19th November 2013

Lab Series Review + Competition

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Skincare for the modern man has never been more important than it is right now and I can honestly say I am late to the game. At the very young age of late twenties I suppose now would be the ideal time to start or to adjust the daily skincare regime. I jumped at the chance to review a few Lab Series products as I have heard great things on the grapevine without really knowing much about the brand.

Lab Series Skincare For Men understands men’s unique skincare concerns, using formulas proven by scientific research to created the latest products in anti-ageing, shaving and moisturisers. They have created a Clean, Shave and Treat system for a great results based skincare brand.

I have been given the opportunity to test four Treat based products which changed the way I faced each day and here are my findings.

 

Lab Series Age Rescue + Face Lotion

The Lab Series Age Rescue+ Face Lotion plus Ginseng is a daily age-fighting moisturiser which contains AO-10tm a complex of ten anti-oxidants that helps defend the skin from the signs of aging. The Lotion comes in a gel-lotion that can be easily applied to the skin after shaving as a daily moisturiser. My facial hair growing skills are not up to scratch so frequent shaving was not possible during the trial however as a morning and/or night-time moisturizer it really freshened up my skin and left it smooth to the touch. Even after shaving my skin still felt smooth and calm and soft to the touch. There is a slight fragrance on the lotion in hand but after working it into the skin disappears. Being a night owl and still not able to cope with early rises this really helps me look refreshed and ready for each day be it work, rest or play.

Lab Series Age Rescue + Age Therapy

Lab Series Age Rescue+ Eye Therapy plus Ginseng is a real less is more product. The gel is to be applied to around the eye area morning and/or night and one thing I have learned is when applying like all eye creams is to work the cream/gel from in to out. I worked this around my eye socket every morning and the results were great. Although I don’t believe my eyes shows my age the  skin around the eye feels moisturized and smoother to the touch and soft. The tiny amount of lines and wrinkles around my eyes appear to have been reduced in the amount of time I have been using this as part of my new skin regime and I can easily say this one is a keeper.

Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturiser SPF35

The Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturiser SPF35 was the product I was apprehensive about using. The thought of a tinted moisturiser did not appeal to me at all and brought back memories of theatrical make up from almost a decade ago. Having never tried any sort of tinted products I imagined how my friends would react to the fact that I was wearing “mens make up” with dread.

Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturiser SPF35 Swatch

The first morning I applied the cream I was apprehensive of how dark it looked and was worried it would really change the tone of my face. I needn’t have worried at all as it blended into my skin tone perfectly using its state-of-the-art Tagra technology. It really camouflaged the imperfections in my skin and left me with a immediate noticeable improvement and left my skin looking healthy and shine free. The moisturiser uses a 10-in1 formula that reduces pores, firms and tones the skin, helps with hydration shine control and reduces redness. With the added benefit of SPF35 helps guard the skin against those damaging UVA/UVB rays this really is a time saving essential that does everything.
The only comments I have had is how great my skin looks. This really is skin confidence in a tube!

 

Lab Series Pro LS All In One Face Treatment

The Lab Series PRO LS All-In-One Face Treatment is the one and you’re done product for the man who requires simple, fast and effective skincare with little fuss. The gel-lotion is a little thicker than the Series Age Rescue+ Face Lotion but that’s not a negative. With this you can feel immediate action from this advanced post-shave lotion. It can be used as a daily moisturiser and offers four skin solutions in one proven formula. I am coming to the end of my not often used razor and this was superb at fighting razor burn and skin tightness after shaving. My skin felt instantly smooth and moisturized and with the added shine control and the look of lines and wrinkles minimised this really is the “One. And you’re done” product. Every morning I used this my skin felt smoother always looked refreshed even when I didn’t feel refreshed. This was the product I used after coming home from work before going out in the evenings just to refresh my skin if I was having a rough day.

Three pumps of the gel-lotion easily covers the entire face and you can really feel it working on the skin as soon as you apply. I was surprised how quickly this absorbed into the skin and the formula allows this to be super light.

Overall Lab Series has altered how I look at men’s skincare and has convinced me to get up that little bit earlier and look after myself better. Several of my friends who I haven’t told of this trial have commented at how good and refreshed my skin has been. Even looking in the mirror I can see the benefits and I feel and look almost ten years younger and that really is magic.

Competition time!

This competition is now closed! Congratulations to Josh, James F, Penfoldray, James D and Rob – you each win a set of Lab Series skincare essentials!

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  • Florence Cross

    My all time hero has to be Spartacus, A true hero, although ultimately tragic.

