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6 items to update your grooming collection with for the new year

As the common adage goes: new year, new you. If you don’t already have one, it’s time to update your grooming collection for 2020.

There’s something about the new year that makes you want to start afresh. Get a new wardrobe, update your style, and maybe even your grooming collection. Go on, take a good look at the list of items in your grooming repertoire. Is it looking a little outdated? Is your bottle of fragrance, for example, the same one you’ve used for the past 10 years?

In line with the new decade, it’s time you updated your grooming collection. Perhaps you could go out of your comfort zone and try something new – you might even surprise yourself by liking it. Maybe you already know what you like and what you’re used to. That’s okay too. You can upgrade it to something better to start the new decade on a good note. 

Now, it’s time to do a bit of shopping to upgrade your grooming collection. 

1. A new fragrance

BOSS bottled
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Toss that dusty bottle of cologne you’ve been hoarding for the past 10 years and get something new. Our suggestion? The BOSS Bottled perfume. It’s a classic and timeless scent that will go with any outfit you have and fit all occasions.

The BOSS Bottled has top notes of apple and citrus with floral and spicy heart notes of pelargonium, warm cinnamon, and cloves. Towards the end of the day, the scent unfolds into something warmer and more masculine – sandalwood, vetiver, and cedar. This makes this a great everyday cologne to wear.


2. An exfoliating facial wash

(Image credit: Philosophy)

As a modern man, you probably already use a facial wash as part of your daily grooming routine. Why not take it a step further with the Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash that also promises to exfoliate your skin while cleansing it? It’s double duty work for just one skincare step. 


3. A styling product suited to your hair type

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It pains us to say this, but that hair product you’ve been using for the past 10 years is probably not going to cut it anymore. Not only has your hairstyle changed in the past 10 years, but your hair type is probably different too. Go to your barber and get them to determine your hair type and what styling products are best for it. Local brand Mentega might be able to solve your problem with its collection of hair products ranging from a buttery pomade to a sea salt spray and also hair clay.

4. Invest in an eye cream

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If you haven’t started using an eye serum yet, shame on you. If you have, well done. Give yourself a pat on the back and try this ClarinsMen Anti-fatigue Eye Serum for good measure. Its lightweight gel texture is perfect for all skin types and leaves a matte finish while smoothing out wrinkles. The gel itself has depuffing properties, which means that the late nights out you have won’t show itself in the form of bags the following day.

5. Your new favourite shaver

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It’s time to stop wasting money on expensive disposable razors and invest in a top-notch quality electric shaver. The Braun Series 9 9290CC is a pretty good investment. The wet and dry electric foil shaver is not only efficient and comfortable but also boasts Series 9 features SyncroSonic technology that adapts to your beard contour to provide extra shaving power wherever it needs.

6. An electric toothbrush

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Regular men use regular toothbrushes. If you want to be an outstanding man, then you need to make the switch to an electric toothbrush. The Oral-B Pro 1000 is a pretty good choice with all-rounded benefits.

Why get an electric toothbrush at all? Chances are, with a regular toothbrush, you’re not brushing as clean as you should be. With this particular model, there’s a two-minute timer to ensure the cleanest set of teeth, an easy-to-use programme, and also a wide range of brush heads available.

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.