Steve King, is a Men’s Grooming Expert, broadcaster and journalist. He is a former editor of Men’s Health Magazine, as well as numerous women’s magazines. He was also the resident expert on Channel 4’s Richard & Judy Show and wrote fashion and grooming columns in both The Sunday Express and The Mail on Sunday.
He is the foster parent to three children, aged 11, six and three-years-old and is a true believer that women are not the only ones who need a helping hand in the “looking their best” department.
Steve is a grooming guru to be reckoned with and will stop at nothing to help turn the nation’s men into “Dishy Daddies!”
(Follow him on Twitter too – he now has more than 320,000 followers – check out why… TWITTER @findstevek)
My round-up of grooming goodies this month is a cracker folks. I’ve got some fantastic products to share with you. I’d like to offer you a smorgasbord of things to tempt you into looking younger, feeling better and turning back the clock…
Clinique For Men Oil Control Mattifying Moisturizer, 100ml, £23
This is a brand-new product for guys and is quite brilliant. I’m in love with it and you will be too- after the first time you try it. I’ts lightweight formula controls oil for a matte, shine-free look – which is brilliant as there is nothing worse than moisturising and looking slick and wet.
It’s oil-free hydration improves skin strength too and it is easy to use by smoothing onto the face and neck. A winner and a future best-seller for sure.
Ojon Rare Blend Infusion Shampoo, 250ml & Ojon Rare Blend Deep Conditioner, 150ml; £21 & £29 respectively
Now shampoo and conditioners don’t normally excite me in any way – but when I got my hands on this dynamic duo – what can I say? I was convinced this was a revelation in haircare. Wow. What else can I say. Simply a wonderful combination of products that are just fantastic.
Fortified with a rare blend of legendary “healing” oils including pure Ojon™Oil, the shampoo nourishes to restore every time you wash your hair. Beads of antioxidant-rich Rouge Oleifera release on contact to revive and bring vibrant life to parched, damaged hair. Hair is visibly rejuvenated. And coconut cleansers formulated without sulfates help protect hair’s vital natural oils. while the conditioner is almost good enough to eat!
It contains two potent phases: The amber is a restorative blend of 7 rare oils including pure hair-repairing Ojon™ Oil plus African Shea, Brazilian Muru Muru, and Indian Kokum butters. And the ivory is a moisture-rich cream infused with deeply nourishing plant-derived conditioners.
Just a dollop softens, hydrates and helps restore high-gloss shine and healthy look to even the most dry, damaged hair. Try it and you will be hooked. Stockists: www.ojon.co.uk
Smashbox BB Cream Eyes, £19
Now before you all run screaming for the hills, I’m being serious. it’s not full on mascara, guy liner – it’s just a nifty little pen (in five shades) that you can use to cover-up any little imperfections – particularly if you’ve had a heavy night – lack of sleep, too much to drink, late nights working. That got your attention.
You simply dab a little of this magic on the affected area, rub in gently and – voila – blemishes and bags appear normal. You choose a colour closest to your skin tone and when it’s applied not even the boys in the gym would know. Give it a go – and hide it from your better half. They’ll only steal it! Stockists. www.smashbox.co.uk
Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil, £14.90
Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil is an aromatic body treatment oil for massage, bath therapy and deluxe skin conditioning – well that’s the official blurb – to me it is quite simply a new wonder of the world. It not only leaves skin feeling fantastic but it has therapeutic benefits thanks to the concentrated essential oils which enhance muscle relaxation and reduce stress while stimulating the senses. It’s a multi-functional oil that can be used as a stress relieving scalp treatment, for body massage or added to the bath. You’ll not be able to live without it – promise.
Lab Series Max LS Skin Recharging Water Lotion, £23
Oh this is good guys. It works best with the rest of the Max LS range, but I found great results using it as a stand alone product in my grooming arsenal. MAX LS Recharging Water Lotion is a spray-pump formula that removes dead surface cells, revealing younger, fresher skin. Its that simple. The product normalises the skin’s pH level, bringing it back to balance, so skin feels invigorated, toned and prepped for whatever you decide to use next.
Quick, easy, and fantastic results. It’s worth it! Stockists: www.labseries.co.uk
Elemis Pro-Collagen Treats, £49 (worth £78.50)
I’m always raving about the Pro-Collagen Range – so when this little num,ber came up, I just had to let you know.
It contains: Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 105g FULL SIZE
Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment 15ml FULL SIZE
Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm deeply cleanses the skin while Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment helps smooth and firm the delicate eye area. It comes in a great little box and is brilliant to use.
I wouldn’t be without either of these products and neither should you. Stockists: www.timetospa.co.uk