Being the Best a man can get for over 115 Years – King C. Gillette

For over 115 years, Mens grooming brand Gillette has delivered precision shaving to over 750 million men around the world. From shaving and body grooming, to skin care and sweat protection, Gillette offers a wide variety of products including razors, shave gel (gels, foams and creams), skin care, after shaves, antiperspirants, deodorants and body wash.

Recently the brand announced the launch of King C. Gillette, a new brand which promises to give men with facial hair the ultimate at-home grooming experience, no matter what their facial style is. Inspired by over a century of innovation and grooming experience and bearing the name of their founder King Camp Gillette, no word on a lie, the grooming facial haircare range will bring al of their expertise to life, with a complete collection of tools and facial hair care products that are crafted to help men perfect their unique look and enhance their personal grooming ritual.

The King C. Gillette tools, accessories and facial hair care products – which include the iconic double-edged safety razor that was pioneered back in 1901 by King C. Gillette, and in a first for the brand, specific beard-care products – promise to support men with facial hair to look, feel and act their best every day by giving them the best tools of the trade to master their personal at-home grooming regime.

Gary Coombe, CEO, Gillette commented We’re excited to announce the launch of the King C. Gillette range – the first complete line up of products & tools designed for men with facial hair. Our founder King C. Gillette revolutionized the male grooming experience more than a century ago, and so it is fitting that this new brand bears his name. All men have their own grooming styles and at home rituals which are personal to them, and so we’ve put all our years of shaving experience together with the very best razor, hair and skin care technologies to create this full range of tools, accessories and care products to meet all the grooming needs of all men. It’s the one-stop shop for grooming that men have been looking for.”

King C. Gillette revolutionised the male grooming experience with the development of the safety razor in 1901, an innovation which made the ritual of at home daily grooming a mainstay for men across the world.

The range – can be categorised into three sections; shave & edge, trim and care, will feature:

Shave & Edge:

Double Edge Safety Razor and blade refills – an icon of style for precise edges

Neck Razor – designed for sensitive skin to shave neck and cheeks

Shave and Edging Razor – with 5 premium blades and precision trimmer for edging

Transparent Shave Gel – designed for easy styling, infused with white tea

Trim:

Beard Trimmer – cordless with 3 interchangeable combs, for all beard styles

Care:

Beard & Face Wash (350ml) – refreshing cleanser infused with coconut water

Soft Beard Balm (100ml) – conditioning balm with cocoa butter

Beard Oil (30ml) – with argan oil to soften facial hair

King C. Gillette is launching in store at SuperDrug in the UK and online at SuperDrug.com and kingcgillette.co.uk

5 SIGNS YOU’VE STOPPED TRYING TO BETTER YOURSELF

We all get stuck in a rut from time to time, but it’s only when we get a glimpse at a better ‘us’ that we truly realise what we’ve been missing.

Do you feel stuck? Have you stopped trying to better yourself?

Maybe asked yourself if these factors affect you :


1. Nothing to look forward to – if you have nothing to look forward to in your day, apart from sleeping and eating, then you’re stuck. Give yourself goals again, and see how your life improves.

2. Endless, unfulfilling chores – even though you’re getting through your to do list, it doesn’t feel like you’re getting anything done. This could be because the things you’re focusing your energy on just aren’t meaningful to you! Time to rethink your purpose.


3. The days blur together – if you wake up not knowing if it’s a Tuesday or a weekend, you’re not living your best life. Challenge yourself more and create a more stimulating structure.

4. You want to make changes, but don’t know where to start – if you have dreams of starting a new hobby or learning a new skill but keep putting it off, that’s a red flag. You don’t have to know everything before you start. In fact, it’s sometimes better if you don’t.

5. You’re too comfortable – perhaps the number one sign that you’ve stopped trying to better yourself is that you’re comfortable. You know you’d be happier if you made a change, but it feels safer to stay the same and mope about it. Don’t fall into this trap.

If you’ve answered YES to one or more of these statement maybe look at training or re-training with a company like SAVVYWISE.


With professionally curated courses in everything from business skills and education to HR and management, SavvyWise are on a mission to teach new skills and help people progress in their careers or personal lives – no matter their age, education levels, or social background.

