I was recently asked by Ms Polka Dot to review the range of skincare from LQD Skincare. Australian owned and made, this brand has a range of five products- a face scrub, a shave cream, two face moisturisers (one calming and one hydrating) and a face wash. The range is full of antioxidants, anti-irritants and are designed to keep for as long as possible.
With a beard I only shave once a week. Recently The Body Shop shaving cream that had stayed with me for over 10 years decided it would spring a leak due to old age. With some trepidation I rolled out the brand new container of Lqd Face Shave. I read the instructions carefully and prepared for the new experience. Skeptical was I! ‘Prepare yourself for a new shaving experience’ the pack exclaimed . Hmmmmm! I will admit that I was doubtful about abandoning the normal foamy shave lather that I had become used to.
As well the claim on the pack that it would not ’clog the razor’ was impressive but rather extravagant -so I thought! But the shaving experience has been great! And the razor has remained unclogged. Another miracle! How do they do that? Cleaning the razor frequently is honestly one of the most annoying aspects of shaving.
The shave with LQD was an absolute joy. Smooth, soft face too! I can hardly wait for my next shave. Next week! Having a beard has some benefits!
Now as for the LQD Face Hydrate. This concoction is an absolute pleasure to apply to one’s mug. The most pleasing part is that it is easily absorbed and does not seem to have a greasy ‘finish’. So when you are in a hurry you don’t have to over-massage the skin so as to not leave tell-tale signs that you have applied a moisturiser and are now in the chosen ranks of a ‘new age guy’. There is nothing worse than going to work with little white blotches or streaks on one’s male countenance. But this stuff is magical! Absolutely magical.
With some enthusiasm I was called to test the LQD Face Scrub next. Each week I have developed the habit of using an exfoliating mitt to make me ‘look years younger’. It’s one of the joys of the Sunday shower. No time pressure at all. Plenty of time to exfoliate. And when the guy at the cafeteria told me that I looked 10 years younger than I really was you will appreciate that I was overjoyed at the mitt-experience!
The mitt works a joy, but this substance is not the equivalent! Firstly it is creamy. And you have to work a lot harder on it than the mitt. But I could get into the habit of using this stuff.
It just seems as though they don’t have enough grit in it to get those years off me. And anyway I’m a real man and want to really challenge my skin. I want a little bit of pain. To make it all worth while. And that’s my suggestion – put more grit in it!
LQD Skincare products are available via their website.
Images taken by Ms Polka Dot for Polka Dot Bride. The LQD Skincare set was sent for editorial consideration in accordance with our disclosure policy.