Men’s skincare routines often prioritise efficiency over pampering. At Codex Beauty, they would like to change that. Giving your face a good, thorough cleansing and moisturising can (and should!) feel good, too. They’ve designed a super relaxing yet ultra-effective facial treatment to clear out pores, soften tough patches, and give skin a healthy, rested glow—which is something that men deserve just as much as women.
Step 1: Cleanse and Exfoliate
First, make your cleansing experience calming: Massage the Bia Wash Off Cleansing Oil (RRP €55) into your face using small, circular motions to remove dirt from pores. Then, gently rub a warm, damp washcloth all over your face to take off the cleanser—the heat helps relax your muscles and the nubby texture of the washcloth provides a light exfoliation.
Step 2: Slap on the serum
This is the pre-amble to your moisturiser, and if you’re missing this step then you’re missing a trick. And you don’t really need to slap it on – just a few drops can deliver real results deep into your skin, and serums are great for targeting specific skin concerns such as ageing. Our Antu Brightening Serum (RRP: €95) is a light serum that hydrates and helps skin plump and firm.
Step 3: Add a Layer of Comfort
The difference between skin that feels great or not-so-great (think tight and dry) after cleansing? Facial oil. You have to layer one under your moisturizer for an extra dose of hydration (especially if you shave regularly, which can lead to redness and irritation). Bia Facial Oil (RRP: €85) seals in a blend of soothing, nourishing botanicals (prickly pear, rosehip) but doesn’t leave a greasy residue.
Step 4: Moisturize Well
Top your face oil with a cream—this creates an occlusive barrier, so all the nutrients you just applied will remain in your skin and not evaporate. Our Antu Brightening Moisturiser (RRP: €85) is a restoring daytime moisturizer that protects the skin barrier and helps defend against exposure airborne particulate matter pollutants. This brightening moisturizer re-hydrates your skin, and is clinically proven to alleviate damage caused by UV light exposure and refine the appearance of pores.
Step 5: Revive Your Eyes
The eye zone is often neglected in skincare routines, but it’s first area to show signs of aging and fatigue. The skin here also happens to be thin, so it needs a cream with a different texture than a face cream to absorb well. Our Bia Eye Gel Cream (RRP: €55) has a unique gel-cream consistency to help it sink in quickly and it’s loaded with calming aloe vera, cucumber and arnica to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Tip: Store the tube in the fridge so it goes on with a cooling sensation to wakes you up in the morning.
Once you’ve got your morning routine sussed, don’t forget to spend a few minutes on your skin before bed too. Your skincare steps should basically be the same as in the morning, except you’ll want to invest in a separate night cream especially for when you’re catching those zzzs!
Made with our patent-pending, potent AntüComplex™ formula, Antü Brightening Night Cream (RRP:€90) brightening night cream re-hydrates your skin, and is clinically proven to improve skin tone uniformity and soften skin overnight.
With Father’s Day right around the corner, Dr. Bronner’s, the organic and fair trade soap and personal care brand, is offering a selection of gift ideas to show appreciation for all dads. Made with organic and fair trade certified biodegradable ingredients, the selected products from the Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint range include shaving soaps, bar soaps, and gift sets that are perfect to show fatherly figures and the environment that you care.
Loved by dads such as, Westlife’s, Nicky Byrne, American actor, Adam Scott and more, Dr. Bronner’s Ireland along with HealthyBuzz.ie, have chosen the following products to help treat dads across the country this Father’s Day, nourishing their skin while caring for the planet, too.
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Peppermint Pure-Castile Liquid Soap – from €3.95
Refreshing with invigorating fair trade and organic certified peppermint oil, the Dr. Bronner’s original peppermint scent is a fan favourite. Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Liquid Soaps are great for just about any cleaning task which means dads can not only use it on them themselves and around the house but also can clean their car or even their muddy football boots, too. The Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Liquid Soaps are made with no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents.
Dr. Bronner’s All-One Peppermint Pure-Castile Bar Soap – 140g – €6.95
Scented with fair trade and organic certified peppermint essential oil to cool the skin, clear sinuses and sharpen the mind, the Dr. Bronner’s bar soap is the perfect size for carrying around in your gym or sports bag. Dr. Bronner’s most popular and original scent, the Peppermint Pure-Castile Bar Soap is made with certified fair trade ingredients and organic certified hemp, coconut, and olive oils for a soft, smooth lather that is caring for your skin and the environment. Each bar soap is 100% biodegradable and packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled wrapper.
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Peppermint Shaving Soap – 207mls – €14.50
Give the gift of a smooth shave this Father’s Day with Dr. Bronner’s Organic Shaving Soaps. Perfect for dads on the go as the great lather and moisturising qualities make it a quick and easy shave while also being kind to your skin! Squirt a little bit of shaving soap onto your hands and rub them together for a good lather, apply to face and continue to rub soap into skin and hair, enhancing the lather and preparing skin for a good, clean shave. Made with certified fair trade and organic ingredients, Dr. Bronner’s Organic Peppermint Shaving Soap works best right out of the shower, when skin is moist and hairs are soft.
Also available in Lavender to soothe and relax, Tea Tree for powerful antibacterial properties, Lemongrass/Lime for citrusy zing and Baby Mild-Unscented for the sensitive types!
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Hygiene Spray – Peppermint – €6.95
Perfect for busy dads on-the-go, the Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Hygiene Spray is an essential for the working from home desk, the car and the gym bag too! Made with organic and fair trade oils and contains the active ingredient, ethyl alcohol, which is 99.9% effective against germs, while the peppermint oil leave behind an uplifting scent. Organic glycerin, which naturally draws moisture into the skin, is added to the hand spray rather than synthetic petrochemical thickeners, leaving a smooth after-feel that is not sticky or drying.
The Dr. Bronner range is stocked in health stores and selected pharmacies nationwide and can also be purchased online at www.healthybuzz.ie