It only takes a trip to the local drugstore to realize there are a slew of skincare brands catering to men – not to mention a growing market of products aimed at people across the gender spectrum. We’re taking a closer look in a series we’re calling “Better Know a Brand.”
Bulldog Skincare for Men (bulldogskincare.com), a London-born brand, officially launched in 2007, but the journey started for founder Simon Duffy in the U.S. Duffy was shopping at Whole Foods in NYC when he noticed there were no straightforward skincare options containing natural ingredients for men.
He got to work developing and refining his concept for a “natural ingredient-based quality performance men’s product line” that’s now available in more than 30 countries. Bulldog products promise to make men look and feel their best, and the company has options for regular, sensitive, oily, and dry skin with products designed for each of these unique needs. Here are a few:
Bulldog’s Original Beard Balm ($9.99) is a fast-absorbing beard balm containing aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea. This balm is formulated to soften, condition, and moisturize the beard and leave skin feeling soothed and nourished. Bulldog’s Original Face Wash ($6.99) is a non-drying face wash formulated to cleanse skin while leaving you feeling refreshed. Citrus top notes and a woody base lend an especially enticing light, fresh and masculine scent.
Their Original Moisturizer ($9.99) is formulated to hydrate without leaving sticky or greasy residue. The Original Bamboo Razor ($14.99) comes with four blade refills, each with five tempered steel blades, plus a lubricating strip with aloe, a precision trimmer with a pivoting design. Their Original Beard Oil ($7.99) is fast-absorbing and formulated to soften, tame, and condition any beard. Put a few drops on your palm and apply evenly to your facial hair and skin to give a light, non-greasy luster.
And Where Is the Body?
What about Body Care? Whether it’s hand cream, shower gel, or deodorant you’re after, Bulldog has a plethora of options:
Bulldog offers introductions to their skincare and shaving lines through gift and grooming sets, including their Original Skincare Duo ($10) which includes their Original Face Wash and Original Moisturizer. The Original Skincare Trio Set ($15) adds Original Shave Gel. Meanwhile, the Original Shave Duo ($10) includes the Original Bamboo Razor and the shave gel. And the Original Grooming Set ($15) is a holiday exclusive which includes the moisturizer, face wash and their Original Body Wash.
Oil Fly Away
Is oily skin an issue at your place? Try the Oil Control Duo Gift Set ($10) with Bulldog’s Oil Control Face Wash and Oil Control Moisturizer. Key ingredients in the oil control line include witch hazel, willow bark and juniper. If anti-aging is at the top of your list, check out the Age Defense Trio ($15) which includes the Age Defense Eye Roll-On, Age Defense Serum, and Age Defense Moisturizer. Key age-defying ingredients include rosemary, echinacea and vitamin E.
The Bulldog Philosophy
Duffy and company have exacting standards. Bulldog products never contain artificial colors, synthetic fragrances or ingredients from animal sources. They have also transitioned into utilizing sugarcane packaging, boasting that they are the first men’s skincare brand in the world to use sugarcane as a raw material in all packaging.
Furthermore, the company is aware of the skincare industry’s contribution to plastic waste and have started working with the Brazilian company Braskem and the UK tube manufacturer M&H plastics in order to reduce consumption of fossil fuel materials when packaging. Additionally, their Original Bamboo Razor is built ethically with fully recycled packaging. The razor itself features a natural bamboo handle and un-chromed metal pieces to offer you a shave that doesn’t hurt the planet.
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Last modified: November 5, 2019