As a product junkie, I test as many grooming products as I can get my hands on, so from now on I will be sharing my honest and un-biased opinion with the masses. Reporting back to you guys with what’s hot, and what most certainly is not, I’ll be grading the products on a variety of factors, from the perspective of a normal guy with a normal grooming budget. I hope that by doing so I can help you navigate your way towards the products that are worth your hard earned cash. First up, the Kyoku For Men Lava Masque.
KYOKU FOR MEN LAVA MASQUE
Price: £24.00 for 142g
Purpose: To pull out toxins and impurities from deep within your skin’s surface.
What the brand say: Kyoku for Men’s exclusive mineral-rich volcanic mud complex combines volcanic mud, volcanic black sand, volcanic ash, and 73 essential sea minerals straight from the coastlines of Japan into one essential product – the Kyoku for Men Lava Masque.
Pour Homme Verdict
Packaging: Would make a stylish addition to any bathroom, definitely one to leave on display rather than hide away. 5 out of 5
Ease of use: Face masks can be tricky, but this one goes on easily and for the most part, washes off without too much bother. 4 out of 5
Value for money: Even though it will last for a few months, and £24 is fairly average for a brand of this stature, I still think it’s maybe £7 or £8 over what I want to pay. 2 out of 5
Performance: My skin felt clean, fresh and revitalised from the first use, and after a fortnight it visibly reduced imperfections. 4 out of 5
The verdict: Having tried a few other Kyoku For Men products before, and been thoroughly impressed, I had high hopes for the Kyoku For Men Lava Masque. For the most part it did live up to my expectations – it was easy to use, the packaging looks great and it did leave my skin feeling firm and smooth. The only thing that in my opinion lets the Lava Masque down is that at £24 pound it’s a little on the expensive side for a product that would essentially be an added extra for most guys. 3 out of 5