The young, slick British grooming label Hawkins & Brimble that targets discerning gents who take their skincare and grooming very seriously, is now in India.
There’s no denying that men’s grooming and grooming products as an industry is growing fast in India. An area that still needs addressing though are grooming products that target sensitive skin. This was the reason why Stephen Shortt founded Hawkins & Brimble in 2016. He found a void in the market for products that wouldn’t irritate his sensitive skin. So he created his own, the idea eventually inspiring him to build a line of holistic solutions.
In a nutshell, H&B offers a contemporary and basic range that is effective at addressing everyday skincare issues of men. On offer are skincare, shaving, beardcare, and haircare products formulated with quality natural ingredients from around the world; the brand does not employ any harsh chemicals nor do they test on animals. Their products feature ingredients like almond oil, beeswax, cacao, caffeine, jojoba, shea butter, elemi, ginseng, and virgin poppy seed oil among others. As they debut in India, they bring in their English excellence and comfort grooming formulas — we tried out a few products to understand this better and found that the use of natural ingredients is what sets them apart.
The H&B Face Wash is super light and fuss-free, yet provides deep service. Gel-based, the scent is subtle and refreshing. The real test was the shaving cream. While I am clean-shaven, I battle skin sensitivity, which is why grooming products like after-shaves and balms are a strict no-no for me, even though they are meant to calm your skin after the use of a blade. Hawkins & Brimble’s Shaving Cream worked perfectly for me, which is what’s making me bundle up on a few more cans.
I recommend this brand for men who are looking for something simple yet efficient, who don’t want to delve too deep into the rabbit hole of men’s grooming but just need a reliable solution. These are great everyday grooming remedies.
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Hawkins & Brimble made a debut in India in November this year and are currently available at select e-commerce portals like Amazon, Tata Cliq Luxury, Myntra, and Nykaa Man. The products are currently on discount.
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