I’ve been using my Foreo Luna 2 for Men for almost 2 years now. It still remains a firm favourite in my skincare routine, and if you keep reading you’ll find out why.

When I tried the Luna 2 for Men, I instantly loved it. I think the design of the Foreo Luna 2 is definitely easier on the eye than some of the other brushes on the market. I was genuinely excited to use it for the first time. At £169 it’s definitely an investment, but your skin is something you should treat well.


Why would you bother using a facial-cleaning brush?

Well, when washing your face with your hands, you’re actually transferring bacteria and oil between your fingertips and face. It means you’ll never be able to get truly clean skin. I was definitely sceptical by this claim, but I instantly felt the difference when I used my Luna 2 for the first time!

The Foreo Luna 2 for Men is advertised as being a 3-in-1 facial-cleansing, pre-shaving and anti-aging device. Seriously, it does all those things! It works by gently pulsing on the skin – 8,000 pulsations per second to be exact. The front of the device helps to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores of almost 100% of dirt and oil. This also helps in prepping the skin for a smoother and closer shave. The back of the device uses lower-frequency pulsations to help reduce fine lines and wrinkle. Let’s face it, I’m not getting any younger so this side definitely appealed to me.

close up of foreo luna 2 for men in water

How do you use the FOREO Luna 2 for Men?

It’s very easy to use. You apply your cleanser to your face and wet the Luna. I use the Foreo Cleanser for Men, which leaves my skin feeling fresh (more details on my Mankind Grooming Box Review). You literally press one button and you’re set! It’s automatic and pauses pulsations every 15 seconds to allow you to move onto another area of your face. The cleansing lasts for a minute in total. You then rinse and dry your face, apply your skincare products and move onto the anti-aging side. You press the button again, turn it over and use the back for another minute! Pop your favourite serum onto your skin, and gently massage it across your face using the Foreo Luna 2. It’s really that simple.

One benefit this product has compared to other cleansing brushes is that you don’t have to change the bristles! It’s made of silicone so it’s actually resistant to bacteria, which ensures it’s as clean as possible! It’s also fully waterproof, so suitable for use in the shower.

Now after using it, you might break out a bit, but this is just your skin purging of all the toxins. After a day or two it’ll get better, and with continued use it’ll happen less frequently. It’s actually a good thing that the Foreo Luna 2 for Men helps remove toxins, because otherwise they’re just sitting under your skin.


After using this product for almost 2 years, I would honestly recommend the Foreo Luna 2 for Men to everyone! Since I first got mine, the Foreo range has expanded to now include the Luna Go and the Luna Mini 2. They even do a toothbrush, which is called the Foreo Issa.

If you’re interested in buying the Foreo Luna 2 for Men, you can get it from Mankind.

There you have it, my review on the Foreo Luna 2 for Men. I would definitely check this out if you are interested in looking after your skin!

 

 

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Doesn’t the name of this product just sound enticing? I know that as soon as I opened it up, I couldn’t wait to try it. Babor have a range of skincare products specifically for men. 

I don’t actually use a lot of face moisturisers that come in a gel form – purely because I find they’re not hydrating enough, but I was still excited to try this. Can we just address the packaging before we get into it? The product looks and feels amazing! It just looks luxurious to me, don’t you agree?


On first impressions, the face moisturiser felt amazing on my skin. It’s got that cooling sensation that seems to be standard in many products targeted toward men, and I’m not mad about it. It didn’t feel greasy on my skin, and actually left my skin looking matte.

Unfortunately, that’s where the fun ends. I had high hopes for this product, and it didn’t live up to them. My skin almost felt too matte. For someone with dry skin, it felt hydrating at first, and then as the day went on, my skin just got drier. Not a good look!

Many skincare products that are targeted specifically toward men, tend to tailor for oily skin as this is the most common skin type amongst us males. Not for me though! My skin is on the drier side and I find that most male products don’t work for me. Unfortunately, that’s the same for this moisturiser from Babor. It might be good in summer when I need less moisture, but definitely not for me in the colder months.

I know this that is a problem that will only effect a small portion of us, since if you have oily skin, this will probably be great for you! 

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

Shaun

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As a guy, there’s always one thing I don’t like buying, shaving stuff. Firstly, they’re expensive, and secondly, there are so many options. Thankfully, Cornerstone combat both my concerns, which makes them the perfect point-of-call for all things shaving.

