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  • 4.7 out of 5 stars, based on 30 reviews 30 Reviews Write a Review
  • $25.00 includes Free Shipping
  • Pre-Shave: 0.5 fl oz, Shaving Cream: 1 oz, After-Shave: 0.5 fl oz, 1 Badger Brush   
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Birchbox Breakdown

Listen up shower shavers, this one’s for you. The Art of Shaving’s four-step system is brought to life in this handy starter kit, featuring four essential products that help you prepare, lather, shave, and moisturize like a champ. From pre-shave preparation to post-shave pat down, you’re just a razor short of unlocking the perfect shave.

How it Works

Four distinct products mean four simple steps. The ritual starts with Pre-Shave Oil, which softens hair and opens pores for minimal irritation. Next up is a classic Shaving Cream, applied with a Badger Hair Brush, which lifts your beard for a close, smooth shave. After-Shave Balm completes the final step, pairing Shea Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil for soothing, all-day hydration. Choose between unscented and sandalwood versions for a shave that suits your style.

How to Use

Start by rubbing a small dab of Pre-Shave Oil on your hands, and massaging it into your beard. Without rinsing, use the Badger Hair Brush to apply a thick coat of Shaving Cream lather, then shave with the grain. If desired, re-lather and go against the grain for the closest possible shave. Round out the process with After-Shave Balm, which can be applied liberally to your face and neck.

Pre-Shave Oil: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Oil, Water/Aqua, Eugenol, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool

Shaving Cream: Water/Aqua, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Coconut Acid, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Edta, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone

After-Shave Balm: Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Peg-4 Olivate, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Isostearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Silica, Sodium Pca, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Equisetum Hiemale Extract, Cetyl Lactate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Peg-4 Dilaurate, Peg-4 Laurate, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Peg-4, Tetrasodium Edta, Tapioca Starch, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caramel

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We love it.
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This was a gift for my husband, and he loves it. He enjoys using the brush and had no irritation or razor bumps with these products. It's a small enough sample pack that he's had a chance to use it many times and decide if he really liked it or not - and he does. We'll be getting the full size products soon!

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Got Hubby Addicted
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My husband loves this shaving kit and loves the unscented shaving cream. It's not an overpowering scent and perfect if you don't like it clashing with your cologne. The brush is nice and soft and applies the shaving cream perfectly.

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he loved it!
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I bought this for my boyfriend recently, and he loved it! He was really curious about the products (he normally just uses $2 shaving cream and a razor and nothing before or after), and he really liked using them! They made his skin very smooth and soft. He also loved the brush because, "Don Draper got one of these as a gift on Mad Men!" All in all, a great gift choice!

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Loved it!
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I got this for my boyfriend and he loved it! He specially liked the shaving oil.

Must reorder the larger size next time.

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Great product
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I recently purchased this product as a gift for my husband and now my husband won't shave without this shaving kit

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A great gift idea
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I bought The Art of Shaving 4 elements starter kit for my little brother--well, he's not so little anymore--who has never tried anything more than a drugstore shaving cream. (And I couldn't resist getting a kit for myself, too.)

This kit is a great value, since you get pre-shave items, shave items, and post-shave items to protect your mug. The badger-hair shave brush works really well to lather up the cream that comes in this kit--or other creams that you might have.

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Really good shave for sensitive skin
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I have sensitive skin and usually tend to have small breakouts after I shave. Not so with The Art of Shaving products. I ordered the sandalwood-scented kit, and it leaves a good, masculine, long-lasting scent. I liked this product so much, I plan to buy the full-sized versions of the items in this starter kit when I run out.

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Great Shave

My husband used this item from my birchbox. He said this was the best shave he ever had! I also used it, and loved it!

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Great Anniversary Gift
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I bought this for my husband recently to celebrate our 3 year anniversary. (i know, it's supposed to be leather, but I'm a bit of a rebel) Anyways, I got the unscented and it does leave a faint "clean" scent behind..very enjoyable. My husband has sensitive skin and the pre-shave oil left his face happy and unscathed. and i love the way he smells and feels after he shaves!

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Great gift for the men in your life
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I purchased this kit for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. I purchased the Sandalwood scented set. I found out after he opened the gift that he doesn't normally like anything Sandalwood scented, BUT he said these products were an exception. He was thrilled that the set came with a brush since he needed a new one, and he was very satisfied with the products. As his significant other, I can attest to the fact that these products helped him get a better shave than he was getting before. This kit is also a fantastic value.

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