Men’s skin is inherently different from that of women. Among some of the major differences are that men’s skin is thicker skin than women’s, with larger looking pores and more oily skin, lower pH balance than women – more acidic due to the fact that men sweat more, and finally having to contend with the effects of shaving (which strips the skin of moisture). As such, we men need products that are specifically formulated for us and I had the opportunity to try out the new Pro LS cleanser and hydrating gel.
The new Pro LS range by Lab Series features products that multi task, all-in-one, saving us men time and effort which is premium especially in our busy city lives. The products provide efficiency while delivering multiple, high-performance benefits without sacrificing results, thus ensuring that we won’t have to spend more than 5 minutes grooming ourselves in the morning/ evening.
The new range which is available this spring, was inspired by ocean waves and surfing, and are led by two (2) virtually weightless innovations—the PRO LS All-In-One Face Cleansing Gel and PRO LS All-In-One Face Hydrating Gel which are quick and easy to use while also designed to refresh men’s skin with their ultra-light textures and an instant cooling sensation.
PRO LS All-In-One Face Cleansing Gel builds into a powerful foaming lather perfect to cleanse the face and beard and rinses off easily. This cleanser gently, but deeply cleanses the skin without disturbing pH or stripping moisture from the skin. It also works to remove dead skin cells and impurities, as well as deeply purifies pores to help revitalize skin’s appearance. Nourishing agents help condition skin to leave it feeling smooth and looking refreshed.
I have pretty oily skin but a small little blob of this gel cleanser is all it takes to thoroughly cleanse my skin leaving it feeling refreshed without a tight feeling. I also liked the fact that there’s no strong fragrance, while the gel also provides a nice cooling effect, great after a long day.
PRO LS All-In-One Face Hydrating Gel is a quick absorbing and lightweight moisturizer. Gel moisturizing hydrators are utilized to instantly draw in, retain and lock in moisture to maintain hydration levels while also calming and soothing the skin with an immediate cooling sensation. Oil absorbing powder instantly eliminates surface shine leaving skin looking mattified with a shine-free finish.
I really hate those greasy and oily cream moisturisers which I feel leaves a sheen over my face after application. However this hydrating gel absorbs quickly into my skin leaving it hydrated and best of all – shine free! It also has a nice cooling effect which is great for a hot tropical climate like Malaysia.
LAB SERIES Ambassadors and professional urban surfers Luke Davis (@lukedavisthegrey) and Mike Reinhardt (@ridewithreino) brought their West Coast meets East Coast story to life in Rockaway Beach, NY for a campaign for the new Pro LS range of products. The campaign featured imaged that were captured by photographer Matt Albiani (@mattalbiani) while grooming was provided by Jodie Boland (@jodieboland).
As the face of this new product launch, professional urban surfer Luke Davis (@lukedavisthegrey) shared of his experience and the life-embracing spirit of the PRO LS collection.
“Anyone that’s been surfing, or has ever done anything in the ocean, knows there’s definitely a feeling of weightlessness that you get when you’re out on the water. The All-in-One Face Hydrating Gel is my favorite after being in the sun and salt day after day, I feel like my face is constantly drying out. It really helps to moisturize and put some life back into my skin.” – Luke Davis
For more on Luke and Mike, head over to labseries.com/menforlabseries
LAB SERIES Skincare for Men also collaborated with US fashion designer Michael Bastian joined forces for the debut of his new line Michael Bastian Gray Label Fall/ Winter 2017 collection. The inaugural collection was inspired by a clean, modern American summer with a colour palette that includes navy, indigo, gray, white, olive and beige.
“As a brand that is practically like family to me now, I could not be more excited to work with LAB SERIES again for the launch of my new Michael Bastian Gray Label Fall/Winter 2017 collection.” — Michael Bastian, Founder and Menswear Designer
Here’s how to get the look:
- Cleanse skin using NEW PRO LS All-in-One Face Cleansing GelRefresh skin using Rescue Water Lotion to instantly hydrate and reduce any redness
- Apply FUTURE RESCUE Repair Serum to help soothe and prime the skin
- Once absorbed, apply a thin layer of NEW PRO LS All-in-One Face Hydrating Gel on the face and neck
- Lightly dab AGE RESCUE+ Eye Therapy under and around the eye area and extend it down towards the top of the cheekbone
- Glide PRO LS Lip Tech Lip Balm on lips for a not too shiny, smooth, matte, natural finish
- Use BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 over any blemishes and under the eye
- Apply POWER PORE Anti-Shine & Pore Treatment just to the forehead to keep shine at bay
PRO LS All-In-One Face Cleansing Gel
150 ml, SRP RM75
PRO LS All-In-One Face Hydrating Gel
75 ml, SRP RM120
Both products are available at all authorized LAB SERIES Skincare for Men counters from March 2017.
For more info, head over to http://www.labseries.com
Photo credits: Lab Series Malaysia and author’s own