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Safety razors, back to basics

Safety razors (or double-edged razors) have made a big comeback in recent years, as many of us drop out of the multiple razor cartridge Olympics, with good cause, writes Mr Siphiwe Mpye. If you have course, curly or coily hair, this option is for you. Unlike the 3 – 7 razor cartridge options – that…

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Jojoba Oil: versatile and vital nourishment

It is an oil that many would have read on the ingredients list on many a product, but perhaps not know just how useful it is. Our Grooming Editor Ms Mathahle Stofile tells us it is one of the best things you can do for your skin.  Jojoba (Spanish word pronounced “ho-ho-ba”) is a plant…

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Get your skin Spring ready

Any change of season has the potential to disturb your skin’s usual flow. Winter skin doesn’t hold moisture very well, everything evaporates much quicker and dehydrated skin becomes a common complaint. Warmer weather is so much kinder to the skin, however, but you still need to prepare for it, writes Ms. Mathahle Stofile.  One of…

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Grooming Q&A | Combination Skin

skincare investments

Our long lost Grooming Editor Ms. Mathahle Stofile has noticed how many skin questions she gets from men, on her women’s beauty platform The Matte Project, and decided to help the rest of us by answering them here. First, the a to z on combination skin. Q: How do you choose a range of products for…

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Beard nourishment on tap

We love a good beard oil and the South African made and natural The Perfect Beard Oil ticks all the boxes. With the naturally nourishing and softening properties of grapeseed, avocado, jojoba and abyssinica oils, combined with the masculine scent of cedarwood, bergamot and lime essential oils, The Perfect Beard Oil comes highly recommended.  As a…

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A celebration of making

The past weekend saw a first of its kind collaboration between noted.man, Bisquit Cognac, The Perfect Hair Company and MØDERNIST at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair at Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg. Housed inside Maison Bisquit Cocktail Bar, we set up a lounge section courtesy of MØDERNIST, with an adjacent grooming station operated by The Perfect Hair…

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Ageing: managing the inevitable

From ‘anti-ageing’ to ‘age management’, the grooming industry has changed its tune – and started telling the truth – about the inevitable: we all grow old and our skins will show it. Products like the Nivea Q 10 anti-wrinkle day cream will not stop ageing, but will go a long way to smoothing over the process,…

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Valentino’s Dark Side

The time has come once again to change your fragrance with the changing seasons, and if you are looking at radiating warmth and magnetism as the temperatures plummet, look no further than the Valentino Uomo Noir Absolu. Rich, musky and sensual, with layers of Oud, this update of the Valentino Uomo Eau De Toilette is…

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A surprising take on Italian masculinity

Brand promises undelivered are no longer an anomaly in a hyper consuming society, but sometimes, the surprises that brands throw up unexpectedly, can be pleasant. A case in point, as  MR SIPHIWE MPYE found out, is the Salvatorre Ferragamo Uomo “Casual Life” fragrance.  The most significant thing to note about this fragrance is the surprisingly…

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Instant hydration for your skin

The warmer days and Jozi’s toxic air have presented some dry skin challenges that MR SIPHIWE MPYE decided, or, rather, was ‘prescribed’ a serum to rescue his skin and restore some vital moisture.  Recently, upon my return from an errand, my ever attentive wife – who is also our Grooming Editor – noticed that my skin…

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