With the release of Baz Luhrmann's epic ‘The Great Gatsby' this summer, it appears the whole world has gone 1920s crazy. Tap into your inner Gatsby and the dandy daddy style of the roaring twenties with this selection of fresh, handmade male grooming products from the cosmetic delicatessen LUSH, a perfect way to celebrate Father's day in style! …
Clean cut, slicked back and immaculate hair symbolises the style of the twenties … use Dirty hair styling cream (70aed for 100g) to hold hair in place with a natural, matt finish. There's also linseed infusion and plant butters to keep your hair in good condition.
The 1920's gentleman has a smooth, clean shaven face. Prepare your skin for a close shave by exfoliating twice a week to scrub away any dead skin cells and to deal with any in-growing stubble. Choose an astringent cleanser like Ocean Salt (70aed for 100g) for a vigorous polishing action. This can be used in the shower for all over exfoliating; it contains limes, coarse sea salt and fresh grapefruit infusion. Added avocado butter, extra virgin coconut oil and seaweed absolute soften the skin and keep it supple.
Get a close shave and a smooth finish with Prince triple orange blossom shaving cream (60aed for 100g pot). More of a moisturiser than a foaming gel; it contains linseed mucilage and rose water to soften stubble for a really close shave; cocoa butter, almond oil and shea butter to leave the skin calm and soft; and beeswax to lock in moisture and provide a light coating for the skin to cushion it from the blade.
Follow with Cosmetic Lad moisturiser (130aed for 45g) that contains soothing aloe vera gel, shea butter and cocoa butter. The Gatsby lifestyle with late nights can cause skin to dehydrate so this great multi-purpose product can help replenish lost moisture; calm, heal and protect the skin after shaving; and reduce redness.
Treat the odd blemish with the antiseptic treatment gel Grease Lightning (65aed for 45g) and soothe any sore skin with the multi-purpose Ultrabalm (90aed for 45g); can be used for chapped lips, flyaway hair, to tame stray eyebrows or even keep your moustache in place.
Complete the Dandy persona with a dab of The Voice of Reason (prices start at 50aed), a fragrance reminiscent of smoky basement clubs, exhaled through jazz trumpets and wrapped in mischief. With the strong aroma of French Gitane cigarettes and espresso, sandalwood and tonka bean are major ingredients.
To pick up these and many more ethical, cruelty free cosmetics visit Lush shops nationwide at Mirdiff City Centre, Deira City Centre, The Dubai Mall, Mercato Mall in Dubai and AL Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. For shop details and Lush Online, log onto www.lush.ae.
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