GROOMING By Belinda Morris
WHAT’S ON THE MEN-U?
It’s been around since 2001 but somehow UK-based men-ü has managed to slip under my radar until now. What it is, is a revolutionary line of high performance, ultra concentrate products – a little goes a long way. It’s all about the finest ingredients, for great products, taking up less space and using less plastic. So, does it amount to ‘quality groomg’? Over to Tester John:
men-ü Shave Crème (£11.99 – 100ml)
Packed with lubricants and moisturisers for optimum slip without dring the skin.
“When I looked at such a modestly sized container and read ‘Up to 165’ shaves, my first thought was “really? Really??” followed by “well possibly, if the ‘shavee' is from Lilliput”! It just goes to prove that looks can be deceiving and less really is more. After squeezing the one and a half recommended ‘pumps’ into my palm (just a little droplet)… then the magic happened. A non-foamy cream quickly developed on my face and a particularly smooth and effortless shave followed as my razor glided over the stubble. “Up to 165 shaves” – who’s counting! This cream did all I required of it and more!”
men-ü Matt Moisturiser (£15.95 – 100ml)
Includes anti-ageing vitamin E.
“As nice as it is to have fragrance moisturisers, a pet grumble of mine is that they tie you to the fragrance that you apply afterwards. (I’m sure there’s an opening for a ‘Cocktail Mixer’ that advises which fragrances can be successfully applied together to one’s person.) So, an oil- and fragrance-free moisturiser is a welcome addition to my dressing table. Like the Shave Cream, one and a half ‘pumps’ is all that’s needed to turn my face into a soft and moist 'baby’s bottom’ that doesn’t feel like it’s suffered an oil spillage. And now I’m ready to be adorned with whatever fragrance takes my fancy...”
So that’ll be a ‘yes’ then.
Check out www.men-u.co.uk for the full range and where to buy)