Stirling Soap Co. Ben Franklin Shave Soap

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I wanted to hate Stirling Soap Co.’s Ben Franklin soap! Okay, well let me explain.  I should preface this by saying any discussion of scents is always YMMV. What is precious to one man could be equivalent to “poison” for another. So take what I say next about the scent to be my own opinion.

How To Shave When Traveling

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  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.

Badger After Shave Oil

badger after shave oil

Badger After Shave Oil really surprised me. I was expecting something heavy on the skin with not much skin care benefits (aside from moisturization) based on the ingredients as it is composed mainly of essential oils. I thought, “what the heck, nothing to lose may as well give it a try!” Well, let me tell you I’m sure glad I did.

Britain’s Best Barber Shave

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Bluebeard’s Revenge (Dreadnought in North America) recently sponsored a contest to find the best barber shave in Britain.  Here is a video of the event:    

Dreadnought Post Shave Balm

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A little bit of Dreadnought Post Shave Balm definitely goes a long way! To use the often utilized vernacular… The scent of it is very fresh citrus with spice tones and fairly strong initially, as most synthetically based scents tend to be but faded to the background for the most part after 4-5 hours. I have sensitive skin so often tend to react strongly to products with overly strong scents or a lot of chemicals. This product did not elicit much of a skin reaction. Aside from a bit of redness on my skin if used immediately after a shave which…