I’m a man, therefore I stink. As a result, I am constantly on the prowl for the latest and greatest hygiene products out there that provide me the ability to not seem as gross as my body seems to like to give off. We recently came across BRAVO SIERRA a company that is built with, and for, the U.S. Military to meet the needs of all those who lead active lives. They strive to take skincare to the next level by using clean ingredients and sustainable packaging, and made here in the good old USA. We recently received a few items to test.
- The Original Set ($29)
- Antibacterial Body Wipes ($10)
- Hair/Body Wash & Shave ($9)
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Maybe it’s the fact that I am a father or perhaps it’s finally realizing that I should start becoming an “adult”, but over the past few years, I have finally started to care about my grooming products. I don’t, and can’t, commit too much time to it (a full-time job, 3 young kids, a blog to manage, AND a running hobby have my “free time” pretty limited – every minute is used up!). That’s why it is nice to know what’s out there when it comes to skincare – that way I can have a good hygiene routine and be knowledgeable about what is out there so that I can be safe to my skin.
It can be tough to formally review hygiene products (I mean, how much detail do you need about deodorant or body wash), but BRAVO SIERRA really has a fantastic line that lives up to the expectations we had going in.
The Original Set combines three of BRAVO SIERRA’S best selling items
These come in four scent options:
The Hair & Body Solid Cleanser is, at it’s core, a soap bar…WITHOUT soap. It is actually a concoction of Shea Butter, Coconut and Oat Flour that leaves a surprisingly full lather and gets the job done from head to toe. BRAVO SIERRA claims they will last 30-40 showers and, while I haven’t put that much in yet, it seems that this is about accurate. The Original Set also comes with their aluminum-free Deodorant, which is made with probiotics (“a natural sweat-absorptive powder from the root of the Cassava plant“) aimed to kill body odor-causing bacteria at the source.
As a note, remember that you will need to give your body some time to adjust. Standard deodorants and antiperspirants have compounds that keep you sweating less. Naturally derived deodorants do not do this nearly as well (across the board, not just with BRAVO SIERRA), so you will need to understand that this will occur. Additionally, when switching, it may take some time for your body to adjust to not being blocked up by the aluminum holding your sweat in. This may make it seem like the deodorant isn’t working right off the bat, but it’s your body adjusting to the switch.
Rounding out the set is their Deodorant Body Spray, almost a mix of deodorant and cologne. It’s like Axe Body Spray…but 1000% NOT like Axe Body Spray. This is a great option for post-race as it has a great smart-lock cap. I also like that it is made from a non-VOC, environmentally-friendly propellant – something that really takes this over the top.