Gentlemen, add this hydration-charged essence to your skincare routine

Gentlemen, add this hydration-charged essence to your skincare routine

Do yourself a solid

Text: Renée Batchelor

LAB Series new Solid Water Essence is designed to appeal to the everyman

Men, we believe the geniuses at LAB Series have heard your (unspoken) demands when it comes to skincare. Nothing too thick and goopy. Nothing too sticky. And something that works in double quick time. The brand's newest product, the Solid Water Essence checks all the boxes when it comes to what men are looking for. Firstly, it looks cool: It has a gel to liquid formula and icy blue colour, such that it almost looks like a tub of Gatsby hair gel (in bottle form). The unique structure also bursts in the palm of your hand for a refreshing blast of moisture. Simply apply it on your skin after you've cleansed your face: It can be used anywhere for instant results.Lab Series Solid Water Essence
Perfect for tired-looking skin, this is pumped full of energising ginseng and invigorating caffeine, to literally wake up your skin cells. Delivered by bamboo-infused micro-droplets it absorbs rapidly into skin, so you hardly feel anything. Says the brand's expert groomer and global spokesperson Jodie Boland,"Solid Water Essence immediately adds the look of life back into your skin. Plus, it's actually fun to use: It transforms right in your hand, and then you get this rush when you press it into your face and neck. I've been using it on set, and the guys look re-energised and say they feel amazing." If you're looking for something beyond your usual cleanser, this is a good product to consider. Meant as a pre-serum, it's a great addition for the man who has a dedicated regimen. But even for men who are dipping their toes into the giant pool that is men's skincare, this is a good starter product.

$89. At LAB Series stores and counters