Each course has been developed by an industry expert, ensuring the highest standards have been met. The courses are also flexible, available throughout the year and delivered anywhere, anytime by way of SavvyWise’s mySW app.

SavvyWise’s training is engaging, effective and dynamic thanks to their experienced team who are gifted in training and delivering quality programmes. Their vision is to find and nurture talented individuals; supporting their development through quality teaching and providing opportunities for career advancement.

The Life of Riley, hopefully – Riley Studio

At the moment we are hearing a lot about, sustainability and ethical consumerism. Brand talking about how sustainable they are and in the circular economy. Which is great and hopefully they all do follow through on their ambitious claims. One brand who are putting their Green money where their mouth is, is Riley Studio.

Riley Studio is a contemporary fashion brand creating gender neutral wardrobe staples that are kind on the planet.  By creating through eco-innovation, they are on a mission to move the industry towards a circular future with products that are durable, genderless, versatile, seasonless and most importantly sustainable.

In line with their mission of creating products for life, Riley Studio has launched a Lifetime Guarantee for all their products; at the end of a products lifespan, Riley Studio has committed to taking back and repurposing the product back into the system, supporting closed loop technologies and a circular economy.

Advancing their aim of reducing textile waste within the fashion industry and tackling the critical issues of overproduction and overconsumption, their latest gender-neutral and eco-innovative collection is designed for life, not just a season.  Available to buy online and launching exclusively in Selfridges, the fourth collection will drop eight new sophisticated styles, elevating their existing range with timeless designs. Launching their first shirts, jackets and shorts, the new Collection 04 remains in keeping with Riley Studio’s minimalist style, with the focus on celebrating the individual, and encouraging a sharing economy between partners, friends and family.
Collection 4 takes inspiration from the Mediterranean summer sun, with new hues including Ochre and Orange alongside the more subdued Navys and Greys to keep the collection timeless and wearable.   Unable to do a proper photoshoot, Riley Studio took inspiration from Vogue Italia and engaged a fashion illustrator, Jessica Bird, to bring their mood boards too life. These illustrations will play a key part in their marketing collateral and allowed Riley Studio to put the money saved towards the Emergency Design Network to buy materials for scrubs. Committed to reducing their carbon footprint and bringing production back to the UK, Riley Studio is working with a new manufacturer for all their wovens, Tower Garments, based in London who have played a key role in the production of PPE.

Continuing their mission to work towards a circular economy, and utilising closed loop technologies, their ethos of ‘We Create From Waste’ remains at the core of their collection. Each style is specially crafted from pre and post-consumer waste materials, reducing their impact on the environment, and rediverting waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Every element of the collection has been sourced sustainably, with recycled YKK zips, organic elastic, and milk casein buttons crafted from milk protein.Collection 04 sees a new partnership with Olmetex, a luxurious organic cotton mill based in Como Italy known as a leader in the industry producing innovative technical fabrics. The collection also includes pieces from eco-innovative leaders, Recover® Yarn and recot²®to continue their positive impact. To date, through their use of recot ® alone (recycled & organic cotton) they have saved over 1,315,000 litres of water.

Riley Studio is leading the way in radical transparency in the industry, recently launching a ‘Traceability’ section on every product; naming each supplier in the supply chain.

5 Tips for Men to Prevent Dandruff

Words by Peter Minkoff

Did you know that dandruff is an overgrowth of yeast fungus? That’s right, and it often happens as a result of increased sebum production. If you’ve been dealing with dandruff for quite some time now, you know how challenging and frustrating it can be. However, getting rid of it isn’t an impossible mission! Here are five useful tips for men to prevent dandruff, so keep on reading and check them out!

First of all, change up your diet

In case you didn’t know, poor nutrition can cause dandruff, which is exactly why you should change up your diet in the first place. This is particularly true if you eat a lot of high-carb foods, since these can result in the buildup of glycogen – an element yeast feeds on to survive. The same goes for eating too much sugar and dairy, as these stimulate the sebaceous glands which produce more oil on the skin. So, if you want to get rid of dandruff once for good, make sure to stay away from carbs, sugar, and dairy. Instead, introduce fresh fruits and vegetables and foods rich in protein and you’ll see a huge difference!

