Lab Series for men, a brand I’ve developed a strong attachment to purely on how their products effectiveness and visible results. Lab Series is a grooming brand that deserves the hype, a brand that in my humble opinion doesn’t get enough recognition it deserves. Lab Series know the difference between men’s and woman’s skin which is important when choosing the correct products, our skin is 40% thicker and dense than a woman’s, we produce more excess sebum which delays the skin from ageing.
Cooking up high-tech, results-driven grooming essentials since 1987, this original male grooming brand know a thing or two on providing the very best of men’s skincare. The Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash features a distinctive fresh appeal scent with a shot of cooling menthol and pure peppermint oil that gives you a ‘deep clean’ feel. The rich, bouncy foam unleashes as you massage over dampen skin, only a very little product is needed for the entire face and neck area. There is a small list of soap-base ingredients (myristic, behenic, palmitic acids) that work beautifully at removing the daily build up of excess oil and clogging pores from the exposure to outside pollution and city life.
I particularly like to indulge my skin with a thorough deep cleanse in the evening, especially if I’ve been away from home for a long period of time, I know my skin is ready for a much-needed cleanse to wash away dirt and excess oil collected throughout the day. If your skin is more on the dry side I would advice to use this every other day, due to the deep cleansing, purifying effects of this almighty cleanser, this might not be the best choice for drier skin types that crave constant hydration.
We all thrive for a shot of hydration in our skin care, our daily moisturisers just doesn’t cut it at times especially with the constant change of weather and our skin is an ongoing battle for perfection. Making sure the skin is hydrated at all times can become a struggle, sometimes the skin needs a little boost of support with a product that’s able to restore hydration at base-level, this is when I discuss an essence lotion created just for men’s skin.
The Lab Series Solid Water Essence is truly one-of-a-kind. This ‘add on’ product makes a perfect fit for any skin care routine that you may already have going. Applying an essence creates building blocks, a bridge between your favourite serum and moisturiser, this gel to water essence reduces the look of fatigue and tiredness. I like to apply two pumps all over the face paying special attention on areas where skin is lacking moisture and radiance the most. You really do see a radical difference after application. The Lab Series Solid Water Essence is a product to reach out for on those dark, cold mornings when getting out of bed can become a challenge.
Inside this skin quenching bottle is ginseng, an ingredient that withholds a long list of many skin benefits. Ginseng can help with oily skin by balancing the natural oils our skin produces throughout the day. This ‘man root’ also provides skin protection from outside stresses and pollutants. Bamboo and pea extract prevents and protects the skin from the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Hexapeptide-8 relaxes facial muscle movement, reducing the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles, great for the age concerning men.
The wonders of caffeine simulates skin cells revealing a fresher, more awake complexion, we could all do a generous slather of this in the early hours of dawn. I want express deeply that this is not to be used alone without a moisturiser, this is an ‘essence’ not a moisturiser, you could apply a second layer for a more intense burst of hydration and skin awakening but your skin will still need the moisturisation from a cream, that’s a fact.
Moving onto the grand finale, the latest release from Lab Series, The Day Rescue Defence Lotion SPF 35 is something the brand was missing from its sophisticated, hi-tech collection. From first application, it’s obvious this lotion has sunscreen with the all famous ‘white cast finish’ shadowing over the skin, having said that, this very much fades within minutes of applying. Sun protection is important all year round and something you should be wearing no matter what weather, rain or shine, our skin is exposed to outside elements that can have a negative effect on the skins appearance and overall health.
The Lab Series Day Rescue Defence Lotion SPF 35 provides the skin with 3 daily defence factors that firstly, filters harmful sun rays, secondly, protects the skin from dehydration and loss moisture, and finally, defends the skin from damaging pollutants. What more could you ask for inside a single tube of cream? Hydra-Endure Technology barricades the skin with existing moisture preventing water loss. Luckily for me, I don’t live in a big polluted city but when I do venture out for the day in the city life, the feel and texture of my skin completely changes, the fresh-faced appearance becomes dull and blocked from the dirt, grime and general city living.
The sun provides our skin with vitamin d which is important for maintaining a healthy, looking complexion all year round, the Day Rescue Defence Lotion SPF 35 from Lab Series allows you enjoy the sunshine without having to worry about being too exposed from the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays. I definitely felt protected when wearing Lab Series latest, super high-tech moisturiser, with SPF 35. The skin is protected for a good solid 5 to 6 hours, although this may vary from person to person, depending on how much you sweat and what activity you perform everyday, the protection can vary.