A skincare product review on Cyclo? Have we gone soft? No, but out skin has, and we have three main reasons for wanting to cover this range. Firstly it’s been designed and formulated by World and Olympic champion swimmer Michael Klim specifically for men (sorry ladies) with a passion for sporting pursuits; secondly if you don’t look after your skin you’ll all end up looking like Iggy Pop on a bike; and thirdly it’s just damn good stuff.
A range of five components – moisturiser, body wash, face scrub, a pre-shave and scrub/cleanse wipes – built around natural marine-based ingredients (including brown seaweed and algae extracts), all five work well either together or individually. The Moisturiser includes vitamins A, B and E to aid the skin’s healing process and SPF 15+ to give a level of sun protection that never goes amiss even in the UK’s so-called summer. Like the moisturiser, the body wash has a subtle smell of rosemary and mint that stays just on the right side of masculine, whilst the 2-in-1 face scrub uses jojoba ester (chemically close to the skin’s natural oils) and walnut shell to exfoliate and clean. The pre-shave milk combines menthol for cooling with moisturising coconut oils and a peppermint gum aroma for freshness.
Our favourite though is the scrub and cleanse wipes which Cyclo has enjoyed packing in our post-sportive bag for a touch of luxury once all the hard work is done. Infinitely nicer than a quick dap down with a sweat-band or bandana… Now available on the high street at Boots, the range costs from £9.95 for a pack of 25 wipes to £19.45 for 150ml for the moisturiser. Further details at www.milkskincare.com