Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Bluebeards Revenge Cooling Moisturiser

When it comes to soothing my face after shaving or after a day exposed to horrific levels of air pollution in London I’m not exactly short of products to use. I confess I don’t have that many firm favourites, Cooling Moisturiser by The Bluebeards Revenge is sitting pretty at the top of the moisturisers I’m currently using and liking, liking a lot.

I just love the skull and crossbones branding
(As an aside I have ‘it’s all about the face, about the face…..’ running through my head to the tune of ‘All about that Bass’ by Meghan Trainor - send for the men in white coats!)

Like all of the products from The Bluebeards Revenge, the cooling moisturiser is emblazoned with the skull and crossbones giving it a shiny edge when it comes to the canister (and it is a cool looking metal canister) standing out on the shelf in the bathroom - with my Magpie eye that’s probably why I reached for it in the first place. It looks cool and the coolness always goes that bit further with The Bluebeards Revenge products as every piece of packaging encourages the man using it to check for lumps and bumps in an effort to tackle testicular cancer.

For more information on Orchid, the charity that fights male cancer please visit their website here.

A 100ml canister will set you back £9.99, but what do The Bluebeards Revenge say about their cooling moisturiser on their website?

‘The Bluebeards Revenge 'Cooling' Moisturiser brings it’s typical semi-macho style into the equation with this new product featuring what they describe as the “manliest of ingredients” – in fact, who else could get away with creating a modern cosmetic laced with exotic compounds such as extracts of Prickly Pear, Stinging Nettle and Fenugreek! Not as vicious as they sound in fact as each of these compounds are highly regarded for their moisturising qualities and ability to re-invigorate the skin.

Having said that the brand has also strayed into its feminine side with the addition of Jojoba Oil as the main active ingredient. Jojoba enjoys a fabulous reputation as the only natural wax ester with an amazing similarity to the oils created by our own skin and is thought to help prevent oily skin and outbreaks of irritation.

The Bluebeards Revenge 'Cooling' Moisturiser contains a cooling agent making application to any part of the body a real pleasure. Luckily the brand has gone to great lengths to ensure that the product is free of those nasty Parabens, SLS and MIT.’

I love The Bluebeards Revenge packaging, it has my no-nonsense style - with the warning on the canister stating ‘only a total moron would choose to sneak a snack of this moisturiser - trust me it isn’t nice so best left off the menu.’ Classic! 

Anyway, back to my thoughts - so, it’s paraben free which is good news for the skin but what is it like?

Well, the size of the canister is spot on to enable grip and the pump dispenser is really easy to use, you won’t find yourself pumping away for ages with no benefit. It dispenses the white moisturiser in little blobs, and as the pictures show only a pea sized amount is needed to cover even my massive face.



Only a seriously small amount is needed
With a creamy texture this spreads easily and as soon as it first hit my fairly dry face it started to be absorbed immediately leaving a rather shiny finish for two to three minutes. While waiting for it to dry in I was struck by the lovely fragrance - it is so clean and fresh. You can pick out the Jojoba oil and for a bit I thought I could detect a bit of menthol but that could just be my dodgy sense of smell at the time.

Once it had dried in the fragrance completely disappeared and had no impact on the aftershave I applied afterwards, in fact it has never changed my aftershave which I find a massive plus in favour of the product. There is nothing worse than shelling out a wad of cash on an aftershave for its true fragrance to be altered by another grooming product.


An attempt at a dark and brooding photograph
More importantly, the results were breath taking. The moisturiser does cool, in fact it is like being slapped in the face with an icy glove (in a nice way) when first applied and as it is absorbed you notice a slight tingle. Awesome!

A good twenty minutes after applying there was no sign of the moisturiser yet my face still felt cool and to the touch this is where the cooling moisturiser earns its stripes. My skin is incredibly smooth and soft to the touch, even through three day stubble and my whiskers were noticeably softer. 

The dry skin patches I get around my eyebrows were eliminated after three days of use and now, after having used this since July I have to say it represents excellent value for money. I use this probably three times a week and there is still about half of the canister left. You really can’t argue with results, the fact it lasts for ages and smells divine. 

You can, and I have paid more for a moisturiser but this sits with Men Expert as one I’ll keep reaching for as an effective moisturiser that does the business. 

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40 comments:

  1. The branding is very cool though importantly so is the fact it does its job so well x

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  2. My husband has the aftershave and it has the same cool branding (and it smells pretty nice too). so good to know i should buy him the moisturiser too. But hope you won't be murdering wives now like the bluebeard its named after...

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    1. It depends on whether I continue to get my own way! :o)

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  3. This sounds really nice. I've still not got Nathan into using a moisturiser but I live in hope that one day he will give in and try one!!

    Louise

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  4. Great product name and good to see it's paraben free.

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  5. This looks so nice, I may have to get my boyfriend some of this as he gets terribly dry skin!

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  6. My hubby pinches mine. I like that this is Paraben free

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  7. Now that looks like the ideal gift for my other half for his upcoming birthday - thank you for sharing it! :)

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  8. This sounds like a great product, and I love the packaging! I keep trying to get my other half to try skincare out but he's having none of it! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  9. This sounds really lovely and refreshing! xxx

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  10. This range looks really cool. I love the packaging. A perfect Valentines gift for my husband I think!

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  11. My OH is always on the lookout for a good moisturiser - I haven't heard of this brand, I will have to mention it to him.

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  12. I love the packaging of this , I think my husband would e enticed to trying this brand

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  13. Great branding, sounds great x

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  14. This sounds great, it would be perfect for my hubby.

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  15. It's great that you don't need to use much for it to work well. I like the packaging but I haven't heard of this brand before.

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  16. Great product! I've used it myself last year. They seem to really deliver products that people want which is great. The fact that they are a nice team as well makes it completely worth it to go Bluebeard, even for the fluff brigade like myself! :-)

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  17. I love the packaging with this! Sounds like it really works too so I'll definitely look out for it for the OH, he likes using moisturiser partiuclarly in winter.

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  18. My Hubby would love to try this. He's secretly into all the male pampering products.

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  19. I've not heard of this brand before but it looks good and I think my husband would lobe to try it. Thanks for sharing.x

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  20. My hubby refuses to use any but does need to

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  21. It sounds like a great product, I think my son would enjoy using it

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  22. Love the skull and crossbones on the packaging! Might grab some for my OHs birthday next week.

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  23. I love the packaging, my partner actually uses this and loves it x

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  24. Sounds like a good product! Might need to pick it up for my hubby! Thanks for the review! x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  25. Oh wow! This sounds like a great moisturizer! I'll have to pick this up for my son. I definitely love the packaging!

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  26. sounds good. i like how its paraben free x

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  27. Great how long it has lasted, not heard of this brand before.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  28. I am glad that it is free of nasties. :)

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  29. I like cooling face products, especially during summer months.

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  30. Looks great! Possibly a good Valentine's present for Mr K!

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  31. I bought hubby some bluebeards stuff for xmas and he loves it

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  32. Hmm, I am going to have to show my husband this to see if it is something he might like! Nice review!

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  33. Ooh I havnt heard of this before but i will definitely be telling the boyf. great review!

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  34. I love the branding of the Bluebeards Revenge products, good to knw they live up to their packaging!

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  35. That packaging would put ME off but the husband would love it. Given that it is aimed at males, I guess that is what's important LOL

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  36. cool packaging and my husband would love it

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  37. ooh I love the packaging, looks really nice x

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