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
What is the best shaving brush for you? There are many varieties of brushes, available from small "garage" artisans, Far-Eastern factories, and long-established European companies. Let's try to make some sense of it all by discussing the different elements of a shaving brush then … [Read more...] about What Is The Best Shave Brush For Your Individual Needs?
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
(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?
Taconic, mostly known as a "software" (cream, soap, aftershave, etc.) brand, has recently started offering some shaving "hardware" as well. I got their Sensor-compatible razor and a couple of their shave brushes. … [Read more...] about Taconic Dips Its Toes Into The Hardware Pool