Pacific Shaving just launched their new shaving cream mini’s this week, and they’re available at Target department stores in the US. I’ve been using a pre-launch sample for a few weeks now.
Pacific Shaving’s Mini’s are single-use shaving cream pods, kind of like the new clothes washing machine pods you see at the grocery store. The pod covering dissolves in water to leave enough shaving cream to cover the face.
Used brushless the Mini’s perform adequately for me. It took a few uses for me to get the amount of water to use just right but after I got the hang of it I could get an entirely satisfactory single-pass-plus-a-bit-more shave. I found that wetting the mini and just letting it sit there for a few seconds before mixing with my hands gave the pod’s covering adequate time to fully dissolve.
For me when I used the product brushless, lubrication was good and cushion was just adequate. I discovered that there was enough of a residue left on the skin to regenerate a usable lather with a little extra water.
But used with a shaving brush, Pacific Shaving’s Mini’s come into their own. I found that using a fairly “wet” brush and mixing perhaps just a bit longer than I usually do with other products, generated a rich and creamy lather that was more than enough for a three pass (plus touch-up) shave. I think the cream’s performance with a brush is much better than when it’s used brushless.
The cream has a very mild, minty scent–very similar to Pacific Shaving’s Caffeinated Shave Cream.
Ingredients: Triethanolamine, Myristic Acid, Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-8, Oleic Acid, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Sulfated Castor Oil, Stearic Acid, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil
You can get Pacific Shaving Cream Mini’s at Pacific Shaving’s website, Target department stores and Target.com*, and Amazon*. Distribution to other franchises is planned for later in the Spring.
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