Avojo – The Black Peel Off Mask

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We’ve just given the Avojo black peel off mask a test run, and can report back that for anyone who suffers with blackheads and or spots, this little tube of gunk is unreal. Be prepared for some grime when you remove it after 25-30 minutes, with dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells all removed. Apply it to your cleansed nose, forehead and chin (T-zone) and let it work its magic.... Read More

The Topic of Body Hair

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Body hair, the subject of much debate – do the fairer sex find it attractive and manly or is it a serious turn off. We’ll never have an answer in truth, because everyone is different. However, the real question you should be answering is – what do you I want? It’s all down to personal preference, unless you’re a world class cyclist where a lack of... Read More

IMEDEEN x Ugo Monye

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We’ve covered IMEDEEN a few times on Ape to Gentleman, but more as a news piece rather than an actual review. With IMEDEEN’s reputation growing, we thought it was about time we trialled the product itself. IMEDEEN man-age-ment is the choice option for men; providing unique anti-ageing and skin improving benefits. IMEDEEN importantly, don’t tout their products... Read More

Parissa – Home Waxing

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Body hair has always been a point of contention in the men’s grooming arena – is it okay for a man to reveal his hairy back on the beach, should he wax his chest? One thing we can all agree on, waxing your hair feet is acceptable. Maybe you’re a sportsman, a swimmer or cyclist perhaps – and benefit from a hairless torso. Vanity or function, there’s no right or... Read More

Three of the Best: Toothpastes

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By now, I trust you’re well aware of the benefits of correct oral care – something we’ve all had instilled in us since childhood. The connection between oral health and overall health is a close one – your mouth, full of bacteria can be easily controlled by the body’s immune system, twice-daily brushing and flossing. It’s worth reinforcing now, that you... Read More

The Shelf: Holiday Essentials

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When a gentleman travels there are certain boxes which must be ticked when it comes to the packing of grooming products; ease of use, small in size, essential. Clothing a-side, and mandatory grooming products such as a toothbrush, here are three recommendations that we had to share. All three are new to the men’s grooming world, and cover off a multitude of sins. Triumph &... Read More

Top 10 Beard Care Products

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With the trend for facial hair, be it designer stubble or a serious beard, set to continue we thought it prudent to document our Top 10 Beard Care products. Wearing facial hair or a beard can teeter on the brink of ‘Ape’ if care isn’t taken. Whereas a true gentleman would put a little effort into cleansing, conditioning, styling and maintaining his facial hair... Read More

pH Balanced Skin

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We spend a lot of time and energy pursuing a “balanced” life – In work, finances and family time. But when it comes to men’s grooming, we often overlook a balancing act that’s key to wellness – Balanced skin! Balanced skin is achieved when skin maintains the ideal pH of 5.5. At this slightly acidic pH, the skin is optimised to seal in hydration while protecting us... Read More

Grooming in the Field

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Glastonbury, Latitude, Primavera – these names conjure up nothing but thoughts of new bands, aged musicians of old, late nights and drinking cider in a sunny field. Yes, music festival season is upon us – which means all of the aforementioned, along with some notable changes required to your grooming routine. Gone is the option of a hot shower or bath, a clean sink... Read More

The Truth About Male Waxing

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While male waxing is growing in popularity, it does remain somewhat of a taboo. Well, no longer – Ape to Gentleman are smashing that taboo. Unsightly body hair, should be removed for a variety of reasons – and crucially, if it makes you feel better, go for it. The next step is actually getting it done – which can be a worrisome thought, so we enlisted the help... Read More