Not often, if ever has a brand come along with a background and ethos so personal and interesting as the natural men’s grooming range, ‘Victor.’
Beauty company Walker Johnston Limited have released the mens’s grooming range, Victor, where the design is English, however all the ingredients come from New Zealand. Why New Zealand? Well New Zealand have native botanical oils and plant derived cleansers which creates the perfect combination to cleanse and nourish the skin. Seems justifiable.
I recently had the pleasure of talking to Lorraine O’Regan, the founder of Walker Johnson Limited, who decided to create a natural male skin care range dedicated to her beloved Grandad Victor, a Second World War Veteran in the 6th Cavalry.
Lorraine tells me, ‘Grandad Victor played a huge part in my life, and his own life was a testament to his strength of character, adaptability and fortitude in the face of challenges.’
Lorraine has a clear vision for her business, ‘It’s been apparent to me for quite sometime that the market is saturated with skincare products for women, but nothing to that extent for Men. I felt that it was time a Company was set up to provide all the grooming products required specifically for men, using only the finest natural ingredients.’
Two attributes Lorraine has aimed to instil into the Victor products. But can the range prove successful?
High Performance Cleansing Gel.
In one single pump of the Cleansing Gel you have a smooth, light texture that is barely felt once you massage into your skin. This gel is filled with Enzogenol, which is ‘a 100% natural extract from the bark of the Pinus Radiata tree grown in New Zealand. Enzogenol is filled with natural anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory plant compounds.’ So rest assured you know full well you are applying a product to your face that is filled with clean natural components.
Is that all? That’s just the start. The guys at Victor have justified the title, ‘High Performance’ with added Avocado oils and Caster seed which are scientifically proven to hydrate your skin and remove every day dirt that builds up on your skin.
The end result leaves my skin feeling brand new. It’s genuinely hard to describe this products perfection. This particular product makes me look forward to washing my face, morning and evening. How often can you say that?
Fine lines, wrinkles, signs of ageing? Look no further, here Victor have you covered with the a perfect blend between keeping your skin maintaining a smooth appearance whilst never appearing oily or dull.
Being in my early 30’s I dreaded the day my age would catch up with my appearance, but I choose to embrace it.
Using this Serum all over my face and neck after patting my skin dry with a clean towel allows the ingredients of the BioRestore4plus and Zealong. Both New Zealand ingredients proudly represent their heritage by blending natural effective multitasking botanicals which help retain moisture and boost the skins natural look.
I haven’t used a Serum before where for the rest of the day my skin feels like a breath of fresh air, totally relaxed and free.
I’m prone to blemishes and breakouts and even more prone as I get older to fine lines and wrinkles. So how do you tackle both?
Diet, sleep and a healthy life style can only do so much so it’s a pleasant surprise to start and finish my day with a product that can help keep any imperfections away as well as maintaining a fresh and youthful appearance.
Filled with Manuka Honey which is the perfect ingredient you want to put on your skin if you want to reduce redness and any inflammation on your skin, as I do.
Probably one of my favourite products from the full Victor range due to it’s ability to instantly make my skin feel hydrated and fresh, through the day.
I have a full time day job where I’m outside for 7-8 hours a day which means I’m constantly exposed to the sun, which results in a build up of sweat and dirt. Since using this product I’ve noticed at the end of the working day my skin looks pretty much the same as it did at the start of the day, fresh, clean and healthy, which is a miracle in itself.
This Hydration product is filled with BioRestore3Plus which is filled with goodness such as essential sugars, lipids and polyphenols which fight hard to retain moisture in the skin to help signs of ageing.
What I found most intriguing about this particular product is that you can use in conjunction with any of the other products. Just pump one spray on your hand and mix together to create the perfect anti-ageing, oil free concoction.
Vitamin C4 Oil Face & Beard.
Instantly you are hit with the fresh odour this product gives off once on your hands and then lathered into your beard.
The key ingredients that make up this Oil are Kiwi and Blackcurrant. Both massively rich in Vitamin C and E.
This is a 92% organic product and it’s no surprise you’re left with your face feeling delicate and hydrated. The final outcome once applying this product is the way your beard feels and looks unbelievably clean.
I review a lot of products. Oh arrogant. I could tell you anything. But you’ll just have to believe me when I say this is probably (definitely) the best range I’ve used.
Why? Well it works for me because I have an active job and I’m exposed to the sun and all weather conditions every day in a job outside.
This range keeps me feeling fresh and rejuvenated throughout the day and most importantly my skin feels amazing and that’s the selling point for me.
The time, effort and research gone into making a fantastic natural product is very inspiring and I’m sure if Grandad Victor were here to experience this product with us he’d be delighted.
Lorraine and your team, congratulations.
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