[Updated September, 2019] 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 … [Read more...] about Face Cleaning Tools For A Better Pre-Shave And Fewer Ingrowns?
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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
My recent post about the 10th anniversary of my first wet shaving video on Youtube got me to thinking about the traditional wet shaving niche and how it has evolved. Here are what I think are seven "watershed" moments. … [Read more...] about 7 Wet Shaving Watershed Moments
Men's facial masks deeply clean skin, purifying and clearing the complexion. They are supposed to act like sponges to draw out impurities from the skin while essential minerals within the clay are released and the skin absorbs them. Some may act as a bactericide, hindering the … [Read more...] about 7 Facial Cleansing Masks For Men – And How To Use Them
The shaving forums (here for example) are all abuzz that The Art of Shaving's excellent shaving soap is apparently in the process of changing from a tallow-based formula to one based on palm oil. I'm frankly surprised its taken this long for Proctor and Gamble's accountants to … [Read more...] about Art of Shaving Changing Their Shaving Soap Formula?