Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:03:21 Europe/London
Get The Look - The Pop Crop
The Pop Crop, aka Brit Pop Crop, was hugely popular in the mid to late nighties and it’s making a come-back. Set to take the hair care world by storm, this slightly dishevelled look is fairly easy to achieve and is best suited to those with medium thickness and finer hair. Those with very thick hair may find this style difficult to achieve (see essential step 2).
1. Start with slightly damp/ towel dried hair.
2. If you’re hair is thick, use a conditioner beforehand to soften the hair and make it more pliable. For best results, always leave your conditioner on the hair for 60 seconds before rinsing. (Try Stemm Gold Fulvic Conditioner)
3. Have a hair dryer on hand and set it to medium heat. Don’t be tempted to use the highest setting as it will literally bake your products onto your hair and you’ll find it tricky to style.
4. Once you’ve got the look, set the hair in place with a quick spritz of hairspray.
The products you'll need:
We turned to the chaps at Fish Soho for the low-down on this retro look and asked them the quickest and easiest way to secure the Pop Crop. Here’s what they had to say;
Monday, 10 April 2017 16:03:09 Europe/London
Hylamide Hydra Density Mist
A summer super hero, Hydra Density Mist has the ability to charge the skin with moisture with an oil-free, shine-free, skin soothing formula. Hyaluronic Acid has been hailed as the fountain of youth, namely because of its ability to retain 1000 times its own weight in water, but Hydra Density Mist has put the gear stick into first, put its foot to the floor and revved-up the moisture with the new skincare wonder ingredient, Glucuronic Acid.
The best way to describe Hydra Density Mist is to liken it to magnet. It attracts water to itself and compresses it into the skin giving a huge surge in moisture levels and retaining them. The skin instantly looks refreshed, soothed and full of vitality. If you’re looking for a quick-fix complexion booster then look no further.
Ingredients to note:
Glucuronic Acid - this is like plugging a hose into your skin, it quite literally packs the skin with hydration.
Purified Green Tea Polyphenols - adds anti-oxidant properties to the mist giving protection from free radical damage.
Golden Eye Grass Root - instantly soothes irritation and calms redness making Hydra Density Mist perfect after shaving.
Tasmanian Pepperberry - reduces signs of inflammation and redness leaving the skin looking more refined.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 10:25:31 Europe/London
Introducing Electric Ink Skincare
Where tattoos meet the latest in skincare technology
We are proud and excited, in equal measures, to announce the arrival of Electric Ink Skincare to The Grooming Clinic. Developed by a small team of Electric Ink junkies (aka. tattoo devotees), this small range of tattoo aftercare products helps your artwork bed-in with ease and maintains the colour and vibrancy of your showpiece.
The collection consists of 3 products all of which are infused with Liftonin®-Xpert to protect the colour and accuracy of your tattoo. Liftonin®-Xpert has anti-inflammatory properties to soothe and calm, helps to promote collagen synthesis to keep the skin firm and prevent any sagging and gently reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
This is a daily hydrating cream for tattoos. Once you tattoo has completely healed, apply this moisturiser every day after showering to keep the area hydrated and to support the internal dermal structure to prevent the shape of your artwork deteriorating.
This is a thick ultra-nourishing serum that boosts the colour of your tattoo using a unique cocktail of Vitamin C, Amino Acids and Inca Inchi Oil. Use daily.
This is an all-over body hydrator with the added bonus of tattoo nourishing properties. As well as the super-powerful Liftonin®-Xpert, Defining body Oil also contain Coconut Oil to inject a shot of hydration; Vitamin C to support skin health; Vitamin E Acetate to prevent dehydration and ageing, and White Lupin Seed Extract to improve elasticity and firmness. Use daily after showering.
Friday, 24 March 2017 12:52:25 Europe/London
5 Gentlemen’s Tonic products you have to know about
An insider’s guide to award-winning skincare
Gentlemen’s Tonic started as a luxury grooming establishment in the heart of Mayfair exclusively for men. The award-winning Babassu and Bergamot product line was launched in early 2008 and is designed to be used for men’s home grooming needs. It is entirely free from synthetic materials, harmful chemical additives and parabens. It is made in the UK with specially designed, stylish packaging which is 100% recyclable.
All of the core products have 2 key main ingredients; Babassu and Bergamot, both of which have specific qualities which benefit men’s skin.
Babassu oil is native to the Brazilian Amazon, it forms a protective, soothing coat on the skin. The oil also has an effective anti-ageing effect which helps cell regeneration and stopping collagen breakdown.
