New Molton Brown Men’s Collection

Molton Brown, the bath and body specialists since 1973 have launched a new men’s grooming collection. This follows hot off the heels of their superb Sport Collection, released last year.

The new collection focuses on shaving, for now – and is to be used in conjunction with their original skin care lines. Although rumours circulate, that this original collection is being revisited soon too. In honesty, the original collection – including the Black Pepper Shave Oil, Calming Citron Ultrashave and Conditioning Olibanum Supershave, were superb – so the new lines have much to live up to.

The first thing you’ll notice about the new products are the packaging they’re contained in – a deep blue and silver colour scheme, useful and hygienic flip-cap bottles, all in all – a truly luxurious feel and style. As you’d expect with Molton Brown, the ingredient list is second to none – formulated with African whitewood extract for oil control and barley extract to replenish the skin’s protective barrier which also aids in the renewal of cell membranes. The aim; to deliver results by caring for the skin pre- and post-shave, leaving it healthy and soft.

London via the Barber Shop

  1. I really enjoyed the simple 3-step theme they have developed; Cleanser, Shave and Treat. Simple, thorough and effective.
  2. Cleanse with their Balancing Face Wash for oily skin or Deep-clean Face Scrub for all skin types.
  3. Shave using their Razor-glide Shaving Gel for oily skin, Skin-calm Shaving Cream for dry skin or Moisture-rich Shaving Soap for all skin types.

I tried the Deep-clean Face Scrub (£20), to scrub away any beard debris and raise hairs, followed by the Skin-calm Shaving Cream (£22) – both of which where truly superb. Next on my to use list is the Moisture-rich Shaving Soap, mainly because it looks so good! In summary, Molton Brown have really nailed this new collection, not only visually but performance wise.

Chris Beastall

Chris is the Founder and Editor of Ape to Gentleman. His interests lie in men's style, male grooming and leading a better lifestyle - through minimalist, basic and clean design.