I asked Mr Secret Beauty Blogger to trial the TwinLuxe range of products for me as, although they can be used on female skin, the range is aimed at the male market with a high-end feel. I can’t say much more apart from I really love the packaging and smell…so over to him!
Note: You may also be able to tell that I have trained him well and he now loves the male skin products; it might help that he gets them for free as I pass them on when we are sent them for male features in the magazine, but all the same, he knows the right routine!!!
Daily Detox Face Wash & Mask
Instant Energy Mist
Daily Detox Face Wash & Mask (List price = $38)
Of the three products, this is the one that I have used most regularly, as I have been using it once in the morning as a face wash and once every evening as a mask. I have really noticed the difference, as my skin has been clear and on the whole (touch wood) spot free. To me, the sign of a good face wash is not only feeling like your skin is clean, but that it hasn’t been harshly dried out like so many high street brands tend to do. This wash really does manage to detox the skin and leave it feeling moisturised after use as well.
The price of the wash is reasonable to say the least. Considering I have been using it morning and night, it has lasted me at least a couple of months and it is still going. This is always one of the most noticeable differences between high street products, and luxury brands. Although you pay more, they do last a lot longer and they leave your skin feeling so much nicer.
The mask is a really nice element of this product, as it works so quickly. All you have to do is moisten the face and apply a thin layer of the product and leave it to work its magic for just a few minutes. It is good enough to leave your skin feeling like you have had a face mask on for 15 minutes, perfect for anyone with limited time.
Booster Serum (List price = $76)
In the past my skin has been fairly prone to shaving rash, with my neck being the worst hit. This meant that I would try and avoid shaving on a daily basis in an attempt to avoid the inevitable irritation. This Booster Serum however has changed that and by using it both pre and post shave, I find that the shaving rash can be avoided, which is a revelation. The protective barrier it offers during the shave really does help the razor glide over the skin, rather than feeling a little battered and sore.
The one element that I would change with regards to this product is the packaging, it is just not that user friendly. You press the top down and the serum explodes like a little volcano. This wouldn’t be a problem if it worked upside down with the serum falling onto your palm, but it doesn’t and you end up having to wipe the serum from the top of the product and after a few months this ends up looking grotty.
Having said this, once you have overcome the packaging, the product works really well and anything that helps avoid shaving rash has to be worth the money.
Instant Energy Mist (List price = $26)
This is a strange product, as to be honest I wasn’t expecting a huge amount from it. I thought it would be more for show than having any real benefits for my skin, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the soothing mist really does provide a refreshing boost to your skin.
This product has now become an integral element of my post shave regime. I use the energy mist after I have applied the booster serum and before my regular moisturiser. Often after shaving I find that my skin is in need of refreshing and the cooling effect of the mist helps to really relieve the skin.
One of the huge plus points of this product for me is the matt finish that it provides, as I prefer my moisturisers not to feel too greasy. When using this product on its own, often in the afternoons to give my skin a bit of a boost, the finish is such that I feel confident that my face doesn’t look shiny or greasy.