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Many shaving aids foam and froth dramatically, but that doesn’t mean they’re offering your face protection through a shave. Prepping your face with a quality pre-shaving formula—one that sits directly against the skin—will ensure you’re safe from nicks, bumps, and irritation. True to its name, John Allan’s pre-shave solution creates a super slick and super protective primer coat, over which you can apply your usual shaving solution. Think of it like the Zamboni that smoothes and cools the shaving surface, allowing your razor to glide like Apolo Ohno.
I have tried many pre-shave solutions including one from The Art of Shaving. This is by far the best. I recommend using Kiehl's Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream afterwards.
However, none of this really matters if you aren't using a real shaving system (i.e. blades).
I prefer it to any shave oil I've tried. It definitely works!5
Here's another surprise product. I recently used this stuff on a trip where I had no shaving tools and had to rely on the hotel gear. This can be scary, but luckily this sample was in my bag and proved to be pretty good. Only issue was the sample was quite small, so I only got one round.5
I have always used a shave oil. It helped some but not like this slick water! It really does make a difference to use it before applying shave cream. Not oily and makes the razor zip through. I have a very tough beard and sensitive skin and this makes a huge difference for me! I will only use slick water from now on! A must-have for everyday!5
prior to birchbox, the extent of my shaving knowledge was a can of 99 cent barbasol from walmart. i always hated shaving- the pulling, pain, nicking and ingrown hairs i'd get daily. i received this and started using it. WOW!!! what a difference. smells awesome and all the pain previously associated with shaving is relieved. hair comes off so easily. dare i say, 'i enjoy shaving', now?5
I've used so many different shaving oils I've lost count, from cheap ones to expensive ones that promised a closer and cleaner shave, I've even tried making my own - and I seriously can't believe that I missed this one somehow - it's by far and away the best I've come across - it's an "odd" feel - it feels a little "gloopy", almost, but not quite like a gel, but it's totally liquid as it smooth on, and combined with a good quality shaving cream the razor slides cleanly, and without razor burn. Highly recommended - a little goes a long way, and I'll be trying the John Allan shaving cream as well to see if the combo is better than the shaving cream I'm currently using.5
By far the best pre-shave product bar none. I have used numerous oils and since this isnt a oil, I dont get a stick mess all over my hands after applying. Its also nice and easy to wash off my hands and have a nice smell.5
great product - totally gives a smoother shave!
get me off the waitlist!!
I don't know how they do this? Really slick, water soluble stuff that beats any pre shave oil I've used. Used it in place of shave cream a few times with great results.5
5 o'clock shadow is gone with this product! Shave is incredibly smooth and no stubble until the next morning! I definitely plan on buying this ASAP!5