Grooming Awards- Face & Hair

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Admit it: you care just as much about your looks as the average pretty boy. One two many hangovers, late nights in the office and the stress of making ends meet will definitely take it’s toll on your mug—and mane. The daily grind ain’t no joke; and thinning hair, pesky breakouts and undereye bags are just a few ways that it can jack up your looks. Lucky for you we found the recipe for face and hair perfection. Maintain your fly with these must-have buys.

 

FACE MASK:

EVOLUTION MAN RESURFACING CLAY MASK

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$48; evolution-man.com

Face masks aren’t just for women. You deserve to get your brightest, smoothest, blemish-free life just as much as the opposite sex does. This one scores big thanks to all-natural ingredients like green tea, aloe vera and lemon grass (translation: no crazy side affects). The closest thing you’ll get to that spa life without leaving the crib, this one is easy to apply and leads to game-changing results within minutes. Added bonus–the grey hue feels as masculine as you can get while wearing some beautifying-‘ish on your face.

It improved my skin’s texture and left a nice glow. I felt refreshed; it doesn’t feel like the average skin mask.

-Young Paris, Roc Nation Recording Artist

STYLING CREAM:

SCOTCH PORTER HAIR BALM

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$15; scotchporter.com

Fight frizz and dry scalp with this moisture-boosting remedy that works wonders on curly, wavy or straight hair. But don’t OD–a dime to quarter-sized amount applied to damp hair goes a long way. Marshmallow Root, Agave Nectar and Broccoli Seed Oil define strands without stiffness or annoying product buildup after repeated use.

After my braids were about a week old I used it to keep the frizziness down. It has a nice creamy texture and held well throughout the day.

-Aurora Anthony, Recording Artist

Check out this brief tutorial on completing your look using Scotch Porter’s Hair balm:

FACE WASH:

NEUTROGENA HYDROBOOST EXFOLIATING CLEANSER

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$8.99; neutrogena.com

This lightweight gel-cream cleanser has tiny granules that rid your mug of dirt and grime in seconds. A little goes a long way; the active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, increases skin’s hydration levels, fighting dryness just in time for the winter.

Some scrubs can be harsh, but this one is gentle enough for daily use. There’s no overpowering scent and it does the job without drying out skin.

-Marielle Bobo, CASSIUS Executive Director, Style & Special Projects

 

ACNE TREATMENT:

MENSCIENCE ADVANCED ACNE PADS

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$24.00; menscience.com

Skip the headache of applying gross, anti-acne goop to your breakouts. These convenient pads pack plenty of punch thanks to maximum strength salicylic acid, glycolic acid, tea tree extract and witch hazel. Apply to your face, neck, chest, shoulders and back to keep your skin on point.

It significantly cleared my skin and prevented acne breakouts.

-James Love, CASSIUS Assistant Editor, Style & Culture

FACE MOISTURIZER:

LA PRAIRIE LINE INTERCEPTION DUO ANTI-AGING DAY-NIGHT CREAM

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$350; laprairie.com

There’s a reason dermatologists consider La Prairie the Maybach of skincare. The brand’s scientists spend countless hours in the lab devising next-level formulas to keep you as ageless as Pharell. This latest launch features the brand’s trademark Cellular Complex, aimed at skin rejuvenation. The dope packaging has two separate chambers for both day and night formulations.

Applying this daily formula felt like indulging in a luxe spa treatment. The lightweight formula leaves skin glowing.

-Marielle Bobo, CASSIUS Executive Director, Style & Special Projects

EYE TREATMENT:

DR.JART+ WATER FUSE HYDRO SOOTHE EYE GEL

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$42; sephora.com

Last night got a little too lit and it shows. Nix bags and refresh tired eyes with this miracle gel. The instant cooling effect, thanks to hero ingredients Arnica & Bromelain, aid in depuffing while fighting fine lines and redness. Apply a small amount to your fingertip, dab around the eyes, then just let it do its thing. You can thank us later.

This eye cream has a beautiful texture that feels very smooth and dries easily.

-Igee Okafor, Lifestyle Blogger, igeeokafor.com

SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER:

DOVE MEN+CARE INVIGORATION IGNITE 2-IN-1 SHAMPOO

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$4.99; amazon.com

From freeing up space in your medicine cabinet to helping you cut costs, multi-tasking products are a man’s best friend.  This shampoo+conditioner combo strengthens strands using taurine and ginger, two naturally-derived ingredients.

This one has a great lather, which I love. Feels like a really thick, solid wash.

-Jovel Roystan, Menswear & Lifestyle Blogger, jovelroystan.xyz

 

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