Invest in your future with Lab Series’ new Repair Serum

LAB SERIES RESCUEIn terms of skincare serums are a hard sell to men. Most of the guys I know have absolutely no idea what they’re for, how to use them or why they should add yet another step into their existing grooming routine.

In short, used morning and night, after cleansing but before moisturising, they’re a handy way to turbo-charge your regular skincare regime. Lab Series’ brand new Future Rescue Repair Serum – in its TARDIS blue bottle – is designed to “fortify” the skin’s natural protective barrier as well as improve its overall appearance, making it the perfect way to go time travelling with your skincare and, hopefully, discover a slightly younger-looking you in the process.

It works by delivering a potent antioxidant boost to promote the skin’s natural repair process and support the production of collagen – the stuff that keeps skin looking young and firm. It also contains ingredients to shift dead skin cells and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier thus protecting it from future damage. It’s ultra-light, quickly absorbed and leaves a matt finish and if you can be bothered to add it to your grooming regime (hey, it only takes about three seconds to apply)  it’s well worth a look.

If I could go back in time and tell my younger self to do just one thing (apart from not to drink Snakebite) it would be to do anything – and everything – to look after my skin for the future. Unfortunately, until there’s real time travel, this skin saviour in a bottle will have to do.

Lab Series Future Rescue Repair Serum is available from October from labseries.co.uk priced  £48 for 50ml. 

Bulldog’s new deodorant is the dog’s

If you read this blog regularly or follow me on twitter you’ll probably know that Bulldog are one of my favourite affordable grooming brands. Penny for penny they’re they best products out there and I love their natural, animal-friendly approach to skincare.

Their latest offering is this roll-on deodorant, which is free of nasties like parabens, synthetic fragrances or artificial colours. It also has the signature Bulldog smell (no, not of dog but of a distinctive blend of eight essential oils including bergamot, lemon, geranium, oak moss and vetivert. What’s more it also contains skin-soothing aloe vera to keep your pits in tip-top condition.

So how does it perform? Well, excellently for a deodorant. You have to bear in mind, of course, that deos are designed to keep you smelling fresh not to prevent you sweating (that’s where anti-perspirants come in).  It’s ideal for those times when you know you’re not going to be sweltering, perhaps after a work-out, when you’re heading off for a meal or dinner party or are just kicking back around the house. It’s certainly better than most deos out there – for the smell alone – so definitely gets the thumbs (or should that be arms?) up from me.

Available from www.nivenandjoshua.com priced £4.99