I always love trying any skincare products that come from other countries. I find that they typically have different philisophies, and offer a unique approach to skincare. Which is pretty exciting.
Some of my favourite skincare brands are from the US, so I’ve always been intrigued by products from the rest of the world. Australian skincare brand, Black Leopard, has recently just lauched in the UK and here are my thoughts.
Firstly, a bit more about Black Leopard Skincare
As I’ve mentioned, Black Leopard is an Australian skincare brand that has just launched here in England. The brand is built with the aim of catering for many different skincare needs, and has been tried and tested by many men.
The ingredients across the range have been selected not just because of their effectivess, but because they’re not harmful to the skin or the environment – which I’m all about. My skin is quite sensitive, so products that have low irritation are always favourable.
I’m always a bit sceptical of product ranges made for men, because they usually focus on one thing – that men’s skin is thicker. This generally encourages brands to create astringent products, that regulate oil production, but not Black Leopard. The formulas are designed to hydrate and calm all male skin types, not just oily. So we’re off to a good start.
Black Leopard Skincare Products
I’ve tried a couple of products from the range, mainly skincare, but there’s a cheeky little haircare product in there too.
I’ve started with the moisturiser because it’s the first thing I try from any range. You can usually make out a lot about a range from their face cream, so my first impressions of Black Leopard all relied on this.
The first thing I noticed was the packaging. It feels really high quality and really does look the part. The product itself is surprisingly lightweight. It applies like a cream, but then melts away like butter. The moisturiser doesn’t leave the skin feeling sticky, and it’s a pretty decent cream.
Did it hydrate? Yes. Was I blown away by the formula? No.
I’m a sucker for a good face scrub. Having dry skin means it needs a bit of TLC from time to time. This product from Black Leopard definitely does the trick.
It’s packed full of ingredients that I adore, such as glycolic acid, aloe vera and vitamin E. All of them help to hydrate and soothe the skin. The exfoliating part of the scrub is due to black rice, which is natural and effective. My favourite exfoliator uses rice powder, so I’m a fan. This product is generally pretty good, and I don’t really have anything negative to say about it.
Anything 2-in-1 has a place in my heart. I’m not a massive fan of shaving products, so having a cleanser that does both is a step in the right direction for me.
Unfortunately, this product didn’t hit the mark. Don’t get me wrong, it’s probably great for someone with oily skin. But it has tea tree oil and witch hazel in, which don’t react too well with my skin type. This will be going straight to my boyfriend, who I’m sure will be a fan.
The Black Leopard Eye Cream packs a punch. It’s a rich formula and a little goes a long way. It has a very similar texture to the face cream, except it’s a little thicker. It also feels smoother on the skin, which is great for under your eyes.
It’s a pretty solid formula, and if I wasn’t so useless when it comes to applying eye creams, I’d probably make this a staple in my routine.
The first thing you’ll notice about this product is it’s colour – it’s bright purple!
The cream itself is more of a fibre in my opinion. It has a slighty stickyness too it, which I’m not made about, but it’s not really a ‘cream’. That being said, it has similar effects as a cream styling product, but it has slightly more hold.
First impressions are everything, and I’m definitely intrigued by the range from Black Leopard. All in all, it’s a pretty solid range. All of the formulas feel great, and whilst some of them might not work for me, I know they’ll work for someone else.
Black Leopard Skincare is currently available on Amazon.
If you love brands like Bulldog, Black Leopard is a step up from them. If you’ve tried anything from Black Leopard before, I’d love to know your thoughts.