From dry jokes to pranks to secret braai techniques and embarrassing dance moves, there’s so much more to Dad than meets the eye. We don’t celebrate dads nearly enough, which is why Father’s Day is such an important time to treat Dad to some of the spoils he deserves. Here’s what’s on our wishlist for Dad this Father’s Day:
Bleu de Chanel Parfum 50ml, R1700.00 (available at Edgars)
This aromatic-woody fragrance is strong and masculine, exuding self-confidence. It opens with powerful freshness, then lingers with a precious accord of New Caledonian sandalwood that reveals its generous, powerful notes in a dense and sophisticated trail. This is a timeless scent that Dad will enjoy for years to come.
Armani Code Absolu EDP 110ml, R1850.00 (available at Edgars)
The newest member of the Armani Code family, this new release comprises a tonka bean base (iconic to Armani Code), rum accord and vanilla, resulting in an unforgettable warm and spicy scent. Code Absolu evokes the bold, masculine confidence in every man to seize any moment.
John Varvatos Dark Rebel EDT 125ml, R1499.00 (available at Edgars)
Like its name suggests, this scent is inspired by a risk-taking, rebellious attitude. Pure and edgy, the fragrance is a mixture of woodsy scents, Jamaican rum, black leather and sweet tobacco. The blend gives this Oriental woody fragrance a wild edge – definitely suited to dads who are rebels at heart.
Dior Sauvage EDP 60ml, R1425.00 (available at Edgars)
Inspired by the desert in its magical twilight hour, this fragrance by Dior is fresh yet spicy. Its notes include bergamot, Papua New Guinean vanilla absolute and ambery woods. Intense and smooth, it is mysterious in nature without being pretentious. If Dad hasn’t tried it yet, now is definitely the time!
Skin and shaving
FINO Man Gel Face Wash, R70.00 (available at Clicks and Dis-Chem)
Gentle on the skin while effectively removing dirt and impurities, this invigorating gel face wash is suitable for all skin types and tones.
FINO Beard and Shave Oil, R135.00 (available at Clicks and Dis-Chem)
A great addition to every bearded dad’s arsenal, this multipurpose beard oil moisturises and softens the beard, as well as the skin underneath. It can also be used as a shaving oil and a tissue oil for dry skin.
Skin Republic Energizing Face Mask Sheet For Men, R48.00 (available at Dis-Chem and Takealot)
The perfect excuse for a little bit of pamper time at home, this sheet mask is a cotton mask with holes for the eyes, nose and mouth saturated in skin rebooting serum. Containing wrinkle-fighting CoQ10, vitamin E and complexion evening vitamin C, it cools the skin and hydrates, leaving it feeling fresh, moisturised and invigorated.
Optiphi Solar Spritz SPF30, R450.00 (available at selected salons)
Perfect for active dads, this spritz curbs the effects of UV radiation such as redness, sensitivity and photo-ageing. Oil-free, mattifying and lightweight, it is fast-absorbing and offers a broad-spectrum sunscreen. The spray bottle makes application super easy and fuss-free.
Neostrata Sheer Physical Protection SPF50, R525.00 (available at selected salons)
For dads who don’t like wearing sunscreen, this is a great easy-to-use option. This is an ultra sheer, physical broad spectrum sunscreen which provides protection from UV radiation and DNA damage. A sheer universal tint blends with the skin’s natural tone providing a matiffying finish. Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skins. It has a runny consistency that melts into the skin almost instantly.
Coverderm Maxydrat Serum, R490.00 (available at Dis-Chem)
A concentrated, extra strong formula to hydrate throughout all layers of the skin of the face and around the eyes. Lightweight, easily absorbed, hypoallergenic, ophthalmologically tested and suitable for all skin types. It leaves the skin with an unsurpassed feeling of freshness, relaxation, vitality and health. It is deeply moisturising, anti-ageing, firming, soothing, is an anti-irritant and antioxidant, and it greatly improves the elasticity of the skin.
Bleu de Chanel Shaving Cream, R960.00 (available at Edgars)
This luxurious shaving cream delivers an easy, close shave. Its clear gel texture offers perfect visibility of the beard line during shaving for a precise, controlled cut. It leaves the skin feeling soft, supple and fresh, subtly scented with the aromatic and woody notes of Bleu de Chanel, one of Chanel’s most-loved male fragrances.
Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream, R799.00 (available at www.dermalogica.co.za)
This non-greasy emulsion absorbs easily and provides immediate hydration results. It can be applied after cleansing to help hydrate skin and lock in moisture. It smoothes and relieves skin dryness with Lactic Acids and natural hydroxy acid extracts from Sugar Cane and Apple. Lavender, Patchouli and Orange essential oils combine with Green Tea to help soothe and soften.
Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash, R749.00 (available at www.dermalogica.co.za)
A rich, skin conditioning botanical cleanser for the entire body. This soap-free gel with a nourishing lather delivers all-over cleansing without over-drying. Pro-Vitamin B5 helps moisturize to leave skin feeling soft and silky. Invigorating Tea Tree, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils gently purify without stripping the skin’s own natural moisturizers, as soothing essential oils of Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage help condition and smooth.
Epimax Man Lotion, Cream and Cream Tub, R48.00 – R78.00 (available at Clicks and Dis-Chem)
Epimax is known as the dry skin saviour for the whole family, and their men’s range is sure to catch Dad’s eye. It is safe to use on any skin type (even atopic skins) and goes a long way to moisturise, lock in moisture, ease itching and relieve discomfort.
The Laser Beautique Prince Charming Facial, R1000.00
Whether it’s his first time, or if he’s already a facial aficionado, the Prince Charming Facial at The Laser Beautique will leave Dad’s skin soft, hydrated and glowing. Plus, we’re certain he’ll love the pampering too!