Stoer Skincare

Earlier this year, Stoer Skincare (the brainchild of founder Marianne Morrison) had its soft launch in Harvey Nichols and rapidly became their top selling men’s cosmetics range that month. Since then I, alongside several other male bloggers, was invited to the Corinthia Hotel Spa in London to be introduced to the range, take it away for trial and discuss its creation with Marianne in greater detail. With its background firmly rooted in Scotland and crafted using the expertise of someone who spent years in the beauty industry listening to men complaining about having to buy women’s skincare as men’s was too basic, I was keen to try out this collection and give some top-level thoughts on the collection as a whole.

You can find my notes on the individual products below as well as my thoughts on packaging and pricing. View Post

Winter Skincare

I realise that it’s all well and good for me to recommend products in reviews and guides but today I’ve decided to show you 4 products that I use regularly in my winter skincare routine and for proof, they’re all empty (or almost empty). These cover everything from moisturisers that will keep the skin protected against the winter cold, a face wash that is both fragrant and refreshing, a fiery shower gel for keeping the warmth of your hot shower with you and a gentle daily peel that will keep your skin tone even. No doubt the next restock is going to cost me dearly at this rate… View Post

Acne and spots affect men of all ages and skin types. They can be painful, unsightly and ultimately reduce your confidence in the way you look and feel. However, there are some easy changes you can make to your lifestyle to keep your skin clear and reduce the chances of spots. We’ve put together 4 easy ways to help reduce acne and/or keep your skin clearer in the future

1) Drink Herbal Tea

Teas rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins are a great way to ensure your skin has everything it needs to fight bacteria and re-produce skin cells efficiently. Red Clover tea is especially beneficial for skin health as it acts as a natural blood purifier which in turn helps keep acne and spots at bay. View Post

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It’s difficult to discuss skincare, within any context, without coming across Clinique. One of the top names in dermatological health and an authority in catering for a variety of skin types. With this latest venture, Clinique engineer their products to work with, and complement, men’s skin whilst providing their usual level of quality that’s become synonymous with the Clinique brand.

Having been gifted some samples by Clinique, we spent some time testing and living with this range, using these products in a variety of circumstances including whilst travelling, in the office and at home. We’ve put our thoughts together on the range, what we love, what we don’t love and what we think of Clinique’s efforts as a whole. View Post

We’ve reviewed a variety of skincare products on the site over the past few weeks, many of which would be considered quite expensive. Fortunately, you don’t necessarily need to empty your wallet to improve the clarity and health of your skin, as a matter of fact you don’t even need to go to the toiletries in the store. One of the most effective ways to improve your skin is by altering your diet to include a variety of “superfoods” that will nourish your skin and provide the vitamins necessary to keep it strong and useful. Here are 5 of our favourites that we think can be included very easily into your weekly eating plan.

Note: please bear in mind that everything should be within moderation, don’t go changing your diet to 5 things in the pursuit of perfect skin.  View Post