Ask the Experts – Get your Game Face on for 2015 – The Brotique

The Brotique StoreAside from getting your 5 a day, drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep, there are a few products out there that can help you get the best face you have ever had. So we sort the expert advice of Brotique are passionate about locating interesting brands from around the world, bringing you the very best in independent products. From grooming to gadgets, literature to lifestyle, they handpick every product that graces their shelves, at their stand alone store in Queens Street, Edinburgh, which was lovingly refurbished to preserve elements of the 200-year old shop it was before, or their splendid online store. Their team has a diverse background ranging from fashion to technology. With a passion for design, detail and lasting quality, they selected the initial range of products from stuff that they themselves would want to buy.

They source things that aren’t generally available on the high street, gathering inspiration from around the world with a criteria that is pretty much unique to them. They thrive on innovation, and believe collaboration with local craftsmen and small businesses is always a good thing. Each product selected has its own story and values. Part of that is about seeking out products that are a little bit different. The essential thing that they screen for is style and substance, combined.

Whether it be oils, creams to tools of the trade, The Brotique have something to suit everyman and can help them get their game face on in 2015. So we tasked them to choose six of their favourite products that will up your facial ante.

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Apothecary 87 Smooth Moving Shave Oil

Designed for the smooth moving man who wants to show off his face. This Apothecary 87 Shave Oil has been designed to be thick and great for moisturising harsh skin and softening your steel-like growth. Perfect to allow your razor to glide through your beard without breaking any blades.

The smell of this truly manly oil has been designed to relax you and leave you smelling as a man should.

Ken Black and Chrome Shave Set

Kent Luxury Shaving Set
Decided to go for a new look this year? This stunning Kent black and chrome shaving brush set combines a pure badger bristle shaving brush and matching razor. Housed in a stylish Kent presentation case this set offers the tools you need to achieve the most comfortable shave imaginable. Compatible with Gillette Mach 3 razor blades. Easy.

Scaramouche & Fandango Face Scrub


Scaramouche & Fandango Face Scrub
Exfoliating doesn’t have to be a sand blasting session. The small micro beads and prickly pear extract within the Scaramouche Face Scrub are gentle enough for everyday use. Remove grime, residue and evidence of the night before while leaving your face in tact.




Braw Beard Beard Wash
Braw Beard Wash has been specially formulated to clean even the mightiest of facial hair. Since facial hair is thicker than other body fuzz Braw Beard takes care of it the way it should. Watch out food and drink, you’ll be history soon enough.


Triumph and Disaster Gameface

Triumph & Disaster Gameface Moisturiser.

The Daddy of all in one moisturisers, meet Gameface by Kiwi brand Triumph & Disaster, the handy tool designed to serve and protect you against the elements. Specifically designed to be light on the skin and easily absorbed, it will leave your skin feeling hydrated and fresh. Engineered by infusing Jojoba extract, Horopito oil, Ponga fern (Cumungii) and Vitamin E, Gameface is nutrient rich and hydrating.

Basically, it’s a guy’s moisturiser that’s better than the girls’ ones.



Honest Skincare Beard Oil
When it comes to skincare, all natural can only be a good thing. This black pepper and lemon-grass beard oil will clean and condition your beard whilst promoting thick and healthy hair growth. With nourishing oils of Jojoba and Avocado, together with beautiful manly scents of Cedar wood, your face will be truly irresistible

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