Grooming Editor /
Here at Mankind, we’re celebrating all things British throughout April; this means that it would be an absolute sin not to shout about the best of British brands available! Often nobody pays much attention to the details of a grooming brand they’re using, as long as the goods deliver on their promises! But there are some awesome stories behind some of our favourite British brands. Read on to discover the tales behind your favourite brands and where your go-to products originated from.
Founded in 2005, British brand Bulldog Skincare for Men offers straightforward skincare products which are also cruelty-free. The products were created after founder Simon Duffy realised there was a lack of simple and natural skincare options for men. After 2 years of research, design and development, Bulldog’s award-winning products made from natural ingredients hit the shelves. All products are made without popular ingredients such as lanolin and beeswax, making the entire range suitable for vegans. They include a unique blend of essential oils along with other natural ingredients to deliver great skincare performance and keep you looking great.
In 2000, Curran and Jeff Dandurand along with Emily Dalton founded Jack Black. With the aim of creating a simple to use range of cruelty-free, dermatologically-tested skincare products for men, Jack Black was born. All products within the range are also fragrance-free, colorant-free, lightweight and non greasy. Made with plant extracts, healing botanicals and time-tested natural remedies, these sulphate-free products are both convenient and multi-functional. Each product was specially formulated to be easy to wear, fast absorbing and allergen free, infused with exhilarating natural scents. They are ‘products that work as hard as you do’.
Started by two university friends, Ian Linaker and Kenny Harmel, Scaramouche and Fandango were created after they noticed a lack of premium travel-friendly male grooming products on the market. Launching a test batch in 2013, the brand quickly took off after an overwhelming reaction and has grown considerably since launch. The brand offers a range of high performing body and skincare products communicated in a simple and straightforward way and at an accessible price. Scaramouche and Fandango’s products are easily recognised due to both their distinctive packaging, and signature fragrance which binds the products as one distinct range. All of their formulas are made entirely in the UK and are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans, as well as being cruelty-free. No parabens or unnecessary ingredients are included.
Launched in 1968, the fuss-free skincare range Clinique for Men combined their scientific knowledge and dermatological know-how with common sense to create high quality grooming skincare products. They are 100% fragrance-free formulations which are also allergy tested so no matter what your skin type, you’ll find the perfect product to suit you. Browse the range of skincare targeted for male skin including face scrubs, moisturising lotions, soothing shave gels and more to help balance, calm and fortify your complexion.
Elemis built up a reputation to become one of the leading luxury spa and skincare British brands since it was founded in 1989. They blend natural active ingredients with innovative scientific technologies to bring you some of the best anti-ageing products in the grooming world. Elemis focuses on five key principles to adhere to for product development and research; ingredient integrity, cutting-edge technology, proven results, environmental awareness and responsibility and commitment to quality. Overall, bring your skin back to life, it deserves it.
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