Stop washing your hair every day

Even though everyone thinks that washing their hair every day is an absolute must when they have dandruff, the truth is that this isn’t actually the best idea. Your scalp and hair have a natural balance which is disturbed every time you decide to wash your hair. This happens because many shampoos tend to strip your hair of its natural oils. When those oils are gone due to excessive shampooing, your body will start to create even more sebum to restore the natural balance, which will result in an extremely oily scalp. In order to prevent that, be sure to wash your hair at least every other day and use an organic anti dandruff shampoo that won’t be too harsh on your scalp. That’s the key to success if you ask us!

Exfoliate your scalp

Apart from an anti-dandruff shampoo, which is a true must when you want to get rid of dandruff, you should also rely on a gentle scalp exfoliator. Yes, we know that it may sound silly, but the truth is that exfoliating your scalp can remove the layer of dead skin that accumulates on it and leads to flaking. This step can be very helpful in your battle against dandruff, so don’t skip it and you’ll see what we were talking about. Just make sure to use an exfoliating product that contains salicylic acid or tiny granules that dissolve. These will break down the dead skin cells and successfully cleanse your scalp, which is exactly what you need, right?

Try a hot-oil mask

Even though this may seem a bit contradictory, the fact is that hot-oil masks can reduce excessive oil production of your scalp. We can freely say that this is a classic law of attraction where similar substances attract each other and work in unison. This means that applying oil to the scalp will actually help it get rid of excess oils that can further exacerbate your problem with dandruff. So, heat up coconut oil in a microwave (be careful not to overheat it!) and apply it gently to your hair and scalp. Let it sit for an hour and then wash your hair as you normally would. Repeat this step once a week and you’ll be thrilled to see your hair recovering from dandruff issues!

Give apple cider vinegar a fair shot

We know that it probably sounds too gross, but you know what? Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective home remedies for dandruff, so why wouldn’t you give it a fair shot? This is simply because this ingredient has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, which is why it can calm inflammation and reduce levels of yeast on the skin. If you want to try it out, combine 1 cup of apple cider vinegar with 3 cups of cool water. Shampoo and rinse your hair as you normally would and then pour the mixture through your hair, making sure to spread it over your scalp as well. You shouldn’t rinse it off, so let your hair air dry and the vinegar smell will gradually evaporate!

Preventing dandruff has been extremely challenging for many men, but it doesn’t have to be like that any longer. There are many useful tips on how to get rid of dandruff or at least reduce it significantly, so stick to our tips if you want to make it happen. Just follow our guidelines and you’ll accomplish amazing results, without a shadow of a doubt!

The indispensable Father’s Day Gift Guide

Is it just me that can’t believe not only is it June already but Father’s Day is almost upon us ?!?! Sunday 21st June is Father’s Day, a little later than it has been in recent years, but don’t you dare forget that date. 2020 has been a year like no other where, hopefully, we have learnt to appreciate the important things in life, the little things, the things that truly matter. One being our parents, for some out there you may not have seen your loved ones for a considerable length of time, as much as I hate to say this, you may have lost a loved one to this cursored virus.

Although this Father’s Day might not be as we had planned or liked it to be, it is a time to celebrate and remember what we have, in particular Dads. Get him something that says thank you for being there for me, all year round. Remember, even the most alpha of males need a little pampering occasionally. As we ever strive to do, we have gathered and sourced a collection of the BEST gift ideas possible to take the stress out of your lives.

For the fitness loving father

The MagicWatch 2  series is HONOR’s high-end smartwatch to help track blood oxygen levels (SPO2) and monitor heart rate during grueling workouts, making it the perfect gift for dads that have turned to new exercise routines and at home fitness habits, from living room HIIT sessions, to socially distanced runs.

 With sleep patterns also suffering, in line with changed routines and rising anxieties, the MagicWatch 2 is ideal for dads looking to enhance their snooze quality. The product tracks sleep patterns and has been proven to boost the zzzzzzzzs, helping them to wake up fresh and take on the day ahead.

