Following the launch of their Maxymum range of Anti-Ageing products last August, French grooming brand Nickel have released their Organic range, Nickel Bio Green Boost. The range consists of 3 Eco-friendly products, namely an Energising Facial Scrub, Energising Eye concentrate and Moisturising Facial Energiser. One notable difference in the new Bio range from Nickel, is that unlike the other products in the Nickel range, they are in fact unisex.

Ecocert – Certified organic formula. 99.1% of the total ingredients are from natural origin. 22.1% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.

Over the last couple of months I have used the Nickel Green Boost Organic Moisturising Facial Energiser, to see if the Green range is a true descendant of the Nickel skincare ancestry founded in 1996.

The first impressions were mixed; the distinctive blue and silver flacon has been replaced by a lime green casing, instantly highlighting its new ‘unisex’ status. That said the quality of the bottle is reassuring as to the quality of product contained within – skincare is all about efficacy after all. So does it work?

The moisturiser itself is mildly scented and lightweight making it ‘unobtrusive’ on your skin. I did find however that dual application was needed to cater for the effects of Winter conditions which can abnormally dry your skin. The lightweight texture to the moisturiser would make it better suited to the summer season and hotter climates. One key factor I found was lacking is the matifying element found with most successful men’s moisturisers, including Nickel’s own ‘Bonne Gueule’, which counters shiny skin. This is one of the pitfalls of making a range unisex; the key male specific features that make them appeal to men in the first place, are lost.

What it contains:

Organic Sunflower Extract – to soothe and calm irritation.

Organic Aloe Vera – Rich in Vitamins and Minerals which actively protect skin while improving hydration so it appears plump and renewed.

Organic Bamboo Stem – Rich in natural sugars and minerals which strengthen and tone the skin.

Organic Linen Seed – Oils that form a protective film on the surface of the skin to help prevent irritation and inflammation.

Wheatgerm – Protects from skin oxidation leaving it healthy and vibrant.

Available from nivenandjoshua.com