Menthol – How It Works To Cool The Skin

ice

Like many wet shavers, I love menthol. I never had exposure to mentholated shaving cream until I returned to wet shaving, as canned foam was my choice. It’s cooling, refreshing, and great for summertime heat. The first mentholated cream I tried, Proraso green, overwhelmed me. I thought it was too chilling.  Now, I use products like Vostok, and Yeti Snot, and don’t find Proraso bracing at all.  Obviously that sounds like tolerance to a substance, so I began investigating it’s chemistry, and pharmacology.

How To Shave When Traveling

travel luggage

  Shaving while traveling is all about compromise. Maybe you can’t take your regular shaving kit because it’s size, or its weight, or it’s cost. But even if you can take your regular kit you still may not get the same results on the road because of environmental changes. Let’s take a look at some shaving products specifically made for travel, along with strategies for getting a good shave when you’re not at home.

Shaving Mugs And Scuttles – What You Need To Know

vintage soap scuttle

There seems to be increasing interest in shaving mugs and scuttles.  And with good reason: some are built so that lather stays warm during the shave, providing a more luxurious experience.  Others are meant to show off some aspect of the shave…or the shaver.  But there are quite a few styles, new and vintage.  Let’s see if we can make sense of the different varieties and what they are used for with this introduction to shaving mugs and scuttles.

Bevel

bevel kit

Bevel is a new brand of shaving products, including their own DE razor, that is specifically targeted to men of color but is useful for any shaver.  They sent me a sample set to try.

Proraso

proraso

This article is not a sponsored post.  I am just a fan of Proraso–both the products and the company.