For the Tech Savvy Dad

Mark Tech Portfolio is designed for the corporate Professionals and Business personnel. As a lot of things have gotten smarter, premium laptops continue to get lighter and slimmer which means, using your messenger bag or backpack for devices like the new 13” MacBook Pro or similar will be overkill since these laptops weigh only about two to three pounds. Although you need something smaller, the capacity to contain all other accessories and other work essentials cannot be neglected. This is where the Mark Tech Portfolio comes into its own.

For the Great Outdoors Dad

Smaller families or luxury-loving couples will find the Air 4 a quick-fire home away from home. Easily built and deflated, using inflatable poles and quick release valves, the Air 4 offers both a spacious sleeping area and family living space. Mesh doors throughout keep bugs at bay and adjustable curtains allow you to balance light levels night and day. Fully breathable, resolutely waterproof and built for true camping convenient, the Air 4 is the choice to make for luxury outdoors.

The Sweet Smelling Dad

Discover a line-up of timeless classics and unexpected signatures to upgrade his grooming ritual. From the zesty citrus scent of Lime Basil & Mandarin, to the masculine, spicy notes of Amber & Lavender. Or Wood Sage & Sea Salt, a spirited woody scent capturing the exhilarating spirit of the windswept shore. Jo Malone London’s dark and distinctive Cologne Intensefragrances are bound to leave a bold impression, from noble Myrrh & Tonka to mysterious Oud & Bergamot


The Sweet Tooth Dad

Fatherson Bakery is launching a limited-edition Father’s Day Sharing Treat Box, jam-packed with homemade goodies to satisfy even the sweetest toothed fathers.   The Father’s Day Treat Box consists of five products including a succulent Large Chocolate Indulgence Loaf, a tasty Apple & Blackberry Pie, two mouth-watering chocolate cupcakes, a delicious Rocky Road Tray Bake and Chocolate Cream Biscuits.

Award-winning and known for creating delicious food that is the honestly made, the Fatherson range of cakes are available in-store with across the UK.

The foodie Dad

Packed full of ales, savoury treats, and craft beer chocolates, this rustic wooden crate is the perfect summer gift for any beer lover. The hamper includes Suffolk single variety, American hop mosaic pale ale, Southwold triple English hop pale ale, Multiseed wholegrain flatbreads, Ploughman’s chutney, Roasted and salted mixed nuts, Peppered beef jerky, Craft beer chocolates, Sea salt and balsamic vinegar crisps.

The like a little drink Dad

Crystal Head Vodka’s bottles are the stuff of legend. A piece of art in itself, the Pride edition is cut from iridescent rainbow glass, reflecting every colour of the spectrum in celebration of equality and diversity. Taking inspiration from the crystal skulls in Aztec era, they were once said to have held mystical powers, but now they hold a higher spirit; vodka, made with pride, by creative people, for creative people. If you can bring yourself to give it as a gift, we’d recommend mixing it into a martini.

Clean Shaven Dads

Gillette’s new and highly anticipated grooming brand, King C. Gillette, a range that has been created to be the first one stop shop for all men with facial hair. No matter what facial hair length or style, the King C. Gillette range contains beard care products and trim/shaping tools to help men master their at home grooming ritual. This is the first time Gillette have delved into beard hair care products and it is the first brand/range to bear the name of their founder, King Camp Gillette. For Father’s Day, Gillette are offering 33% off all King C. Gillette Grooming Kits and Gift Sets.

Coffee loving Dads

Quick and easy to use, the Tassimo Suny Coffee Machine by Bosch just needs you to add water, pop in a pod and press a button to produce a tasty hot beverage

The SmartStart feature makes the brewing process even quicker, just press the front face with a mug while placing it in position and the machine will start

After each brewing process, the Suny automatically switches to standby mode. This helps you to reduce power consumption of your TASSSIMO without any additional effort.

 

The Clean Living Dads

As we all know Cleanliness in next to Godliness and no one want stale breath, particularly Dads. So ensure he is always on his A-game with the Phillips Black Protective Clean Electric Toothbrush (HX6870/47) available through Klarna. Guaranteeing his pearly whites are always just that.

For all Dads

Whether he’s a Tech Savvy, Coffee Loving, Great Outdoors, Smelling great Kinda dad. Whatever our Dad, you can’t go wrong with socks! As sure as we are born to pay taxes The Sock Shop have a pair or set of socks to suit your Pa.