So, David Beckham has his own brand of mens products called House 99. They make products for face, beard, body and hair. They’re quite pricey but still affordable. Similar to Clinique but not quite Brickell. For example, a House 99 face wash is £17.00 vs £17.00 for Clinique for men face wash vs £35 for Brickell for men face wash. Still, more expensive than the average high street product.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford the whole range so I could only buy one thing. Guess what it was….
Yup! The beard oil. Now, here’s a story. Me and Daisy had a little trip booked to Turkey for a week. We were flying from Stansted so we got there nice and early. Our gate opened, so we headed through. We were walking through the make up section when I was stopped! I thought to myself, ‘ahh here goes, cavity search’, but it wasn’t the case! Apparently, I had the beard of the day and a lovely barber wanted to cut my hair. Perfect!
It was actually a really good experience before a holiday. A nice chilled out trim. Just a low taper to clean up my neck line. The condition was, I got a free hair cut if I bought a House 99 product. Deal!
As you can see, she did a real good job! It made a hell of a difference and sorted my dog ass hair out before our holiday.
As well as the beard oil, I got a free little wash bag with a hair shampoo and a face wash sample.
Let’s take a closer look at the beard oil.
Thanks Uuzumlu for the extra nice pictures. The beard oil cost me £21.25 but it costs £22.00 online so I’m not sure if I got a bit of duty free discount? I’m not 100% how it works. You get 30ml and it features a screw top lid with a aftershave-esqe dispensing technique, similar to a glass ketchup bottle.
Damn the Pixel 2 takes some great photos! The bottle looks opaque but you can see how much oil is in there if you hold it up to a light, which is handy. The beard oil does smell very nice, similar to a warm mens fragrance. Smelling the shampoo and the face wash, they all smell very similar, so I’m guessing they use the same fragrance across the whole range.
The ingredients are Isopropyl Palmitate ; Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride ; Alcohol Denat. ; Parfum / Fragrance ; Caprylyl Glycol ; Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate ; Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea butter ; Linalool ; Citronellol ; Citral ; Citric Acid. Taken straight from the product page.
As you can see, there’s quite a lot of synthetic products. As a result, it left my beard feeling quite wiry, similar to the Review: L’Oréal Men’s Expert Barber Club beard oil. It gives a good shine and makes my beard verrry soft, but it is disappointing to see the ingredients in this product, especially due to the price and who’s company it is. I suppose, it’s all down to product mark up!
Unfortunately, because of this, I can’t really recommend this product, purely down to the price, the ingredients, and what else is available.
As for the freebies I got…
They seem good quality. I’m not really good at reviewing face washes or hair shampoos. I just use Clinique and Herbal Essences. The bag is very good quality and I do love a good wash bag.
Until next time!