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Thom from Manface here and apologies if you’ve missed me, I’ve been away but now I’m back and here to talk about a fabulous new range that Mankind are launching today; packed full of effective, powerful, ethical and natural ingredients that you’re going to love – I know I do!
The Dr. Jackson’s range has 4 products: a facial oil, dry skin moisturiser, normal-oily skin moisturiser and a cleansing balm.
The range contains no nasties, plenty of ethics, and fabulous ingredients as Dr Jackson, a pharmacologist, has been researching and developing traditional medicines and formulations from the world’s most remote areas.
Skin Cream 01 is a moisturising cream designed for more drier skin types and if you suffer with shaving rash, eczema, flakiness and sensitivity, you’ve found your product. With no nasties and packed full of African nut and oil extracts, this is softly soothing.
Kigelia extract helps to tighten and tone skin whilst being commonly used as a cure for evil spirits! Baobab, is a powerful moisturiser and skin hydrator, rich in vitamins A, C, D, E and F.
Marula Oil, an ingredient I was very familiar with back in my days at The Body Shop, is another great, lightweight, but richly nourishing moisturiser. Finally, internationally loved Shea Butter provides a great, hydrating moisture, anti-inflammatory benefits and helps to restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
My top tip is to use a very small amount, rub together in your finger ends and press onto the skin with a quick, gentle patting technique, allowing the skin to absorb the moisture at its own rate.
02 is more suited for a normal/combination skin type, providing deep hydration, blemish fighting properties and a more lightweight texture. Again with Kigelia and Baobab, there’s an addition of Mango Seed Extract, a great, non-congesting moisturiser that melts into the skin at body temperature.
Frankincense oil, a pretty hot skincare ingredient at the moment, is a fantastic anti-inflammatory ingredient that will improve the appearance of blemishes and calm any sensitivity such as shaving rash, a common grooming gripe.
Again with no nasties, it helps to heal blemishes, restore the moisture barrier and firm the skin. Even though it’s more lightweight than its counterpart. It’s easily absorbed into freshly cleansed skin and will keep you hydrated throughout the day.
Best applied before going to bed, Dr. Jackson’s Natural Products 03 Face Oil is blended with Baobab, Marula, Calendula Flower Extract and Arnica Flower Extract.It’s fragrance is very much like the Clarins Iris Oil and so is the texture. Designed to calm, repair and restore skin, it feels luxury and you awake in the morning with a much softer skin and brighter completion – well rested.
My top tip here is to mix a little oil into your night-time moisturiser in the palm of your hand and massage in. Using your existing night cream as a carrier allows the oil to penetrate the skin more easily and shouldn’t leave a residue.
Harnessing the power of delicious, melting, coconut oil, Dr. Jackson’s Natural Products 04 Coconut Melt Everything Balm is the all and one balm for dryness, eczema, lips and wrinkles; think of it as Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream for blokes. The scent is to subtle for and the texture is beautiful, it’s definitely a product I’d carry around with me in my bag as it’s a handy 15ml size that’ll come in use throughout the day.
Using a small amount of product, massage into finger tips and then rub your fingers through your hair. Coconut oil is a great, non-greasy, shine builder that leaves hair looking sleek and feeling soft and smooth.
Thom Watson at Manface
Accredited Skin Specialist, Level 3 Beauty Therapist, Beauty Geek & Writer of Manface. Working with some of the world’s biggest beauty brands, I try to review men’s skin care based on results, accuracy of promise and quality of ingredients, attempting to bypass the hype as best I can.
Blogger Tom from Manface shares his review of Dr Jackson's Natural Products.