Grooming is not something that comes naturally to me. I don't shave and while I am fussy about my hair, skincare is usually not something I give much thought to and usually moisturise only when I remember.
The guys at Scaramouche & Fandango kindly sent me 2 of their products for testing earlier this year and I thought I would put them through a trial of fire and take them with me on my holidays.
I have annoying combination skin; dryness around my T-zone, but a greasy forehead. Factor in air conditioning, air pollution and temperatures in the high 20's, my skin was in dire need.
The Face Scrub contains prickly pair extract and micro beads to help slough away all the grime and dead skin. It wasn't as "bitty" as some scrubs I've used in the past, and while I thought this might have made it less effective, it helped clean out my pores, reduce the greasy feeling and my face didn't look like I'd been washing with sandpaper.
Moving from clammy heat outside to air-conditioned museums, shops, bars and restaurants will play havoc with the moisture in your skin, swiftly shifting from sweat-soaked to arid. I applied the Hydrator twice daily, before leaving in the morning and before we went out for dinner and the result was perfect. Some products have too much oil to help lock in moisture, but it then lies on your skin and just feels heavy. The Hydrator is quickly absorbed but kept my skin fresh for several hours.
My other half has helped deplete my supply of Face Scrub but the Hydrator has lasted for almost 4 months - a little goes a long way! The quality of their products speak for themselves and are deservedly stocked by powerhouses like Brown Thomas, Selfridges, Fenwick and Fortnum & Masons.
Scaramouche & Fandango is a proud British company who seek to help create a modern gent, through developing his appearance and character. By looking and feeling better, we can perhaps become better.
Are you a reluctant groomer? What does your "regime" involve?
, by Ian Megrath