One of the highlights of the season, for me, from Mr Porter is their grooming kit (named either summer or winter) which contains a generous selection of both full and travel sized grooming bits for men. This season was one of the best yet, and I decided to test them out whilst I was in Sitges, Spain which is a little south of Barcelona. Whilst a bit of sun is great for your skin and complexion, it of course can become damaged, dehydrated and dry. Before leaving last week, I used the Erno Laszlo’s Detoxifying Hydrogel Mask (not pictured) which uses Fruit AHAs to remove dead surface cells, allowing the active ingredients to work deep down, enhanced with invigorating Kiwi Extract which stimulates collagen production.
Every morning – of course after a number of long and late nights out – I used Marvis’ signature peppermint toothpaste which is formulated to remove plaque, brighten teeth and promote a sparkling smile. From in front of the sink to the shower, I used Clinique For Men’s fine-grain Face Scrub which is designed to deeply cleanse and invigorate, which has a thick, paste-like texture that helps to slough away impurities and soften facial hair – and it really left my face feeling clean. On my hair and increasingly tanned body, I used Lab Series’ All-in-One Shower Gel which multitasks as a shampoo, face cleanser, body wash and shaving cream to refresh and moisturise all in one go. Really, I could have just taken and used this for the week – but where is the fun in that?
Before bed, after a long night and the heat of the streets or clubs meant my face was in need of a refresh, I used the Dr. Barbara Sturm’s travel-sized Cleanser which really does provide a deep clean yet I felt it didn’t strip my skin of any moisture. Famed for her skincare, the cleanser contains Aloe Leaf Juice which repairs any damage, while Purslane soothes, and this was followed by Baxter of California’s travel-sized Under Eye Complex which uses antioxidant Caffeine, vitamins and Seaweed Extract to minimise puffiness and dark circles, which was came into full effect in the morning. So thank you Mr Porter for getting me and my skin through another year in Sitges!
For the full list of products and to buy the Mr Porter Summer Grooming Kit, click here.