Lab Series launch multifunctional Grooming Oil

Of all the mainstream premium grooming brands, Lab Series is possibly my favourite. Innovative, trend-setting and cutting-edge, its products are as interesting as they are effective – as is the case with their brand new offering: The Grooming Oil. The latest salvo in the battle to make grooming routines less complicated and bathroom shelves less cluttered, it’s a multi-functional little wonder that serves, not only as a shave oil, but as a beard and stubble oil too. It can even be used as a pre-shave cushion beneath your regular shave cream or gel to give you enhanced razor glide.

Lightweight and non-greasy, with a barely-there fragrance, it features a trio of nourishing oils (Sea Buckthorn, Jojoba and Sweet Almond) blended with skin-protecting vitamins and moisturising hydrators to ensure skin as well as facial hair always feels its best. I’ve tried hundreds of beard and shaves oils in the past and this is certainly one of the best. What’s more, since you have to shake it to mix everything before use it’s great fun to use.

Is that last feature a gimmick? Possibly, but then in an increasingly competitive market, this kind of interactivity is everything if you want that all important edge. I  must admit I  hate the way some companies insist on putting the word ‘The’ in front of product names (fellow Estée Lauder brand La Mer are the other main culprit) because it ensures the name never quite slips off the tongue and it never looks right written down in the middle of a sentence but otherwise it’s great. And, hey, just look how purdy it looks.

Acqua di Parma add Beard Serum to Collezione Barbiere range

NEW Collezione Barbiere Beard Serum & pack (1)If there are any doubters out there who still cling to the misguided notion that the beard is dead the plethora of new beard products to have emerged in the last six months is proof that facial hair is very much alive and prickling. Latest brand to hop onto the bearded bandwagon is Acqua di Parma, who have just added a brand new Beard Serum to their premium Collezione Barbiere range. Formulated with pomegranate, sweet almond and grapeseed oils it’s conditioning without being overly greasy and is the perfect way to ensure your facial hair is always in fine fettle.

Available from uk.acquadiparma.com priced £30 for 30ml