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PRORASO Pre-Shave Cream - Refresh

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In a pinch, this cream even does double duty as a moisturizing aftershave, but when you have a little more time, try PRORASO Liquid Aftershave, a lightweight, alcohol-free balm that provides instant hydration.

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  • 4.6 out of 5 stars, based on 24 reviews 24 Reviews Write a Review
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Birchbox Breakdown

Having inherited more than a few of dad’s rusty shaving foam cans in our teenage years, we’re aware that shaving supplies don’t typically get better with age. Unless you’re talking about a heritage brand like PRORASO. The Italian line’s original preshave cream, with eucalyptus oil and menthol, is still a bestseller. They have also added a calming pre-shave formula that is designed for sensitive skin. You can’t go wrong with either one.

How it Works

The Classic formula, designed for normal skin, is loaded with eucalyptus oil, menthol, and glyceride to moisturize and tone in preparation for shaving. The Sensitive Skin formula is made with oatmeal and green tea, both of which have healing, hypoallergenic properties ideal for sensitive skin.

How to Use

Massage a small amount of product into damp skin until it is absorbed completely. Follow with shaving cream, then shave and rinse. For best results, finish with aftershave.

Sensitive Skin:
Aqua (Water/Eau), Stearic Acid, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Avena sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Camellia sinensis Leaf Extract, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Hydroxide, Menthol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Citronellol.

Refresh:
Aqua (Water/Eau), Stearic Acid, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Camphor, Eucalyptus globulus Leaf Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Menthol, Parfum (Fragrance), Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Eucalyptol, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

part of a great shave
Purchased

I love the shave this helps me get. It has been a game changer for me when it comes to helping prevent razorburn. The menthol feeling and smell is also really helps me wake up.

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The perfect start to a perfect shave.
Purchased

This cream is such has become an important part of my shave regimine. Smells great and leaves my face feeling soft. I use it every time.

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Proraso is the Best
Purchased

I'm a big fan of Proraso products and the pre-shave cream is no different. It's one of my favorite pre-shaves. I apply a small amount after I step out of the shower while I'm arranging my shaving products and run a warm wet cloth to remove the product before applying shaving cream.

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Light and fresh.
Purchased

I really enjoy the light and fresh feel if this pre shave cream. My face is simply debt into a frenzy with the cool menthol and light airy feel of the cream. That elusive protective barrier that we all strive for is what I would call okay in this product and is really all that is keeping it from 5 stars. Overall best bang for the price, and the soothing feeling you get before you apply your shave cream is second to none.

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Softens beard
Purchased

Proraso's pre-shave cream softens my beard and makes for a closer more comfortable shave. I love Proraso's shaving products, I use all three.

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Green Label Review

Finally feel like i have found a great pre-shave treatment. You can feel that it is working the second you put it on and your face starts to warm up and tingle, and even after applying the shave cream i still felt like the pre shave was in place. The shave was smooth and slick which is very important when shaving with a safety razor. Even after the shave and doing my final rinse off it left my face feeling icy. I will certainly purchase this again.

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Works and feels great
Purchased

I love this product. It feels great when I apply it, really fresh on my face, and it also does exactly what it says it will.

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Great Product
Purchased

This has made my shaving experience even better. It softens the skin and gets my hairs ready for the razor. It also wakes me up and refreshes my face. Sometimes, I'll use a dab of this in the afternoon for a refreshing pick me up.

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Good Stuff

i really enjoyed this stuff. it lathered nice and made for a smooth shave. i wil be purchasing more very soon for further use

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Good pre shave cream
Purchased

This is a great cream for those who want to "preserve" their razors in a way that Oils do not permit. It softens the skin and opens things up nicely. Like all proraso products it is mentholated, so be prepared.

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