It’s that time again! The news is in! Would you shave with a laser? And what’s new in artisan products? Check out this week’s Wet Shaving News Podcast!
A new kickstarter is up for the shaving industry, and this particular product challenges the whole way everyone shaves. I’ve heard of shaving with cartridges of all kinds, straight razors, I’ve even read articles about ancient shaves that used sharpened stones. This new product, however, is a first. The Skarp Lazer Razor. I wish I was joking here, but the Skarp is a product that would make any Sith Lord proud. The product is billed to use lasers to cut hair, requiring no water and no waste. Additionally, the product is said to provide a cut-free, infection-free shaving experience. The design comes from a medical industry professional who worked on bringing existing laser hair removal products to market. The Skarp razor only emits light on contact with a strand of hair, and the wavelengths of laser light have been tuned to those that affect hair, meaning that the laser light doesn’t enter the skin. Additionally, the laser is said to not emit any UV light, making this a safer alternative to existing laser hair removal treatments. The product is billed for a March, 2016 release. Links to the kickstarter can be found in the shownotes at Sharpologist.
CBS New York
CBS New York ran a story about women and shaving. We know that The Razor Queen isn’t an anomaly anymore, as the trend of women shaving their faces is becoming more common. Citing smoother complexions, and benefits to healthy skin growth, even some medical experts recommend the process. They refer to it as “derma-planing,” which allows healthy skin cells to come to the top layer of skin, promoting healthier overall skin.
Soap Commander’s fall scent, Connection. The scent is a mixture of woodsy pine and sweet berries. The fragrance has already sold out with more stock on the way. They have also added a lotion to the product line, as the fragrance was just that impressive! The soap is $15.00US. In addition, Soap Commanders Indian Sandalwood line, entitled Commitment, is also available. Both soaps have gotten impressive reviews, and are currently in process of being restocked.
Chiseled Face Groomatorium
Chiseled Face Groomatorium has launched Cedar and Spice in their tallow base. The soap has a very interesting fragrance list of Cedar, Guaiacwood, Haitian Vetiver, Patchouli, Black Pepper, Juniper Berries, Lime, Clove, and Ginger.
DeLuxe Shaving Company
DeLuxe has released their line of grey label shaving soaps. Contrary to their ultra-soft soaps (their original cream line), these soaps are a bit harder. The two fragrances, Mods and Rockers, are juxtaposed. Mods is a clean, fine cologne type fragrance, while Rockers is described as “sweet and dirty.”
Cold River Soapworks
Cold River has released their Fall 2015 soap. The soap features highlights of ginger and cinnamon, sitting on earthy layers of musk, patchouli, vanilla, cedar, sandalwood, and noble fir. It’s available for $16.50US from their website. A direct link is in the show notes.
Barrister & Mann
Barrister & Mann has released a couple of new items. Their Leviathan soap and splash features notes of leather, coffee, cedar, and musk for a dark fragrance. The soap sells for $19.00US. In addition, they also have a new Sandalwood Latha soap available. The price is $11.00US for 4 ounces.
Dapper Dragons Autumn Morning soap is now available from their online store. The new soap features fragrances of coffee, Brazil nuts, spicy dry leaves, late blooming lily, and sweet citrus. The tallow based soap is available in a 4 ounce tub for $14.00US.