Bergamot acts as a great skin conditioner, it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which help in maintaining skin’s healthy complexion. It has a delicate citrus fragrance renowned for its uplifting and tension relieving actions, this is the main ingredient which makes up our signature fragrance for all our products.
Shaving is the foundation of Gentlemen’s Tonic. All of the shaving products have been developed with the expertise of their master barbers. Using a Pre Shave Oil is an essential part of a shaving routine helping to prepare and protect the skin. Using an oil under your shave cream acts as a barrier between the skin and razor blade allowing for a smoother and closer shave. Gentlemen's Tonic award winning Pre-Shave Oil contains Black Sesame Oil which is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants also helping protect against razor burn- always a good thing.
Traditional Shave Cream
The Traditional Shave Cream is one of the hero products, perfect for those who prefer a luxury, lathering shave experience at home. The Babassu oil protects the skin from drying out and Manuka Honey which is a unique ingredient is a strong anti-bacterial stimulant for the skin. This shave cream forms a rich lather and helps to achieve the perfect shave at home.
Soothing Aftershave Balm
The award-winning Soothing Aftershave Balm is perfect to use on freshly shaved skin and is ideal for men who skin is prone to dryness and sensitivity. Gently apply the Aftershave Balm to help nourish and hydrate the skin leaving it calm and rejuvenated. Shaving can be harsh on a man’s skin as it removes a layer of skin, nourishing and protecting it can make a whole world of difference to your post- shaving experience.
Daily Foaming Cleanser
Daily Foaming Cleanser is an effective way to cleanse your skin at the beginning and end of the day. It’s gentle enough to use even on the most sensitive skin types, with the handy foaming pump it is perfectly lathered for you to apply straight to the skin. Having something gentle to clean your skin is essential for your skincare routine especially since your skin battles with environmental factors every day.
A good Shampoo is something to invest in to keep your hair healthy. Daily Shampoo is one of the best sellers. It has key ingredients such as ginger which helps invigorate the scalp and stimulates cell renewal which is key to keeping a healthy scalp. Gentle enough to be used every day and has all the key ingredients to keep your hair clean, soft and manageable.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:52:40 Europe/London
It’s important to understand that great looking hair doesn’t start in front of the mirror when applying hair product. Great looking hair begins in the bath or shower, when the hair is being washed, conditioned and treated. So relieve yourself of hours trying to achieve the right look in front of the mirror, and switch your focus to finding the right hair care products, that way – most of the hard work is done for you, allowing you to enjoy more ‘good hair days’
In many cases (not all) men will use whatever shampoo and conditioner they find in the shower, often usinga shampoo specifically designed for women’s hair, a shampoo which ignores many of men’s unique haircare challenges. Challenges which may include, coarse hair, fine hair, curly hair, dandruff and general lack of condition.
At The Grooming Clinic, we only stock and supply results drive, scientifically formulated men’s haircare products, the finest of which we will list below:
Baxter of California Hair 1.2.3 Set
Baxter of California develops products specifically designed to meet and exceed the needs of men’s haircare and skincare needs, over the last few years it has grown to become one of the world’s most popular male grooming collections.
Their 1.2.3 kit includes a Daily Protein Shampoo, a Daily Moisturising Conditioner, as well as a Grooming Lotion. The shampoo & conditioner work together to cleanse and moisturise the hair, leaving your hair thicker and healthier. The grooming lotion is designed to be applied to the hair just before styling, helping you achieve the exact styling results you desire.
Sachajuan Intensive Hair Oil
A saviour for those short on time and in need of a hair boost, this leave in conditioning oil transforms lifeless, straw like hair into shiny, hydrated healthy hair. Containing 11% Argan Oil, sunflower seed oil, sea buckthorn and rosemary leaf extract, just a few drops are needed on each application.
Sea buckthorn and sunflower seed oils, alongside rosemary leaf extract promotes strength and shine, whilst kick-starting hair growth. Argan oil hydrates the hair, helping repair the hairs cellular membranes and increasing vitality.
For best results, use sparingly on wet or dry hair as either a leave in treatment or just before styling.
D R Harris Medicated Shampoo
Medicated shampoo has long being used to treat scalp conditions such as Eczema and Psoriasis, as well as more common skin concerns such as Dandruff. This product is a gently medicated liquid shampoo, which is perfect for those who have suffered irritation using different shampoos and hair treatments.
