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International Friendship Day - Benefits Of A Bromance

International Friendship Day - Benefits Of A Bromance

When times are tough, and we’re going through stuff, we all need someone to confide in, to talk to, and a problem shared with wise friends who are there to listen really can be a problem halved. Saturday 30th July is International Friendship Day; check out five ways a man crush can improve your life.
Care About Your Hair

Care About Your Hair

More and more men are taking notice of their hair as an important part of their overall look and just like anything we care about; it needs our attention. The cut, the style, the products are all cool things we must consider when we’re investing in our hair care, but more than anything, the health of our hair is the first thing that needs our attention.
Leap Into A New You

Leap Into A New You

If you're not sure about where to start or how to put a skin-care routine together (no judgment here), or maybe you're simply looking to brush up on the basics, let’s take a look at a simple and easy skincare routine, which you can start today.
Top Tips To Improve Your Skin

Top Tips To Improve Your Skin

Our face is the first thing people see when they meet us, it’s our brand, so of course, we want it to look good, and having great skin will make that lasting impression. With these 8 tips, you’ll glow in a way you never knew was possible. Read on to learn the ways you can look after your skin… and your looks.
Eyes Wide Open - The Face Of Depression

Eyes Wide Open - The Face Of Depression

It’s okay not to be okay. We all know this by now, right? We must start valuing our mental health. It’s more than a weakness you can snap out of, and it’s more than a bout of the blues. Depression is a battle that can’t be fought alone. 
Beginners Guide To Beards

Beginners Guide To Beards

Making the choice to grow a beard is a strong one, it’s a time of rediscovery. Men are at last finding the freedom to look, style and dress in a way that makes them feel themselves. Start by discovering how to look after and maintain your chosen beard style. 
Signs Of Mental Health Symptoms

Signs Of Mental Health Symptoms

1 in 5 people in the UK will experience a mental health disorder. It’s important to learn the signs that could indicate you may be struggling. There’s no test but educating yourself on what to look out for and knowing when you need to reach out for help is a must for everyone.
Protect Yourself - Looking After and Understanding Your Mental Health

Protect Yourself - Looking After and Understanding Your Mental Health

In a world like ours, with the media, social channels, work, technology, and life in general, we are faced with regular mental health challenges. Here's a few we need to be aware of and why taking care of your mental health needs to be your top priority. Get the help you need as early as possible for the best recovery outcomes and talk to someone. A problem shared is a problem halved.
'Dadvice' For New Father's

'Dadvice' For New Father's

In the UK, depression affects one in 10 new dads between the first trimester and the year after the baby’s birth. Any parent will tell you that raising children is one of the biggest, most rewarding challenges you’ll face in life. Still, it’s also one of the absolute hardest things you will ever do. Here's some advice for all those new dads out there. 
Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide

Do you find it difficult to buy your dad gifts? Has he already got everything? Discover our skincare gifts for dad, or the fatherly figure in your life, and help up his skincare game with products he'll want to try out this Father's Day and always. 
Make Yourself Available - International Men's Health Week

Make Yourself Available - International Men's Health Week

On the 13th - 19th of June, the world celebrates International Men's Health Week, which focuses not just on physical health but also men's mental health and emotional wellbeing. This is a time for us all to bring awareness to health issues that specifically affect men and focus on becoming aware of any constraints and problems.
International Being You Day

International Being You Day

International Being You Day invites you to celebrate being you. Today, you need to look beyond the projections of society and explore what it means to truly be you, beyond the search and need for perfection. It is a day to celebrate the beauty of you and your uniqueness, flaws, capabilities, and what you bring to this world.  
Mental Health Awareness Month - Start Climbing Towards A New You

Mental Health Awareness Month - Start Climbing Towards A New You

In the UK, one in four adults suffers from at least one mental health illness. For us to deal with all the stressors life throws at us, good mental health is essential to help us cope. If we want to survive this period of our lives unscathed, we must start by looking after and looking out for ourselves.
International Day Of Families

International Day Of Families

Numerous studies have shown that social relationships, in particular family relationships, can affect our mental health, both short term and long term. Depending on the nature of these relationships with our families, our mental health can be enhanced or depleted. Family Day celebrates the importance of connecting with others, blood or not. So take this opportunity to revisit your relationships and decide what needs attention.
Look Good, Feel Great

Look Good, Feel Great

It’s an age-old expression but a true one. When you look good, you feel good. Self-esteem is linked to so many characteristics that make up your personality. Your emotions thought processes, values, goals, relationships, and body language can damage the potential of the person you could be.
Dear Mind...Let's Talk.

