Jack Black Skincare for Men Review

Another brand from America taking the English skincare world by storm!

Jack Black are a small, family owned business, that originates from the heart of Texas. They’re actually considered the number one men’s skincare brand across the world, and if you’ve ever tried their products, you’ll know why.

Their entire range is cruelty-free, which is instantly a massive bonus for many people; and their products have all been formulated to be as effective as possible, using the best ingredients and technologies.

Here are some of my current favourites from Jack Black.

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lemon Lip Balm

Can you ever have too much lip balm? Whenever I ask myself this question, the answer is always no. The Jack Black Lip Balm is one of my favourite lip formulas, and the lemon scent is incredible. It’s not overly citrus, and almost reminds me of lemon cake. Besides the smell, the product itself is actually really great. It doesn’t leave my lips looking shiny, and keeps them hydrated. If that isn’t enough, it’s also got SPF25, so your lips are also protected throughout the day.

The Jack Black Intense Therapy Lemon Lip Balm is available here.

Jack Black Face Buff Energising Scrub

Full of active ingredients such as Licorice Extract and Vitamin C, the Jack Black Energising Scrub packs a punch and does exactly what it says on the package. It works to brighten the skin, whilst gently scrubbing away dead skin. I found that it really helped to clear out my pores and hydrate my skin, and definitely helped to smooth out my skin texture. My skin has been a tad crazy lately, so I’ve needed an effective face scrub that didn’t send my oil production into overdrive. This definitely lived up to those expectations.

Get the Jack Black Face Buff Energising Scrub here.

Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturiser

Firstly, I love the smell of the Jack Black Face Moisturiser. It’s got a clean, earthy scent, that isn’t overpowering or irritating. It’s a really lightweight hydrator and doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or looking shiny. I don’t think I’ve ever felt a face moisturiser, with added SPF, that feels as smooth as this one from Jack Black. They’ve really done a good job with this product, and it’s definitely something I can see becoming a staple in my summer skincare routine.

Try out the Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturiser for yourself here.

If you haven’t explored the range from Jack Black before, you seriously should. Not only are the kincare formulas super effective, they’re also gentle on the skin and the brand is cruelty-free.

Have you tried anything from Jack Black before? Let me know in the comments below.

Keep your eyes peeled for another post on Jack Black coming soon; I’ll be reviewing their grooming products. In the meantime, Jack Black Skincare for Men is available to buy online and you can get it from either Maleskin.co.uk or Mensmake-up.co.uk.

I was sent these products for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

TIGI Bed Head for Men Review

Who doesn’t love TIGI? When I very first started to invest in haircare back in the day, TIGI was the first brand I ever bought. (I say “back in the day” as if I’m 60. I’m not. I’m 26.)

TIGI Bed Head for Men is a luxury, professional haircare brand that seriously has everything. When you you think they’ve done it all, they come out with something new. Which they did recently with their new grooming range and I couldn’t wait to try it.

I’ve been trying a couple of products from Bed Head for Men, and thought I’d share my full review.

TIGI Bed Head for Men Balm Down Cooling Aftershave Balm

A new addition to the range, Bed Head Balm Down Cooling Aftershave Balm will help to calm and soothe the skin after shaving. Let’s face it, shaving is probably the most irritating thing you can do to your skin, so we can all do with a bit of calming. It sinks straight into the skin, and doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy. I did notice that any reduce pretty much dissapeared straight away.

TIGI Bed Head for Men Smooth Mover

Smooth Mover is another product from the grooming range by Bed Head. It’s a high performance shaving cream that has an incredibly luxurious texture. It’s thick, but doesn’t clog the skin – so it’s perfect for me! This formua is packed full Peppermit and Jojoba Oil, which help to create a protective film on the skin, ensuring your razor glides easily without nicking too much. I love the feeling of this cream, and it’ll definitely be having a permenant place in my grooming routine.

TIGI Bed Head for Men Matte Seperation Wax

Whenever I see ‘wax’ on a product, I’m instantly put off. Without meaning to, I assume it’ll make my hair shiny and put it away. Thankfully, the word ‘Matte’ is in the title of the wax, so I gave it a go. And I’m glad I did. This product has a firm hold, but still has a matte finish. I find that it gives a defined look, without making my hair look too styled. I particularly like this as a pre-styler, and apply it to damp hair for some extra texture.

TIGI Bed Head for Men Slick Trick

Oooft. A pomade. Quite possibly my least favourite haircare product. I’ve never really known how to use a pomade without looking like I’ve dipped my head in a bucket of grease. However, I read on FeelUnique that you can work this product into damp hair to help tame frizz, so I gave it a go. I’m surprised to say, it’s true! Using a TINY amount in damp hair does help tame frizz. Does it work better than a product designed specifically for that? Probably not. Will I keep using this? Probably in hair emergencies. It’s just not for me.