Recently reformulated, it now contains zizphus joazeir bark extract, which has been found to be one of the best natural anti dandruff ingredients. This shampoo also contains the more familiar ingredients of eucalyptus and tea tree oil.
AB Crew Nitro Conditioner
Taking its name from Liquid Nitrogen, it’s no surprise to learn that this conditioner gives a powerful cooling kick with each application, giving you a kick start whenever you need it. Not only does this conditioner give you a kick start, it also soothes your scalp whilst conditioning your hair, increasing and stimulating micro circulation around the hairs follicles. Ingredients within this conditioner include Amazonian Palm and Mushroom Extracts. Furthermore, it has been blended with the essential oils of Field Mint and Spanish Rosemary, giving it a masculine scent.
Baxter of California Cream Pomade
Last but not least, one of our favourite hair pomades. The Baxter of California Cream Pomade is great for those looking for a light hold with a soft finish. This produce also leaves a very subtle shine on the hair when applied if damp. If you are looking for a matt finish, simply fully dry your hair before applying this product.
At The Grooming Clinic we are proud to supply a range of handpicked shampoos, conditioners, styling products, as well as hair thinning formulas. All of the products listed on our site have been tried and tested by our in house teams, as well as sent to industry experts and bloggers for review. Only when we trust a product, does it make it onto our site. To view the full range of Haircare products, click here.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:42:58 Europe/London
Spring is in the air and the change in the weather represents the perfect time to give your skincare routine an important mix-up.
Why change you ask? It’s a good question, and the answer is: skincare isn’t as simple as ‘if it isn’t broke don’t fix it’ the effectiveness of our skincare and haircare products reduce over time, so you may benefit from a change in skincare routing more than you think.
The second reason for trying some of the below products is a little more complicated. When you shop with The Grooming Clinic, you can be confident in purchasing results focused products, which are backed by science. All of the products listed in this article, and across our full site, have been tested first hand – not just by our in house teams, but also our network of industry experts and skincare bloggers. Only when we are proud to put our name to a product, do we supply it to our customers.
The products below encompass cleansers, shampoos, fragrances, hair products as well as intensive skin treatments. So without further ado:
Baxter of California Daily Protein Shampoo
Designed to be used as your daily shampoo, this protein rich shampoo nourishes your hair, protecting it from becoming dry and brittle. During every wash, it also hydrates your scalp, its cleaning properties are delivered with a blend of Aloe Vera and oat protein, which lift dirt and debris from your hair whilst gently cleansing. Its mint scented to deliver a feeling of natural refreshment. We have had nothing but 5 star reviews on this product from our customers, and at £18.00, this shampoo is well worth a try.
Escentric Molecules – Molecule 01
The product which represents a fragrance revolution. Molecule 01 is a bestseller here at The Grooming Clinic. It’s the brainchild of Geza Schoen, and has taken the world by storm since 2006.
The fragrance has been created with just one single fragrance molecule, and as a result its fragrance is entirely unique to each person who wears the fragrance. On first application the wearer will notice woody notes, but these will quickly settle. It’s not unusual for the wearer to not notice wearing this fragrance, but comments from passers-by confirm this fragrances uniqueness.
Again, this a five star product, we have even had one customer followed round a supermarket by people asking what fragrance they are wearing. At £65.60, this natural pheromone is a great investment for anybody underwhelmed by their current fragrance.
Colbert MD Intensify Facial Discs
David Colbert MD is New York’s leading dermatologist. His clientele reads like the guest list for the Oscars, so we feel pretty lucky that he has developed his own skincare range. All of the products within his range are known for their efficacy, but we particularly love his Intensify Facial Discs. They have been described as a DIY micro dermabrasion treatment for the skin, but how do they work?
As with any skincare products, ingredients are at the core of this products success. Bromelain, a natural enzyme found in pineapples brightens the skin by lifting dead, dull cells from the skins surface, leaving you with newfound radiance. Glucosamine promotes the production of the all-important Hyaluronic Acid in the skin, which as we all know provides plumper, moisturised skin. Lastly, lactic acid acts as a buffer on the skin, reducing lines, wrinkles, as well as hyperpigmentation and age spots. Use tri weekly on cleansed skin for best results.
The discs are £60 for a six week supply.
Anthony Glycolic Facial Cleanser
This award winning cleanser is one of our bestselling products. The product harnesses the powerful anti-ageing and exfoliating properties of Glycolic Acid to thoroughly cleanse the skin of oil and impurities. Glycolic acid is unique because it has the smallest molecular structure of all Alpha Hydroxy Acids, meaning that it provides unrivalled penetration into the skin and pores. Its other active ingredients include camomile lotion, Aloe Vera as well as vitamins A, C and E which nourish and soothe the skin.