What is Cornerstone?

For those of you who don’t know – Cornerstone is a male shaving subscription service that has taken the industry by storm. For a small fee, you get everything you need to get the perfect shave. It’s fully customisable to you and can come with a razor, scrub, shaving gel or cream and a post shave balm. You complete a short survey on the site, and it also plans in the frequency of your deliveries. That sounds great, right?

What do I think of Cornerstone?

One thing I love about Cornerstone, is the fact that your razor handle can be engraved! Whether it’s for yourself, or as a gift, you can get up to 3 characters on the handle of the razor – which is great. The box I received came with the razor handle, 6 razor heads, a shave gel, face scrub and post-shave balm. Literally everything I ever need to get a close and comfortable shave.

The razor blades have five super sharp blades, which are specifically angled to glide smoothly across the skin. In turn, this helps to reduce skin irritation, making it perfect for sensitive skin. Its also paired with an Aloe Vera moisturising strip, so when you use it, you can’t feel the razor pulling against your face. I actually had to double check if it was working because it felt that smooth.

The pre-shave scrub feels great, has a subtle smell and is gentle on the skin. Follow this with the shave gel and your skin already feels amazing. I like the consistency of the shave gel, it’s very similar to Aloe Vera. One thing I always look for in a shave gel, is transparency. I carefully shave my beard into shape, so having a gel I can see through, means I avoid the possibility of taking a chunk out of my beard. We don’t want that now.

Then finally, the post-shave balm. It’s natural to get a bit of irritation after any shave. Even though the Cornerstone razor minimises this more than any razor I’ve tried in the past. Sometimes you just catch your skin slightly. The post-shave balm soothes and calms the skin, whilst leaving it feeling cool and refreshed. Once you’ve tried this, you definitely won’t regret it.

My Final Thoughts…

I never thought a shaving subscription would be for me. However, I must admit, that after trying Cornerstone, I’m hooked! It’s easy, the products are high quality, and it fits through my letter box! We’re onto a winner!

If you haven’t tried Cornerstone – I’d definitely recommend you to. It’s affordable and fully customisable, so you get exactly what you want and need, at a frequency that suits you!

Check them out by heading over to www.cornerstone.co.uk. You defintiely won’t regret it.

Shaun

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I’ll be the first to confess – I’m a skincare junkie. I’m always trying out new products, and my skincare routine is a bit excessive. There’s a time when I realised that I don’t want to have a 7 step routine everyday. I want something that’s easy, get’s the job done, and doesn’t take me the best part of an hour. Anthony Skincare have a range of grooming products that are tailored for men, keep it simple, but are super effective.


A Skincare Routine Made Simple

Anthony has been a skincare brand that has been on my horizon for a while. There’s something about the aesthetic of the brand that draws me in. It’s clean, simple, and the colour-way is right up my street. I’ve tried 3 products from the range, that are suitable for most skin types, and have multiple benefits.

Anthony Glycolic Facial Cleanser

I’m obsessed with this cleanser. It has a nice fresh smell, kind of citrusy. It smoothes onto the skin and you can tell it’s cleansing well. I love anything with Glycolic Acid in, purely because it’s a really multi-purpose ingredient. It helps with acne, blackheads, fine lines, dullness, oiliness – the list goes on! After using this cleanser, my skin felt cleaner than ever before and I’d defintiely recommend it.

Anthony Glycolic Exfoliating and Resurfacing Wipes

Face wipes are a new concept to me – especially exfoliating and resurfacing wipes! I suffer from dry skin, so I’m always interested in products that help smooth out my skins texture. The wipe has a smooth side to initially remove any excess dirt and oil from your skin, and a rough side to help slough away any dead skin cells. If I could only use one product form the range, this would be it! My skin felt as though it’d had a deep exfoliation, but without the abrasiveness of beads. It’s hands down one of the best things I’ve tried in a long time.

Anthony All-Purpose Facial Moisturiser

Last, but definitely not least, the Anthony Facial Moisturiser. Any face cream that’s normally targeted for men, doesn’t have the hydration properties that I need. And those that do, always leave my skin looking greasy. Not this one though! My skin felt soft, but not overly greasy, which is a massive plus! As the moisturiser also contains Panthenol, it helps to lock in and retain moisturser, so my skin didn’t feel dry or flaky throughout the day. I’d definitely buy this again.