  • Jane Delaney

    James Bond:)

  • Ria Anderson

    all time favourite movie hero is Aragorn from LOTR

  • Michael McMahon

    Go to be ‘Gorgeous George’ Clooney… like a fine wine he just gets better with age. Wonder if the Lab series would do that to me??? Hmmmm

  • JoMapp

    Gabriel Oak in Far From The Madding Crowd

  • Shaun Ingram

    All time fave film hero has to be John McLean!

  • she

    Austin Powers

  • Amelia Kennedy

    Cary Grant

  • steviestarship

    Rocky Balboa and safe to say he could do with some LAB Series to help with his rugged looks!

  • Denise

    Patrick Swayze

  • Kat Lucas

    My all time favorite film hero is Bruce Willis in any movie

  • Kneale Faragher

    John McClane (Bruce Willis) in the Die Hard movies.

  • kimberleyjohnson

    Capt. John Miller-played by
    Tom Hanks

  • Nichola Woad

    Denzel Washington

  • Hannah Smith

    My all time favourite movie hero is Robert de Nero !!!!! LEGEND !!!!

  • Josh Dunn

    Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. Not much of a hero but more a loveable rogue. He also takes his skincare VERY seriously.

  • Phil Darling

    My all time film Hero has to be John Mclean

  • Allan Smith

    Batman!

  • jenrogers

    ET

  • Suzanne Cooke

    Has to be Thor, impressive fella

  • Alison

    Christian Bale – Batman

  • Rebecca

    Spider-Man

  • jojones

    James Bond

  • Angelina Srebric

    Robert De Niro !!!

  • Stacy Lyman

    robert de niro

  • Neil Molyneux

    It’s got to be James Bond

  • Paula Hepburn

    Ellen Ripley, she saved us from the Aliens lol

  • Kelly Koya

    Forrest Gump – he does it all!

  • Christine Northrop

    Steve McQueen

  • Hannah E

    Has to be Spock! ;-D

  • Shaun Flanagan

    Darth Vader, with Lab Series he wouldn’t have had to wear the helmet !

  • Karen Ham

    my all time favourite film hero is Skippy the bush kangaroo 🙂

  • Gillian York

    Kevin Costner

  • Manides

    Bond. James Bond.

  • Melissa Manning

    Wolverine! #Nerd x

  • Sarunas Baranauskas

    Classy and legendary James Dean.

  • ✨Nigel Pritchard✨

    Tom Hanks’ character in Philadelphia. A-amazing.

  • Glenda Hanks

    General Maximus Decimus Meridius played by Russell Crowe – the ultimate Gladiator.

  • isabell Stewart

    My all time favourite film hero is ET

  • Tania Atfield

    Fave hero is Keanu Reeves in Speed

  • dean willoughby

    bruce willis for his credulous roles in the
    Die Hard movies

  • Stephen Doherty

    The Legend that was John Wayne!

  • Emily

    James Bond – who else!

  • Alexandra Sheach

    Jason Bourne

  • David Walker

    Superman

  • sandra henderson

    Its got to be James Bond-especially Sean Connery as him.

  • Mark Wiggins

    Russell Crowe in gladiator, magnificent

  • Alan Burrows

    Luke Skywalker

  • Jo

    Bond, James Bond 🙂

  • Claire Smith

    Maverick – Tom Cruise in Top Gun

  • Laura Boyes

    Paul Newman, such a presence on screen, and so lovely to look at. Cool Hand Luke is an all time classic x

  • scott holloway

    fav film hero character wolverine
    or person patrick stewart

  • Bernhard

    Will Smith

  • hayley pemberton

    superman, he can do everything and be everything

  • Nick Thompson

    Harry Potter of course! Hero!

  • Hannah Oleary

    It would have to be Clint Eastwood. Looks as good now as he did all those years ago!

  • Rob Steele

    Charlton Heston – Ben Hur (action without computer aided graphics)

  • Adrian Oliver Spence

    My all time favourite film hero is Steve McQueen

  • Michelle

    Snake Plissken (Kurt Russel) in Escape from New York/L.A.

  • Annette Lamb

    MY ALL TIME FILM HERO IS, TOM HANKS IN PHILADELPHIA, WHO MAKES SUCH A FIRM FOOT FORWARD FOR GAY POEPLE.

  • Dan

    Han Solo without a doubt

  • Joe Russell

    Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Running Man!

  • Nigel Hill

    johnny depp,such a versatile actor.