The cleanser receives only five star reviews on our site, and offers a brilliant daily cleanser at £26.00.
Sachajuan Thickening Shampoo
If thinning hair, or hair without volume concerns you, then Sachajuan’s Thickening Hair Shampoo can help. Designed and formulated by the Swedish hair care experts, it is formulated to make your hair thicker and fuller, whilst gently cleansing the hair. The results are almost instant and speak for themselves. After use, hair is easier to style and benefits from Ocean Silk Technology, a powerful hair care system which enriches the hair with nutrients.
We hear nothing but good stuff about this product, which is available on our website at £20.
Swissdent Extreme Toothpaste
Swissdent Extreme Whitening Toothpaste, is a whitening toothpaste designed for daily use. It is of particular relevance to those who regularly stain their teeth with thing such as coffee, cigarettes, tea and red wine. The toothpaste boasts patented Nanotechnology, Baking Soda and Fluoride.
Its whitening effects are delivered through micronized calcium peroxide, which cleans the teeth with natural enzymes and low abrasiveness. It also contains co-enzyme Q10 and Vitamin E to induce cell renewal and revitalise the gums.
This toothpaste is available online at £16.95.
Reference of Sweden Rough Wax 505
Reference of Sweden Rough Wax has been designed and formulated by a team of hair stylist professionals to bring you unparalleled volume, hold and structure. Perfect for creating a choppy, messed up and matt hairstyle. This clay style wax boasts a fat free formula, which means that it won’t leave a shiny residue on their hair.
This is a very thick wax, so apply little by little. We recommend warming a small amount between the fingers and apply it to the hair as you shape it.
This wax is available online at £11.45.
As always, if you have any questions about the right skincare products for your skin type or skin concern, just get in touch with a member of our team and we will be happy to help.
The Grooming Clinic was established in 2010 bringing together a collection of tried and tested men's grooming products that separated the wheat from the chaff and really cut the mustard. In 2010 male grooming was the fastest growing area of the skincare industry, and all these years later it continues to be so. The offering grows day-by-day with new products joining us all of the time. We set out to try and test as many male grooming products as we can and cherry pick the ones that stand-out from the canvas for their performance and results. Based just south of London in Cranleigh, Surrey, we process orders daily to countries far and wide.
Friday, 10 March 2017 14:37:45 Europe/London
Be Beard Beautiful with Anthony
Some may say they’re late to the party, but we think it was just good working taking good time. Anthony, one of the world leaders in men’s skin, have today announced the arrival of their 2 new beard care products in the UK, and what’s more, they’re available right here at The Grooming Clinic.
Conditioning Beard Wash and Pre Shave + Conditioning Beard Oil are the first venture Anthony have taken into the beard care domain, but a step in the right direction as both products are absolutely sensational.
Conditioning Beard Wash
Conditioning Beard Wash removes the need for separate beard and face washes. It’s rich in Coconut Oil which nourishes coarse hair whilst Bilberry Fruit Extract cleanses and Rosemary & Blackcurrant extracts stop the beard from becoming itchy. It has a creamy texture which is great for the skin, helping to lift dirt and excess oil whilst leaving the skin supple and hydrated.
Pre Shave + Conditioning Beard Oil
Pre Shave + Conditioning Beard Oil is a potent cocktail of nourishing oils including Vitamin E, Calendula, Rosemary and Basil. This unique formula hydrates the skin, conditions the beard and stops beard dandruff, (aka, beard-ruff!).
Thursday, 23 February 2017 13:32:18 Europe/London
5 Hair Care Heroes You Need to Know About
Baxter of California Daily Protein Shampoo
Sachajuan Ocean Mist
Reference of Sweden Rough Wax
Stemm Density Stimuli
Baxter of California Clay Pomade
Friday, 27 January 2017 15:10:57 Europe/London
Baxter of California Paste Pomade lands in the UK
The latest and -in our opinion- greatest of all Baxter of California hair styling products has hit the UK. Paste Pomade is a hybrid of Clay Pomade and Hard Cream Pomade meaning it gives the hold of firmer styling product with the flexibility of a softer cream. This unique semi-matte finish is something not witnessed before, with Baxter’s barbers branding Paste Pomade their finest pomade yet.Read More