Shaving soap chemistry can be really confusing (see this Sharpologist article to help clear it up), especially materials like synthetic cooling agents, or “synthetic menthol” as they have come to be known. Very much in vogue at present, it strikes me that there’s a need for an … [Read more...] about On Menthol, Synthetic Menthol, And Cold
Today Barrister And Mann releases their Terror shave soap (and aftershave splash) with a synthetic form of menthol. Is this alternate skin-cooling ingredient for you? … [Read more...] about Barrister And Mann Terror With Synthetic Menthol
A few months back Executive Shaving in the UK launched their Fuar Ach Snog ("Cold But Nice") shave cream (oddly, in the middle of the North American winter months). Executive Shaving was kind enough to send along a sample for me to try. … [Read more...] about Fuar Ach Snog Shave Cream
We're in the dog days of summer. Who wouldn't like to cool off? For shavers a mentholated shaving lather is the classic skin-cooling solution. But there are different levels of menthol. Some like a little menthol...and some like A LOT. Here are ten shaving products with … [Read more...] about 10 Cooling Menthol Lathers For Every Taste
Definitely not getting political, trust me. This is about beating the summer heat. I live in Kansas and anyone who tells you that it’s the humidity that makes you feel hot hasn’t suffered through the sandblasting feel of 30 mile per hour wind and 110 degree heat. At that point … [Read more...] about Feeling The (Freezer) Burn With Menthol!