Tom Ford: Male Grooming Done Right

2013 was a Great year for Tom Ford. The time had come; the hotly anticipated Tom Ford for Men grooming, or beauty, range was dropped both in the UK and USA, with all eight products ready to buy from Harvey Nichols in the UK and Bergdorff Goodmann in the USA. This month, exactly 2 years ago the line has proven to be a true ‘future’ classic.

With many a man spluttering at a range that has a massive emphasis on cosmetics, you do have to stop and think that one in ten guys now openly admit to some facial enhancement through make-up, whilst this figure in some Asian countries is about 21 percent. However, this range from Tom Ford is not about short term fixes, bar a couple of items, but long term skin care that is beneficial for many years to come. Knowing that the man himself looks many years younger than he is, this range, in partnership with Estee Lauder, reflects his own regime; cleansing and moisturising twice a day.

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Tom Ford for Men Skincare and Grooming, fall-winter 2013-14 ad campaign featuring Tom Ford’s  favourite model Yuan Betancourt. Tom Ford once again photographed the campaign himself. (Click photo to enlarge). 

The packaging is as decadent as you would expect from Tom Ford, and the adverts as hormonaly appealing, featuring his favourite model Yuan Betancourt, as usual from the man who could sell sex to a madam of the night. But what makes up the range? As you can see, the prices are not expensive but these are investment pieces however they do have a expertise and technology from the afore mentioned Estee Lauder who holds the lisence for the Tom Ford fragrances. I will indeed be putting these on my Christmas list…and I expect most of you will be too. 

Lòng gone are the days when men relied on just soap and water. The new grooming regimens designed for the discerning gentleman are easy to use and oh-so-effective.

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Juan Betancourt by Tom Ford (Click photo to enlarge).

For many years, women dominated the skincare market, apart from barber-approved unguents and robust colognes, men of our fathers’ and grandfathers’ vintage typically steered clear of so-called ‘beauty’ products in fear of emasculation. But, in recent years, things have deviated from the norm and we males have begun to care a little more (again) about the condition of our skin. The question now isn’t why we should start but why we didn’t start sooner.

Tom Ford range of male grooming products is just what the doctor ordered. Built on the ideal that men’s grooming should be straightforward and effective, Tom Ford for Men is a range of essentials every appearance-conscious gentleman requires to put his best foot (and face) forward.

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Juan Betancourt by Tom Ford (Click photo to enlarge).

This eight-piece collection consists of six multi-functional products and two grooming solutions. The former were formulated to improve skin texture and counter the effects of a man’s hectic lifestyle of late nights and sun exposure on the skin. The two grooming products in the same line were designed to correct flaws and improve skin’s appearance.

The secret behind the effectiveness of these products is the use of three specially formulated Tom Ford complexes, created by combining Eastern and Western practices. Using plant extracts, botanical agents, ingredients with soothing qualities and antioxidants, these complexes help in skin cleansing and rejuvenation. The first is the Tom Ford Purifying Complex, which promotes skin purification by removing toxins in the dermis. Second, the Tom Ford Skin Calming Complex helps reduce skin irritation and protects against environmental pollutants. Last, the Tom Ford Infusing Complex introduces nutrients to stimulate skin cell regeneration. All this culminates in a skincare range that is extremely easy to use and, yet, immensely effective The foundation of any skincare line is its cleanser and moisturiser.

Purifying Face Cleanser,

This cleanser features the Tom Ford Purifying and Skin Calming Complexes to leave skin exceptionally clean without tightness or dryness. It’s no lightweight when it comes to cleansing the skin of the impurities a life of whisky-imbibing, stogie-smoking, and smoggy city-dwelling can bring. A foaming gel cleanser, wich lightweight formula conditions and hydrates the skin as it unclogs pores and prepares skin for a smooth shave. It rinses beautifully without drying, so your face looks and feels smooth, refreshed and energized.

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Tom Ford for Men: Purifying Face Cleanser (Click photo to enlarge).

Tom Ford For Men Purifying Face Cleanser

Tom Ford for Men: Purifying Face Cleanser (Click photo to enlarge).

Intensive Purifying Mud Mask,

Then, there is the Tom Ford for Men Purifying Mud Mask. A weekly clay mask treatment is integral to your personal grooming routine. Tom Ford developed this time-signaling Mud Mask to counter the dulling and irritating effects of a busy lifestyle on the skin. As the mask turns light gray, it draws out oil, dirt and toxins and diminishes tension lines. When you rinse it off, your skin feels clean, hydrated and conditioned, and reveals a cleaner and more youthful-looking skin.

