By Christopher Kennedy
King Of New York
The Azor Hybrid Synergy System Razor for men is the brainchild of 42-year-old British entrepreneur, Will King – the man behind the hugely successful men’s grooming brand King of Shaves. After five years of research and development in the UK, American men can rejoice as the Azor gets ready to slice the Big Apple.
The unique flexible “reflex hinge” allows the Azor’s head to bend and flex with every contour and curve of the face, pressing the blades comfortably against the skin, so it shaves you better because it bends. Elegant in its simplicity, and engineered without compromise, the Azor will debut in two styles – ‘Pola’ (white) and ‘Warp’ (black) – bringing together the superior performance of system razors with the simplicity of disposables -providing the best of both worlds. It’s the world’s first ‘hybrid synergy’ system razor, and the handle comes with two extra long lasting Endurium coated four-blade cartridges for just $8.99. Replacement cartridges are $4.99 for four and $14.99 for eight.
A Touch Of Grey
Tom Ford launches a fragrance that captures the essence of his menswear philosophy. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver ($85) is a masterful new rendition of the cool and intriguing possibilities of vetiver, and ingredient that Ford says has always been a hallmark of a classic, tailored and unabashedly masculine man. The cologne is distinct, rich and smooth. Fragrance notes include vetiver blend, sun-drenched citrus, spices, and rich woods.
Alcohol, tobacco, fatigue…after a night of partying, your face says it all. Nickel’s Morning After Rescue Gel is a shock treatment for those mornings when waking up is tough. Its natural wheat and soybean-based proteins give your skin back its radiance and softness. Its biomechanical properties have a stretching and firming effect on your skin. Most importantly, its energizing properties will wake you up and help you get started on your day.
This is the ultimate product for party people and night owls. For a perfect start in the morning, right after coffee, shock treatment for a tough wake-up. This ultra fresh treatment get brings back skin radiance while instantly providing a firming effect.
“Don’t Point That Beard At Me, It Might Go Off”
Growing a beard takes time, maintaining it shouldn’t. Along with trimming and sculpting a good beard, there is the problem of how best to clean it. Traditional shampoo can dry the skin underneath, and face soap leaves sticky residue behind. The solution for cleaning your facial hair is Bluebeard’s Beard Wash ($14), which gently cleanses both facial hair and the sensitive skin underneath, leaving both beard and face clean, soft and smelling great. The product contains lime, which breaks down trapped dirt and oil clinging to hair shafts and clogging pores, as well as aloe, which softens and soothes facial hair.
Almost As Good As Hitting the Exacta
The Trifecta Gift Set from Citizen Smooth features the finest all-natural botanicals and minerals to make salon-quality shave cream, cleanser and balm for men. The CST Gift Set ($36.95) includes Refreshing Head Shave Cream, Refining Head Cleanser and Cooling Head Balm. These vegan products reduce the risk of nicks and irritation; fight worrisome head shine and leave skin smooth and healthy. The ‘Republic of Smooth’ offers paraben- and dye-free products in slick, stylish packaging.