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  • 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 17 reviews 17 Reviews Write a Review
  • $25.00
  • Pre-Shave: 0.5 fl oz, Shaving Cream: 1 oz, After-Shave: 0.5 fl oz, 1 Badger Brush   
  • Availability: In stock


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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Fantastic Product

This kit is perfect for traveling. I typically prefer the sandalwood scent.

I started using it about six years ago and rarely get razor burn.

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My Shavior

In 1989, while I was in the U.S. Army, I had a life changing experience that caused me to have an intense fear of the safety razor. One weekend, I wanted to shave before going out. Since I had run out of disposable razors, my room mate let me use his safety razor, complete with a brand new blade. After a quick tutorial, he left me to it. By the time I was done, I looked as though I had fallen face first into razor wire. I am still unsure to this day why I did not bleed to death. Fortunately, my roommate provided me with a styptic pencil which I think I wore down to a nub. Don't worry, he told me, the aftershave will help. He proceeded to give me a bottle of liquid that I hastily splashed on my face. He was right, I no longer felt like I was cut up. Instead, I felt like I had splashed hydroflouric acid on my face which, at the time, felt like it was melting the skin off my face.

That was a long time ago and the memory has never faded. A couple of months ago, I decided I needed a change in my grooming routine and so I researched wet shaving until I felt comfortable to slowly try it. I purchased the sandalwood scented starter kit and I am confident that purchase helped me overcome my fear. I guess you could say that this product has been my shavior, so to speak

My first safety razor shave since that fateful day in 1989 was with the items in this kit. From start to finish, I was amazed at how pleasant of an experience it was. The pre-shave oil and shave soap provided a very smooth and close shave and I ended up with only three small nicks. (these nicks I attribute to the blade I used) A styptic pencil cured the nicks and the after shave balm actually felt very good, not even a hint of a sting. I changed blades and have not nicked myself even once since then.

I have since bought full size versions of everything and am currently enamored with the ritual of shaving every morning. I actually look forward to it now.

Thank you Art Of Shaving, you have cured my fear and converted another disposable razor user to wet shaving. I sincerely hope that you can help many people make this transition.

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boyfriend loved it!

My boyfriend is in the army so he has to shave every day. I surprised him with this for his birthday and he LOVED the smell of it. The starter kit is much smaller than I originally thought, but it is a great transition!

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Good buy if you're not sure about a wet shave

The brush in this starter kit is lower quality, but the price point it worth it if you want to experiment with wet shaving. The after shave can also be used as a moisturizer.

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Really neat!

I bought this for my hubby for v day and I think it is an awesome product and gift!after we finish using this, we will definitely purchase the larger version!!

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I am a newcomer to the old school style of shaving so decided to try this product out. I am pleasantly surprised with all of the products. The pre-shave oil work amazing and the shave cream and after shave balm are great as well. The oil definitely provided a slicker surface, which seemed to cut down on the razor burn so far. I definitely will continue using these products.

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happy hubby

My husband absolutely loved this product. It was one of his xmas gifts. The badger brush is top- notch... worth the price of the kit alone. He also really liked the sandlewood scent!!

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i got this for my boyfriend for christmas he really likes it. he says it's already made his skin smoother

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Great stuff

I've been enjoying the Art of Shaving products for several years. I bought this set for my brother as he's been traveling quite a bit. Not sure about a travel brush though.

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Great kit

I bought this for my husband who had bought a straight razor from art of shaving. The brush applies the cream smoothly and the aftershave helps with having razor burn.

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