John Allan’s Slickwater Pre-Shave Solution

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.

John Allan’s Slickwater Pre-Shave Solution
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I'm not sure what to think of this product. Perhaps I didn't use enough, but I actually cut myself after using this product... twice.

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Unnecessary extra step
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The guy who spends money on this product likely already uses a high-end shave lotion, which I would think renders this a redundancy. Yea, it goes on smooth and gets your face slick, but no more than the shaving lotion I'm also putting on. So nice idea, but why take another step and use yet another product?

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$$$$

good product but kinda ridiculous how much it is for the amount they give you. I would use it if it werent so expensive. definitely a good pre-shave product though

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Great at first, but seemed to expire
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This product was AMAZING at first. A little goes a long way. So long, that the bottle lasted a very long time. The only problem was that towards the end, the consistency seemed to change. Does it expire? I don't know. All I know is the last shave was not as good as the first and I used the same shaving cream and always fresh blades.

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Its just.... eh

This product seemed nice in theory. I applied the pre-shave treatment before I shaved for about a week and I didn't really notice a difference. I have tried competitors before, such as shave butter and really seen what all the hoop lah was about. I would say that it is a good product to try and maybe I'm just the outlyer

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Might help on the margins

Found this to be similar to some non-lather shave gels. Lubricates the blade, but couldn't tell a big difference between using this and just using a gel.

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Smooth Shave

I have never had too much of an issue with razor burn so maybe I don't need this product as much as others do. It seems to help but I can't really tell much of a difference between this and shave cream alone.

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Eh.

It was alright I didn't really feel a difference in shaving. It smells good though. It's too bad though I really wanted this product to work for me.

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Not for sensitive types...
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My skin is extremely sensitive and the use of pre-shave oils and creams worries me. Compared to the products I've used in the past and this one I didn't see a benefit.

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Not for me...
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Although I have sensitive skin, I'm not a huge fan of pre-shave oils. This product worked as well as other products I've tried in the past. I'm just not much on oiling up before shaving. Instead, I prefer to shave while taking a hot shower.

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