Steampunk Shaving Cream by Tabula Rasa

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Steampunk is a special edition shaving cream that was created for The Shave Nook shaving forum by Tabula Rasa in  Germany.  If you’re not familiar with the steampunk genre, think of it as a “retro-futuristic” science fiction or fantasy alternate reality based in the Victorian era (though sometimes it takes place in the American West) where steam-power is still in use.  HERE is the Wikipedia entry if you want to delve deeper.

Country Uncle Deluxe Shaving Soap

country uncle shave soap

Country Uncle shave soap is the “house brand” of AmazingShaving.com, a wet shaving retailer in Texas.  I got a puck if their Deluxe shave soap a while back and noticed that it kind of looked familiar.  Looking at the container I saw the familiar Van Der Hagen (VDH) logo on the bottom.

Menthol – How It Works To Cool The Skin

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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.

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.