Dear Mind...Let's Talk.

They say talking to yourself is a sign of a mental health condition, but we all do it; sometimes, it feels like it’s only us that listens, like we’re the only ones that are there. But learning to reach out and make that first move is all it takes, that’s the hardest part of recovery, the rest will follow. Give it a go, try writing an honest letter to yourself... just like this one.
Suit The Skin You’re In - Stereotype Conversations

Suit The Skin You’re In - Stereotype Conversations

We believe men are men, no matter what attributes make up their physical appearance. Beard, clean-shaven, long hair, bald, it really makes no difference. All men have skin which needs to be looked after, body and face, and we at MESOA have made it our challenge to change the face of the stereotypical.
Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, and we at MESOA are here to help you recognise stress and learn how to improve your ability to handle it. Here are some multi-pronged, practical strategies for managing stress when times are tough.
Back To Basics

Back To Basics

Here at MESOA, we’re all about education and helping you guys get set up with the best grooming routine to maximise those good looks. So whether you’re a pro at pampering yourself or you’re just starting out, MESOA can help find you the perfect natural products suited to your skin type.
How To Apply A Moisturiser

How To Apply A Moisturiser

MESOA Skincare making it easy. Let’s take it back to basics. MESOA How To Videos which will help you get your basic skincare and grooming regime on point.  This is 'How To Apply A Moisturiser' - featuring MESOA Revitalising Moisturiser.
World Health Day 2022

World Health Day 2022

World Health Day is celebrated around the globe on April 7th every year. It’s a day for questioning our health, comfort, security, and welfare. Diseases like cancer, asthma and heart disease are on the rise, as are anxiety, stress, and depression, all of which we want to avoid at all costs, so knowing our body and mind and what we can do to protect them is key.
Beat The Skincare Stereotype - Stereotype Conversations

Beat The Skincare Stereotype - Stereotype Conversations

Men have been conditioned to believe that skincare products or beauty products are for the ladies only, that males can’t use these products for fear of judgement, but men have skin too, and we should also be concerned with personal care, hygiene, and grooming.
Psychology of Self-Care

Psychology of Self-Care

Self-care is the mindful taking of time to pay attention to yourself, ensuring you are being cared for by yourself. Incorporating self-care routines into your everyday life helps serve as an armour to protect the energy you need to survive and thrive.Psychological self-care involves learning, thinking, and growing based on activities that might include personal and professional development.
World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day

World Bipolar Day is here on March 30 every year, on the birthday of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, one of the most influential artists whose creativity was paralleled with his mental illness, bipolar disorder. With the help available via many organisations, recovery is possible for people who suffer from bipolar. Here’s what else you can do alongside your treatment plan.
How To Apply A Face Wash

How To Apply A Face Wash

MESOA Skincare making it easy. Let’s take it back to basics. MESOA How To Videos which will help you get your basic skincare and grooming regime on point. This is 'How to Apply A Face Wash' - featuring MESOA Cleansing Face Wash.
How Apply A Beard Oil

How Apply A Beard Oil

MESOA Skincare making it easy. Let’s take it back to basics. MESOA How To Videos which will help you get your basic skincare and grooming regime on point. This is 'How To Apply A Beard Oil' - featuring MESOA Rejuvenating Beard Oil.
How To Look After Your Beard In Three Steps

How To Look After Your Beard In Three Steps

MESOA Skincare making it easy. Let’s take it back to basics.  MESOA How To Videos which will help you get your basic skincare and grooming regime on point.  This is 'How To Look After Your Beard In Three Steps' - featuring MESOA Three and Easy: Beard Routine.
How To Care For Your Hair In 3 Easy Steps

How To Care For Your Hair In 3 Easy Steps

MESOA Skincare making it easy. Let’s take it back to basics. MESOA How To Videos which will help you get your basic skincare and grooming regime on point. This is 'How To Care For Your Hair In 3 Easy Steps' - featuring The MESOA Headset Routine.
How To Look After Your Beard AND Skin In Four Steps

