The grooming industry for men is booming and all signs indicate it is going to continue growing. It was not that long ago that male grooming was generally seen as being less macho, but today those opinions are largely gone and the act of grooming has become mainstream.
As a result there are countless grooming products being created for men. Whether it is hair or skin care products, more and more men are choosing to make grooming a part of their daily routine.
Men are now shopping for these products by themselves instead of relying on their significant other to guide them in the right direction.
Why is it important for men to carefully choose grooming products? The answer is simple: ingredients. The majority of hair products, fragrances and skin care creams contain harmful chemicals that actually cause damage over time. Some skin care products that advertise to moisturize and revitalize feel great at first, but users eventually find themselves experiencing skin irritation.
According to studies conducted by market research firm NPD Group, about 25 percent of men are using some form of facial skin care product. Whether it is facial wash, moisturizer, after shave lotion, or something as simple as lip balm, more men are choosing to invest in daily grooming routines.
When you consider the number of men that also invest in hair products, you can imagine the percentage being even higher.
Education is a big part of grooming so make sure to fully understand the products you are buying and be aware of the ingredients you are using on your hair and skin.
Here are some top ingredients to avoid when choosing grooming products for men according to Huff Post:
- Acetylated Lanolin
- Butyl Stearate
- Octyl Palmitate
- Sodium Lauryl
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate
- Propylene Glycol (PG)
- Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
- Ethylene Glycol (EG)
- Diethanolmine (DEA)
- Triethanolamine (TEA