Why do I need all of this? The Brickell Men’s Sample Kit review

I kept getting offers for this product set, so I ended up ordering it for my husband to test out. Let’s talk about him for a minute. The man uses CeraVe face wash. Nothing else. No lotions, no potions, no creams…and his skin is ridiculously good. I don’t understand: is the estrogen that makes me work so hard at what he gets naturally? Or is it just virgin skin that has never been messed with?

You can order your sample kit HERE: Brickell Men’s Products Best Sellers Sample Kit

It’s packed adorably in a custom box, so each piece nests perfectly in the intended niche. I am addicted to good packaging, so this is a best-in-class for a set of sample-sized products.

Each item looks like 3-5 uses, depending on the product use level. The eye cream will last much longer than that. This is the ‘scented’ product range. They also offer unscented in certain items. The kit includes

  • Purifying Charcoal Face Wash
  • Clarifying Gel Face Wash
  • Renewing Face Scrub
  • Daily Essential Face Moisturizer
  • Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream
  • Restoring Eye Cream
  • Daily Strengthening Shampoo
  • Invigorating Mint Body Wash

Let’s start with my take on the lotions:

 I coated T in restoring eye cream, anti-aging cream and face moisturizer. He looked great, if slightly trapped and very shiny. ‘How does it feel,’ I asked him, hopefully.

His response: Like I have stuff all over my face that I don’t need.

I didn’t notice any striking differences from one use of these.

Disclaimer on the next section: We have a water softener in an area where the water is already soft. Soft water makes it hard to feel rinsed well and removing product can be a bit of a task in the shower. You’ll notice we mention rinsing a lot.

T was issued the two face washes and a scrub. ‘Do I use them both? Do I use them together?’

Following the guidance in the booklet, he can use either for a morning or evening cleanse interchangeably. I have not yet told him that one is supposed to cleanse twice a day, not just in the shower. We’ll save that for another day.

He started with the Renewing Face Scrub which exfoliated well without being harsh, rinsed clean and would be great as a pre-shave. T was enthused by this one! I’m going to grab one of these to put in his stocking.

Moving on to the purifying charcoal face wash: the smell wasn’t bad; it just didn’t appeal to him. It worked well, lathered adequately and rinsed away clean.

The clarifying gel face wash lathered really well, and rinsed very nicely. It left the skin clean without being parched. The smell was the same as the charcoal face wash: entirely pleasant, just not to his taste.

Daily Strengthening Shampoo got a big thumbs up! He uses styling crème or pomade in his hair so a shampoo that powers away product residue is an absolute must. This shampoo only needed one wash and rinse to feel SQUEAKY clean. No, really, his hair squeaked with one wash.

The body was smelled minty and lathered and rinsed well and did the job.

The products scented with mint/herbs were light and fresh, clean without being overpowering and subtly masculine.

If the recipient of this box uses products like this regularly, they will probably find a new staple among these. If we were still travelling as much as we once did, this tiny size would be PERFECT for a trip of less than a week. As it stands, I got to ooh and ahh over the neat packaging and T got to enjoy a sample of my life (so many skin care products!)

Fun to try but nothing that converted him to a product user, although we are going to buy a full-size of the face scrub for his pre-shave routine. (Update: he also wants the shampoo!)

You can order your sample kit HERE

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