Tried & Tested Movember: Gentlemen’s Tonic Aftershave Cream – Dry/Sensitive

22 11 2010

As part of the Pour Homme Movember focus I’ve been reviewing a number of associated products that I’ve been using throughout my Movember journey, and here is product number 2. If you missed it, you can check out product review number 1 here.

GENTLEMEN’S TONIC AFTERSHAVE CREAM – DRY/SENSITIVE SKIN
Price: £26 for 125ml
Purpose: Combining traditional ideas with modern luxury to sooth post shave irritations and leave skin feeling smooth and calm.
What the brand say: Gentlemen’s Tonic Aftershave Cream is enriched with ingredients that moisturise, rejuvenate and nourish freshly shaved skin.

Pour Homme Verdict

Packaging & Branding: Gentlemen’s Tonic aim to “afford the modern man a traditional barbershop and a variety of lifestyle and grooming services”. So it’s clear from the outset that this isn’t just a grooming brand that’s been slung together without thought. The packaging is among the best out there, and the brand philosophy represents everything there is to love about a new generation of men’s spa treatments. It’s certainly one way to turn a one bedroom flat into one of the swankiest establishments in Mayfair. 5 out of 5

Value for money: Style and performance of this calibre comes at a cost. For your £26 you’ll get a product that looks great, performs well, and represents a greater, luxurious ideal. But then again, for that £26 you could buy 4 King of Shaves Face Balms and still come away with change. Budget or no budget, that’s quite a difference. 3 out of 5

Performance: Dry or sensitive skin loves shaving about as much as a vegan loves KFC. But it’s products like this that make it bearable for those of us unfortunate enough to be troubled by a bout of post shave irritation. It cools, it refreshes, it moisturises, it smells great – hell I think Gentlemen’s Tonic Aftershave Cream for Dry/Sensitive Skin may be just about perfect.  5 out of 5

The verdict: Just a fiver cheaper and it would have got the perfect 5, but the performance, and the incredible luxury feel of the Gentlemen’s Tonic Aftershave Balm is something that no one can take away. In an ideal world where my grooming and fashion budgets are endless I’d frequent the Gentlemen’s Tonic treatment rooms more than my actual home, but until then I’ll have to settle for an excellent post shave product. 4.5 out 5

To find out more about Gentlemen’s Tonic products, the treatment rooms (both in the UK and the US), and the brand philosophy visit the Gentlemen’s Tonic website.

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