TIGI Bed Head for Men Power Play

Last and maybe least, Power Play. Bed Head for Men Power Play is a firm hold gel product, that creates shiny looks with massive support. Whenever I style my hair, I like it to look as natural as possible, and a gel just doesn’t that that for me. Here’s a tip though, whenever I go abroad, I always bring some hair gel with me to apply to damp hair. It helps lock in my curls, and protect against UV rays. I’ll be keeping hold of this for my next trip abroad, because then I know it’ll come in super handy.

All in all, TIGI Bed Head for Men is a solid choice for your haircare routine. They’ll have a product that is suitable for your needs, and I’m pretty confident that you’ll be impressed by it.

Discover more from TIGI here.

Have you tried anything from TIGI before? I’d love to know what your favaourite product is.

Products featured have been sent for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Henri Lloyd Skincare Review

Whenever I see a skincare brand that’s been created by a fashion brand, I can’t help but roll my eyes. It’s not even intentional, but I find that some brands just throw out a skincare line because it’s ‘trendy’, and for someone with sensitive skin, that isn’t always the best.

Alas, I’ve been trying out the range from Henri Lloyd and I have to say, I’m pretty impressed. They’ve developed a skincare range that is designed to protect the skin, it’s got an extensive range of SPF products which is never a bad thing.

Want to know my thoughts on the Henri Lloyd Skincare range? Keep reading!

Henri Lloyd Sun Cream for Men

Everyone should be using a sun cream. Designed to protect your skin against both UVA and UVB rays, the Henri Lloyd Sun Cream for Men is non oily and sinks straight into the skin. One of the main issues I usually have with sun cream, is that is feels greasy on the skin – but not this one! It’s also good to have a product like this on hand because you can add it on top of your current skincare range and you’re instantly protected. Although I have tried other sun creams I perfer, for the price of £20 this is a really affordable product for a guy to add to is routine.

You can get yours exclusively from MaleSkin.co.uk

Henri Lloyd Ocean Mineral Moisturiser 

You can never have too much moisturiser – that’s my motto. The Henri Lloyd Ocean Mineral Moisturiser actually has some really great skincare ingredients, which I’m instantly impressed by. Combine that with the fact that it’s also got SPF 15 and I’m sold. This moisturiser keeps your skin hydrated for up to 12 hours, which is perfect for these colder months. One thing I love about this product is that it’s suitable for both your face and body. It’s always good to have a mutli use product on hand, to hydrate all parts of your skin. Rub it into your face, neck, elbows and any other part of your body.

The Mineral Moisturiser is available from MaleSkin.co.uk

Henri Lloyd Tinted Moisturiser For Men

As you’ll have seen in one of my previous posts, I’m all about trying makeup for men. Whilst I wouldn’t classify a tinted moisturiser as ‘makeup’, it’s definitely more of a cosmetic product. The Henri Lloyd Tinted Moisturiser is honestly one of the best I’ve tried. It hydrates your skin, protects it with SPF 15 and smoothes out your complexion. It’s not really noticable on the skin and will make you appear more awake and refreshed. Definitely something we can all do with, right? If you’ve got skin blemishes or dark spots, this tinted moisturiser will help to camouflage them, which is great!

This is my favourite product from the range and available on MaleSkin.co.uk for £20.

Overall, I think I’ve learnt not to judge a book by it’s cover. I’d usually instantly dismiss skincare products created by fashion brands, but this one from Henri Lloyd has opened up my eyes.

Each formula is effective, doesn’t irritate my skin and does what it says. Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely better skincare products out there. But they tend to be more expensive. If you’re looking for an affordable brand to maintain your skin daily, Henri Lloyd is for you.

Discover more from MaleSkin.co.uk and make sure you check out my post on their MMUK MAN Morning After Recovery Gel.

Have you tried any products that have surprised you? Let me know in the comments.

I was sent these products to review by MaleSkin. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Sachajuan Haircare Review

Everything that comes out of Sweden is stunning, especially the range from Sachajuan.

Built on the beauty of simplicity, Sachajuan have worked with Swedish scientists to create their incredible line of professional haircare products. With simplistic packaging, and hard-hitting formulas, the range is packed full of essential ingredients that benefit the hair. If an ingredient isn’t needed, it’s not added. I love that ethos!

The Grooming Clinic have been kind enough to send me some Sachajuan products to try. I’ve been using them for a couple of weeks and I’m definitely impressed.

Sachajuan Fibre Paste

Let’s start with my favourite – Fibre Paste! I’m always up for trying new styling products, because I’ve got naturally disobedient hair. By that – I mean curly. I’ve been wearing it natural recently, so I’ve been after a product that tames frizz, holds style and doesn’t look shiny. That’s a lot to ask for, but the Sachajuan Fibre Paste is everything I need. It’s got a light formula, that has a strong hold, yet doesn’t go crunchy. It basically emphasies my hairs natural texture, without making it look like I have too much product in. If I could be obsessed with a hair styling product, I’d be obsessed with Sachajuan Fibre Paste. Try it for yourself.

