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It has been a hot minute since I’ve done a product review. Remember the good old days of a different product review every week. Well, when you finally find a routine that works for you, the constant trial & error no longer takes place. To be honest, I’ve missed it. I’ve missed the thrill of the aisles in Boots, hunting for a new product to try and getting excited to put the blog post together.
Then Admiral Grooming reached out to me. A skincare brand for men, I had never heard of before. Admiral offered to send me their collection to try out and today, I bring you the results. Not gonna lie, I wasn’t expecting great things, especially as I’m such a ride or die for Glossier, but I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve been testing the products for a couple of weeks now and I’m ready to bring you my findings.
I was gifted a Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner, Antioxidant Moisture Balm, Detoxifying Face Scrub and a Matte Hair Moulding Paste.
// The Face \\
Firstly let’s start with the face products. These were the ones I was most sceptical about. I tried the Face Scrub first and ohmyword, it’s a gooden. Firstly the smell of this collection is incredible. There is something quite clerical about it but just enough that actually it’s perfumed perfectly. The Face Scrub has the perfect amount of ‘scrub’. It’s not too harsh on the skin but it’s definitely enough that once it’s rinsed off, your skin is left feeling oh so smooth. I’m a huge lover of this product and something I look forward to adding into my routine. The only downside is the packaging. The pump doesn’t bring out much product so you need to give it at least 10 pumps.
Then we move to The Moisture Balm. Again, something I was a little wary of trying but pleasantly surprised nevertheless. This is a really soothing balm that again smells lovely. If you’re not keep on perfumed products on your face, then I’d probably stay away from this one. The Moisture Balm leaves a slight tacky feeling on the skin, which I’m not hating. It’s perfect for holding other products in place. As you know, I’m a lover of Man Makeup, so this product compliments that routine just nicely.
2 great products that I’ll for sure be repurchasing.
// The Body \\
The Body Wash. Well, where do I start. To be fair there isn’t much you can say about a body wash other than if you liked it or not. And I definitely liked it. It lathered nicely, it definitely left me feeling super clean and as it’s so highly scented, the smell hangs around all day. It’s almost strong enough to substitute aftershave… And I love it. I’m a big fan of this.
I’m never a big fan of combined Shampoo and Conditioner. Being somebody that doesn’t actually use conditioner on my hair, this wasn’t a product I was dying to try. That aside, It is a really nice product. Again, it leaves my hair feeling really clean and smelling great. If you’re in the market for new shower products, then definitely get these!
// The Hair \\
Then we’re onto hair. Now when it comes to my hair, I’m sooooo picky. I think I’ve used the same hair product for the last 5 years. I like a paste, that’s matte but gives a lot of hold. It’s tough to find and even harder to get the right balance. When I first tried this Matte Paste, I definitely went a little crazy. The paste itself is actually really hard, you’ve got to work it into the hands to soften it up. A little goes a long way.
What’s great with this product is you’re really in control of what look you want to achieve. If you like that matte look, use a small bit. If you like the wet look, when use more and really work into the hands to create more of a shine. Again, another great smelling product so throughout the day, I’d get wafts of this in my hair.
Overall I’ve been so pleased with this collection. The products I’d probably be using again is the Face Scrub & Moisture Balm. They’re definitely my favourite. What’s even better, I get to give you a discount code. If any of you guys fancy trying anything from Admiral Grooming, then use code ‘HBEACH25‘ to bag yourself 25% off!
| Harrison |