For some men it can be difficult to find and try out a new line of care.
When you visit popular online stores, you often get a variety of results that leave you with more questions than answers.
…it could be a shame to say anything.
Recently Mike Gillman, the founder of Grooming Lounge, reached out and introduced himself and asked me if I wanted to see some of their products on the website.
Needless to say, I was modest and enthusiastic…
For those who don’t know: Grooming Lounge is one of the world’s leading online stores for male grooming products.
Founded in 1999 (even before the original iPod came on the market), they provided men with excellent information about quality products, advice, and more:
My God, the pages have changed over time!
So there are a few things you need to know before looking at some of your most important products:
- These products were shipped for free – I didn’t pay for them.
- No other payments have been made for this investigation.
- I don’t hesitate in any way, not even in uniform, and I don’t get anything for free. During all the time I spent writing for Tools for Men, I collected a lot of maintenance work. Free shaving foam or shower gel doesn’t suddenly make me look good in society – I’m here to serve you.
Let’s get started:
Differentiation of health care services
Unlike many companies that can simply buy a product with a white label and put their logo on it, Grooming Lounge does it a little differently.
The Grooming Lounge line has been conceived, created and tested by their own hairdressers and skin care specialists.
…right – everyone in the house.
This not only guarantees a high level of quality right from the start, but the fact that they use their own products in one of the two hairdressing salons where they work speaks volumes.
It is not an anonymous name that hides behind the brand and does not interact with the customer – which is probably why it has been around since 1999.
Let’s take a look at some of their products:
This facial cleanser, which has won awards in other prestigious male editions, has impressed with its performance and eco-friendly design.
Using jojoba pellets of different sizes to combat mud and oil deposits, we found that was extremely effective for a soft exfoliation .
The natural oils in the cup scraper are ideal for shaving and make the skin much smoother before shaving.
But even if you’re not planning on shaving, natural oils are excellent for the skin and beard.
Perfume is usually not too important when it comes to facial scrubbing, because you rinse it off as soon as you have finished scrubbing.
But to be complete, this scrub really does have a light, fresh scent – perfect to start the day the right way.
If there was a hook in that face scrub, he’d have trouble flushing a clean toilet. It is a thicker solution that wanted to remain stubborn in certain places (especially in the eyebrows).
To counteract this, we recommend using a cup scraperbefore jumping into the shower.
Overall, however, it has achieved excellent results and has gone from nose to mouth with some of the leading scrubs on the market.
If there is one product that would be the most polarizing of the Grooming Lounge range, it is black pepper shower gel.
I have to be honest, it’s a bit of an acquired taste…
…you can’t expect to smell the pepper and spices early in the morning.
But after a few days of testing with this thing, we were addicted!
In a slightly finer solution, this shower gel goes further and is incredibly easy to rinse off – ideal for men who are thirsty for efficiency.
In addition to the aroma and consistency, we also liked the fact that in the Grooming Lounge aloe vera leaf juice, acai and seaweed extract were added to the recipe. These key ingredients work together to provide your whole body with surprisingly good hydration.
However, the most important aspect of any body wash is its ability to combat and ultimately remove specific dirt, grime and other environmental contaminants.
After jumping out of the shower once and giving up, we were satisfied with the result.
Shaving foam Beard breaker
The strongest product in the Grooming Lounge series we tested was probably their shaving foam.
Whether you plan to shave your head, face or body, shaving foam works wonders on all surfaces.
But to get the most out of it, you have to take the following steps
- Soak your skin in warm water.
- Massage the shaving foam deep into the skin.
- Just add a few drops of water to dilute the solution (that’s what we missed in the beginning).
If one of these steps is skipped, the shaving foam becomes too thick, making it easy to hide, especially with disposable shavers and cartridge shavers.
But once you’ve perfected your routine, your skin will be incredibly smooth and vulnerable to the razor blade.
After all, it means a cleaner, more comfortable shave.
For men who want to take the next step, you’ll also want to combine it with their shaving oil.
Best before last shave
The biggest difference between shaving balm and aftershaves splashes is their dependence on alcohol.
quality aftershave balm should never prick, should nourish and moisturise the shaving area.
Quality brands of aftershave balm should contain both moisturizers and emollients.
After applying this aftershave balm we were incredibly satisfied with the result.
It not only ensured a smooth surface on the head and face, but also ensured that there were no ashes or flakes, as was the case that day.
The reason he worked so well is probably that these three main elements are included:
- Oliban oil
- Almond oil
All these ingredients have played a role in soothing, calming and hydrating.
For men who don’t like perfume, you’ll be happy to know that , this aftershave balm, is also odourless.
The last deodorant:
This deodorant is not an official anti-perspirant (it does not block perspiration), but it does help to resist all the odours you can release.
With the eucalyptus base, this is probably the best smell of the product we have tried in the care room.
The gel stick gets wet and dissolves in a few minutes.
Even when we did an inhalation test all day, we were confronted with a subtle smell of eucalyptus that was very refreshing.
It is not a product that we recommend for a visit to the gym, but it is an excellent choice for daily use in the office.
General considerations for toiletries
Overall, we were very satisfied with the Grooming Lounge product line.
Although, to be honest, they usually cost a little more than your usual skin care products, they are certainly worth the price of admission.
For men who are not quite ready to dive into a 22 dollar tube of shaving foam, we recommend to take a look at their sample pack.
The packaging model not only includes many of the products we have discussed here today, but it is also TSA compatible (less than 3.4 ounces).
If you want to update your morning care routine, check out the Grooming Lounge product line – you won’t be disappointed.
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