3 Men’s Grooming Products That Blew Us Away

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We all have our favourite products that we stick to in our daily routine, but every now and then you try something new and it completely blows you away. These three managed to do just that and, as a result, are now included in our daily routines thanks to their quality, performance and versatility.

Molton Brown 4-in-1 Sportswash – £16.00

Molton Brown 4-in-1 Sportswash

There are a lot of “multipurpose” shower products out there that promise to work on both your hair and your body or your face and your body. However, they rarely achieve this and are often formulated for one part of your shower routine more than another. This is certainly not true of Molton Brown’s latest offering, a sportswash that delivers on every promise it makes.

This is a 4-in-1 shower gel that works on your body, face, hair and can be used to shave making it an incredibly versatile,and yet equally luxurious product, that adapts to wherever you use it. The fresh citrus fragrances and nutmeg notes help invigorate the skin, re-energising the entire body and leaving you feeling deeply cleansed. After a workout or run we find this genuinely refreshes us as well as our skin and so it’s earned a permanent spot in our wash-bag.

Described as a “gym-bag essential” by many professionals and winner of Shortlist’s “Best Men’s Body Wash/Scrub” award it’s a must for any gent’s shower kit.

Nubo Hydro Boost Oil-Free Moisturising Gel – £69.00

NuBo Hydro Boost Oil-Free Moisturising Gel

Another Shortlist award winner, this time for “Best Men’s Moisturiser”, this product simply astounded us with its quality and performance. An extremely effective moisturising gel that when first applied to the skin feels like a thin layer of water. However, after around 15 seconds it soaks in and your skin feels tighter, more springy and much healthier almost instantly. After one application we could feel the difference immediately and it became very clear that this was definitely something special. The reason for the intense hydration, according to Nubo, is the inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid, a molecule that’s capable of holding 1000 times its own weight in water thereby making it perfect for dehydrated skin cells.

Whereas some moisturisers feel heavy and/or leave a slight residue, this left our skin feeling hydrated and smooth to the touch. It’s also worth noting that this is one of the most beautifully packaged and presented moisturisers on the market currently. We’ve never quite experienced a moisturising gel like it before and although the price tag is certainly on the higher-end of the spectrum, it’s worth every penny and then some.

The Bluebeard’s Revenge Luxury Shaving Cream – £10.00

The Bluebeards Revenge Luxury Shaving Cream

First thing’s first, here’s a list of just some of the awards this product has won or been shortlisted for:

  • FHM Grooming Award Winner 2013
  • About.com Readers’ Choice Awards Winner 2013
  • Look Mantastic Hair & Grooming Awards Winner 2012
  • About.com Readers’ Choice Awards Finalist 2012
  • About.com Readers’ Choice Awards Runner-Up 2011
  • Pure Beauty Awards Shortlist 2011

Safe to say, it’s a real game-changer.

This is a shaving cream designed specifically for men who want a high-quality shaving experience, every time. The first thing you’ll notice is the fragrance; a fresh and masculine scent reminiscent of the old fashioned creams used in high-end barbershops, with a slightly contemporary twist which we love.

When applying it, Bluebeard recommend you use a brush to get the full effect and the one we used (The Doubloon Bristle Shaving Brush) did a great job for us as beginners. Once lathered, it feels thick and luxurious on the skin, yet light which meant the shaving experience with the blade was unhindered and any residue was easily washed away.

The overall result was a clean shave, great smelling skin and a new found favourite shaving cream. At £10 it’s a bargain for 50+ shaves and can be found at most Holland & Barrett stores, a MUST for any man of style. We love it so much that we’ve decided to include it in our Top Shaving Creams feature we published earlier this month.

So those are the new products that changed our routines, we highly recommend you look into investing in these products as they will improve your grooming and skincare regimes massively. As usual, if you’ve enjoyed the article feel free to like, comment and/or share with your friends/followers. If you have any questions about the products then please leave them in the comment box below. Don’t forget to subscribe for more grooming tips and style advice.

By Adam Walker