Sachajuan Fibre Paste is available from The Grooming Clinic for £22.

Sachajuan Thickening Shampoo

Having naturally curly hair, I don’t really need it to be any thicker. However the Sachajuan Thickening Shampoo actually adds ‘smooth volume’, which basically means it gives my hair some oomf, without making it look bushy. Winner. It’s a deeply cleansing shampoo, so it does leave your hair feeling squeeky clean, but follow it with the Thickening Conditioner and you’ll be good to go. This shampoo is packed full of good ingredients, including their very own Ocean Silk Technology which leaves your hair feeling nourished, and easy to style. I really don’t want this shampoo to end, but I guess it’ll just be an excuse to buy more.

You can get Sachajuan Thickening Shampoo from The Grooming Clinic for £20.

Sachajuan Ocean Mist

You can never have too much sea salt spray. It helps to give you effortless style, that has a fresh-off-the-beach look. What more could you ask for? Sachajuan Ocean Mist works incredibly well with my curls. It helps to really define them, lock in their shape, whilst still adding more texture and volume. With a formula that’s enriched with actual sea salt, this leave in mist is applied to damp hair and makes styling a lot easier. It’s got a super fresh scent, that I’m all about, and works well by itself or with another product. I”ve been spraying this into my hair just before I dry it, and then using Fibre Paste to tame my hair and smooth out the curls. It’s a match made in heaven, and I’m super thankful for The Grooming Clinic sharing the products.

Sachajuan Ocean Mist is available from The Grooming Clinic for £18.

Being 100% honest, I think I’ve found my new favourite haircare brand. Sachajuan has really impressed me, and after trying these 3 products, I really can’t wait to try the rest of the range.

Make sure you head over to The Grooming Clinic and check out their selection of products. From super skincare, to healthy haircare, they’ve got it all. You can thank me later.

Have you tried anything from Sachajuan before? Let me know on Instagram.


TOPPBOX Male Subcription Review

nrIf like me, you enjoy trying new products, you’re going to love TOPPBOX.

The market for female subscription boxes is huge, and not many companies have tailored their approach for men. There are a number of them out there, but they all operate in a different way. TOPPBOX is one of the first I’ve seen that is an actual subscription with travel and full sized products.

How does TOPPBOX work?

After completing a short questionnaire online, you’ll be sent a selection of grooming products suited directly to your needs. You can opt in to receive it monthly, or bi-monthly, so it’s perfect for everyone.

It comes with a 4-5 hair and skincare products and is valued  between £50-£70. With an RRP of £19, it’s honestly a steal.

What did I think?

I tried out TOPPBOX for the first time recently, and I’ve got to say, I’m impressed. For a skincare junkie like me, it’s rare that I hear of a brand I’m not aware of, but this box surprised me.

I only knew one brand that was sent to me, and the rest I’d never heard of which is super exciting. Trying out new products is super fun, right? I’m sure you’re all dying to hear what I thought of the contents, so I’ll cover them briefly because there’s a lot!

S5 Purity Serum

I’d never heard of this brand before, but it definitely intrigued me. Although I suffer from dry skin, I’ve been getting a lot of congestion lately so I’ve been looking for a purifying serum. This one from S5 is super light, and works to reduce the appearance of pores.

Christopher Courtney Chocolate Enzyme Foot Exfoliate

This products smells INCREDIBLE! It’s got a smell that I’d compare to hot chocolate. Along with a physical scrub, it also has fruit acid to give a deeper exfoliation. I’ve not used many foot scrubs before, however these are perfect for if you’re going on holiday and your feet are going to be on show. Saying that, we could all do with making our feet look a little better.

The Scottish Soap Company Sea Kelp Shampoo and Conditioner

You can never have too many travel size hair products. They’re always good to have for when you’re visiting family, friends, or going on a holiday. These products are okay, but they’re nothing special. Think of the kind of shampoo you’d get in a hotel, and that’s a pretty good benchmark for these.

Hawkins & Brimble Face Wash

I’m familiar with Hawkins & Brimble and have been a fan of the brand since they launched. I actually got the chance to see a sneak peek of the packaging before the brand had even launched! Cool, right? This face wash is packed full of energising ingredients so it’s great for using first thing in the morning.

Jack Perfume Piccadilly ’69

Probably my least favourite product in the box, but it’s the smallest so it’s fine. The scent smells pretty soapy to me, and it’s definitely something I wouldn’t wear. This’ll be going straight in the bin.

TOPPBOX is one of the only subscription boxes for male grooming, and it’s definitely worth signing up to if you’re looking to discover new products. I’m pretty impressed with the selection of products. The S5 Purity Serum is £44 alone, so you’ve already made your money back with this one product.

Subscribe to TOPPBOX by clicking here.

What’s your favourite subscription box? Let me know in the comments.

I was gifted this box for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.