With the men’s grooming and skin care industry booming, I have been fortunate enough to dabble in some really nice products designed for the modern man. For the past month or so, I’ve been trying out a moisturizer from Taun, who specializes in small batch men’s skin care. For those of you looking for something a bit more luxurious and refined, Taun may be just the product for you.
Packaging: As you can see from the image above, Taun boasts an elegant brand design which is both simple and masculine. Complete with chocolate brown lettering, the heavy glass container immediately conjured up thoughts of luxury and decadence when I first received my pack in the mail. The container itself is sturdy and heavy, which is good for us guys who tend to accidentally toss light products around with no second thought. 4/5
Consistency: Sickeningly smooth! It sort of like the mac and cheese that is so good that you have to slap somebody. But seriously, this is probably the most well crafted skin care product I have ever used. Delving into the jar for the first time was like walking into skin care heaven. The facial repair formula is heavy, but light…not too thick and not too thin. It’s just…perfect. It’s even easy to get out of the jar and makes for easy application. I’m convinced Taun has hired magicians and alchemists of some sort to craft this stuff. Awesome. 5/5
Smell: Ironic, given it’s price point and superior construction, Taun’s facial repair formula smells reminiscent of a very inexpensive drug store lotion, except with a slightly sweet smell. The facial repair formula definitely has a mild scent that doesn’t compete with colognes, shave oils or aftershaves which makes it great for use with your other favorite products. 4/5
Price:This is most easily the down side for someone with a more subdued and modest budget like myself. Selling for $79 per 1.7 oz, the price can be a bit prohibitive. Only you can really decide if it’s worth a try. That being said, once you decide you like it, you can pay for a monthly subscription of Taun to be delivered to your home for only $59 per jar. Don’t worry, you can discontinue at any time and shipping is always free at Taun. 2/5
Overall Impression: Through my trial with Taun, I have to say that the team really does seem to understand their target audience. This luxurious moisturizer is creamy and has great ingredients which makes it a great fit for someone like me, the ever evolving man who is on the search for the perfect skin care regimen. On top of all that, my interaction with a representative has been the best since I’ve started MANE MAN. When I received my package in the mail, I received a personally written letter and have had great follow up contact since then. If this is any indication of how Taun views is consumer base, they are definitely going to go a long way. 4/5