Black Friday is here and Sephora is offering 15% off all products from now until tomorrow for your grooming needs. Enjoy 20% off if you’re spending above $150.

Lest you be confused with the wide selection, we’ve narrowed it down to these five essentials which we ourselves can’t live without.

Explorer EDP, Montblanc
Explorer EDP, Montblanc. Photo: Sephora
Explorer EDP, Montblanc. Photo: Sephora

Product: Explorer EDP, Montblanc

Category: Fragrance

Why we love it: If you’re a fan of crisp and effervescent scents like Sauvage by Dior or Aventus Cologne by Creed, you might want to consider Montblanc’s Explorer EDP.

The cologne is composed of a refreshing blend of bergamot, vetiver and pink pepper. It dries down to a sensual mix of leather, akigalawood and clary sage. The best part about this classy fragrance is that it’s versatile enough to be used on both formal and casual settings.

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Quicksand, Hanz de Fuko
Quicksand, Hanz de Fuko. Photo: Sephora
Quicksand, Hanz de Fuko. Photo: Sephora

Product: Quicksand, Hanz de Fuko

Category: Hair

Why we love it: To achieve an out-of-bed look effortlessly, Hanz de Fuko’s Quicksand is the product to look to. Its unique sandy texture (hence the name) adds volume and body to limp hair in a jiffy.

To top it off, the product contains botanical extracts of green tea, Chinese hibiscus and goldenseal to strengthen and condition your locks. It’s also suitable for longer hair lengths.

Once you’re done styling your hair with the product, simply spritz some hairspray to both set your style in place and combat humidity.

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Drying Lotion, Mario Badescu
Drying Lotion, Mario Badescu. Photo: Sephora
Drying Lotion, Mario Badescu. Photo: Sephora

Product: Drying Lotion

Category: Skincare

Why we love it: The product is a quick and effective solution to dry out stubborn cystic acne. Simply dip a Q-tip into both layers of the bi-layer formula, dab on affected areas and leave it to dry overnight while you sleep.

The product relies on salicylic acid (a beta-hydroxy acid that penetrates deep into your pores to excavate acne-causing gunk) and calamine (to soothe existing irritation) to function. Together, they work to effectively flatten your blemish in as quickly as two days.

You don’t even need to use a lot of the product. So trust us when we say that a little goes a long way with this one.

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Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, Supergoop
Unseen Sunscreen, Supergoop. Photo: Sephora
Unseen Sunscreen, Supergoop. Photo: Sephora

Product: Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, Supergoop!

Category: Skincare

Why we love it: The product is packed with emollients to condition the skin, leaving it more resilient when used over time. It’s also surprisingly lightweight and doesn’t leave a ghostly white cast on your skin even on darker skin tones.

Did we also mention that the formula is coral reef safe? Now we know what to bring along to future beach escapades when travel restrictions are lifted.

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Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, This Works
Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, This Works. Photo: Sephora
Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, This Works. Photo: Sephora

Product: Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, This Works

Category: Self Care

Why we love it: To kick your sleep quality up by a notch, a quick spritz of This Works’ Deep Pillow Spray will do the trick. The calming aromatic blend of lavender, chamomile, vetiver and patchouli work together to ease any tension with each whiff taken.

All you need to do is put your phone down half an hour before you snooze, spritz the product around your sleeping space and zen out.

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written by.
Syed Zulfadhli
Syed Zulfadhli knows a thing or two... thousand about skincare and grooming.

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