It’s Lodz here – or Mr drifted Snow White, I guess! I haven’t had a chance to guest-blog on here in a loooong while thanks to final year at uni taking over my entire life! But today I’m bringing you ladies who are interested in spoiling their men with skincare products or you lads who are interested in looking after their skin more a review of The Grentry Grooming Company’s Eye Cream, which I received for review consideration. Enjoy!
Firstly a quick background on The Gentry Grooming Co. The company is a relatively small British company based out of Manchester, which have 3 salons in the Manchester area as well as shave centres rolling out in two House of Fraser stores as with plans to roll out more soon. Their online shop sells shaving hardware as well as a range of products, some of which I will review over the coming weeks, including the lovely eye cream! I recommend buying from their website as they have a great loyalty scheme! And you can find them on twitter as well :-)
On to the review…
Brand: Gentry Grooming Co
Type: Eye Cream
Description: “TheEyeCream infused with Black Pepper & Mint Essential Oils is a lightweight daily eye cream that helps nourish the delicate eye area. Daily use will help prevent fine lines, reduce puffiness and hydrate the entire eye area.” (link)
This product comes in a neat little cardboard box with the blurb and ingredients on it, with the bream itself in a small screw-lid plastic jar (as shown above). This does mean that unlike products such as the L’Oreal men expert eye roll on, you have to get your fingers into the product to use it. Not a major issue, but this can lead to contamination etc. The size is good and gives you the right quantity of cream. 3 out of 5
The product is good, and in my opinion, this is one of the better eye creams I have used. The fragrance, which I did not enjoy in the shave oil, works really well here. It invigorates and brightens up your eye area. I have used this for a few weeks, including during my uni finals, and it has worked well to keep me looking fresh despite a lack of sleep. With this product, a little goes a long way. It took me well over a week just to use the product stuck to the lid, and I will no doubt be using this for a few months before I even make a serious dent in it. 4 out of 5
The quality is good. It’s a bit difficult for me to quantify as it is a while since I have religiously used an eye product. It provides similar result to the L’Oreal Men Expert Roll On, though goes about it in a slightly different way. Being critical, it is a LITTLE bit greasy. I have quite dry skin so this isn’t a problem for me, but it may be a bit greasy with twice daily use if you have greasy skin. (the product is shown above on the back of my hand. Yes my hands are a bit hairy. Deal with it) – 3 out of 5
I’m very much a fan overall. The Gentry Grooming Co’s products are generally a bit more expensive than I would usually go for, but the product offers good value for money, with a little going a long way. In addition to this, the fragrance of black pepper and mint, present across the range, is really at home here. It invigorates tired eyes without stinging, and I am more comfortable using it around the eye area as it is a rather natural product. The only downside for me is that it is a bit greasy, and feels a little like a moisturiser that has been repurposed for sale as an eye cream than a product designed ground-up for the eyes. 4 out of 5.
Packaging: 3 out of 5
Product: 4 out of 5
Quality: 3 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Total: 14 out of 20
Hope you enjoyed this review! As I said, there’ll be more coming! I’m even thinking about doing a separate blog for guys, depending on your feedback! So let me know!