Murdock London got a mention in my Beard Grooming Essentials post for their fab double-edge safety razor that is still going strong and essential to my grooming regime. I have also visited their Barbers in Shoreditch on a couple of occasions and was aware of the other products they offered so was keen to try them out.
Murdock London Beard Moisturiser
I use beard oil after every shower and this does a great job of keeping my beard nourished and in great condition but sometimes, especially during summer months, it needs something extra. This is where the Murdock Beard Moisturiser comes into its own as the Aloe Vera it contains helps to retain moisture, while Menthol refreshes, leaving the beard soft and healthy.
It is quite a thick moisturiser as well and I have found that it works really well to help style and shape my beard. I often use it before leaving the house, running a small amount through my beard and at the same time as making it smell awesome, shaping it so I leave the house looking and smelling my best.
A deeper massage into the skin beneath the beard will help to keep your skin hydrated, healthy and cut down on any of the dreaded beard druff. A little goes a long way as well so the 150ml bottle for £24.00 means you get your moneys worth.
Murdock London Horn Beard Brush
I have a small brush I use after applying beard oil to keep things looking neat and tidy but it is starting to show its age so was pleased to see that Murdock offered a Horn Beard Brush for £25.00
12cm long with 5cm of bristles the brush is a lovely little thing, the wood backed with a shaped and polished piece of stag or ox horn, each one unique in its colour and pattern. Unfortunately it is the bristles that let the brush down, they are just too soft to really get into the thicker parts of my beard. It copes better on the shorter sections, sideburns and jaw so I suspect that if you have a shorter beard the brush would be perfect but for longer beards it needs stiffer bristles.
What I like about my existing brush is that it can get right through to the skin and gets out any kinks and knots that have appeared. Stiffen up the bristles on this and it would be a winner.
The items were provided on a complimentary basis but the views expressed here are my own unbiased opinions. Thank you to Murdock London!