All-in-all, Anthony Skincare has not disappointed. Everything I’ve tried from the range is comparable with some of the more high-end, expensive brands, at a fraction of the price. If you’re looking for a no-fuss skincare routine, you should definitely check out Anthony Skincare.

You can get it over on Mankind by clicking here. If you want to know more about the story behind the brand, you can also check that out by heading here.

Have you tried anything from Anthony Skincare before? Let me know in the comments.

Shaun

 

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This is a bit of a different post for me. I usually focus on grooming or lifestyle, however this blog is going to be a bit more personal. Take a seat though, because it’s a lengthy one.

For those of you who know me, you’ll know that I don’t eat meat. Now this isn’t something that has been super straightforward, and my decision to stop eating meat happened earlier this year. But what you might not know, is that I’ve actually not eaten meat, longer than I’ve eaten it. Let me explain…

I first stopped eating meat when I was 12. Yes, 12 years old! It seems crazy that someone that young could actually make a decision to cut out such a big part of their diet. I remember firmly when it began. I was in school, with a friend who had been a vegetarian for a year or so, and she made a comment that I wouldn’t be able to do what she does. This may be a ridiculously stubborn part of my character, but I decided to cut out meat just to prove people wrong. Sounds ridiculous, right?

The plot thickens when I started struggling with not being able to eat some of my favourite foods. I began to research the meat industry, and what happens to animals before it lands on your plate. Let’s just say, it’s not pretty. It put me off completely and I firmly cut out any meat from my diet.

Now, I’d not eaten meat for around 7 years, but for some reason, I started craving it again. If anyone reading this doesn’t eat meat, you’ll know that after a couple of weeks you actually forget what it tastes like and all cravings go. I’d found myself at university, surrounded by people who ate meat, who would cook meals with each other, and who thought it necessary to pressure me into eating meat. A lot of things started playing on my mind, the cravings came back, and to cut a long story short, I started eating meat again.

It wasn’t that straightforward though. I remember the first time I tried meat after not having it for so long, and to be completely honest, it wasn’t great. It made me feel physically sick and it felt wrong. However the damage had been done, and I couldn’t go back now. For the years to come I found it convenient to eat meat again, I went travelling and didn’t have to worry about it, but something still didn’t feel right. I couldn’t actually have conversations about animal-cruelty and my feelings on the cause because it almost felt hypocritical.

This brings us onto this year. I’d been playing with the idea of not eating meat again, but just struggled to stick to it. Then one night, after a couple of glasses (bottles) of wine, it dawned on me that I wasn’t okay with the principle of eating meat. Being fully transparent here, I got upset. In a drunken state, I made a vow to not eat meat, and I’ve stuck to it ever since.

The question I asked myself time and time again, was whether I would be able to kill my own food to eat it. With the answer being no, I didn’t think it right to go down that route. Tie that in with the fact that it’s quite frankly cruel to eat meat, I’m not going to look back.

You might be asking yourself ‘why are you telling me this‘? Well, the reason is because when people ask how long I’ve been vegetarian for, ‘5 months’ doesn’t seem like a good enough answer. Yeah, there was a bump in the road, but I’m back on track. There was almost a slight shame when I stopped eating meat, as if I didn’t want to be judged for being ‘the fussy eater’. But y’know what, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.

I’m happier, healthier and feel generally better about myself for not eating meat. Now this isn’t me trying to convince anyone else to go vegetarian, or to ever push my views on anyone, because I firmly believe that you need to do what’s best for you. I don’t eat meat because I think it’s wrong, for me. What I want to get across is that it doesn’t matter whether you eat meat or you don’t, or whether you only support ‘Meat-Free Mondays’, what matters is that you’re doing what’s best for you.

It’s personal for me because of the higher cause, animal cruelty. I’m totally against any harm to animals which stems onto why I don’t eat meat. I don’t think it’s right that I could be so passionate about harm not being done to dogs, horses, monkeys, or any other animal. Yet I would still be supporting the slaughter of cows, chickens and pigs. Each to their own though, I know everyone has different views on this.

No one should ever be ashamed of not eating meat, I realise this now. Some people might find it silly, or ridiculous. But I know the benefits my diet choice has on animal agriculture and the how it helps toward stopping animal cruelty, and I’m proud of that.

If you’ve read this far, thank you. Don’t forget to tweet me @HisHabits.

Shaun

 

 

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