Grooming Adventure

As those who know me/follow me online know, over the past two weeks I’ve been away in Mexico enjoying some time away from social media, my inbox and the London lifestyle, which I will be writing about in the coming weeks. Before I left, Mankind offered to gift me some products that I wouldn’t usually try to help me on my travels and keep my skin healthy in the tropical weather. Traditionally, I tend to have 3 major problems with my skin when I’m in sunny climates, namely dry skin around the eyes, blocked pores (from sun cream, dust and oil) and greasy skin (again thanks to oily sun cream).

With these ailments in mind, I chose 3 well reviewed/recommended products which would help remedy the issues and were relatively easy to travel with:

Having never used peel masks, eye patches or an oil-free sun guard before I was excited to see how they performed. So I packed my bags, jumped on my flight and began putting them through their paces in the Mexican heat. View Post

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In general, I tend to favour skincare from brands that specifically tailor to men’s needs, rather than brands who only target men in a small percentage of their offerings. I had never heard of Belnatur, a prominent Spanish skincare brand that has been running since 1979, for this reason and was unsure what to expect when I received samples of their men’s collection.

Belnatur, according to the website’s blurb, means “natural beauty” and the company promotes the fact that its products use natural ingredients to provide a non-artificial experience to users. I was curious about these promises and wanted to test both products to see if they were the natural bounties the brand promised and how they performed over the course of a 2-week period in my routine. A summary of my experience and thoughts can be found below: View Post

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The Flint+Flint skincare range sets out with the ambitious, and somewhat risky, aim of being a spa-quality skincare product that will be just as attractive to both men and women. This is by no means a simple task, subtle differences in fragrance or texture can make a product more appealing to men than women and vice-versa. Even making the packaging appropriate for a unisex market is a big ask for any skincare range, so Flint+Flint had set themselves quite a challenge before they’d even got started.

We’ve had the chance to test their products over the past two weeks to see if they would be appropriate for a man’s skincare regime and how they actually perform as individual products. Here is a summary of what we found: View Post