Father’s Day can be hard to shop for. What do you get someone who seems to have it all already? Instead of buying the expected socks or golf balls that your Dad pretends to be surprised about every year, it’s time to switch it up and buy something he’d never expect and didn’t know he needed until now. We’re standing up for what’s right and making the case for skincare this year.
Father’s tend to be reluctant to invest in skincare products or facials but not because they don’t want to, but because they don’t have any idea where to start. And can we blame them? Even the beauty brainiacs can feel overwhelmed by the world of skincare every now and then. Now imagine your poor old Dad trying to find his way through the A-Z of skincare ingredients that all come in multiple strengths and formulas. He may be your trusted go-to guy when the dreaded check engine light flashes or you’re in desperate need of a handyman, or a delicious family BBQ to welcome a new partner, but now it’s time to show off your skincare skills (with a little help from us of course).
No matter what his skin type or concern is, there’s a product or facial (for those who like to be pampered) out there that can help. We’ve created the ultimate Father’s Day gift guide filled with skincare goodies, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
PRODUCTS FOR FATHERS DAY:
Gift your Dad with everything he needs for his skin this summer with five of Image Skincare’s best-selling products specially designed for days in the sun. Waking up refreshed isn’t so easy in this heat as we toss and turn and collect sweat particles throughout the night, but it’s not completely impossible.
Begin the day with a gentle cleanser to remove sweat, bacteria and oil to let the skin breathe, followed by a potent vitamin C serum with protective antioxidants and vitamins. Then apply a matte moisturiser to reduce an oily appearance with broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. To finish Image Skincare’s routine, generously apply Ormedic Moisturising Lip Complex.
After a long day in the sun, cool down with an ultra-soothing aloe vera gel masque to instantly hydrate, restore natural pH levels and support healing against environmental damage.
Ideal for Dad’s that would benefit from a professional treatment but can’t be torn away from the sofa watching Euro 2020 - never get between a guy and football. Unless it’s with Déesse Pro Express LED Mask, the one and only exception to the rule as it can be used anywhere, anytime (even at a live game).
Red and near-infrared LEDs team up to increase collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, heal and repair damaged skin cells, and increase blood flow – which is all possible with a beer in his hand whilst watching the football this Father’s Day. What more could a man want?
Unless your Dad is hot on skincare, you might have to show him how to use these at first. But after that, this cryo ball set will be his new favourite set of tools (but don’t forget to tell him to keep these in the fridge and not his toolbox). Simply massage into the skin to awaken a tired-looking complexion by boosting blood circulation, reducing puffiness, soothing and tightening the skin. It can even help to relieve allergy symptoms which are at an all-time high during this time of year.
A cold ice lolly may have worked a treat before in this heat, but now watch him reach into the fridge for Young LDN Cryo Ball Set instead. As an added bonus, they’ll finally be ice lollies left for you to have after an unbearably hot and sweaty journey over.
Bring the beautiful, uplifting scent of summer indoors all year round with this vibrant, fruity woodwick candle with notes of juicy black plum, fresh rhubarb with hints of pear and peach. Hand blended with natural oils and hand-poured for a personal touch to minimise wastage and maximise quality.
Whether you’re celebrating Father’s Day with a night in on the sofa, or having the family over for Sunday lunch, this candle will complement everyone’s day with an unforgettable scent.
Bad Norwegian Gift Set Face is a minimalist Dad’s dream including only the essentials - Revitalise Face anti-wrinkle cream and Wash Face cleanser. Use Revitalise Face morning and night to restore a youthful complexion, heal and nurture the skin after shaving, showering and a day fighting off environmental aggressors. Gently cleanse the skin from impurities with Wash Face combined with a rich moisturiser to provide lasting hydration.
This gift set is made entirely from natural ingredients, cruelty and vegan free with zero smell for those with sensitive skin.
Encourage your Dad to wind down and take it easy this Father’s Day with iS Clinical Hydra-Intensive Cooling Masque. This powerful hydrating masque delivers moisture straight to the source whilst plumping out fine lines and calming inflammation - thanks to naturally derived hyaluronic acid, rosemary and aloe leaf oil, and antioxidant resveratrol.
For Dad’s who want a face mask with a little less fuss, choose Dr. Nigma Talib’s sheet mask that harnesses the power of nature and science to enhance the skin’s natural luminosity. Its infused with marine collagen, edelweiss extract, seaweed extract and hyaluronic acid to brighten and even out skin tone for a fresh, dewy look whilst reducing the signs of ageing.
If you can only persuade your Dad to be invested in one anti-ageing product, let it be Image Skincare Ageless Total Pure Hyaluronic Filler. This high concentrated topical filler contains six lower and higher molecular weight hyaluronic acid to deliver intense hydration to every layer of skin filling in fine lines without the need for injections. It’s the gift that keeps on giving as it’s time-released to top up hydration levels throughout the day.
FACIALS AT YOUNG LDN FOR FATHERS DAY
A breath of fresh air never hurt anyone, especially Dad’s with an office job. This facial will give the skin a boost of oxygen increasing blood flow and bringing vital nutrients to the surface of the skin for a healthy, radiant complexion. Plus, it clears and firms the skin as well as reduces the appearance of acne, rosacea and telangiectasia (thread-like veins).
If we get low levels of oxygen, it can cause the skin to act out and develop skin conditions. The Breath Of Fresh Air Oxygen Facial can help to prevent this from happening and act as a cure. Pure oxygen is aimed directly at the skin and will leave it feeling rejuvenated and nourished back to optimal health.
The Spectra Hollywood Carbon Peel, better known as the Hollywood Peel, is ideal for those who need a quick facial fix but only have 45 minutes to spare before they need to get back to Dad duties. The best part? There’s absolutely no compromise on the results. It softens fine lines and wrinkles, smooths uneven skin tone, tightens and brightens the complexion.
A carbon peel, similar to a mud mask, is applied to the skin which attracts the laser. The energy from the laser will then remove the carbon peel and reveal refreshed and revitalised skin. If it’s good enough for celebrities, we guarantee it’s good enough for Father’s Day - give your Dad the VIP treatment he deserves.
This one’s for Dad’s in desperate need of hydration. Almost all Dad’s live in a world where keeping your skin’s moisture levels up is a want, not a need, but it’s time to show them how the other half of us live where Aquapure Hydra Facial is a necessity.
The Aquapure Hydra Facial is a 4-in-1 treatment for hydrated, clearer, brighter and younger-looking skin - perfect for those in need of extra TLC. It begins with water microdermabrasion, where water is sprayed over the skin at speed to remove dead skin cells for deep hydration.
Next up is AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) exfoliation to exfoliate (obviously), brighten and improve the look of uneven skin tone. Vitamins and peptides can then be easily applied and absorbed by the skin with the help of electro manipulation that delivers small electric pulses to wake up the skin’s cells and increase absorbency.
We then use microcurrent to kickstart collagen production to plump the skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, as well as stimulate blood flow for a natural glow. Finally, heat and cooling therapy firms and tightens the skin followed by a calming, cooling sensation like no other.