Following on from my last review, male grooming posts continue to feature on The Yorkshire Gentleman. Here is the next instalment! Beard care has become an important of my daily grooming routine as I continue to maintained my beard over summer (not much of it)! I was very excited to receive a box of male grooming goodies from Menrock. They are an online supplier of products for men’s shaving and facial hair care and have an impressive range, especially within their facial hair care collection. Read on for further details of the discount code.
The pack that I received was the ‘For my Beardy Beloved, The Blade Shunners Beard Kit’. Products included in the set are:
- Beard soap
- Beard balm
- Beard comb
- Moustache wax
The pack that I received also included some nice extras that you don’t ordinarily get with the set. These were; a cut throat shavette and scented beard oil. I really like the smart little presentation box and how the items are presented on a bed of imitation straw, it gives a nice welcoming touch. The packet of love hearts you get in the gift box is a pleasing addition for those that have a sweet tooth like me!
The beard soap comes in a 100ml bottle and the Sicilian lime and caffeine has a fresh zesty fragrance and really does wake your skin up. It’s freshness leaves your skin and beard feeling clean and revitalised. I found the beard soap lathers up well, expect this 100ml bottle to last as you don’t need much per wash!
Beard balm is a great addition to any beard grooming set and this does not disappoint. I’ve been using beard oil as long as I’ve had my beard. However. I’ve only in the last few months come across beard balm. For me beard oil is great, but it doesn’t always feel like your skin beneath your beard is being moisturised, that’s where beard balm comes in. Have you ever accidentally got face moisturiser in your beard? For those that haven’t, it’s not very easy to rub in and gets stuck in your beard hair.
With some beard balms I’ve tried, there in hard paste form which can make application a bit tricky. The Menrock beard balm is in liquid form, which makes application easy. It acts as a ‘leave in’ conditioner and helps to moisturise the skin that’s hidden beneath your beard and leave it itch free. I’ve not noticed any beard itch since I’ve been using the balm. The zesty lime fragrance really helps to wake you up on a morning and is quite long lasting. I think I’ve found my new preferred beard balm!
The beard oil (30ml) contains Vitamin E which helps keep your skin soft and soften follicles. I received ‘Jazz’ fragrance in the set, which has a really refreshing scent. Beard oil is the ideal product to finishing your beard care regime and helps to soften and tame your beard hair. I particularly like this beard oil as it comes with a pipette to make application easier, as opposed to beard oils that don’t come with one. The 30ml bottle is a generous size and Id say would last a very long time, even for those with larger, longer beards!
I’ve not used the moustache wax as I don’t have a long enough moustache to shape and therefore can’t comment on its performance or suitability. What I can say about is is that it has that lovely zesty aroma of Sicilian lime and caffeine as with the other products.
Cut throat Shavette
The shavette razor is disposable version of the traditional ‘cut throat’ or straight razor and takes disposable razor blades. They are easily inserted and replaced using the adjustable clamping system. The shavette is weighted nicely and sits well in your hand. I’ve been using a straight/cut throat razor for some time now, I personally find them much better than other forms of razors and the prices of disposable razor blades are a fraction of the cost of disposable cartridge razors. I think I’ve found my new favourite razor! Keeping watching for a ‘Creating the perfect beard line’ post.
The set contains pretty much everything you need to control and manage your beloved beard. The beard balm is one of the best I’ve come across. Overall, I would definitely recommend this beard grooming kit to any serious beard lover, you wont be disappointed with the quality of the products in this set. If you’re interested in these products, check out the Menrock site
You can get a fantastic £10 off any Menrock order over £25 with the code: YORKSHIRE