How To Look After Your Beard AND Skin In Four Steps

MESOA Skincare making it easy. Let’s take it back to basics. MESOA How To Videos which will help you get your basic skincare and grooming regime on point. This is 'How To Look After Your Beard AND Skin In Four Steps' - featuring The MESOA FourFace: Beard Routine.
How To Use An Exfoliant

How To Use An Exfoliant

MESOA Skincare making it easy. Let’s take it back to basics. MESOA How To Videos which will help you get your basic skincare and grooming regime on point. This is 'How To Use An Exfoliant' - featuring MESOA Deep Cleansing Exfoliant.
How To Achieve The Ultimate Shower Routine

How To Achieve The Ultimate Shower Routine

MESOA Skincare making it easy. Let’s take it back to basics. MESOA How To Videos which will help you get your basic skincare and grooming regime on point. This is 'How To Achieve The Ultimate Shower Routine' - featuring The MESOA Power Shower Routine. 
How To Use A Shampoo And Conditioner

How To Use A Shampoo And Conditioner

MESOA Skincare making it easy. Let’s take it back to basics. MESOA How To Videos which will help you get your basic skincare and grooming regime on point. This 'How To Use a Shampoo And Conditioner' - featuring MESOA Revive Moisture Shampoo and Deep Moisture Conditioner.
Time To Question Yourself

Time To Question Yourself

Sit down and grab a cuppa, then come back to this one. When do we, as busy people, actually take the time to question ourselves? To ask ourselves how we’re doing, how we’re feeling, where we’re heading? Questions have power, great power. Asking deep questions to yourself will get you profound answers that could change the path you are on and, therefore, your life.
International Day of Happiness – Find Yours

International Day of Happiness – Find Yours

March 20th is the UN International Day of Happiness. With our world facing unprecedented challenges, wellbeing matters now more than ever. The day aims to celebrate happiness worldwide, inspiring people to spread positivity and smiles. Happiness on a personal level will make your days better and add significant value to your life.
World Sleep Day - Embrace Your Superpower

World Sleep Day - Embrace Your Superpower

A good night’s sleep has massive benefits and is vital for maintaining good mental and physical health: good skin, healthier, happier, slimmer, cleverer… all the wins for a modern man. Take a look at some simple ways you can get the best night’s sleep.
Self-Care As A Foundation For Men’s Mental Health

Self-Care As A Foundation For Men’s Mental Health

As part of their ongoing efforts to educate every Human of Humānery on all things self-care and empowerment, they invited us to share a few insights on the very real challenges facing men’s mental health, self-esteem, and the value of incorporating skincare into a daily self-care routine.
World Teen Mental Wellness Day

World Teen Mental Wellness Day

World Teen Mental Wellness Day, a day observed across the globe that aims to raise awareness about the mental health issues that teenagers deal with. As a parent, family member or friend, there are many things we can do to help our teenagers if they are experiencing issues and ensure their mental health stays positive.
Prepping For A Night Out

Prepping For A Night Out

So, you know where you’re going, who with and what you’re wearing… but are your looks ready for a big night out?
Activities That Make You Feel Great

Activities That Make You Feel Great

Our emotional and mental wellbeing is everything, and happiness makes up for a very big part of that, improving our overall health. So being happy makes us feel great. Check out some simple things that you can take on, which are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Feeling And Building Confidence

Feeling And Building Confidence

I’m pretty sure we all have those times when we wish we were a little more confident. Being a confident person has a lot to do with how you view yourself. Negative thoughts will lead to a dip in your confidence whether you’re a young man or a bit more mature.  Let’s jump into a few ideas that can help you find confidence.  
Managing Acne

Managing Acne

Most of us have had a relationship with acne, and they are not great partners! In this situation, we must decide whether to accept it and wave the white flag or kick up a fuss and take action!
Skin Nourishment From Within

Skin Nourishment From Within

You are what you eat. An oldie but a goodie! Do you want your skin to look its best? If you’re looking at adding nutrients, the first step is checking your plate. Beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within.
Getting Out Of A Rut

