First thing’s first, the name of this product; Trumper’s Skin Food. Have you heard anything like it before? Brilliant. There’s a good chance you will have for Geo F Trumper is recognised as the finest traditional gentleman’s barbers and perfumers in London and has been since 1875. Trumper’s and their grooming products such as the world famous Skin Food have achieved no fewer than six Royal Warrants. If it’s good enough for Royalty it’s good enough for me.


Trumper’s Skin Food lotion is available in three versions; Sandalwood, Extract of West Indian Limes and the winner, Coral. Each can be used as a pre-shave treatment to soften and raise the beard and also as a post-shave treatment for soothing and nourishing shaven skin. The results are fantastic, as well as feeling regal on application, the Glycerin rich formula makes shaving much less painful and afterwards the healing and sterilising antiseptic Rose Water (in the Coral version) perfectly soothed my skin.

Available in a travel friendly 100ml and 200ml or 500ml plastic bottles at £15.00, £22.00 and £38.00 respectively from Niven & Joshua – if you’re serious about shaving and want real results, look no further than time-honoured Geo F Trumper Skin Food.

Use with the equally good Geo F Trumper Shaving Cream (link to product review).