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Lex Mak

Lex is an architect who curates the Mr. Gumbatron Journal for creative release with a focus on coffee, design and mens fashion

Can you outline your skincare routine for us?

I start with a quick rinse of warm water, then I gently exfoliate with an oily skin cleanser by massaging it into my skin, I then rinse with lukewarm water and gently pat my skin dry. The next step is to apply a toner and lastly I generously moisturise

What do you look for when choosing skincare or grooming tools?

I have sensitive skin and require products made without fragrances and harsh chemicals. My oily skin also means I opt for products that gently exfoliate without using heavy oils

What is your go-to Hunter Lab product and why?

The natural, lightweight yet heavy-duty nourishing serum also known as the Anti Ageing Elixir is my favourite Hunter-Lab product. Perfect for travelling, it is great for hydrating and helping to reduce the signs of premature ageing. I use it especially when I travel aboard flights, and love that it contains caffeine and avocado oils

Number one tip for keeping your skin healthy?

For guys in general, don’t be embarrassed about having a regimented skincare routine that might rival that of your partners. And for me exfoliation is indispensable. At least once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin to remove the layers of dead skin, sure to leave you with a healthier glow and brighter skin


How would you describe your personal style?

Relaxed Sartorial; I love to wear sneakers with my suits when I am not donning the complete classical sartorial look

Where do you look to for style inspiration?



We are proudly Melbourne made. What’s your favourite spot in Melbourne?

Although I reside in Asia now, Melbourne is still home, it’s where I grew up and found my interests Architecture, F&B and Fashion. My favourite spot in Melbourne would be at my favourite coffee shop Patricias in the Law District of the CBD. Cumulus restaurant would closely follow

The most stylish person you know?

Is a gentleman I saw at my Tailor- The Brown House. There are always stylish gentleman checking in, including the team there

On your style blacklist is?

The new trend of impact fashion which is big logos/pattern

Tell us a little bit about why using natural products is such an important part of your life?

There is a saying that “you’re surrounded by the 5 people you most spend your time with.” The people around me are big advocates of natural and plant based products; through passively learning about it, I am now also a supporter of more responsible living


Finally, we’d love to hear about some brands, blogs, publications or other influencers that you’re loving at the moment?

I am loving this new cookie brand named Cookie Department, whilst enjoying the latest issue of Monocle. I am also starting up a lifestyle publication in Hong Kong. I would share the name but we are yet to decide on it!

You can follow Lex here