Getting Out Of A Rut

Life can be monotonous, right? Doing the same things, frustrated, emotionally stuck, treading water, just one step in front of the other with no feeling of purpose. Please remember that you are not the only person who has ever felt this way, we’ve all been there. It’s not uncommon. When we find ourselves in this situation we can do things to help us get unstuck, to help us get our mojo back!
Hair Basics: Wash & Style

Hair Basics: Wash & Style

It’s so important to treat your hair as you would your skin, with the close attention it deserves. At MESOA, our range of hair care products are suitable for all hair types, so that’s the first piece of the puzzle sorted, the next is which MESOA premium products to go for!
What Advice Would I Give To My Son? A Mental Health Nurse Perspective by Vince Regan

What Advice Would I Give To My Son? A Mental Health Nurse Perspective by Vince Regan

Every day I speak with men who are struggling and through my career I have supported people at their most unwell and I have sadly been around people who have taken their life. Therefore, if there is something I can do to raise awareness, get men to speak up, feel better about themselves and improve their mental wellbeing, I will do my best.
The Ultimate Beard Grooming Kit

The Ultimate Beard Grooming Kit

If you’re serious about your beard, you’ll want to make sure you have the right products to get it looking sharp! No matter it’s length or thickness, or colour, there isn’t a beard that wouldn’t benefit from the MESOA complete beard grooming kit. 
My Mental Health Journey - by Rhys Williams-Way

My Mental Health Journey - by Rhys Williams-Way

From someone who was strong, pretty good at hiding emotion and never affected by any type  of mental health issues. To almost over night having to re-evaluate so many things in my life. Taking a step back, looking at my life and how a couple of significant life experiences affected me in such a big way.
Time To Talk

Time To Talk

Let’s be honest, we all have mental health issues. If you’re unsure on how to start that first conversation about mental health, here are a few tips. Open your heart and your voice today and always. Just talk. A problem shared really is a problem halved.
Challenging For Positive Change - Alix Popham Interview

Challenging For Positive Change - Alix Popham Interview

We sat down with Alix Popham, former Wales International back-rower to discuss health, rugby, bike challenges and the future. In this video, Alix talks about how the diagnosis changed his live, what’s happened since and how we can all get involved in raising awareness.
The Benefits Of Using A Moisturiser Everyday

The Benefits Of Using A Moisturiser Everyday

Moisturising is a step that many men skip, but if you don’t follow the proper skin care regime steps, your face will not thank you later. Leaving moisturiser out of your routine can lead to deeper wrinkles as you age, your skin can become very dry, which over time will be harder to replenish, plus inflammation of the skin can occur. 
Shower Gel Your Skin Will Benefit From

Shower Gel Your Skin Will Benefit From

When there’s talk about being healthy, the first thing we think of is our eating habits and exercise, but there’s more to it than that, what about healthy skin? Soaps and shower gels have one purpose, to clean our skin. However, often they contain a huge number of chemicals, which are not needed. 
Feeling Good In The New Year

Feeling Good In The New Year

New month, new year, new start! How fresh are you feeling going into the new year? Have you written up your resolutions - they must mean something to you, they must have an effect on you and your life. They must be made for you, and not for anyone else. We want to push and improve ourselves for us, for our benefit not for all those people that are watching from the sidelines. 
Ways To Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Ways To Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs are extremely common for those of us that shave regularly and shave close, plus if you have curly hair, you have more chance of ingrown hairs being an issue around your beard and jawbone area. However, they can appear anywhere you shave, including below the belt. Check out some premium MESOA products you can add to your daily routine to help eliminate and prevent ingrown hairs.
New Year, New Routine.

New Year, New Routine.

