You might have seen Danny Gray the founder of War paint For Men brand on Dragon’s Den. They are the new make up brand for men! They are on a mission: “Giving men the ability to feel confident in their own skin”.
War Paint For Men is breaking the stigma that makeup is solely for women and make it the accepted norm that men wear makeup. Giving men the ability to feel confident in their own skin. They are here to change the face of the men’s makeup industry.
So, really pleased here to get to try it!
War Paint For Men offers a range of tinted moisturisers, foundations, bronzers and make up tools for the everyday man. Their make-up products are UK produced, cruelty free, vegan ingredients that are designed specifically for sensitive male skin.
Got a chance to review the Tinted Moisturiser and the Concealer (pictured below).
Some Interesting stats
One in four men is expected to be wearing makeup by 2023.
Male skin is 25% tougher than female skin.
The Tinted Moisturiser
Compared to a traditional tinted cream, which would be just a cream with a very light tint, our TINTED MOISTURISER is a foundation, moisturizer, and concealer skincare product all in one. It does a good job of all of these so is a great product to quickly apply and go.
FOUNDATION V TINTED MOISTURISER? FOUNDATION is typically thicker and provides more coverage. TINTED MOISTURISER is typically light and while it can conceal blemishes, it typically won’t cover major scars or blemishes.
Concealer is a cream base which you can use to hide dark under-eye circles, spots, large pores, and other small blemishes visible on the skin. It is similar to foundation, but a lot thicker so it can cover unwanted imperfections.
Concealer is ideal to use on its own if you would just like to cover your spots or under-eye circles.
War Paint For Men’s collection includes cleansing tools, brushes and sponges, as well as a makeup range that spans five shades to suit all skin types, with a handy shade finder tool available on the website to ensure you find your best fit. In addition, sets such as the Night Out.
All War Paint For Men products are consistently tested, re-tested, sliced and diced in order to reach an end result that is simple to apply, light to touch and weightless on skin. The range is also entirely UK produced, cruelty free and vegan, with plans already in motion to move to an all-natural model in the near future.
This must be the best and most luxurious bundle of this year! And even Black Friday won’t be that! The Apothecary Collection is worth over £239, yet it only costs £55 RRP and is only available at Mankind.
(Please note that Mankind is actually offering 15% off this collection*, just use Code: GROOM15).
However, this is not the only reason why we fell for it. We also really liked the carefully curated assortment of luxury male grooming essentials.
The collection is centred around exciting, innovative formulations at the cutting edge of male grooming, and giving you the opportunity to discover them for yourself. What else could you ask for?
The six products you will find inside
Argentum La Lotion Infinie Body Cream, 200ml (worth £84.00)
Rediscover your skin’s youthful capacity with ARgENTUM’s la lotion infinie Body Cream, an intense, soothing moisturiser that targets problem areas on the body to leave it feeling soft and replenished.
Backed by years of scientific research, the 99.5% natural origins cream harnesses the same powerful ingredients as the iconic cream, a blend of Silver Hydrosol and DNA HP. Working together, the ingredients melt quickly into skin, instantly hydrating, tightening and strengthening skin to create a barrier against oxidative stress. Its dose of caffeine stimulates circulation for re-energised, radiant skin, and small cutaneous imperfections will appear corrected and rebalanced. Suitable for all ages and skin types, the miracle cream will leave your body feeling super-hydrated, younger and softer. Infused with a signature, uplifting scent.
E-Cooking Peel Mask, 50ml (worth £37.00)
Peeling effect which smoothens and tightens creases.
The content of plant extract and Vitamin E in the Ecooking™ Peeling Mask decreases the appearance of creases and wrinkles and at the same time it gives a smoother and younger look.
Please note that Ecooking is a cruelty-free brand; they do not test any of their products on animals. All products are natural, organic, paraben-free and vegan.
The Refinery Shave Oil, 30ml (worth £31.00)
A must-have for the ultimate close shave. This fast-absorbing, lightweight oil prepares the skin for a soothing shave without leaving and oily residue. Borage, Jojoba and Rosehip Seed oil help promote elasticity and strengthen dry, damaged skin and Petitgrain, Patchouli and Geranium soothe and protect the skin.
Directions: massage 4-5 drops onto damp skin before shaving. Shave and rinse with warm water. Can be used under Refinery Shave Foam Gel for dry skin and is also effective as an intensive skin treatment when used under the appropriate Refinery moisturiser.
Babor Cooling Eye Gel, 20ml (worth £32.68)
A lightweight, oil-free, anti-fatigue eye gel the provides a cooling & massaging effect upon application. Helps treat puffy, swollen, fatigued & dry eye area.
Contains alpine stem cells to offer preventative protection against light-induced skin ageing; blended with rhodiola extract, betain & yeast extract to reduces puffiness & dark circles; loaded with polysaccharide & panthenol for hydrating benefits.Unveils a smoother, refreshed, more vibrant looking eye area.
Defy gravity with the vegan-friendly Firming Serum from ARK Skincare; a revolutionary, anti-ageing serum that tightens, lifts and tones sagging skin by improving resistance to gravity by promoting skin’s elastic fibre architecture.
