Product Reviews / September 11th, 2017
Product Review | LQD Skincare Line for Men
Life pulls no punches when dealing with us.
You know the drill. The endless amounts of pressure from work, family and social undertakings does take its toll eventually. Combine that with the ample amounts of stress we put on ourselves such as working out, asking out that special lady or travelling only continues to weigh us down.
While life continues to hammer down on us, it begins to affect our appearance in a negative way. It goes without saying that this is NOT what we want happening. As you already know if you’re an avid reader of this site is the way we look DOES impact first impressions, our social life and even the ability to progress in our careers.
Most of the affects from life become noticeable at a physical level: our skin. While we cannot stop the ageing process fully, there are steps we can take and products we can use that slow things down to our benefit. I’m sure you agree that looking youthful and healthy is much better than the alternative.
Which is why I’m excited to share with you a skincare line that I’ve tested recently called LQD Skincare. LQD has been designed with one thing in mind: A top quality, hydrating product line geared towards men and men only.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with LQD Skincare as a company, let me provide a bit of an introduction to their brand.
LQD is an Australian company that has recently expanded their product offering to areas within North America. Built by Australian chemists, the products in market claim to be the perfect skincare solution for the ultra-active man. The company also states that their products contain minimal ingredients, removing fillers that can be potentially harmful to your skin. What really has me intrigued is the fact their products are not tested on animals. Being an animal lover myself, this is important to me and a potential competitive advantage for LQD.
It took roughly a week for the box containing the LQD Skincare products to arrive on my doorstep. The box that housed the contents was well structured and secure. I had no issues as far as the timing and delivery of the product, which is always a good sign.
Once I opened the box and took a peak at what was enclosed, I must say I was really impressed with what I saw. The LQD Skincare products were contained within a sleek box with magnetic clasp containing the LQD Skincare branding. The white box instantly portrayed luxury with the company logo standing out it a subtle way. Nothing too flashy, which is just the way I like it.
Now comes the fun part, putting the entire LQD Skincare lineup to the test. The product selection is wide ranging, which I go into a bit of detail below.
Face Scrub – By far my favorite product in the lineup. The LQD face scrub product leaves you feeling fresh and clean right after use. There isn’t much of a scent, which is great in my opinion. A small application goes a long way and you really feel it tickling your skin when it’s activated by water and the rubbing of the product between your hands. I find this perfect for daily use.
Face Hydrate – If you care about your skin at all, keeping your face hydrated is one of the best ways to protect it from father time. LQD’s hydration product was a great addition to my morning routine. I did find the product very similar to calm (mentioned below) and not sure if there was a way to differentiate the two a bit more. However, as a standalone, the Hydration product keeps your face hydrated regardless of the weather conditions you face.
Face Calm (Pump) – Shaving can be damaging to your skin and the calm product is a great agent of protection. With a similar sent to the other LQD products, the product feels nice on the skin, providing instant relief to razor burn without overwhelming the senses. I used this product for 3 weeks straight and enjoyed the soothing sensation after a tough stain. What’s even better, there wasn’t any staining of my shirts through the day, huge plus!
With all that said, The LQD skincare line is an excellent solution for men looking to upgrade their grooming regimen. The variety of the products offered and the quality they provide makes LQD Skincare the ultimate solution for the refined man.