The new year is a time to collect all your thoughts on your future plans and goals, and a future you and get stuck into making them a reality! A must for any time of the year is working out your skin care routine, a routine that will stand by your side, protect you, and support you every day of the year. Something you can always rely on to make you feel good!
Affirmations: What They Are And How They Can Benefit You - by Aaron, Brotectors

Affirmations: What They Are And How They Can Benefit You - by Aaron, Brotectors

A big part of keeping our wellbeing and mental health in check is how we speak to ourselves, our inner voice. Our self-talk plays a huge role in how we view ourselves and how we prepare ourselves for a situation. Affirmations are quite simply statements that we make, they can be statements that we think, say, or even journal. You can think of them as a power statement that is able to motivate and keep your mind clear of negative thoughts and help kick start you into action.
What To Take In Your Weekend Wash Bag

What To Take In Your Weekend Wash Bag

2021, wow. Enough said. Now that the world is starting to reopen, we can begin to travel once more, be that to a different country or within our own. Wherever your trip may take you, you’re going to need your wash bag as your travel companion to keep clean and fresh while you’re out of town, and boy, have we got the perfect premium products to fill it up!
Head-to-Toe Care With MESOA

Head-to-Toe Care With MESOA

Take care of yourself today to prevent problems tomorrow. The full MESOA range has something for everyone and will get you the full experience of self-care. Pamper yourself at home with this effortless head-to-toe skincare and haircare guide.
Perfecting Your Grooming Routine

Perfecting Your Grooming Routine

We're all pretty adapted to our usual routines, right? You might think you’ve covered all bases. But, instead of making some pesky grooming mistakes along the way, let's dispel some common grooming myths with a quick true or false assessment!
Understanding Male Skin

Understanding Male Skin

We all want healthy skin. That feeling of smoothness and softness. No one wants itchy, spotty, patchy skin. Plus, we don’t want to age. We want to look as young as we can for as long as we can, and as well as looking after our bodies on the inside, we must also pay attention to the outside.
The Benefits Of Having A Routine

The Benefits Of Having A Routine

When you step back and really think about your day, it can be overwhelming, right?What can we introduce to our daily life that will make the whole thing run smoother? We’ll still have the chores to do but how can we make sure they don’t influence us mentally? Routine, that’s how. 
The Winter Darkness by Aaron Corria, Brotectors

The Winter Darkness by Aaron Corria, Brotectors

And just like 2021 is drawing to an end, the clocks have turned back and it’s dark by the time you leave work. As we all begin to adapt to the cold mornings and dark evenings, it’s important to be mindful of how the changing of seasons can affect our mental health and how we feel about ourselves. Here are some of the signs to look out for.
How To Stop Snoozing and Start Re-Energising

How To Stop Snoozing and Start Re-Energising

We know how tough mornings can be, and some days your head feels like it's glued to the pillow and all you want to do is bury yourself underneath the duvet. Here are our top three lifestyle tips and favourite three skincare hacks to make mornings just that little bit easier.
How To Avoid Common Grooming Mistakes

How To Avoid Common Grooming Mistakes

We’re all pretty adapted to our routine, we’ve been doing it for a while, we know the game plan…. Or do we? You shower, shave, wash your face, gel your hair, and you’re done, but is there a trick you’re missing in the aim to be the fully groomed modern man?
Post Workout Care

Post Workout Care

We all know that working out is good for us, for our body, our health, and our mental health too. However, an annoying side factor is that bacteria will be surrounding you during a session, especially if you’re in the gym with other people sweating their asses off too! But there’s a whole heap of stuff you can do post workout to look after your skin and your hair, which will match that super fit body you’re working on!
Tips To Relieve Stress

Tips To Relieve Stress

In 2021, it has been proved that stress has become a major part of modern-day life and a considerable factor in our mental health. We all know stress can be harmful, it presses biological buttons involuntary inside us, which can make our moods change quickly and drastically, but it can be different, we can change this, we can counterattack. Take a look at the top 10 tips that the MESOA team recommend for fighting back against stress.
We've Won A Pure Beauty Award!

We've Won A Pure Beauty Award!

The 20th Anniversary London Pure Beauty Awards were held last week, and MESOA walked away with Silver for Best New Male Body Care Product! The awards celebrate outstanding beauty and skincare products, and this year our Peppermint & Tea Tree Invigorating Shower Gel was tested and reviewed by the Pure Beauty Editorial Team, who clearly fell in love with the refreshing scent plus the natural ingredients used to create this vegan-friendly, caffeine-free, alcohol-free, silicon-free supercharged shower gel.
Brotectors BroBox Project 1.0 - by Aaron Corria

