I was recently lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Grüum who provide subscription boxes tailored to men’s needs, whether you are clean shaven or a bearded gentleman.
Grüum is a British based brand who have been inspired by Scandinavian design ideals. Great quality and affordable products are what they pride themselves on and when I opened my tailor-made box the first thing I noticed was how minimal but brilliant their product packaging is. Being a lover of Scandi designs this packaging really hit the spot in terms of product look and each product has its own Scandinavian name.
Having to be clean shaven for work led me to go for the shaving and cleansing products. I often chop and change razors and shaving foams/gels so I was very interested in what Grüum had to offer to see if these would be friendlier to my sensitive skin than a lot of others that I have tried.
When I opened the box, I was surprised and pleased to see that Grüum my products had come packaged in a lovely little travel sized wash bag which was a lovely touch. The products I received within the wash bag were three shaving products and three cleansing skincare products. Shaving wise I received a razor, shaving gel and replacement blades and cleansing wise I received an exfoliating scrub, facial toner and daily moisturiser. All in all, everything you need to shave and then take care of your skin post shave.
Unlike some other shaving and cleansing products these little beauties from Grüum all come with their own distinctive ingredients none being the same as the other. This is due to each ingredient working to provide the best for your skin at that part of the routine. One thing is guaranteed though; you will be smelling great after using these products.
Being a shaver I naturally stuck to my usual routine of using the exfoliating scrub then applied the shave gel. These two products both feature Eucalyptus which helps to sooth, energise and refresh your skin. The razor itself is quite weighty, sturdy and easy to grip. I am loving using these products and I have only had a slight shaving rash afterwards which is unusual for me (I usually have a break out) so this is a plus for me. Moving on from shaving I then used the facial tonic which has a citrus zesty scent and helps to replenish your skin post shave before moving onto the daily moisturiser which is light, absorbs easily and has a nice refreshing and masculine scent.
This is definitely one of the best subscription boxes I have had the pleasure of using, the products from packaging through to quality will definitely give some high-street brands a run for their money.
Check the guys at Grüum out and if this sounds like your ideal subscription box you can start your very own skin survey here.
* Grüum sent me these products for review purposes. All thoughts and photography are my own.