Boys’ toys: The high-tech grooming gadgets every man needs
by Zoe Dickens
Your bathroom cabinet may be full of the best grooming products for sailors and sea-inspired scents but, when it comes down to the real business of day-to-day grooming, there’s always room for a gadget or two. Give your regime a modern spin with our edit of the best high-tech grooming products for men…
Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric toothbrush
Even the most basic grooming regimen includes brushing your teeth and few brushes will do a better job than Oral-B’s latest release. Far more than just a standard electric toothbrush, it features a pressure sensor to protect gums, built in timer, position detector to help you improve your technique and a dedicated smartphone app for that all important feedback on your performance.
Genius 9000 Electric toothbrush, from £139.99, Oral-B
Braun Series 9 shaver
Whether you prefer a clean shaven look or sport meticulously maintained stubble, Braun’s Series 9 shaver is about as reliable and efficient as they come. The product of five years of development by a team of 60 scientists and engineers, its titanium coated blades cut at a rate of 40,000 actions per minute while its patented SyncroSonic technology adapts to the contours of your face resulting in shave quick and gentle enough to avoid irritation.
Series 9 shaver, £329.99, Braun
Darphin L’Institut Facial Sonic Cleansing and Massaging Expert
Never thought of cleansing as an essential part of your grooming routine? Then you could be undoing all the hard work you’re putting in. Luckily Darphin’s retro-style sonic cleansing and massaging expert makes the whole process a little more fun while offering a myriad of benefits including the removal of impurities, smoother, younger looking skin, better microcirculation and an improvement in the effectiveness of your moisturiser.
L’Institut Facial Sonic Cleansing and Massaging Expert, £125, Darphin at Space N.K.
While a healthy does of Vitamin D can do wonders for the complexion the prolonged exposure many superyacht owners experience can take its toll over time – which is where LightStim comes in. This handheld gadget delivers a dose of LED light energy that stimulates collagen and elastin production eliminating fine lines and wrinkles without the need for Botox or other chemical procedures. There are also versions for acne and joint pain as well as a smartphone app so you can track your treatment time.
LED anti-ageing device, $249, LightStim
Simplehuman sensor mirror
Want to get really up close and personal? Simplehuman's sensor mirror provides 5x magnification as well as illuminating your face with a ring of bright LED lights as you approach. Plus it’s cordless and recharges via a USB plug providing the perfect solution for yacht en suites that are on the small or dark side.
Sensor mirror, £159.99, Simplehuman