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Men’s Holiday Grooming Essentials

Written by Advice Team on July 10, 2018

It’s that time of year again already (thankfully) where we’ve packed away our winter blues, waved goodbye to the beast from the east and started to our summer in the sun. There’s always something tedious about going on holiday though - packing. It’s a downright bore and there’s always something you forget or wish you had whilst you’re away.

Men’s holiday grooming essentials

When it comes to travelling men generally tend to fall into one of two camps; those who throw everything they own into their suitcase and those who grab their wallet, phone and passport and keep their fingers crossed that everything they need will be provided by the hotel or available to buy at a local store. But there is a middle ground….

British hand luggage restrictions offer one small case per traveller (generally weighing no more than 10kg), with 1 transparent, sealable plastic bag and no liquids in containers over 100ml, size, weight and convenience are key.

Here are our top men’s travel and holiday grooming products; a list of essential items to keep you clean, fresh and shaven for the duration of your getaway.

Philips Plus 2-Head Battery Men's Electric Shaver

Shavers customers rate 4.5 out of 5

“Extremely satisfactory for "emergency" use when there is no time for a full wet shave or even great to take on holidays. I would certainly recommend this product.” - Submitted by Wackerj

The Philips Plus 2-Head Battery electric shaver combines a CloseCut shaving system with independently floating heads to adapt to your facial contours for a close and efficient shave. Self-sharpening blades help maintain the shaver, lasting up to 2 years. Look your best every day, for less whilst you’re away. Its compact size means it’s brilliant for travel (it’s smaller than a passport!) and runs on 2x AA batteries so you don’t need to worry about charging. It even has its own travel case to keep the blades safe.

Gillette Mach3 Men's Turbo Razor & 75ml Shaving Gel Gift Set

The Gillette gift set is a perfect travel essential. If you’re putting your luggage in the hold, you’ll be able to take the cartridge razor along, but remember removable cartridges can’t be taken within hand luggage. The Mach3 Complete Defense shaving gel is just 75ml (perfect for hand luggage) and the blades themselves last up to 2x longer than disposables. The razor has 3 blades with an anti-friction coating, so if you’ve got a little sunburn, they’ll be gentler against your skin.

Uppercut Deluxe Green Filled Wash Bag

Shavers customers rate 5 out of 5

“Bag is of good quality. Exactly what we wanted makes a nice birthday gift.” - Submitted by William

The Uppercut Deluxe Wash Bag has just about everything you need. All of its products are 50ml if you’re taking hand luggage and everything can be kept together in the green wash bag once you’ve passed airport security. It’s jam-packed with all the travel sized accessories you’ll need to stay sharp while on the move.

The wash bag contains a Deluxe Pomade mini tin, a tortoiseshell flip comb, a bamboo toothbrush and 50 ml bottles of our new wash products, everyday shampoo, everyday conditioner and shower gel.

BLOCMEN Aloe Vera Pre Shave Powder Stick

Shavers customer’s rate the Aloe Vera Blocman as 4.8 out of 5

“Costs a little more but well worth it. I've been using Blocmen Sticks for years and decided to try the Aloe Vera and I find it even smoother and cooler than the original. service was as impressive as ever. Top marks for product and top marks for service. Thank you.” Submitted by Willie_J44

BLOCMEN powder sticks are applied to the skin before dry shaving and allow for an especially smooth shave. When dry shaving, it’s important to make sure the skin is completely dry to combat skin irritation. This particular BLOCMEN contains Aloe Vera, which soothes skin that suffers from irritation, such as razor burn. With its water-binding properties, it absorbs moisture, sweat and grease on the skin. If you’re not a fan of oil, then a powder stick might be the trick for you. They’re easy to use and leave the skin feeling fresh and revitalised, with added menthol.

King of Shaves Kinexium Advance Shave Serum SuperCooling Shaving Gel

King of Shaves Kinexium leaves skin smooth and supple with no irritation or razor rash. Its advanced supercooling gel is sensitive against the skin, so if you find yourself with sunburn, it’ll offer protection to your skin if you still need to shave.

The Bearded Man Co. Fresh Cut Grass Essential Natural Beard Oil

Go natural with The Bearded Man Co Mahogany Beard Oil. The 100% natural, high-performance beard oil provides soft, conditioning and nourishing results day after day. No-fuss ingredients ensure the oil is kind to your skin, preventing any irritation with daily use. It’s fast-absorbing, lightweight and non-greasy, and rehydrates the skin beneath the hair of your beard to prevent beard itch and breakages.

Sure For Men Extra Cool 48 Hour Roll On

Sure® Men Xtra Cool antiperspirant has been developed to give you cutting edge protection against sweat and odour, so you’ll be extra protected in that holiday heat! It contains Sure®’s innovative Motionsense technology, which sits on the surface of your skin. When you move, friction breaks those microcapsules and they release more fragrance. If you’re on an adventure holiday, it’ll keep you extra cool during activities.