Heal-in Brand: Solo Noir For Men

Mint Product Review: Solo Noir SLEEK 2-IN-1 Pre-Shave + Shave Cream for men

Solo Noir is a Chicago based skincare brand that makes 100% organic, natural and 2-in-1 grooming products for men. Simple, versatile and effective, Solo Noir is a non-toxic and a safe brand for men who want to try all natural skincare products. 



SOLO NOIR FOR MEN - SLEEK 2-in-1 Pre-Shave + Shave Cream Review

SOLO NOIR FOR MEN – SLEEK 2-in-1 Pre-Shave + Shave Cream Review



Here are a few reasons why you should consider trying their cleansing and shaving products –


Simple Routines – The brand has two skincare sets, one for cleansing and another for shaving, with 3 simple steps to follow under each set. You can add or eliminate a step based on your skin condition. They come with clear instructions which is a plus.


Multitasking 2 in 1 nature – All the products in their collection are multitasking and 2 in 1 in nature, being able to cover two different skincare tasks. The SLEEK product I received for example, can be used as a preshave or a shaving cream. As a pre-shave, you could leave it on as a mask, wash it off and follow up by shaving with a dry electric razor or clippers. As a shaving cream, you could use it in conjunction with a wet razor.


Problem Solver – Every product in their collection is formulated to address common skin problems. From ingrown hairs, blemishes and dull rough skin to dry skin and loss of elasticity, there is a product in their collection to target your skin issue.


Organic Ingredients – All their products are 100% Organic and Natural. Their ingredient lists are simple and filled with familiar natural bio-based names you can actually understand! There are no useless fillers, water to dilute the effectiveness of the ingredients or scary preservatives.


Clean Packaging – The package is sleek, clean and simple with a hint of organic feel which is perfect for men.


Cool Names: The cleansing set has DAPPER (Cleanser + Toner), REFINED (Buff + Cleanse), and SMOOTH (Skin conditioner + Smoother). Their shaving set has SLEEK (Pre-shave + Shave Cream), BRAVE (Aftershave + Toner), and SMOOTH (Skin Conditioner + Smoother).  Remember Kevin from the movie Home Alone after using an aftershave? Brave would have been a better option for him, don’t you think?  🙂 


A Local Buy – This is a Chicago based brand and perfect for anyone who wants to support local brands.


SLEEK 2-IN-1 Pre-Shave + Shave Cream Review:

My husband got to try this product and he liked the product. He used it as a shave cream with the wet blades and he did find that it helped him achieve a smoother closer shave. He wasn’t excited about the fact that it’s a non-foaming cream but he liked the overall effectiveness of the product. According to me, the non-foaming part is actually a plus because it doesn’t strip moisture away from your skin so it leaves your skin in a better condition and helps achieve a much softer, smoother and younger looking complexion in the long run. It takes a while to get used to a non-sudsing or low sudsing skincare product but the benefits are totally worth it and you will eventually get used to feel of a non-foaming product on your skin.

Key Ingredients in SLEEK: Marigold (wound healing, great for oily and sensitive skin), Blueberry Extract (antioxidants, collagen booster), Cupuassa Butter (soothes and softens facial hair and skin.

Paraben Free, Alcohol Free, Chemical Free, No Fragrances, No Dyes. 


To buy Solo Noir products, head over to Locallux


What do you think of the product review? Would you buy SOLO NOIR products? Please leave your comments below 🙂


Note: This product was sent to me as a gift for review consideration. 


“Make it simple, but significant.”

Don Draper



Heel in Mint

  20 comments for “Heal-in Brand: Solo Noir For Men

  1. September 18, 2014 at 1:27 am

    I love what it’s NOT made of! HAHAHA I think that is so awesome and what a beauty treat for me. Shaving can be aggravating to the skin of men. Now if they could make something for women. Excellent product!

