1/ Lynx Bullet portable deodorant

Caught a nasty whiff of yourself in the car on the way in? Freshen up with one of these nifty 8cm pocket-sized mini sprays. Available in three whiffs: ‘Dark Temptation’, ‘Vice’ and ‘Instinct’. Does not work over clothes.

4x5ml, £3; Nationwide


2/ MD Skincare 4-in-1 Facial Treatment Wipes

Cleanse, tone, firm and moisturise with these wipes. Can be stashed in wallets or desk drawers for emergency cleansing sans the head-rush from slipping off to the gents.

£30 for 30; mdskincare.com


3/ L’Orèal Professionel Homme Cover 5’ hair tint

Dyeing to mask grey hair can cause a wig-like look. But in the hands of a hairdresser Cover 5’ takes five minutes to blend the grey and refresh natural colour.

£10, salon only; lorealprofessionnel.co.uk


4/ Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Lip Balm

Smooth, crack-free lips are a prerequisite for any under-the-mistletoe attack plans, cack-handed or otherwise. This one from Kiehl’s is highly moisturising, but shine-free, so there’s no risk of a girly wet sheen.

£10; spacenk.com


5/ ClarinsMen Fatigue Fighter Energizing Gel

More than a just an excellent moisturiser, ClarinsMen Fatigue Fighter works quickly to give sallow, tired and hungover skin an extra boost.

50ml, £27; clarinsmen.com


6/ Garnier Fructis Style Cement Fix

Hardwearing hair gel that gives gravity-defying styles from day to night, so your cut won’t wilt on a sweaty dance floor, or go crunchy and flake. Might even hold up on the walk of shame, too.

100ml, £2.99; Nationwide