If theres anywhere online that I love to shop for luxury looking and feeling products without the huge price tag, it has to be Heathcote and Ivory! I’ve been lucky enough to try a whole bunch of ranges from Heathcote and I can honestly say I’ve never once disliked a single item!! Heathcote and Ivory are a London established brand, what I love most about their branding is their use of bold prints and design. Each collection is made with both vintage and modern day inspirations in mind and that is what not only makes them stand out from other brands, but its what makes this brand so beautiful! Heathcote and ivory really know their market and with both their enthusiasm and attention to detail they are able to create gorgeous products at a really affordable cost for us as consumers!
Heathcote are a brand thats constantly evolving, adding new collections to their fast growing line of products. Their newest range is a first for the Heathcote team since its their first collection created for the men in our lives. Heath – grooming men to perfection!
As some of you may know, my Husband Sean is a Firefighter – I know, I know, what a hunk!! If you didn’t know firefighters have be clean shaven, which if you’re like Sean, is pure dread! Facial hairs can actually be a health and safety risk for firefighters who often use some of the more serious fire gear like their breathing aperatus. What might seem like a casual, no fuss shave to one person might not be the same for another. Sean’s skin can unfortunately react quite badly to a shave, especially when having to do it so often. Facial skin can react quite sensitively when put under stress from the harsh blades of a razor, and this can result in red lumps & bumps, ingrown hairs and sensitivity/sore skin. Sean has tried most things to keep the sensitivity at bay; changing the direction he shaves in, hot towel shaves, products after products that promise better results, but they’ve all resulted in no change! So when Heathcote and Ivory sent over their latest mens grooming collection, Heath, Sean couldn’t wait to get his hands on it!
The Heath range is made up of a, Face Wash, Moisturiser, Shave Cream, Post Shave Repair Cream and a Hair & Body Wash combo. According to Heathcote, ‘Each ingredient has been selected for it specific, tried and tested benefit for mens skin’ and have been formulated with demanding lifestyles in mind, to enable a fuss free grooming sesh! I particularly love the packaging for the Heath range, its sleek, contemporary and still gives off a luxury feel.
The facial wash is made using biodegradable particles from black lava and activated charcoal which gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells. This facial wash, mattifies the skin and also reduces pore size. Sean really loves this face wash, after using it daily for a couple of weeks he noticed a huge difference in the appearance of his skin, it looked clearer, brighter and more vitalised. We were both pretty keen on the smell of this too, Sean noticed that the aroma lingers for a while too which has been an important feature for him. Its definitely a product he will continue to buy and at just £10 a bottle its well worth the purchase.
The Heath moisturiser is formulated with hydraulic acid and vitamin E to help plump, smooth and hydrate the skin. Its also powered with Soliberine ® NAT that protects the skin from blue light, UV rays and IR wavelengths. This is also a product that has been shortlisted in 2017 beauty awards, yay go Heath! Sean enjoys using this daily, specifically because of the way this moisturiser sank into his skin. Again this is another product that smells real good. For a quality moisturiser at £15 you can’t go wrong!
Heaths cream shave is made from combining a unique blend of 9 soaps and has been infused with tea tree and Tasmanian pepper to help calm the skin, it also aids in reducing redness and sensitivity from shaving. This sounded like the answer to all of Seans shaving problems, it provides a really smooth base to shave from and really does help in reducing sensitivity. Sean found that his skin felt softer and hydrated rather than dry and harsh after using the cream shave. Sean’s sensitivity to shaving hasn’t completely diminished but since using the Heath range its significantly improved! The cream shave is a mere £8 which is perfect for a product that really lasts!
The post shave balm has been infused with Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Allantoin to instantly soothe the skin, especially around any problem areas. Sean has been really happy using the post shave balm, its cooling on the skin and calms down a lot of his skin irritation after shaving, its definitely made an impact on his new found shaving routine. This is a product that should be a part of every grooming regime, its quick & effective and the results say everything!! At just £12 its a product thats well worth the money!
The combined hair and body wash formula is all about energising and revitalising, its jam packed with Caffeine, Green Tea, Ginseng, Lemon Bergamot and more!! This is one of my own personal favourites in the Heath range, it smells so alluring that I can’t keep away from Sean once he’s used it! Sean loves this wash too, he finds the smell really refreshing and says its perfect for early mornings. What he loves most about the hair and body wash is that it lathers really well and the smell still lingers hours later!! You can buy yours online for £8.
If you like luxury at low cost, are sensitive to shaving, love grooming, prefer products that last and are worth the price tag, then Heath is the collection for you! Now when Sean is on shift at the fire station he can shave with peace of mind knowing the products he’s using are kind to his sensitive skin.
Check out the collection for yourself over at Heathcote-ivory.com Christmas is just 10 weeks away!!