Tried and Tested – Male Grooming Products


Braun Multi Grooming Kit 3080 – £35

exclusive to Boots

What they say

Ultimate control for precise face and hair styling and body grooming. Eight attachments allow you to create your unique style with effortless precision, whether you’re clipping your hair, tidying your ear and nose areas, trimming your beard or grooming your body.

What’s in the box:

Eight attachments, including a main trimmer, 4 combs, detail trimmer, body groomer, ear & nose trimmer and a Gillette Fusion ProGlide® razor.

Ease of use

Pretty straightforward providing you reference the images in, and on, the packaging which shows the settings needed to achieve the desired results. The attachments were easy to put on and remove. The device is 100 per cent waterproof too, so easily cleaned under running water.

Quality

The shaver was solid and fitted comfortably in the hand. Although plastic, each attachment did the job they were designed to do. The beard trimmer gave a particularly good, even finish.

Best feature

Sixty minutes of charging gives 60 minutes of trimming, which is a substantial amount of time. Our tester found he only had to charge this device once a week.

Conclusion

Although you might get slightly better results from single use devices, this is great value for money considering its multitude of uses, and it’s very compact – packing into a nice neat bag – so great for anyone who travels.


Clarisonic Alpha Fit Facial Cleanser – £130.00, currentbody.com/clarisonic

What they say

Oscillating 300 times per second, the Clarisonic Alpha Fit works with your skin’s natural elasticity to remove oil, bacteria and other impurities from beneath the surface. The result? Fewer spots, less blackheads, and overall touchably soft skin. The sonic pulsations will help to soften your facial hair and make for easier gliding when it comes to using a razor or shaver.

What’s in the box:

Clarisonic Alpha Fit Facial Cleaning Device, Clarisonic Men’s Daily Cleanse Brush Head, Clarisonic Alpha Cleanser 30ml, USB Enabled Universal Voltage Charger Cradle, FREE Lancôme Gift

Ease of use

Set up and use was self-explanatory – after charging the device, you just attach the brush head and it’s ready to use. It’s fully waterproof so can be used in the shower too.

Quality

Well made and compact with an ergonomic design, it felt lightweight and robust in the hand and was easily manoeuvred around the face. However, the brush heads require periodic change (every 3 months) and only one was included.

Best feature

There are 2 settings: delicate, which is like a massage, and power cleansing, where brushes get deep in bristles. Skin felt really refreshed.

Conclusion

Easy to add to your morning routine, and good for clean-shaven or bearded users who want a deep clean, or perhaps someone with problem skin as it cleans out the pores.


Boots Male Personal Trimmer – £5.99

Boots

What they say

Our personal hygienic trimmer provides a quick and easy solution to removing unwanted hair from nose and ears. Rotary blade – for painlessly and safely removing unwanted hair. Comfortable grip – fits perfectly in your hand for ultimate control. Protective cap included for safe storage.

What’s in the box:

Boots male personal trimmer, cleaning brush, pouch, 1 AA battery

Ease of use

No need to even read the instructions, you just take off the cap, turn it on and off you go.

Quality

Considering the price it felt very study and had a good grip. The blade was good and sharp too and gave a good trim. However, there were a few occasions when the head piece fell apart – and the blade fell out when the cap was taken off – so the head needs to be secured each time after use.

Best feature

The LED light is particularly useful to properly see the areas in those hard-to-reach areas like nostrils and ears.

Conclusion

A great piece of kit for the price which does the job well. Great value for money and comes with a nice little bag to store it in too.


Phillips Multigroom Series 500 8-in-1 Head-to-toe Trimmer – £45.00

Boots

What they say

Waterproof all-in-one trimmer with eight attachments to create different styles from head-to-toe. With turbo power to trim through thick hair evenly and gently.

What’s in the box

Cordless trimmer, four attachments and four combs, hold-all pouch.

Ease of use

Once charged up – takes an hour for 50 minutes of cordless use – this is pretty intuitive to use. The full-size metal trimmer used without a comb gives a good clean shave and the attachments create an even beard or stubble depending on the length chosen. Small enough to do small areas with precision. The eyebrow and nose hair attachments are easy to swap in and out, and work really well. Can rinse under the tap so easy to keep clean.

Quality

Excellent. This is a solid piece of kit and feels like it will stand constant daily use.

Best feature

Powerful enough to use for hair cuts and can deal with body hair quickly and painlessly. Plus, it’s waterproof, so our tester loved that it could be used in the shower.

Conclusion

If you’re going to buy one piece of kit this is it. Solid, dependable and very easy to use.


Wahl Lithium All In One – From £7.92

amazon, Tesco, Argos.

What they say

A compact trimmer allowing you to achieve a well-groomed look simply and easily with just one tool.

What’s in the box

Trimmer, precision cutting blade, 4 position adjustable guide comb, rotary head, eyebrow guide comb, lithium AA battery, clipper oil and cleaning brush

Ease of use

Instructions are fairly basic but if you’ve used something similar before you can work it out without them. The eyebrow comb groomed very short – was difficult to work out how to change this.

Quality

It is compact but quite light, which makes it feel cheaper than other makes. Everything did what it was supposed to do but the plastic attachments don’t feel fully durable.

Best feature

The nose trimmer was very quick and fits comfortably in nostrils. Plus, painless compared to others tried.

Conclusion

Great budget buy because it’s an excellent price for what you get.

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