  • LittleMsHolibob

    Superman

  • Paul Davies

    All time fav just has to be Bruce Willis Yippee ki-yay

  • Laura

    Denzel Washington is my favourite Movie hero. Three words ‘Man on Fire’. Enough said!!

  • Elena vB

    My favourite film hero is Neo from Matrix

  • Dawn Costen

    It has to be Batman for me – or more to the point, Christian Bale as Batman!

  • Sally Anne Palmer

    Arnold Swarzenegger, or however you write it, as long as he isn’t dead

  • James Dixon

    My film hero Tim Robbins in Shawshank Redemption.

  • Bettina Bastow

    Harrison Ford

  • Amber Thorpe

    Christian bale, never does anything by halfs

  • Katerina Ir.

    James Bond

  • Penfoldray Henman

    Got to be Elwood Blues. Simply brilliant character.

  • Joanne Baldwin

    Has to be Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones movies!

  • michelle

    gary oldman

  • Karis

    Vasquez from Aliens

  • Rachel

    has to be Bruce Willis 🙂 x

  • John Livesey

    My dad he did it all for us

  • Holly

    It’s got to be Christian Bale as Batman!! Especially in Dark Knight Rises! Swoon!

  • Yoey Davis

    arnold swartzeneger, is the best movie hero ever

  • Paul Bennett

    Roger Moore as James Bond – smooth as silk !!!!!

  • Brooke

    Arnold Schwarzenegger always – As I’m entering for my man he would probably choose Harry Callaghan (Clint Eastwood) 🙂

  • Kate Huxstep

    Uma Thurman as the Bride in the Kill Bill films.

  • Hazel Collins

    Bruce Willis, obviously! There is no other action movie hero that can match him!!!

  • Jez Newman

    Bruce Wayne – Batman

  • ruth steel

    Kevin Bacon – Footloose

  • james ferris

    martin blank, grosse point blank.

  • Andrew Loades

    Indiana Jones

  • Sahib Phull

    It has to be Christian Bale’s Batman!

  • Ursula Hunt

    My favourite hero is James Stewart in ‘Its a wonderful life’

  • Jasmine Pestell

    My all time favourite hero is Wreck it Ralph as I have an inner child in me always 🙂

  • Laura

    Bruce willis

  • Brenda Plummer

    Has to be the biq quiet N Ireland man – Liam Neeson

  • Mette N.

    John Travolta!

  • Paul Campbell

    Got to be Clint Eastwood – says it all really except that he didn’t say a great deal!

  • Donna Kitching

    Gotta love Iron Man 🙂

  • Teaganuk

    Jim Carey 😉

  • Hannah oneill

    Jason Bourne

  • Richard

    Rauol Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • Caroline H

    Liam Neeson as Rob Roy!

  • Janice Bretherick

    Wonder Woman

  • Hassni Malik

    Spider Man. With the mask on he wouldn’t need to worry about skin care.

  • Simon Paul

    John Maclean

  • Laura Townsend

    Iron Man

  • ann clements

    ryan gosling – the notebook

  • Ruth Grover

    CHRISTOPHER REEVE AS SUPERMAN

  • Dave

    Batman!!

  • jeanbolsover

    John Maclean

  • Elaine Dale

    DETECTIVE WILLIAM MURDOCH

  • Abbie Whitelaw

    Got to be spiderman

  • Shannon Natasha Williams

    supperman

  • Haardvark

    Superman

  • julia mcdonald

    superman

  • Portia

    Al Pacino

  • c5ryl

    Johnny Utah!

  • Katy C Johnston

    Electra!

  • Jo Carroll

    Paul Newman….Butch Cassidy, Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, The Sting….gorgeous blue eyes, tanned rugged skin – great actor, inspirational humanitarian & O.K. racing driver ;)….KING COOL! x

  • Rachel W

    Wesley in The Princess Bride

  • Taty

    wonder woman

  • wdeal

    James Bond !!!

  • ellie

    SUPERMAN!

  • Vicki Cromwell

    Spiderman – I live that really he’s just a geek 🙂

  • David Paterson

    Superman

  • Sam S

    Has to be Batman, no doubt.

  • Elliot Dawson

    Hancock – what I believe a real life superhero would probably be like! lol

  • Darius D.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Teresa Lee

    Indiana Jones

  • zoe bryan

    Has to be Super man mmmm dreamy

  • lotti

    superman has to be 🙂 x

  • debwh142

    Clark Gable

  • Angela Stirrop

    James Bond

  • stuartpayne

    Jack Sparrow

  • Stephen Holman

    wolverine

  • Phil Boyle

    Alan Rickman . No one sneers better.

