Living a healthier lifestyle usually means that you also have to take a holistic approach to that type of change. That can include things such as new workout gear, running shoes and even new grooming products that are equipped to deal with your specific needs. That’s where Nip+Man (Nip and Man) comes in handy. Read on for my review!
Designed with the active man in mind, Nip+Man products are designed to be easy to use and high performers so that you don’t have to worry about your grooming products failing you at inopportune times. But, does the brand deliver on their promise? My experience was a bit of a mixed bag.
I’ve been using Nip+Man products for well over a month now and there are definitely some hits and some misses.
First off, let’s hit the high notes. Every man should have a good daily face moisturizer in their regimen. Fortunately Nip+Man served me pretty well in this area. Both products I tried, the Daily Power Moisturizer and the After-Shave Power Lotion are great post-shave products. They both have a creamy, yet not greasy consistency that has served me very well in this dry winter air so far. The great thing is that the products are virtually interchangable, although the Daily Power Moisturizer is most ideal for mornings as the addition of caffeine helps “wake up” your skin while jojoba helps provide non-greasy moisture throughout the day. The After-Shave Power Lotion, however, is great because it has a slight cooling effect which helps skin irritated by the shaving process.
On the other hand, the Ab-Fix and Power Workout Fix products were not my particular cup of tea. Granted, I’m not the target audience for Ab Fix products. I don’t work out 6 days a week and have always been known to be more bookish than active so their daily toning gel for abs really isn’t my jam. Needless to say, I didn’t really see any benefit to the product although it seems like a perfectly interesting concept to start with.
The Power Workout Fix is a whole different beast altogether. These days my workouts have only consisted of running so usually there is some heel or ankle issues that come with that periodically. To help soothe those areas, I applied the Post Workout Fix and within seconds, I was breathing like I had just eaten 6 habanero wings. It was potent! I got so hot that I tried to wash off the product to no avail, so there I sat tired and with what felt like burning feet. I vowed to never use it again. Flash forward a few weeks and thinking about my desire to write a fully fleshed out review for you guys, I tried it again ready to ice the burn away. Alas, only a mild burn came. I used it again after that and basically got no burn at all. What’s up with that?! All in all, I got no consistent results from the Power Workout Fix but it was, at times, soothing to achy muscles and joints. It definitely helps with dry skin spots.
So, how do I feel about Nip+Man products overall? Well, for one the UK-based brand is reasonably priced, but I don’t thinks folks in the US would be jumping at the chance to order grooming products from across the pond. Secondly, Nip+Man’s target audience (according to their website) is someone who plays sports on the weekends and regularly enjoys a beer after work, so if that sounds like you, you will probably find refuge in the brand’s line up. But, if you’re more like me, then Nip+Man might not be best fit for you so you may want to look elsewhere.
Disclosure: Sample products for review were provided courtesy of Nip+Man. All opinions listed herein are mine, and mine alone, and have not been created under the influence of Nip+Man or its representatives.