Brotectors BroBox Project 1.0 - by Aaron Corria

12 weeks ago, Brotectors began a new project called BroBox. This project was to combine physical exercise through boxing training and creating a support network for local men in the community. 12 weeks ago, 6 men who were all strangers were taught the basic skills of boxing and put through their paces.
What A Hair Clay Can Do For You

What A Hair Clay Can Do For You

Let's be real, good hair days don't come as often as we'd like, but a reworkable clay makes running your fingers through your hair easy, giving you a relaxed, effortless, natural look without that stiff, locked in style.
Why A Beard Brush Will Step Up Your Beard Game

Why A Beard Brush Will Step Up Your Beard Game

If you're serious about keeping your beard in check, in top condition with a sleek groomed style, a beard brush is your best friend. It's important to treat the hair on your face as you would the hair on your head, so regular brushing, maintenance and attention is key.
Why Your Hair Needs Shampoo & Conditioner

Why Your Hair Needs Shampoo & Conditioner

We know it's the easier option to use the same 5-in-1 product to wash your hair, body and face but, for the sake of one extra step, the benefits of using dedicated hair care products are HUGE. Our range of shampoos and conditioners offer premium haircare without the premium price tag.
The Importance of Using a Great Shaving Gel

The Importance of Using a Great Shaving Gel

Whether you're an everyday or an ever-now-and-again kind of shaver, protecting your skin when you shave is crucial for preventing razor burn and maintaining a smooth complexion.
Understanding Your Skin: Blackheads vs. Whiteheads

Understanding Your Skin: Blackheads vs. Whiteheads

You may have read our previous blog post on identifying your skin type - and in this blog post, we’re looking at blackheads and whiteheads – what they are, where they’ve come from and why they’re there.
Finding The Missing Piece - By Sam Andrews for BroBox by Brotectors

Finding The Missing Piece - By Sam Andrews for BroBox by Brotectors

I always thought that being a man was about being strong, not showing fear, handling your issues by yourself without a complaint and under absolutely no circumstances show that you are struggling. In my twenties, I realised I wasn't that guy, and that is when my mental health issues began to start. 
Why You Need A MESOA Subscription

Why You Need A MESOA Subscription

Our subscription service is the ultimate convenient skincare. All you need to do is sign up, select your products and delivery preferences and as if by magic, your MESOA goodies will arrive, regular as clockwork. And, as an added benefit to signing up, you save 30% on our regular prices.
Why You Need To Use A Face Wash Everyday

Why You Need To Use A Face Wash Everyday

We've said it before, and we'll say it again – it's so important that you take care of your skin. In fact, one of our main aims is to encourage men of all ages to adopt a skincare routine to help them look good and feel amazing. Today we're taking it back to basics and looking at why it's so important to use a face wash every day.
Keeping Skin Hydrated

Keeping Skin Hydrated

Keeping your skin hydrated is essential all year round. But, as we head into the winter months, it becomes even more important.
Normalising The Conversation Around Men's Health

Normalising The Conversation Around Men's Health

A recent study found that men are less likely to talk about health problems and more than half would rather avoid sex, shop on the dark web or break up with their partner than seek help for erectile dysfunction.
Tips To Improve Your Mental Health - Brotectors

Tips To Improve Your Mental Health - Brotectors

When things get tough and you are struggling, it can be hard to know how to deal with it. With the help of Brotectors, we've comprised a list of tips and advice that could help you improve your mental health.
What's Your Skin Type?

What's Your Skin Type?

Chances are you don’t know what your skin type is. And with skincare products typically advertised as being suitable for dry skin, oily skin etc. it’s understandable that you might feel a bit lost when it comes to choosing what to buy. Luckily, we’re on hand to help you out with this quick guide.    
The Power Of Peppermint & Tea Tree

The Power Of Peppermint & Tea Tree

Peppermint and Tea Tree essential oils are our weapons of choice when treating and soothing skin and hair. Powerful in their own right, combined, they mean our Peppermint and Tea Tree range is all you need to leave your hair, face, and body nourished and protected.
Debunking Skincare Myths

Debunking Skincare Myths

The internet is packed with myths around skincare. So much so, it can be difficult to tell what’s fact and what’s fiction.
Not All Wrinkles Are Created Equal

