The rather wonderfully named Scaramouche and Fandango is a great new beauty range aimed at the man in your life. You may remember some of the products were featured in the very popular men’s beauty box that Selfridges launched in time for Father’s Day. After featuring the box on Fashion-Mommy, the lovely people from Scaramouche and Fandango asked if I (or hubby Pete to be more precise) would be interested in taking some of the products for a proper test drive. Of course we said yes, and here is what Pete thought of this new range.
Pete is pretty good at taking care of his skin. His work in the building industry in loft conversions means that he is working outside in all weathers, from the biting cold to fierce sunshine, and all this can leave the skin dry, chaffed or scorched and needing hydration and moisturisation. In addition, dirty roof spaces leaves the pores clogged with dust and dirt that need regular cleansing and facial scrubs to get truly clean.
We tried a range of tester products from the Scaramouche and Fandango range, all currently available from Selfridges. There was the shave cream, face scrub and hydrator for the skin, and shampoo and bodywash for the all over clean. We were going on holiday in the sun for a couple of weeks, and these were the perfect travel sizes, so we popped them in the suitcase and took them for a test drive.
This is most definitely a hero product if your hubby has sensitive skin that is prone to shaving rashes. Containing Guava extract which means it smells just gorgeous, this cream makes shaving very easy (hubby said the razor just glided over it) and leaves the skin feeling very soft and smooth. With no shaving rash! Brilliant stuff.
This product is a fabulous, long-lasting moisturiser that helps to keep your skin hydrated, even in conditions that will usually make it very dry. Holiday time, with long periods sitting in the sun, is damaging and incredibly aging for the skin – keeping it hydrated with a product like this is a good way of combating the effects of the sun. Also, air conditioning that is used in offices and hotels in the summer can also be horrible for drying out the skin, and this is a great size to keep in that man bag to apply when needed. The formulation is very easy to use as the skin absorbs it very quickly, and it is non-greasy – helping to avoid shiny face syndrome that puts some men off moisturising. A great bargain buy for just £10 for 100ml.
This is a product that Pete had enjoyed using from the Selfridges preview, and will now be a bathroom constant in our house. A great, non abrasive facial scrub that leaves the face feeling clean and refreshed, this is one of those products where a little goes a long way. Scented with Prickly Pear (shades of the Jungle Book there!), this smells fabulous and fresh, and is great even for men who avoid other sorts of skincare – just tell them it’s a replacement for soap!
Shampoo and Bodywash
And finally…to bath time. These are two lovely sized products that would make a perfect treat for dads, grandads, hubbies, brothers or boyfriends. Again these products used fruit extracts which make them smell amazing, and they lather up a treat. I must admit to using the bodywash myself. It has a musky scent that is definitely manly, but I loved how soft it left my skin feeling. The shampoo has the bonus of containing Shea Butter, leaving your hair really silky soft.
Going on holiday – I recommend this product.
With thanks to Tamara at Scaramouche and Fandango for the opportunity to trial the products.