Skincare gifts for men – Champney’s Intensive Moisture Balm and Anti-Perspirant Spray

December 27, 2012
Champney's Sports Therapy Intensive Moisture Balm
OK, so Christmas has gone, so my chance to review gifts for men has passed.  But if you’ve been lazy, don’t do Christmas or are just waiting for the sales before you splurge, this review might be worth a look.
I’ve roped in my hubby to try some more products.  This time it is Champney’s Sports Therapy Intensive Moisture Balm, and the High Performance Anti-Perspirant Spray from the same range.  One of the things to bear in mind is that, as the name suggests, the Sports Therapy range is designed with the athlete in mind.  My husband plays football twice a week, and on both days he forgets – and I forget to tell him – to use the products.  So they haven’t quite been tested to their full potential, but nonetheless, his thoughts are as follows…
Champney's Sports Therapy High Performance Spray review

On the Champney’s Moisture Balm…

“Unlike the David Hill Cream I recently tried, the Champney’s cream smells great, but it lacks the moisturising benefits David Hill offers. I felt that it was a little too light for my skin.  Though it felt oily at first, it absorbed very quickly.   Perhaps it’s one for the summer, or for those with particularly oily skin.  In fact, if I wore it whilst sweating it out at a football match, maybe I’d be grateful for the lightness of it.           
The Moisture balm costs £9.00, and as I say, it might be a good investment if you’ve got oily
skin and would like a light and nice smelling cream, rather than one that packs a moisturising punch.”                

On the Anti-Perspirant Spray…

“The Champney’s deodorant smells really good.  Rather than having the Lynx or Sure style scent, this smells really upmarket, like a nice eau de toilette.  The spray promises 48-hour protection.  While I can’t really vouch for this much longevity as I had the audacity to shower in-between, I would say that it’s pretty long lasting.  I could still smell it after a day at work, which involves braving the London underground during rush hour.  And that can bring anyone out in a sweat…    
For £3.50, I think it’s great value and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this.”       

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