SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO | REVIEW
Sometimes skincare is too complicated, don’t you agree? Everyone doesn’t understand the benefits of a complex list of ingredients, and why should you need to? At the end of the day you want your skincare to be as easy and accessible as possible. You shouldn’t have to have a Pharmacy Degree to know what every lotion and potion does.
Scaramouche & Fandango have been kind enough to send me a couple of products to try out. I’ve used the brand in the past; I was first introduced to them in my ManKind Grooming Box. Their aim is to put the simplicity back into male grooming. Sometimes you just want a product to work, without the fuss of working out whether the PH level of your skin matches the chemical formula of the product. I’ve been using them for the past month now and have found some favourites I’m definitely going to be repurchasing.
The main thing I want from a shampoo is a good lather. I know that this can actually be drying on your hair, so it’s always a difficult compromise. The Scaramouch & Fandango Shampoo lathers well and actually doesn’t dry my hair out! It smells clean and it’s got a subtle smell. I do wish the smell was a bit stronger, but we can’t have everything. It’s straightforward, no fuss and does what you’d expect!
Now in true lazy Shaun fashion, I want a conditioner that doesn’t necessarily have to be left on for 5 minutes to do any good. This one definitely caters to that laziness. I put it in, wait a minute, and wash it out. Simple! My hair is left feeling smooth, but not too soft that I can’t style it. It’s difficult to find a good conditioner that doesn’t leave my heavy and flat, however this one does the job!
As you may know from previous posts, lil’ ol’ me has sensitive skin. I’m actually allergic to most soap so have to be careful with shower gels. This one has a masculine smell, it’s light and doesn’t foam too much. It’s actually really nice! Additional bonus as it didn’t leave my skin pink and irritated. I will definitely be buying this again.
This scrub is gentle. Probably too gentle for me. I think the main purpose is to use it daily, so it’s not really that abrasive. If you wanted a scrub that you could use consistently, this would be the one for you. I wish it was slightly grittier, but all in all, it’s a decent scrub. You wouldn’t need to worry about making your skin worse with this scrub, you just need to grab and go.
Now this was a tough one for me to try. I recently discovered the MenU Shave Cream and fell in love with it. I’ve never had a product that gave me a close shave, without irritating my skin. I was pleasantly surprised with the Scaramouche & Fandango Shave Cream. It lathers up well and protected my skin from my razor. It hasn’t convinced me enough to change my regular, but once I run out I’ll definitely be using this.
You’re probably bored of me rambling on about my dry skin, but I can hardly ever find a reasonably priced cream that does the job. I’m sad to say this didn’t live up to expectations. Don’t get me wrong, it feels and smells lovely. It just wasn’t hydrating enough for my skin. If you’re the everyday man, with normal/oily skin, I imagine this cream would be great for you. I do want to note my skin is eczema prone though, so hardly anything works for me.
All in all, Scaramouche & Fandango is a winner for me!
The products do the job, all smell lovely and look great. I love that all the packaging matches and is very simple and clean. The products are really reasonably priced which means if you’re looking to invest in a whole new range, this wouldn’t put you out of pocket. There’s also no need for frills, every product is labelled simply and it’s easy to know what everything does.
Have you tried anything from Scaramouche & Fandango before? Let me know in the comments below.