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The Art of Shaving® Pre-Shave Oil - Unscented The Art of Shaving® Pre-Shave Oil - Lavender The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil - Sandalwood

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Pair this Pre-Shave Oil with The Art of Shaving®’s Shaving Cream, and follow that with the brand’s After-Shave Balm for the complete grooming hat trick.

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  • 4.2 out of 5 stars, based on 126 reviews 126 Reviews Write a Review
  • $25.00
  • 2 fl oz   
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    $25.00

Birchbox Breakdown

Talk to any seasoned painter, and they’ll tell you that painting a room is 90 percent preparation. The Art of Shaving® feels the same way about removing scruff from your face. In the same way that you’d prime your walls, you’ve got to make sure your shaving surface is prepped for a smooth razor glide. That’s where this slick pre-shave oil comes in—it softens and moisturizes skin and beard for an irritation-free shave.

How it Works

A blend of nourishing essential oils such as castor, olive, sandalwood, and lavender, this pre-shave oil is designed to soothe skin and facilitate smooth shaving. Sandalwood is great for all skin types, while Lavender and Unscented are especially good for sensitive complexions.

How to Use

Rub a small amount of oil on your palms, and then work it in to your beard. Do not rinse it off. Next, layer your shaving cream or soap on top of the oil, and shave as usual.

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Smooth
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They have a store close to my house. Yes, shaving my head is way easier than it used to be, and its a little pricey, but so worth it

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Whee do I begin? My husband loves this shave oil! It prevents ingrown hairs, smells amazing and keeps his face baby smooth! Highly recommend!

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Awesome pre shave product
Purchased

Works great smells awesome. I use the entire line of AOS sandalwood products and love them all. Clean and close shave. Great products.

5
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Works but could be better

The pre-shave oils all have a "funny" smell to my nose and I normally use it when I am in a hurry and don't have time for a long hot shower to soften my whiskers. It works though and why I still use it until I can find an alternative.

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Not a fan
Purchased

I read the reviews and bought this product, hoping for a better shave, but it seems to have made my skin worse and I did not get a closer shave. Will not be buying again.

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nice

have never used a product like this but am glad i can use my points towards another bottle. wish i could get the smaller sample sizes though

5
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An Excellent Multi Functioning Concentrated Bottle o' Bliss

Whether a daily shave or a beard, I've found this to be the most scentsational prep product ever! Firstly, its viscosity allows for the whole, "less is more" usage. On my freshly cleansed & exfoliated skin, beneath the steam of hot water, I apply a few fingerlings of this oil to my face, neck, sideburns, and rub the remaining on my nails and backs of my hands (hence Multi Functioning). I grab my hot, damp badger brush and lather up, right on top! The closest shaves of my life, even with a disposable cheapie. I like that it's more of a naturally based brand and the ingredients listed proves the point that less is best, more can be a chore, that a close shave is at its easiest and smoothest with a prep product, and with the whole entire TAOS collection being so concentrated, my bottle lasts me forever. The "scentsational" part is my skin's reaction to synthetic perfumes and this brand seems to only use essential oils which I find to be therapeutic to my skin. My wife even uses this stuff to shave, on her nails and the ends of her hair before she shampoos. Brilliant!

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Fantastic Pre shave treatment
Purchased

Put a warm wet towel on your bread and press for 15 seconds or so, and then rub in the pre shave oil; no matter if its been 2 weeks since you shaved or a day, the oil will make your bread soft and make your skin feel great. I highly recommend and think it is an essential to a great shave.

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Smells so good
Purchased

Started using the sandalwood preshave oil as part of my shaving regimen. I love the smell and has helped with razor burn and keeping my skin and stubble soft through out the day.

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a little goes a long way

a great preshave. yes, its expensive but all you need is a dime size amount.. massage it in.. let it sit for a minute and then apply your shaving cream.. makes the shaving glides so much smoother

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