Unleashing the ultra-firming powers of biomimetic lipopeptide Idealift™, the serum targets skin showing signs ageing including fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Highly purified Microalgae extract delivers an instant and long-term tightening effect, while active 100% natural Hyaluronic Acid locks moisture in the skin matrix and boosts collagen synthesis. Skin appears firmer and more flexible, while fine lines are plumped and smoothed.
What else? It is vegan and cruelty-free.
And yes, it is worth mentioning again, that the total value is worth over £239 RRP however it is available at www.mankind.co.uk for only £55.
And remember that there’s a special offer running right now: 15% off this collection*. Use Code: GROOM15.
In Manual’s own words: “This tremendous trio are the ultimate in face rejuvenation and hair well-being. A proven cocktail of ingredients backed by science to fight the signs of ageing, maintain your mane, and keep your head all handsome.”
An original and smart approach with either a “one-time purchase” or a “subscription model”.
In a nutshell, what you need to know is that Caffeine stimulates hair follicles. Biotin is vital for keratin production. Saw Palmetto is known to strengthen and revive hair.
WHAT’S INSIDE? Caffeine Caffeine is scientifically proven to be a stimulator of hair follicle growth. Tried and tested. So foam up and get your caffeine fix directly to the root of the problem. Biotin Biotin supports healthy hair growth and not getting enough can seriously damage your hair mojo. It’s an essential vitamin for the protein synthesis sculpting that masterpiece that is your hair keratin. Michelangelo has nothing on you. Saw Palmetto A natural extract that strengthens and revives hair. It’s extracted from one very powerful berry. Oh hair yeah. Natural goodness With Ginger, Sage, Olive Oil extracts…thank you Mother Nature.
One-time purchase: Buy now for £14 or subscribe and save 15%: £11.90 every 2 months.
From the hands to the face, Mr Moisturiser provides unrivalled moisture and skin protection. With Hyaluronic acid, one of nature’s most hydrating molecules, which can hold 1000 tiumes its weight in water and allantoin which soothes, protects, and regenerates the skin.
WHAT’S INSIDE? Hyaluronic Acid It’s one of nature’s most hydrating molecules, with our skin holding 50% of the body’s Hyaluronic Acid. It has an unrivalled love for moisture, attracting 1000 times its weight in water. Allantoin Allantoin soothes, protects and regenerates the skin. Bye bye dead skin, hello moisture. A world class all-rounder for keeping skin at the top of its game.
One-time purchase: Buy now for £14 or subscribe and save 15%: £11.90 every 2 months.
Fighting wrinkles is a science. Luckily, they don’t have to don a lab coat. They’ve got the ultimate ingredients right here and ready to go to.
WHAT’S INSIDE? Vitamin C A potent antioxidant that fights the signs of ageing and neutralises skin damage caused by UV and pollution. It stimulates collagen production, helping against blemishes and hyperpigmentation. Brighter skin for that sunshine glow. Coenzyme Q10 Naturally occurring, it’s one of the most powerful antioxidants found in the body. Aiding the skin in regeneration and repair. It helps combat the signs of ageing and wrinkles by fighting against free radicals and oxidative stress cell damage. Peptides Replenishing the cells and enabling your skin to hold firm, Peptides slow down the ageing process aiding in the synthesis of collagen. No more caving in. Hyaluronic Acid Just one gram of Hyaluronic Acid has the remarkable ability to hold up to six litres of water. Making the skin feel and appear hydrated, plump and healthy. This stuff is Triple Hyaluronic Acid – the ultimate in skin hydration and protection – penetrating your skin on many levels.
One-time purchase: Buy now for £24 or subscribe and save 15%: £20.40 every 2 months.
For most of us who take care of our skin, having the right cleanser plays a vital role in the first step to helping look after our skin. We need a reliable product that will dissolve impurities and daily dirt without putting a burden on the surface.
You can cleanse, refine and comfort skin with Nakin’s natural anti-ageing face cleansers with active ingredients that detoxify and condition. They have two very special products within the range that offer a superior face cleanser routine for clear, comforted and treated skin.
Nakin Natural Anti-Ageing Advanced Cleansing Milk
Formulated with an advanced active blend of oils, hyaluronic acid, pomegranate and seaweed extract, it helps to even skin tone and assist cell renewal.
In Nakin’s own words: “With hyaluronic acid, pomegranate and seaweed extract in the formula, you can expect the cleansing milk also to help assist cell renewal as it penetrates the dermis to promote elasticity”.
Facial toners are like a deep clean for your skin. They help to clear pores deep down, as well as condition skin with active toning, astringent and tightening ingredients. There’s no better way to freshen skin. With aloe and seaweed extracts it will have a gentler effect on priming the skin than a traditional toner.
Every product provided at Nakin is guaranteed to have ingredients that are naturally sourced and cruelty-free.
They don’t use anything unnecessary or artificial to alter the appearance or fragrance of our tones and cleansers, instead preferring to use natural elements like aloe vera and seaweed over paraben and silicone.
And don’t forget that Nakin skincare range is wheat and gluten-free.