Purifying Clay Cleanser – Whenever I use a new men’s facial cleanser I have two main worries. First, will it over dry my skin? Second, will it cause breakouts? I am happy to report that neither of these problems were encountered. The clay cleanser, when applied and massaged, became very paste-like and covered very well. I found that a nickel amount was too much and that slightly more than a pea-sized amount was sufficient, even when scrubbing my beard. Although my face felt initially dry after use, even a bit tacky, my skin was never dry or flaky during the first week.
Dark Circle Eye Rescue – As I mentioned previously, I loved the way this applied. By squeezing out some serum, I knew that I was getting coverage and not just feeling the cooling effect of the roller balls. This was something that concerned me with Lumin. As a father of 4, dark circles have become a part of my life. I have combatted them well with other men’s skincare products, so using Cardon was more about maintenance and preventing dark circles from returning. At the end of the week, I saw no change in the appearance of dark circles. In this case, it was a positive result.
Daily SPF + Moisturizer – At the time I was doing the Cardon Review, my son was playing soccer for the local high school. That meant at least two days a week sitting in the Colorado afternoon sun. What could be better to test an SPF moisturizer? As far as SPF protection, Cardon nailed it. Colorado’s sun is harsh and the thinner atmosphere at a mile-high gives way to quick sunburns. I am no longer blessed with the luscious locks of my youth and shave my head a couple of times per week. So, I made sure to apply the Daily SPF + Moisturizer to my head as well. I’m happy to report, Cardon was able to prevent any burning.
Soothing Facemask – Since I only had one facemask to test, and the directions say to use it 1-2 times per week I can’t say that I had any noticeable results. What I will say is that I did not have any allergic reactions, redness, or irritation. My skin did feel refreshed, and I didn’t use anything else for moisture after shaving. I would anticipate having a reduction in fine lines if used properly and for an extended period. Given my beard though, the shape/cut of these masks are not as conducive.
Bamboo Charcoal Sheet Mask + Beard Oil – Once again, I only had one mask to test. However, my skin did feel more refreshed from this mask than the Soothing Facemask and having been cut for my beard, was a lot more comfortable to wear for 20 minutes. As with the other mask, I had no ill effects or reactions. As for the beard oil, I was also only able to use it once. However, that one use was enough to know it was quality. If Cardon sold the beard oi separately, I would definitely consider purchasing it for regular use.