At Home With The Refinery | Grooming

When you here the name The Refinery Spa you should immediately think luxury in men’s grooming.

After using the spa myself for some treatments in both it’s prestigious locations Mayfair & Knightsbridge, I was happy that i could now have these premium products that are designed and blended specifically for men in my bathroom cabinet.

This means i can now have those spa essential products at home when I’m unable to make it into the spa itself.

If you’ve never been to a men’s spa or have not even thought about going then I’d highly recommend a trip to The Refinery Mayfair. With everything from De-Stressing Face & Body, Aching Muscles, Hair & Scalp, Hands & Feet they really have you covered all over! Plus the expert team on hand couldn’t be any more welcoming.

For the busy London gent in need of a quick fix I’d go for the Express Facial.

Living in the Big Smoke and open to daily pollutions it was a breath of fresh air to have this 25 minute treatment.

Men are now putting a great deal of time into their grooming routines so having good products from the experts in the know is something worth considering.

And with the winter season rapidly approaching a good moisturiser is key to keeping skin hydrated during those harsh elements that are set to come.

I’m currently using The Refinery Mattifying Moisturiser. Not only do i love the smell but applied after cleansing or shaving it leaves my skin feeling refreshed, hydrated and most importantly with a reduced shine.

Shaving for me at home is a process that should never be rushed. Just think about when you step into your barbers for a wet shave, your’e not in and out in 5 minutes.

Shaving in a hurry will not only result in a less sharper finish but will also damage your skin causing razor burn, unwanted nicks or ingrowing hairs.

So preferably you shouldn’t be shaving first thing in the morning when you have 10 minutes to get yourself ready because you hit the snooze button to many times, and you need to make the next train.

I’m currently trialling two shaving products from the Refinery Spa range, I actually like them both so tend to alternate between them. You may prefer to use a shaving foam or an oil but i guess it’s down to personal preference.

The Refinery Shave Foam Gel protects against razor burn and is enriched with clove and peppermint and contains aloe vera which benefits moisturising and soothing properties.

I found a small amount of gel foamed up to go a long way and i really like the peppermint extracts which basically brings your face alive!

The Refinery Shave Oil is great for the ultimate close shave and especially good if you are following a beard line that you may not be able to see clearly with a foam.

Packed with essential vitamins and anti-oxidants to help strengthen dry damaged skin as well as sooth. Again the scent makes for a worthwhile shave including rosehip oil, patchouli and geranium which i love.

I found my razor to glide through my beard without any pull or irritation, no bumps or nicks and left my skin feeling incredibly soft.

When we think camomile we think calming right? Well that’s when The Refinery Post Shave Balm comes into its own. You’ve cleansed, you’ve shaved and now you apply this lightweight balm to calm and protect the skin.

I find this balm to be light and rich, a little goes a long way and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling heavy and greasy.

So if your’e looking for luxury spa products for the home then these are for you. I for certain will be relying on these products throughout the Winter months as with that biting cold the outdoors give combined with indoor heating can really take out all the hydration in your skin.

The Refinery Spa is there to put it back.

Discover the full range of Refinery Spa products and treatments HERE or pop into the Mayfair branch and speak to one of the team.

Got any questions about the products? Drop me a line in the comments box.

Happy Grooming!

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