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Best gift ideas for him this festive season from a male’s perspective and a female’s perspective. He said. She said.

Categories : Grooming

Skincare and cosmetic products are not usually at the top of the list for gift choices for a boyfriend. However, chances are the more popular options had been given and possibly repeated.

Skincare products, on the other hand, are such an important component of our daily lives. What better way to share it than as a gift to our significant other? It certainly suggests intimacy and care.

If he has a complex and layered routine, then new products could easily be incorporated into his daily habits. On the other hand, if he has a bare minimum routine of wash-and-go, with the most a moisturizer, be mindful of certain things to look for and avoid.

Things to avoid: Avoid any products relating to his sensitive areas, as he may think you are highlighting his flaws. Avoid personal hygiene products, as it may trigger defensive reactions. Avoid cologne as it is personal.

Things to look for: Products related to health, anti-ageing and maintenance. Preference for minimalist and simple packaging. Application of products has to be fuss-free. The texture should be non-greasy and scents not to be overpowering. Fun products.

He said. Corinths’s choices. Suggested gifts for him (in random order):

1. L’Oreal Men Expert White Activ Volcano Icy Liquid Foam and Gel Lotion

L’Oreal Men Expert White Activ Volcano Icy Liquid Foam and Gel Lotion

Packed with icy-freezing system and ultra-fresh hydration, L’Oreal White Activ Volcano Liquid Foam removes excess oil and keeps an intense cooling sensation.

As for L’Oreal White Activ Volcano Icy Gel Lotion, this unique transparent gel lotion formula empowered with volcano mineral extracts, is most importantly alcohol-free. The lotion is effective against whiteheads and helps lighten acne marks. Skin looks healthier. This fresh transparent gel lotion is very light, cooling and hydrating, fast-absorbing, non-sticky and non-greasy. With all the powerful soothing active ingredients that help to reinforce the skin’s natural resistance against daily aggressions, L’Oreal White Activ Volcano will be a great gift for this festive season.

2. Biotherm Homme Force Supreme Life Essence


Biotherm Homme Force Supreme Life Essence is intensely concentrated with high doses of Life Plankton. It is one of the best men skin treatments for ageing skin. Engineered as water-based essence, the ultra-concentrated liquid instantly smooths the skin and instantly penetrates into the skin leaving a great light and refreshing feeling. This is one perfect gift For Him who loves to maintain youthful looks and staying hydrated all day.

3. Billy Jealousy Hot Towel Pre-Shave Treatment

Billy Jealousy

No more boring shaving routines. Hot Towel Pre-Shave Treatment softens super-tough beards with a blend of botanicals, resulting in an irritation-free finish. Zeolite, a water-activated heating agent, softens and conditions the beard for easier removal. Kaolin clay absorbs impurities and excess oils while sealing in moisture. Natural fruit oils condition and moisturize the skin, leaving it silky smooth and radiant. Hot Towel Pre-Shave Treatment is recommended for tougher beards and skin. Great gift for your man to help him to achieve a smooth shaving experience.

She said. SLL’s choices. Suggested gifts for him (in random order): 

1. Biotherm UV Defense City Ultra Light Texture SPF 50/PA+++

Biothem UV defense ultra light texture SPF 50

Sunscreen protection should be an easier sell if dreamy Huge Jackman takes sun protection seriously. This Biotherm product comes in handy packaging that fits easily in the palm of the hand. The texture is light, glides easily and has a very non-obtrusive subtle scent. The bottle can easily fit in pockets and compartments in a computer bag for portability.

2. Tom Ford Brow Gelcomb

Tom Ford Gelcomb

Basically the whole range of products for Men from Tom Ford would make beautiful gifts, pricey price tags and all. The line is luxurious, beautifully packaged and simple. The Brow Gelcomb is a grooming product to tame and highlight a prominent feature of the face – the eyebrows. Twist the bottom to release the gel onto the brush. The gel is slightly tinted to subtly darken the brows while keeping them in shape. Groomed brows help bring attention to the eyes.

3. Neal’s Yard Remedy Rosemary & Cedarwood Hair Treatment

Neal's Yard Rosemary & Cedarwood hair treatment

According to the Dove Men+Care 2017 Men’s Hair Census, over 86% of American men surveyed felt that their hair is a reflection of their personal style. With 60% of the surveyed men wished their hair looked healthier and stronger.

Neal’s Yard Remedy Rosemary & Cedarwood Hair Treatment contains organic coconut oil, rosemary oil, lavender oil and cedarwood oil to condition hair and adds benefits to the scalp. It has a pleasing scent without being overpowering. Application is easy and straight forward. Massage into dry hair and scalp half an hour before washing with shampoo. Or if he has the habit of washing his hair in the morning, to leave it in overnight. This product is for all hair types to help restore body and shine.

He said. She said. features opinions or recommendations from a male writer and a female writer on skincare and makeup topics.

Corinths: Serious by day, laid back by night. Spend most of the time shopping or travelling and enjoys food the most.  Won’t lose out on any new grooming stuff. Offer him any delicious local made burger joint, he will be the first to stroll there and grab his share. Loves anything that relates to grooming and anything to make oneself radiant.

SLL: Likes no-fuss shopping and believes in informative choices. Keeps up-to-date with the latest trends though not necessarily follows them.