Ever slumped onto the sofa after a long day at the office, followed by a post-work gym session (or pint – we’re not here to judge), only to check your watch and realise it’s already 10pm and you haven’t even eaten yet?
Yeah, us too, and it makes us wonder how we can claw a few of those precious minutes and hours back. One good way is to streamline your grooming regime.
No, we’re not talking about brushing your teeth on the toilet – rather about introducing some multipurpose grooming products, like these here. After all, why waste time and money with three bottles when you could just use one?
Anthony Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash
This little 2-in-1 beauty from purveyor of high-quality lotions and potions Anthony does exactly what it says on the bottle. Eucalyptus stimulates, Birch leaf refreshes and Canadian balsam soothes and conditions. The perfect blend of natural ingredients to wake you up in the morning, leaving hair and skin feeling clean and alive.
Available at The Grooming Clinic, priced £26.
Molton Brown Black Pepper Sport 4-in-1 Body Wash
With a blend of cardamom, jasmine, cedar wood and Sichuan pepper, Molten Brown’s Re-Charge 4-in-1 is a seriously nice-smelling way to save some time (and pennies). Wash hair, face and body, all in one go, and as if that wasn’t enough, it can even be used as a shaving cream, too.
Available at Molton Brown, priced £18.
Sisley Paris Buff and Wash Facial Gel
They may only really feasible if you’re lucky enough to have a bit of surplus cash knocking about, but Sisley’s grooming products are the epitome of luxury. The French brand’s Buff and Wash gel contains natural plant extracts, essential oils and micro-particles – perfect for exfoliating and cleansing skin at the same time.
Available at Sisley, priced £76.
Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream
If it’s good enough for the faces of Hollywood (and the butt cheeks of their babies), it’s probably good enough for us, too. Egyptian Magic takes multi-purpose to the next level. Dry skin? Chapped lips? More wrinkles than a hippo’s plums? No worries – just slap a bit of this stuff on and you’re good to go.
Available at Boots, priced £29.
Luna 2 for Men 3-in-1 Face Brush
Okay, admittedly this isn’t going to skim time off your grooming routine, but once you’ve tried it, you won’t care. The Luna 2 brush from Foreo can be used with any facial cleanser and vibrates to leave skin smoother and looking radiant. It’s also great for prepping the face for a shave and if you flip it over the reverse side can be used to for an effective anti-ageing massage.
Available at Foreo, priced £169.
We don’t want to appear overzealous, but it’s possible that the Philips OneBlade is the best thing ever. Forget about your trimmer, forget about your shaver and replace them both with this all-in-one miracle fix. Tidy up facial hair, carve crisp, clear lines, even shave it all off completely, all with just one handy tool. The future of shaving, no doubt about it.
Available at John Lewis, priced £26.99.
Kiehls Sky Flyin’ Foaming Multi-Gel
If you often find yourself stuck for space in the ol’ wash bag when going away, then Kiehl’s Multi-Gel is a good one to add to the bathroom roster. Work it up into a rich later to shave, or massage into the skin as a face wash. Either way, the ginseng and bamboo extract will leave your mug feeling cleansed and energised.
Available at Kiehls, priced £16.
Pankhurst London Styling Conditioner
For guys seeking a look that exudes effortless cool (i.e. basically everyone) Pankhurst’s Styling Conditioner is a must. After you’ve shampooed and dried, simply work a small amount into the hair for great control and nourishment. It’s made using softening wheat protein and is lightly scented with the London barber’s signature lime and bay rum aroma.
Available at Pankhurst London, priced £18.
R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste
Sometimes an extra 10 minutes in bed in the morning can be the difference between having a great day at work and falling asleep in the middle of a presentation – R+Co are onto that. Just work the stylist-led brand’s Badlands paste into hair straight out of bed for the ultimate second day do. Oh, and it’s formulated with Hawaiian volcanic ash – we’re not entirely sure what that does, but it sounds cool, right?
Available at R&Co, priced approx £22.42.
Morgan’s Classic Hair Darkening Pomade
The dreaded grey hairs come to us all whether we like it or not – well unless male pattern baldness gets us first. Morgan’s Pomade is the perfect solution to cover them up, while simultaneously conditioning and controlling your barnet. Throw in some sandalwood and coconut, and you’re onto a winner.
Available at Morgans Pomade, priced £9.50.