CATEGORY: Skin Care

REN Perfect Canvas Skin Enhancing Priming Serum

This is the new serum from Ren that gives all the treatment benefits of a lightweight serum, but the silicone-free benefits of a primer. I think this is a great one for guys as even if you get your skincare regime spot-on, by the middle of the day, we can all still get a bit shiny. However, normal ‘primers’ are often loaded with ingredients (smoothers and oil absorbers) that although aren’t the end of the world, skin could probably do without.

Yves Rocher Summer Spree

Why aren’t there more Yves Rocher shops in the UK!? It drives me nuts there’s only one in the whole country in Marylebone, London Central. If you’re not familiar with the brand, they’re a very comfortable cross between The Body Shop and Avon. Their products are wildly underrated, providing excellent efficacy, with good formulations and natural ingredients – topped off with excellent prices.

Clinique For Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate Reviewed

Released in the core Clinique collection as the pink-coral coloured Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate, the new Clinique For Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate (phew) is what I’d describe as a ‘heavy gel’ for normal/combination skin types. The two are basically identical and fragrance free and although this fits very nicely into the Clinique For Men family, I’d definitely check out other Clinique Moisture Surge products for hydration boosting.

Getting your Sun Protection Right in 3 Easy Steps

Apologies for the lack of posts over the last week, Mr. MANFACE and I have managed to snag a break in Spain for some much needed R&R. I am writing as I’m out here which has been nice as I’m more relaxed so keep an eye on some fab stuff to come. However, Mr. MANFACE has already managed to burn himself across his arms and back despite my best efforts, lectures and hurling of SPF products

NuBo Cell Dynamic Cooling Aftershave Moisturiser SPF20

I’ve weirdly only reviewed one NuBo product before, the NuBo Perfectionist pore concealer, but they’re a brand that’s always been on my radar. Founded by Russian-born Marina Shcherbinina, NuBo is a London-gone-global luxury and efficacy driven skincare brand. When I first wrote about NuBo back in 2013, there were very few male-dedicated skincare brands outside of Clarins or Clinique. I feel their voice and greatly advanced offering has become lost in a sea of poorly formulated, trend-pandering garbage. So I reached out to them and the Cell Dynamic Cooling Aftershave Moisturiser is one of their latest launches.