We’ve tried a lot of products here at HNTRISM headquarters. Some good, some bad. So, we thought we’d put together a list of some of our absolute favorites to help navigate the jungle of skincare options out there. You could consider them to be a guilty pleasure, but you’re sure to up your grooming game with any one of these products.
Invigorating, yet soothing and made from natural ingredients free from synthetic dyes and fragrance. LATHER uses eco-friendly packaging across its line and encourages recycling in their boutiques. The lavender essential oils not only smell good but help soothe redness and irritated skin. It has a low foaming lather that easily glides across the skin, and a little goes a long way. This ultra-mild face wash rinses clean without leaving any residue on the skin. Non-drying formula is great for all skin types.
Aesop has gained a cult-like following. And after testing out products from their line, it's easy to see why. The packaging is enough to sell us, but what’s inside is what counts. You can feel the quality of the ingredients the moment you use it. Natural essential oils combine to give this body wash an intoxicating scent. The combination of citrus and geranium give this body wash an uplifting aroma. The rich formula lathers up nicely, so a little goes quite a long way. The non-drying formula cleanses away dirt without stripping away the natural oils on the skin’s surface.
While not technically a night cream, Somme Institute Skin Reset is perfect when used right before bedtime. Somme Institute has put a great deal of research into developing anti-aging products, and it shows in this cream. The texture is a little thick and it has an unusual scent that almost smells like Play-Doh. But in a good way, of course! Formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you can actually feel your skin tightening after applying, all without drying the skin. It doesn’t take long before you can actually see the results. Pure luxury for your skin.
We’re convinced that this is the best moisturizer out there for daily use. The light texture moisturizes the skin without feeling oily or leaving a residue on the skin’s surface. It absorbs quickly into the skin and smells fantastic. Malin+Goetz is another one of those brands that have gained a cult-like status. Great for most skin types including sensitive skin and problem skin. Skin looks vibrant and healthy without clogging pores. You can’t go wrong with this moisturizer.
This shaving cream is fantastic! Instead of foaming up, the cream forms an emollient base between the skin and the razor. This allows the razor to glide across the surface of the skin, reducing irritation normally associated with the shaving process. You actually get a closer shave with this type of formula than you would with typical shaving creams. Rich moisturizers and antioxidants soothe and nourish the skin after use and the blend of essential oils leaves a light scent, nothing overpowering. Shaving never felt so good.
And speaking of pleasurable shaving, Bolin Webb makes razors unlike any others on the market today. The signature curve of the handle is both sleek and a little sexy as well. The performance and design of the handle make shaving a breeze. The fact that these handles are compatible with blades that are readily available makes them convenient to own. And who wouldn’t want one of these works of art? Luxury personified, the Prestige R1 blends exceptional craftsmanship with an award-winning design.
Comme Des Garçons has been breaking the rules for a long time now, whether in fashion or in retail or in their fragrance line. Blackpepper is no exception. CGD has created a line of fragrances that make bold statements without making one’s eyes water. Hardly aggressive, the smell of peppercorns is there but is artfully balanced with a soft wood-like scent with a hint of incense. Gentle wood and spice are the prevalent notes in an alluring blend that draws people in without overpowering.