Bulldog was created in 2006 by Simon Duffy and Rhodri Ferrier. This up and coming brand is based in London and despite being relatively unknown in the United States, has been growing in popularity overseas. What sets Bulldog apart from its competitors is that they are able to offer reasonably priced skincare for men, while at the same time using reasonable ingredients since they’ve branded themselves a natural skincare line

The Good:

As noted before, the first thing that will jump out at your are the low prices. Bulldog isn’t afraid of lowering their cost to compete with major brands like Nivea and Neutrogena. Another huge positive are the ingredients. They use only natural or low risk synthetics and make their ingredient list very accessible on their site. Visiting the site you’ll be able to find all of the ingredients they use, if they’re synthetic or natural, and what products contain said ingredient. They also care greatly about the environment, using recyclable containers for their products. According to Bulldog, “We are currently trialing post consumer recycled plastic from milk bottles in a number of our tubes and will keep you posted on the outcome of this trial.”

The Bad:

Just because they’re willing to show the ingredients, doesn’t mean it’s all grand. Phenoxyethanol is listed as one of their ingredients and as of April 2011, nine of their products contain it. Also, their offerings are still limited. We’d like to see more products from this brand aside from basics like soaps, moisturizers, and shaving cream. Also, as of now you can only buy it at Whole Foods in the United States, with a low price and decent ingredients, it would be great to see Bulldog in drugstores across the nation.

The Truth:

Bulldog is actually pretty good, especially when you compare it to the major skin cleansing brands it’s competing with. If you don’t mind phenoxyethanol, this could be a great alternative to the mainstream brands. We just wish the ingredients were more natural than synthetic in some of their products and it was more readily available.