As View the Vibe’s in-house fashion and beauty addict with a Y chromosome, it only made sense that Philip start his own column devoted exclusively to grooming products for gents. Philip’s Pick features all the best items for men who believe putting in the effort to look and feel great (both inside and out) is not just for the ladies. Our boy also tests all the products himself, which is probably why he looks so great all the time… right?
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of checking out Fuzz Wax Bar’s grand opening of their new Annex location at 488 Bloor West. As part of the media who got to visit, I also received a complimentary wax – the nature of which I’ll keep between myself, God, and my lovely waxist, Jenny. Following my (basically) pain-free 1-2-3, I was given a little purple tub of Skin Perfecting Body Scrub to help with the after-care.
Developed by Canadian company Consonant Skincare, in collaboration with Fuzz Wax Bar, the Skin Perfecting Body Scrub was specifically designed to prepare skin for waxing, help prevent in-grown hairs after the fact, and effectively exfoliate dead skin cells. It’s a little different than most other scrubs on the market as it combines two different “grains” (salt and sugar) for a more complete exfoliation. Also, the sugar and salt work well with the glycerin base as it improves their adherence to your skin (as opposed to oil and cream which would slough them off). The texture of the grains feels a little rough and unusual at first, but that baby-soft, bump-free skin after continued use is totally worth it.
The Consonant Skincare Skin Perfecting Body Scrub should be applied in the shower with your hand or a cloth by gently rubbing it in a circular motion over the area you’re going to wax, followed by a thorough rinse. You should be doing this twice a week normally and every day in the week leading up to a waxing, and then also daily for the seven days following. Gentlemen, if you’re like me and are not exactly thrilled by body hair, visiting a trusted wax lady coupled with Skin Perfecting Body Scrub is something you, too, will be increasingly relying on to get you through those long, hot, mostly-naked summer months.
Consonant’s Skin Perfecting Body Scrub is available online and at Fuzz Wax Bar salons for $30.00.
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