The grooming industry is growing. Men are spending more money on their hair and skin than ever before and, as investment in the science behind skincare grows, new active ingredients and products are appearing. Here, we present a short primer on what you could be doing for your appearance in 2020 that you perhaps haven’t done before. Some of it may sound scary (the LED face mask makes for a brilliant Halloween costume), but if you incorporate this lot into your routine, you’ll have barely changed at all by the time we get to 2030.
What do you mean you’re not using retinol? Ask any woman in your orbit and she’ll likely tell you the stuff has changed her life. Essentially a concentrated form of vitamin A that works to smooth out fine lines, reduce redness and scarring and combat acne, retinol is something of a wonder ingredient. Apply a little of 111Skin’s Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil at bedtime to revamp your skin. Be sure to wear SPF the following day, however, as retinol increases the skin’s photosensitivity. You could also try glycolic acid wipes, such as the Glycolic Exfoliating and Resurfacing Wipes from Anthony, which work by exfoliating and dissolving any impurities on the skin, leaving it as smooth as a boiled egg.