Saturday, 30 May 2015

Product Review - Jack Black Grooming

That Dapper Chap introduces us to Jack Black male grooming products and reviews their beard lube and facial cleanser.






Available online directly from from male grooming site mankind.co.uk Jack Black offers a wide range of mens grooming products from hair gels to sunscreen and from lip balm to deoderant. They really do cover everything, head to toe, literally!

Today I'm reviewing the Beard Lube and the Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser.  

The Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser


Jack Black describes the Facial Cleanser as "A dual-purpose 2-in-1 liquid cleanser and toner which removes deep-down dirt and oil, for clear, smooth, shave-ready skin. It works gently, without over-drying, to leave your complexion clean, hydrated and fresh" Sounds good right? so, lets see if it lives up to what they say!


I use a face wash on a daily basis, it's way less harsh than soap and they are specifically formulated for the skin on your face. I generally use a basic one and not one that's designed solely for men so this was a new experience.






The face wash lathers well and rinses off easily leaving no tangible residue and my face felt clean and smooth afterwards. Exactly what you need from a facewash. It has a very mild smell, it's neither overpowering or intrusive, it's a nice fresh scent. It's not going to make you look ten years younger or instantly get rid of acne but it is a good quality daily product.

Jack Black states "PureScience® formulas lock in nature’s best, using certified organic ingredients, with no parabens, fragrance or colorants. And, always dermatologist tested" So, what's not to like!


What's in it?


  • Oat and coconut derived, sulfate-free surfactants gently but effectively cleanse the skin. 
  • Witch Hazel acts as a natural astringent with soothing properties. 
  • Certified Organic Sage Leaf and Rosemary provide antibacterial and healing benefits. 
  • Certified Organic Chamomile and Aloe Leaf help soothe and reduce redness.


When do I use it?


Apply a coin sized amount to wet hands, work into a lather and apply to face with fingertips using a circular motion. Rinse. Use in the morning before shaving, and at night to cleanse skin.

Priced at £19.00 for 177ml buy yours HERE



The Beard Lube


I, like a lot of guys right now have a short beard, that said I do still shave. I keep my beard in shape and shave my neck area, keeping my beard neatly under my chin. I have used shaving products in the past and even an old fashioned badger hair brush and solid foam, so this is a little different.



With Jojoba and Eucalyptus, Jack Black says of their beard lube "It's an entirely new way to shave. Unlike traditional shaving foams and gels which can dry out skin, our award winning Beard Lube® is a pre-shave oil, shave cream and facial skin treatment in one easy-to-use product specially formulated for men's shaving needs"


They go on to say that "the unique formula contains phospholipids - a rich source of essential fatty acids that are essential to the function of cell membranes - to bind moisture to the skin and support the natural skin barrier. The lightweight, penetrating formula not only helps prepare your beard by penetrating and softening whisker growth, it holds in moisture so your shaving blade glides easily. Refreshes skin, too, for an easier, smoother shave and less razor burn"


This award winning product (Mens Health Grooming - Best Shave Cream 2011) is quite translucent which means that you can see where you're shaving. I found this helpful as it can prevent you from getting nicks and cuts. It went on easily, felt good on the skin and didn't clog my blade like some other products can. It's also really light and rinsed off easily. 

Like the face cleanser it has a very light fresh scent that won't interfere with your aftershave or cologne.

As with the face cleanser it uses certified organic ingredients, with no parabens, fragrance or colorants. And, always dermatologist tested.



What's in it?



  • Macadamia Nut Oil, Jojoba Oil and Glycerin provide a lubricating, protective cushion. 
  • Phospholipids bind moisture to the skin and support the natural skin barrier. 
  • Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Menthol refresh and revitalize skin. 
  • Heather helps calm and soothe skin.



How and when do I use it?


Apply a nickel-size amount to wet hands, work into a lather and apply to face with fingertips using a circular motion. Rinse. Use in the morning before shaving, and at night to cleanse skin.

Get your HERE for £18.00 for 177m
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Overall, I like the Jack Black products that I've used and will continue to do so. If you're interested in trying it yourself get yourself over to mankind.co.uk and order yours today. Drop me a line and let me know your thoughts.

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