The Only Way is North

Founded in 1990, by Jim Miller, California North set out to bring cruelty free skincare products and fragrances to the world. Developed in Sausalito, California, the brand deliver high quality products internationally through, export, individual retailers and professional spas.

As a fan of skincare and fragrance I jumped at the opportunity to try something new and review their products. Today I will be reviewing a mix of their skincare products and fragrances.



California North Four Fragrance Sampler

Perfect for travel and in slick, silver packaging, the sampler pack has fragrances appealing to both men and women along with a more unisex scent.

Starting with the Richardson Bay Spray. After mere minutes of settling, there is a fresh yet smokey scent. The brand themselves are bang on with their description of a bonfire on the beach. I get a slight incense type of scent, which I personally am a fan of anyway but really love in this fragrance.

Soft, subtle, clean with a floral hint is what springs to mind when I think of O2xygen Eau de Toilette for Women. This fragrance is one that becomes more floral and appealing the longer it sits on the skin.

With O2xygen Eau de Toilette for Men there is a clean and outdoorsy feel about it complementing the smell that resembles Parma Violets. The longer is sits on my skin, the more I want to keep smelling it.

Last but not least, we have the California North Eau de Toilette. There is a masculinity about it. There are smokey and woody notes that hit the nose and grab my attention. Don’t get me wrong, California North Eau de Toilette isn’t overpowering and in your face, but there’s something about it that keeps your attention in a subtle, sexy way.

The California North Four Fragrance Sampler*, $19.00, is available at California North.


California North Shave and After-Shave Care

Suitable for both the face and legs, the California North Razor Shave Cream has been designed to condition the skin whilst helping the razor glide across the skin. Formulated with aloe, calendula, sage and witch hazel, the shave cream awakens the senses thanks to the light citrus aroma. With an FHM award for Best Shaving Cream under its belt, this product is ultra-hydrating and is a unique foamless cream. The product feels just like a moisturiser and thanks to it being foamless, allows for you to see a bit more of what you’re doing.

Designed to lubricate and condition the skin during electric shaving, the California North Electric Glide Formula is a product that is a nifty helping hand. Electric shaving can irritate the skin, like wet shaving can, but the skin can be left feeling more tender due to it being dry at the time. The Electric Glide Formula changes that. It smells incredible thanks to the lemongrass, myrtle, and verbena and thanks to the Vitamin E actually protects alongside the delightful aroma.

CALIFORNIA NORTH AFTER SHAVE CARE (ASC)

  • A LIGHTWEIGHT, NON-GREASY, INSTANTLY ABSORBING AFTER SHAVE LOTION.
  • DESIGNED TO DESENSITIZE RAZOR BURN AND CONDITION SKIN.
  • FORMULATED WITH ALPHA HYDROXY ACID TO PULL AWAY DEAD SKIN CELLS AND CLOSE PORES.
  • TEA LEAF EXTRACT TO SOOTH, AND VITAMIN E TO CONDITION SKIN.
  • A LIGHT CITRUS SCENT PROVIDES A CLEAN, INVIGORATING EXPERIENCE.
  • AMERICAN MADE IN CALIFORNIA

OUR LIGHTWEIGHT, INSTANTLY ABSORBING, AFTER SHAVE BALM FOR ALL SKIN TYPES. FEATURING VITAMIN E AND TEA LEAF EXTRACT TO SOOTH AND HEAL WHILE ALPHA HYDROXY REMOVES DEAD SKIN CELLS FOR A CLEANER, HEALTHIER LOOK.

SKINCARE RIGHT WHEN YOU NEED IT FOR FACE AND BODY IN OUR SIGNATURE AIRY CITRUS SCENT.

INSTRUCTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS

NON-GREASY, ABSORBS INSTANTLY. CONTAINS AHA’S AND SOOTHING PLANT EXTRACTS. APPLY AFTER SHAVING FOR FACE AND LEGS. USE ALSO ON FOREHEAD, NECK, AND ARMS.

IF THE PRODUCT ENTERS THE EYE, WASH OUT THOROUGHLY WITH PLENTY OF CLEAN WATER.

 

The California North Razor Shave Cream*, Electric Glide Formula* and After Shave Care* are available at California North.