Not All Wrinkles Are Created Equal

Developing wrinkles as we age is inevitable. But did you know that not all wrinkles were created equal? And that there’s lots you can do to minimise their effects? Here are our top facts on these pesky little facial features, as well as some top tips on how to best protect your skin as you age.  
Skincare Hacks All Men Should Know About

Skincare Hacks All Men Should Know About

Adopting a good skincare routine is, of course, the best way to stay on top of your skincare game. However, here are some extra tips and tricks to help your skin look extra fresh! 
Be Ready For Beard Envy

Be Ready For Beard Envy

We know what you might be thinking, ‘why on earth does my beard need its own product?!’ Well, we’re here to educate you on why this often neglected facial feature needs caring for too.
The Dangers - By Aaron Corria - Brotectors

The Dangers - By Aaron Corria - Brotectors

At Brotectors we aim to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health. By creating conditions of a safe and inclusive environment, we aim to power and educate individuals, organisations and communities through a holistic approach of support and development. 
Three Steps To Better Skin

Three Steps To Better Skin

It really is as easy as one, two, three.   It doesn't have to be complicated when it comes to skincare. And you certainly don’t need a complex and convoluted multi-step routine.  
Four Steps To The Perfect Shave

Four Steps To The Perfect Shave

This simple, four-step routine provides a closer than close shave, and a clear and smooth finish – plus a whole range of other benefits from removing excess oil and dead skin; preventing acne, blackheads and rashes; and repairing dry and damaged skin.  
Treat Your Face Right

Treat Your Face Right

Are you guilty of washing your face with shower gel as part of your skincare routine? Don't worry, we get it. We've all been there.
Understanding Our Ingredients

Understanding Our Ingredients

Your skin faces challenges every day, from shedding skin cells to the build-up of micropollutants that clog your pores.  By maintaining a great skincare routine, you can fight these challenges to keep your skin in its best condition.
How Zoom changed my life - By Brad Yearsley

How Zoom changed my life - By Brad Yearsley

It’s crazy writing this because I’m terrible with my words, but I’d go on jogs which would take me over a bridge, and I would stop some nights and consider jumping. I knew it was bad, I just didn’t know what to do.
Ten years ago today - By Matt Jones

Ten years ago today - By Matt Jones

Ten years ago today (30th June 2011), I launched Studio Tri Ltd T/A S3 Advertising. I can remember my first day, sitting in my attic in Barry Island, surrounded by dusty boxes and Christmas decorations.  
Why Men Should Exfoliate

Why Men Should Exfoliate

Life throws you challenges every day, and your skin is no exception. An exfoliant tackles these challenges, skin first.
Drugs, Partying and Dealing – By Henry Sage

Drugs, Partying and Dealing – By Henry Sage

I managed to get some money together by getting five iPhone 6’s on contract and selling them at cash convertors as new, for half the money. I then got a flat and managed to get by, by dealing. Eventually I ended up with debt, so I moved away to escape.
The Courage - by Aaron Corria - Brotectors

The Courage - by Aaron Corria - Brotectors

These were some of the statements my self talk repeated to me over and over and over. I could only escape them at the weekends where a double vodka and coke would be my medicine.
Why Men Should Use A Hair Conditioner

Why Men Should Use A Hair Conditioner

Many men overlook conditioner, thinking short, natural hair doesn't need moisture and protection. This couldn't be further from the truth as conditioning works by smoothing down these tiny cells, so your hair stays healthy and looks smooth and shiny again.
Why Men Should Moisturise

Why Men Should Moisturise

Your skin needs to be taken care of. For decades, women have used many different oils, creams and lotions, to keep their skin healthy and beautiful. Now is the time for men to do the same! 
Why a Healthy Skin Routine Is Important For Men Too

Why a Healthy Skin Routine Is Important For Men Too

The MESOA for Men range of male skin care products has been specially created to care for men’s skin. Recognising there is a difference between male and female skin and what’s needed to keep a man’s skin looking superb is what makes MESOA the stand-out brand in the market.
From Suicidal Thoughts To Working With Brotectors

From Suicidal Thoughts To Working With Brotectors

One day I will always remember forever, and this is what inspires me to keep pushing, I returned home from a long day at work, sat on my sofa and just burst into tears. I recall thinking I have no purpose.
My Year of Isolation - By Phil