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Tom Ford for Men: Purifying Mud Mask (Click photo to enlarge).

Tom Ford For Men Mud Mask

Tom Ford for Men: Purifying Mud Mask (Click photo to enlarge).

Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer,

The Tom Ford for Men Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer is a vèry fast-absorbing, but comfortable moisturiser. A hydrating and conditioning moisturizer is essential to achieving well-kept skin. This lightweight, quick-absorbing, skin-mattifying moisturizer uses the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes with a combination of luxurious butters to hydrate your skin, help reverse dullness and help reduce the look of fine lines and pores. It leaves your face looking toned, polished and reenergized.

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Tom Ford for Men: Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer (Click photo to enlarge).

Skin Revitalizing Concentrate,

When your skin is depleted or dry, adding a multifunctional treatment oil into your regimen before moisturizing is one of the simplest ways to energize and regenerate it. This concentrate contains the highest concentration of the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes, plus essential oils and other enriching natural ingredients. Lightly scented with vanilla, patchouli and bergamot, this treatment oil helps fight the effects of fatigue on the skin and also promotes skin repair as you sleep. It deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin and it conditions it before shaving and soothes it afterwards. Your skin has fewer fine lines and greater resilience against damage. An amazing product. Call it a Holy Grail!

Tom Ford For Men Skin Revitalizing Concentrate

Tom Ford For Men Skin Revitalizing Concentrate (Click photo to enlarge).

Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment,

The eyes are the first place people look when they meet you. They are also the first part of your face to show signs of aging and fatigue. The bane of most professionals (hunched, as we so often are for hours at a time, over blinking digital screens) is tired eyes and Tom Ford for Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment helps tackle this. It lifts and firms the skin around the eyes, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This multi-beneficial, restorative eye treatment is infused with the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes, to lift and firm the look of the skin around the eyes, helping to diminish the look of lines and wrinkles. The silver-tip applicator helps to cool your skin to help reduce visible puffiness, leaving your eyes looking refreshed and awake. Like the Skin Revitalizing Concentrate, a Holy Grail.

Tip: The Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment , when possible, keep it in your fridge. It’s more refreshing and works even better against puffy eyes, and relief to tired eyes. It may be applied more often per day.

Tom Ford For Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment

Tom Ford For Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment (Click photo to enlarge)

Hydrating Lip Balm,

One side effect of living in a place with erratic weather is chapped lips. Tom Ford for Men Hydrating Lip Balm is a sure way to prevent that from happening. One of the simplest things a man can do to improve his looks is to combat dry lips and improve their smoothness and texture. The Tom Ford ultra-emollient lip balm contains a unique blend of natural oils (like almond), avocado extract, vitamins and butters to soothe and condition. The balm seals in moisture, helping to protect lips from the effects of any kind of weather so they look and feel comfortable.

For those who are more willing to take a walk on the wild side, there are two flaw-correcting products: Tom Ford for Men Concealer and the Tom Ford for Men Bronzing Gel. The former perfectly blends and hides skin imperfections, while the latter adds that after-sun glow to your skin, perfect for preventing your skin from looking too pasty outside of summer.

Tom Ford For Men Hydrating Lip Balm

Tom Ford For Men Hydrating Lip Balm (Click photo to enlarge).

Concealer for Men,

Every man’s face occasionally suffers from redness, blemishes, under-eye circles or razor nicks. These things can be swiftly camouflaged with concealer in a natural-looking way. Tom Ford For Men Concealer is a practical, simple tool: a twist-up stick that is offered in three shades. It can be applied with your fingers after your moisturizer or eye treatment, and it will seamlessly blend into the skin as it hides imperfections.

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Tom Ford for Men: Concealer (Click photo to enlarge).

Tom Ford For Men Concealer

Tom Ford for Men: Concealer (Click photo to enlarge).

Bronzing Gel,

Developed to mimic the look of a few minutes of sun on the skin and lift the complexion with a healthy-looking touch of color, the Tom Ford Bronzing Gel is made with a water-based, oil-free formula that blends in easily without masking your skin’s natural features. It features the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes to calm and comfort the skin. The Bronzing Gel can be used all over the face, or simply swiped onto the places the sun would naturally hit you harder: the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and the top of the forehead.

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Tom Ford for Men: Bronzing Gel (Click photo to enlarge).

Tom Ford For Men Bronzing Gel

Tom Ford for Men: Bronzing Gel (Click photo to enlarge).

For more information: http://www.tomford.com

 

by Jean Amr

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