jeans, but they also like to dip their toes in the fragrance market from time to time. Guess Seductive Homme’s advertising campaign features Italian model Luca Loy seducing his female co-star in sunny Malibu. Nice work if you can get it! Notes of spicy … [Read more...]

BEAUTY TREATMENT: Meso Vytal Vitamin Boosting Facial at Akina Dublin – Review

Meso Vytal Vitamin Boosting Facial

I’m always up for trying out the latest beauty treatments, so I jumped at the chance of trialling the new Meso Vytal Vitamin Boosting Facial at Akina Beauty & Laser Clinic in Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Meso Vytal is billed as an alternative to some of the more invasive anti-ageing, wrinkle reducing treatments. It promises to awaken your skin and boost it full of vitamins and hydration. Yes … [Read more...]

BEAUTY NEWS: Tom Ford to Launch Male Grooming Skincare Collection This Autumn

Tom Ford 2

If I had one, I’d sell my granny for a Tom Ford suit! The handsome designer is the epitome of the man with the Midas touch – literally everything he does is gold. From his fashion collections to his fragrances and make-up, they’ve all been huge worldwide hits. And now the boys are getting a look-in on the beauty front. The new grooming collection, Tom Ford for Men, will launch in the … [Read more...]