Scott. Natural skincare for the active man

Natural skincare for the active man

Scott. is a range of natural skincare products, specifically formulated for the active man. Organic where possible, we believe in only using the best quality ingredients on our skin. 

Formulated by men, for men, we take pride in the fact that we set out as a brand aimed at active guys who like to look after their skin, but are not slaves to a skincare regime. 

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Dry skin?

One of the biggest skin complaints we found when we conducted a skincare survey on one hundred guys was dry skin. With air-conditioning/central heating, sun damage, wind, and environmental pollutants, it’s no surprise. 

The beauty of Scott products will be that they will be designed to help fight the sources of dry skin. Scott products will work with your skin to keep it moisturised and flake free to help you get on with your day. Life’s too short to worry about dry skin. 

Maleskin.co.uk also has some helpful tips to help keep hydrated:

http://www.journalism.co.uk/press-releases/7-tips-to-treat-mens-dry-skin/s66/a553499/

Orignal post here. 

Getting the balance right

This article really highlights the need to get the balance right, in the formulations used in skincare, between efficiency/practiality and  skin ‘care’.

In this case, claims are being made that methylisothiazolinone, which has been used for some time as a preservative, can lead to allergic reactions. Whilst preservatives are needed to make the product safe for consumers (e.g. free of fungus, bacteria and other nasties), this cannot be at the detriment to the skin in other ways.

This is one of the challanges we face in creating the perfect products for the Scott range. We recognise the need to include ingredients which are necessary to make our products work and to get them to you in tip top condition, but one of Scott’s principles is to make our products as uncomplicated as possible, to make sure they really do care for the skin. We will have to work hard with our formulators to get the balance right!

http://www.handbag.com/beauty/the-beauty-spot/a496354/is-this-the-skincare-chemical-flaring-up-your-eczema-or-dermatitis.html

Original post here. 

Ah, I see!

http://www.mensxp.com/grooming/skin-care/9088-7-habits-that-ruin-your-appearance.html

So, yep, we’re all guilty of several of these, right? I guess the key lesson is moderation… hmm.

Habit number 5 is the one that caught my eye – reading up on skincare formulation in our research for developing our very first Scott products, it really opens your eyes to the stuff that goes into skincare products. Some of my favourite brands have all these ingredients which are really no good for your skin (but handily cost next to nothing and make products foam magically, or help the product last for 20 years on the shelf).

Scott’s aim will be to do all the hard work for you. No need to scour the ingredient list as you know everything that goes in is there to make your skin look great. That’s No. 5 checked off the list!

Original post here. 

Sun and ageing...

Check this out from Men’s Fitness:http://www.mensfitness.com/leisure/outdoor/study-daily-sunscreen-use-slows-skin-aging

Here at Scott we’re a firm believer in protecting your skin from UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning, ouch) rays. We’re hoping to feature a decent SPF in our moisturiser (in the pipeline) to let you get outside and enjoy life without having to worry about these nasty rays.

I know a real concern about SPF is the potential for it to be a bit greasy on the skin or a bit impermeable. Hopefully we can work with the formulators to get the right balance between a good SPF and a product which is still a joy to use… watch this space!

The original post here. 

Men's skin versus women's skin...

So, yep, ‘Men’s Skincare?’ is the tagline for this blog. Men’s skin. Is it really different to women’s?

Well a month or so ago, we undertook some market research, questioning nearly 150 guys about their grooming habits, and it was pretty enlightening. Just over half of the respondents said that it was less important or not at all important that the products they chose were specifically formulated for men. Some of the reasons for this:

“Skin is skin on either a man or a woman it will need similar treatment. Men’s brands are just packaged differently”

“Little difference in products. Feel differences more down to marketing”

“Well, it’s skin, isn’t it. I imagine what works on a woman works equally well on a man, dog, or goose”

“I think men’s products are sometimes just repackaged female products and given a slight manly perfume.”

Interesting, no?

Here at Scott, we believe that there is a difference in men and women’s skin (check out this piece by Ahmed Zambarakji for Shortlist for more on the topic: http://www.shortlist.com/grooming/grooming!-definitely-not-for-girls), and it could pay off to invest some time and thought into the product you choose. A lot of guys out there buy products from women’s ranges, partially because of the belief that men’s skin isn’t different, but also perhaps because male brands just don’t hit the spot: over-fragranced with ‘male’ scents (which actually just irritate your skin), lack of choice in brands, the perception that the male range is just an after-thought spin-off from a successful female range, and cliche packaging/marketing.

Scott aims to strike the balance between satisfying the needs of the skin of  modern man and a great brand which fits into your life and doesn’t treat you like dumb bloke.

First posted here. 

Ape to Gentleman.

Check this out by one of our fave grooming sites, Ape to Gentleman.

This piece reminds us that looking great is more than gymming to an inch of your life and feeding on protein shakes. A well rounded, active lifestyle, feeding your mouth with nutritious food, and feeding your skin with the right skin products, is the key!

Plus there’s an interactive thing in it too, which is always good.

http://www.apetogentleman.com/tips/from-ape-to-gentleman-an-interactive-face-map-2/

This is where Tom first wrote about it.