Vitruvian Man: Organic Grooming
For the man looking for luxury organic skincare to soothe his outer extremities, new men’s grooming brand Vitruvian Man aims to solve that need with a range of essentials to provide skin with natural nourishment.
Vitruvian Man is inspired by the Roman architect Vitruvius’ philosophy of three core pillars for building: strength, functionality and beauty. Whereas Vitruvius focused on beauty, Vitruvian Man extends the final pillar to elegance. Ensuring products are vegan, cruelty-free and dermatologically tested, it blends natural science with ethical morals into a wellness brand that a man can believe in. DiscerningGent.com takes a closer look at the range.
Anti-pollution Cleanser and Toner (£32)
This is Vitruvian Man’s best-seller, a 2-in-1 low-foaming gel cleanser and toner that is suitable for all skin types. Designed to protect and calm skin against urban pollution, the rich texture softens the skin and facial hair, enabling an effortless clean shave.
This anti-bacterial Ginger Juice formulation thoroughly removes dirt and oil greases without drying your skin and maintain your skin’s natural tonal balance. It’s infused with nutgrass root juice’s anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation properties for an overall detoxed and refined appearance.
How to use: apply liberal amount of cleanser to face and neck, rub gently in a circular motion for 1–2 mins then rinse with warm water.
All Day Hydrator (£40)
This is the newest plant-based formulation. A light and fast-absorbing all day gel-cream that provides five times the hydration than traditional hyaluronic acid and is suitable for all skin types.
The hero ingredients are resurrection plant (desert flower) and snow mushroom activates the skin cell’s regeneration mechanisms – this helps to revive dull complexions. They infused the best carrier meadowfoam seed oil to replenish essential nutrients and moisture to your skin. On first application, the cream will visibly hydrate the skin, reduce wrinkles and brighten skin tone.
How to use: Designed to simplify your skin care regimen. This cream is suitable for day and night time use. It can also be used as a facial massage cream in the evening.
Resurrection Cream SPF 20 (£52)
This is Vitruvian Man’s award-winning morning face cream which is suitable for all skin types. A long-lasting hydration treatment with broad-spectrum SPF 20 sun protection so it’s perfect for daily use. The primary aim of the cream is to seal in moisture and rehydrate skin under exposure from the sun.
It uses only mineral sun filter – non-nano zinc oxide and organic pongamia glabra seed oil, which forms a barrier and reflects sunlight without clogging pores. This unique sun protection blend allows skin to absorb essential Vitamin D from the sun, at the same time, protecting skin from premature ageing. This luxurious formulation infuses resurrection plant (aka Desert plant), snow mushroom, ginger root and nutgrass juice to replenish essential nutrients the skin requires to repair damaged skin cells.
How to use: apply 1 – 2 pumps evenly to clean face and neck in the morning and throughout the day. Smooth out cream until absorbed completely. It gives a matte feel to the skin after application.
Supreme Eye Cream (£63)
This new, highly concentrated, antioxidant eye cream is non-comedogenic and is suitable for all skin types. Lush and lightweight, it nourishes fatigued eyes by boosting the skin’s dermal architecture, reduces wrinkles and prevents saggy dark circle appearances.
This premium formula uses paracress extract, nicknamed ‘botanical botox without side effects’, which stimulates the biomechanical functions to firm and tighten the skin around the eye. The algae polysaccharides (seaweed) and snow mushroom prevent premature ageing by increasing the skin resiliency. These ingredients work in synergy for visible results, helping to revive droopy eyes from dark circles and under-eye bags.
How to use; use in the morning and evening after cleansing the face. Apply 1 pump of eye cream around the eye area with light tapping until absorbed. Apply excess cream around any smile lines.