Skin care for the modern man doesn’t have be plain and simple, us guys like a variety of grooming and hair products that satisfies our needs to achieve the desired finish look. It doesn’t take a lot of searching to be bombarded with an array of male grooming products on the high street, male brands are really pushing themselves out there at the moment with new and unusual grooming items you wouldn’t of imagined five-to-ten years ago.
Continue reading below as I discover and share a hidden gem of a brand that all you male grooming kings need to experience (and its available to buy now at my favourite online grooming store!)
Henri Lloyd High Performance Skin care for men is a brand I didn’t think would be sitting right next to my most treasured luxury skin care items like the Sisley Ecological Compound, Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum or the Omorovicza Moor Mud Cleanser. As the saying goes you can never judge a book by its cover, those first impressions can make or break your connection with a product you may or may not love. I’m so thrilled to have the chance to trial and explore Henri Lloyd Skin Care For Men, I’ve most certainly found a selection of keepers that I’m really excited to tell you about.
Starting with the admirable ocean mineral moisturiser is a fine one to look out for. Enriched with ocean minerals to intensely hydrate and restore the natural lipid barrier, this wonderlust moisturiser from the one and only Henri Lloyd is something to consider when looking for a product that will guard your skin against outside climate changes and pollution trouble. It’s pleasurable satin texture glides over the skin absorbing without leaving a single trace of product residue. The oceanic fresh scent provides a clean skin feel that softly lingers on the skin for a good 5-10 minutes until slowly disappearing. With the added filters of SPF 15, skin is protected against 93% of UVB rays, preventing the suns ability from burning the skin, this will give you a total of 5 hours of sun protection when using an SPF of 15. Maris Sal provides skin healing because of its natural mineral and nutrient content.
I’ve been wearing this for a good two weeks and my skin has grown to it. I’m surprised at how fast-absorbing and unbelievably lightweight the product feels, moisturisers containing sun protection tend to take longer to fully soak up but not this one. The well-developed formula is second to none, prepare for the unexpected.
A little hint of colour on the skin sure puts a positive smile on my face, when my skin needs a minor cover up from an imperfection or two I like to address the issue quietly and apply a moisturiser with a subtle but effective tint. I do use a concealer but not very often, only when my skin decides to throw a wobble and turn into a pepperoni pizza face then I apply the big boy of concealer and boom, the spot is nowhere in sight. The Henri Lloyd Marine Tinted Moisturiser suits a variety of skin tones and shade with its clever universal shade. This is an exceptional alternative for when skin needs a little breather from wearing your favourite long-wearing foundation or heavy-duty concealer, this be honest, not everyday is a makeup day. The perfect colour from this tinted moisturiser corrects skin fatigue and facial discolouration with a delicate but alluring glow from within. This moisturiser easily blends into the skin without having to a lot of apply pressure that can promote wrinkle formation if not careful, especially around the delicate eye area where the skin is thinner, more exposed to irritation.
When applying any type of product with colour, make sure to blend down the neck and décolletage (if visible to the eye). You don’t want to go out in public with a different coloured face and neck on show. I still see this common mistake and we’re in 2018. Men’s sunscreens are becoming more widely available as guys are taking care and pride on the way they look.
Sun protection is not only important when travelling aboard to a fabulous, sunny destination, no matter what weather, you should consider wearing some kind of sun protection to fend skin from early signs of ageing. The Henri Lloyd Sun Defence Cream is like no other I’ve come across for a long time, it’s lightweight cream texture blends like a dream without having to take extra precaution and time like most sunscreens on the market. The fast dry-touch finish allows you to layer your favourite concealer, foundation or powder within seconds of applying, great for the guys who don’t have time to waste. Although the price of this Henri Lloyd sunscreen is higher than your average, bog standard sun cream, this is specially designed for daily wear, 365 days of the year.
You’ll love the fresh, marine scent that makes you forget you’re wearing a single dollop of sunscreen, that’s what makes this sunscreen different, you can enjoy the outside delights, beaming sun rays without having to worry about the unpleasant suncream scent that can linger on the skin for hours after applying.