California North Skincare

CALIFORNIA NORTH ACTION MOISTURIZER (AMO)

  • HIGHLY ADVANCED NON-GREASY COMPLETE BODY MOISTURIZER.
  • SOOTHING PLANT EXTRACTS TO DEFEAT DRY-WEATHERED SKIN.
  • VERSATILE, GO ANYWHERE, DO ANYTHING EASILY-ABSORBED MOISTURIZER FOR ALL CLIMATES AND ALL SKIN TYPES.
  • AMERICAN MADE IN CALIFORNIA

COMBINING THE BEST OF SCIENCE AND NATURE, FEATURING ALPHA HYDROXY ACID TO REMOVE DEAD SKIN CELLS, CALENDULA, GERANIUM, HOPS, LEMON EXTRACT, SAGE, SHEA BUTTER, AND VITAMIN E TO NOURISH AND HEAL SKIN. A PLEASANT ORGANIC CITRUS SCENT ENERGIZES, CREATING AN INVIGORATING EXPERIENCE FOR THE SENSES. CALIFORNIA NORTH ACTION MOISTURIZER IS YOUR ONE-STOP MOISTURIZER TO HEAL, SOOTH, NOURISH AND REJUVENATE.

THE PERFECT MOISTURIZER FOR DRY SKIN. A GREAT MOISTURIZER FOR SENSITIVE SKIN. FANTASTIC MOISTURIZER FOR OILY SKIN THROUGH THE USE OF ALPHA HYDROXY TO NEUTRALIZE AND WIPE AWAY DEBRIS. DESIGNED TO BE YOUR OVERALL GO-TO MOISTURIZING BODY LOTION FOR ALL SKIN TYPES. NO MATTER WHAT YOUR SKIN TYPE, ACTION MOISTURIZER WORKS TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.

CALIFORNIA NORTH GELSKIN WASH (GSW)

ALOE, CHAMOMILE, CUCUMBER, NETTLE, ROSE HIPS, ROSEMARY, SAGE, WITCH HAZEL

  • INVIGORATING BODY WASH EXPERIENCE WITH ANTIOXIDANTS.
  • RICH NATURAL BOTANICAL CLEANSERS AND A DELIGHTFULLY CLEAN LIGHT CITRUS AROMA.
  • NON-ABRASIVE, BEST SELLING FORMULA.
  • AMERICAN MADE IN CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA NORTH GELSKIN WASH FEATURES AN OIL-FREE, ANTIOXIDANT-RICH FACE AND BODY CLEANSING FORMULA THAT DISSOLVES DIRT AND EXCESS OILS TO EFFECTIVELY CLEAR SKIN. THE NON-ABRASIVE FORMULA IS GENTLE ON SKIN, WORKING TO PULL AWAY DEAD SKIN CELLS AND DEBRIS WHILE MOISTURIZING AND SOOTHING VIA BOTANICAL EXTRACTS INCLUDING ALOE, CHAMOMILLE, CUCUMBER, NETTLE, ROSEMARY, SAGE AND CITRUS. A PERFECT REPLACEMENT FOR SKIN-DRYING SOAPS AND SHOWER GELS.

The California North Gelskin Wash* and Action Moisturiser* is available at California North.


California North Self Tanner

CALIFORNIA NORTH SELF TANNER (SLT)

  • INSPIRED BY CARIBBEAN BEACHES.
  • DESIGNED TO OUTPERFORM THE REST.
  • OUR EXCLUSIVE SELF TANNING FORMULA CREATES A NATURAL LOOKING TAN WITHOUT THE ILL EFFECTS OF BRONZERS.
  • NO CAROTENE. NO STREAKING. NO STAINS.
  • AMERICAN MADE IN CALIFORNIA

PACKED WITH NATURAL INGREDIENTS INCLUDING ALLANTOIN, ALOE, NETTLE, ROSEMARY, SAFFLOWER, SAGE, SESAME, VITAMIN A AND VITAMIN E, CALIFORNIA NORTH SELF TANNER NOT ONLY PROVIDES AN EXCEPTIONAL TAN, IT ALSO WORKS TO NOURISH AND CONDITION YOUR SKIN. OUR NATURAL SUGAR-BASED TANNING INGREDIENT GRADUALLY AND NATURALLY TANS WITHOUT CAROTENE OR BRONZERS. SELF TANNER APPLIES AS A LOTION AND GRADUALLY WORKS TO DARKEN YOUR SKIN. THE MORE LAYERS YOU APPLY, THE DARKER THE SHADE. A NATURAL LOOKING TAN THROUGH A UNIQUELY SIMPLE APPROACH.

The California North Self Tanner* is available at California North.

Photography by Jack Bradley

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