Ah, Spring – the time of year when a man’s thoughts inevitably turn toward renewal and rejuvenation. The new season’s clothes are in the shops and summer is just around the corner.

Now is the perfect time to take better care of your body. And rebooting your grooming routine is the perfect place to start. After all, a different set of climate conditions calls for a different set of steps to keep you looking your best.



Great skin starts with proper daily cleansing. And by that we don’t mean a quick splashdown in the shower with an all-in-one shower gel. Equip yourself with a cleanser specifically formulated for the face and importantly – your skin type.


Formulated for all skin types Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser produces a foaming lather that cleanses skin of excess oils, dirt and debris and will not over-dry or strip skin of natural moisture. (150ml R340)

Clean your skin like an expert with Placecol Clean Start Facial Wash. This no-drying gel cleanser effectively foams away skin impurities on a cellular level while removing excess oil. (150ml R295)

Ultra-light Lab Series Pro LS all-in-one Face Cleansing Gel instantly refreshes while delivering four essential skin benefits: cooling, purifying, balancing, and conditioning leaving your face ready for a close, smooth shave. (ml R310)

For men prone to oily skin in the warmer months, Clinique for Men Oil Control Face Wash thoroughly cleanses normal to oily skin and removes excess shine leaving skin feeling fresh, comfortable, never tight or dry. (200ml R385)



If you want smooth, clear skin the first thing you have to do is clear away the buildup of dead skin cells and dry patches that prevent fresh, healthy skin from shining through and moisture being absorbed. Twice a week should be enough.


Specially formulated for normal to oily skin, Tom Ford Energising Face Scrub contains crushed apricot seeds to help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. (100ml R925)

Not only does Lab Series Invigorating Face Scrub reduce the risk of clogged pores and blackheads it also lifts ingrown hairs prepping skin for a smooth shave. (100ml R450)

Formulated with Marine Phytoplankton in a Vitamin E base Elemis Energising Skin Scrub rapidly resurfaces, ‘polishes’ and brightens dull skin. (75ml R705, exclusive to Edgars)

Clinique for Men Face Scrub revives and smoothes skin, removing dead flakes and oil buildup. (100ml R400)

Dual action Clarins Men 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser with deep-cleansing microbeads, gently removes embedded sweat, oil and dead surface cells. (125ml R340)



As part of your spring-clean try a deep-cleansing clay maskwhich will vacuum up grease and grime. To make it especially effective, apply after exfoliating. Used together it’s like having your own spring-cleaning team, right there on your bathroom shelf.

Formulated with Amazonian White Clay, Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask gently draws out dirt, oil and toxins that clog skin pores. (125ml R480)

Two oil-eliminating products in one, Lab Series Oil Control Clay Cleanser + Mask foams up with water for a daily cleanser or can be applied as a face mask twice a week. (100ml R445)

Clinique for Men Face Scrub revives and smoothes skin, removing dead flakes and oil buildup. (100ml R400)

Dual action Clarins Men 2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser with deep-cleansing microbeads, gently removes embedded sweat, oil and dead surface cells. (125ml R340)



During winter you likely needed a thick, rich moisturiser and had to slather it all over your face and neck to keep your skin hydrated. But come spring, that same lotion will probably feel too heavy. Switch to a lighter version and if your morning mirror time is limited, opt for one with SPF.

 A lightweight and invisible daily moisturiser with SPF, Lab Series Day Rescue Defense Lotion SPF35 helps defend against high-impact elements like sun, climate and pollution. (50ml R515)

Formulated to immediately nourish and hydrate skin after shaving (or exfoliating) Elemis Daily Moisture Boost leaves skin feeling soothed and hydrated. (50ml R700 exclusive to Edgars)

A highly concentrated treatment with anti-oxidant and skin calming properties, Placecol Rescue Therapy helps soothe and restore damaged skin. (30ml R250)

Revitalise winter skin with Clarins Men Super Moisture Balm, its non-greasy formula protects against pollution and won’t leave your skin shiny. (50ml R400)

A lightweight, oil-free formula that absorbs quickly into skin, Clinique for Men SPF 21 Moisturiser hydrates and offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. (100ml R560)



Whether you call it body wash or shower gel, the liquid-gel has become an omnipresent part of the modern man’s grooming routine. Gel cleansers are less likely to unsettle your skin’s pH levels than ordinary bar soap that tends to strip the skin of its essential oils.

Give your day a zesty start with Elemis Sharp Shower Body Wash, it contains enlivening Spearmint & Peppermint oils blended with plant extracts and a nourishing milk protein base. (300ml R 550, exclusive to Edgars)



A scrub down in the shower is a quick and easy way to remove dead winter skin cell build-up that can clog pores and leave your skin flaky and itchy. By removing all the grit and grime and leaving a clean surface, your skin will be primed for moisturising.

Prep your summer body with Elemis Lime & Ginger Salt Glow, a suspension of Lime, Ginger and Salt in a unique blend of nourishing Bergamot, Coconut and Sweet Almond Oils. (490g R1005, exclusive to Edgars)

Elemis Body Detox Brush is your new best friend. Natural cactus bristles lift and brush away dead cells prepping skin for a sleek new start. (R605 exclusive to Edgars)

The tiny grains of Jojoba Seed Powder and Pumice found in Kiehl’s Grooming Solutions Exfoliating Body Soap power through dirt and oil for a deep exfoliating clean, while still treating skin gently enough for everyday use. (200g R490)


Now that you’ve washed and sloughed away dead cells and grime your skin is well prepped to absorb a body moisturiser. But don’t skimp on the quality – look for one rich in nutrients and essential oils. Your skin deserves it. And with swimwear season imminent, there isn’t a better time to start than right now.

Light on the skin, but rich in 24hr hydration, Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter is rich and nourishing. (from R265)

Rich in nourishing Starflower and Camellia Tea Seed Oils Elemis Skin Nourishing Body Cream replenishes and softens tough, dry post winter skin. (200ml R660 exclusive to Edgars)



Editor | Neil Doveton
Art director | Peter Georgiades
Photographer | Ian Engelbrecht | One League
Assistant stylist | Corey Boyana

*Prices and product availability are subject to change