  • Katie Skeoch

    Bruce Willis

  • Nikki Hayes

    Nick Cage ;o)

  • suzannesendell

    My grampy

  • Shannon Natasha Williams

    Spiderman he can save me any day ha

  • Shannon Natasha Williams

    spiderman he can save me any time

  • gfa01

    Has to be James Bond.

  • Danielle Derpina Dee

    Christian Bale – Batman. <:

  • cathrynbowen

    bruce willis

  • Becky I

    Definitely Batman (in the Bale incarnation more than Clooney)

  • maureen findley

    bruce willis

  • Dave Higgins

    It is difficult…but it has to be either Captain James ‘T’ Kirk……or Marty McFly

  • Shelley J Stevenson

    Lara Croft! 🙂

  • pc

    Mel Gibson from Braveheart-! he
    absolutely born for that role i think

  • Minnie Whittaker

    Bill Bailey (Its a Wonderful Life) or Mr Smith ( Mt Smith Goes To Washington) for me , OK I love Jimmy Stewart.

  • jacknutter

    Superman

  • Jade

    Mathilda from Leon

  • Kristy Leanne Brown

    Superman!! (the old films with Christopher Reeve)

  • denise connolly

    Its gotta be tom Hank’s, a great all rounder, could put his hands to anything, just like your prize 😉 fabulous prize

  • mamatoone

    Han Solo

  • Sarah Falzon

    Hands down has to be Sylvester Stallone as Rocky!! “Yo Adrian”

  • Ddpunk

    Liam neeson in the Taken films, phwoar!

  • elaine stokes

    James bond

  • Clint Howat

    Superman

  • Georgia McAllister

    John MacLean

  • Sheelagh Thompson

    It’s got to be Shrek! Totally adorable, with Sean Connery as James Bond coming a close second.

  • Cecelia Allen

    My favourite movie hero was and still is John Wayne, I always love his films

  • Mickie Bull

    John McClane

  • Angela Macdonald

    James Bond

  • melanie crumpton

    superman

  • sarah mills

    batman

  • Heather Jenkinson

    It has to be Errol Flynn

  • ♫ Alison M ♪

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Kevin Costner’s character in “Waterworld”

  • Adele Hill

    James Bond

  • Peter Cotton

    Mr Bean

  • KieranWalsh

    Whoopi Goldberg, for her performance in “Ghosts

  • Sarah Addison

    Ironman

  • Eric P

    Am I the only one who thinks The Dude from Big Lebowski is a great film hero?

  • yclark

    superman

  • Jaakiem

    John McClane.

  • Stephen L.

    Paul Newman

  • Warren Light

    hancock

  • fzzzbucks

    Batman!!!

  • Julia

    Batman

  • Emma Ruijs

    Forrest Gump – an inspirational character 🙂

  • Victoria Cunniff

    Robert de Niro

  • Paula Woodiwiss

    the bride (although hero might be stretching it!)

  • sharon

    Frodo…..elijah wood…well he did save middle earth…..:D

  • leanne williams

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • snarepuss

    james bond 🙂

  • Jane Middleton

    Indiana Jones

  • Karen van Zijl

    Jason Bourne!

  • Ben Starbuck

    Batman

  • Gloria Heathcote

    captian jack sparrow , unconventional hero but an entertaining one .

  • Laura Whittle

    Arnold Swarznegger – Commando

  • Sunil Koya

    Bruce willis (John Mclane)

  • Pippa Eckersley

    Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz

  • Jules Hird

    Superman (Henry cavill) – i would fly off with him anytime!

  • Sarah Tilley

    spiderman

  • Lisa Williams

    It has to be Captain America for me. Awesome dude

  • Becca Townsend

    Batman

  • Jo Mccarthy

    spiderman 🙂

  • Louise Lowndes

    James Bond

  • Valerie Kay

    Batman 🙂

  • Lou-Lou

    Mufasa (Lion King…..obviously!)

  • nicki rawson

    Arnie as Major “Dutch” Schaefer in Predator! Any time…

  • Zeleena Webb

    batman

  • Lucy Wright-Booth

    Caractacus Potts from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – he made a car that could fly and float on water!

  • clare davies

    terminator is my fav hero for all the films! especially best in terminator two!

  • angela sandhu

    Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando. My brother made me watch that film so many times and now I still love it!

  • Jayne

    007