My Year of Isolation - By Phil

I will open by saying I am in no way a professional in mental health. This is simply the story of my 2019, and how I held myself together during my year of isolation. I’m on a steady, and happy road to recovery now, taking back control of my life one step at a time. This is what helped me, and I hope it can in some way help you too.
A Difficult Transition - By Matt Jess

A Difficult Transition - By Matt Jess

Throughout my professional career I never really fully understood the issues surrounding mental health until I became affected. Playing rugby for over 17 years was a privilege and something I never took for granted. I felt as if I had been chosen, one of the lucky ones and I knew one day it would have to come to a stop. We all say that we are ready to stop, but who are we kidding? To play a sport 90% of the population do for a hobby professionally is something to be very proud of and becomes part of your DNA. 
Drink, Drugs and Football

Drink, Drugs and Football

In the mid-80s, I started going to football in London with my mates. Being the mid-80s and being a bunch of impressionable, fashion conscious 15 year-old lads about town, out for the latest thrill, the London football scene of the time was an incredibly attractive scene to get involved with; fashion, music, alcohol and violence. They were like magnets to lads like us. 
Don’t be afraid to have that conversation.

Don’t be afraid to have that conversation.

“Mental Health” We hear or see these words pretty much every day in 2019, whether it be on social media, newspaper or TV.  If I had to describe what a person with a mental health illness looked like as a teenager back in 2003 Id have described a person in a straight jacket being held down by nurses in an asylum...
LESSONS FORGED IN BATTLE - BY BEN WILLIAMS

LESSONS FORGED IN BATTLE - BY BEN WILLIAMS

So, who am I, and why do I want to help men around the world find their voice? My life journey so far has been, well, a flurry of life-changing events that have opened my eyes up to the world and who I really am. My childhood was turbulent.
IN THE PURSUIT OF RELEVANCE - BY ANTHONY THOMPSON

IN THE PURSUIT OF RELEVANCE - BY ANTHONY THOMPSON

Just a little over 2 years ago, I found myself in the trickiest and most uncomfortable situation I had ever experienced. Even more so than the numerous times I had been out on patrol and in contacts in the hot sun, eating dust – whilst trying to keep me and my brothers around me alive.
FREEDOM MACHINES - BY JAMIE HIBBARD

FREEDOM MACHINES - BY JAMIE HIBBARD

I’m into my fifth year of riding motorcycles and still believe that it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. At the time that I started to learn, I knew no one else that rode bikes. I had no point of reference for it, other than what I could get through digital connections.
MESOA: THE GROOMING BRAND THAT MEANS SOMETHING

MESOA: THE GROOMING BRAND THAT MEANS SOMETHING

As outlined in our first community post, MESOA is a grooming brand that helps the way men groom for the better – and the way they live for the better, too. But what does MESOA actually stand for? We’re glad you asked…
A PRODUCT OF OUR ENVIRONMENT

A PRODUCT OF OUR ENVIRONMENT

Ok, so you’ve learned about why MESOA was set up and what it means – but what about what we do? What about the products we make? Even though we’ve got big plans for future products, we chose to launch with only three: our EXFOLIANT, MOISTURISER and BEARD OIL. Why?
MENTAL HEALTH AND A MAN’S IMAGE - BY LUKE BRANDO

MENTAL HEALTH AND A MAN’S IMAGE - BY LUKE BRANDO

Mental Health is such a complicated topic, especially before you start adding society’s perception of it into the mix. People have historically seen the term ‘mental health’ as a fluffy or ‘invisible’ subject that isn’t worth exploring.
IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THE CONVERSATION

IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THE CONVERSATION

As men who have experienced (and continue to experience) mental health problems, we’ve had our fair share of conversations surrounding the topic here at MESOA. Conversations with each other. Conversations with family and friends. Conversations with doctors and medical professionals.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE - BY BEN GALLIVAN

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE - BY BEN GALLIVAN

It probably looked like something out of a movie. [A man lays on a hotel bed – visibly broken – with a fistful of strong painkillers in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other. The only distraction from his dark thoughts is the silent TV flickering in the corner of the room. He’s already been drinking all day, trying to work out how to get out of the hole he’s found himself in — but now he’s considering adding the drugs to the mixture and making the move a permanent one.