    • September 19, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks for sharing your views Kim! So agree with you. I would love it if they came out with a line for women. Products with good safe ingredients are not easy to find. 🙂 xx

  2. September 18, 2014 at 2:37 am

    This sounds like a really cool line from the names to the ingredients. My husband wouldn’t be used to the low suds factor, but I like it!

    little luxury list formerly Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    • September 19, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      It is, isn’t it? I love the names as well and so glad to see an organic skincare line specifically made for men. Not many think of men when it comes to fashion and skincare.. It’s about time someone did. My husband was not so excited about the low sudsing factor but I think it’s just a matter of getting used to it. I personally prefer low sudsing gentle ones.:) xx

  3. September 18, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Nice review!!!
    Have a good week!!! my g+ for your post!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

    • September 19, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks Marcela! Glad you liked the review 🙂 xx

    • October 5, 2014 at 12:43 am

      What is your face/skin care routine?I often suffer from spots and am wondering what your face and body skin care routine is, daily/weekly. I only really use moisturiser on my body every once in a while after bathing and only use face wipes on my face before I go to bed and when I wake up. I have never ue anything else and have never exfoliated or anything else except used nivea moisturiser. What are your routines.Thanks x

  4. September 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I really like that this product is natural and organic and the packaging would look nice in any bathroom. After trying a non foaming shaving cream recently, I would agree with your husband’s assessment that it leaves your skin better moisturized and I felt it gave a closer shave as well.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • September 19, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks for sharing your views Rowena! Agree on non-foaming products leaving skin in better condition. I find that true with hair shampoos and body soaps as well. Foaming products give you that squeaky clean feeling at first but will eventually lead to dull rough brittle hair or dry skin that’ll end up producing more oil. During my teens and twenties, I would spend so much effort on stripping moisture out of my skin and hair but now I use all kinds of oil on my face, body and hair every day! I have better skin and hair now than I did during my twenties. No more crazy breakouts!

  5. Amy K
    September 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I have never heard of this product, I may want to use it for myself!

    I have a new blog! You blog is one of my favorites that I followed with my old blog. My hope is that we will continue to follow each other with my new blog/profile.

    Much Love,
    Amy K

    • September 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      I would love to have a product like this for women but in a bigger bottle. This might end up being too expensive for women because the quantity is not enough for the price. Hope the founder will read this and come out with a line specifically for women.

      Thanks for following my blog and for the lovely comments. I’ll be going through yours and following you back. I do remember you from your previous blog 🙂 xx

      • October 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm

        I just bought that product and love it! Instead of shaving every 3 days or so, I just give my legs a daily run over and I’m good to go! Hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Reb

        • October 5, 2014 at 2:44 am

          That’s good to know. Glad you liked the product and thanks for sharing your views on the product here 🙂

  6. September 23, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Great review, thanks for the heads up! Will have to get this for the hubs to try out.

    • September 27, 2014 at 1:49 am

      Thanks Elly. Do try them out because they are pretty good and there aren’t many products like these for men on the market today. 🙂

  7. Lia
    September 23, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Wonderful review! I’ve been thinking about gifting this for my male friends this holiday season. I’m not yet sure which product of Solo Noir I’ll be gifting, but this sure has moved to the top of my list now!

    • September 27, 2014 at 1:48 am

      Thanks Lia! They have sets for cleansing and shaving that I think make great gifts. Plus, the guys get to try something that is safe and nontoxic for them. What can be better than that for showing how much we care? 🙂

  8. October 2, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I hadn’t heard of this brand and I love it because it’s so important for men to take care of their skin too. It’s cool that it’s based in Chicago too, one of my favorite cities. 🙂


    • October 5, 2014 at 2:52 am

      Chicago is a great city and I’m glad to hear it’s one of your favorite cities. Agree.. Men need to take care of their skin too and a natural one is always a better option IMO. With so many crazy modern diseases, it’s always to be on the safer side. Glad to see you here Dale. Hope you’re doing well 🙂

  9. yt
    November 13, 2014 at 12:59 am

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