Irish men and boys with a love for natural products, prepare to rejoice. Bulldog, the British natural skincare line has launched in Ireland and it’s pretty flipping good.
Aaron (eldest Gorgebag) and I had the pleasure of meeting Simon Duffy (Founder) last week to have a chat about the range, the story behind its production and his passion for the products themselves. He told us that he and Co Founder Rhodri Ferrier launched Bulldog Natural Skincare in 2005 to take the man made chemicals out of men’s bathroom cabinets. They identified a need for a men’s natural skincare range, designed by men and for men that wasn’t just a derivative of an already established women’s skincare brand.
When I asked about the Bulldog name, Simon told us that they wanted people to understand that this skincare range is not pretentious and doesn't make grandiose claims; it’s honest and reliable, just like man’s best friend. With all of that in mind, they’ve made the entire range body friendly, with no man made chemicals such as parabens, sodium laureth sulfate, artificial colours, or synthetic fragrances. Instead Bulldog relies on essential oils and natural actives to provide some of the best skincare on the market today.
All of the products are packed with Bulldog’s unique blend of 8 essential oils but each also contains some key natural ingredients to tackle the job at hand:
|Original Moisturiser: 100ml: €8.75|
Original Shave Gel: 175ml: €4.99
Original Facial Wash: 175ml: €6.49
|Original After Shave Balm: 75ml: €7.25|
|Original Facial Scrub: 100ml: €7.25|
With pumice, coconut shell, rosehip oil and shea butter to gently buff the skins surface and remove dead skin cells, this velvety feeling scrub was a little harsh for the youngest’s skin but Aaron absolutely loves it. Using it just once a week, as he’s still only a teen, his face seems brighter. This would be a sure fire hit for older men (as in older than 18).
All in all, I’m thrilled to have added this natural range to the lads’ skincare routine. It comforts me greatly that they’re not using harsh chemicals or hidden nasties on their faces that can lead to break outs and undesirable side effects.
To find out more about Bulldog visit their webite or find them on Facebook.
Natural & affordable, Bulldog is available in McCabes Pharmacies , www.beautyfeatures.ie and selected pharmacies nationwide
Psssst. Bulldog is also delighted to be the first
and only male skincare company to be
recognised and approved ‘cruelty free’
by the BUAV.