(Caution, this article is image-heavy.) Over the years the hair of the badger has been acknowledged as the preferred material for shave brushes. But recent events have called that preference into question. Have synthetic materials finally met the challenge? … [Read more...] about Synthetic Shave Brushes in 2019 – Are The Days Of Badger Hair Shave Brushes Numbered?
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The Art Of Shaving has been slowly expanding their scent offerings so I decided to try the Bergamot Neroli shave cream. Here are my impressions of the scent and the performance. … [Read more...] about The Art Of Shaving Bergamot Neroli Shaving Cream
Around this time for the past few years The Art Of Shaving* has done a "seasonal" release of a peppermint shaving cream for the holidays. I admit I've been intrigued with it so when the holidays rolled around again this year I decided to crack open my wallet and try a jar. … [Read more...] about Art Of Shaving Peppermint – Candy Canes In A Jar
[Updated May, 2018] Personally, I think a good, thorough cleaning is more effective than any pre-shave oil or "treatment" before a shave. The skin gets cleaner so the blade edge works more efficiently, the skin is sufficiently hydrated, and the stubble gets softened. But can a … [Read more...] about Face Cleaning Tools For A Better Pre-Shave And Fewer Ingrowns?
Citrus-scented shaving lathers may be the most common "old school" scent profile around--lemon or lime predominantly. When properly formulated they can be sweet or tart, subtle or or strong. When they're not properly done they can remind you of a household cleaner from a spray … [Read more...] about 6 "Pure Play" Citrus Scented Shaving Creams