This week we have our first men focused product of the week. With the beard gang well established worldwide, Lagos is no different, there is no surprise that beard centred products are on the rise. What is really great is that local brands are picking up on the trend and the need for men to groom their beards by developing natural, locally made products.
Eco Pantry Skincare
Eco Pantry Skincare is produces and sells skincare products with natural Eco-friendly ingredients. Their products are handmade in small batches from ingredients in plants, herbs and mineral resources. Their product range is for both men and women including scrubs, lip butters, oils, soaps and balms. For this review we focused on the male centric products, the beard oil and beard balm. With the staff in the office either being women or not having a beard we recruited two volunteers to try the products.
The beard oils come in three scents, Minty Sandalwood, Herbal Citrus and Root. One of our volunteers tried the Minty Sandalwood, and he said it was cool, literally. He mentioned that even after 30 minutes he could still feel the cooling effect. This makes sense due to the ingredients, mint, almond oil, grapeseed, caster oil and sage. The oil is a beard moisturiser that adds shine and volume.
The packaging and branding has an eco friendly and slick look, which I like. The bottle has matching branding with a red dropper. The dropper threw out volunteer off as he was unsure of why there is a dropper and if there are recommended doses. Shrug?
He really enjoyed trying the product, however he did say he may need more time to notice the different to his beard (we gave him two days so that's understandable).
The moisturising beard balm has all the good oils from the beard oil plus cocoa butter, shea butter and organic beeswax. The smell is super yummy, choclaty-vanilla, yum!
Overall, our volunteers are having a nice time trying the products from Eco Pantry Skincare and the products are proving to be all good so far. I love the sustainability vibe as well. They have a refill and recycle policy. All this all just so exciting!
You can check out all their products at www.ecopantryskincare.com and place an order. You can also check them out on Instagram @ecopantryskincare
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