‘If I make an effort to look good; I feel good, and can perform well!’
Middle distance runner Andrew Osagie is currently the British No.1 in his field. The 24 year old from Harlow has already tasted success at the World Indoor Track and Field Championship in Istanbul – winning bronze in the 800m. He is now hoping to be on the podium again for Team GB in 2012. Yet it could have been a very different path to success for sports mad Andrew, who began his sporting career at 6 years old with karate, a sport he competed in until 18 achieving the rank of 2nd Dan Black Belt in the process.
Having joined his local athletics club at 15 years old, Andrew has quickly raced to the top of the field, competing in nearly all of the major track events around the world with one noticeable exception – The Olympics. Here at The Grooming Guide will be cheering him on for Gold at London 2012, but until then what we really want to know is how this young hopeful looks after himself away from the track…..
So what’s in your wash bag?
Lynx Deodorant and Shower Gel, Elemis Deep Cleanse Facial Wash, a big bottle of E45 Moisturising Lotion! Lancome Men Hydrix (Micro-Nutrient Moisturising Balm), Colgate Toothpaste and Toothbrush, Listerine Mouthwash is a must! Gillette Fusion ProGlide, Philips Cordless Hair Clippers (hair’s got to be at the right length on the right day!) and BOSS by Hugo Boss Aftershave.
As a sportsman you obviously take care of your body, do you do the same for your face?
I try to! I cleanse before bed with Elemis Deep Cleanse facial wash, use Lancome Hydrix on my face and E45 moisturiser on the rest of my body.
What does being well groomed mean to you, day to day?
I wouldn’t go as far to say its everything but it means a lot. If you make an effort to look good; you feel good, and you can perform well!
Do you think more guys are taking an interest in their appearance generally?
Yes definitely! It’s the metrosexual age!
What is your favourite aftershave? Are you loyal to one or a few, if so what are they…?
I’ve always got ‘BOSS’ by Hugo Boss at hand but mix it up with a bit of Paco Rabanne 1 Million, Hollister or Dolce and Gabbana ‘The One’, so I’m not overly loyal at the moment.
How do you freshen up after competing; bath/ shower and what products do you use?
I jump straight in the shower after a race and usually just grab the Lynx. It’s all about a spray of aftershave after though and relaxing knowing the job’s done.
Have you ever had a grooming disaster?
I wouldn’t say disaster but I bought Dove Summer Glow during the deepest darkest winter! Used it once but don’t think I had the right skin tone!
Have you ever borrow products from your partner/girlfriend?
No, can’t say I have!
What is the one product you cant live without?
Moisturisers! Lancome or my E45.
Who in the public eye do you think gets it right?
You’d struggle to argue that David Beckham doesn’t get it right almost every time. Frankie Sandford would probably look good in anything but she keeps it simple and I think that’s important.
Who are the past or present Olympic athletes that you would consider to be style icons?
There aren’t many I would call style icons, I think more will come from these 2012 Games than ever before though. Watch out for athletes like Darya Klishina or Britain’s Louis Smith.
1. Louis Smith
2. Paco Rabanne 1 Million EDT £49.50 for 100ml from John Lewis
3. Lancome Men Hydrix Moisturizing Balm £32.50 for 50ml from Debenhams
4. David Beckham
5. Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual Razor & 1 Blade for £5.00 from ASDA
6. Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men EDT £32.00 for 30ml from Debenhams
7. Lynx Recover Shower Gel 250ml for £2.35 from Waitrose
8. Frankie Sandford
9. Philips Cordless Hair Clippers QC5055/80 for £38.81 from www.phillips.co.uk
10. E45 Moisturising Lotion £5.99 for 500ml from Boots
11. Darya Klishina
12. Elemis Facial Wash £17.40 for 200ml from John Lewis